Birth Name: Charles Robert Redford
Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 18, 1936
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Cornish
Robert Redford is an American actor, director, producer, businessperson, philanthropist, and environmentalist. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival (in 1978). Robert’s ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), and Cornish, including recent immigrants.
Robert’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Peter Redford, who was born, c. the early 1700s, in Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Robert’s paternal grandfather was Charles Elisha/Elijah Redford (the son of Charles Redford and Jane Archie). Robert’s great-grandfather Charles was born in Rhode Island, the son of English-born parents, of English and Irish ancestry, Elisha Redford, who was born in Manchester, Lancashire, and of Mary Ann McCreary. Robert’s great-grandmother Jane was Scottish, born in Aberdeenshire, the daughter of William M. Archie and Jane Little.
Robert’s paternal grandmother was Lena Taylor (the daughter of Henry Taylor and Mary Tucker). Lena was born in England. Henry was born in Cornwall, the son of Jonathan Taylor and Elizabeth Crocker. Mary was also born in Cornwall, the daughter of William Tucker and Grace Tremberth.
Robert’s maternal grandfather was Archibald Woodruff Hart (the son of John Gabriel Hart and Ida Woodruff). John was the son of James Carmichael Hart and Mary Elizabeth Long. Ida was the daughter of William Henry Woodruff and Julia Hannah Jackson.
Robert’s maternal grandmother was Sallie/Sally Pate Green (the daughter of Eugene E. Green and Martha “Mattie” Bugg). Eugene was the son of Edwin/Ed Jeremiah Littleberry Green and Eliza Jane Young. Martha was the daughter of Zachariah Pennington Bugg and Emily/Emma Jane Davis. Robert’s mother’s family has lived in the United States for many generations. Their ancestry included English, Irish, Scottish, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish).
Sources: Family history of Robert Redford – http://www.powells.com
Genealogy of Robert’s paternal great-grandmother, Jane Archie – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Robert’s mother – http://www.findagrave.com
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