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

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). 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). 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

Obituary and genealogy 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 Ruth Wood.

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, to Peter Kane, who was born in Ireland, and 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”). 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). 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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Mike Pence

by follers on July 2, 2016

Birth Name: Michael Richard Pence

Place of Birth: Columbus, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 7, 1959

*81.25% Irish
*7.81% German (including Alsatian German and Swiss-German)
*10.94% Colonial American, including English

Mike Pence is an American politician, attorney, and radio show host. A Republican, he is the Vice President of the United States, having been sworn into office on January 20, 2017. He was elected to the position in 2016. He was previously Governor of Indiana, from January 14, 2013 to January 9, 2017. He was also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, from January 3, 2001 to January 3, 2013.

Vice President Pence is the son of Ann Nancy Jane (Cawley) and Edward J. Pence, Jr. Vice President Pence’s father’s ancestry was 5/8 Irish and 5/32 German (including Alsatian German and Swiss-German); the remainder of his father’s more distant roots includes English. Vice President Pence’s mother is of entirely Irish descent, the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants. Vice President Pence was raised Catholic, and later became an Evangelical Christian. He is married to educator, teacher, and painter Karen Pence, with whom he has three children.

Vice President Pence’s patrilineal line traces back to a Michael Bentz, who was born, c. 1705, in Lower Bavaria, Germany, and whose family surname was changed from Bentz to Pence.

Vice President Pence’s paternal grandfather was Edward Joseph Pence, Sr. (the son of Henry Harold “Harry” Pence and Mary Ellen Riley/Reilly). Harry was born in Illinois, the son of Samuel Pence and Frances “Fannie” Payne/Paigne; Samuel was of at least one quarter German descent through his patrilineal line (including Alsatian German and Swiss-German), while the rest of his ancestry included English. Vice President Pence great-grandmother Mary Ellen was born in Illinois, the daughter of John Riley, who was Irish, and of Margaret Flannery, who was born in Louisiana, of Irish descent.

Vice President Pence’s paternal grandmother was Geraldine Kathleen Kuhn (the daughter of Philip/Phillip Blaze Kuhn and Mary Ann/Anna Larkin). Philip was born in Indiana, to a German father, William Kuhn, and an Irish mother, Margaret McGwen. Mary Ann was born in Indiana, to Irish parents, Peter Larkin and Margaret Wall.

Vice President Pence’s maternal grandfather was Richard Michael Cawley (the son of Richard Cawley and Ellen Marron). Vice President Pence’s great-grandfather Richard was an Irish immigrant, from Tubercurry, Co Sligo.

Vice President Pence’s maternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Maloney (the daughter of James Michael Maloney and Mary Anne/Ann Downes/Downs). Mary Elizabeth was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, from Doonbeg, Co Clare. James was the son of Michael Moloney and Anne Carney. Mary Anne was the daughter of John Downes/Downs and Eliza.

Sources: Genealogies of Vice President Pence – https://www.geni.com

Vice President Pence’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Vice President Pence’s father – https://www.newspapers.com

Vice President Pence’s paternal grandfather, Edward Joseph Pence, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Vice President Pence’s paternal grandmother, Geraldine Kathleen Kuhn, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information about Vice President Pence’s mother’s Irish family – http://clareherald.com

Obituary of Vice President Pence’s maternal grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley – https://www.newspapers.com

Vice President Pence’s maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Maloney, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org