Mar 8, 2009

McKinley, Nixon, Johnson, Obama family trees have York County roots

(YTC) - President William McKinley and Richard Nixon have family links to York County. That information has been out there for years.
But "Trust Talk," newsletter of the York County Heritage Trust, broke new ground in exploring local links to the family of Barack Obama - and former president Lyndon Johnson.
According to the newsletter, Both Obama and Johnson descend from Philip Ament, a York County native... .
Ament joined the Continental Army in 1775, and he and his wife, Maria Elisabeth Schmidt, daughter of Jacob Schmidt, later moved to Albemarle County, Va. Continued

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