Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 28, c. 1960s
Ethnicity: English, German, distant Scottish and Irish
Jennifer Coolidge is an American actress, comedian, and activist.
Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was John Templeman Coolidge IV (the son of John Templeman Coolidge III and Catherine/Katherine Scollay Parkman). Jennifer’s grandfather John was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Jennifer’s great-grandfather John was the son of Joseph Swett Coolidge and Mary Louisa Coolidge. Catherine was the daughter of Francis Parkman and Catherine Scollay Bigelow.
Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Susannah Cunningham (the daughter of Frederic Cunningham and Hetty Sullivan Lawrence). Susannah was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. Frederic was the son of Charles Cunningham and Roxalina Dabney, who was evidently born in France, to American parents. Hetty was the daughter of Amos Adams Lawrence and Sarah Elizabeth Appleton.
Jennifer’s maternal grandparents were Paul A. Knauff and Mildred A. Adkisson.
Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, John Templeman Coolidge IV – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandfather, Frederic Cunningham (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother, Hetty Sullivan Lawrence – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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