Birth Name: Elizabeth Folan Gilpin
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 21, 1986
*father – English, Scottish, Irish, German, distant Dutch
*mother – Irish
Betty Gilpin is an American actress. She is known for her role on the show GLOW and in the films Isn’t It Romantic and The Hunt. She is the daughter of Ann Folan McDonough and actor Jack Gilpin (John Mitchell Gilpin). Her father is a priest in the Episcopalian church. Betty is married to Cosmo Pfeil.
Betty is a first cousin, once removed, of historian Drew Gilpin Faust, who was President of Harvard University, from July 1, 2007 to July 1, 2018.
Betty is a paternal great-granddaughter of Billy Mitchell, a U.S. Army general, who is regarded as the father of the United States Air Force; a great-great-granddaughter of John L. Mitchell, a Civil War veteran and Democratic politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1899, among other duties; and of Lawrence Tyson, a general, politician, and textile manufacturer, who was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Tennessee, from March 4, 1925 to August 24, 1929; and a great-great-great-granddaughter of Alexander Mitchell, an emigrant to Wisconsin, who was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and was a banker, railroad financier, and also a Democratic politician, also serving as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin, from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873, and again, from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875.
Betty’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Newcomer Gilpin, Jr. (the son of Kenneth Newcomer Gilpin and Isabella McGee Tyson). Betty’s grandfather Kenneth was born in Virginia. Betty’s great-grandfather Kenneth was the son of Henry Brooke Gilpin and Hattie Newcomer, who was a Baltimore heiress. Isabella was the daughter of Lawrence Davis Tyson and Bettie Humes McGhee.
Betty’s paternal grandmother was Lucy Trumbull Mitchell (the daughter of William Lendrum Mitchell and Elizabeth Trumbull Miller). Lucy was born in Michigan. William was born in Nice, France, the son of American parents, John Lendrum Mitchell and Harriet Danforth Becker. Elizabeth was the daughter of Sidney Trawbridge Miller and Lucy Trumbull Robinson.
Betty’s maternal grandfather was Robert Francis McDonough (the son of Patrick McDonough and Mary A. Curran). Robert was born in Maine. Patrick was born in Maine, to Irish parents, Michael McDonough and Bridget Concannon. Mary also had Irish ancestry.
Betty’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Helen Greene (the daughter of Michael Joseph Greene and Margaret Folan). Betty’s grandmother Margaret was born in Maine, to Irish parents.
Sources: Genealogy of Betty Gilpin (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Betty’s paternal grandparents, Kenneth Newcomer Gilpin, Jr. and Lucy Trumbull Mitchell – https://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Betty’s paternal great-grandfather, Kenneth Newcomer Gilpin (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Betty’s paternal great-grandmother, Isabella McGee (Tyson) Gilpin – http://www.nytimes.com
Genealogies of Betty’s paternal great-grandparents, William Lendrum Mitchell and Elizabeth Trumbull Miller – https://www.ancestry.com