*Clarke Isaac Hanson
*Jordan Taylor Hanson
*Zachary Walker Hanson
Places of Birth:
*Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. (Isaac and Taylor)
*Arlington, Virginia, U.S. (Zac)
Dates of Birth:
*November 17, 1980 (Isaac)
*March 14, 1983 (Taylor)
*October 22, 1985 (Zac)
Ethnicity: English, 1/8th Danish, some Irish and German
Hanson is an American pop rock band formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, bass, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac (drums, piano, guitar, vocals).
They are the sons of Diana Frances (Lawyer) and Clarke Walker Hanson. Isaac is married to Nicole Dufresne, with whom he has three children. Taylor is married to Natalie Bryant, with whom he has five children. Zac is married to Kathryn Tucker, with whom he has four children.
Hanson’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to their third great-grandfather, Hans Hansen (later Hanson).
A few of Hans’s ancestors were Native American (Cherokee and Patawomke).
Hanson’s paternal grandfather was Clarke Daniel Hanson (the son of Andrew/Andy Peter Hanson and Mildred Viroqua Walker). Andy was the son of Danish emigrants, Lars Hansen (later Louis Hanson) and Ane Lisbeth Pedersen (later Anna Elizabeth “Lizzie” Peterson), who were from Gunderslev, Sorø. Mildred was the daughter of Samuel Benton Walker and Jessie Laura Bear.
Hanson’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Josephine “Bea” Beasley (the daughter of James Roscoe Beasley and Lucy Avy/Ava Mary “Ava” Kelley). James was the son of James William Beasley and Sarah C. Parks. Lucy was the daughter of William David Kelley and Nancy Elizabeth Walker.
Hanson’s maternal grandfather is Clyde Addison Lawyer (the son of Emanuel Lewis Lawyer and Della Estella Jarvis). Emanuel was the son of James Addison Lawyer and Rebecca Ann Tackit. Della was the daughter of John Henry Jarvis and Mary Jane Williams.
Hanson’s maternal grandmother is Jane Ann Nelson (the daughter of Stephen Boice Nelson and Frances Elizabeth Whitfield). Stephen was the son of John Thomas Nelson and Minerva Eliza Wilson. Frances was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Whitfield and Emma Grant Hopkins.
Hanson’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to their fifth great-grandmother, Susannah Moyers.
Sources: Genealogy of Hanson’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Hanson’s paternal grandparents, Clarke Daniel Hanson and Dorothy Josephine “Bea” Beasley – https://www.findagrave.com
Baptismal record of Hanson’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Lars Hansen – http://www.danishfamilysearch.com
Baptismal record of Hanson’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ane Lisbeth Pedersen – http://www.danishfamilysearch.com
Hanson’s paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Viroqua Walker, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Hanson’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Josephine “Bea” (Beasley) Hanson – http://www.tulsaworld.com
Hanson’s paternal great-grandfather, James Roscoe Beasley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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