Mary Chapin Carpenter

by madman on August 7, 2017

Mary Chapin Carpenter – 30th Annual “Human Rights First” Award Dinner – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1958

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Scottish, smaller amounts of Danish, French/French-Dominican Republic, German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Dutch

Mary Chapin Carpenter is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the daughter of Mary Bowie (Robertson) and Chapin Carpenter Jr., a Life Magazine executive.

Mary’s ancestry is English, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Scottish, with small amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), French, Dutch, and German. One of Mary’s fourth great-grandmothers, Sophie Carre, was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, of French descent. One of Mary’s fourth great-grandfathers, George Louis Hammeken, was evidently born in Tunisia, to a family of Danish consuls in Algeria, Tunisia, and New York. His ancestry is not completely clear, although it likely included Danish and German (his mother’s maiden name, “Gordon”, might imply Scottish ancestry).

Mary’s paternal grandfather was Chapin Carpenter (the son of James Stratton Carpenter and Lillian Louise Chapin). James was the son of John Thomas Carpenter and Eliza Adelaide Hill. Lillian was the daughter of Asahel Chapin and Louise Jane Horton.

Mary’s paternal grandmother was Mary Ruth Smyth/Smythe (the daughter of William T. Smyth/Smythe and Mary Reese/Rees). William was born in Schull, Cork, Ireland, to William Smyth/Smythe, who was Cornish, and Elizabeth Caverly, who was Irish. Mary was born in Wales.

Mary’s maternal grandfather was Harrison Marshal/Marshall Robertson (the son of Harrison Robertson and Mary Longley Vawter). Harrison was the son of Harrison Robertson and Eliza Marshall. Mary was the daughter of Charles Erastus Vawter and Virginia Harriet Longley.

Mary’s maternal grandmother was Mary McRae McKenzie/MacKenzie (the daughter of John Pinkerton McKenzie/MacKenzie and Mary Sherwin Rice). John was born in London, England, to American parents, Colin McKenzie/MacKenzie and Christiana Sophia Bowie. Mary was the daugther of Charles Davis Rice and Lucy Ella McRae.

Sources: Genealogies of Mary Chapin Carpenter – https://www.geni.com/
https://famouskin.com

Genealogy of Mary’s father – https://www.findagrave.com

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