Report: Obama related to legendary Virginia slave, genealogist says

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is seen with his mother as a child in a family snapshot


(WDBJ7) WASHINGTON – For genealogists, President Obama’s family tree is the gift that keeps on giving.

There was Dick Cheney, Warren Buffett and Sarah Palin. On Monday, genealogists added another notable figure to Obama’s unlikely list of relatives: John Punch, a Virginia slave that some historians consider the first African enslaved in the colonies.

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