Shealah Craighead

by Manila on December 3, 2017

Birth Name: Shealah Deann Craighead

Place of Birth: Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 21, 1976

Ethnicity: Belgian Flemish, Dutch, English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/8th Paiute Native American, 1/32 Swiss-French, as well as remote Cornish, French, Norwegian, Swedish, and Swiss-German

Shealah Craighead is an American photographer. She been Chief Official White House Photographer, since January 20, 2017.

She is the daughter of Catherine “Cathy” I. (Craighead) Craighead-Lambert and folk musician Arvel Ellis Bird. Shealah, her mother, and her maternal grandmother are pictured here.

Shealah’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandfather, Jeremiah Bird (died between April 19 and May 5, 1738, Elizabeth Township [now part of Elizabeth], New Jersey).

Shealah’s paternal grandfather was Earl Ellis Bird (the son of Ellis Bird and Alda Davis Housley). Shealah’s great-grandfather Ellis was the son of Charles Warner Bird and Celia Pernina White. Alda was the daughter of Joseph Benjamin Housley and Lydia Ann Davis.

Shealah’s paternal grandmother was LaVerna Shamp (the daughter of Thomas Ezra Shamp and Rhoda Carpenter). Thomas was the son of James Wesley Shamp and Mary Catherine Wehr. Rhoda belonged to the Shivwits Band of Paiutes, and was the biological daughter of Jack Bob Bee Queets and Tsuununk. After her biological parents’ deaths, she was adopted by William Hiram Carpenter and Marmora Sheffield.

Shealah’s maternal grandfather was Robert George Craighead (the son of Ralph Edward Craighead and Irene Clara Reed). Ralph was the son of Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Craighead and Anna Coon. Irene was the daughter of Franklin “Frank” Reed and Emma Ann Marie Voirol, whose parents, Augustin François Voirol and Marie Claire Marguerite Beuret, were Swiss-French emigrants, from Les Genevez, Jura.

Shealah’s maternal grandmother is Mary Catherine Hollie (the daughter of Aloysius Carl Hollie and Margaret Roach). Aloysius was the son of German immigrants, Carl Holle and Elizabeth Mary Rothermel. Margaret was the daughter of Richard Shelly Roach, whose was of Irish descent, and of Catherine Theresa Loner, who was of 3/4 German and 1/4 English descent.

Shealah’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandmother, Regina Magdalena.

Sources: Biography of Shealah’s father –

Family history of Shealah’s paternal grandfather, Earl Ellis Bird –

Marriage records of Shealah’s paternal great-grandparents, Ellis Bird and Alda Davis Housley –

Death record of Shealah’s paternal great-grandfather, Ellis Bird –

Obituary of Shealah’s paternal grandmother, LaVerna (Shamp) Bird Carroll –

Death record of Shealah’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Ezra Shamp –

Biography of Shealah’s paternal great-grandmother, Rhoda (Carpenter) Johnston –

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal grandparents, Robert George Craighead and Mary Catherine Hollie –

Obituary of Shealah’s maternal grandfather, Robert George Craighead –

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal great-grandparents, Ralph Edward Craighead and Irene Clara Reed –

Marriage record of Shealah’s maternal great-grandparents, Aloysius Carl Hollie and Margaret Roach –


Lindsay Davenport

by bablah on November 26, 2017

Lindsay Davenport – Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 2008 World Group Quarterfinal – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club – La Jolla, CA USA – Photo Credit: Paul Gallegos / PR Photos

Birth Name: Lindsay Ann Davenport

Place of Birth: Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 8, 1976

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Irish, Swiss-German, Swiss-French

Lindsay Davenport is an American former professional tennis player. She was ranked World No. 1 for a total of 98 weeks.

Lindsay’s paternal grandfather was Winthrop Davenport, son of Frederick Morgan Davenport and Edith Jefferson Andrus. Frederick was the son of David Davenport (son of William B. Davenport and Mary Morse) and Anna L. Green. David was born in Massachusetts to English father and Scottish mother. Anna Green was born in Massachusetts to Irish parents. Lindsay’s great-grandmother Edith was the daughter of John Emory Andrus (son of Loyal Benedict Andrus and Ann Palmer) and Swiss-born Julia Marie Dyckman (daughter of Isaak Dyckman and Ida Bourdon).

Lindsay’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Mae Langford.

Lindsay’s maternal grandfather Fred/Friedrich W. Jeberjahn was born in Berlin, Germany to Friedrich Karl August Jeberjahn and Emma Luise Anna Johanna Siggelkow.

Lindsay’s maternal grandmother was Reta Ruth Williams, daughter of William A. Williams and Alice Case. William was the son of John Williams and Sarah Duncan. Alice was born in England to John/William Case and Jane Schofield/Sheffield.

Sources: Genealogy of Lindsay Davenport –

Lindsay’s paternal great-great-grandfather David Davenport on 1860 US census –

Genealogy of Lindsay Davenport’s paternal grandfather Winthrop Davenport –

Birth record of Lindsay’s mother –

Death records of Lindsay’s maternal grandparents Fred Jeberjahn and Reta Williams –

Lindsay’s maternal great-grandmother Emma Siggelkow on Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1900 census –

Lindsay’s maternal grandmother Reta Ruth Williams on 1920 US census –

Marriage record of Lindsay’s maternal great-grandparents William Williams and Alice Case –


Max Frost

by Manila on November 1, 2017

Max Frost – Max Frost in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd – May 14, 2014 – Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre – Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Matthew Alexander Frost

Place of Birth: Austin, Travis, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 5, 1992

Ethnicity: English, French, French-Canadian, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, as well as distant Belgian (Flemish), Dutch, Irish, Swedish, Swiss-French, and Welsh

Max Frost is an American singer and songwriter.

