Diana Gabaldon

Gabaldon in 2020, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Diana Jean Gabaldon

Place of Birth: Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 11, 1952

*father – Mexican
*mother – English, Irish, Scottish

Diana Gabaldon is an American author. She is known for her Outlander series of novels. Her father was teacher, principal, and Democratic Party politician Tony Gabaldon (Antonio Alfonso Gabaldon), who was an Arizona State Senator, from 1972 to 1988. Diana is married to Doug Watkins, with whom she has three children, including author Seth Sykes.

Diana’s paternal grandfather was Antonio José Gabaldon (the son of Patrocinio Gabaldon and Maria Antonia Castillo). Antonio was born in the New Mexico Territory. Patrocinio was born in the New Mexico Territory, the son of José Antonio Gabaldon and Maria Benigna de Jesus Chavez. Diana’s great-grandmother Maria was born in the New Mexico Territory, the daughter of Francisco Martin Pedro Castillo and Ana Maria Petronila Duran y Chaves.

Diana’s paternal grandmother was Maria Ines Chávez (the daughter of José Gregorio Patricio Chaves and Josefa Baca). Maria was born in the New Mexico Territory. José was born in the New Mexico Territory, the son of Juan Chaves and Maria Monica Antonia Baca. Josefa was born in the New Mexico Territory, the daughter of José Nasario Baca and Maria Inez Flaviana Garcia.

Diana’s maternal grandfather was Harold Stanley Sykes (the son of Stanley Sykes and Beatrice Belle Switzer). Harold was born in Arizona. Diana’s great-grandfather Stanley was born in London, England, the son of Godfrey Glenton Sykes and Ellen Palfreyman. Beatrice was born in Kentucky, the daughter of William Asa Switzer, whose father was Irish, and of Lou Ann Rebecca Offutt.

Diana’s maternal grandmother was Jean Perkins (the daughter of Fred Hough Perkins and Ines Mary Filley). Jean was born in Utah. Fred was born in Missouri, the son of Frederick Wellington Perkins and Mary Angeline Thompson, whose father was English. Ines was born in Ohio, the daughter of Niel/Hill Hamilton Filley and Jane Augusta Smith.

Source: Genealogy of Diana’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

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