Birth Name: Daniel Coulter Reynolds
Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 14, 1987
*English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, remote Dutch (father)
*English, Danish, Manx (mother)
Dan Reynolds is an American singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is the lead singer of the rock band Imagine Dragons. The band’s members also include Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, and Daniel Platzman.
Dan is the son of Christene M. (Callister) and Ronald Harold Reynolds, a lawyer and author. He was raised in the Mormon faith. Dan is married to musician Aja Volkman, with whom he has three children. Aja is also a member of the LDS church.
Dan’s father has English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, and remote Dutch, ancestry. Dan’s mother is of 9/16ths English, 5/16ths Danish, and 1/8th Manx descent. Dan’s mother is descended only from fairly recent immigrants; all of Dan’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents were born outside the United States.
Dan’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, John Reynolds, who was born, c. 1630, in Llanwnnog, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
Dan’s paternal grandfather was Harold Noland Reynolds (the son of William Rodger/Roger Reynolds and Rosa Annabella/Annabelle McClane). William was the son of Richard Reynolds, who was born in Ohio, to a Welsh father and an English mother, and of Sarah Elizabeth Rower. Rosa was the daughter of John James McClane and Emma Isabelle Dinsmore, who was born in Ohio, to a Scots-Irish/Northern Irish father and a Scottish mother.
Dan’s paternal grandmother was Bethel Ernestine Talbott (the daughter of Chester Adrian Talbott and Susan Maria/Elizabeth Steck). Chester was the son of Allen Emery Talbott and Mary Annette McCleary. Susan was the daughter of James Coulter Steck and Lydia Ann Watson.
Dan’s maternal grandfather was Robert Marshall Callister (the son of Norval Eddington Callister and Ada May Hemsley). Norval was the son of Edward Henry Callister, who was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents from the Isle of Man, and of Louisa Jane Eddington, who was also born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to English parents. The surname Eddington possibly originates in Scotland or Ireland. Dan’s great-grandmother Ada was the daughter of James Hemsley, who was born in Dixie, Utah, to an English father and a Danish mother; and of Annie Robinson, who was English.
Dan’s maternal grandmother was Marco Rushton Christensen (the daughter of Christen N. Christensen and Edith Lenora Rushton). Dan’s great-grandfather Christen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of Axel Christensen and Anna Marie Nielsen. Edith was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to English parents, Edwin Rushton and Sarah Naomi Robinson.
Sources: Genealogy of Dan Reynolds – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Dan’s paternal great-grandfather, William Rodger/Roger Reynolds (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Dan’s mother, Christene Callister (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Dan’s maternal grandfather, Robert Marshall Callister – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dan’s maternal grandmother, Marco Rushton Christensen – https://familysearch.org
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