Birth Name: Barbara Pierce
Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York
Date of Birth: June 8, 1925
Ethnicity: English, some German, small amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and French, and 1/128th Moravian
Barbara Bush served as First Lady of the United States, from 1989 to 1993, and as Second Lady of the United States, from 1981 to 1989. She is the wife of President George H. W. Bush. Among her children are George W. Bush (George Walker Bush), who served as President of the U.S., between 2001 and 2009, and Florida Governor Jeb Bush (John Ellis Bush). Among her grandchildren are politician George P. Bush (George Prescott Bush) and journalist Jenna Bush Hager (born Jenna Welch Bush).
Barbara is the daughter of Pauline (Robinson) and Marvin Pierce, who was the president of McCall Corporation, a publisher of women’s magazines McCall’s and Redbook.
Barbara’s ancestry is English, some German, and small amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and French, and 1/128th Moravian.
Barbara’s paternal grandfather was Scott Pierce (the son of Jonas James Pierce and Kate Pritzel). Jonas was the son of James Pierce and Chloe Holbrook. Kate was born in Zweizel, Baden, Germany, to Anton Pritzl and Marie Louise Pasquay.
Barbara’s paternal grandmother was Mabel Marvin (the daughter of Jerome Place Marvin and Martha Ann Stokes). Jerome was the son of Samuel Ross Marvin and Julia Ann Place. Martha was the daughter of Richard M. Stokes/Stoke and Julia Ann Myers/Meyers.
Barbara’s maternal grandfather was James Edgar Robinson (the son of John Welch Robinson, Jr. and Sarah Coe). Barbara’s grandfather James was an Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, from 1919 to 1932. John was the son of John Welch Robinson and Elizabeth “Betsy” Mitchell. Sarah was the daughter of Daniel Coe and Mary Gladden.
Barbara’s maternal grandmother was Lula Dell Flickinger (the daughter of Jacob Marion Flickinger and Sarah Haines). Jacob was the son of Stephen Flickinger and Margaret Ann Figley. Sarah was the daughter of Jonathan Haines and Mary Jane Sprague.
Sources: Genealogy of Barbara Bush (contained within the genealogy of her son, George W. Bush) – http://www.wargs.com
Pictures and genealogies of Barbara’s parents – http://www.findagrave.com
Photo By David Valdez, White House Photo Office (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/89715766/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons