Elisabeth Shue

by follers on October 26, 2012

Birth Name: Elisabeth Judson Shue

Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 6, 1963

Ethnicity: German, English, as well as remote French Huguenot

Elisabeth Shue is an American actress. She is the daughter of Anne Brewster (Wells) and James William Shue. Her brother is actor Andrew Shue. Elisabeth is married to director and producer Davis Guggenheim, with whom she has three children.

Elisabeth’s father was of mostly German and some English descent. One of Elisabeth’s maternal great-grandmothers was also of German descent, with the majority of Elisabeth’s mother’s other ancestry being English. Elisabeth also has remote French Huguenot ancestry.

Elisabeth’s paternal grandfather was James Harvey Shue (the son of John B. Shue and Martha Melissa Whitsel). John was the son of Andrew Shue and Rebecca Swartz. Martha was the daughter of Peter Whitsel, who was born in Alzey-Worms, Germany, and of Rebecca Jane Price.

Elisabeth’s paternal grandmother was Maude Leona Eppley (the daughter of William Bower Eppley and Myrtle Floyd Stetler). William was the son of William Eppley and Margaret/Maggie Elizabeth Bower. Myrtle was the daughter of John Edward Stetler and Leah Amanda Beshore.

Elisabeth’s maternal grandfather was Adoniram Judson Wells III (the son of Adoniram Judson Wells, Jr. and Anna Minnie Schultz). Elisabeth’s great-grandfather Adoniram was the son of Adoniram Judson Wells and Sarah Margaret “Maggie” Baucom.

Elisabeth’s maternal grandmother was Mary Brewster/Buckingham Gunn (the daughter of Alexander Hunter Gunn, Jr. and Harriet Grace/Brewster Willcox/Wilcox). Alexander was the son of Alexander Hunter Gunn and Emily Almira/Althea Dyer. Harriet was the daughter of Giles Buckingham Stanton Wilcox and Mary Jane Cooley.

Sources: Genealogy of Elisabeth Shue – http://famouskin.com

Obituary, and genealogy, of Elisabeth’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Elisabeth’s paternal grandfather, James Harvey Shue – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Elisabeth’s paternal grandmother, Maude Leona Eppley (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Elisabeth Shue (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Elisabeth’s maternal grandmother, Mary Brewster/Buckingham Gunn – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Elisabeth’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Almira/Althea Dyer – http://www.genealogy.com

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andrew November 25, 2016 at 5:51 am

Through her prominent ancestor Edward Galusha Dyer, she also descends from a French Huguenot, Daniela Galusha/Galuccia, who was evidently born in Jersey, Channel Islands (http://www.rootsandrelatives.net/showmedia.php?mediaID=460)

genealogies of Elizabeth’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Almira Dyer:

andrew November 25, 2016 at 5:20 am

she has remote Native American ancestry. One of her ancestors, Prentice Pokanoket Stanton, was a Wampoanoag Indian.


andrew November 26, 2016 at 3:24 am
follers November 26, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Your link says:
“Larry Chesebro’ research relates that the records of the Stonington Church list the admission of the wife of Joseph Stanton on 16 Mar 1683. She may have been a third wife. She seems to have died childless. But Thomas had three children after 1690, and both Dr. Savage and Hon. John D. Baldwin think the children were issue by a wife named ___ Prentice. Baldwin “conjectures” “Miss Prentice” was a fourth wife. Savage thinks she was the third wife.”

So the mother of Elisabeth’s ancestor, Daniel Stanton, born around 1694, is not certain.

andrew November 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

yes, I read it. It is not certain, but still possible. I am not sure if it’s necessary to add a mention.

andrew November 27, 2016 at 4:36 pm

this would make Elizabeth 1/512 Wampoanoag Native American.

Girll November 24, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Looks similar to Jennifer Jason Leigh

andrew June 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm
Greyface March 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm

this picture is so bad it makes her look like Jennifer jason leigh! its THAT ugly!

neiltennant August 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm

she looks like her ethnicity


she is the perfect wasp actress and played often rich daughters

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