Rory Scovel

by madman on September 22, 2017

Birth Name: Rory Joseph Scovel

Place of Birth: Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 6, 1980

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, 1/8th Swedish, 1/16th Cornish

Rory Scovel is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He is the son of Teresa (Clarkson) and Donald B. Scovel.

Rory’s paternal grandfather was Connard Joseph Scovel (the son of Donald E. Scovel and Arla Bryan Rawlings). Donald was the son of Joseph Conrad Scovel and Hannah/Anna Martha Hanawalt. Arla was the daughter of John Tamblyn Rawlings, whose parents were Cornish, and of Retta Polen.

Rory’s paternal grandmother was Joyce D. Bruce (the daughter of Leonard Nelson Bruce and Ida Luella Klopp). Leonard was the son of Swedish parents, Nelson C. Bruce and Mary Jane Mollett. Ida was the daughter of Stephen H. Klopp and Mary Luella Stockburger.

Rory’s maternal grandfather was John A. Clarkson.

Rory’s maternal grandmother was Camilla Kennedy (the daughter of Simpson Kennedy and Eunice Rippy). Eunice was the daughter of William Lorenzo Rippy and Bessie Allen.

Sources: Obituary of Rory’s paternal grandfather, Connard Joseph Scovel –

Marriage record of Rory’s paternal great-grandparents, Donald E. Scovel and Arla Bryan Rawlings –

Genealogy of Rory’s paternal great-grandfather, Donald E. Scovel –

Rory’s paternal great-grandmother, Arla Bryan Rawlings, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Rory’s paternal grandmother, Joyce D. Bruce, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Rory’s paternal grandmother, Joyce D. (Bruce) Scovel –

Marriage record of Rory’s paternal great-grandparents, Leonard Nelson Bruce and Ida Luella Klopp –

Obituary of Rory’s maternal grandmother, Camilla (Kennedy) Clarkson –

Genealogy of Rory’s maternal great-grandmother, Eunice Rippy –

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Jimmy Bennett

by bablah on September 19, 2017

Place of Birth: Seal Beach, Orange County, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 9, 1996

Ethnicity: Mexican (maternal grandmother), German, English, Scottish, Cornish

Jimmy Bennett is an American actor and musician.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather is James Donald Bennett (the son of Robert Bauer Bennett and Margaret Mary Stover). Robert was the son of William Joseph Bennett, whose mother was English, and of Ruth Edith Bauer. Margaret was the daughter of George Daniel Stover, who was of German descent, and of Edessa P. Pascoe, who was of Cornish, English, and Scottish descent.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother is named Mary Louisa Garcia. She is of Mexican descent.

Sources: Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert Bauer Bennett and Margaret Mary Stover –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Joseph Bennett, on the 1900 U.S Census –

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, George Daniel Stover and Edessa P. Pascoe –

Death records of of Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Edessa P. Pascoe –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandfather, George Daniel Stover, on the 1900 U.S Census –

Jimmy’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Edessa P. Pascoe, on the 1910 U.S Census –

Photo by  kathclick/


Kaitlin Sandeno

by bablah on September 16, 2017

Kaitlin Sandeno Hogan – 2015 Orange County Christmas Spectacular Concert and Ball – Arrivals – The Arboretum at Christ Cathedral – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Kaitlin Shea Sandeno

Place of Birth: Mission Viejo, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 13, 1983

Ethnicity: Norwegian, Cornish, possibly other

Kaitlin Sandeno is an American competition swimmer. She is an Olympic gold medalist, world champion, and former world record-holder.

Kaitlin’s maternal grandparents have the surnames Angove and Madden.


Bruce Greenwood

by follers on September 11, 2017

Bruce Greenwood – “Star Trek” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Grauman’s Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA. USA – Keywords: Bruce Greenwood – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Stuart Bruce Greenwood

Place of Birth: Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: August 12, 1956

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, some Cornish and Irish

Bruce Greenwood is a Canadian actor and producer. He is the son of Mary Sylvia (Ledingham), a nurse, and Hugh John Greenwood, a geophysicist, geologist, and professor who taught at Princeton University. Bruce is married to Susan Devlin.

Bruce’s paternal grandparents were John Marshall “Jack” Greenwood and Joan Sampson (the daughter of Ralph Allen Sampson and Ida Binney). Joan was from Edinburgh, Scotland. Ralph was the Astronomer Royal for Scotland. Ralph was born in Schull, County Cork, Ireland, the son of James Sampson, a Cornish-born metallurgical chemist, and of Sarah Anne Macdermott. Ida was born in St Helier, Lancashire, England, the daughter of Hudson Atkinson Binney and Margaret Blair Woodward.

Bruce’s maternal grandfather was John Proudfoot Ledingham (the son of Alexander Proudfoot Ledingham and Mary Emma “Minnie” Hogg). John was born in India. Alexander was born in Glenelg, Ontario, Canada, the son of George Ledingham, who was born in Invernorth, Parish Of Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and of Jean Proudfoot Jackson. Mary Emma was the daughter of The Rev. John Hogg.

Bruce’s maternal grandmother was Mary Christine Brooks.

Sources: Obituary of Bruce’s paternal grandmother, Joan (Sampson) Greenwood –

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

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

by madman on August 7, 2017

Mary Chapin Carpenter – 30th Annual “Human Rights First” Award Dinner – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1958

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Scottish, smaller amounts of Danish, French/French-Dominican Republic, German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Dutch

Mary Chapin Carpenter is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the daughter of Mary Bowie (Robertson) and Chapin Carpenter Jr., a Life Magazine executive.

Mary’s ancestry is English, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Scottish, with small amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), French, Dutch, and German. One of Mary’s fourth great-grandmothers, Sophie Carre, was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, of French descent. One of Mary’s fourth great-grandfathers, George Louis Hammeken, was evidently born in Tunisia, to a family of Danish consuls in Algeria, Tunisia, and New York. His ancestry is not completely clear, although it likely included Danish and German (his mother’s maiden name, “Gordon”, might imply Scottish ancestry).

Mary’s paternal grandfather was Chapin Carpenter (the son of James Stratton Carpenter and Lillian Louise Chapin). James was the son of John Thomas Carpenter and Eliza Adelaide Hill. Lillian was the daughter of Asahel Chapin and Louise Jane Horton.

Mary’s paternal grandmother was Mary Ruth Smyth/Smythe (the daughter of William T. Smyth/Smythe and Mary Reese/Rees). William was born in Schull, Cork, Ireland, to William Smyth/Smythe, who was Cornish, and Elizabeth Caverly, who was Irish. Mary was born in Wales.

Mary’s maternal grandfather was Harrison Marshal/Marshall Robertson (the son of Harrison Robertson and Mary Longley Vawter). Harrison was the son of Harrison Robertson and Eliza Marshall. Mary was the daughter of Charles Erastus Vawter and Virginia Harriet Longley.

Mary’s maternal grandmother was Mary McRae McKenzie/MacKenzie (the daughter of John Pinkerton McKenzie/MacKenzie and Mary Sherwin Rice). John was born in London, England, to American parents, Colin McKenzie/MacKenzie and Christiana Sophia Bowie. Mary was the daugther of Charles Davis Rice and Lucy Ella McRae.

Sources: Genealogies of Mary Chapin Carpenter –

Genealogy of Mary’s father –