Jean Smart

by madman on August 19, 2018

Jean Smart – 18th Annual Women’s Image Network Awards – Skirball Cultural Center – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Jean Elizabeth Smart

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

Date of Birth: September 13, 1951

*Scottish (father)
*English, Irish, small amount of Welsh (mother)

Jean Smart is an American actress.

She is the daughter of Kathleen Marie “Kay” (Sanders) and Douglas Alexander Smart, a teacher. Her father was born in Seattle, to Scottish parents, from Forfarshire. Her mother was born in Washington, of English, Irish, and a small amount of Welsh descent.

Jean is married to actor Richard Gilliland, with whom she has two children.

Jean’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Smart (the son of David Smart and Catherine Cameron). Alexander was born in Monikie, Angus. David was the son of David Smart and Margaret Mill. Catherine was the daughter of Duncan Cameron and Flora Stewart.

Jean’s paternal grandmother was named Jean Suttle.

Jean’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Hume Sanders (the son of John Philip Sanders and Elizabeth Ann Hume). Joseph was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada. John was the son of Philip Sanders, who was English, and of Sarah Agnes Compton. Elizabeth was the daughter of David Henry Hume and Emily Compton.

Jean’s maternal grandmother was Josephine Phoebe Armour (the daughter of Thomas Armour and Katie Marie Duhig). Josephine was born in Washington, to Canadian parents. Thomas was the son of Irish parents, Robert Armour and Phoebe Ann Stinson. Katie was the daughter of American parents, from Massachusetts, Dennis Dexter Duhig, whose father was Irish, and Marietta Josephine Spear.

Sources: Genealogy of Jean Smart – https://www.geni.com


Buddy Roemer

by follers on August 18, 2018

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Birth Name: Charles Elson Roemer III

Place of Birth: Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1943

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish

Buddy Roemer is an American politician, investor, and banker. He was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana, from January 3, 1981 to March 14, 1988, and Governor of Louisiana, from March 14, 1988 to January 13, 1992. He was a Democrat until 1991, and has been mostly a Republican since.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s, the Reform Party’s, and the Americans Elect party’s, nominations for President of the United States in 2012.

Buddy is the son of Juliet Adeline (McDade) and Charles E. Roemer II (Charles Elson Roemer II), a farmer and businessperson, who was Louisiana Commissioner of Administration. Buddy is married to Scarlett. He has three children.

Buddy’s paternal grandfather was Charles Elson “Pete” Roemer (the son of Franklin Daniel Roemer and Eleanor Williams). Charles was born in Ohio.

Buddy’s paternal grandmother was named Maggie Lucille Crocker. Maggie was born in Oklahoma.

Buddy’s maternal grandfather was Ross Elias McDade (the son of James Germany McDade and Sarah Fort “Sallie” Connell). Ross was born in Louisiana. James was the son of James Germany McDade and Nancy Miller. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Dixon Connell and Dorothy Berry “Dollie” Fort.

Buddy’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Earle Elston (the daughter of Joseph Walker Elston and Emily Ogilvie Moore). Ethel was born in Louisiana. Joseph was the son of William Clark Elston and Adeline Findley. Emily was the daughter of Barnard Dudley Moore and Sarah Isabella.

Sources: Genealogy of Buddy Roemer – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies and obituaries of Buddy’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com

Buddy’s maternal grandparents, Ross Elias McDade and Ethel Earle Elston, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Evan Bayh

by follers on August 18, 2018

Birth Name: Birch Evans Bayh III

Place of Birth: Shirkieville, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 26, 1955

Ethnicity: German, Norwegian, English, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, remote Dutch and Cornish

Evan Bayh is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been Secretary of State of Indiana, from December 1, 1986 to January 9, 1989, Governor of Indiana, from January 9, 1989 to January 13, 1997, and a U.S. Senator from Indiana, from January 3, 1999 to January 3, 2011.

He was, briefly and more or less, a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2008.

Evan is the son of Marvella Belle (Hern), a breast cancer activist, and Birch Bayh, a politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Indiana, from 1963 to 1981, and had himself run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, in 1976.

Evan is married to attorney Susan Bayh, with whom he has two children.

