Nick Clooney

by andrew on September 12, 2016

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Birth Name: Nicholas Joseph Clooney

Place of Birth: Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: January 13, 1934

Ethnicity:
*50% Irish
*25% German
*25% mix of English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Nick Clooney is an American journalist, anchorman, and television host. He was a congressional candidate in 2004.

Nick is the son of Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Joseph Andrew Clooney. With his wife, Nina Bruce (Warren), a beauty queen and city councilwoman, he is the father of two children, including actor, director, and producer George Clooney. His sister was singer and actress Rosemary Clooney. He is the uncle of Rosemary’s sons, actors Miguel Ferrer and Rafael Ferrer.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Bartholomew Clooney (the son of Nicholas Clooney and Bridget Byron). Nicholas and Bridget were Irish immigrants. Nicholas was born, c. 1829, in Windgap, County Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of David Clooney and Mary McGrath, farmers.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was Crescentia Koch (the daughter of Joseph A./Henry Koch and Margaret Fehler/Feller/Manns). Crescentia was born in Ohio, to German parents. Joseph was evidently the son of William Koch and Anna Christina/Christiana. Margaret was evidently the daughter of Peter Feller and Margaret.

Nick’s maternal grandfather was Michael Joseph Guilfoyle (the son of Cornelius/Con Guilfoyle and Roseanna/Rosanna Sweeney). Cornelius was born in Tipperary, Ireland, the son of William Guilfoyle and Mary Felix/Frielly/Frieely/Feeley. Roseanna was the daughter of Michael Sweeney, from Laois, Ireland, and of Mary Denhanity, from Kilkenny, Ireland.

Nick’s maternal grandmother was Martha Adelia/Ada/Delia Farrow (the daughter of Samuel Tully Farrow and Louella/Ellin Breckenridge Vanden). Samuel was the son of John Bruer Farrow and Martha Jane Bramel. Louella was the daughter of Preston B. Vanden and Adelia S. Cooper/Cooker.

Sources: Genealogies of Nick Clooney – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Nick Clooney (through Nick’s son, George Clooney) – http://famouskin.com

Pictures and genealogy of Nick’s family – http://www.findagrave.com

Notations on Nick’s Irish ancestry – http://www.eneclann.ie

Nick’s paternal grandmother, Crescentia Koch, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of some of Nick’s more distant ancestors – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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