My History Channel page-a-day calendar tells me on this date in 1759 George Washington married wealthy widow Martha Custis (a relative on the Petty side, believe it not – sort of a distant in-law). Also on this date in 1945 another president-to-be George, George W. Bush married Barbara Pierce.
Barbara Pierce Bush is the direct descendent of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United Sate, who some historians consider to be the worse president of the U.S., if not the worse.
Now, being a direct descendent of Franklin Pierce, I wonder if Barbara handed down any of the “Worse President” genes to her children? Hmmmm.?