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32869Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Martin Sheen

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  • amymemom
    Feb 10, 2012
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      Not to mention that Don Diego had 5 illegitimate children by Antonia and was quite the ladies man.....
      It must be in the blood....

      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, Joe Armata <armata@...> wrote:
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      >
      > The first episode of Who Do You Think You Are featured Martin Sheen
      > discovering that his ggggGrandfather Don Diego on one branch of his
      > family tree was a judge who prosecuted his ggggGrandmother Antonia on
      > another branch. This was presented as astonishing and remarkable.
      >
      > Actually, as I think about it, it's probably very common. If each
      > generation included 4 children, all of them reproducing, by the time it
      > got down to Martin Sheen's parents' generation, there'd be over 1,000
      > descendants each for Diego and Antonia. That's a lot of possible matches
      > between the two lines.
      >
      > Add in that Don Diego was a judge, and must have prosecuted many
      > hundreds if not thousands of people during his career, then the pool of
      > descendants from everyone Diego ever prosecuted must have been
      > astronomical in Martin Sheen's parents' time. It seems to me that many
      > (even most?) people descended from Don Diego would be able to trace a
      > branch back to someone he prosecuted.
      >
      > Am I thinking straight here?
      >
      > Joe
      >
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