Providing that all information is accurate, and that is a pretty big provision, considering the lack of records available from the mid-1800s back, General George Washington, the first president of the United States shares a common great-grandparent with Nellie Privette and her siblings. There are 12 generations from Sir William Gascoigne and Joan Wyman of England to George Washington of Virginia, USA, making the Sir William Gascoignes George Washington's 11great-grandparents. There are 18 generations from Sir William Gascoigne and Joan Wyman of England to my generation on the charts of this website, Generation 2, making Sir William Gascoigne and Joan Wyman of England 17 great-grandparents to me. So, you see, I have discovered the right to call the first president of the United States Cousin George. [If you knew Nellie like I know Nellie, you'd know that Cousin George has a lot in common with her. But if you want to know what it is, you'll have to ask me.]
Brief explanation of lineage: Carson Privette's maternal family tree goes back to Sir William Gascoigne and Joan Wyman who had six children: William, Anne, Katharine, Elizabeth, Alice and Henry. The elder son, William, became another Sir William Gascoigne and he married Margaret Clarell. The younger son, Henry, married Margaret Bolton. The Sir William Gascoigne and Margaret Clarell line lead up to the first president of the United States, General George Washington. The Henry Gascoigne and Margaret Bolton line lead up to----me---or you, if you are descended from Carson Privette.
(The question here lies with the Basham line and whether there is a true link to the Taylor line that leads back to George Washington. See Privette genogram. Some say yes, some say no.)
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(1732-1799). Painted by John Trumbull (1756-1843). Engraved by Valentine
Green (1739-1813). Mezzotint, 1781. Library of Congress, Prints
and Photographs Division. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-45197.
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