Anna Cleveland

by stlucas on October 9, 2016

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Birth Name: Anna Cleveland van Ravenstein

Place of Birth: The Netherlands

Date of Birth: March 19, 1989

*Dutch (father)
*Swedish, African-American, possibly some Irish and Cherokee Native American (mother)

Anna Cleveland is a Dutch model. She was born in the Netherlands, to former American model Pat Cleveland and Dutch fashion photographer Paul van Ravenstein. She was raised in Italy.

Anna’s maternal grandparents were Johnny Johnston and Lady Bird Cleveland (the daughter of Albert Cleveland and Nancy/Nannie Edwards). Johnny was Swedish. Lady Bird was African-American, and was said to also have some Irish and Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Irish and Cherokee ancestry has been verified/documented.


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Pat Cleveland

by stlucas on September 26, 2016

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Birth Name: Patricia Cleveland

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 23, 1950

*Swedish (father)
*African-American, possibly some Irish and Cherokee Native American (mother)

Pat Cleveland is an American fashion model. In the 1960s and 1970s, she was one of the first African-American models to have achieved prominence as a runway model and print model.

Her father, Johnny Johnston, was Swedish. Her mother, Lady Bird (Cleveland), was African-American, and was said to also have some Irish and Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Irish and Cherokee ancestry has been verified/documented.

Patt’s daughter is model Anna Cleveland.

Pat’s maternal grandparents were Albert Cleveland and Nancy/Nannie Edwards.

Pat was raised by her mother in Harlem.


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by Manila on September 23, 2016

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Birth Name: Michael Wayne Atha

Place of Birth: Gadsden, Alabama, United States

Date of Birth: December 30, 1979

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Native American (Cherokee and remote Powhatan)

Yelawolf is an American hip hop recording artist. His father, whose surname is “Atha”, is of Cherokee Native American descent. His mother, Sheila Diane Mitchell, gave birth to him when she was fifteen. He was previously married to Sonora Rosario.

Yelawolf’s maternal grandparents are “Tommy” Mitchell and Barbara J. Williams (the daughter of Odis Sylvester Williams and Vaulene Freeman). Odis was the son of Oscar Sylvester Williams and Elizabeth V. “Lizzie” Wilson. Vaulene was the daughter of George Mack Freeman and Martha Jane Calvert.

Yelawolf’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Catherine.

Sources: Marriage record of Yelawolf’s maternal great-grandparents, Odis Sylvester Williams and Vaulene Freeman –

Obituary of Yelawolf’s maternal great-grandmother, Vaulene (Freeman) Williams –

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Chris Hardwick

by madman on September 21, 2016

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Birth Name: Christopher Ryan Hardwick

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: November 23, 1971

Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), English, small amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and German, distant Irish and French Huguenot, 3/256ths Cherokee Native American

Chris Hardwick is an American comedian, actor, voice artist, musician, writer, television host, producer, and podcaster. He hosts the television aftershow Talking Dead on AMC and the late night Internet-based game show @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central.

Chris is the son of Sharon Lee Hills (Facente) and Billy Hardwick (born William Bruce Hardwick), a professional bowler. He is married to actress and model Lydia Hearst.

Chris’ father is of mostly English descent, with more distant Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) and German roots. One of Chris’ ancestors on his father’s side was Rebecca Narcises, who was a Cherokee Native American. Rebecca was born in 1740 in Brunswick, Virginia, and married Chris’ ancestor Lanier Brewer, who was of English ancestry. Chris is descended from Rebecca twice, from both his patrilineal great-grandparents.

Chris’ paternal grandfather was Hubert Allen Hardwick (the son of Rufus Allison Hardwick and Lizzetta/Lizzette Mae/May McCrory). Rufus was the son of James L. Hardwick and Theodocia Z. Bennett. Lizzetta was the daughter of Cornelius Hugh McCrory and Mary Malvina Hollis.

Chris’ paternal grandmother was Mary McCaleb (the daughter of Melvin Bryan McCaleb and Ada Bell Tice). Melvin was the son of James Philemon Polk McCaleb and Virginia Bryan Hughes.

Chris’ maternal grandfather was Emilio/Emil James “Jim” Facente (the son of Alfonso/Alphonse Facente and Maria Dominica Lombardi Introcaso). Emilio was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents, from Montegiordano, Province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy.

