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Janet Leigh

by bablah on August 17, 2017

Birth Name: Janett Helen Morrison

Date of Birth: July 6, 1927

Place of Birth: Merced, California, United States

Date of Death: October 3, 2004

Place of Death: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.

*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Swiss-German, remote French (father)
*Danish (mother)

Janet Leigh was an American actress, singer, dancer and author. She is the mother of actresses Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis, with her former husband, actor Tony Curtis.

Janet’s paternal grandfather was John Beauregard Morrison (the son of McHenry Henry Morrison and Susan Ellen/Eliza Tichenor/Titchenal). Susan was the daughter of William Herbert Titchenal and Sarah Ann Dickason.

Janet’s paternal grandmother was Katharine/Katherina/Katherine Francis/Frances Reeb (the daughter of George Reeb/Rube and Rosina Hunziker). George was born in Zutzendorf Bas-Rhin, France, to an ethnic German family, the son of Johann Theobald Reeb and Margaretha Elizabetha Hanns. Rosina was born in Switzerland, of Swiss-German descent.

Janet’s maternal grandparents were Wilhelm/William Marius/Marios Anders Westergaard and Lita Olga Gordia Magelia Kofoed/Coffee (the daughter of Peter Lucius Kofoed/Coffee, from Ronne, and of Margarethe Kristine/Laura Larsen). Wilhelm and Lita were Danish.

Sources: Genealogies of Janet Leigh –

Genealogy of Janet Leigh (focusing on her father’s side) –

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Lee Toland Krieger

by stlucas on August 8, 2017

Lee Toland Krieger – “Four Stories” Los Angeles Premiere – W Hotel – Westwood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 24, 1983

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Dutch, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English (mother)

Lee Toland Krieger is an American film director and screenwriter.

Lee is the son of Jane “Robin” (Toland) and Steven “Steve” E. Krieger.

Lee’s paternal grandfather was actor Lee Krieger, who was born Lee Isaac (or Isaac Lee) Krieger in Baltimore, Maryland, to a Jewish family. His mother’s surname was Perlman.

Lee’s maternal grandfather was Alexander Brown Toland (the son of Owen Jones Toland and Alexandra Brown Dolan). Owen was the son of Edward Dale Toland and Charlotte Graham Rush. Alexandra was the daughter of Clarence William Dolan and Rosalie Carson Brown, who was born in Paris, France.

Lee’s maternal grandmother was Jane Burnham Van Pelt (the daughter of John Van Pelt and Marian Dennison Grant). John was the son of Charles Edward Van Pelt and Ellen Dorothy Hughes, whose own father was from Wales and whose own mother was from Ireland.

Sources: Birth record of Lee Toland Krieger –

Death record of Lee’s paternal grandfather, Lee Isaac/Isaac Lee Krieger –

Lee’s maternal great-grandfather, John Van Pelt, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary and Genealogy of Lee’s maternal grandmother, Jane Burnham (Van Pelt) Carstensen –


Mary Chapin Carpenter

by madman on August 7, 2017

Mary Chapin Carpenter – 30th Annual “Human Rights First” Award Dinner – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1958

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Scottish, smaller amounts of Danish, French/French-Dominican Republic, German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Dutch

Mary Chapin Carpenter is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the daughter of Mary Bowie (Robertson) and Chapin Carpenter Jr., a Life Magazine executive.

Mary’s ancestry is English, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Scottish, with small amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), French, Dutch, and German. One of Mary’s fourth great-grandmothers, Sophie Carre, was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, of French descent. One of Mary’s fourth great-grandfathers, George Louis Hammeken, was evidently born in Tunisia, to a family of Danish consuls in Algeria, Tunisia, and New York. His ancestry is not completely clear, although it likely included Danish and German (his mother’s maiden name, “Gordon”, might imply Scottish ancestry).

Mary’s paternal grandfather was Chapin Carpenter (the son of James Stratton Carpenter and Lillian Louise Chapin). James was the son of John Thomas Carpenter and Eliza Adelaide Hill. Lillian was the daughter of Asahel Chapin and Louise Jane Horton.

