Jimmy Carter

by Joeytwo2 on July 27, 2014

Birth Name: James Earl Carter, Jr.

Place of Birth: Plains, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 1, 1924

Ethnicity: English, with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Scottish, remote French and Dutch

Jimmy Carter is an American politician, author, and activist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 39th President of the United States, from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981. He was elected to the position in 1976.

He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for re-election as President of the United States in 1980.

He was previously a Member of the Georgia Senate, from January 14, 1963 to January 10, 1967, and the 76th Governor of Georgia, from January 12, 1971 to January 14, 1975. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2002. He was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 1976.

President Carter is the son of Bessie Lillian (Gordy), a Peace Corps volunteer, author, and nurse, and James Earl Carter, a businessperson, farmer, and legislator. He is married to Eleanor Rosalynn (Smith). Their four children are Amy, Jack, James, and Donnel Carter. Most of his ancestry is English, with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Scottish, and remote French and Dutch.

President Carter is the grandfather of politician Jason Carter.

President Carter’s paternal grandfather was William Archibald “Billy” Carter (the son of Littleberry Walker Carter and Mary Ann Diligent/Dilligence Seals). William was born in Georgia. Littleberry was the son of Wiley Carter and Ann Ansley/Ainsley. President Carter’s great-grandmother Mary Ann was the daughter of William Archibald Seals and Eliza Harris.

President Carter’s paternal grandmother was Nina Pratt (the daughter of James Earl Pratt and Sophronia Caroline Cowan/Cowen). Nina was born in South Carolina. James was the son of John Pratt and Mary Kay. Sophronia was the daughter of John Cowan and Sarah Brownlee Clinkscales.

President Carter’s maternal grandfather was James Jackson Gordy (the son of James Thomas Gordy and Harriet Emily Helms). President Carter’s grandfather James was born in Georgia. President Carter’s great-grandfather James was the son of Wilson Gordy and Mary Jane Scott. Harriet was the daughter of Pamly Uriah Helms and Elizabeth Fisher.

President Carter’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ida Nicholson (the daughter of Nathaniel Nunn Nicholson and Mary Elizabeth Dawson). President Carter’s grandmother Mary Ida was born in Georgia. Nathaniel was the son of John Candor Nickolson/Nicholson and Frances/Francis “Fanny”/”Fannie” Nunn. President Carter’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Malekiah Dawson and Mary Marcus Brown.

President Carter’s (white) great-grandfather James Thomas Gordy had a child with Esther Johnson, a black woman. Their son, Berry Gordy, was the grandfather of music producer Berry Gordy. As such, President Carter is a half-second cousin of producer Berry Gordy. President Carter is thus also related to both members of musical duo LMFAO, Redfoo and SkyBlu, to SkyBlu’s sister, singer and actress Mahogany Lox, and to actress Bianca Lawson, who is also a Gordy descendant. He is a half-second cousin, once removed, of Redfoo, and a half-second cousin, twice removed, of SkyBlu, Mahogany, and Bianca.

President Carter is a fourth cousin of politician and author Bob Graham, through their great-great-great-grandparents, Abel Ansley and Ann Morris, on President Carter’s father’s and Bob’s mother’s, sides.

Sources: Genealogies of President Carter –

Genealogy of President Carter (focusing on his father’s side) –

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Andrew Cuomo

by Joeytwo2 on March 29, 2014

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Birth Name: Andrew Mark Cuomo

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 6, 1957

Ethnicity: Italian [Campanian, Sicilian]

Andrew Cuomo is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as Governor of New York, since January 1, 2011. He was previously United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from January 29, 1997 to January 20, 2001, and Attorney General of New York, from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2011.

Andrew is the son of Matilda (Raffa) and Mario Cuomo, himself a Governor of New York, from January 1, 1983 to December 31, 1994. His brother is journalist Chris Cuomo. Andrew has three children with his former wife, human rights activist and writer Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Ethel (Skakel) and politician Robert F. Kennedy.

Andrew’s paternal grandfather was Andrea Cuomo (the son of Donato Cuomo and Germana Castaldo). Andrea was born in Nocera Superiore, Salerno, Italy.

Andrew’s paternal grandmother was named Immaculata Giordano/Giardano. Immaculata was born in Tramonti, Salerno, Italy.

Andrew’s maternal grandparents were Charles Raffa and Mary Gitto. Charles was born in Messina, Sicily, Italy. Mary was also Italian.

Sources: Partial family history of Andrew’s father –

Genealogy of Andrew Cuomo –

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Larry Bird

by Joeytwo2 on March 27, 2014

Birth Name: Larry Joe Bird

Place of Birth: West Baden Springs, Indiana

Date of Birth: December 7, 1956

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Type/Color: light brown

Ethnicity: English, some Irish

Family info: He is the son of Claude Joseph and Georgia (Kerns) Bird. He is currently unmarried and the father of Corrie, Mariah, and Connor Bird.


