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Bianca Ryan

by madman on August 17, 2017

Bianca Ryan – 2014 Operation Smile’s “Smile Event” in New York City – Photo Credit: MJ Photos / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Bianca Taylor Ryan

Place of Birth: Ocean City, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 1, 1994

Ethnicity: Japanese, Irish, Italian, German, possibly Cherokee Native American

Bianca Ryan is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actress. She was the first winner of the reality television series America’s Got Talent.

Bianca is the daughter of Janette E. (likely Welch) and Shawn Ryan. She has stated (at 11:52) that her ancestry is “Japanese, Irish, Italian, German, Cherokee.”

Bianca’s paternal grandparents were John J. “Jack” Ryan and Marie T. Allman.

Bianca’s maternal grandmother is named Yoko. She is of Japanese origin.

Sources: Obituary of Bianca’s paternal grandfather, John J. “Jack” Ryan – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Bianca’s paternal grandmother, Marie T. (Allman) Ryan – http://www.legacy.com

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Allie Gonino

by stlucas on June 26, 2017

Allie Gonino – Growze Store Opening Party Hosted by Mischa Barton – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alyssa Jean Gonino

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

Date of Birth: March 30, 1990

Ethnicity:
*Italian (paternal grandfather)
*English, Irish, German, Swiss-German (paternal grandmother)
*Cherokee Native American, some English, Irish, and French Huguenot (mother)

Allie Gonino is an American actress.

Allie is the daughter of Linda Joyce (Henderson) and Vincent John Gonino, Jr.

Allie has stated that she has Italian and Cherokee Native American roots. Allie’s other roots are German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish. Allie’s German and Swiss roots can be traced back to Johann Conrad Dieffenbach, who was born, c. 1660, in Germany, and his wife, Maria Barbara Christeler, who was born, c. 1670, in Bern, Switzerland.

Allie’s paternal grandfather was Vincent “Vince” John Gonino, Sr. (the son of Agostino/Augustus Joseph Gonino and Louisa Maria Sylvestro). Agostino was born in Italy, the son of Vincent Gonino. Louisa was born in New York, the daughter of Italian parents, John Sylvestro/Silvestro and Silvia Di Sylvestro.

Allie’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Jean Deffenbaugh (the daughter of Clarence Roth Deffenbaugh and Hazel Ellen Hartley). Clarence was the son of Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack. Hazel was the daughter of Grant Hartley and Minerva “Minnie” Douglas.

Allie’s maternal grandfather was William “Bill” Lawrence Henderson, Jr. (the son of William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., and Lillian Oliver Gott).

Allie’s great-grandfather William, who was listed as white on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the son of Andrew Jackson Henderson and Martha Ellen Daugherty, who had some French Huguenot ancestry through the surname “Prevatte”.

Allie’s great-grandmother Lillian, who is listed as a Native American on the 1920 U.S. Census, was the daughter of Walter Duncan Gott and Lillian Adda Pennel.

Allie’s maternal grandmother was Geneva Sue Butler (the daughter of Gee/Geet Dick Butler and Mae Nichols). Geneva, as well as her parents, was also listed as a Native American on the 1940 U.S. Census.

Sources: Birth record of Allie Gonino – http://www.familysearch.org

Information about Allie’s paternal grandfather, Vincent “Vince” John Gonino – http://www.facebook.com

Obituary of Allie’s paternal great-grandmother, Louisa Maria (Sylvestro) Gonino – http://articles.herald-mail.com

Obituary of Allie’s great-uncle (paternal grandmother’s brother), Daniel Grant “Bud” Deffenbaugh – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Allie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Wilbert Dayton “Wilbur” Deffenbaugh and Christina/Christena “Tena” Hartsough/Hartsack – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies, and obituary, of Allie’s maternal grandfather, William “Bill” Lawrence Henderson – http://www.findagrave.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Allie’s maternal great-grandfather, William Lawrence Henderson, Sr., on the 1900 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Allie’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Oliver Gott, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Allie’s maternal grandmother, Geneva Sue Butler, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

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Brytni Sarpy

by stlucas on March 15, 2017

Birth Name: Brytni Melicia Sarpy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 21, 1987

Ethnicity: Creole [African, French, Italian], African-American Filipino, Apache Native American, Cherokee Native American

Brytni Sarpy is an American actress. She was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Kim (Javier) and Melvin Jerome “Mel” Sarpy. She has a half-brother, Aiden.

Brytni has stated in an interview that she has Creole (including French, African, and Italian), Apache Native American and Cherokee Native American, and Filipino, ancestry. She also has other African-American roots.

Brytni’s parents are pictured here.

Brytni’s paternal grandparents were David Sarpy (the son of Felix Sarpy and Allie Conant) and Claudina Gladys Morris (the daughter of Arthur L. Morris and Lillian Tarplay). Claudina was from Kansas.

Sources: http://swirlgirlarmy.com
https://soaphub.com
https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Brytni’s paternal grandparents, David Sarpy and Claudina Gladys Morris – https://familysearch.org

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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Danielle Vega

by fraciscovargas1545 on January 23, 2017

Birth Name: Erica Danielle Rhodes

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date of Birth: February 4, 1986

Ethnicity: English, Spanish, African-American, Cherokee Native American

Danielle Vega is an American actress. She has stated:

I am from all over, with Spanish, African, Anglo-Saxon, and American Indian blood.

She also stated that her grandmother was of Spanish and Cherokee descent, and grew up on a farm in Georgia.

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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Anna Cleveland

by stlucas on October 9, 2016

Anna Sui - Fall Winter 2016 Collection

Birth Name: Anna Cleveland van Ravenstein

Place of Birth: The Netherlands

Date of Birth: March 19, 1989

Ethnicity:
*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.

Sources: http://www.harpersbazaar.com
http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com
http://www.vogue.com

Pat Cleveland article – http://madamenoire.com

Photo: excelentphoto/Bigstock.com

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