Place of Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth: July 15, 1981
*English, German (father)
*German, Swiss-German, remote French (mother)
Taylor Kinney is an American actor and model. His father has English and German ancestry. His mother has German, Swiss-German, and remote French, ancestry.
Taylor’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Henry Kinney, who was born, c. 1623, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, to John Thomas Keeney/Kinne and Sarah Hinckley Cheever.
Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Samuel Kinney, Jr. (the son of Kenneth Samuel Kinney and Faye B. Besse). Taylor’s great-grandfather Kenneth was the son of Ira Joseph Kinney and Jennette/Jennie May Welty. Faye was the daughter of Ezra L. Besse and Jane/Jennie Chapman.
Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Marjorie Jackson (the daughter of Benjamin F. Jackson and A. Leora Ayres). Benjamin was the son of Lillian, who was English.
Taylor’s maternal grandfather was Charles R. Heisler (the son of Charles Coble Heisler and Minnie E. Herr). Charles was the son of Benjamin Franklin Heisler and Annie Elizabeth Coble. Minnie was the daughter of Elam Alonzo Herr and Sarah E. Steele.
Taylor’s maternal grandmother was Joanne F. Fritz (the daughter of Hess E. Fritz and Dora J. Weimer). Hess was the son of Frank Hess Fritz and Elizabeth C. Murray. Dora was the daughter of George Washington Weimer and Susan Jane/Jennie F. Fisher.
Sources: Obituary of Taylor’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie (Jackson) Kinney – http://www.genealogybuff.com
Taylor’s paternal great-grandmother, A. Leora Ayres, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Minnie E. Herr – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Dora E. Weimer (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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