Chart connecting the 41st United States President George H. W. Bush with Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence (S. H. Smith 2016)
George Bush’s relation to Livingston buried in York’s Prospect Hill Cemetery
President George H. W. Bush is first cousin, seven times removed to Philip Livingston; a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Philip Livingston is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, in Manchester Township, York County, PA.
I created this chart several years ago for one of my family history talks to illustrate the concept of first cousin, seven times removed. Per the chart, the signer Philip Livingston is the son of Philip and Catrina Livingston. The signer Philip has a cousin James Livingston; i.e. James is the son of the signer Philip’s uncle and aunt; Gilbert and Cornelia Livingston.
James and Judith Livingston’s son Gilbert is first cousin, once removed to the signer Philip Livingston. Continuing down the left column; Gilbert and Susannah Livingston’s daughter Judith is first cousin, two times removed to the signer Philip Livingston.
Each generation adds one additional “time removed.” Thus in arriving at George H. W. Bush, he is first cousin, seven times removed to the signer Philip Livingston.
The plaque is part of the memorial placed at Philip Livingston’s gravesite by his grandson Stephen Van Rensselaer. Look for more about this memorial, designed by William Wagner, in my next post.
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