Suzanne Malveaux

by follers on November 9, 2017

Janine di Giovanni and Suzanne Malveaux – The International Women’s Media Foundation’s 27th Annual Courage in Journalism Awards Ceremony – Arrivals – Cipriani 42nd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Suzanne Maria Malveaux

Place of Birth: Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 4, 1966

Ethnicity: Louisiana Creole [African, French, more distant Spanish and Italian], 1/512 Irish, at least 1/1024 Algonquin First Nations

Suzanne Malveaux is an American news journalist. She works in television, on CNN.

Suzanne self-identifies as black.

She is the daughter of Myrna Maria (Ruiz) and Floyd Joseph Malveaux. Her parents are of Louisiana Creole descent. They both have African ancestry, along with French/French-Canadian, and some Spanish and Italian. At least some of her African ancestors were from Guinea. She also has at least one Algonquin First Nations ancestor, her eight times great-grandmother Catherine Exipakinoa.

A picture of Suzanne’s father can be seen here. A picture of Suzanne with her mother can be seen here.

Among Suzanne’s siblings is Suzette M. Malveaux, a law professor. Suzanne’s father comes from a long line of free men of color, going back to at least the 1800s.

Suzanne has a daughter, who is adopted.

Suzanne’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Delton Malveaux (the son of Joseph Laurent “Lawrence” Malveaux and Héllène “Helen” Fauries). Suzanne’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Jean Baptiste Laurent Malveaux and Amélie Chrétien.

Suzanne’s paternal grandmother was Inez Mary Lemelle (the daughter of Joseph Bartholomew/Barthelemy “Jim” Lemelle and Edolia/Idola/Elena Lee Donatto/Donato). Inez was born in Louisiana. Joseph was the son of Charles Barthelemy Lemelle and Thomascine/Domicille Lemelle. Elena was the daughter of George Donato and Marie/Mary Girond/Giron.

Suzanne’s maternal grandfather was John Flores Mansion Ruiz (the son of John F. Mansion Ruiz and Anostesia/Anostasia/Anastasia/Anastasie Lacoste/La Coste). Suzanne’s grandfather John was born in Louisiana. Suzanne’s great-grandfather John was the son of John F. Ruiz and Marie Ida Miller. Anostesia was the daughter of T. Gustav/Gustave Lacoste and Victoria/Victorine Lawrence/Laurence/Laurent Bertrand.

Suzanne’s maternal grandmother was Lucille Mary Davis (the daughter of Albert Davis and Lucille Rousseau).

Sources: Suzanne’s paternal grandmother, Inez Mary Lemelle, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Suzanne’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Bartholomew/Barthelemy “Jim” Lemelle, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Suzanne’s paternal great-grandmother, Edolia/Idola/Elena Lee Donatto/Donato – https://wc.rootsweb.com

Information about Suzanne’s Donatto/Donato ancestors – http://www.creolegen.org

Marriage record of Suzanne’s maternal grandparents, John Flores Mansion Ruiz and Lucille Mary Davis – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Suzanne’s maternal grandfather, John Flores Mansion Ruiz (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://bayoubohemia.net

Suzanne’s maternal grandfather, John Flores Mansion Ruiz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Suzanne’s maternal great-grandparents, John F. Mansion Ruiz and Anostesia/Anostasia/Anastasia/Anastasie Lacoste/La Coste – https://www.familysearch.org
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andrew September 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Suzanne’s maternal grandfather was John Flores Mansion Ruiz (the son of John Mansion/Mansin Ruiz and Anastasia/Anastasie Lacoste/La Coste). Suzanne’s great-grandfather John was the son of John F. Ruiz and Marie Ida Miller. Anastasia was the daughter of Gustav Lacoste and Victoria/Victorine Lawrence/Laurence

Suzanne’s maternal grandmother was Lucille Mary Davis (the daughter of Albert Davis and Lucille Rousseau)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJC-4JSV
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJH-CG62

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV7X-3NP

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q293-SY23
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJZ-MH3K

I hope it’s alright.

andrew September 8, 2018 at 6:31 pm

genealogy of Suzanne’s paternal great-grandmother, Idolia Lee Donato – https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=smith%5Fphilip%5Fw&id=I41573

andrew September 8, 2018 at 6:18 am

new stuff

genealogy of Suzanne’s maternal grandmother, Inez Mary Lemelle (through her sister) – https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Lemelle-Family-Tree-47

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102466399
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMT9-ZXP

If so, she descends at least 5 times from a Neapolitan man, Major Donato Bello, who married a “New Orleans born mulatto”

http://www.creolegen.org/2015/04/21/martin-donato-of-st-landry-parish/

andrew September 8, 2018 at 6:19 am

excuse, that’s her paternal grandmother’s tree

andrew September 4, 2018 at 3:48 pm

genealogy of Suzanne’s maternal grandfather, John Flores Masion Ruiz (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://bayoubohemia.net/genealogy/pedigree.php?personID=I2526&tree=basetree

andrew September 4, 2018 at 3:55 pm

on this line, Suzanne’s 4th great-grandmother is said to be a slave from Guinea, making her 1/64 Guinean: https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/gaspard/159/

andrew September 4, 2018 at 3:43 pm

obituary of Suzanne’s uncle, John Flores Mansion Ruiz, Jr. – https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/fort-lauderdale-fl/john-ruiz-5444158

andrew September 4, 2018 at 3:36 pm
andrew November 29, 2017 at 4:59 pm

which is the fraction of his remote Algonquin First Nations ancestry?

follers November 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Her eight times great-grandmother, Catherine Exipakinoa, was Algonquin.

Of course, Malveaux could have other Indigenous ancestors as well.

andrew November 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm

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