Birth Name: Constance Elaine Womack
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 6, 1967
Ethnicity: Irish, German, English
Connie Britton is an American actress, singer, and producer. Her roles include Friday Night Lights, Nashville, and The White Lotus, among many others.
She is the daughter of Linda Jane (Cochran) and Edgar Allen Womack. Connie has a son, who is adopted, from Ehtiopia. Her surname is from her former husband John Britton.
Connie’s patrilineal line can be traced to William Charles Womack, who was born, c. 1620, in Wragby, Lincolnshire, England.
Connie’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Allen Womack (the son of John Watson Womack and Frances Isabelle/Belle/Isabell Denton). Edgar was born in Tennessee. John was the son of Burgess Harrelson Wommack/Womack and Mary Elizabeth Emmaline Potter. Frances was the daughter of James Mordica Denton and Octavia Sullentine Lowry.
Connie’s paternal grandmother was Lucy Opal George (the daughter of Elijah Hazel George and Cora/Carrie Blaine Shell). Lucy was born in Tennessee. Elijah was the son of Levi/Levie George and Elizabeth Susan Hill. Cora was the daughter of Millard Fillmore Shell and Parlia Caroline DeMarcus.
Connie’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Rowland Cochran (the son of Harry Esery Cochran and Edna May Leckner). Joseph was born in Washington, D.C. Harry was the son of Joseph Rowland Cochran and Annie/Anna Fox, who was born in England. Edna was the daughter of Dr. John David Leckner and Elizabeth Greenfield.
Connie’s maternal grandmother was Emily Marie Sullivan (the daughter of Lawrence William Sullivan and Gertrude Kapitzke). Emily was born in Connecticut. Lawrence was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, Florence Francis Sullivan and Jane Hanstead. Gertrude was the daughter of a German father, Theodore Albert Kapitzke, and of a mother of Irish descent, Emma Kennedy.
Sources: Genealogy of Connie Britton – https://www.geni.com
Connie’s maternal grandmother, Emily Marie Sullivan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Connie’s maternal grandmother, Emily Marie (Sullivan) Cochran – http://www.genealogybuff.com