Nancy Reagan

by follers on May 19, 2014

Nancy Reagan at the Saks Fifth Avenue and Colleagues Annual Spri

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.

Ethnicity: English

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). 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 Ayers Francis (the daughter of Frederick Augustus Francis and Jessie Ann/Anne Stevens). 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). 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). Edward was the son of John Whitlock and Sarah.

Sources: Genealogies of Nancy Reagan –

Nancy Reagan (then Nancy Robbins) on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Photo by s_bukley/

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andrew November 9, 2017 at 5:18 pm
andrew December 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm
follers December 9, 2016 at 12:39 am

Third link is totally wrong.

andrew December 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm

I am glad that you check the link I post. I added a Trump’s mother accurate genealogy and more stuff about Jean Louis Trintignant grandson. Have a look.


madman March 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm
follers March 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Do you really want to ruin a simple notation by adding ancestors who were all born before the year 1630?

I’m not sure about some of the others, but John Thomas Leonard’s maternal grandparents, at least, were of English origin (his maternal grandmother was even a “Warburton”, like your submission).

BTW, sometimes fudges it when it comes to these old 1600s ancestors. I forget the name now, but they listed a Native American ancestor for George Clooney in the 1600s. When I checked it, they got the connection wrong on two different occasions right before that ancestor. There was another one, or maybe two, I’ve checked in the last few weeks that had similar errors.

madman March 7, 2016 at 6:06 am

Okay, I’ll make sure to use 1600 as a sort of limit from now on.

follers March 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

I’ve put up information on Joey Feek, by the way.

neiltennant May 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

some people here

ENGLISH is good. Simple !

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:51 pm

That’s a lot of blush

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