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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg , Actor, Rapper, Producer,

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is my 13th cousins 2x removed. Sir Robert Lytton, Knight of Knebworth is my 12 great grandfather we share.

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, restaurateur, and former rapper. He was known by his past stage name Marky Mark from his career with the party Marky Mark plus the Funky Bunch, together with whom he launched the albums Audio regarding the People (1991) and You Gotta Consider (1992).

Wahlberg moved forward from music to performing, with his display screen premiere in Renaissance Man (1994) wonderful, very first featuring part in Fear (1996). He obtained an essential reward for his / her performance as adult actor Dirk Diggler in Boogie Times. At the beginning of the 2000s, he launched directly into big-budget action-oriented cinema, such as The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), and The Italian Job (2003). They nominated him for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a law enforcement officer in the law-breaking drama The Departed (2006). They nominated him for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the biographical sports drama The Fighter (2010), in which he starred as Micky Ward. In the 2010s, he landed positive comedy tasks with The Other Fellas (2010), Ted (2012), its 2015 follow up, Daddy’s Home (2015), and it is 2017 follow up. He also evolved into the top part inside the Transformers live-action silver screen franchise (2014, 2017). He was, in fact, the world’s best-paid supporting character in 2017.

Wahlberg also served as executive producer of 5 HBO series: typically the comedy-drama Entourage (2004-2011), the period crime theater Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014), the comedy-dramas Making It in America (2010-2011) and Ballers (2015-2019), and the documentary McMillions (2020). He was co-owner of the Wahlburgers cycle and co-starred inside the reality TV series regarding it. He received a new star on the Artist Walk of Celebrity in 2010.


Mark Wahlberg. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000242/bio

Charles Herbert Woolery, my 9th cousin 2x removed


The ancestor who connects Charles Herbert Woolery is Thomas Jefferson II, my 7th great grandfather. Charles Herbert Woolery (born March 16, 1941) is an American game show host, talk show host, and musician. He has had long-running tenures hosting several different game shows. Woolery was the unique host of Wheel of Fortune (1975–1981), the original incarnation of Love Connection (1983–1994), Scrabble (1984–1990, and during a brief revival in 1993), Greed on Fox from 1999 to 2000, and Lingo on GSN from 2002–2007.

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George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum, my 7th cousin 4x removed

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George Burns is part of my Jewish roots. George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum on January 20, 1896 in New York City, the ninth of 12 children born to Hadassah “Dorah” (née Bluth; 1857–1927) and Eliezer Birnbaum (1855–1903), known as Louis or Lippe, Jewish immigrants who had arrived at the United States from Kolbuszowa, Galicia, now Poland. Burns was a participant in the First Roumanian-American Congregation.
His father has been a substitute cantor at the local synagogue but usually worked as a coat presser. During the influenza epidemic of 1903, Lippe Birnbaum contracted the flu and died at the age of 47. Nattie (as George was then called) walked to work to help support the family, shining shoes, running errands and selling newspapers.
When he landed a position being a syrup maker in a local candy shop at age seven, “Nate” while he was known, was “discovered.”

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Henry Fonda, 6th cousin 3x removed

Henry Jaynes Fonda is my 6th cousin 3x removed, the ancestor who connects us as relatives is John Anderson (1694-1746), my 8th great grandfather.

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born on May 16, 1905 and died on August 12, 1982. Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a vocation spanning five decades.

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also starred in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, with Joan Tompkins. He established his Hollywood debut in 1935, along with his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west throughout the Dust Bowl.

My genealogical chart showing the ancestor who connects Henry Fonda and I as relatives:

Henry Jaynes Fonda (1905 – 1982)
6th cousin 3x removed

William Brace Fonda (1879 – 1935)
Father of Henry Jaynes Fonda

Ten Eyck Hilton Fonda (1838 – 1921)
Father of William Brace Fonda

Rachael Palkey Polhemus (1809 – 1844)
Mother of Ten Eyck Hilton Fonda

Cornelius Polhemus (1780 – 1866)
Father of Rachael Palkey Polhemus

Jacob Polhemus (1752 – 1810)
Father of Cornelius Polhemus

Neeltje ” Eleanor ” Anderson (1714 – 1746)
Mother of Jacob Polhemus

John Anderson (1694 – 1746)
Father of Neeltje ” Eleanor ” Anderson

Irene Ryan,6th cousin 3x removed

Irene Ryan is my 6th cosin 3x times removed. The ancestor who connects us together is Thomas Claiborne, my 8th great grandfather.

Irene Ryan (born Jessie Irene Noblitt; October 17, 1902 – April 26, 1973) ended up being an American actress who found triumph in vaudeville, radio, film, television, and Broadway.

Ryan is most extensively known for her depiction of Daisy May “Granny” Moses, the mother-in-law of Buddy Ebsen’s character, on the long-running television series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971), for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1963 and 1964.

My genealogical chart show the ancestor the connect us as relatives.

Irene Ryan (1902 – 1973)
6th cousin 3x removed

James Marritt Noblitt (1856 – 1913)
Father of Irene Ryan

Elizabeth “Eliza” Rebecca Thompson (1830 – 1880)
Mother of James Marritt Noblitt

Solomon Thompson (1790 – 1863)
Father of Elizabeth “Eliza” Rebecca Thompson

Jane Ann Dawson (1758 – 1829)
Mother of Solomon Thompson

Joseph Thompson (1728 – 1813)
Father of Jane Ann Dawson

Sarah Claiborne (1713 – 1777)
Mother of Joseph Thompson

Thomas Claiborne (1680 – 1732)
Father of Sarah Claiborne

Elvis Presley, 8th cousin 1x removed

Elvis Presley appears in my genealogical chart as my 8th cousin 1x removed. The ancestor who connect us is, Robert Napier, my 8th great grandfather.

Elvis Aaron Presley, often called Elvis, ended up being a singer and actor. He Became one of the most significant social icons of the twentieth century, he’s often referred to as the “King of Rock ‘n Roll” or just “the King”.

Note from the author:

It is amazing to see how connected we are as a nation and as a people. I started out trying to find my Native American and  Jewish roots. I was frustrated at first because I could not find any of the people my great grandmother talked about before she passed. Well, a miracle happened, a wonderful genealogist helped me on this journey. Now, I have collected nearly 41,000 records and still search and verifying those records before placing them on my genealogical tree.