Birth Name: James Maitland Stewart
Date of Birth: May 20, 1908
Place of Birth: Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Death: July 2, 1997
Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California
Ethnicity: Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, with some Irish, English
James Stewart, also known as Jimmy Stewart, was an American actor and military officer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Philadelphia Story (1940).
James was the son of Elizabeth Ruth (Jackson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart. Most of his family roots were Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) and Scottish, with a small amount of Irish and English ancestry. He had deep family roots in Pennsylvania.
James’s paternal grandfather was James Maitland Stewart (the son of John Kerr Stewart and Elizabeth Hindman Armstrong). John was the son of William Stewart, from Ireland, and of Margaret Gettys. Elizabeth was the daughter of Alexander Armstrong and Lena Ann Hindman.
James’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Kelly (the daughter of James M. Kelly and Elizabeth/Eliza Taylor). James was the son of Meek Kelly and Jane Moorhead. Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Taylor and Margaret Payton.
James’s maternal grandfather was Samuel McCartney Jackson (the son of John Jackson and Elizabeth Jane McCartney). John was the son of James Jackson and Sara/Sarah Jane Thompson. Elizabeth was the daughter of Samuel McCartney and Nancy Penelope Young.
James’s maternal grandmother was Mary Eeaston Wilson (the daughter of John McConnell Wilson and Ruth Goheen). John was the son of Robert Wilson, from Ulster, Tyrone, and of Sarah McConnell. Ruth was the daughter of James Miller Goheen and Elizabeth Davis.