George Clooney distantly related to Abraham Lincoln

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PROVO, UT – George Clooney is famous in his own right, but might have a family connection, which almost makes him American aristocracy.

Ancestry.com found a connection between silver haired George, and our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.

OK, so it’s a distant connection, through Lucy Hanks, Abe’s maternal grandmother. Marriages and births make George and Honest Abe half-first cousins five times removed.  (Whatever that means)

How did this all come about you ask?

Well… because of the new movie “Lincoln” coming out, Ancestry.com decided to trace the president’s blood line.  Following the many branches of the family tree, they found their way to Clooney.

Maybe that’s where Clooney gets his drive to fight for human rights as he champions the cause of Sudanese civilians.

Clooney has one other famous person in the clan, his aunt, Rosemary Clooney, the singer and actress.