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COUSIN, domest. rel. Cousins are kindred who are the issue of two brothers or two sisters, or of a brother and a sister. Those who descend from the brother or sister of the father of the person spoken of are called paternal cousins; maternal cousins are those who are descended from the brothers or sisters of the mother. Vide 2 Bro. C. C. 125; 1 Sim. & Stu. 301; 3 Russ. C. C. 140; 9 Sim. R. 386, 457.

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Bush, through Samuel Hinckley who lived in Massachusetts in the 17th century, and a ninth cousin once removed of Dick Cheney, through a 17th century Frenchman named MareenAaDuvall.
Mr Roosevelt is Mrs Palin's ninth cousin once removed.
But other cousins include British Prime Minister SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL - and Pitt who is a ninth cousin linked back EDWIN HICKMAN who died in Virginia in 1769.