Maybe charm is a familial trait. Oscar Winner George Clooney and President Abraham Lincoln are distant relatives. The connection is Lincoln’s birth mother Nancy Hanks.

The fun-loving Clooney would fit right in. As a young woman, before her marriage to Thomas Lincoln, Ms. Hanks was known as an adventurous young woman who pushed the borders of proprietry.

She excelled at wrestling, which was a popular sport for both men and women on the American frontier at the turn of the 19th century.