I've always had a particular fondness for Thomas Jefferson, our nation's third president and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. But back when I was studying American history, I never dreamed that we were first cousins (albeit, seven generations removed).
Descendents of Robert Alcorn and Susannah Turpin can claim this connection through Susannah's family line.
Susannah Turpin, daughter of William Robert Turpin and Sarah Janey Harris was born in 1777 in North Carolina, USA. She died after 1850 in Gallatin, Kentucky, USA. She married Thomas Welch on 09 Jan 1794 in Madison, Kentucky, USA, son of James S. Welch and Ann Nancy Elley. He was born before 1774. He died before 1796 in Madison, Kentucky, USA. She married Robert Alcorn on 25 May 1796 in Madison, Kentucky, USA, son of John Alcorn and Jane Breckenridge. He was born between 1765-1775 in Looney Creek, Wythe County, Virginia. He died on 26 Aug 1831 in Gallatin, Kentucky, USA.
Susannah's father, William Robert Turpin, son of Thomas Turpin and Mary Nichols Jefferson was born on 06 Apr 1741 in Powhatan, Virginia, USA. He was one of the original settlers of Boonesborough, Kentucky. He died on 22 Nov 1830 in Henderson, Kentucky, USA. He married Sarah Janey Harris on 28 Jun 1773 in Cumberland, Virginia, USA. Sarah Janey Harris, daughter of William Harris and Elizabeth Evans was born about 1750.
Mary Nichols Jefferson, daughter of Thomas Jefferson II and Mary Field was born on 06 Apr 1718 in Henrico, Virginia, USA. She died on 08 Feb 1784 in Powhatan, Virginia, USA. She married Thomas Turpin on 04 May 1732. Thomas Turpin, son of Thomas Turpin and Obedience Branch was born on 09 May 1708 in Goochland, Virginia, USA.
Thomas Jefferson II, son of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Branch was born in 1679 in Henrico, Virginia, USA. He died on 18 Feb 1731 in Henrico, Virginia, USA. He married Mary Field on 20 Nov 1697. Mary Field, daughter of Major Peter Field and Judith Soane was born on 03 Feb 1680. She died on 13 Aug 1715 in Virginia, USA. Their son Peter is the father of President Thomas Jefferson.