Native American

Hannah Marks

by stlucas on October 7, 2018

Hannah Marks – 2016 PaleyLive LA – “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” TV Series Premiere Screening & Conversation – Arrivals – The Paley Center for Media, 465 N Beverly Drive – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Hannah Gayle Marks

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 13, 1993

*Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, Creek Native American (mother)

Hannah Marks is an American actress, writer, and director.

Hannah is the daughter of actress Nova Ball and Robin Marks. Her father is of Polish Jewish and Egyptian Jewish descent. Her mother has English and Irish, as well as some Creek Native American, ancestry.

Hannah’s paternal grandfather was Byron Marks (the son of Saul Marks and Lillian Celia Simon). Byron was born in California, to Polish Jewish parents.

Hannah’s paternal grandmother was Eleonora Vitta (the daughter of Amalio Vitta and Camille Bassan). Eleanora was born in Egypt, into a Sephardi Jewish family. Amalio and Camille were also from Egypt, and likely had Italian Jewish ancestry.

Hannah’s maternal grandfather was entrepreneur and musician Ernie Ball (born Roland Sherwood Ball; the son of Roland Adelbert Ball and Frances/Francis Josephine Shankland). Ernie was born in California. Hannah’s great-grandfather Roland was born in New York, the son of singer and songwriter Ernest Roland Ball and Maude Lambert. Frances was born in Ohio, the daughter of Sherwood Dodge Shankland and Ethel Ada Haskell.

Hannah’s maternal grandmother was Nova Gail Conley (the daughter of William Conley and Pearl Kirkpatrick). Nova was born in Oklahoma and is said to have been of Irish and Creek Native American ancestry. William was born in Oklahoma, and was listed as “Indian” on the 1920 U.S. Census and as “White” on the 1930 U.S. Census. He was evidently the son of Oscar Conley and Hepsie Leader. Pearl was born in Texas, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Kirkpatrick and Ida Maud Cullins.

Sources: Marriage record of Hannah’s paternal grandparents, Byron Marks and Eleonora Vitta –

Death record of Hannah’s paternal great-grandmother, Camille (Bassan) Vitta Modiano Mayesh –


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 2, 2018

Marshmello – 2018 Maxim Super Bowl LII Party – Minneapolis Event Complex – Minneapolis, MN, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis /

Birth Name: Christopher Marshall Comstock

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

Date of Birth: May 19, 1992

Ethnicity: English, French, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, Welsh, 1/1024 Cherokee Native American, 1/2048 Patawomeck Native American, 1/2048 Shawnee Native American, 1/8192 Piscataway Native American, as well as small amount of Belgian [Walloon], Channel Islander [Jersey], Dutch, Swedish

Marshmello is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ.

Marshmello is the son of Stephanie and Matthew Comstock.

Marshmello’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, William Robert Comstock (c. 1820, Ohio – between 1850 and 1852, Meigs County, Ohio).

Marshmello’s paternal grandfather is Harold Eugene “Gene” Comstock (the son of Hugh Clinton Comstock and Nina Mary Elizabeth West). Eugene was born in Richwood, West Virginia. Hugh was the son of Harry Clinton Comstock and Myrtle Blanche Cunningham. Nina was the daughter of George Arthur West and Martha Katie Ellender Shaver.

Marshmello’s paternal grandmother is Shelby Jean Sevy (the daughter of Claude Leslie Sevy and Nona Dorothy Ramsey). Shelby was born in Hico, West Virginia. Claude was the son of Roscoe Sevy and Minerva Lee Summers. Roscoe’s paternal fourth great-grandmother, Eughioote (also known as Elizabeth Tassel), was a Cherokee Native American. Also, his maternal fifth great-grandfather, William Redman, was a Patawomeck Native American. Nona was the daughter of William Valentine Ramsey and Emma Catherine Crist.

Marshmello’s maternal grandfather is Garley Ray “Tommy” Whitt, Jr. (the son of Garley Ray Whitt and Gertie Mae Shelton). Tommy was born in Lillybrook, West Virginia. Marshmello’s great-grandfather Ray was the son of Merideth Minefee Whitt and Essie Mays. Merideth’s paternal fifth great-grandmother, Minitha Straight Tail, was a Shawnee Native American. Gertie was the daughter of Milton Herman Shelton and Lula Ada Keith.

