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Ancestry - Mitt Romney (natural born Citizen) by: Charles Kerchner
First Generation
1. Willard Mitt ROMNEY (natural born Citizen of U.S.)-17384 was born on 12 Mar 1947 in Detroit, MI, USA.
CITIZENSHIP: Natural born Citizen of the United States per definition of same per natural law, Vattel's legal treatise "The Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law", and U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as Minor v Happersett (1875), i.e., a person born in the country to parents [plural] who are Citizens of the country. When Mitt Romney was born in the USA in Detroit MI in 1947, his parents were both clearly recognized as being Citizens of the United States per the U.S. Nationality Act of 1940. Thus Mitt was born in the USA to parents [plural] who were both Citizens of the country and Mitt is a "natural born Citizen of the United States" and is constitutionally eligible to be President and Commander in Chief of our military.

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CITIZENSHIP: George Romney was a Citizen of the United States per U.S. "jus sanguinis" laws going back to the founding of our nationa and also per the U.S. Nationality Act of 1940. He was born in Mexico of U.S. Citizen parents and thus George Romney is a "Citizen" at birth under U.S. laws including the U.S. Nationality Act of 1940. Detractors claim that George Romney's parents legally renounced their U.S. Citizenship while in Mexico and thus could not pass along their U.S. Citizenship by jus sanginis to their son George Romney. There is absolutely no evidence of that. Thus George Romany was a Citizen of the United States at birth via inheriting it under U.S. "jus sanguinis" law from his father. He did not have to naturalize in later life when he migrated back to his parents' native land, the USA, since he was deemed by U.S. law to be a "Citizen" at birth since he inherited his U.S. Citizenship "jus sanguinis" from his U.S. Citizen father Gaskell Romney, even though George was born in Mexico. George Romney was not a "natural born Citizen" at birth and thus was not himself eligible to be President but he was a basic "Citizen" of the U.S. at birth and thus could reenter the USA as a Citizen and did not have to naturalize later in life. He was recognized by all U.S. laws as a U.S. Citizen long before 1940 but the National Act of 1940 which clearly stated that people in George Romney's status were Citizens of the United States at birth. That act was adopted 7 years prior to Mitt Romney being born in Detroit MI. Mitt was thus clearly born to two U.S. Citizens in the USA and he is a "natural born Citzen of the United States" and Mitt is eligible to be President. George was not eligible. Mitt is eligible. Re. Mexican law. The current Mexican Constitution adopted in 1917 grants Mexican nationality by virtue of birth on Mexican soil. But George Romney was born in 1907 under the previous Mexican Constitution adopted in 1857. It did not

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2. George Wilcken ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17385 was born on 8 Jul 1907 in Mexico. He died on 26 Jul 1995 in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, MI. George married Lenore Emily LAFOUNT (Citizen of U.S.)-17386 on 2 Jul 1931 in Salt Lake City, UT.

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recognize only jus soli, birth on the soil only. The parents had to be Mexican to gain Mexican nationality at birth. The Gaskell Romney family living as U.S. Cititzen for a time in Mexico left in 1913 due to the Mexican Revolution. Neither Gaskell nor his wife Anna ever lost their U.S. Citizenship in Mexico nor is there any evidence that they renounced it and formally naturalized in Mexico. They were birthright U.S. Citizens when they went to Mexico and their son George when born there inherited his U.S. Citizenship by U.S. "jus sanguinis" laws and they were all U.S. Citizens when they returned to the USA in 1913. Citizens at Birth under U.S. laws such as George Romney do not have to file any naturalization paper work since they were born to U.S. Citizen parents. Here is a copy of the relevant section of the 1857 Mexican Constitution which was in effect when George Romney was born in 1907. --------------------------------SECTION II Of the mexicans 30. Are mexicans: I. All persons born within or outside the territory of the Republic, from mexican parents. II. Foreigners naturalicen in accordance with the laws of the federation . III. Foreigners who acquire real estate in the Republic or have mexican children, provided that they do not manifest the resolution to retain his nationality. ---------------------------------The 1886 Mexican "Law of Alienage and Naturalisation" still maintained a the main "jus sanguinis" law but added a provision to Mexican law to grant Mexican nationality to someone born in Mexico "jus soli" if they maintained residency in Mexico until the age of majority, i.e., adulthood. There was also another provision in the 1886 law which provided for loss of Mexican status for extended absence from the country without due cause. Since George Romney departed Mexico as a child of age 5 or 6 with his parents circa 1913 when they returned to their native country, the USA, this 1886 law did not apply to George Romney since he did not maintain residency in Mexico until the age of majority.