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Bob Dole

by Joeytwo2 on March 25, 2014

Birth Name: Robert Joseph Dole

Place of Birth: Russell, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1923

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German

Bob Dole is an American politician.

He was the Republican Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States, in 1976, and for President of the United States, in 1996.

He was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas, from January 3, 1961 to January 3, 1969, a U.S. Senator from Kansas, from January 3, 1969 to June 11, 1996, the 47th Chairman of the Republican National Committee, from January 15, 1971 to January 19, 1973, Senate Minority Leader, from January 3, 1987 to January 3, 1995, and Senate Majority Leader, from January 3, 1985 to January 3, 1987, and again from January 3, 1995 to June 11, 1996.

He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1980 and 1988.

Bob is the son of Bina M. (Talbott) and Doran Ray Dole. Bob is married to politician Elizabeth Dole. He has a daughter with his former wife, Phyllis Holden.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was Robert Grant Dole (the son of James L. Dole and Lucretia T. Daggett). Robert was born in Ohio. James was the son of Michael Dole and Lenorah Dunlap. Lucretia was the daughter of Orange Daggett and Betty Sears/Seare.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Theresa Bannister (the daughter of Joseph Bannister and Anna Jane Callan). Margaret was born in New York. Joseph was the son of John Bannister, who was English, and of Elizabeth Ann Law, who was born in County Down, Ireland. Anna was Irish, the daughter of Bartholomew Callan and Margaret Gallery.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Ward Talbott (the son of John Ulrey Talbott and Mary Jane Williamson). Joseph was born in Indiana. John was the son of Joseph Ward Talbott and Mary Jane Ulrey. Bob’s great-grandmother Mary Jane Williamson was the daughter of William Williamson and Jane.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Elva Delue Mitchell (the daughter of Frederick/Fred Oscar Mitchell and Amelia Clementine Kessler). Elva was born in Kansas. Frederick was the son of Oliver Nelson Mitchell and Cornelia Alma Crosby. Amelia was the daughter of John William Kessler, who was German, and of Catherine Mary Messinger, who was of German descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Bob Dole –

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Abraham Lincoln

by Joeytwo2 on September 28, 2012

Date of Birth: February 12, 1809

Place of Birth: Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

Date of Death: April 15, 1865

Place of Death: Petersen House, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity: English, more distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, possibly small amounts of Irish and Dutch

Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer. As a member of the Republican Party, he served as the 16th President of the United States, from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. He was elected to the position in 1860 and 1864. He was the first Republican Party President. As a member of the Whig Party, he was previously a Member of the Illinois House of Representatives, from 1834 to 1842, and a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois, from March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1849.

President Lincoln was the son of Nancy (Hanks) and Thomas Lincoln. He was married to Mary Todd Lincoln, with whom he had four children. He had English ancestry, along with a smaller amount of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish roots. He may have also had more distant Irish forebears, with ancestors surnamed McLaughlin and McKinley.

President Lincoln’s paternal grandfather was Abraham Lincoln (the son of John Lincoln and Rebecca Flowers/Flower). President Lincoln’s grandfather Abraham was born in Pennsylvania. John was the son of Mordecai Lincoln and Hannah Salter/Saltar. Rebecca was the daughter of Enoch Flowers and Rebecca Barnard/Bernard.

President Lincoln’s paternal grandmother was Bathsheba Herring (the daughter of Alexander Herring and Abigail Harrison). Bathsheba was born in Virginia. Alexander was the son of Alexander Herring, who may have been Dutch descent, and of Margaret. Abigail was the daughter of Isaiah Harrison, who was from Chester, Cheshire, England, and of Abigail Smith.

The identity of President Lincoln’s biological maternal grandfather remains undetermined.

President Lincoln’s maternal grandmother was Lucy Hanks (the daughter of Joseph Hanks and Ann “Nancy”/”Nanny” Lee). Lucy was born in Virginia. Joseph was the son of John Hanks and Catherine Williams. Ann was the daughter of William Lee, who had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, and of Anne.

President Lincoln’s mother was the half-sister of Mary Ann Sparrow, who was the maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother of actor George Clooney (they were both the daughters of Lucy Hanks). This makes President Lincoln and George Clooney half-first cousins, five times removed. President Lincoln is also a third cousin, four times removed, of actor Tom Hanks. President Lincoln’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Hanks and Catherine, were also the paternal six times great-grandparents of Tom Hanks.

Sources: Genealogies of President Lincoln –

DNA testing of President Lincoln’s matrilineal line –

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