Northern Irish

Madison Davenport

by stlucas on October 3, 2017

Birth Name: Madison Danielle Davenport

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1996

Ethnicity: English, German, Danish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish)

Madison Davenport is an American actress and singer.

Madison is the daughter of Jennifer Rebecca (Halpain) and Brandon Kyle Davenport.

Madison’s paternal grandfather was Ivan Coleman Davenport (the son of Louis/Louie/Lewis Wallace “Lew” Davenport and Ella Louise Coleman). Louis was the son of J. Ray Davenport and Lillie. Ella was the daughter of Obie David Coleman and Georgie/Georgia Elizabeth B. Clarke, whose own mother was from Northern Ireland.

Madison’s paternal grandmother was Marilyn Jean Sandlin (the daughter of Ross Floyd Sandlin and Mabel Eulaine Weeks). Ross was the son of William Joseph Sandlin and Sereptia “Jessie” Tankersley. Mabel was the daughter of Charles D. Weeks and Mary Ellen.

Madison’s maternal grandfather was Billy Gene Halpain (the son of Joseph Daniel Halpain and Vivian Elizabeth Sutton). Joseph was the son of Leonodus/Leonidas Halpain and Norma Estelle “Normie” Baker. Vivian was the daughter of William Sutton and Sarah Young.

Madison’s maternal grandmother was Beverly Ellen Baitinger (the daughter of Kenneth O. Baitinger and Delores/Dolores E. Schultz). Kenneth was the son of Oliver Earl Baitinger and Estella/Stella Elizabeth Peterson/Petersen, whose own father was Danish. Delores was the daughter of Stephan/Steven Schultz, whose parents were German, and of Martha Ellen, whose own mother was German.

Sources: Birth record of Madison Davenport –

Birth record of Madison’s father –

Madison’s paternal grandfather, Ivan Coleman Davenport, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Madison’s paternal grandmother, Marilyn Jean Sandlin –

Birth record of Madison’s mother –

Obituary of Madison’s maternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother), Joe Lee Halpain –

Obituary of Madison’s maternal grandmother, Beverly Ellen Baitinger –

Obituary of Madison’s maternal great-grandmother, Delores/Dolores E. (Schultz) Baitinger –

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Red Steagall

by bablah on October 3, 2017

Birth Name: Russell Don Steagall

Place of Birth: Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 22, 1938

Ethnicity: English, distant German, Dutch, and Northern Irish

Red Steagall is an American musician and media personality.

Red’s paternal grandparents were Henry Berman Steagall and Dora Ethel Allen. Henry’s parents were George Henry Steagall and Martha/Margaret Canzada Jane Van Hoosier/VanHooser.

Red’s maternal grandparents were Robert Fain Mitchell and Mabel Ruth Hedgpeth. Robert’s parents were W. R. Mitchell and Mary Baird. Mabel was the daughter of John Seamon Hedgpeth and Sinah Elizabeth Loving.

Sources: Red on a 1940 U.S. census –

Red’s father on 1920 U.S. census –

Red’s paternal grandfather Henry Berman Steagall on 1880 U.S. census –

Red’s mother on 1920 U.S. census –

Red’s maternal grandmother Mabel Ruth Hedgpeth on 1900 U.S. census –


Jacinda Ardern

by Manila on September 24, 2017

Birth Name: Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 26 July, 1980

Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish

Jacinda Ardern is a New Zealand politician. She has been the Leader of the Labour Party, and thus Leader of the Opposition, since 1 August, 2017, and a Member of the New Zealand Parliament, since 8 November, 2008. She has also been Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, from 1 March, 2017 to 1 August, 2017.

Jacinda’s second middle name is derived from her mother, Laurell (Bottomley). Jacinda’s father, David Ross Ardern, is a diplomat and former police officer, who has been the High Commissioner of New Zealand to Niue, since 2014.

Jacinda’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandfather, James Ardern.

Jacinda’s paternal grandfather was Henry Wiltshire Ardern (the son of Samuel Vincent Howard Ardern and Lydia Agnes Wiltshire). Samuel was the son of English immigrant, Vincent West Ardern, of Norley, Cheshire, and of Harriet Ada Earl, whose parents were also English immigrants. Lydia was the daughter of English immigrants, Joseph Lewis Wiltshire, of Farnham, Berkshire, and of Catherine Sarah Rider, of London.

