Elley Duhé

by Manila on September 21, 2018

Birth Name: Elley Frances Duhé

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 14, 1992

Ethnicity: Breton, Dutch (including Frisian), English, French [including French-Canadian], German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 65/512 Italian, 1/128 Belgian [Flemish], 15/2048 Shawnee Native American, 1/256 Cherokee Native American, 1/512 Swiss-German, 5/16384 Manx, 1/4096 Swedish, as well as distant Cornish

Elley Duhé is an American singer and songwriter.

Elley is the daughter of Teena and Robert Duhé.

Elley’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninth great-grandfather, Jacques Duhée.

Elley’s paternal grandfather is Willie Joseph “Bill” Duhé III (the son of Willie Joseph “Bill” Duhé, Jr. and Angelina “Jennie” Lovetro). Elley’s grandfather Willie was born in Louisiana. Elley’s great-grandfather Willie was the son of Willie Joseph Duhé and Léonie Millet. Elley’s great-great-grandfather Willie’s maternal fifth great-grandmother, Verena Hirtzel, was Swiss-German, from Pfäffikon, Canton of Zürich. Also, his maternal fourth great-grandfather, Heinrich Albert Schexnayder, was Belgian, from Brussels. Léonie’s paternal fourth great-grandfather, Christopher Johannes (or Jean Christphe in French) Huber, was also Belgian, from Leuven, Flemish Brabant. Also, one of Léonie’s paternal eighth great-grandfathers was Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Quebec settler. Leónie’s paternal third great-grandfather, Giovanni Battista Manuel (or Jean Baptiste Manuel in French) Bacas, was Italian, from Genoa. Jennie was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Antonio “Anthony” Lovetro and Angelina Ferrara.

Elley’s paternal grandmother is named Barbara Kennedy.

Elley’s maternal grandfather is Colonel Walker “Bud” Scott, Jr. (the son of Colonel Walker Henderson Scott, Sr. and Dorothy Davis). Elley’s grandfather Colonel was born in Cattlesburg, Kentucky. Elley’s great-grandfather Colonel was the biological father of criminal and cult leader Charles Manson, and was the son of Walker Henderson Scott and Gladys Ella Cline. Two of Elley’s great-great-grandfather Walker’s sixth great-grandparents, Sven Rambo and Ann Christian, were ethnic Swedish and Manx, respectively. His twice ninth great-grandfather, William McChristen, was also a Manx, from Milntown. Dorothy was a World War II veteran, and was the daughter of Melvin Davis and Dora Castle. Melvin’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Nakitika, was a Cherokee Native American. Melvin’s maternal great-great-grandfather and Dora’s paternal great-grandfather, Inman Castle, was 5/8 Shawnee Native American.

Elley’s maternal grandmother was Frances Jeanette “Frankie” McDowell (the daughter of Harvey James McDowell and Thelma Josephine Wright). Frances was born in Grayson, Kentucky. Harvey was the son of Charles Leander “Charlie” McDowell and Fanny B. Sexton. Thelma was the daughter of James Lewis Wright and Elizabeth Ellen Burchett.

Elley’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Elizabeth Patrick (September 15, 1831, Morgan County, Kentucky – February 14, 1910, Magoffin County, Kentucky).

Sources: Genealogy of Elley’s paternal grandfather, Willie Joseph Duhé III –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal grandfather, Colonel Walker Scott, Jr. –

Genealogy of Elley’s paternal great-grandfather, Colonel Walker Henderson Scott, Sr. –

Birth record of Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May Davis –

Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May Davis, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Elley’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy May (Davis) Canterbury –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette McDowell –

Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette McDowell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Elley’s maternal grandmother, Frances Jeanette (McDowell) Scott –

Elley’s maternal great-grandfather, Harvey James McDowell, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Elley’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Josephine Wright –

Elley’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma Josephine Wright, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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by Manila on September 2, 2018

Marshmello – 2018 Maxim Super Bowl LII Party – Minneapolis Event Complex – Minneapolis, MN, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis /

Birth Name: Christopher Marshall Comstock

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 19, 1992

Ethnicity: English, French, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, Welsh, 1/1024 Cherokee Native American, 1/2048 Patawomeck Native American, 1/2048 Shawnee Native American, 1/8192 Piscataway Native American, as well as small amount of Belgian [Walloon], Channel Islander [Jersey], Dutch, Swedish

Marshmello is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ.

