Birth Name: Abigail Leigh Spencer
Place of Birth: Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
Date of Birth: August 4, 1981
Abigail Spencer is an American actress. She is the daughter of Lydia and Yancy Spencer III (Yancy Bailey Spencer III), a professional surfer.
Abigail has said that she has Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Cherokee ancestry has been verified/documented.
Abigail’s paternal grandfather was Yancy Bailey Spencer, Jr. (the son of Yancy Bailey Spencer and Georgia/Georgie C. Smith). Abigail’s great-grandfather Yancy was the son of William Robert Spencer and Martha A. Glidewell. Georgia was the daughter of William Wyatt Smith and Sarah “Sallie” Julia Wade.
Abigail’s paternal grandmother was named Patricia Lee.
Abigail’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Fuller “Gene” Brown II (the son of Eugene Fuller Brown and Helen Elizabeth Bahbo Dobbins). Abigail’s great-grandfather Eugene was the son of Silas Fuller Brown and Susan Frances Tower. Helen was the daughter of John Alexander Dobbins and Kate Ward Hurt.
Abigail’s maternal grandmother was Maxine Boatright (the daughter of John Leonard Boatright and Lela Lou Looney). John was the son of Peter Leonard Barem Boatright and Frances Lovina Midgett. Lela was the daughter of Benjamin Frankin Looney and Etna Dallas Eaves.
Sources: Aibgail’s paternal grandfather, Yancy Bailey Spencer, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituaries of Abigail’s maternal grandparents, Eugene Fuller “Gene” Brown II and Maxine (Boatright) Brown – http://www.findagrave.com
Aibgail’s maternal grandfather, Eugene Fuller “Gene” Brown II, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Aibgail’s maternal grandmother, Maxine Boatright, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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