Woody Harrelson

by follers on October 20, 2012

Birth Name: Woodrow Tracy Harrelson

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

Date of Birth: July 23, 1961

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, distant Dutch and Welsh

Woody Harrelson is an American actor, playwright, and activist.

Woody’s paternal grandfather was Voyd/Voyde Harrelson (the son of Noah H. Harrelson and Sarah Rebecca Leonard). Noah was the son of Edmond Morgan Harrelson and Mary Almira Emiline/Emily Taylor. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas B. Leonard and Sarah Ann/Anne Youngblood.

Woody’s paternal grandmother was Alma Lea Sparks (the daughter of Joel Humphrey Sparks and Lemma Kimbro). Joel was the son of Leander Jackson Sparks and Rebecca Harriet Butler. Lemma was the daughter of John “Jake” Luther Kimbro and Nancy “Nannie” Ann/Anne Parker.

Woody’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Oswald (the son of Ernest Earl Oswald and Izora Cheseldine). Ernest was of German origin, the son of Morris/Maurice Harshney Oswald and Elizabeth E./B. Hebbler. Izora was the daughter of Biscoe Kenelm Cheseldine and Margaret Lawler.

Woody’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lou Lauterwasser (the daughter of William Marion Lauterwasser and Pauline Beatrice McElwain). William was born in Kentucky, the son of German parents, John Lauterwasser and Mary Ann Koehler. Pauline was the daughter of Albert Earl McElwain and Mary Plankington McCelland.

Sources: Genealogy of Woody Harrelson – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Woody Harrelson (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Woody’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Woody’s maternal grandmother, Pauline Beatrice McElwain (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://records.ancestry.com

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant August 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm

awesome blue eyes ***love****

he looks actually rather german. A lot of germans in the north like in HAMBURG look like him

andrew July 25, 2016 at 2:50 pm
andrew June 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm
Seoseo43 February 24, 2014 at 7:48 pm

“CORRECTION’ he is Irish because of the fact that his 14th time great grandparent Turlogh Don O’Brien lived in Ireland from 1450 to 1528 and so were the ancestors before in the O’Brien family… Also Welsh from 11th great grandmother Catherine Lewis (Morgan) from 1570 to 1615 and the family going back

andrew October 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm

quite underrated

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