Birth Name: Lillian Dianna Gish
Date of Birth: October 14, 1893
Place of Birth: Holland, Springfield Township, Lucas, Ohio, United States
Date of Death: February 27, 1993
Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.
Ethnicity: German, Scottish, English, Irish
Lillian Gish was an American actress, director, and writer.
Lillian was the daughter of actress Mary Gish (born Mary Robinson McConnell) and James Lee/Leigh Gish. Her sister was actress Dorothy Gish. She had many ancestors who were ministers in the Dunkard Brethren church.
Lillian’s paternal grandfather was David Edwin Gish (the son of George Gish and Susanna Groff).
Lillian’s paternal grandmother was Diana Caroline Waltz (the daughter of Jacob Waltz and Mary Lee).
Lillian’s maternal grandfather was named Henry C. McConnell (who likely was the son of James M. McConnel and Elenore Murray).
Lillian’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Ellen Robinson (the daughter of Samuel H. Robinson and Emily Ward Barnard). Samuel was the son of Abraham Robinson and Rebecca Hedges. Emily was the daughter of Lemuel Barnard/Bernard and Clorinda Taylor.
Sources: Genealogies of Lillian Gish (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
One tree has Henry McConnell as son of James M. McConnel and Elenore Murray.