3. Lenore Emily LAFOUNT (Citizen of U.S.)-17386 was born on 9 Nov 1908 in Logan, Cache County, UT. She died on 7 Jul 1998 in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, MI.

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CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of the United States per the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and the U.S. Nationality Act of 1940.

i. Willard Mitt ROMNEY (natural born Citizen of U.S.)-17384 was born on 12 Mar 1947.

4. Gaskell ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17387 was born on 22 Sep 1871 in St. George, Washington County, Utah Territory. He died on 7 Mar 1955 in Salt Lake City, UT. Gaskell married Anna Amelia PRATT (Citizen of U.S.)17388 on 20 Feb 1895 in Mexico.
CITIZENSHIP: Gaskell Romney was a Citizen of the United States at birth by being born to a U.S. Citizen father in U.S. sovereign territory. Gaskell Romney in the

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1920 and 1930 censuses of the United States was not listed as an Alien and thus was a Citizen of the United States. The 1940 census is not available yet.

5. Anna Amelia PRATT (Citizen of U.S.)-17388 was born on 6 May 1876 in Salt Lake City, Territory of Utah. She died on 4 Feb 1926 in Salt Lake City, UT.
CITIZENSHIP: Anna Amelia Pratt was a Citizen of the United States at birth by being born to a U.S. Citizen father in U.S. sovereign territory. Anna Amelia as the wife of Gaskell Romney in the 1920 and 1930 censuses of the United States was not listed as an Alien and thus was a Citizen of the United States. The 1940 census is not available yet.

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i. George Wilcken ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17385 was born on 8 Jul 1907. He died on 26 Jul 1995.

7. Alma Luella ROBISON-17394 was born on 19 Aug 1882 in Montpelier, ID. She died on 8 Sep 1938 in Washington, DC. 3F i. Lenore Emily LAFOUNT (Citizen of U.S.)-17386 was born on 9 Nov 1908. She died on 7 Jul 1998.

Fourth Generation

9. Hannah Hood HILL-17390 was born on 8 Jul 1842 in near, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She died on 1 Jan 1929 in Mexico. They had the following children. 4M i. Gaskell ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17387 was born on 22 Sep 1871. He died on 7 Mar 1955.

11. Anna Johanna Dorothy "Dora" WILCKEN-17403 was born on 25 Jul 1854 in Dahme - Zarpin, Rheinfeld, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She died on 22 Jun 1929 in Colonia Dublán, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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They had the following children. i. Anna Amelia PRATT (Citizen of U.S.)-17388 was born on 6 May 1876. She died on 4 Feb 1926.

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10. Helaman PRATT-17402 was born on 31 May 1846 in in a covered wagon, Mt. Pisgah, IA. He died on 26 Nov 1909 in Colonia Dublán, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico. Helaman married Anna Johanna Dorothy WILCKEN "Dora"-17403 on 20 Apr 1874 in Salt Lake City, UT.

16. Miles ROMNEY-17391 was born on 13 Jul 1806 in Dalton in Furness, Lancaster, England. He died on 3 May 1877 in St. George, Washington County, UT. Miles married Elizabeth GASKELL-17392 about 1830 in possibly, USA. 17. Elizabeth GASKELL-17392 was born on 8 Jan 1809 in Preesall, Lancashire, England. She died on 11 Oct 1884 in St.
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8. Miles Park ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17389 was born on 18 Aug 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, IL. He died on 26 Feb 1904 in Mexico. Miles married Hannah Hood HILL-17390 on 10 May 1862 in Salt Lake City, UT.

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6. Harold Arundel LAFOUNT-17393 was born on 5 Jan 1880 in Birmingham, Warwick County, England. He died on 21 Oct 1952 in Detroit, MI. Harold married Alma Luella ROBISON-17394 on 20 Oct 1903 in Logan, Cache County, UT.

