Veronica “Vee” Jade Gilbert Newsom is a triple-Mayflower descendant, an active member of Washington State Daughters of the American Revolution, Jonas Babcock Chapter, and an at-large member of the International Society of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Veronica first attended Humboldt State University (now Cal Poly Humboldt) in Sep 1999, meeting future husband Kristoffer Samuel Newsom on the first day of Physical Anthropology class. It was almost 20 years later when they got married in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Veronica graduated from University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Anthropology in June 2004. Vee attended graduate school at Antioch University Los Angeles beginning in Jan 2007, graduating with an Master’s of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, with Marriage Family Child Counseling Specialization, on 27 Sept 2008. From 2009-2012, Veronica attended a Ph.D. Psychology doctoral program at Saybrook University in San Francisco, California; then left academia to work exclusively as a clinician.
Veronica married Kristoffer Samuel Newsom on 4 May 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They moved from Los Angeles, California to Spokane, Washington in May 2019 and bought a home there.
Veronica obtained Marriage and Family Therapist state licensure in West Hollywood, California in August 2015. Veronica obtained Marriage and Family Therapist licensure in Washington state in October 2020 (WA LF60945794), Montana (MT BBH-LMFT-LIC-57066) in Aug 2022, Oregon (OR T2241) in Oct 2022, and Utah in April 2023. Veronica is a recognized Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage Family Therapists.
Veronica was admitted to the NSDAR on 5 Oct 2021 and sworn in to the DAR Jonas Babcock Chapter in Spokane, Washington on 16 Oct 2021. Veronica is Chapter Parliamentarian and substitute secretary for 2022-2024.
EUROPE: 🏴 My most distant direct Ancestor is Bethóc MacAlpin of Scotland, my 28th-great-grandmother. Direct descendant of King David I (Dunkeld) of Scotland (my 28th great-grandfather) and Queen Maud (Huntingdon); Prince Henry Dunkeld (27th great-grandfather); King William Dunkeld (26th great-grandfather); Robert Brus de Brus (27th great-grandfather), Robert The Bruce (Brus) (26th great-grandfather); Sir Caelin Campbell (23rd great-grandfather); Sir Alan Stewart (19th great-grandfather). My Scottish royal ancestors belonged to the MacAlpin Clan, Campbell Clan, Stewart Clan and the House of Bruce, House of Argyll and House of Huntingdon. 🏴 Direct descendant of Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor Robert Abell, and direct descendant of Magna Carta Surety Baron Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester (my 27th great-grandfather).
👑 Royal Cousins in UK: The late Queen of England, Elizabeth II, was my 12th cousin, twice removed. The King of England, Charles III, is my 13th cousin, 3 times removed. Prince William and Prince Harry are my 14th cousins, 4 times removed.
The Mormon Trail: ✝️ Direct descendant of notable Mormon pioneers: David Candland from London, England: LDS priest of the Seventy and scribe for Joseph Smith and founder of Sanpete County, Utah; Abraham Reister Wright, Sr. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
British Colonial America Patriots: 1. Capt. Samuel Gilbert, Sr., US Army for Connecticut (Queen Anne’s War) 2. Maj. William Bradford, Jr., US Army for Massachusetts (King Phillip's War).
🏴 ✝️ Puritan Great Migration (PGM):
🇺🇸 American Revolution Patriots: 1. Capt. Abel Woodward, US Army (American Revolution): Vermont- my 6th-great-grandfather 2. Capt. John Gilbert, US Army: Connecticut (American Revolution)- my 5th-great-grandfather. 3. Cadet Baldwin Dade, US Army West Virginia, American Revolution-my 5th-great-grandfather.
🇺🇸 Former US Presidents: 1. George Washington was my 9th cousin, 8 times removed. 2. John Adams was my 3rd cousin, 9 times removed. 3. Thomas Jefferson was my 6th cousin, 8 times removed. 4. John Quincy Adams was my 4th cousin, 8 times removed. 5. Abraham Lincoln was my 9th cousin, 5 times removed. 6. Harry S. Truman was my 12th cousin, once removed. 7. Gerald Ford was my 7th cousin, 3 times removed. 8. George H. W. Bush was my 10th cousin, once removed.
🇺🇸 Living US Presidents: 1. Pres. Barack Obama is my 11th cousin, twice removed, through his mother’s line. 2. Pres. George W. Bush is my 11th cousin, twice removed, through his father’s line.
🇺🇸 Famous Americans: 1. Seth Thomas, the celebrated American clock-maker of Thomaston, Connecticut, is my great-great-great-great-grandfather. 🕰
Direct descendant of John Skeel I, my 8th-great-grandfather, through my paternal line. Co-Manager of the Skeels Name Study Project since Nov 2020.
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Veronica is 22 degrees from Margaret O'Bryan, 19 degrees from Osla Henniker-Major, 19 degrees from Alice of Greece, 20 degrees from Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves, 19 degrees from Einar Korsvig Rasmussen, 21 degrees from Nancy Forward, 27 degrees from Raoul Wallenberg, 23 degrees from Susan Cuddy, 18 degrees from Hannah Love, 34 degrees from Dorie Miller and 20 degrees from Joseph Rochefort on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.