Birth Name: Anne Frances Robbins
Date of Birth: July 6, 1921
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: March 6, 2016
Place of Death: Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nancy Reagan was an American actress, usually credited under the name Nancy Davis. She was the First Lady of the United States (1981-1989), as the wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. She was previously First Lady of California (from 1967 to 1975). Ronald and Nancy co-starred in one film together, Hellcats of the Navy (1957), playing love interests. They two children together, radio host and political analyst Ron Reagan and actress and author Patti Davis.
Nancy was the daughter of Kenneth Seymour Robbins, a car salesman, and Edith Luckett, an actress (born Edith Prescott Luckett, also known by her married name, Edith Luckett Davis). She took on the surname of her stepfather, Loyal Edward Davis, a neurosurgeon, becoming known as Nancy Davis in her early years.
Nancy was of English descent. Many of her ancestral lines have been in the United States since the 1600s.
Nancy’s paternal grandfather was John Newell Robbins (the son of Edward Newton Robbins and Emma/Emily Barnes). John was born in Massachusetts. Edward was the son of John Newton Robbins and Elizabeth Mercy Seymour. Emma was the daughter of James Newell Barnes and Charity Ives.
Nancy’s paternal grandmother was Ann/Anne/Annie Ayers Francis (the daughter of Frederick Augustus Francis and Jessie Ann/Anne Stevens). Nancy’s grandmother Ann was born in New York. Frederick was the son of Manning Francis and Elizabeth Robbins Root. Jessie was the daughter of Joel Stevens and Jessy Ayres.
Nancy’s maternal grandfather was Charles Edward Luckett (the son of Thomas Luckett and Sarah Ann Taylor). Charles was born in Maryland. Thomas was the son of Joseph Lockett. Sarah was the daughter of Henry Moore Taylor and Nancy Addison.
Nancy’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Frances Whitlock (the daughter of Edward F./H. Whitlock and Martha A. Wells). Sarah was born in Virginia. Edward was the son of John Whitlock and Sarah.
Nancy Reagan (then Nancy Robbins) on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Nancy’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Nancy’s maternal grandparents, Charles Edward Luckett and Sarah Frances Whitlock – https://www.familysearch.org