Elisabeth Shue

Birth Name: Elisabeth Judson Shue

Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 6, 1963

Ethnicity: German, English, as well as remote French Huguenot

Elisabeth Shue is an American actress. She is the daughter of Anne Brewster (Wells) and James William Shue. Her brother is actor Andrew Shue. Elisabeth is married to director and producer Davis Guggenheim, with whom she has three children.

Elisabeth’s father was of mostly German and some English descent. One of Elisabeth’s maternal great-grandmothers was also of German descent, with the majority of Elisabeth’s mother’s other ancestry being English. Elisabeth also has remote French Huguenot ancestry.

Elisabeth’s paternal grandfather was James Harvey Shue (the son of John B. Shue and Martha Melissa Whitsel). John was the son of Andrew Shue and Rebecca Swartz. Martha was the daughter of Peter Whitsel, who was born in Alzey-Worms, Germany, and of Rebecca Jane Price.

Elisabeth’s paternal grandmother was Maude Leona Eppley (the daughter of William Bower Eppley and Myrtle Floyd Stetler). William was the son of William Eppley and Margaret/Maggie Elizabeth Bower. Myrtle was the daughter of John Edward Stetler and Leah Amanda Beshore.

Elisabeth’s maternal grandfather was Adoniram Judson Wells III (the son of Adoniram Judson Wells, Jr. and Anna Minnie Schultz). Elisabeth’s great-grandfather Adoniram was the son of Adoniram Judson Wells and Sarah Margaret “Maggie” Baucom.

Elisabeth’s maternal grandmother was Mary Brewster/Buckingham Gunn (the daughter of Alexander Hunter Gunn, Jr. and Harriet Grace/Brewster Willcox/Wilcox). Alexander was the son of Alexander Hunter Gunn and Emily Almira/Althea Dyer. Harriet was the daughter of Giles Buckingham Stanton Wilcox and Mary Jane Cooley.

Sources: Genealogy of Elisabeth Shue – http://famouskin.com

Obituary, and genealogy, of Elisabeth’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Elisabeth’s paternal grandfather, James Harvey Shue – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Elisabeth’s paternal grandmother, Maude Leona Eppley (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Elisabeth Shue (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Elisabeth’s maternal grandmother, Mary Brewster/Buckingham Gunn – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Elisabeth’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Almira/Althea Dyer – http://www.genealogy.com

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9 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Through her prominent ancestor Edward Galusha Dyer, she also descends from a French Huguenot, Daniela Galusha/Galuccia, who was evidently born in Jersey, Channel Islands (http://www.rootsandrelatives.net/showmedia.php?mediaID=460)

    genealogies of Elizabeth’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Almira Dyer:

  2. andrew says:

    she has remote Native American ancestry. One of her ancestors, Prentice Pokanoket Stanton, was a Wampoanoag Indian.


  3. Girll says:

    Looks similar to Jennifer Jason Leigh

  4. Greyface says:

    this picture is so bad it makes her look like Jennifer jason leigh! its THAT ugly!

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