William Holden, Patrick Swayze,
Although William Holden was older than Patrick Swayzes parents, the two men nevertheless belonged to the same generation in descent from the Swazeys and Hortons. Tom Hulce is a more distant relative but likewise a Betts-Swazey descendant; although almost exactly the same age as Patrick Swayze, he belongs to the next generation in descent from their common Swazey ancestor.
Because the three actors also share the maternal ancestry of Joanna Chamberlayne, charts showing descents from the Stoughton family (such as The marquesses of Dufferin and Ava) should be consulted for further notable kin. As noted elsewhere, these include another cinematic connection Evgenia Citkowitz, wife of the actor Julian Sands.
Capt. Richard Betts = Joanna Chamberlayne (d. 1713) | (1630-1711+) of Newtown, L.I., | sheriff, judge | _______________________|_____________ | | Sarah Betts Mary Betts d. by Nov. 1713 (1654-1734) = Edward Hunt (Sr.) = Joseph Swazey or Swezey (d. 1716) of Mattituck, of Newtown Suffolk Co., L.I. | (ca. 1653-1717) | __________________|_______ | | | Edward Hunt, Jr. Joanna Swazey Judge Samuel Swazey (1684-1757/59) 1686-1724 of Southold, L.I. of Maidenhead Tp., = Israel Parshall (I) & Roxbury Hunterdon Co., N.J. of Aquebogue, (now Chester) Tp., N.J. = ………. Suffolk Co., L.I. (1689-1759) | ca. 1679-1738 = (1) Penelope Horton | | (1690-1746) | | dau. of Barnabas Horton & Sarah Windes | | __________|__________ | | | | Sarah Hunt Israel Parshall The Rev. Samuel Swazey Richard Swazey (living 1774) (II) (1712-1784) (1717-1786) = Isaac Lanning of Suffolk Co. of Black River, of Black River of Hardwick Tp., ca. 1708/12- Chester Tp., = his first cousin, Sussex Co 1744+ Morris Co., N.J. Sarah Horton N.J., = Bethia Case & Natchez, Adams Co., (sister of Hannah, d. 1781 1713-1744+ Mississippi left, & dau. of | | Congregational minister Caleb Horton & | | = his 1st cousin, Phoebe Terry) | | Hannah Horton | | | | | Elsie Lanning Israel Parshall Samuel Swazey (Jr.) Richard Swazey, Jr. (1739-1805) of Chemung, of Mississippi of Black River = Benjamin Wilcox Tioga Co., N.Y. or of Kentucky (?) (living 1776+) Grimsby Tp., 1736-1827 = Elizabeth Putnam = Hannah Budd Lincoln Co., U.C. = Ruth Howell | | (1737-1816) 1733-1808 | | | | | | Daniel Wilcox Keziah Parshall James Swayze Mary Swazey (ca. 1771-1857) ca. 1764-1828 (living 1794-1808) (d. 1825) of St. Anns, = Benjamin Hulse of Shelby Co., Ky. = Henry Noble Gainsborough Tp., of Canandaigua, = Elizabeth Starke (1772-1852) Lincoln Co., U.C., Ontario Co., N.Y. | | = Mary McIntyre ca. 1757-1826 | | (1775-1816) | | | | | | | Jemima Wilcox Elisha Hulce Alexander P. Swayze Sarah Noble (1801-1876) (Sr.) (ca. 1808-bef. 1851) (living 1831) = Francis Comfort = his first of Adams Co., Miss. = John J. Lamb (1800-1880) cousin, & Feliciana Parish, of Adams Co., of Beamsville, Hannah Hulce Louisiana Mississippi Clinton Tp., | = Amanda M.F. | Lincoln Co., U.C., | Littleton | | | | | Margaret Comfort Elisha Hulce James Wesley Swayze Sarah C. Lamb (1833-1916) (Jr.) (1840-1893) (1831-) John Kennedy (IV) = Laura Sanburn of Franklin Parish, = John Sloman (1832-1897) | Louisiana (1831-) of St. Anns | & Kaufman Co., Texas of Honey Point Tp., | | = Sarah Elizabeth Macoupin Co., | | McDonald Illinois | | (1851-1907) | | | | | John Kennedy (V) Alton Fenton Jesse Elijah Swayze Emma Louisa Sloman (1862-1939) Hulce (1890-1925) (1862-) of Manitoba = Ella A. Weaver of Wichita Co., = (Henry) Samuel = Susanna | Texas Ball, Samantha | = Mamie Bell of Litchfield, Helena Young | Johnson Honey Point Tp., (1882-1937) | (1895-1925+) Montgomery Co., | | | Illinois | | | (1858-) | | | | Jean Margaret Raymond Stillman Jessie Wayne Swayze Mary Blanche Ball Kennedy Hulce (1925-1982) (ca. 1894-) (1917-2000) of Missouri City, = William Franklin = Richard Harry = Lenna Grace Texas Beedle, Mitchelson Baker & Ventura Co., of O'Fallon, (1914-1998) | Calif., St. Clair Co., of Winnipeg, | engineering draftsman Illinois Manitoba | = Patsy Yvonne Helen chemist (my natural | Karnes (1891-1967) grandparents) | (1927-) | | ______| dance instructor | | | | | Raymond Albert Patrick Wayne Swayze William Franklin Beedle Hulce actor (1918-1981) of Whitewater, (1952-2009) of Los Angeles, Wisconsin = Lisa Niemi California = Joanne Winkleman dancer & actress known as | William Holden | = Brenda Marshall, Thomas Edward Hulce actress actor 1953-
I. General. The following sources supply the shared Betts-Swazey ancestry of our three subjects:
II. Tom Hulce. Tom Hulces Betts ancestry was possibly first noticed by John H. Camp, who drew attention to it in The New Netherland Ancestors of Thomas Edward Hulce, which traces the actors line to the present, citing Lynn C. Harper & Sylvia Hulce, The Hulce/Hulse Families in America, 3 vols. (Kearney: Morris Publishing, 1998), which we have not personally seen, and Ardis Parshall, Parshall data submitted to the Long Island Genealogy website at http://www.longislandgenealogy.com/. In addition, we have referred to:
III. Patrick Swayze. Patrick Swayzes descent from The Rev. Samuel Swazey (1712-1784) was referred to briefly, without documentation, in Robert Davenport, Roots of the Rich and Famous (Dallas, 1998), 43. His Betts-Swazey descent as shown above is outlined in its entirety on the Celebritree section of Ancestrys website, at www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/patricks/. Reference is made on the site to Ruth Fletcher Latham, The History of the Descendants of the Jersey Settlers of Adams County, Mississippi (Portland, Oregon: The Descendants of the Jersey Settlers of Adams County, Mississippi), 3:51-2, etc., and to various census and vital records, which we have not personally checked. There are many references to the Swazeys in The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805: Abstracts of Early Records, compiled by May Wilson McBee (Greenwood, Mississippi, 1953), but these records, while they throw much light on the familys land-purchasing and slave-trading activities, do not appear to have genealogical content relevant to our purposes. We have however augmented (and in some places slightly corrected) Ancestrys account from the following readily-accessible print sources:
IV. William Holden. William Holdens recent ancestry is presented on the Celebritree section of Ancestrys website, at www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/williamh/, which however does not (at least as of July 2002) show his Betts-Swazey descent. This has been outlined without documentation by Elizabeth Holmes in Ancestors of William Holden, at http://members.tripod.com/~BettieHolmes/, and the parentage of Sarah C. Lamb is corroborated by an 1891 sketch of the latters husband, John Sloman, cited below. We have consulted:
From the Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson
URL = johnblythedobson.org/genealogy/famous/Swayze.html
This page written 25 January 2002
Last revised 23 September 2009