Josh Rosen

by follers on April 18, 2018

Birth Name: Joshua Ballinger Lippincott Rosen

Place of Birth: Manhattan Beach, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 10, 1997

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, as well as distant French Huguenot and Welsh (mother)

Josh Rosen is an American football quarterback. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins.

He is the son of Liz Lippincott, a journalist, and Charles Rosen, an orthopedic spine surgeon. His father is Jewish. His mother is a Quaker, with deep roots in the Quaker communities of Pennsylvania. Josh had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Josh is likely named after his maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Joshua Ballinger Lippincott, who founded publishing house J. B. Lippincott & Co., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, later incorporated as J. B. Lippincott Company. The Lippincott family traces back to Restore Lippincott, who was born, c. 1653, in Stonehurst, Plymouth, Devon, England.

Another of Josh’s maternal great-great-great-grandfathers was industrialist Joshua Wharton, who worked in mining, manufacturing, and education, co-founded the Bethlehem Steel company, founded the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and co-founded Swarthmore College. Joshua Wharton’s mother, Deborah Fisher Wharton, was a prominent Quaker minister, suffragist, and social reformer.

Josh’s paternal grandparents are named Robert Rosen and Shirley.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Barton Hirst Lippincott (the son of Joshua Bertram Lippincott, Jr. and Elsie/Elisabeth DuPuy Graham Hirst). Barton was born in Rhode Island, and was a publisher. Joshua was the son of Joshua Bertram Lippincott and Joanna Wharton. Elsie was the daughter of Barton Cooke Hirst and Elizabeth DuPuy Graham.

Josh’s maternal grandmother is Beatrice Woolsey Bronson (the daughter of Francis Woolsey Bronson and Helen Louise Silkman). Beatrice was born in New York. Francis was the son of Addison Woolsey Bronson and Clara Howard West. Helen was the daughter of Theodore Hannibal Silkman and Mary Virginia Oakley.

Josh’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Frances Slany, who was born, c. 1582, in Essex, England.

Sources: Genealogy of Josh Rosen –

Obituary of Josh’s maternal grandfather, Barton Hurst Lippincott –

Genealogy of Josh’s maternal grandmother, Beatrice Woolsey Bronson (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Josh’s maternal great-grandparents, Francis Woolsey Bronson and Helen Louise Silkman –

Genealogy of Josh’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Arme Catlin –


Braeden Lemasters

by stlucas on March 27, 2018

Braeden Lemasters – 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Arrivals – Sportsmen’s Lodge – Studio City, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: richard shotwell / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Warren, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 27, 1996

Ethnicity: Italian, German, English, some French/French Huguenot

Braeden Lemasters is an American actor and musician.

Braeden is the son of Michelle L. (Donnadio) and David Austin “Dave” Lemasters. He has a brother, Austin.

Braeden’s patrilineal line traces back to Abraham Lemaster, a French Huguenot, who was born, c. 1639, on the Isle of Jersey, Channel Islands, and immigrated to Maryland.

Braeden’s paternal grandfather was David James Lemasters (the son of Austin Otis Lemasters and Mary Louise/Louisa Phillips). Austin was the son of Alex/Alexander Lemasters and Rhoda Catherine/Katherine Fox.

Braeden’s paternal grandmother was Betty Ann Accordino (the daughter of Phillip Accordino/Accordina and Jennie/Jenny Canamarino/Colamarino). Phillip was born in Italy. Jennie was born in New York, and was also of Italian descent.

Braeden’s maternal grandfather was named Frank H. Donnadio. Frank was born in Pennsylvania.

Braeden’s maternal grandmother was Carol Audrey “Sally” Housteau (the daughter of Clyde M. Housteau and Frances M. Biehl). Carol was born in Ohio. Frances was the daughter of Jacob A. Biehl, whose parents were German, and of Frances Kathryn Cullen, who was English.

Sources: Genealogy of Braeden Lemasters (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage record of Braeden’s paternal grandparents, David James Lemasters and Betty Ann Accordino –

Genealogy of Braeden’s paternal great-grandfather, Austin Otis Lemasters –

Obituary of Braeden’s maternal grandmother, Carol Audrey “Sally” (Housteau) Donnadio –


Will Estes

by stlucas on March 21, 2018

Birth Name: William Estes Nipper

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 21, 1978

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, remote French Huguenot

Will Estes is an American actor.

Will is the son of Mary (Chasteen) and William “Bill” Nipper.

Will’s paternal grandfather was William Dale Nipper (the son of John William Nipper and Dema Florence Jeffers). Will’s grandfather William was born in Washington. John was the son of Robert William Nipper and Nellie Gordon Chambers. Dema was the daughter of Emanuel F. Jeffers and Emma G.

Will’s paternal grandmother was named Edith Ann Johnson.

