By Daily Mail Reporter
July 25, 2011
The branches of Mitt Romney's family tree can be seen stretching into Mexico as new light is shed on the presidential contender's roots.
Mr Romney’s great-grandfather Miles Park Romney fled to Mexico's Chihuahua desert in 1885 to escape anti-polygamy laws in the U.S.
He had five wives.
The region, now plagued by a volatile drug war and threats from violent gangsters, is where three dozen of Mitt Romney’s relatives call home.
Romeny's father George was born in Mexico before moving back to the U.S. as a small child..
Pursued by U.S. Marshals following the 1882 crackdown on polygamists, Miles Park Romney set up shop in Mexico with other Mormon settlers.