Alexander (McCowan) Grimaldi
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Alexander (McCowan) Grimaldi

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Alexander C. Grimaldi formerly McCowan
Born 1990s.
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Alexander (McCowan) Grimaldi has an interest in Clan Kirkpatrick, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
Alexander (McCowan) Grimaldi has an interest in Clan Colquhoun, part of the Scottish Clans Project.


Alexander Christof Grimaldi born Christopher Alexander McCowan on August 16, 1990 in Fresno, California. Son of Darryl Christopher McCowan and Barbara Lee Cox, Paternal grandson of Geraldine Snowden and Herman Gene McCowan, Maternal grandson of Barbara Jean Jernigan and G.R. Cox. Paternal great-grandson of Henry T. Snowden, Bernice Wiggins Du Vall, H.H. McCowan, and Minnie Kirkpatrick. Maternal great-grandson of Claude Thomas Jernigan, Gleda Dennis and Rosalee Cox. Nephew of Deborah A. Williams, second great grand-nephew of Sidney Loman, the second cousin of Lewis Preston Jernigan, second cousin of William Marvin Bradshaw father of NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, first cousin of the Marlow Brothers of Texas who inspired the John Wayne film "Sons of Katie Elder". Close relation to the political Lees & Coxs of Virginia, Alexanders of Tennessee, and the Clays, Prestons & McDowells of Kentucky, and Virginia.

Nominee for California State Assembly District 31 (2008, 2010). Served as the first President of the Fowler Library in Fowler, Calif. (Feb 20, 2009-Aug 20, 2011). Actor, former host, and creator of the radio show "Our View" (2010-2013) & former host of the television talk show "Chris Nance and Friends" (2011-2013), current host of the upcoming YouTube variety show "The Alex Grimaldi Hour" (2018-).

Nominated to serve on Fowler City Review Board Jul 2010 Mayor of the City of Fowler, Nominated for Leader of the Year Mar 2010 Fowler Lions Club, Deborah A. Williams Leadership Award Jul 2009 Private Organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Leadership Award May 2009 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Proclamation on High School Graduation Jun 2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

First Name Last Name Relationship Portrait
Sir ThomasJernigan 9th Great-Grandfather
Mikhail AlexandrovichRomanov, Grand Duke of Russia13th cousin 5x removed
JohnPlantagenet King of England 27th Great-Grandfather
RainierGrimaldi III Prince of Monaco10th cousin 3x removed
AlbertGrimaldi (Current Prince of Monaco)10th cousin 4x removed
Felipe VIBourbon (Current King of Spain)5th cousin
Margrethe IIof Denmark (Current Queen of Denmark)11th cousin 2x removed
Maximilian IIKing of Bohemia, King of Hungary and Croatia, King of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and Archduke of Austria6th cousin 13x removed
Alexander IOldenburg18th cousin
Henri IIIDe Valois King of France8th cousin 13x removed
Wilhelm IIHohenzollern German Emperor, King of Prussia17th cousin 1x removed
Nicholasof Greece and Denmark17th cousin 1x removed
Geórgios IIOldenburg King of Greece18th cousin
Lord AlfredPaget CB9th cousin 4x removed
UnityMitford12th cousin 1x removed
DeborahMitford Duchess of Devonshire12th cousin 1x removed
WilliamCavendish Marquess of Hartington13th cousin 1x removed
KathleenKennedy Marchioness of Hartington (sister of JFK)9th cousin 3x removed
Colonel RobertBolling Sr.9th cousin 12x removed
Richard4th Baron Talbot of Blackmere19th great-grandfather
JamesButler 2nd Earl of Ormond20th great-grandfather
JamesButler 1st Earl of Ormonde, 7th Chief Butler of Ireland21th great-grandfather
Edward IIIPlantagenet25th great-grandfather
Sir WilliamWallace4th cousin 20x removed
Robert IThe Bruce King of Scotland 23rd great-grandfather
Richard3rd Duke of York, 6th Earl of March1st cousin 19x removed
Richard IIIKing of England, Duke of Gloucester2nd cousin 18x removed
Catherine IIthe Great Romanov Empress of Russia13th cousin 6x removed
Henry VIIITudor, King of England3rd cousin 17x removed
Mary IBloody Mary, Queen of England, Queen of Spain4th cousin 16x removed
Elizabeth ITudor, Queen of England6th cousin 14x removed
Elizabeth IIWindsor, Queen of England (Current)9th cousin 3x removed
DianaPrincess of Wales13th cousin 1x removed
VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India15th cousin 3x removed
AlbertPrince Consort of the United Kingdom16th cousin 3x removed
Louis XVIBourbon, Dauphin of France14th cousin 4x removed
Marie-AntoinetteQueen of France13th cousin 5x removed
Saint Louis IXCapet of France. (Canonized by Pope Boniface VIII in 1297)12th cousin 12x removed
Mary IQueen of Scots4th cousin 15x removed


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Hi, Alexander

This is to check in with you about the Ambassadors Project. There has been some revamping and reorganizing done. You have the badge, but I don’t show you as having access to the project google group.

