Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | By: Sherlock

Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing was born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on 13 February 1944 in New York city. She is the daughter of the late Lester Napier Stockard and Mary Alice English.  She is best remembered for her role as Betty Rizzo in the 1978 hit movie Grease.  Her father passed away when she was 16 she leaving her and her sister, Lesly (a former Palm Beach Mayor) an impressive estate.  She studied in Virginia and  took up acting.  A few years later she married her first husband, Walter Channing whose name she still  uses today.  Since then she has married three more times but has no children.

Stockard's mother Mary Alice (1910-2007) was an Irish Catholic whose  Grandfather James (1852) immigrated to the US about 1870.

World War 1
Mary Alice married Lester Napier Stockard (1893) a divorced Protestant whose family's roots can be traced back to the early 1700 in the Tennessee - North Carolina border.
World War 2 Registration Card

Lester, born in Florida,  served
 in the Navy in both World Wars and was a  self made shipping magnate. He eventually moved to Park Ave where he lived until his death about 1960.

Lester's father was Samuel R. Stockard (circa 1838 - 1907 Tennessee) and his grandfather, W.W. Stockard (circa 1811-1882)  His grandmother was Susanah Emaline Reese (circa 1811-1880), daughter of Joel Brevard REESE, son of James Polk REESE ans Elizabeth BREVARD and Sarah RAMSEY. Much of the family is buried in the Reeses Chapel Cemetery McCains, Maury County, Tennessee, USA.

1860 United States Federal Census
about Samuel R Stockard

Name: Samuel R Stockard
Age in 1860: 20
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: District 7, Maury, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Post Office: Bigbyville

Household Members:
Name Age
W W Stockard 48
Susanah Stockard 48
Joseph B Stockard 25
Lucinda J Stockard 23
D Franklin Stockard 22
Samuel R Stockard 20
Mary Stockard 17
Martha Stockard 15
Leroy W Stockard 12
William Stockard 9
Neil R Stockard 7
Andrew N Stockard 5
  Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 7, Maury, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1264; Page: 348; Image: 108; Family History Library Film: 805264.

William Stockard's father was James, (unknown - 1828 - Tennesse) son of James  and Ellen Trousdale (1757 - 1810) his mother Susanah Polk REESE (1739 - 1839) daughter of James REESE (circa 1740 Maryland - 1828 Tennesse) and Elizabeth BREVARD (1748 North Carolina - 1841).  James' father is David REESE (circa 1709 Wales - 1787 North Carolina).  His father was Reverend David REESE (1680 Wales) and his mother Maud Owens (1685 Wales). Reverand REESE's father was Sir Thomas REES (Abt. 1630) and his mother Maud DE BREWYS (Abt 1635). Sir Thomas was the son of Sir Davydd RHYS and Gwendolyn Gwellion KONAN.

A Simplified Look...

Sir Davyd      Gwendolyn Gwellion
   RHYS                KONAN
           Sir Thomas REES    Maud DEBREWYS
                           Reverend David       Maud
                                 REESE            OWENS
                                                     David                         Unknown
   James                         Ellen                 James                                        Elizabeth
  STOCKARD          TROUSDALE       Folk REESE                                   BREVARD
      |_________________|                           |_________________________|
          James                                         Susannah         <Siblings>             Joel                                 Sarah             
  STOCKARD                                     Polk REESE                          Brevard REESE                        RAMSEY
        |___________________________|                                               |_____________________|
                  William STOCKARD                                                                      Susannah E. REESE
                      (1811-1882 TN)                                                                               (1811-1880 TN)
                                                     | ________________________________________|
                                        Samuel R STOCKARD                                                          Sarah
                                          (1838-1907 TN)                                                                         ?
                                                                                       Lester Napier STOCKARD
                                                                                                   (1893 – 1960)

What will you find?


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