Dan Reynolds

by madman on August 2, 2016

45th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York City - Arrivals

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.

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.

Dan’s mother is of 9/16ths English, 5/16ths Danish, and 1/8th Manx descent. Dan’s father has English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, and remote Dutch, ancestry.

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 lineage can be traced back to his 8th 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 and Annie Robinson. James was born in Dixie, Utah, to an English father and a Danish mother. Annie 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

Genealogies of Dan Reynolds (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Dan’s father, Ronald Reynolds (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Dan’s paternal grandfather, Harold Noland Reynolds – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dan’s paternal great-grandfather, William Rodger/Roger Reynolds (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Dan’s paternal grandmother, Bethel Ernestine Talbott – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Dan’s paternal great-grandmother, Susan Maria/Elizabeth Steck (focusing on her own father’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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