Waka Flocka Flame

by ethnic on October 17, 2017

Waka Flocka Flame – Waka Flocka Flame Visits Power 99 FM WUSL’s iHeartRadio Theatre in Bala Cynwyd – June 09, 2012 – Power 99 FM WUSL’s iHeartRadio Theatre – Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Birth name: Juaquin James Malphurs

Place of Birth: South Jamaica, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1986

Ethnicity: African-American

Waka Flocka Flame is an American rapper. He was born in South Jamaica, New York, to black parents.

He has controversially declared “I’m not Black”, specifically stating:

I’m not African-American at all… My folks is not from Africa. A lot of people in this room’s folks ain’t from Africa. Might be a couple, but people just don’t understand. I asked my grandma, ‘Yo grandma, what’s your background?’ She said ‘Red foot and black tail Indian.’ I said, ‘What?’ She said, ‘Yeah.’ My mother and my father, we 100% Indians.’ I asked my other grandmother, and we got Cherokee in us, and European and Italian. A little Dominican… I’m damn sure not Black. You’re not gonna call me Black.”

It is not clear if Waka Flocka Flame’s Native American, European, Italian, and/or Dominican ancestries have been verified/documented.

He was an independent candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

Waka Flocka Flame is married to television personality, singer, fashion designer, and businessperson Tammy Rivera.


Mindy Finn

by follers on October 13, 2016

Place of Birth: Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: 1981

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Mindy Finn is an American digital media strategist, businessperson, political consultant, and politician.

She was an independent candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2016, as the running mate of Presidential candidate Evan McMullin.

Mindy’s maternal grandparents are Max Sanders and Shirley.

She is married to David Feinberg, with whom she has two children.

Source: Genealogy of Mindy Finn (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com


Austin Petersen

by madman on September 8, 2016

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Birth Name: Austin Wade Petersen

Place of Birth: Independence, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 19, 1981

*Danish, possibly other (father)
*English, small amounts of German, Welsh, Swiss-German, and Cornish (mother)

Austin Petersen is an American political activist, producer, commentator, and writer. As of 2017, he is a Republican.

He was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2016.

Austin is the son of Donna Josephine (Magness) and John D. Petersen. His mother had English, German, Welsh, Swiss-German, and Cornish, ancestry. Austin has stated that the Petersen family was from Denmark. It is not clear if Austin’s father is of entirely or partially Danish ancestry.

Austin’s maternal grandfather was Donald Raymond Magness (the son of Stephen Ardell Magness and Belle O. Winn). Donald was born in Missouri. Stephen was the son of Alexander Magness and Annie. Belle was the daughter of Virgil Winn and Mary Katherine E. “Kate” Brooks.

Austin’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Lucia Babylon (the daughter of Joseph Burris Babylon and Josephine Dora Nance). Hazel was born in Missouri. Austin’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Emanual Josiah Babylon and Elizabeth J. Lehman. Austin’s great-grandmother Josephine was the daughter of Davis Allen Nance and Josephine Bonaparte Hook.

Sources: Genealogy of Austin’s mother – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy and obituary of Austin’s mother – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Austin’s maternal grandmother, Hazel Lucia Babylon – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Austin’s maternal grandmother, Hazel Lucia Babylon (through Hazel’s brother, Robert Babylon) – http://www.ancestry.com


Evan McMullin

by follers on August 9, 2016

Birth Name: David Evan McMullin

Place of Birth: Provo, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 2, 1976

Ethnicity: Scottish, English

Evan McMullin is an American political figure. He is a former chief policy director for the House Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a former CIA agent.

He was an independent candidate for President of the United States in 2016. His Vice Presidential nominee was Mindy Finn.

Evan is of the LDS (Mormon) faith.

Evan’s paternal grandfather was David Rowe McMullin (the son of Bryant Ross McMullin and Martha Minerva Ellis). David was born in Alberta, Canada. Bryant was born in Utah, from a family from Maine, the son of Albert Eals McMullin and Nancy Jane Ross. Martha was the daughter of David Moroni Ellis and Sophronia Ann Jackson.

Evan’s paternal grandmother was named Ruth Wood. Ruth was born in Alberta, Canada.

Source: Genealogy of Evan McMullin (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com


Tim Kaine

by follers on July 19, 2016

Birth Name: Timothy Michael Kaine

Place of Birth: St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: February 26, 1958

*81.25% Irish
*18.75% Scottish

Tim Kaine is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as a U.S. Senator from Virginia, since January 3, 2013. He was previously the 76th Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, from July 1, 1998 to September 10, 2001, the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, from January 12, 2002 to January 14, 2006, the 70th Governor of Virginia, from January 14, 2006 to January 16, 2010, and a Chair of the Democratic National Committee, from January 21, 2009 to April 5, 2011.

He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2016.

Tim is the son of Mary Kathleen (Burns) and Albert Alexander Kaine, Jr. His father was of Scottish and Irish descent. His mother is of Irish ancestry. Tim is married to Anne Holton, a lawyer and judge, who has served as Virginia Secretary of Education, since 2014, and whose father, A. Linwood Holton, Jr., was Governor of Virginia, from 1970 to 1974. The couple has three children.

Tim’s paternal grandfather was Albert Alexander Kaine (the son of Alexander “Alex” Kane/Kaine and Isabella/Isabelle Potts). Albert was born in Kansas, to Scottish parents. Tim’s great-grandfather Alexander was born in Campsie, Stirlingshire, and was the son of Peter Kane, who was born in Ireland, and of Jane/Jean King, from Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Tim’s great-grandmother Isabella was born in Cavers, Scottish Borders, the daughter of William Potts and Isabella Patterson Hermiston.

Tim’s paternal grandmother was Annabella/Annella/Ann Ellen Mary Farrell (the daughter of Patrick John Farrell and Mary Catherine Fleming). Annabella was born in Kansas. Patrick was Irish, from Donnybrook, Dublin, the son of Patrick Farrell and Mary Milnamow, both from Longford. Mary Catherine was born in Ontario, Canada, to an Irish father, Thomas Patrick Fleming, from Kilkenny, and a mother, Elizabeth Downey, who was born in Ontario, to Irish parents.

Tim’s maternal grandfather was Leo M. Burns (the son of Michael F. Burns and Bridget “Bridgie”). Leo was born in Missouri. Michael was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, Patrick Burns and Sarah. Bridget was born in Missouri, also to Irish parents.

Tim’s maternal grandmother was Pauline A. Mannion/Manion (the daughter of Thomas Patrick Mannion and Mary A. Hannan). Pauline was born in Kansas. Thomas was born in Missouri, to Irish parents, John Manion/Mannion and Margaret Gormley, both from Galway. Mary A. was born in Illinois, also to Irish parents, Richard Hannan/Hannon and Mary Elizabeth Sullivan.

Sources: Genealogies of Tim Kaine – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Family history of Tim Kaine, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – http://www.megansmolenyak.com

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