Abigail Spencer

by follers on October 31, 2016

People's Choice Awards 2016 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Abigail Leigh Spencer

Place of Birth: Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States

Date of Birth: August 4, 1981

Ethnicity: English

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/Yancey Bailey Spencer, Jr. (the son of Yancy/Yancey 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: Genealogy of Abigail Spencer (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Aibgail’s paternal grandfather, Yancy/Yancey 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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Kimmel February 24, 2017 at 8:13 am

No offense, but she has that ‘plain’ English look. Unlike the other British countries, the English didn’t really get the best combinations of ethnic mixing.

andrew April 4, 2017 at 5:08 am

IMO she is exactly the opposite of what “plain looking” is supposed to be..

ashash December 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

I am sure she is part Cherokee like she says. Her paternal grandmother Patricia Lee was probably Cherokee.

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