Thomas Gibson

by follers on February 14, 2016

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Birth Name: Thomas Ellis Gibson

Place of Birth: Charleston, South Carolina

Date of Birth: July 3, 1962

*English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh (father)
*Irish, German (mother)

Thomas Gibson is an American actor and director. His father, whose ancestry in the U.S. traced back to the 1600s, was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. His mother’s ancestry is half Irish and half German.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather was Charles Ellis Gibson (the son of Charles McDonald Gibson and Margaret Eugenia/Jennie Sweegan). Thomas’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of John Ellis Gibson and Rebecca Eugenia Williams. Margaret was the daughter of Mathew Sweegan and Theresa M. Lowther.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Helen Bennett Woodcock (the daughter of Liston Livingston Woodcock and Harriet Blanche Bennett). Liston was the son of Thomas Graham Woodcock and Mary Elizabeth Walker. Harriet was the daughter of Decatur Curtis Bennett and Catherine Leah Gilbert.

Thomas’s maternal grandfather was Gerald Michael Carter (the son of Patrick Carter and Mary Ellen Reynolds). Patrick was Irish, born in County Leitrim, the son of Francis Carter and Mary Ann Moran. Mary Ellen was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents, from County Leitrim, Michael Gerald Reynolds and Mary Campbell.

Thomas’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Broening (the daughter of Joseph John Broening and Marie E. Depkin). Joseph was born in Maryland, to a German father, Jacob Broening, and an Irish mother, Mary C. Kyne, from County Galway, Ireland. Thomas’s great-grandmother Marie E. was the daughter of Frederick A. Depkin and Annie.

Sources: Genealogies of Thomas Gibson –

Genealogy of Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Charles Ellis Gibson (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Thomas’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles McDonald Gibson –

Obituary of Thomas’s maternal uncle, Gerald Michael Carter, Jr. –

Genealogy of Thomas’s maternal grandparents, Gerald Michael Carter and Elizabeth Broening –

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