Birth Name: Samuel Pack Elliott
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
Date of Birth: August 9, 1944
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, distant Swiss and Dutch
Sam Elliott is an American actor. He is the son of Glynn Mamie (Sparks) and Henry Nelson Elliott. Sam is married to actress Katharine Ross.
Sam’s paternal grandfather was Hardy Bishop Elliott (the son of Henry Bishop Elliott and Mary Elizabeth Hutchinson). Henry was the son of John Nealy Elliott and Mary Cook.
Sam’s paternal grandmother was Leona Pack (the daughter of Samuel Owen Pack and Mary Frances McPhail).
Sam’s maternal grandfather was Samuel D. Sparks, Jr. (the son of Samuel D. Sparks and Susan Amanda Burden). Sam’s great-grandfather Samuel Sparks was the son of Anderson West Sparks and Martha Adaline Akin. Susan was the daughter of William Carrol Burden and Clarissa Kenney.
Sam’s maternal grandmother was Zora Ada/Ida Pope (the daughter of John Marshall Pope and Lucy Ann Whatley). John was the son of Silas Pope and Edna/Edney Griffin. Lucy was the daughter of William Hardy Whatley and Sarah “Sally” Lee.
Sources: Genealogy of Sam’s maternal great-grandfather, Samuel D. Sparks (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Sam’s maternal great-grandmother, Susan Amanda Burden – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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