Please send me a private message with what teams you would like to be on, as well as the email you want to use for the google group. If you use a different email address for trusted list access on WikiTree, please note that as well.

Please review the project page to learn more about the different teams:

I look forward to hearing back from you!

Azure Rae

posted by Azure Robinson
Alexander - I have been trying to find documentation to support Frank Kirkpatrick (Kirkpatrick-2552) being the son of James Kirkpatrick (Kirkpatrick-2553) but have not been able to locate any. If you have anything please share it with me. I did find your family tree on and you are showing that James was the slave owner of Frank and his mother. Based on this I would like to remove Frank as the son of James and would also like to take the Kirkpatrick and Jones profiles that you are manager on. I realize it is difficult to trace family lines of people who were owned as slaves so would like to include on the profile of William Hawthorn Kirkpatrick a section that tags these people as having been his slaves. This may help others make a connection to them. I believe the ancestors of Frank, and possibly Frank, would actually have been slaves owned by William Hawthorn Kirkpatrick. Can you please give me your thoughts on this?

Thanks! Tammy Kirkpatrick

posted by Tammy Kirkpatrick
Hello. Thank you for your message. I don't have anything that other than a few DNA matches on Ancesttry Thrulines with William Hawthorn Kirkpatrick. If you request to be a manager on the profiles, I'll accept them and then remove myself as manager.

We haven’t heard back from you concerning the Scottish Clans Transition. If we haven’t received a response from you by 1 April 2020, you will be welcome to rejoin by answering the current g2g thread for joining the Scotland Project.

Best Regards,

Sarah (Mason-10934), Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Hello Alexander,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
sorry - ran out of room.

Anyway, post a comment at Space:Trail Tracks with the Guardian you select & I'll at you & the Gateway to the table. The 2nd requirement is to develop a trail for that Gateway.

And I realize I didn't include the link for more info about membership requirements in my previous post. Please see


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Welcome, and thanks for joining the Magna Carta project! Check out the project page for info on how we work & go to Magna Carta Base Camp to get started.

Give me a holler if you have any questions, or you can post in G2G (Magna_Carta).

There is also a Google Group for the project that is tied to WikiTree-36 (the project account). I can send you an invitation to the group if you'll send me a private message (that will give me your e-mail address, which I need in order to send the invite).

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Alexander and thanks for your post on G2G.

I’ve added the Scottish Clans Project badge to your profile. I've also added you to the member interest page.

Thanks for joining, enjoy and good luck with your research.


posted by Maria Maxwell
ps - If I have my David Walker hooked up with the correct father, we're 10th cousins through Frances.

Hi cousin!

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Alex, I am working on NOTABLES profile for Michelle Obama. Could you please add me to her father's profile as a co-manager so I can connect him to his family ? Thanks .

posted by Maggie N.
Christopher, I see that you just did the Pre-1700 Self-Certification. That's great! Is there a particular time period, location, or topic you're interested in? Maybe you have some historically-significant ancestors? Participation in a project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. You appear to have several interests. Why don't you stop by the Project List ( to see how you can participate? Let me know if you need help with anything. We are glad to have you on board!

Lee - Volunteer Coordinator

How's everything going?

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Vicky Majewski ~ WikiTree Mentor

Thanks for volunteering, Christopher! You are now a confirmed member of the WikiTree community.

As you add family profiles, you can use the green tabs near the top of each profile to find out what info will be visible to others - just toggle between private and public views.

If you need help, ask a question in our G2G forum: Most WikiTree members are eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist. If you need additional help using WikiTree, our Mentors Project is a great group of volunteers who will be glad to assist you.

Check out our Question of the Week: What's your favorite family heirloom?


posted by Carole Partridge
Hi Christopher,

Welcome to the WikiTree family! The initial email from us has useful links that will get you started.

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as one collaborative team. (It still amazes me to create a profile, include what little I know about an ancestor, then get a message that a new cousin has added details that I never had a clue about!)

When you confirm your email address, you have an option to volunteer to add information to WikiTree. If you do, you'll be asked to add tags to your profile. (Tags are surnames, locations, concepts, etc. that you'd like to track.)

A greeter will then confirm your membership, and you'll be on your way!


P.S. I'm always happy to answer questions.

posted by Carole Partridge

Alexander is 20 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 25 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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