Birth Name: Jacquelyn Ellen Smith
Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 26, 1945
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, as well as Scottish, Irish, and Welsh (mother)
Jacyln Smith is an American actress and businessperson.
She is the daughter of Margaret Ellen (Hartsfield) and Jack Smith (born Jacob Kupferschmidt or Coopersmith). Jaclyn’s paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Jaclyn’s mother had English, as well as Scottish, Irish, and Welsh, ancestry. Jaclyn is married to surgeon Brad Allen. She has two children with her former husband, filmmaker Anthony B. Richmond, including actress Spencer Margaret Richmond; Spencer is married to actor Fran Kranz.
Jaclyn’s paternal grandparents were Benny Kupferschmidt/Coopersmith and Anna Fellman. Benny and Anna were Russian Jews.
Jaclyn’s maternal grandfather was Gaston Hartsfield (the son of James Warren Hartsfield and Isabella Celia Urquhart). Isabella was the daughter of Alexander Urquhart and Louisa Emily Barnett.
Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Elise/Eloise Moore (the daughter of Thomas Warren Moore and Virginia Tocoa McAuley/McCauley). Thomas was the son of Thomas Collins Moore and Martha West Hollis. Virginia was the daughter of Lauchlen McCauley, who was born in Scotland, and of Mary Elizabeth Stairley.
Sources: Jaclyn’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jaclyn Smith (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Jaclyn’s mother – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Jaclyn’s mother – http://www.legacy.com
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