Northern Irish


by madman on February 9, 2018

Birth Name: Nathan John Feuerstein

Place of Birth: Gladwin, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 30, 1991

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, French-Canadian, Cornish

NF is an American rapper, artist, and songwriter. He is the son of Jennifer M. (Warner) and Timothy J. Feuerstein.

NF’s paternal grandfather is Dennis Paul Feuerstein (the son of Leonard Linus Feuerstein and Isabelle Elizabeth “Belle” Graves). Leonard was the son of Paul W. Feuerstein and Sophia Mathilda Bitterman, and was of German descent. Belle was the daughter of Arthur Henry Graves and Nellie M. Blachmer/Blackmer, and had English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), French-Canadian, and Cornish ancestry.

NF’s paternal grandmother is named Clara Frances.

Sources: Obituary of NF’s great-grandfather, Leonard Linus Feuerstein –

Obituary of NF’s great-grandmother, Isabelle Elizabeth “Belle” Graves –

Genealogy of NF’s paternal grandfather, Dennis Paul Feuerstein –

Genealogy of NF’s great-grandfather, Leonard Linus Feuerstein –

Genealogy of NF’s great-grandfather, Leonard Linus Feuerstein (through his sister, Dorothy Feuerstein) –


Sandy Duncan

by madman on February 9, 2018

Sandy Duncan – 4th Annual “A Fine Romance” to Benefit The Motion Picture & Television Fund – Arrivals – Sony Studios/Stage 30 – Culver City, CA. USA – Keywords: Sandy Duncan – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sandra Kay Duncan

Place of Birth: Henderson, Rusk, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 20, 1946

Ethnicity: English, some German and Scottish, 1/64th Native American, more distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, French, Dutch, and Welsh

Sandy Duncan is an American singer, dancer, comedian, and actress. She is the daughter of Sylvia Wynne (Scott) and Mancil Ray Duncan. She is married to dancer, actor, and choreographer Don Correia, with whom she has two children.

Sandy’s ancestry is English, some German and Scottish, and more distant Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), French, Dutch, and Welsh. Also, one of Sandy’s fourth great-grandmothers, Ellender “Nellie” Feathers, was said to be Native American.

Sandy’s paternal grandfather was William Joseph Duncan (the son of Franklin Abraham Duncan and Mary Ellen Ingold). Franklin was the son of Sylathiel Lafayette Duncan and Mary Caroline Lively. Sandy’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was the daughter of William Mill Ingold and Lucinda Jane Davis.

Sandy’s paternal grandmother was Lillie May/Mae Shoupe (the daughter of James Leander Shoupe and Eliza Jane Coburn). James was the son of Francis Marion Shupe and Louisa DeBusk. Eliza was the daughter of George C. Coburn and Sousisian Brown.

Sandy’s maternal grandfather was Ruby Jefferson Scott (the son of John Jackson Scott and Mattie Elizabeth Beard). John was the son of Thomas Jefferson Scott and Clarenda Elizabeth Sims.

Sandy’s maternal grandmother was Bertha Mae Ford (the daughter of Henry Monroe Ford and Alice Dora Tremain). Henry was the son of John Franklin Ford and Sarah Caroline Cabbiness. Alice was the daughter of Seward Elliot Tremaine, who was Canadian, and of Abigal.

Sources: Genealogy of Sandy Duncan –

Genealogy of Sandy’s father –

Genealogy of Sandy’s paternal great-grandfather, James Leander Shoupe –

Genealogy of Sandy’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Louisa DeBusk (through Louisa’s brother, Joshua DeBusk) –

Genealogy of Sandy’s mother –

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Sam Rayburn

by follers on January 30, 2018

Birth Name: Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn

Date of Birth: January 6, 1882

Place of Birth: Kingston, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Death: November 16, 1961

Place of Death: Bonham, Texas, U.S.

