Matt Walsh

by madman on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Matthew Paul Walsh

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: October 13, 1964

Ethnicity: Irish (father), Slovenian (maternal grandfather), English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Dutch, 1/2048th African

Matt Walsh is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer.

Matt is the son of Audrey J. (Gosack) and Richard “Dick” Jude Walsh. Matt’s father was of Irish descent. Matt’s mother has Slovenian ancestry on one side, and English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and Dutch, on the other. Through his maternal grandmother, Matt is also descended from James Pendarvis (Matt’s eighth great-grandfather), who was born 1723, to Joseph Pendarvis, who was white, and Parthenia, an African slave. This makes Matt of 1/2048th African descent.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Patrick Francis Walsh (the son of Michael Walsh and Mary Grady). Patrick was an Irish immigrant, from County Mayo, Ireland.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Bridget Gavin (the daughter of Michael Gavin and Mary McGreal). Agnes was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Irish parents.

Matt’s maternal grandparents were Michael Peter Gosack (the son of Michael Anton Gosack and Theresa J. Lorenci). Matt’s great-grandparents Michael and Theresa were Yugoslavian immigrants, likely of Slovenian descent. Matt’s great-grandfather Michael was the son of Franz Gosack and Mary Berevadt.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Edith Lorraine Thompson (the daughter of Luther Otto Thompson and Zetta Corene Fry). Luther was the son of Thomas Twigg Thompson and Susan Jane Day. Zetta was the daughter of Henry Lee Fry and Pearl Viola Palmer.

Sources: Obituary of Matt’s father –

Genealogy of Matt’s father (through his sister, Mary Agnella Walsh) –

Matt’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal grandfather, Michael Peter Gosack –

Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Michael Anton Gosack and Theresa J. Lorenci, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas Twigg Thompson (through Thomas’s brother, Benjamin M. Thompson) –

Genealogies of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Louisa Garrett –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, William B. Garrett –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Frances Ann Young –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal fifth great-grandfather, James Wood Pendarvis –

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Buster Posey

by bearboy on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Gerald Dempsey Posey

Place of Birth: Leesburg, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 27, 1987

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, possibly other

Buster Posey is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Fransisco Giants of Major League Baseball.

Buster Posey is the son of Gerald Dempsey Posey II and Tracy (Pippens) Posey.

Posey’s paternal grandfather was Gerald Dempsey Posey, the son of Clyde Jefferson Posey and Ida Crummie McAfee.

Posey and Pippens are usually English surnames whereas McAfee is Scottish.


Obituary of Buster’s paternal grandfather, Gerald Dempsey Posey –

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Bailey de Young

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Bailey Marie Buntain

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 16, 1989

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, 1/8th Swedish

Bailey de Young is an American actress and dancer. She is the daughter of Judith Susan “Judy” Oates-Holt (born Oates) and Fulton Timothy “Tim” Buntain.

Bailey’s paternal grandparents were Lorraine B. and Fulton Wesley Buntain. Fulton was originally born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His parents were Eva Kathleen Bailey (the daughter of Rich Bailey and Alice Lloyd) and Daniel Newton Buntain (the son of Alexander Rufus Buntain and Adelaide Elga MacKay).

Alexander was the son of John Buntain, whose parents were Scottish, and of Amelia Ann MacNeill. Adelaide was the daughter of Donald McKay and Eleanor Clark, who were of Scottish and English descent.

Bailey’s maternal grandfather was Martin L. “Buzz” Oates, the son of Philip Oates and Emma Rice. Philip’s parents were Mary J. and William Oates. William was born in England, to English parents.

Bailey’s maternal grandmother was Theda M. Florence, the daughter of Helen E. and William H. Florence. Helen was born in Washington, to parents from Sweden.

Sources: Birth record of Bailey de Young –

Obituary of Bailey’s father, Fulton Timothy “Tim” Buntain –

Bailey’s paternal grandfather, Fulton Wesley Buntain –

Obituary of Bailey’s paternal grandfather, The Rev. Fulton Wesley Buntain –

Genealogy of Bailey’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Alexander Rufus Buntain and Adelaide Elga MacKay –

Obituary of Bailey’s maternal grandfather, Martin L. “Buzz” Oates –

Bailey’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Oates, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Bailey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen E., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Victoria Woodhull

by follers on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Victoria California Claflin

Date of Birth: September 23, 1838

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

Date of Death: June 9, 1927

Place of Death: Bredon’s Norton, Worcestershire, England

Ethnicity: German, English, some Scottish and Welsh

Victoria Woodhull was the leader of the American woman’s suffrage movement.

She was the Equal Rights Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1872. She is thus generally agreed to have been the first woman to mount a presidential campaign, though had she won, she would have been too young to take office (the minimum age is 35).

She was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for President in 1884 and 1892.

Victoria was the daughter of Roxanna (Hummel) and Reuben Buckman Claflin.

Victoria’s paternal grandfather was Robert Claflin (the son of Abner Claflin and Hannah Rockwood). Abner was the son of Joshua Claflin and Mary Davidson.

Victoria’s paternal grandmother was Anna Underwood (the daughter of Rogers Underwood and Judith/Judah Deming).

Victoria’s maternal grandparents were John Hummel and Margaret Moyer.

Victoria was a fourth cousin, six times removed, of British actor Sam Claflin, and a fourth cousin, five times removed, of American actor Ashton Holmes. Daniel Claflin and Sarah Edwards were the three times great-grandparents of Victoria, the nine times great-grandparents of Sam, and the eight times great-grandparents of Austin.

Source: Genealogy of Victoria Woodhull –


Daniel Adams-Ray

by madman on March 22, 2017

Birth Name: Daniel David John Adams-Ray

Place of Birth: Nairobi, Kenya

Date of Birth: August 18, 1983

*Swedish, 1/4 Gibraltarian [possibly Scottish] (father)
*Indonesian, possibly other (mother)

Daniel Adams-Ray is a Swedish rapper, singer, and fashion designer.

Daniel is the son of Bill Adams-Ray, a doctor. His father is Swedish, and also has one quarter Gibraltarian (possibly Scottish) ancestry. His mother is from Indonesia.

Daniel’s mother is sometimes described as Indonesian and Dutch. It is not clear if she is of Indonesian and Dutch ancestry or has dual citizenship. One article described his mother as “Dutch Indonesian Chinese”. It is not clear if this statement is accurate.

Daniel was born in Nairobi, Kenya, where he grew up. In 1996, he moved with his family to The Netherlands, and a year later to Lidingö, Sweden.

Daniel’s paternal grandfather was Jack Adams-Ray (born Johan Friedrich Edvard Adams-Ray, the son of Edward Adams-Ray and Dagmar Sandberg). Edward was born on Gibraltar, and is said to have been of Scottish descent. Dagmar was the daughter of Johan Sandberg och Selma Ferdinanda Vilhelmina Rosvall.

Daniel’s paternal grandmother was Anna-Lisa Larsson (the daughter of Erik Larsson och Ebba Åström).

Source: Genealogy of Daniel Adams-Ray (focusing on his father’s side) –