Marshmello is the son of Stephanie and Matthew Comstock.

Marshmello’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, William Robert Comstock (c. 1820, Ohio – between 1850 and 1852, Meigs County, Ohio).

Marshmello’s paternal grandfather is Harold Eugene “Gene” Comstock (the son of Hugh Clinton Comstock and Nina Mary Elizabeth West). Eugene was born in Richwood, West Virginia. Hugh was the son of Harry Clinton Comstock and Myrtle Blanche Cunningham. Nina was the daughter of George Arthur West and Martha Katie Ellender Shaver.

Marshmello’s paternal grandmother is Shelby Jean Sevy (the daughter of Claude Leslie Sevy and Nona Dorothy Ramsey). Shelby was born in Hico, West Virginia. Claude was the son of Roscoe Sevy and Minerva Lee Summers. Roscoe’s paternal fourth great-grandmother, Eughioote (also known as Elizabeth Tassel), was a Cherokee Native American. Also, his maternal fifth great-grandfather, William Redman, was a Patawomeck Native American. Nona was the daughter of William Valentine Ramsey and Emma Catherine Crist.

Marshmello’s maternal grandfather is Garley Ray “Tommy” Whitt, Jr. (the son of Garley Ray Whitt and Gertie Mae Shelton). Tommy was born in Lillybrook, West Virginia. Marshmello’s great-grandfather Ray was the son of Merideth Minefee Whitt and Essie Mays. Merideth’s paternal fifth great-grandmother, Minitha Straight Tail, was a Shawnee Native American. Gertie was the daughter of Milton Herman Shelton and Lula Ada Keith.

Marshmello’s maternal grandmother is Brenda Jean Jones (the daughter of David Bill Jones and Velma Florence Hungate). Brenda was born in Coal City, West Virginia. David was the son of Willie D. Jones and Minnie Melvin Young. Velma is the daughter of Ervin Caperton Hungate and Mary Callie Graves. Ervin’s paternal seventh great-grandmother, Mary Kittamaquund, was a Piscataway Native American.

Marshmello’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Mary Holliday, of Virginia.

Sources: Genealogy of Marshmello’s paternal granduncle, Douglas Keith Comstock –

Marriage records of Marshmello’s paternal grandparents, Harold Eugene Comstock and Shelby Jean Sevy –

Obituary of Marshmello’s paternal great-grandmother, Nina Mary Elizabeth (West) Comstock –

Obituary of Marshmello’s paternal granduncle, Robert Herschel “Bob” Sevy –

Genealogy of Marshmello’s paternal great-grandfather, Claude Leslie Sevy –

Genealogy of Marshmello’s paternal great-grandmother, Nona Dorothy (Ramsey) Sevy –

Obituary of Marshmello’s maternal grandaunt, Doris Jean (Jones) Kendrick –

Marriage record of Marshmello’s maternal grandparents, Garley Ray Whitt, Jr. and Brenda Jean Jones –

Genealogy of Marshmello’s maternal great-grandfather, Garley Ray Whitt –

Genealogy of Marshmello’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertie Mae (Shelton) Whitt –

Marshmello’s maternal great-grandfather, David Bill Jones, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Marshmello’s maternal great-grandfather, David Bill Jones –

Marriage record of Marshmello’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Willie D. Jones and Minnie Melvin Young –

Marshmello’s maternal great-grandmother, Velma Florence (Hungate) Jones, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Kane Brown

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Kane Brown – 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) – Arrivals – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN /

Birth Name: Kane Allen Brown

Place of Birth: Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, U.S. (likely)

Date of Birth: October 21, 1993

*African-American, possibly Cherokee Native American (father)
*European (mother)

Kane Brown is an American country music singer and songwriter.

Kane is the son of Tabatha Michelle. He was raised by his mother in Georgia.

Kane’s father has been described as “black and part Cherokee.” Kane’s mother is white.

Kane’s maternal grandmother is named Kathy Richardson.



Burl Ives

by madman on June 22, 2018

Birth Name: Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Date of Birth: June 14, 1909

Place of Birth: Hunt City, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: April 14, 1995

Place of Death: Anacortes, Washington, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Dutch, Scottish, German, Irish, and French Huguenot, 1/64th Cherokee Native American

Burl Ives was an American singer and actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Big Country (1958).