He is the son of Lucy Elizabeth (Nickerson) and Michael Anthony “Mike Terri” Frost.

Max’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, George Frost, who was an English immigrant.

Max’s paternal grandfather was Jean DeAtley “J.D.” Frost (the son of Isaac Newton Frost and Mary Agnes DeAtley). Isaac was the son of Wilson Frost and Margaret “Maggie” Byrn. Mary Agnes was the daughter of John A. “Jack” DeAtley and Eva L. Smith.

Max’s paternal grandmother is Anna Warren Proctor (the daughter of Warren Christopher Columbus Proctor and Avie Stella James). Warren was the son of Thomas Frazier Proctor and Anna Melinda Haddock. Avie was the daughter of Leslie Christopher James and Orena Belle Malone.

Max’s maternal grandfather is David Samuel Nickerson (the son of Millard Gronly Nickerson and Edith Lois Mitchell). Millard was the son of Samuel Nickerson and Emma Rosalina Gravel. Edith was the daughter of Canadian immigrants, Frédéric Dumouchel (later Frederick “Fred” Mitchell), of Thurso, Québec, and of Sarah Emma Riley, whose parents were English immigrants.

Max’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Katherine “Kathy” Clark (the daughter of Edwin Milligan Clark and Dora Elizabeth Martin). Edwin was the son of Lewis Gibson Clark and Ida May Rankin. Dora was born in Bhera, Punjab, British Raj (now Pakistan); the daughter of John Howard Martin and Elizabeth Jane Gregory.

Max’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Margaret Miller (died December 16, 1838, Rich Hill Township, Muskingum County, Ohio).

Sources: Birth record of Max Frost –

Marriage record of Max’s parents –

Birth record of Max’s father –

Marriage record of Max’s paternal grandparents, Jean DeAtley Frost and Anna Warren Proctor –

Obituary of Max’s paternal grandfather, Jean DeAtley “J.D.” Frost –

Genealogy of Max’s paternal grandmother, Anna Warren Proctor –

Birth record of Max’s mother –

Max’s maternal grandfather, David Samuel Nickerson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Max’s maternal great-grandparents, Millard Gronly Nickerson and Edith Lois Mitchell –

Death record of Max’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Frederick “Fred” Mitchell –

Birth record of Max’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Katherine Clark –

Obituary of Max’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Katherine (Clark) Barnett –


Wafah Dufour

by madman on October 23, 2017

Birth Name: Wafah Y. Bin Ladin

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 23, 1975

*50% Iranian (Persian)
*25% Hadhrami Yemenite
*25% Swiss-French

Wafah Dufour is an American singer, songwriter, socialite, and model. Wafah is the son of Carmen (Dufour), a writer, and Yeslam bin Ladin, a businessman. Her father’s half-brother was terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Wafah’s father was born in Saudi Arabia, to a Yemenite father and an Iranian mother. Her mother was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, to a Swiss father and an Iranian mother.

Wafah’s paternal grandparents were Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (the son of Awad bin Aboud bin Laden) and Rabab Haguigui. Mohammed was born in Rubat, Yemen, and was from an ethnic Hadhrami family. Rabab was Iranian.

Wafah’s maternal grandparents’ surnames were Dufour and Mirdoht-Sheybani.

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Kelly Thiebaud

by stlucas on September 14, 2017

Birth Name: Kelly Hager Thiebaud

Place of Birth: El Campo, Wharton, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1982

Ethnicity: German, English, 1/8 Swiss-French

Kelly Thiebaud is an American actress. Kelly was previously married to actor Bryan Craig.

Kelly is the daughter of Suzanne Louise (Hager) and Gary Franklyn Thiebaud. Kelly’s parents have German, English, and Swiss-German roots.

Kelly’s paternal grandfather was Franklyn Julius Thiebaud (the son of Oscar Jules Thiebaud and Mary Melba/Mebba Anderson). Oscar was born in Noiraigue, Switzerland, the son of Gustave M. Thiebaud and Dina. Mary Melba was the daughter of William Wesley Anderson and Eliza Ann “Kittie” Ham.

Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Betty Prough (the daughter of Ralph Prough and Lucy Turner). Ralph was the son of Huston Prough and Martha Alice Brown. Lucy was the daughter of Turk/Turp/Turpin Turner and Margaret “Maggie” Allen.

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was Otto J. Hager. Otto was the stepson of Charles McClure and Elsa.

Kelly’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ellen Lake (the daughter of Charles Leslie Lake and Margaret Ana Jenkins). Charles was the son of Ely T. Lake and Ella Temple. Margaret was the daughter of David J. Jenkins and Mary Jones.

Sources: Genealogy of Kelly Thiebaud –

Birth record of Kelly Thiebaud –

Marriage announcement of Kelly’s brother, Brian Alan Thiebaud –

Kelly’s paternal grandfather on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kelly’s paternal great-grandfather, Oscar Jules Thiebaud –

Kelly’s paternal grandmother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Kelly’s maternal grandmother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Kelly’s maternal grandmother –

Marriage record of Kelly’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Leslie Lake and Margaret Ana Jenkins –

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