Noah Cyrus

by follers on June 22, 2018

Noah Cyrus – Variety’s Inaugural Hitmakers Luncheon – Arrivals – Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Noah Lindsey Cyrus

Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 8, 2000

Ethnicity: English, along with smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Dutch, German

Noah Cyrus is an American actress and singer.

Noah is the daughter of Leticia (Finley) and singer, songwriter, and actor Billy Ray Cyrus. Her paternal grandfather, Ron Cyrus (Ronald Ray Cyrus), was a politician and public worker. Among her siblings are actress and singer Miley Cyrus and musician Trace Cyrus.

Several family trees indicate that the Cyrus surname was spelled Siers many generations back. Most or all of Noah’s ancestors since the start of the 1800s were born in the United States. Much of her ancestry is English, with smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Dutch, and German.

Noah has stated that she has Cherokee Native American ancestry, as has her father. It is not clear if this Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Noah’s paternal grandfather was Ronald Ray Cyrus (the son of The Rev. Eldon Lindsey/Lindsay Cyrus and Verlina Adeline Hay). Ronald was born in Kentucky. Eldon was the son of Joseph Morgan Cyrus and Sarah Elvessa Hayes. Verlina was the daughter of Martin Alexander Hay and Mary Jane Hayes.

Noah’s paternal grandmother is Ruth Ann Casto (the daughter of William Clayton Casto and Mary Guila/Guilla Boggs). Ruth was born in Kentucky. William was the son of Joseph C./Johnsey Casto and Josie E. Johnson. Mary was the daughter of Clement Alexander Boggs and Leora Olive McAtee.

Noah’s maternal grandfather was Glenmore Finley (the son of Benjamin Harrison Finley and Ada Cornett). Glenmore was born in Kentucky. Benjamin was the son of John Patton Finley and Nancy Louisa Berry.

Noah’s maternal grandmother was Loretta Jean Palmer (the daughter of Neville Hardy Palmer and Nellie Burch Howard). Loretta was born in Kentucky. Neville was the son of Andrew Jackson Palmer and Fannie Pink Woolum. Nellie was the daughter of Adren/Adron D. Howard and Fronie/Frony Hill.

Sources: Genealogy of Noah Cyrus – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Noah Cyrus (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogy of Noah’s father – http://www.castoconnections.com

Obituary of Noah’s great-uncle, Eugene Finley (the brother of Noah’s maternal grandfather, Glenmore Finley) – http://www.richmondregister.com

Genealogy of Noah’s maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Harrison Finley (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Noah’s maternal grandmother, Loretta Jean Palmer, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


Eric Martsolf

by stlucas on June 18, 2018

Eric Martsolf – Soap Opera Digest Celebrates 40th Anniversary – Arrivals – The Argyle Bar & Nightclub, 1600 Argyle Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 27, 1971

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Welsh, 1/8th Swedish

Eric Martsolf is an American television actor and singer.

Eric is the son of Nancy (Runquist) and Frederick/Fredric R. “Rick” Martsolf. Eric is married to Lisa Kouchak, with whom he has two children.

Eric’s paternal grandfather was John Martsolf (the son of Philip Frederick “Fred” Martsolf and Aleda/Alexa Mae Hier). Philip was the son of John Martsolf and Elizabeth A. Kredel. Aleda was the daughter of Robert Jones Hier, whose parents were Welsh, and of Rachel A. Edwards, whose father was Welsh.

Eric’s paternal grandmother was Jean Clifton Henley (the daughter of Byron Henley and Una Pearl Fackenthall). Byron was the son of Rue P. Henley and Mae Powell. Una was the daughter of Millard Fackenthall and Margaret Eacher.

Eric’s maternal grandfather was Russell/Russel L. Runquist (the son of Henning Lawrence Runquist and Zoe M. Sheppard). Henning was the son of Swedish parents, Otto Runquist and Carolina. Zoe was the daughter of Samuel Sheppard and Sarah Higgs.