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

Sam Rayburn was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, from 1911 to 1913, a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, from March 4, 1913 to November 16, 1961, House Majority Leader, from January 3, 1937 to September 16, 1940, and the 43rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, from September 16, 1940 to January 3, 1947, January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1953, and January 3, 1955 to November 16, 1961, among other duties.

He was a putative candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1956.

Speaker Rayburn was the son of Martha Clementine (Waller) and William Marion Rayburn.

Speaker Rayburn’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Rayburn/Rayborn (the son of Thomas Rayburn and Sarah Curtis). Thomas was the son of John Rayburn and Mary Parrish.

Speaker Rayburn’s paternal grandmother was Mary Margaret “Peggy” Marney (the daughter of Amos Marney and Sarah “Sally” Vance). Amos was the son of Robert R./P. Marney, whose parents were from Cork, Ireland, and of Mary “Polly”. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Vance, whose parents were from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and of Margaret Laughlen/Laughlin, or of Agnes Penquite.

Speaker Rayburn’s maternal grandfather was John Barksdale Waller (the son of William Waller and Mary “Polly” Barksdale). William was the son of George Waller and Ann Winston Carr. Mary “Polly” was the daughter of John Barksdale and Sarah.

Speaker Rayburn’s maternal grandmother was Catherine/Katherine Pickel (the daughter of Henry Pickel and Margaret Peggy Barger). Henry was the son of Christian Pickel and Catherine Puffenbarger.

Sources: Genealogy of Speaker Sam Rayburn –

Genealogy of Speaker Rayburn’s paternal grandmother, Mary Margaret “Peggy” (Marney) Rayburn –

Genealogy of Speaker Rayburn’s paternal grandmother, Mary Margaret “Peggy” Marney (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Speaker Rayburn’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Samuel Vance (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogies of Speaker Rayburn’s maternal grandparents, John Barksdale Waller and Catherine/Katherine Pickel –


Joe Kennedy III

by follers on January 26, 2018

Birth Name: Joseph Patrick Kennedy III

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1980

Ethnicity: Irish, English, more distant German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Welsh, remote Swedish, possibly distant Dutch

Joe Kennedy III is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, since January 3, 2013.

Joe is the son of Sheila Brewster (Rauch) and Joseph P. Kennedy II (Joseph Patrick Kennedy II), a businessperson and politician, who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, from 1987 to 1999. Joe comes from a long line of activists and Democratic politicians. Joe’s paternal grandfather was Robert F. Kennedy, a politician, who was the 64th U.S. Attorney General, from 1961 to 1964, and a U.S. Senator from New York, from 1965 to 1968, when he was assassinated. Joe’s grandfather was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1968, until his death.

Joe is married to health policy lawyer Lauren Birchfield, with whom he has two children.

Joe’s grandfather Robert’s siblings, Joe’s great-uncles, were John F. Kennedy, who was President of the United States, from 1961 to 1963, and Ted Kennedy, who was also a politician. Through his Kennedy ancestry, Joe is a first cousin, once removed, of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and journalist Maria Shriver, and a second cousin of author Katherine Schwarzenegger, Jack Schlossberg, and actor and model Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was Robert Francis Kennedy (the son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald). Joseph and Rose were of Irish descent, and Joe’s grandfather also had remote Scottish roots. His patrilineal Kennedy line traces back to Scotland, and Joe had Scottish-born ancestors in the 1600s. Joe’s great-grandfather Joseph was a businessperson, investor, and politician, who was the son of P. J. Kennedy (Patrick Joseph Kennedy), a businessperson and politician, with roots in Dunganstown, and of Mary Augusta Hickey, whose roots were in Cork, Munster, and Rossearbery. Joe’s great-grandmother Rose was a philanthropist and socialite. Rose’s father, John Francis Fitzgerald, was a politician, who served as Mayor of Boston (from 1906 to 1908, and again from 1910 to 1914), and as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (from 1895 to 1901, and in 1919). John’s roots were in Co. Limerick, including Lough Cur. Rose’s mother was Mary Josephine “Josie” Hannon, whose roots were in Lough Cur and Bruff.

