Amanda Bearse

by madman on January 26, 2016

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Place of Birth: Winter Park, Florida, United States

Date of Birth: August 9, 1958

Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of German, Irish, Cornish, Welsh, Scottish, possibly French Huguenot, possibly 1/1024 Romani, possibly 1/1024 Wampanoag Native American

Amanda Bearse is an American actress, director, and comedian. She is known for her role as Marcy Rhoades D’Arcy in the sitcom Married… with Children. Amanda is the daughter of Ann (Armistead) and Danforth Parker Bearse. She was born in Winter Park, Florida, and was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.

Amanda’s paternal grandparents were Asa Taylor Bearse, Sr. (the son of Asa Bearse and Minnie Amanda Smith) and Mary Lucille Wingo (the daughter of William Thomas Wingo and Mary Caledonia Gibson).

Amanda’s maternal grandparents were Jesse Warren Armistead, Jr. (the son of Jesse Warren Armistead and Mary Elizabeth King) and Margaret J. Beauchamp (the daughter of Charles Crogan Beauchamp and Lucia Jackson).

Amanda’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her eighth great-grandfather, Augustine Bearse/Austin Bearce. According to a tale written down by Franklin Bearce, he was a Gypsy (Romani) who was deported from England to Massachusetts and married Mary “Little Dove” Hyanno, a Wampanoag Native American woman. Many people have questioned the credibility of Franklin and regard the tale as a legend. There is no proof, beside Frankiln’s writing, that Augustine married a woman named Mary or a Native American woman. However, their son Joseph Bearse, Amanda’s ninth great-grandfather, was buried in a Native American cemetery, which might add credibility to the tale. It is also not clear whether Augustine was really of Romani descent.

The surname “Wingo” is likely to be an anglicized version of the French Huguenot surname “Vigneron/Vigneau”, meaning “winegrower”.

Sources: Record of Amanda Bearse – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Amanda Bearse (focusing on her father’s side) – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Amanda’s father – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Amanda’s father on the 1930 census – https://familysearch.org
Amanda’s father on the 1940 census – https://familysearch.org

Record of Amanda’s father – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Amanda’s father – http://www.legacy.com

Information about Amanda’s ancestor, Augustine Bearse – http://epluribus.me

Genealogy of Amanda Bearse (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.ancestry.com

Amanda’s mother on the 1940 census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Amanda’s mother – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Amanda’s maternal grandfather, Jesse Warren Armistead, Jr. (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

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Paul Cuffe

by gamer20 on January 12, 2016

Date of Birth: January 17, 1759

Place of Birth: Cuttyhunk, Island, Gosnold, Massachusetts

Date of Death: September 9, 1817

Place of Death: Westport, Massachusetts

*Ashanti Ghanaian (father)
*Aquinnah Wampanoag Native American (mother)

Paul Cuffe was an American Quaker businessperson, sea captain, patriot, and abolitionist. Paul was the son of Ruth Moses and Kofi or Cuffee Scolcum.

Paul’s father was of the Ashanti ethnic group, from the Ashanti region in Ghana. Paul’s mother was a Native American, of the Aquinnah Wampanoag nation.


Ryan Cabrera

by ethnic on June 9, 2010

Birth Name: Ryan Frank Cabrera

Place of Birth: Denton, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 18, 1982

*Colombian (father)
*Lithuanian, Irish, German, English, Welsh, more distant Dutch, French, and Wampanoag Native American (mother)

Ryan Cabrera is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

His father, Marcos “Marc” Cabrera, is a Colombian immigrant. His mother, Deborah Ann “Debbie” (Noreika), is American.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather is Robert Laurette Noreika (the son of Martin J. Noreika and Dorothy Healy). Martin was the son of Lithuanian immigrants, Aleksandras “Alexander” Noreika and Josephina “Josephine” Kurkulionytė, both of Kaunas. Dorothy was the daughter of Irish immigrants, John J. Healy and Margaret O’Hara.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Madeleine Knapp (the daughter of Edward Griffiths Knapp and Louise May Lehmann). Edward was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England, the son of George Henry Knapp, who was American from New York City, New York, and was of Dutch, English, French, German, and Wampanoag Native American descent, and of Mary “Polly” Griffiths, who was English, from Woolton, Liverpool, and was of half Welsh descent. Ryan’s great-grandfather Louise was born in New Jersey, of German descent, and was the daughter of Charles Edward Lehmann and Magdalena Elizabeth Flora “Madeline” Zimmermann.

