Burl Ives

by madman on June 22, 2018

Birth Name: Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Date of Birth: June 14, 1909

Place of Birth: Hunt City, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: April 14, 1995

Place of Death: Anacortes, Washington, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Dutch, Scottish, German, Irish, and French Huguenot, 1/64th Cherokee Native American

Burl Ives was an American singer and actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Big Country (1958).

Burl was the son of Cordelia “Dellie” (White) and Levi Franklin “Frank” Ives, a farmer and contractor. He had English, Dutch, Scottish, German, Irish, and French ancestry. Also, one of his fourth great-grandmothers, Morning Dove, was likely a Cherokee Native American.

Burl was married to Dorothy Koster Paul, until his death. He had a son with his former wife, Helen Peck Ehrlich.

Burl’s paternal grandfather was William Riley Ives (the son of John Ives and Martha “Patty” Vanatter). John was the son of John Ives and Mehitabel Rose.

Burl’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Josephine Ordaway (the daughter of Abraham A. Ordway and Sally Wright). Charlotte was born in New York. Abraham was the son of Aaron Ordway and Susannah Johnson.

Burl’s maternal grandfather was Cyrus G. White (the son of Warren White and Dica Sanders). Cyrus was born in Indiana. Warren was the son of David White and Mary “Polly” Denney/Denny. Dica was the daughter of Joseph Sanders and Nancy Cox.

Burl’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Catherine Flynn/Flinn (the daughter of Josiah Flynn/Flinn and Sarah Ellen McDonald). Burl’s grandmother Sarah was born in Indiana. Josiah was the son of Josiah W. Flynn/Flinn and Cathrine Moser/Mosher. Burl’s great-grandmother Sarah was the daughter of Joseph McDonald and Hannah Carl.

Sources: Genealogies of Burl Ives –

Genealogies of Burl’s maternal great-grandmother, Dica Sanders –


Hiram Johnson

by follers on May 10, 2018

Birth Name: Hiram Warren Johnson

Date of Birth: September 2, 1866

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, U.S.

Date of Death: August 6, 1945

Place of Death: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Dutch, French Huguenot, distant Scottish, Belgian, and Swedish

Hiram Johnson was an American politician. He was Governor of California, from January 3, 1911 to March 15, 1917, and a U.S. Senator from California, from March 16, 1917 to August 6, 1945.

He was the Bull Moose Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1912, the running mate of Theodore Roosevelt. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1920 and 1924.

Hiram was the son of Ann/Annie Williamson (de Montfredy) and Grove L. Johnson (Grove Lawrence Johnson), who was a U.S. Representative, from California.

Hiram’s paternal grandfather was Quincy Adams Johnson (the son of Jonah Johnson and Jerusha Towne). Quincy was born in Massachusetts. Jonah was the son of Solomon Johnson and Sarah Johnson. Jerusha was the daughter of Eliphalet Town and Jerusha Rogers.

Hiram’s paternal grandmother was named Juliet Josephine Reddington.

Hiram’s maternal grandfather was Albert de Montfredy (the son of L. De Montfredy and G.). Hiram’s grandfather Albert was born in Connecticut.

Hiram’s maternal grandmother was Mary Hampton Van Cortlandt (the daughter of Philip Van Cortlandt, Jr. and Abigail Jouet). Mary Hampton was born in New York.

Sources: Genealogy of Hiram Johnson –

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


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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