Dave Mustaine

by madman on June 16, 2016

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine "Mustaine: Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir" Book Signing at Borders Books in Chicago - August 20, 2010

Birth Name: David Scott Mustaine

Place of Birth: La Mesa, San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 13, 1961

Ethnicity:
*English, German, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, remote French and Dutch (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Dave Mustaine is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actor, author, and talent manager. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the thrash metal band Megadeth, and was previously the lead guitarist of Metallica. Metallica’s members also included/include Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, and Lars Ulrich.

Dave is the son of Emily (David) and John Jefferson Mustaine. Dave’s father had English, German, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and remote French and Dutch, ancestry. Dave’s mother was a Jewish immigrant from Germany, of Polish Jewish and German Jewish descent; she moved to the U.S. around 1923.

Dave was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. He is now a born-again Christian.

Dave is married to Pamela Casselberry, with whom he has two children.

Dave has repeatedly stated that he has Finnish ancestry, and that his surname was spelled Mustonen several generations back. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. Dave’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Thomas Averleigh Mustain, who was born, c. 1720, in Lunenburg, Virginia. There were not many Finnish immigrants in the U.S. before the the 1870s, when “The Great Migration” started, although some Finnish people settled in the Swedish colony of New Sweden between 1640 and 1655.

Dave’s paternal grandfather was Frank Leslie Mustaine (the son of Jefferson Keech Mustaine and Adriah/Adria Ellen Lucas). Jefferson was the son of Meakin/Meakon Ashley Mustaine and Mary Elizabeth Keech. Adriah was the daughter of John L./Ellsworth Lucas and Sarah Carlisle.

Dave’s paternal grandmother was Metta Marie Parker (the daughter of John Anderson Parker and Emma Capicola/Capacola/Capitola Clancey).

Dave’s maternal grandfather was Friedrich Otto David (the son of Foster David and Dara). Friedrich was born in Pomerania, Poland.

Dave’s maternal grandmother was Hedwig J. Krause (the daughter of Joseph Krause and Gertrude Huskin). Hedwig was born in Esse, Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Dave Mustaine – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Dave Mustaine (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Dave’s father – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dave’s paternal grandfather, Frank Leslie Mustaine – http://www.findagrave.com

Dave’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Dave’s maternal grandmother, Hedwig J. (Krause) David – https://familysearch.org

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andrew December 6, 2017 at 4:54 am
andrew June 16, 2016 at 2:43 am

typical Wikipedia: “His father was of French and Finnish descent”..

madman June 16, 2016 at 4:07 am

And the sources didn’t even mention French at all

andrew June 16, 2016 at 2:39 am

he could be linked with the Metallica members (Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett and Burton)

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