Birth Name: Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch
Place of Birth: Sedona, Arizona, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 2, 1983
*Irish, Dutch, English, French, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, remote Norwegian (father)
*Indonesian, with some Dutch and French (mother)
Michelle Branch is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actress.
Her father has Irish, Dutch, English, French, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, remote Norwegian, ancestry. Michelle’s mother was born in Den Haag, Netherlands, of Indonesian, and some Dutch and French, descent.
Michelle has a daughter with her former husband, bass player Teddy Landau.
Michelle’s paternal grandfather was David Carroll Branch (the son of Benjamin David Hamill “Ben” Branch and Helen Frances Carroll). Benjamin was the son of Townsend Stitt Branch and Esther Hamill, whose own parents, David Hamill and Esther “Etty” Corbett, were Scots-Irish. Helen was the daughter of Irish emigrants, Patrick Joseph Carroll and Ellen McGuire.
Michelle’s paternal grandmother was Geryld Merlyn “Geri” Vassar (the daughter of James Fountaine Vassar and Marguerite Anne Heller). James was the son of James Madison “Jim” Vassar and Angeletta Jane Kelsay. Marguerite was the daughter of a German emigrant, “John Arthur” Heller, of Kulmbach, Bavaria, and of Emma Virginia Hughes Campbell.
Michelle’s maternal grandmother was named Amy.
Source: Genealogy of Michelle Branch (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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