Ancestry of Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert's show The Colbert Report appears on the Comedy Central Network.  He appeared on the PBS series Faces of America in February and March, 2010.  Participants in the series, including Colbert, had their genealogy researched and an SNP analysis of their DNA (

Neither the DNA analysis nor the complete pedigree were made public.  Through independent research we have determined Colbert's pedigree for a few generations.

The pedigree presented to Mr. Colbert on Faces of America may have been in error concerning his Quinn ancestors who settled in Illinois. It was there in 1894 that Angeline Quinn married George William Colbert, Stephen's Great-grandfather.  The Illinois marriage index website has transcribed the surname as "Garin", and this error was somehow perpetuated to an incorrect pedigree for this line. The ancestry is Irish in either case, so there is truthiness.

Stephen Tyrone COLBERT Pedigree Tree
Stephen Tyrone COLBERT ‎(I1)‎
Birth 13 May 1964 43 43 Washington, DC, USA
James W. COLBERT ‎(I2)‎
Birth 15 December 1920 26 22 New York, NY, USA
Death 11 September 1974 ‎(Age 53)‎ Charlotte, NC, USA
James W. COLBERT Sr ‎(I5)‎
Birth February 1894 30 22 Macoupin Co., IL, USA
Death Date Unknown
Mary M. TORMEY ‎(I6)‎
Birth about 1898 NY, USA
Death Date Unknown
Lorna Elizabeth TUCK ‎(I3)‎
Birth 6 November 1920 46 35 Larchmont, NY, USA
Death 12 June 2013 ‎(Age 92)‎ Charleston, Charleston Co., SC, USA
Major Andrew Edward TUCK Jr ‎(I16)‎
Birth 5 November 1874 40 32 NY, USA
Death 14 February 1966 ‎(Age 91)‎ Barre, VT, USA
Marie E. FEE ‎(I21)‎
Birth 15 July 1885 36 28 NY, USA
Death 6 February 1956 ‎(Age 70)‎
Colbert Family Tree

28 October 2016 - 3:09:47am