Felicity Huffman

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Birth Name: Felicity Kendall Huffman

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

Date of Birth: December 9, 1962

Ethnicity: German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, French, Dutch, Irish

Felicity Huffman is an American actress.

Felicity is the daughter of Grace Valle (Ewing) and Moore Peters Huffman. She is married to actor William H. Macy, with whom she has two children.

Felicity’s paternal grandfather was Otto Von Huffman (the son of William Huffman and Emily/Emilie Hivling Huston). Otto was born in Ohio. William was the son of William P. Huffman and Anna Maria Tate. Emily was the daughter of Israel Huston and Elizabeth Harshman.

Felicity’s paternal grandmother was Betsy/Betsey King Peters (the daughter of The Rev. Gershom Moore Peters, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth King). Betsy was born in New York. The Rev. Gershom was a Baptist minister. He was the son of Gershom Moore Peters and Miranda Eaton. The Rev. Gershom was a founder of the Peters Cartridge Company, which specialized in gunpowder and ammunition. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Warren King, who founded the King Mills Powder Company, and of Betsy/Betsey Kendall.

Felicity’s maternal grandfather was William Lane/J./C. Ewing (the son of Frederick/Frederic Berthold Ewing and Jessie Adeline Vallé). William was born in Missouri, and was a wealthy banker. Frederick was a prominent St. Louis businessperson, and was the son of William Lane Ewing and Clara Berthold. Jessie was the daughter of François Jules Vallé and Isabella/Belle H. Sargent.

Felicity’s maternal grandmother was Maria/Marie von Phul Taylor (the daughter of Henry von Phul Taylor and Martha Newton “Mattie” Lindsay). Maria was born in Missouri. Henry was the son of Thomas Meridith Taylor and Anna Maria/Marie von Phul. Martha was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Lindsay and Jane “Jennie” Delaney/Delany, who was of Irish descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Felicity Huffman – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Felicity Huffman (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Information about Felicity’s paternal ancestors and relatives in Ohio (see WILLIAM HUFFMAN, [pages 598-599]) – http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com

Felicity’s maternal grandparents, William Lane/J./C. Ewing and Maria von Phul Taylor, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Felicity’s maternal grandfather, William Lane/J./C. Ewing (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Felicity’s maternal grandmother, Maria/Marie von Phul (Taylor) Ewing – https://www.findagrave.com

Felicity’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry von Phul Taylor, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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4 Responses

  1. cwm85 says:

    Guessed right. German and other’s… I’m getting better at guessing ethnicities.

  2. neiltennant says:

    No Jewish?

    Surprises me.

    “Huffman” is a German Jewish surname.

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