I don’t know much about sportsmen or women in my family tree, but I do know my 10th cousin, President Gerald R. Ford played football for the University of Michigan.
Ford and I are related through the Ayer family, as seen below:
Gerald Ford < Dorothy Ayer Gardner < Adele Augusta Ayer < George M. Ayer < John V. Ayer < Samuel Ayer < Daniel Ayer < William Ayer < James Ayer < Samuel Ayer < Robert Ayer < John Ayer (Ford’s 9th great-grandfather)
Me < R. W. < V. Belknap < Earl Belknap < Arthur Belknap < Thomas Belknap < Obadiah Belknap < Nathaniel Belknap < Obadiah Belknap < Hannah Ayer < Nathaniel Ayer < John Ayer (my 9th great-grandfather)
52 Ancestors #41 (Oct. 8-14) – Sports