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Joe Biden Would Be The Fourth US President Descended from Irish Famine Migrants

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 23, 2020

Joe Biden could join the likes of Presidents Obama, Reagan, and Kennedy as heading into the Oval Office as a descendant of Irish Famine migrants.

Biden’s folks came to America trailing broken dreams and heartache. He is descended from a penniless Irish Famine emigrant, Owen Finnegan. Owen, Biden’s great-great-grandfather, arrived in New York fleeing the last of the Famine on May 31, 1849, on a ship called Brothers. He was from the remote Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth, some 60 miles from Dublin.

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