Burl was the son of Cordelia “Dellie” (White) and Levi Franklin “Frank” Ives, a farmer and contractor. He had English, Dutch, Scottish, German, Irish, and French ancestry. Also, one of his fourth great-grandmothers, Morning Dove, was likely a Cherokee Native American.

Burl was married to Dorothy Koster Paul, until his death. He had a son with his former wife, Helen Peck Ehrlich.

Burl’s paternal grandfather was William Riley Ives (the son of John Ives and Martha “Patty” Vanatter). John was the son of John Ives and Mehitabel Rose.

Burl’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Josephine Ordaway (the daughter of Abraham A. Ordway and Sally Wright). Charlotte was born in New York. Abraham was the son of Aaron Ordway and Susannah Johnson.

Burl’s maternal grandfather was Cyrus G. White (the son of Warren White and Dica Sanders). Cyrus was born in Indiana. Warren was the son of David White and Mary “Polly” Denney/Denny. Dica was the daughter of Joseph Sanders and Nancy Cox.

Burl’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Catherine Flynn/Flinn (the daughter of Josiah Flynn/Flinn and Sarah Ellen McDonald). Burl’s grandmother Sarah was born in Indiana. Josiah was the son of Josiah W. Flynn/Flinn and Cathrine Moser/Mosher. Burl’s great-grandmother Sarah was the daughter of Joseph McDonald and Hannah Carl.

Sources: Genealogies of Burl Ives –

Genealogies of Burl’s maternal great-grandmother, Dica Sanders –


Sarah Vowell

by madman on May 27, 2018

Sarah Vowell – “The Incredibles” Hollywood Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: – – – Photo Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sarah Jane Vowell

Place of Birth: Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 27, 1969

Ethnicity: Swedish (paternal grandmother), English, Cherokee Native American, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, distant Irish

Sarah Vowell is an American historian, author, journalist, essayist, social commentator, and actress. She is the daughter of Janie Charlene (Parson) and Pat G. Vowell.

Sarah and her sister Amy has talked about their ancestry in a podcast on the radio program This American Life. There, Sarah said (on 05:18): “I’m an eighth Cherokee on my mother’s side, [and] about a sixteenth on my father’s.” Her sister said (on 06:09) that they have a Swedish grandmother, and (on 06:31): “we’re a little French and Scottish and English and Seminole too, typical American mutt.”

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was of Swedish descent, and both her grandfathers were of part Cherokee Native American descent. The rest of her documented ancestry is English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and distant Irish. It is not clear from where her French and Seminole Native American ancestry comes from.

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Howell Carlile Vowell (the son of Charles Walter Vowell and Mary “Lena” Carlile). Howell was of Cherokee and European descent.

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Esther Carolyn Lundin (the daughter of Alfred Lundin and Ellen Larm). Esther was born in Kansas, to Swedish parents.

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was Cisero Lafatte Parson (the son of Johnson Anderson Parson and Mary Harriet “Molly” Hinds). Johnson was born in Park Hill, Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, the son of Peter “Kil-ah-nee-cah” Parson and Margaret Elizabeth Sanders, and was of Cherokee Native American, Scottish, and English descent. Mary was the daughter of William Henry Hinds and Mary Jane Baughman, and had German, English, Swiss-German, and some Irish, ancestry.

Sarah’s maternal grandmother was Pearl Viletty Gilstrap (the daughter of John Francis Gilstrap and Angeline Liona Applegate). Sarah’s grandmother Pearl was of British Isles descent. John was the son of William Henry Gilstrap and Sarah Catherine Brittain. Angeline was the daughter of Clayton Robert Applegate and Rachel Stevens.

Sources: Sarah’s paternal grandfather, Howell Carlile Vowell, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Sarah’s paternal grandmother, Esther Carolyn Lundin, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Esther on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Esther on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Sarah’s mother (through her own brother, John Anderson Parson) –

Genealogy of Sarah’s maternal grandfather, Cisero Lafatte Parson –

Genealogy of Sarah’s great-grandfather, Johnson Anderson Parson –

Sarah’s great-grandfather, Johnson Anderson Parson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –