Billy Crawford

by Manila on October 16, 2018

Birth Name: Billy Joe Ledesma Crawford

Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: May 16, 1982

*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/128 Dutch, 1/256 German, as well distant Cornish, French, Irish, and Welsh (father)
*Filipino [Hiligaynon] (mother)

Billy Crawford is a Filipino-American actor, singer, and songwriter.

His father, Jack Von Crawford, is American, from Eastland, Texas. His mother, Marietta “Mayette” Ledesma, is Filipino, from Jaro, Iloilo City.

Billy is married to actress Coleen Garcia. He was previously married to French dance choreographer Marie Courchinoux, until their divorce.

Billy’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Andrew Crawford.

Billy’s paternal grandfather was Neafulus Baldridge “Baldy” Crawford (the son of Jesse Pitt Crawford and Ollie Mildred Davis). Baldridge was born in Thurber, Texas. Pitt was the son of Thomas “Tom” Crawford and Almeda Truelock. Ollie was the daughter of William Jefferson Davis and Tarla Ola Cody.

Billy’s maternal grandmother was Laura Jean Adams (the daughter of Loyd Glenn Adams and Olive Laura Ford). Jean was born in Dewey, Oklahoma. Loyd was the son of Glenn Carey Adams and Cora Estelle Pinney. Cora’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Rinear van Hoosear, was Dutch. Olive was the daughter of Louis Von Ford and Laura Belle Wright. Billy’s great-great-grandmother Laura’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Peter Schmuck, was German.

Sources: Birth record of Billy’s father –

Genealogies of Billy’s paternal grandfather, Neafulus Baldridge Crawford –

Genealogy of Billy’s paternal grandmother, Laura Jean (Adams) Crawford –

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Gordon B. Hinckley

by Manila on September 22, 2018

Birth Name: Gordon Bitner Hinckley

Date of Birth: June 23, 1910

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Death: January 27, 2008

Place of Death: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

*Dutch, English, as well as small amount of Cornish, French, German, Scottish, and Welsh (father)
*Danish (maternal grandfather)
*Norwegian (maternal grandmother)

Gordon B. Hinckley was an American religious leader and author. He was the 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from March 12, 1995 to January 27, 2008, his death. He was also on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, from October 5, 1961 to July 23, 1981, and was its President, from June 5, 1994 to March 12, 1995.

His father, Bryant Stringham Hinckley, was a writer and educator. His mother, Christene (Johnson), was the daughter of emigrants, from Copenhagen, Denmark and Fredrisktad, Østfold, Norway, respectively.

Gordon was married to Marjorie Pay, until her death. The couple has five children.

Gordon’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifteenth great-grandfather, John de Hinckley.

Gordon’s paternal grandfather was Ira Nathaniel Hinckley (the son of Erastus Nathaniel Hinckley and Lois Judd). Ira was a Canadian emigrant, from Bastard Township (now part of Rideau Lakes), Ontario. Erastus was American, from Elizabethtown, New York, and was the son of Nathaniel Hinckley and Rhoda Barber. Lois was the daughter of American emigrants, Arza Judd, of Harwinton, Connecticut, and of Lois Knapp, Amenia, New York.

Gordon’s paternal grandmother was Angeline Wilcox Noble (the daughter of Lucian Noble and Emily Wilcox). Angeline was born in Livonia, Michigan. Lucian was the son of Silas Noble and Leah Hollenbeck. Emily was the daughter of Smith Wilcox and Martha Turner.

Gordon’s maternal grandfather was Niels Johansen (later Johnson, the son of Johannes Peter Rasmus Johansen, later John Peter Rasmus Johnson, and of Karen Marie Nielsdatter, later Caroline Marie Nielsen Toft). John was the son of Johannes Christensen and Ane Dorthea Jensdatter. Caroline was the daughter of Niels Hansen and Ane Larsdatter.

Gordon’s maternal grandmother was Caroline Josephine Matthea Johansen (later Josephine Caroline Mathia Johnson, the daughter of Johan Johannesen and Inger Kirstine Thoresdatter). Johan was the son of Johannes Johansen and Mari Halvorsdatter. Inger was the daughter of Thore Johannesen and Anna Maria Jacobsdatter.

Gordon’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Elen Halvorsdatter.

Source: Genealogy of Gordon B. Hinckley –


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 Québec 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 May 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 –



by Manila on September 17, 2018

Birth Name: Tyler Scott Marenyi

Place of Birth: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 11, 1990

*Hungarian (father)
*English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, as well as small amount of Cornish, Dutch, French, German, and Welsh (mother)

Nghtmre is an American DJ and electronic music producer.

His father, Tamás Róbert Marényi (later Thomas Robert “Tom” Marenyi), is a Hungarian emigrant, from Budapest. His mother, Ruth Ann (Sally), is an American, from Durham, North Carolina.

Nghtmre’s paternal grandparents were Ernő “Ernest” Marényi and Márta “Martha” Frimmel.

Nghtmre’s maternal grandfather was John Lea Sally, Jr. (the son of John Lea Sally and Mary Lee Adcock). Nghtmre’s grandfather John was born in Durham, North Carolina. Nghtmre’s great-grandfather John was the son of Albert Pinkney Sally and Martha Carter Bradsher. Mary was the daughter of William Frederick Adcock and Virginia Adaphine “Jennie” Wilkerson.

Nghtmre’s maternal grandmother was Betty Ruth Cunningham (the daughter of James Edwin Cunningham and Ruth Louise Hobgood). Betty was born in Durham, North Carolina. James was the son of Henry Vernon Cunningham and Elizabeth “Bettie” O’Kelly. Nghtmre’s great-grandmother Ruth was the daughter of Robert Maynard Hobgood and Elizabeth Lewis “Lizzie” Holloway.

Ngthmre’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Frances A. Moore (died October 27, 1849, Halifax County, Virginia).

Sources: Obituary of Nghtmare’s paternal uncle, Gábor Péter Marényi –

Genealogy of Nghtmre (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Nghtmre’s maternal grandfather, John Lea Sally, Jr. –

Genealogy of Nghtmre’s maternal grandmother, Betty Ruth (Cunningham) Sally –


Beauden Barrett

by andrew on September 17, 2018

Birth Name: Beauden John Barrett

Place of Birth: New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 27 May, 1991

Ethnicity: English, Irish, more distant Cornish

Beauden Barrett is a New Zealand rugby union player. In 2016 and 2017, he won the World Rugby Player of the Year award.

Beauden is the son of Robyn (Sinclair) and Kevin “Smiley” Barrett, a farmer and rugby player. He has seven siblings, including current All Blacks rugby players Jordie Barrett and Scott Barrett, and retired rugby player Kane Barrett.

Several of Beauden’s distant maternal ancestors were convicts, sent from the British Isles to Norfork Island in the Pacific Ocean. His fifth great-grandmother’s brother was John Pascoe Fawkner, an early pioneer, businessperson, and politician, who is considered a founder of Melbourne, Australia. John’s mother was of Cornish descent.

Beauden’s paternal grandparents are Ted Barrett and Mary. Beauden’s father has stated that his father’s grandparents were Irish.

Beauden’s maternal grandfather is named Bob Sinclair.

Beauden’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Joyce Redin (the daughter of Reginald Balfour Redin and Evelyn Mary Richardson). Reginald was the son of Thomas Redin and Bertha Louisa Ginn, who was born in Tasmania, Australia, in a family of former convicts. Evelyn was the daughter of Frederick Richardson and Isabella Emma Lethbridge, whose own mother was English, from Berkshire.

Sources: Genealogy of Beauden Barrett (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Beauden’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Bertha Louisa Ginn (through Bertha’s brother, Andrew Arthur Ginn) –

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