Birth Name: Edward Allen Harris
Place of Birth: Englewood, New Jersey
Date of Birth: November 28, 1950
Ethnicity: English, with some German, Scottish, and Welsh
Ed Harris is an American actor, writer, and director. He is married to actress Amy Madigan.
Ed’s paternal grandfather was Robert Lee Harris (the son of William Samuel Harris and Frances M. “Fanny” Jolly). William was the son of Benjamin J. Harris and Martha Elizabeth Sharp.
Ed’s paternal grandmother was Annie Aymett Abernathy (the daughter of Robert Allen Abernathy and Pink Elizabeth Aymett). Robert was the son of John Calvin Abernathy and Mary Catherine Tarpley. Pink was the daughter of Hance Hamilton Aymett and Frances Ann Maclin.
Ed’s maternal grandfather was William Nace Sholl (the son of Edward Henry Sholl and Helen Raymond Stillman). Edward was the son of William Nace Sholl and Henrietta Wampler. Helen was the daughter of Charles Allen Stillman and Martha Hannah.
Ed’s maternal grandmother was Lily Bell Spencer (the daughter of Sam S. Creglimore and Louisa Barrett). Sam was born in Yorkshire, England. Louisa was the daughter of Samuel Barrett and Vy Hannah.
Sources: Genealogy of Ed Harris – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com
Genealogy of Ed’s paternal grandfather, Robert Lee Harris (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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