Marshmello’s maternal grandmother is Brenda Jean Jones (the daughter of David Bill Jones and Velma Florence Hungate). Brenda was born in Coal City, West Virginia. David was the son of Willie D. Jones and Minnie Melvin Young. Velma is the daughter of Ervin Caperton Hungate and Mary Callie Graves. Ervin’s paternal seventh great-grandmother, Mary Kittamaquund, was a Piscataway Native American.

Marshmello’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Mary Holliday, of Virginia.

Sources: Genealogy of Marshmello’s paternal granduncle, Douglas Keith Comstock –

Marriage records of Marshmello’s paternal grandparents, Harold Eugene Comstock and Shelby Jean Sevy –

Obituary of Marshmello’s paternal great-grandmother, Nina Mary Elizabeth (West) Comstock –

Obituary of Marshmello’s paternal granduncle, Robert Herschel “Bob” Sevy –

Genealogy of Marshmello’s paternal great-grandfather, Claude Leslie Sevy –

Genealogy of Marshmello’s paternal great-grandmother, Nona Dorothy (Ramsey) Sevy –

Obituary of Marshmello’s maternal grandaunt, Doris Jean (Jones) Kendrick –

Marriage record of Marshmello’s maternal grandparents, Garley Ray Whitt, Jr. and Brenda Jean Jones –

Genealogy of Marshmello’s maternal great-grandfather, Garley Ray Whitt –

Genealogy of Marshmello’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertie Mae (Shelton) Whitt –

Marshmello’s maternal great-grandfather, David Bill Jones, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Marshmello’s maternal great-grandfather, David Bill Jones –

Marriage record of Marshmello’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Willie D. Jones and Minnie Melvin Young –

Marshmello’s maternal great-grandmother, Velma Florence (Hungate) Jones, on the 1930 U.S. Census –



by Manila on August 27, 2018

Ninja – 2018 ESPY Awards – Arrivals – Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Richard Tyler Blevins

Place of Birth: Grayslake, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 5, 1991

Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/512 Chickahominy Native American, as well as remote French

Ninja is an American Twitch streamer and Internet personality.

Ninja is the son of Cynthia L. and Charles Lloyd “Chuck” Blevins, Jr.

Ninja is married to fellow Twitch streamer Jessica I. “JGhosty” Goch.

Ninja’s paternal grandfather was Charles Lloyd Blevins (the son of Charlie Frederick Blevins and Aubrey Mae Palmer). Ninja’s grandfather Lloyd was born in Alabama. Charlie was the son of James Franklin Blevins and Nancy Angeline Howard. Aubrey was the daughter of George Washington Palmer and Margaret Lucretia Crow. Margaret’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Many Trees (also known as Nancy Mahilie Forester), was Chickahominy Native American.

Ninja’s paternal grandmother is named Amy Maxine.

Sources: Ninja’s paternal grandfather, Charles Lloyd Blevins, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Ninja’s paternal great-grandfather, Charlie Frederick Blevins, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Ninja’s paternal great-grandmother, Aubrey Mae Palmer, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


Sonya Balmores

by stlucas on June 27, 2018

Sonya Balmores – “Wind River” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – The Theater at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Carla Van Wagoner / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Kalaheo, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 23, 1986

*Filipino (father)
*Irish, possibly Choctaw Native American (mother)

Sonya Balmores is an American actress, model, surfer, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was named Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2004.

Sonya is the daughter of Malana Kay DeSilva and Abraham Balmores.

Her father is of Filipino ancestry. Her mother is said to have been of Irish and Native American descent. Sonya has specified, “I’m part of the Choctaw tribe from Oklahoma.”

Sonya’s paternal grandparents were Severino Garcia Balmores and Lourdes Aquino. Severino was born in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya, the Philippines. Lourdes was also born in the Philippines.

Sonya’s maternal grandmother was named Nedra Jane Sullivan. Nedra was born in Oklahoma.

Sources: Obituary of Sonya’s paternal grandfather, Severino Garcia Balmores – 

Obituary of Sonya’s paternal grandmother, Lourdes (Aquino) Balmores –

Obituary of Sonya’s maternal grandmother, Nedra Jane Sullivan –