Northern Irish

Greg Vaughan

by madman on March 21, 2017

Birth Name: James Gregory Vaughan, Jr.

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, United States

Date of Birth: June 15, 1973

Ethnicity: Greek (great-grandfather), English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish

Greg Vaughan is an American actor and model. He is the son of Barbara Ann (Alt) and James Gregory Vaughan.

Greg’s maternal great-grandfather, Andrew Arge Brockles, was Greek. The rest of Greg’s ancestry is English, German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish. He might also have Welsh ancestry, through his surname, “Vaughan”.

Greg’s paternal grandfather was James Lee “Jimmy” Vaughan (the son of James Lee Vaughan and Pearl Dean Miller). James was the son of Robert Pinkney Vaughan and Lee Emma Whitfield. Pearl was the daughter of John Peter Miller and Margaret Ardelia Lawson.

Greg’s paternal grandmother was Martha Rita Davis (the daughter of Edward E. Davis and Mary Jay Andrews).

Greg’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Edward Alt (the son of William David Alt and Alice Gertrude Nesmith). William was the son of George William Alt, whose parents were German, and Clara Mae McKeen. Alice was the daughter of Thomas Harding Nesmith and Adissa Maria Jones.

Greg’s maternal grandmother was Alethia Ann Brockles (the daughter of Andrew Arge Brockles and Ola Lillian Feltnor). Andrew was born in Corinthia, Greece, the son of Arge Brakoulias. Ola was the daughter of James Minnis Feltnor and Willie I. Wardlow.

Sources: Genealogy of Greg’s paternal grandfather, James Lee “Jimmy” Vaughan –

Obituary of Greg’s paternal grandmother, Martha Rita (Davis) Vaughan –

Genealogy of Greg’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Edward Alt (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Greg’s maternal great-grandfather, William David Alt (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Greg’s maternal great-grandmother, Alice Gertrude Nesmith (through Alice’s sister, Josephine Mae Alt; focusing on her mother’s side) –

Greg’s maternal grandmother, Alethia Ann Brockles, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Greg’s maternal grandmother, Alethia Ann (Brockles) Alt –

Genealogy of Greg’s maternal great-great-grandfather, James Minnis Feltnor (focusing on his own father’s side) –

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Wendy Benson-Landes

by madman on March 18, 2017

Birth Name: Wendy Cunningham Benson

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: July 8, 1971

*Scottish (father)
*English, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Swedish (mother)

Wendy Benson-Landes is an American actress. She is married to actor Michael Landes, with whom she has two children.

Wendy is the daughter of Maxie Dian “Gigi” (Daniels) and Harry Benson (Harry James Benson), a photographer. Her father was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Her mother was American, from Texas.

Wendy’s maternal grandfather was Hollis Alvin Daniels (the son of Henry Milton Daniels and Polk Graham).

Wendy’s maternal grandmother was Maxie Luesta Maxwell (the daughter of William M. Maxwell and Josephine Lee Menefee). William was the son of William Maxwell and Emily G. Wright. Josephine was the daughter of Henry Franklin Menefee and Amanda Melvina Shipp.

Sources: Death record of Wendy’s maternal grandfather, Hollis Alvin Daniels –

Genealogy of Wendy’s maternal grandmother, Maxie Luesta Maxwell (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Wendy’s maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Lee Menefee –

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Patti Page

by madman on March 8, 2017

Birth Name: Clara Ann Fowler

Date of Birth: November 8, 1927

Place of Birth: Claremore, Oklahoma, United States

Date of Death: January 1, 2013

Place of Death: Encinitas, California, United States

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Irish, Dutch, and French

Patti Page was an American singer. She was the daughter of Margaret Malvona (Wright) and Benjamin Adelphas Fowler.

Patti’s paternal grandparents were Benjamin Adolphus Fowler (the son of Henry Fowler and Martha Jane Cooper) and Sarah Elizabeth Bolding.

Patti’s maternal grandparents were John Benjamin Wright (the son of Samuel B. Wright and Mary Jane Haley) and Susan Charlotte McGrew (the daughter of James Alexander McGrew and Lavenia Elizabeth Hurst).