Jacinda’s paternal grandmother was Gwladys Majorie McVicar (the daughter of Edwin Daniel McVicar and Elizabeth Mary McCrae). Edwin was an Australian emigrant, from Newcastle, New South Wales, and was the son of Daniel Hugh McVicar, whose parents were Scottish immigrants, and of Rhoda Angelina Carter, whose parents were English immigrants. Elizabeth was a Scottish emigrant, from Bathgate, West Lothian, and was the daughter of Alexander McCrae and Elizabeth Shearer.

Jacinda’s maternal grandparents are Eric Bottomley (the son of Richard Midgley Bottomley and Louisa Durham) and Margaret Boyt. Richard was the son of English immigrants, Godfrey Bottomley, of Elland, Yorkshire, and Sarah Jane Leach, of York. Louisa was the daughter of John Mace Durham, whose parents were English immigrants, and of Isabella Cammock, who was of half Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and half Scottish descent.

Source: Genealogy of Jacinda Ardern –


William Katt

by stlucas on September 24, 2017

Birth Name: William Theodore Katt

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 16, 1951

*German (father)
*English, possibly Scots-Irish (mother)

William Katt is an American film and television actor, voice artist, and musician.

William is the son of actors Barbara Hale and Bill Williams (born Herman August Wilhelm Katt). William’s father was born in New York, to German parents. William’s mother had English, and possibly Scots-Irish, ancestry.

William has a daughter with his wife, Danielle Hirsch, and two children with his former wife, Deborah Kahane.

William’s paternal grandparents were Herman Katt (the son of Marcus Katt and Catarine Mayer) and Johanna Meier (the daughter of August Meier and Catarina Grefe). Herman and Johanna were German.

William’s maternal grandfather was Luther Ezra Hale (the son of Samuel Divine Hale and Athena/Athenia Masters). Samuel was the son of Luther Hale and Catherine Stines. Athena was the daughter of Edmund Masters and Timmie Fay Wheeler.

William’s maternal grandmother was Wilma/Willa Colvin/Calvin (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Colvin and Samantha Reed). Benjamin was the son of John Colvin and Mary E.

Sources: Genealogy of William Katt –

Birth record of William Katt –

William’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of William’s paternal grandparents, Herman Katt and Johanna Meier –

Genealogy of William’s mother (through her sister, Juanita Hale) –

Photo by kathclick/


Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

by follers on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Marion La Follette

Date of Birth: June 14, 1855

Place of Birth: Primrose, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Death: June 18, 1925

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Ethnicity: English, some French, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Robert M. La Follette, Sr. was an American politician, known a “Fighting Bob”. As a member of the Republican Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin, from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1891, Governor of Wisconsin, from January 7, 1901 to January 1, 1906, and a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from January 4, 1906 to June 18, 1925, his death.

He was the Progressive Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1924, winning one state, Wisconsin. He founded the party. He was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924.

Robert was the son of Mary Buchanan (Ferguson) and Josiah La Follette.

He was married to women’s suffrage, peace, and Civil Rights activist Belle Case La Follette. They had four children, including Fola La Follette, a suffrage and labor activist, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from 1925 to 1947, and Philip La Follette, who was Governor of Wisconsin, from 1931 to 1933, and again from 1935 to 1939.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Jesse LaFollette (the son of Joseph Jacob La Follette and Phoebe Goble). Joseph was born in Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France, the son of Jean Du Follette/La Follette and Marie Nemo. Phoebe was the daughter of Judge Robert Goble and Mary C. Malatiah.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Mary Polly Lee (the daughter of Charles Lee and Abigail Crafford). Charles was the son of Richard Lee and Mary Rose.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was John Ferguson (the son of John Ferguson and Phoebe Hill Barrow). Robert’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Ferguson and Elizabeth “Betty” LeMaster. Phoebe was the daughter of William W. Barrow and Amy Lee.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Mary Green.

Source: Genealogy of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. –