Birth Name: Abigail Elliott
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 16, 1987
*English, Scottish, German, remote French (father)
Abby Elliott is an American actress and comedian. She is the daughter of Paula A. (Niedert), a talent coordinator, and actor and comedian Chris Elliott (born Christopher Nash Elliott). Her sister is actress and writer Bridey Elliott. She is married to television writer Bill Kennedy.
Abby’s paternal grandfather was Bob Elliott (Robert Brackett Elliott, the son of Fred/Frederick Russell Elliott and Gail Marguerite Brackett). Robert was born in Massachusetts, and was an actor and comedian, who was part of the comedic team Bob and Ray. Fred was the son of William Elliott, who was Scottish, and of Alice Augusta Gage. Gail was the daughter of Charles S. Brackett and Bertha E. Pilley.
Abby’s paternal grandmother was Virginia Lee Peppers (the daughter of Gale Garnet Peppers/Pepper and Virginia Frances Echols). Abby’s grandmother Virginia was born in Virginia, and was a model and television director. Gale was the son of Peter A. Pepper and Ruphelle/Ruphell/Rufshell T. Wetzel. Abby’s great-grandmother Virginia was the daughter of John Shannon Echols and Sarah Tavenner/Tevenner/Frances Spencer.
Abby’s maternal grandfather was Richard Harvey Niedert (the son of John Henry Niedert and Bertha Dora Christine Kluth). Richard was born in Iowa. John was the son of Henry Conrad Niedert and Louise Christine Pries. Bertha was the daughter of John Kluth and Johanna Nee Rohrsdorf.
Abby’s maternal grandmother was Gladys Margaret Mayer (the daughter of Paul John Mayer and Anna Meyer). Gladys was born in Iowa. Paul was the son of Peter Mayer and Mary Heimer. Anna was the daughter of Peter Joseph Meyer and Adelheid Wolf.
Sources: Genealogy of Abby Elliott (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Abby’s paternal great-grandfather, Gail Garnet Pepper/Peppers, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Abby’s paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Frances Echols, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Abby’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Abby’s maternal grandfather, Richard Harvey Niedert – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Abby’s maternal great-grandfather, John Henry Niedert – http://www.ancestry.co.uk
Genealogy of Abby’s maternal grandmother, Gladys Margaret Mayer – http://findagrave.com
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