Birth Name: Elizabeth Ann Herring
Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 22, 1949
Ethnicity: English, with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Swiss-German, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Swedish
Elizabeth Warren is an American politician. She has served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, since January 3, 2013, and Vice Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, since January 3, 2017. She was previously Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, from November 25, 2008 to November 15, 2010, and Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, from September 17, 2010 to August 1, 2011.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Pauline Louise (Reed) and Donald Jones Herring.
Elizabeth has verified English, with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Swiss-German, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Swedish, ancestry.
Elizabeth has stated that she was told by her family, that one of her maternal great-great-great-grandmothers, Neoma Sarah Smith (popularly known as O.C. Sarah Smith), was of Cherokee Native American background. She has also stated that she has some degree of Delaware Native American ancestry. These statements, and their accuracy, were often the subject of media coverage during the 2012 Senate campaign in Massachusetts (where Elizabeth Warren was a candidate). Many of O.C. Sarah Smith’s ancestral lines have been traced to foreign-born (non-Native American) origins. To date, it appears that no genealogical evidence has been produced that Elizabeth Warren has Cherokee Native American ancestry.
Elizabeth’s paternal grandfather was Grant Leslie Herring (the son of John Hayne Herring and Mary Annie Scharan). John was born in Cornwall, England, the son of John Herring and Ann Hayne. Mary was born in Switzerland.
Elizabeth’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Virginia Jones (the daughter of Summerfield Jones and Sarah Frances Kerr). Sarah was the daughter of Matthew H. Kerr and Sarah Ann Elizabeth Ellis.
Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather was Harry Gunn Reed (the son of Joseph H. Reed and Charity Louise Gorman). Joseph was the son of The Rev. Joseph H. Reed and Eliza Bell. Charity was the daughter of Ezekiel Tom Gorman and Matilda Elizabeth Matthews.
Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother was Bethania “Hannie” Elvina Crawford (the daughter of John Houston/Huston Crawford and Plina/Paulina/Paulliney Ann Bowen). John was the son of Preston H. Crawford and Edith Marsh/March. Plina was the daughter of George Washington Bowen and Bethania/Bethany Clark.
Article about the issue of whether Elizabeth Warren has Cherokee Native American ancestry – http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com