Ryan’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandmother, Anne-Marie Stockel.

Sources: Genealogy of Ryan Cabrera (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Ryan’s maternal grandfather, Robert Laurette Noreika, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy (Healy) Brightly – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Madeleine (Knapp) Noreika – http://www.legacy.com

Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Louise May Lehmann, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ryan’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Magdalena Elizabeth Flora Zimmermann – https://familysearch.org

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Chris Cornell

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

Birth Name: Christopher John Boyle

Date of Birth: July 20, 1964

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Death: May 17, 2017

Place of Death: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Ethnicity: Norwegian, Irish, English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Welsh, German, French, remote Manx, Swiss-German, and Wampanoag Native American

Chris Cornell was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for rock bands Soundgarden (1984–1997) and Audioslave (2001–2007). Other members of Soundgarden include or included Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, and Hiro Yamamoto. The other members of Audioslave were Tim Commerford, Tom Morello, and Brad Wilk.

Chris’s father, Edward F. “Ed” Boyle, is a pharmacist, from Everett, Washington. Chris’s mother, Karen Ruth Cornell, is an accountant, from Seattle, Washington. His ancestry was Norwegian, Irish, English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Welsh, German, French, and remote Manx, Swiss-German, and Wampanoag Native American.

He was married to publicist Vicky Karayiannis, with whom he has two children. He was previously married to manager Susan Silver, with whom he has a daughter.

Chris converted to the Greek Orthodox religion of his wife Vicky.

In an interview on Howard Stern’s show, c. 2007, Chris appeared to state that his mother is Jewish. This is not accurate.

Chris’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Denis Boyle.

Chris’s paternal grandfather was Edward John Boyle (the son of Dennis Peter Boyle and Anna Louisa “Louise” Zahler). Dennis was born in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, to Irish immigrants, Terrence Boyle, of County Sligo, and Mary McVey. Louisa was the daughter of German immigrants, Michael Zahler, of Trier, Rhine (now Rhineland-Palatinate), and Ann Catherine Stenger, of Dillishausen, Lamerdingen, Bavaria.

Chris’s paternal grandmother was Anona Ruth Olson (the daughter of Eivin Olaus Olsen, later Olsen, and of Carrie Lorena Jones/McGuire). Eivin was a Norwegian immigrant, from Stavanger, Rogaland, and was the son of Ole Olsen Blaasenberg, later Vaaland, and of Andrine Tønnesdatter Bjuland.

Chris’s maternal grandfather was Ralph Trivett Cornell (the son of Julian Trivett Cornell and Emily Keillor Emmerson). Ralph was born in Rothesay, Nova Scotia, Canada. Julian was the son of Robert/Ralph Trivett Cornell, whose parents were Irish, and of Anne/Annie Eudora Maxon. Emily was the daughter of Henry Robert Emmerson and Emily Charlotte Record.

Chris’s maternal grandmother was Marion/Marian M. MacNutt (the daughter of James Frederick MacNutt and Clarabell Josephine Hubbell). Marion was born in Washington. James was a Canadian immigrant, from Darmley, Prince Edward Island, and was the son of George Beairsto MacNutt and Annie McGougan Rodd. Clarabell was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred Keaton Hubbell and Annetta Alta Remer.

Chris’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Elisabeth Hoffmann, who was born, c. 1821, in Hesse, Germany.

Sources: Marriage record of Chris’s parents – https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Chris’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Chris’s paternal grandfather, Edward John Boyle, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Chris’s paternal great-grandfather, Dennis Peter Boyle – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Chris’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Louise Zahler – https://familysearch.org

Chris’s paternal grandmother, Anona Ruth Olson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Chris’s paternal great-grandfather, Eivin Olaus Olsen – https://media.digitalarkivet.no

Marriage record of Chris’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Ole Olsen Vaaland and Andrine Tønnesdatter – https://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no

Baptismal record of Chris’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Ole Olsen Vaaland – https://media.digitalarkivet.no

Chris’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Chris’s maternal great-grandparents, Julian Trivett Cornell and Emily Keillor Emmerson – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Chris’s maternal great-grandmother, Emily Keillor Emmerson – http://brentglad.com

Chris’s maternal grandmother, Marion/Marian M. MacNutt, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Chris’s maternal great-grandmother, Clarabell Josephine Hubbell – https://familysearch.org

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