Trea Turner

by bearboy on August 20, 2017

Birth Name: Trea Vance Turner

Place of Birth: Boynton Beach, Florida

Date of Birth: June 30, 1993

Ethnicity: English, German, possibly other

Family Background: Trea Turner is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.

Trea Turner is the son of Mark Howard Turner and Donna Jean (Morick) Turner.

Turner’s maternal grandparents were Richard T. Morick and Mazzetta Jean (Glaser) Morick (the daughter of Francis Joseph Glaser and Sarah Margaret Zuck).

Source: ancestry.com records



Samantha Droke

by stlucas on August 20, 2017

Birth Name: Samantha Raye Droke

Place of Birth: De Leon, Comanche, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 8, 1987

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scottish

Samantha Droke is an American actress.

Samantha is the daughter of Synthia Ann (Couch) and Lyndon Allen Droke.

Samantha’s paternal grandfather was Louis Albert Droke, the son of Van E. Droke and Lona Thornton.

Samantha’s paternal grandmother was Edna Faye Tucker (the daughter of Ira Selle Tucker and Emily Faye Seckinger). Ira was the son of Furman Abbouzitt Tucker and Margret Edna Lucker/Luker. Emily was the daughter of Franklin Wesley Seckinger and Sarah Elizabeth Smith.

Samantha’s maternal grandfather was T. J. Couch (the son of Oscar Warren Couch and Edna Mae Johnston). Oscar was the son of John Thomas Couch and Alice Lee Middleton. Edna was the daughter of Rubin Mack Johnston and Olevia Jane Jones.

Samantha’s maternal grandmother was Martha Mae Thompson (the daughter of Leander Alonzo Thompson and Lillie Mae Carson). Leander was the son of James Newton Thompson and Mary Elizabeth Wilhite. Lillie was the daughter of Charles Jefferson Carson and Martha Harper McIver, who was Scottish.

Sources: Birth record of Samantha Droke – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Samantha’s father, Lyndon Allen Droke – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Samantha’s mother, Synthia Ann Couch – http://www.familysearch.org

Photo by s_bukley/www.bigstockphoto.com


Tom Verica

by stlucas on August 20, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas A. Verica

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

Date of Birth: May 13, 1964

*Italian (father)
*German, English, Irish (mother)

Tom Verica is an American actor.

Tom is the son of Betty Ann (Musser) and Thomas “Tom” Verica. Tom’s father has Italian ancestry. Tom’s mother is mostly of German, English, and Irish, descent.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was Giovanni/John Verica (the son of Giuseppe Verrecchia and Nicolina Marzella). Giovanni was born in Filignano, province of Isernia, Molise region, Italy. Giuseppe was the son of Alessandro Verrecchia and Donata Pitossi.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Margherita/Margaret Grattola-Umile (the daughter of Michael Grattola-Umile and Concetta Argenzio). Margherita was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Italy.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was Harold Leighton Musser (the son of Grover Sampson Musser and Carrie Edith Reed). Grover was the son of Reuber Elias Musser and Leah Lydia Mingle. Carrie was the daughter of John L. Reed and Lillian Caroline Evans.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie May Saxton (the daughter of Donald Franklin Saxton and Ruth Irene Patterson). Donald was the son of John Wicklous Saxton and Margaret Elizabeth Yagel. Ruth was the daughter of George Abram Patterson and May Barnfield.

Sources: Tom’s paternal grandparents, Giovanni/John Verica and Margherita/Margaret Grattola-Umile, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Tom Verica (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Tom’s uncle (mother’s brother), Stanton Richard “Stan” Musser – http://www.mccoyfuneralhome.com 


Photo by DFree/www.bigstockphoto.com


Terry Sanford

by follers on August 20, 2017

Birth Name: James Terry Sanford

Date of Birth: August 20, 1917

Place of Birth: Laurinburg, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Death: April 18, 1998

Place of Death: Durham, North Carolina

Ethnicity: English

Terry Sanford was an American politician and educator. A member of the Democratic Party, he was Governor of North Carolina, from January 5, 1961 to January 8, 1965, President of Duke University, from 1969 to 1985, and a U.S. Senator from North Carolina, from November 5, 1986 to January 3, 1993.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1972 and 1976.

Terry was the son of Elizabeth Terry (Martin) and Cecil Leroy Sanford.

He was married to Margaret Rose Knight, with whom he had two children.

Terry’s paternal grandparents were James D. Sanford and Lou W. Oates.

Terry’s maternal grandparents were David Terry Martin and Gillie Wilson Darst (the daughter of Thomas Welch Darst and Margaret Rebecca Glendy). Thomas was the son of Benjamin Darst and Elizabeth Welch.

Sources: Genealogy of Terry Sanford – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Terry Sanford (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com


Birch Bayh

by follers on August 20, 2017

Birth Name: Birch Evans Bayh, Jr.

Place of Birth: Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 22, 1928

Ethnicity: German, English, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Birch Bayh is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Indiana, from January 3, 1963 to January 3, 1981.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1976.

Birch is the son of Leah Ward (Hollingsworth) and Birch Bayh (Birch Evans Bayh), an NCAA head basketball coach. He has two children, including Evan Bayh, who was Governor of Indiana, from 1989 to 1997, and a U.S. Senator from Indiana, from 1999 to 2011. Birch’s first wife, Marvella Bayh, was a cancer activist, and died from breast cancer.

Birch’s paternal grandfather was Frederick C. Bayh (the son of Christopher Bayh and Christina Crauf). Frederick was born in Indiana, to German parents, from Württemburg.

Birch’s paternal grandmother was Nettie/Mettie Evans (the daughter of Jesse Lewis Evans and Elizabeth Ann Evans). Jesse was the son of Samuel Evans and Marjorie/Margery Moddrell/Modrell. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry Evans.

Birch’s maternal grandfather was John Harrison Hollingsworth (the son of James Hollingsworth and Mary Catherine Dovel). James was the son of George Hollingsworth and Nancy McGowan/McCowan. Mary Catherine was the daughter of Peter Dovel, whose father was English, and of Elizabeth Ann Keyser.

Birch’s maternal grandmother was Mary Katherine Ward (the daughter of Anderson Ward and Elizabeth Jane Rolls/Roll). Anderson was the son of Elijah McGowan Ward and Mary Collins. Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward Roll and Nancy Beard, whose father was Irish.

Sources: Genealogies of Birch Bayh – https://web.archive.org