Chris’ maternal grandmother was Antoinette Tommie Smith (the daughter of Thomas Alfred Smith and Aurelia Whitfield Chastain). Antoinette was born in Georgia. Aurelia was the daughter of Oscar Dennis Chastain and Mary Josephine “Mollie” McDuffie. Aurelia descended from The Rev. John Chastain, who was of half French Huguenot descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Chris Hardwick –

Genealogy of Chris’ father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-grandfather, Rufus Allison Hardwick –

Genealogies of Chris’ paternal great-grandmother, Lizzetta/Lizzette Mae/May McCrory –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-grandmother, Lizzetta/Lizzette Mae/May McCrory (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Nancy Emily Brewer (through Nancy’s brother, Richard McMillan Johnson Brewer) –

Genealogy of Chris’ paternal great-grandfather, Melvin Bryan McCaleb (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Marriage record of Chris’ maternal grandparents, Emilio/Emil James “Jim” Facente and Antoinette Tommie Smith –

Information about Chris’ maternal grandfather, Emilio/Emil James “Jim” Facente –

Chris’ maternal grandfather, Emilio/Emil James “Jim” Facente, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Immigration record of Chris’ maternal great-grandfather, Alfonso/Alphonse Facente –

Immigration record of Chris’ maternal great-grandmother, Maria Dominica Lombardi Introcaso –

Genealogy of Chris’ maternal great-grandmother, Aurelia Whitfield Chastain (focusing on her father’s side) –

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Chelsea Tyler

by madman on August 15, 2016

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Birth Name: Chelsea Anna Tallarico

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: March 6, 1989

Ethnicity: English, German, 1/8th Italian, 1/8th Polish, 1/8th Greek, small amounts of Welsh, Scottish, 1/256th Cherokee Native American, remote French

Chelsea Tyler is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the daughter of musician Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico) and fashion desginer Teresa Ann Barrick. Among Chelsea’s half-siblings are actresses/models Liv Tyler and Mia Tyler. Chelsea is married to actor Jon Foster, and together they form the electro soul duo Kaneholler.

Chelsea’s father is of one quarter Italian, one quarter German, one quarter Polish, and one quarter British Isles (English, with distant Welsh) ancestry. Chelsea’s mother is of 1/4 Greek, as well as English, German, small amounts of Scottish, Welsh, at least 1/128th Cherokee Native American, and remote French, ancestry.

One of Chelsea’s maternal fifth great-grandfathers, Hair “De-Go-S-Ka” Conrad, was the son of Onai of Ani’-Tsi’skwa (Bird Clan), a Cherokee Native American, and of Hamilton Gunrod Conrad, whose father, Johann Jacob Conrad, was a German or Dutch immigrant, and whose mother, Jennie Taylor, was apparently Scottish (although some sources state that she was a Cherokee Native American, or of half Scottish/Cherokee descent).

Chelsea’s paternal grandfather was Victor Alphonse Tallarico (the son of Giovanni Tallarico and Panta Olga Constanze/Constance Neidhart). Giovanni was born in Cotronei, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, the son of Alfonso Tallarico and Stella Albi. Panta was born in New York, to German parents, Oscar Neidhart and Olga Keitzman/Kitzman/Kitzmann/Kietzmann.

Chelsea’s paternal grandmother was Susan Ray Blancha (the daughter of Felix Carol Blancha, whose surname was originally “Czarnyszewicz”, and of Bessie June Elliott). Felix was a Polish immigrant, the son of Franciszer Czarnyszewicz and Apolonia Miluta. Bessie was the daughter of Robert J. Elliot and Edna Raynette Wheeler or Tibbits, and had English, and more distant Welsh, ancestry.

Chelsea’s maternal grandfather was Marion Frank Barrick (the son of Marion Frank Barrick and Scottie May/Mae Hampton). Chelsea’s great-grandfather Marion was the son of George Alexander Barrick and Emmaline/Emaline “Eva” Hair. Scottie was the daughter of John Anderson Hampton and Ella L. Redwine.

Chelsea’s maternal grandmother is Helan Addie Shultz (the daughter of Orville/Arvil L. Shultz and Fannie/Fanny Kyron). Orville was the son of James Fay Shultz and Addie Belle/Joahana Adda Shackelford. Fannie was born in Turkey, and was likely of Greek descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Chelsea Tyler (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogies of Chelsea’s father (through Chelsea’s half-sister, Liv Tyler) –

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Steven Tyler’s roots –

Obituary of Chelsea’s paternal grandmother, Susan Ray (Blancha) Tallarico –

Genealogy of Chelsea Tyler (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Chelsea’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emmaline/Emaline Hair –

Chelsea’s maternal great-grandmother, Scottie May/Mae Hampton, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Information about Chelsea’s Cherokee Native American ancestry –

Genealogy of Chelsea’s maternal grandmother, Helan Addie Shultz (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Chelsea’s maternal great-grandparents, Orville/Arvil L. Shultz and Fannie/Fanny Kyron, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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