Little known facts about Barbara Bush

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush. She was one of two women in American history to be both the wife of a President as well the mother of one. Abagail Adams being the other.

However Mrs. Bush who’s maiden name was Pierce could also be considered a true American “Blue Blood” as she was also related to the Franklin Pierce the 14th President of the United States as well as a famous American Poet.

Her ancestor Thomas Pierce Jr., an early New England colonist, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States. She was a fourth cousin, four times removed, of Franklin Pierce and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


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