Barry Bostwick

by follers on February 24, 2015

Barry Bostwick

Birth Name: Barry Knapp Bostwick

Place of Birth: San Mateo, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 24, 1945

Ethnicity: English, some German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch and French, remote Welsh

Barry Bostwick is an American actor and singer.

He is married to Sherri Jensen, with whom he has two children.

Barry’s paternal grandfather was Henry Bostwick (the son of Orsamus Ferdinand Bostwick and Maria Snyder). Henry was born in California. Orasmus was the son of Orasmus Ferdinand Bostwick and Sarah Bardwell. Maria was the daughter of Jeremiah/Jeremias Snyder and Annatje/Annaatje/Anna Hannah Hommel.

Barry’s paternal grandmother was Lillian Maude Parsons (the daughter of Edmond B./S. Parsons and Mary Jane Bradford). Lillian was born in California. Edmond was the son of John/Samuel Phillip Parsons and Abigail Knowles. Mary Jane was the daughter of Robert Bradford and Lucinda Childers.

Barry’s maternal grandfather was Hiram Knapp Defendorf (the son of Fletcher Adelbert Defendorf and Susan C. Quackenbush). Hiram was born in New York. Fletcher was the son of Hiram Defendorf and Eliza/Elise Wilson. Susan was the daughter of Isaac Klady Quackenbush and Julia Ross.

Barry’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Morris (the daughter of William Franklin/Francis Morris and Oregon Edwards/A. “Orrie” Hutchinson). Elizabeth was born in Kentucky. William was the son of William Morris and Elizabeth. Oregon was the daughter of James S. Hutchinson and Isabella “Belle” Edwards.

Source: Genealogy of Barry Bostwick –

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cdonorab March 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Correctionhe also has Irish and distant Welsh ancestry as well.

follers March 4, 2015 at 4:08 pm

From which ancestors do you mean?

If the Irish is from Ann Boradell, then, given her name and when she moved to the United States, she was probably Scots-Irish (or of English Protestant descent).

cdonorab March 4, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Yeah, Anne Bodadell was the one I saw with Irish roots. The Welsh came from Catherine Stradling who was married to a Palmer on his father’s side. She was born in 1512.

follers March 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Ah, yes, Catherine Stradling was of half Welsh descent.

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