George R. R. Martin
Birth Name: George Raymond Martin
Place of Birth: Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 20, 1948
George R. R. Martin, also known as GRRM, is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He is also a screenwriter and television producer. The second R. stands for Richard, his confirmation name.
George is married to Parris McBride.
George’s paternal grandfather was Louis Aloysis Martin (originally Louis Massella or Massacola). Louis was Italian.
George’s paternal grandmother was Grace Dorothy Jones (the daughter of George Broughton Jones and Anna Gassman). Grace was born in New Jersey. George’s great-grandfather George was born in New Jersey, to English parents. Anna was born in New Jersey, to German parents.
George’s maternal grandfather was Thomas H. Brady (the son of James Brady). Thomas was born in New Jersey, to Irish parents.
George’s maternal grandmother was Catherine T. Wall (the daughter of James N. Wall and Catherine Lantry). George’s grandmother Catherine was born in Ohio, to an Irish father and a Canadian mother, who was of French-Canadian and Irish descent.
Sources: George’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
George’s paternal grandmother, Grace Dorothy Jones, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
George’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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