Mary’s paternal grandmother was Mary Ruth Smyth/Smythe (the daughter of William T. Smyth/Smythe and Mary Reese/Rees). William was born in Schull, Cork, Ireland, to William Smyth/Smythe, who was Cornish, and Elizabeth Caverly, who was Irish. Mary was born in Wales.

Mary’s maternal grandfather was Harrison Marshal/Marshall Robertson (the son of Harrison Robertson and Mary Longley Vawter). Harrison was the son of Harrison Robertson and Eliza Marshall. Mary was the daughter of Charles Erastus Vawter and Virginia Harriet Longley.

Mary’s maternal grandmother was Mary McRae McKenzie/MacKenzie (the daughter of John Pinkerton McKenzie/MacKenzie and Mary Sherwin Rice). John was born in London, England, to American parents, Colin McKenzie/MacKenzie and Christiana Sophia Bowie. Mary was the daugther of Charles Davis Rice and Lucy Ella McRae.

Sources: Genealogies of Mary Chapin Carpenter –

Genealogy of Mary’s father –


John McLean

by follers on August 2, 2017

Date of Birth: March 11, 1785

Place of Birth: Morris County, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Death: April 4, 1861

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

Ethnicity: Northern Irish, English

John McLean was an American jurist and politician. He was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, from March 4, 1813 to October 8, 1816, Commissioner of the General Land Office, from September 11, 1822 to June 26, 1823, the U.S. Postmaster General, from June 26, 1823 to March 4, 1829, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from March 7, 1829 to April 4, 1861.

He was a candidate for the Anti-Masonic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1832.

Justice McLean was the son of Sophia (Blackford) and Fergus McLean. His father was born in Coleraine, Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland.

Justice McLean’s maternal grandfather was Nathaniel Blackford (the son of John Blackford and Ruth Sutton) and Frances Blackford. Justice McLean’s great-grandfather John Blackford was the son of Daniel Blackford and Ruth Hull. Justice McLean’s great-grandmother Ruth Sutton was the daughter of Thomas Sutton and Mary Adams.

Justice McLean’s maternal grandmother was Frances Le-Forge.

Source: Genealogy of John McLean (focusing on his mother’s side) –


John Rutledge

by follers on August 2, 2017

Date of Birth: September 17, 1739

Place of Birth: Charleston, South Carolina, British America

Date of Death: July 23, 1800

Place of Death: Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scottish, Northern Irish, English

John Rutledge was an American political figure. He was Governor of South Carolina, from July 4, 1776 to March 7, 1778 (then known as President of South Carolina), and again from January 9, 1779 to January 16, 1782, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from September 26, 1789 to March 4, 1791, and the 2nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from June 30, 1795 to December 28, 1795.

He was a Federalist Party candidate for President of the United States in 1788-89.

Chief Justice Rutledge was the son of Sarah Boone (Hext) and John Rutledge. His father was born in Longford County, Tyrone, Ireland.

Chief Justice Rutledge’s paternal grandfather was Edward Thomas Rutledge (the son of John Rutledge and Anne). Edward was Scottish. John was born in Melrose, Roxburghshire, the son of George Rutledge.

Chief Justice Rutledge’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Graem (the daughter of Andrew Grem/Graem). Elizabeth was born in Fermanagh Co., Ireland.

Chief Justice Rutledge’s maternal grandfather was Hugh Hext (the son of Hugh David Hext and Grace Greene). Chief Justice Rutledge’s grandfather Hugh was English, the son of a father from Dorsetshire.

Chief Justice Rutledge’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Boone (the daughter of John Boone and Elizabeth Patey). John was born in South Carolina, the son of John Boone, who was English, and of Mary Audrie. Elizabeth was also born in South Carolina, the daughter of Edward Richard Patee/Patey, who was born in St. Michaels Church, Barbados, of English origin, and of Elizabeth Gibbes.

Source: Genealogy of John Rutledge –