Prez Bush, Reagan Shooter Hinckley Are Cousins
Most people know that the brother of President Reagan's would-be assassin was supposed to have dinner with Neil Bush, son of then VP George H. W. Bush and brother of George W. Bush on the night following John Hinckley's attempt on the president's life.Even more interesting is that the families are related!
Here's the president's line:
1.Samuel Hinckley (1652-1698) and wife Sarah Pope (1657-bef 1727);
2.Mary Hinckley (1678-1741) m. Samuel Banks (1680-1750);
3.Joseph Banks (1730-c. 1757) and Thankful Hamlin Barnstable (1715-aft 1768);
4.Lemuel Banks (1739-1824) m. Rebecca Keeler (1751-1812);
5.Elijah Keeler Banks (1780-1856) m. Ester Stockhouse (1787-1819);
6.Mary Ann Banks (1817-aft 1876) m. Joseph Ambrose Beaky (1818-1858);
7.Martha Adela Beaky (1841-1917) m. David Davis Walker (1840-1918);
8.George Herbert Walker (1875-1953) m. Lucretia Wear (1874-1961);
9.Dorothy Walker (1901-1992) m. Preston Sheldon Bush (1895-1972);
10.George Herbert Walker Bush (born 1924), the 41st President, m. Barbra Pierce (born 1925);
11.George Walker Bush (born 1946), the 43rd President, married Laura Welch (b. 1946).
Will post John Hinckley's line separately.See next post.