Chevy Chase

by follers on May 8, 2014

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Birth Name: Cornelius Crane Chase

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

Date of Birth: October 8, 1943

Ethnicity: English, as well as Scottish, Irish, Danish, small amount of Dutch and German

Chevy Chase is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is the son of Cathalene Parker (née Browning), a concert pianist and librettist, and Edward Tinsley Chase, a magazine writer and book editor. His parents were both from prominent families. Much of his ancestry is English, with smaller if recent amounts of Scottish, Irish, and Danish, and more distant Dutch and German, roots. He is a Mayflower descendant. He is married to Jayni Luke, with whom he has three children.

Through Chevy’s paternal grandfather, he is a descendant of William Brewster (c. 1566-1644), a Mayflower passenger and noted Pilgrim. Among many of William’s other descendants are actors Jordana Brewster, Paget Brewster, Seth MacFarlane, and Brandon Routh, soccer player Clint Dempsey, Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Governor of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller.

Chevy’s paternal grandfather was Edward Leigh Chase, an artist and illustrator (the son of Charles Denison Chase and Grace Metcalfe). Edward’s brother was Frank Swift Chase, a painter and teacher. Chevy’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Henry Seymour Chase and Sarah Denison Haskell. Grace was the daughter of Lyne Shackelford Metcalfe and Sarah Tenney/Tennery Baker.

Chevy’s paternal grandmother was Mabel Penrose Tinsley (the daughter of Edward Tinsley and Laura Penrose Thornton). Edward was the son of Theophilus Tinsley, who was born in Ireland, and of Henrietta Josephine Wortman. Laura was the daughter of Edward Thornton and Marie Penrose, who were both born in England.

Chevy’s maternal grandfather was Miles Rutherford Browning, a prominent U.S. Navy officer and admiral (the son of Oren Fogle Browning, Jr. and Sarah Louise Smith). Oren was the son of Oren Fogle Browning and Mary Gertrude Clarkson. Sarah was the daughter of James Kearny Smith and Anna Mary Bacon.

Chevy’s maternal grandmother was Catherine/Cathalene Isabella Parker, an opera singer (the daughter of Edward Graham Parker and Charlotte Margaret Linné). Chevy’s maternal step-grandfather, who adopted Chase’s mother, was Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, of the wealthy Crane and Vanderbilt families. Chevy’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Charles Edward Parker and Isabella Graham Jennings. Chevy’s great-grandmother Charlotte was the daughter of John Conrad Linné, who was Danish, and of Catherine Fitzpatrick O’Reilly, who was born in County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland.

Sources: Genealogies of Chevy Chase – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://famouskin.com
https://www.geni.com
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Chevy Chase (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Chevy’s paternal grandfather, Edward Leigh Chase, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chevy’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles Denison Chase and Grace Metcalfe, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chevy’s paternal great-grandmother, Grace Metcalfe, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chevy’s paternal grandmother, Mabel Penrose Tinsley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Mabel Penrose Tinsley on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chevy’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Tinsley, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chevy’s paternal great-grandmother, Laura Penrose Thornton, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chevy’s maternal great-grandfather, Edward Graham Parker, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Edward Graham Parker on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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neiltennant August 1, 2015 at 9:23 am

hmm im confused everytime I’m here

the last week there was written NATIVE AMERICAN

follers August 1, 2015 at 1:41 pm

No, this page has never said “Native American”.

neiltennant August 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm

no it was stated that he has native american

he is also on wiki listed as NA

@Petrarca

and others say also that they have read this here

follers August 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm

No, I can access the page’s archives, and it never mentioned Native American. I know it’s been stated elsewhere on the internet.

Petrarca February 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm

I always thought he had some native ancestry.

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