Evan’s paternal grandfather was Birch Bayh (Birch Evans Bayh), an NCAA head basketball coach (the son of Frederick C. Bayh and Nettie/Mettie Evans). Evan’s grandfather Birch was born in Indiana. Frederick was born in Indiana, the son of German parents, from Württemburg, Christopher Bayh and Christina Crauf. Nettie was the daughter of Jesse Lewis Evans and Elizabeth Ann Evans.

Evan’s paternal grandmother was Leah Ward Hollingsworth (the daughter of John Harrison Hollingsworth and Mary Katherine Ward). Leah was born in Indiana. John was the son of James Hollingsworth and Mary Catherine Dovel. Evan’s great-grandmother Mary Katherine was the daughter of Anderson Ward and Elizabeth Jane Rolls/Roll.

Evan’s maternal grandfather was Delbert Murphy Hern (the son of Ernest Hern and Laura Vercilla Murphy). Delbert was born in Oklahoma. Ernest was the son of Overton C. Hern and Elizabeth R. “Bettie” Patton. Laura was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Murphy and Mariah Glover.

Evan’s maternal grandmother was Bernett E. Monson (the daughter of Elef Monson and Belle Koetke). Bernett was born in North Dakota. Elef was Norwegian, and was the son of Lillian Morvilla. Belle was the daughter of Ernest Koetke, who was born in Hannover, Germany, and of Louisa, who was born in Illinois, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Evan Bayh – http://www.wargs.com


Milo Gibson

by follers on August 18, 2018

Milo Gibson – “Hacksaw Ridge” Los Angeles Special Screening – Arrivals – Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Boulevard – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com

Date of Birth: November 1989

Ethnicity: Irish, English, more distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh

Milo Gibson is an Australian and American actor. He is the son of Robyn Denise (Moore), a dental nurse, and American-Australian actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson. One of his uncles, Donald Gibson, is also an actor. Milo’s father was born in Peekskill, New York, to an American father and an Irish mother, and also had an Australian paternal grandmother. Milo’s mother is Australian. His father is Catholic and his mother is a member of the Church of England.

Milo’s patrilineal line can be traced back to John Gibson, who was born, c. 1601, in England.

Milo’s paternal grandfather is Hutton Peter Gibson (the son of John Hutton Gibson and Eva Mylott, born Eva Teresa Mylott). Milo’s grandfather Hutton was born in New York, U.S. Milo’s great-grandfather John was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the son of John Gerard Gibson, who had English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry, and of Susan Louisa Miller O’Farrell/Farrell, who was of Irish descent. Milo’s great-grandmother Eva was an Australian opera singer. She was born in Tuross Head, New South Wales, to Irish parents, Patrick Mylott and Mary Heffernan.

Milo’s paternal grandmother was Anne Patricia Reilly. Anne was Irish, and was born in County Longford.

Sources: Genealogies of Milo Gibson (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Milo’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.wargs.com


Anne Baxter

by madman on August 13, 2018

Date of Birth: May 7, 1923

Place of Birth: Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Death: December 12, 1985

Place of Death: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/8th Welsh

Anne Baxter was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Razor’s Edge (1946).

Anne was the daughter of Catherine Dorothy (Wright) and Kenneth Stuart Baxter, an executive with the Seagrams Distillery Company. She was married to stockbroker David Klee, until his death. She had a daughter with her former husband, actor John Hodiak; and two children with her former husband, cattle ranch owner Randolph Galt.

Anne’s paternal grandfather was Charles Ernest Baxter (the son of Daniel Baxter and Emily Maria Shepardson). Emily was the daughter of Lewis Shepardson and Emily.

Anne’s paternal grandmother was named Dora Gay Belcher.

Anne’s maternal grandfather was prominent architect, interior designer, writer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright; the son of William Carey Wright and Anna Lloyd-Jones). Frank was born in Wisconsin. William was the son of David Wright and Abigail Goddard. Anna was born in Llandysul, Cardiganshire, Wales, the daughter of Richard Lloyd Jones and Mary Thomas.

Anne’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Lee Tobin (the daughter of Samuel Clark Tobin and Flora Parish). Catherine was born in Nebraska. Flora was the daughter of Charles Cushing Parish and Rosamond H. Pierce.

Sources: Genealogies of Anne Baxter – https://www.geni.com