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George, Washington County, UT. They had the following children. 8M i. Miles Park ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17389 was born on 18 Aug 1843. He died on 26 Feb 1904. 18. Archibald Newell HILL-17400 was born on 20 Aug 1816 in Johnstone, County Renfrew. He died on 2 Jan 1900 in Salt Lake City, UT. Archibald married Isabella HOOD-17401 on 21 Feb 1840 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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i. Hannah Hood HILL-17390 was born on 8 Jul 1842. She died on 1 Jan 1929.

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19. Isabella HOOD-17401 was born on 8 Jul 1821 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She died on 20 Mar 1847 in Winter Quarters, Florence, NE.

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Index
Name GASKELL, Elizabeth (b.1809) HILL, Archibald Newell (b.1816) HILL, Hannah Hood (b.1842) HOOD, Isabella (b.1821) LAFOUNT, Harold Arundel (b.1880) LAFOUNT, Lenore Emily CoU (b.1908) PRATT, Anna Amelia CoU (b.1876) PRATT, Helaman (b.1846) ROBISON, Alma Luella (b.1882) ROMNEY, Gaskell CoU (b.1871) ROMNEY, George Wilcken CoU (b.1907) ROMNEY, Miles (b.1806) ROMNEY, Miles Park CoU (b.1843) ROMNEY, Willard Mitt nbCoU (b.1947) WILCKEN, Anna Johanna D (b.1854) ID Gen Page 17 18 9 19 6 3 5 10 7 4 2 16 8 1 11 5 5 4 5 3 2 3 4 3 3 2 5 4 1 4 3 4 3 4 3 2 3 3 3 2 1 3 3 1 3 Name ID Gen Page

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Pedigree Chart

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8 Miles Park ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17389 B: 18 Aug 1843 P: Nauvoo,Hancock County,IL M: 10 May 1862 - 5471 P: Salt Lake City,UT D: 26 Feb 1904 P: Mexico 9 Hannah Hood HILL-17390 B: 8 Jul 1842 P: near,Toronto,Ontario,Canada D: 1 Jan 1929 P: Mexico 16 Miles ROMNEY-17391 B:13 Jul 1806 D:3 May 1877 17 Elizabeth GASKELL-17392 B:8 Jan 1809 D:11 Oct 1884 18 Archibald Newell HILL-17400 B:20 Aug 1816 D:2 Jan 1900 19 Isabella HOOD-17401 B:8 Jul 1821 D:20 Mar 1847 20

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3 Lenore Emily LAFOUNT (Citizen of U.S.)-17386 B: 9 Nov 1908 P: Logan,Cache County,UT D: 7 Jul 1998 P: Bloomfield Hills,Oakland County,MI

6 Harold Arundel LAFOUNT-17393 B: 5 Jan 1880 P: Birmingham,Warwick County,England M: 20 Oct 1903 - 5473 P: Logan,Cache County,UT D: 21 Oct 1952 P: Detroit,MI

7 Alma Luella ROBISON-17394 B: 19 Aug 1882 P: Montpelier,ID D: 8 Sep 1938 P: Washington,DC

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4 Gaskell ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17387 B: 22 Sep 1871 P: St. George,WC,Utah Territory M: 20 Feb 1895 - 5470 P: Mexico 2 George Wilcken ROMNEY (Citizen of U.S.)-17385 D: 7 Mar 1955 P: Salt Lake City,UT B: 8 Jul 1907 Mexico P: M: 2 Jul 1931 - 5469 P: Salt Lake City,UT D: 26 Jul 1995 5 Anna Amelia PRATT (Citizen of U.S.)-17388 P: Bloomfield Hills,Oakland County,MI B: 6 May 1876

B: 10 Helaman PRATT-17402 D: B: 31 May 1846 21 P: in a covered wagon,Mt. Pisgah,IA B: M: 20 Apr 1874 - 5476 D: P: Salt Lake City,UT D: 26 Nov 1909 22 P: Colonia Dublán,Galeana,Chihuahua,Mexico B: D: 11 Anna Johanna Dorothy WILCKEN-17403 B: 25 Jul 1854 23 P: Dahme - Zarpin,Rheinfeld,S,Germany B: D: 22 Jun 1929 D: P: Colonia Dublán,Galeana,Chihuahua,Mexico 24 B: 12 D: B: 25 P: B: M: D: P: D: 26 P: B: D: 13 B: 27 P: B: D: D: P: 28 B: 14 D: B: 29 P: B: M: D: P: D: 30 P: B: D: 15 B: 31 P: B: D: D: P:

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