A1. More than 34 million people immigrated to the U.S. between 1824 & 1924.
A2. P.O.E. stands for Port of Entry.
A3. Tom Hanks is a third cousin four times removed to Abraham Lincoln.
A4. Between 1892 and 1924, the peak years of immigration to the
United States, 22 million immigrants entered the country through Ellis Island and the Port of New York.
A5. Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones and Brown are the most common surnames.
A6. George Bush Sr. is a 13th cousin twice-removed from Queen Elizabeth II of England.
A7. The Mayflower brought 102 people to America.
A8. Yearly bathing was often done in late May so by June they were still smelling fresh and clean for their wedding day.
Those who weren't quite up to par carried bouquets of flowers to mask the offending odor.
A9. Bathing was done in a tub filled with scalding hot water. The bathing process went in this order: Father, Mother,
and then children starting with the oldest and ending with the youngest. By the time the baby was done it was so filthy
that one couldn't even see the bottom, let alone a baby!
A10. The Chinese around 2852 B.C.
A11. The Shawnee and Cherokee Indian Nations
A12. Daniel Boone