Birth Name: Linda Carroll Hamilton
Place of Birth: Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 26, 1956
Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of Scottish and Scots-Irish/Nothern Irish, distant Welsh
Linda Hamilton is an American actress. Her roles include the Terminator films, Stephen King’s Children of the Corn, and Dante’s Peak.
She is the daughter of Barbara Kyle (Holt) and Carroll Stanford Hamilton, a physician. She was raised in an upper-class family. She has deep Colonial American roots, including both in Massachusetts and Virginia.
Linda has a son with her former husband, actor Bruce Abbott; and a daughter with her former husband, director James Cameron.
Linda’s paternal grandfather was Orville Robertson Hamilton (the son of Charles Sanderson Hamilton and Addie Neal Wooldridge/Woolridge). Orville was born in Appomattox County, Virginia. Charles was the son of William S. Hamilton and Mary Louise Browning. Addie was the daughter of Joseph B. Wooldridge and Mary L. “Polly” Giles.
Linda’s paternal grandmother was Constance Evelyn Blackburn (the daughter of Audley Chastine/Chastaine Blackburne/Blackburn and Callie Smith Stewart). Constance was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. Audley was the son of Walter Cole Blackburne and Charlotte Temple Melton. Callie was the daughter of Samuel Dabney Stewart and Mary Susan “Mollie” Martin.
Linda’s maternal grandfather was Richard Huckstep Holt (the son of Taylor Holt and Frances “Fanny”/Fannie Kyle). Richard was born in Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico, to American parents. Taylor was born in Kankakee, Kankakee Co., Illinois, the son of Stephen P. Holt and Aurelia/Lelia/Amelia Morgan Grimes. Frances was born in Bedford County, Virginia, the daughter of Andrew McCartney Kyle and Frances/Francis Ann “Fanny” Huckstep.
Linda’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Alberta Derby (the daughter of Harvey C. Derby and Julia Ann Austin). Mildred was born in Maryland. Harvey was the son of Henry Derby and Henrietta Angeline Sprague. Julia was the daughter of Edward Benjamin Austin and Julia Ann Baiss, who was English, and was born in Chelsea, London.
Sources: Genealogy of Linda Hamilton – http://famouskin.com
Genealogies of Linda’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Linda Hamilton (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com