Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Martin Sheen
- 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:
> 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?