Will’s maternal grandfather was Keith Burton Chasteen (the son of William Columbus Chasteen and Donnie Mae Havens). William was the son of Christopher Columbus Chasteen/Chastain and Martha Ann Richey. Donnie was the daughter of John Wesley Havens and Minnie Mae Harris.

Will’s maternal grandmother was named Arlene Faye Standage. Arlene was born in Nebraska. She was adopted at birth by Howard Harvey Standage and Mary Leota Holt.

Sources: Genealogies of Will Estes –

Genealogy of Will’s paternal great-grandfather, John William Nipper –

Genealogy of Will’s maternal grandfather, Keith Burton Chasteen (through Keith’s brother, Dorman Lowell Chasteen, Sr.) (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Will’s maternal great-grandfather, William Columbus Chasteen –

Genealogy of Will’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Christopher Columbus Chasteen/Chastain and Martha Ann Richey –

Genealogy of Will’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Christopher Columbus Chasteen/Chastain (focusing on his own father’s side) –

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Richard Russell, Jr.

by follers on November 26, 2017

Birth Name: Richard Brevard Russell, Jr.

Date of Birth: November 2, 1897

Place of Birth: Winder, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Death: January 21, 1971

Place of Death: Washington D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Swiss-German and French Huguenot

Richard Russell Jr. was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he was a Member of the Georgia House of Representatives, from 1921 to 1931, Governor of Georgia, from June 27, 1931 to January 10, 1933, a U.S. Senator from Georgia, from January 12, 1933 to January 21, 1971, and President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, from January 3, 1969 to January 21, 1971, his death.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1948 and 1952.

Richard was the son of Ina/Blandina (Dillard) and Richard Brevard Russell. His father was a prominent lawyer, and chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Richard’s paternal grandfather was William John Russell (the son of Edward William Russell and Susan Sarah Way). Edward was born on San Salvador Island, in the Bahamas, and was the son of John Russell and Mary Hogg. Susan was the daughter of William Way and Drusilla Hines.

Richard’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Harriet/Harriett Brumby (the daughter of Richard Trapier Brumby and Mary Martha Isabelle/Isabella Brevard). Richard’s great-grandfather Richard Brumby was the son of Thomas Brumby and Susannah/Susanna Greening. Mary Martha was the daughter of Captain Alexander McWhorter Brevard and Rebecca Davidson.

Richard’s maternal grandfather was Fielding Dillard (the son of Fielding Dillard and Martha “Patsey”/”Patsy” Curtis Beadles). Richard’s great-grandfather Fielding was the son of Thomas Dillard and Sarah “Sallie” Mason. Martha was the daughter of Joseph Beadles.

Richard’s maternal grandmother was America Frances Chaffin (the daughter of Lemuel Chaffin and Elizabeth Tharpe/Thorp Maine/Mayne). Lemuel was the son of Isham Chaffin and Patience Atkinson.

Sources: Genealogies of Richard Russell, Jr. –

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Melissa Haro

by stlucas on September 30, 2017

Melissa Haro – 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Party at LAX – Arrivals – LAX at the Luxor Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Melissa Rose Haro

Place of Birth: San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 5, 1987

*Italian, possibly Spanish (father)
*English, Irish, Scottish, distant French Huguenot (mother)

Melissa Haro is an American model.

Melissa is the daughter of Linda Mardell (Mason) and Dennis Keith Haro. Melissa’s father has Italian roots. Melissa’s mother is mostly of English, Irish, Scottish, and some French Huguenot, descent. Her French roots can be traced back to Leonard Dozier and Elizabeth Dupuy, who were born, c. 1649 and c. 1654, respectively, both in France.

Melissa’s paternal grandparents likely were Candido H. Haro and Carmella Farnese (the daughter of Petro/Pete Farnese and Rose Deluca). Candido was Spanish. Petro was born in Italy. Rose was born in California, to parents from Italy.

Melissa’s maternal grandmother was Patsy Ruth Perrin (the daughter of Henry Stuart/Stewart Perrin and Dessie Ray Trosper). Henry was the son of Seth Thomas Perrin and Viola Hale. Dessie was the daughter of James Loyd Trosper and Sallie M.

Sources: Birth record of Melissa Haro –

Marriage record of Melissa’s parents –

Birth record of Melissa’s father –

Birth record of Melissa’s likely paternal grandmother, Carmella Farnese –

Melissa’s likely paternal grandmother, Carmella Farnese, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Melissa’s mother –

Obituary of Melissa’s uncle (mother’s brother), Duane Keith Mason –

Melissa’s maternal grandmother, Patsy Ruth Perrin, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Melissa’s maternal grandmother, Patsy Ruth (Perrin) Mason –

Death records of Melissa’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry Stuart/Stewart Perrin –

Genealogy of Melissa’s maternal great-great-grandfather, James Loyd Trosper –