Sources: Genealogies of Patti Page –


Scott Adsit

by madman on March 6, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Scott Adsit

Place of Birth: Northbrook, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: November 26, 1965

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Swiss-German, German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Dutch, distant Welsh

Scott Adsit is an American actor, voice actor, writer, and comedian. He is the son of Genevieve “Genny” LaVerne (Butz) and Andrew Scott Adsit.

Scott’s paternal grandparents were Harold Carlyle Adsit (the son of Joseph Sherman Adsit and Anna Leola Scott). Joseph was the son of DeWitt Clinton Adsit and Lorinda S. Galloway. Anna was the daughter of William Trumball Scott and Martha R. Rothgeb.

Scott’s paternal grandmother was Esther Louise Gillfillan (the daughter of Andrew J. Gillfillan and Harriet Louise Cartmell). Andrew was the son of Andrew J. Gillfillan and Sarah Jane McClellan. Harriet was the daughter of N. B. Cartmell and Jennie Hartwell, who was Canadian.

Scott’s maternal grandfather was Robert Coryell Butz (the son of James Willoughby Butz and Eva Benson Athey). James was the son of Willoughby John Butz and Sarah Nagle. Eva was the daughter of Marshall Athey and Sarah Melvina Benson.

Scott’s maternal grandmother was Laverne/Leverne Kellon/Kellam (the daughter of William F. Kellam and Genevieve Huckaby). Genevieve was the daughter of H. Harold Huckaby and G. Anna.

Sources: Obituary of Scott’s father –

Genealogy of Scott’s paternal grandfather, Harold Carlye Adsit (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Scott’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Sherman Adsit (through Joseph’s sister, Dora Adsit) –

Genealogy of Scott’s paternal great-great-grandfather, William Trumball Scott –

Genealogy of Scott’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Jehue Scott –

Genealogies of Scott’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Martha R. Rothgeb –

Genealogy of Scott’s great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Templeton –

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Robert A. Taft

by follers on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Alphonso Taft

Date of Birth: September 8, 1889

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

Date of Death: July 31, 1953

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Ethnicity: English, small amount of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Robert A. Taft was an American politician and statesman. A Republican, he was a U.S. Senator from Ohio, from January 3, 1939 to July 31, 1953, Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman, from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1953, and Senate Majority Leader, from January 3, 1953 to July 31, 1953.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1940, 1948, and 1952.

Robert was the son of Helen Herron Taft (born Helen Louise Herron) and William Howard Taft, who was President of the United States, from 1909 to 1913, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from 1921 to 1930. His siblings were Helen Taft Manning, a history professor and college dean, and Charles Phelps Taft II, a politician.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Alphonso Taft (the son of Peter Rawson Taft and Sylvia Howard). Alphonso was a jurist and diplomat, who was the 34th United States Attorney General, from 1876 to 1877, and the 31st United States Secretary of War, in 1876. Peter was the son of Aaron Taft and Rhoda Rawson. Sylvia was the daughter of Levi Howard/Hayward and Bethia/Berthiah Chapin.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Louisa Maria “Louise” Torrey (the daughter of Samuel Davenport Torrey and Susan Holman Waters). Samuel was the son of William Torrey and Anna Davenport. Susan was the daughter of Asa Waters and Susan Trask Holman.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was John Williamson Herron (the son of Francis Herron and Jane W.). Francis was the son of William Herron and Nancy Reynolds.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Harriet Anne Collins (the daughter of Ela Collins and Maria Clinton). Ela was a prominent lawyer and politician in New York, and was the son of Oliver Collins, a general, and of Lois Cowles/Cole. Maria was the daughter of The Rev. Isaac Clinton and Charity Welles.

Robert’s grandmother Harriet was a sister of William Collins, a congressman, and Isaac Clinton Collins, a judge and politician.

Sources: Genealogies of Robert A. Taft –

Genealogy of Robert’s father –

Genealogy of Robert’s mother –