Efforts to Preserve Barack Obama's Ancestral Home

Breaking News

Barack Obama's family roots reach deep into central Indiana and soon an old farm house near Kempton in Tipton County may serve as a living tribute to the President's ancestors. The President's mother, Ann Dunham, was born and raised in Kansas, but her grandfather moved there from Indiana and a historic preservationist is now at work reconstructing some of the Obama family history.

A land grant shows the property was settled by Jacob Dunham in 1840. Jacob Dunham was Barack Obama's great-great-great-great grandfather. He is one of 11 Obama ancestors buried in the Kempton Cemetery.

The Dunham house was actually built by Barack Obama's great uncle Riley Dunham, who was also a politician. He served in the Indiana General Assembly.

You can read more in the WISH-TV web site at http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/north_central/Man-hopes-to-preserve-Ind-home-of-Obama%27s-family.

comments powered by Disqus