Gabby Barrett

Barrett in 2019, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Munhall, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 5, 2000

Ethnicity: Slovak (one quarter), German, English, Irish, Polish

Gabby Barrett is an American country music singer.

She is the daughter of Pam and Blaise Barrett. She is married to singer Cade Foehner, with whom she has a daughter. Gabby and Cade competed on the same season of American Idol. Gabby was partly raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Gabby’s paternal grandfather is Edward Barrett (the son of James Barrett and Margaret M. Peyton). Margaret was the daughter of James Joseph Peyton, whose parents were Irish, with his father being from Swinford, Mayo; and of Margaret, who was born in England.

Gabby’s paternal grandmother was Virginia “Ginger” Blake (the daughter of James Edward Blake and Helen M. Koblak). Virginia was born in Pennsylvania. James was the son of James Martin Blake and Sarah Morris. Helen was the daughter of Daniel Koblak/Kobylak, who was of Polish descent, and of Emma M. Snyder/Schneider, who had German ancestry.

Gabby’s maternal grandfather is Armand Posipanka/Panka (the son of George Posipanka and Margaret Sokol). Armand was born in Pennsylvania. George was born in Bežovce, Slovakia, the son of Juraj/George Posipanka and Anna Sabol. Margaret was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovak parents, John Sokol and Dorothy Timko.

Gabby’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Woolheater (the daughter of Edgar W. Woolheater and Nancy Anne Cush). Gabby’s grandmother Nancy was born in Pennsylvania. Edgar was the adopted son of John Woolheater and Laura May Bellamy, whose own parents were English. Gabby’s great-grandmother Nancy was the daughter of Daniel Webster Cush and Mary Kimmel.

Sources: Gabby’s maternal great-grandfather, Edgar W. Woolheater, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Edgar W. Woolheater on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Gabby’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Woolheater and Laura May Bellamy – https://www.familysearch.org

Gabby’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Woolheater and Laura May Bellamy, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Gabby’s paternal grandfather is named Edward Barrett.

    Gabby’s paternal grandmother was Virginia “Ginger” Blake (the daughter of James Edward Blake and Helen M. Koblak). Virginia was born in Pennsylvania. James was the son of James Martin Blake and Sarah Morris. Helen was the daughter of Daniel Koblak/Kobylak and Emma Snyder/Schneider.

    *Daniel was of Polish, and Emma of German descent.

    • bablah says:

      Gabby’s maternal grandfather is Armand Posipanka/Panka (the son of George Posipanka and Margaret Sokol). Armand was born in Pennsylvania. George was born in Bežovce, Slovakia, to Juraj/George Posipanka and Anna Sabol. Margaret was born in Pennsylvania, to Slovak parents, John Sokol and Dorothy Timko.

      Gabby’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Woolheater (the daughter of Edgar W. Woolheater and Nancy Anne Cush). Gabby’s grandmother Nancy was born in Pennsylvania. Edgar was the adopted son of John Woolheater and Laura May Bellamy. Nancy was the daughter of Daniel Webster Cush and Mary Kimmel.

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