Eric’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Ann Jernegan (the daughter of Ralph Hartell Jernegan and Estella May Frank). Ralph was the son of Edward A. Jernegan and Nancy Sherman. Estella was the daughter of Charles Frank and Mary Ann Buchheit, whose parents were German.

Sources: Obituary of Eric’s paternal grandfather, John Martsolf – http://www.timesonline.com

Obituary of Eric’s paternal grandmother, Jean Clifton (Henley) Martsolf – http://www.the-review.com

Obituary of Eric’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Ann Runquist – http://www.legacy.com


King Princess

by Manila on June 17, 2018

Birth Name: Mikaela Straus

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 19, 1998

Ethnicity: Dutch [including Frisian], English, 1/4 Ashkenazi Jewish, 1/8 Irish, 1/8 Italian, as well as distant Cornish, French, Scottish, and Welsh

King Princess is an American musician.

Her father, Oliver Herbert Straus, Jr., is the owner and chief engineer of studio, Mission Sound. Her mother, Agnes Patricia “Aggie” Mullaney, is a businessperson and civil rights activist.

King Princess’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandfather, Lazarus Straus.

King Princess’ paternal grandfather was Oliver Herbert Straus (the son of Herbert Nathan Straus and Therese Kuhn). Oliver was born in Manhattan, New York City. King Princess’ great-grandfather Herbert’s father, Isidor Straus, was a German Jewish-born American businessman and politician, from Otterberg, Rhineland-Palatinate. King Princess’ great-grandfather Herbert’s mother, Rosalia Ida Blun, was a German Jewish-born American homemaker, from Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate. They both died in the sinking of RMS Titanic. Therese was also of German Jewish descent, and was the daughter of Edward Kuhn and Amelia “Millie” Senior.

King Princess’ paternal grandmother was Sally Goodrich Strong (the daughter of Henry Walbridge Taft Strong and Isabella Landon Liecty). Sally was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Henry was the son of Charles Worthington Strong and Sarah Elizabeth Burghardt. Isabella was the daughter of John Louis Liecty, Jr., who was of Frisian Dutch descent, and of Sallie Goodrich Fiske.

King Princess’ maternal grandfather is Richard F. Mullaney, Jr. (the son of Richard F. Mullaney and Helena Mary Taccelli). Richard was the son of an Irish emigrant, John Mullaney, and of Catherine Smith, who was also of Irish descent. Helena was the daughter of Italian emigrants, Giuseppe (later Joseph) Taccelli and Miranda Di Fruscio.

King Princess’ maternal grandmother is named Mary Lou.

Sources: Genealogy of King Princess’ father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

King Princess’ paternal grandmother, Sally Goodrich Strong, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of King Princess’ paternal grandmother, Sally Goodrich (Strong) Straus – http://www.legacy.com

King Princess’ paternal great-grandfather, Henry Walbridge Taft Strong, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of King Princess’ paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Worthington Strong and Sarah Elizabeth Burghardt – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of King Princess’ paternal great-grandmother, Isabella Landon Liecty – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of King Princess’ paternal great-great-grandparents, John Louis Liecty, Jr. and Sallie Goodrich Fiske – https://www.familysearch.org

King Princess’ maternal grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney, Jr. on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal grandaunt, Phyllis Jean (Mullaney) Ackerman – https://obittree.com

King Princess’ maternal great-grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal great-grandfather, Richard F. Mullaney – https://www.newspapers.com

Obituary of King Princess’ maternal great-grandmother, Helena Mary (Taccelli) Mullaney – https://www.familysearch.org


Monica Barbaro

by stlucas on June 3, 2018

Monica Barbaro – “Gifted” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Pacific Theatres at The Grove – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Monica Maria Barbaro

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 17, 1989

*Italian (father)
*German, English, Welsh, Mexican (mother)

Monica Barbaro is an American actress.

Monica is the daughter of Heidi Diane (Wagner) and Nicholas Michael Barbaro. Monica’s siblings are Michael and Eva.

Monica’s father has Italian ancestry. Monica’s mother is of German, English, Welsh, and Mexican descent. Monica’s mother is pictured here.