Joe’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Skakel (the daughter of George Jordan Skakel and Ann Brannack). Ethel is a human rights campaigner. George was a prominent businessperson, who founded the Great Lakes Carbon Corporation. George was the son of James Curtis Skakel and Grace Mary Jordan. Ann was of Irish origin, and was the daughter of Joseph/Joe Brannack and Margaret Byrnes.

Joe’s maternal grandfather was Rudolph Stewart Rauch, Jr. (the son of Rudolph Stewart Rauch and Mary Banks French). Joe’s great-grandfather Rudolph was born in New York, the son of William Rauch, who was born in London, England, to a father from Heilbeann, Germany and a mother from St Gall, Switzerland, and of Susan Spring Paton, who was Scottish.

Joe’s maternal grandmother was Frances Stuart Brewster (the daughter of George Stepenson Brewster and Eleanor Grant Bosher). George was the son of Benjamin Brewster and Elmina Hearsey Dows. Eleanor was the daughter of Robert Semple Bosher and Martha Ellen Cox.

Sources: Genealogy of Joe Kennedy III –

Genealogy of Joe’s father –

Genealogy of Joe’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogies of Joe’s paternal grandfather, Robert F. Kennedy –

Genealogy of Joe’s paternal grandfather, Robert F. Kennedy (through Robert’s brother, John F. Kennedy) –

Genealogy of Joe’s paternal grandfather, Robert F. Kennedy (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Joe’s paternal great-grandmother, Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Notes on Joe’s grandfather, Robert F. Kennedy’s, maternal ancestry –

Joe’s maternal grandfather, Rudolph Stewart Rauch, Jr., on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Joe’s maternal great-grandfather, Rudolph Stewart Rauch –

Marriage record of Joe’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William Rauch and Susan Spring Paton –


Patricia Clarkson

by madman on January 16, 2018

Birth Name: Patricia Davies Clarkson

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 29, 1959

Ethnicity: 1/8th Basque, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish (matrilineal), as well as German, English, French, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Dutch

Patricia Clarkson is an American actress. She is the daughter of Jackie Clarkson (born Jacquelyn Brechtel), a politician and councilwoman, and Arthur Alexander “Buzz” Clarkson, a school administrator.

Patricia’s father has German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and remote Dutch ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was of French, Irish, German, and English descent, while her maternal grandmother’s ancestry was half Basque (from Spain) and half Russian Jewish or Lithuanian Jewish.

Patricia’s paternal grandfather was likely Arthur Alexander Clarkson (the son of Rutgers Clarkson and Lillian May Strunk). Rutgers was the son of Rutgers Clarkson and Margaret Ann McLeod.

Patricia’s paternal grandmother was likely Elizabeth D. Portner (the daughter of Robert Prichard Portner and Katherine “Katie” Hammond Beggae/Bigger). Robert’s father was German.

Patricia’s maternal grandfather was John Patrick Brechtel (the son of John Patrick Brechtel and Jennie M. Shinn). John was the son of Charles Joseph Brechtel and Annie Whelan/Whalen, who was Irish. Jennie was the daughter of John Burr Shinn and Eulalie Dupuis.

Patricia’s maternal grandmother was Sophie Berengher (the daughter of Joseph Whilliam Berengher and Sophie Bass). Joseph was born in Bilbao, Spain. Sophie was born in Russia or Lithuania, and was Jewish.

Sources: Genealogies of Patricia’s paternal great-grandfather, Rutgers Clarkson –

Patricia’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth D. Portner, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Patricia’s maternal grandfather, John Patrick Brechtel, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
John Patrick Brechtel on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Patricia’s maternal great-grandmother, Jennie M. Shinn (through Jennie’s sister, Eulalie Teresa Shinn) –

Patricia’s maternal grandmother, Sophie Berengher, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Sophie Berengher on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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