Monica has said that she is a descendant (great-great-great-great-granddaughter) of American politician William Floyd. William was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 1st District, and was of English and Welsh descent.

Monica has also said:

I talked to my mom after visiting the Alamo once. She told me about how her textbooks portrayed the Battle of the Alamo with courageous Texans standing their ground while the savage Mexicans scrambled up the side of a wall. This among other stories she’d told me of being judged and questioned about her skin color and facial features, and her mother – who wore the finest jewelry and brands at all times so as not to have her worth questioned – being called out for her unmistakeable accent.

Monica’s paternal grandparents were Nicholas Barbaro and Mary Lou Miglio.

Monica’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Phillip Wagner (the son of Clarence Edward Wagner and Sarah A. “Sadie” Floyd). Clarence was the son of Daniel Wagner and Kath. Scharmann, who was German. Sarah was born in South Dakota, the daughter of William Floyd and Frances Woodruff.

Monica’s maternal grandmother was Ela López y Zayas (the daughter of Gpe. López Rodriguez and I. Zayas). Ela was born in Mexico. Gpe. was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Sources: Obituary of Monica’s paternal grandfather, Nicholas Barbaro – http://www.legacy.com

Birth record of Monica Barbaro – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Monica’s maternal grandparents, Eugene Phillip Wagner and Ela López y Zayas – http://www.familysearch.org


Steven Sharp Nelson

by madman on May 29, 2018

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 5, 1977

Ethnicity: English (mostly), as well as Danish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, Irish, and German

Steven Sharp Nelson is an American musician and songwriter. He is a member of the music group The Piano Guys, alongside Jon Schmidt.

Steven is the son of Mary Lynne (Sanders) and John Christian Nelson. His father was of three quarters English and one quarter Danish descent. His mother’s ancestry was English, Scottish, one eighth Norwegian, one eighth Swedish, and smaller amounts of Welsh, Irish, and German.

Steven’s paternal grandfather was George Elroy Nelson (the son of John Christian Nelson and Adaline Delina Richins). John was born in Denmark, the son of Christian Nielsen and Christine/Christinna Marie Christofferson/Christopherson. Adaline was born in Utah, to English parents, John Richins and Charlotte Priscilla Taylor.

Steven’s paternal grandmother was Alice Louise Taylor (the daughter of Arthur Nicholls Taylor and Maria Louise Dixon). Arthur was born in Utah, to English parents, George Taylor and Eliza Nicholls. Maria was the daughter of Henry Aldous Dixon, who was born in South Africa, to English parents, and of Sarah DeGrey, who was English.

Steven’s maternal grandfather was Mervyn Sharp “Bus” Sanders (the son of George Albert Sanders and Mary Emma Sharp). George was born in Utah, to a Norwegian father, Sondra Sanders, and a Swedish mother, Anna Jorgensson/Jöransson. Mary was the daughter of John Adam Sharp, who was born in Nebraska, to Scottish parents, and of Rebecca Ann Bennion, who was born in Utah, to a Welsh father and an English mother.

Steven’s maternal grandmother was Cora Maurine Oldroyd (the daughter of John Thomas Oldroyd and Cora Geneva Ivory). John was the son of John Jolley Oldroyd, who was born in Utah, to a Scottish father, of half English descent, and an English mother, and of Mary Ann Morgan, who was born in Utah, to English parents. Cora was the daughter of George Washington Ivory, who was born in Pennsylvania, of Irish, German, and English descent, and Mercie/Mercy Collard, who was English.

Source: Obituary of Steven’s mother – https://www.deseretnews.com

Obituary and genealogy of Steven’s paternal grandfather, George Elroy Nelson – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary and genealogy of Steven’s paternal grandmother, Alice Louise Taylor – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Steven’s mother (through her own brother, John Mervyn “Jack” Sanders) – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Steven’s maternal grandfather, Mervyn Sharp “Bus” Sanders – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Steven’s maternal grandmother, Cora Maurine Oldroyd – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com