Andrew Belle

Birth Name: Drew Fortson

Place of Birth: Winfield, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 26, 1984

Ethnicity: English, quarter Bohemian Czech, eighth French-Canadian, Welsh, German, Scottish, French, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, distant Swiss, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Portuguese Madeiran, and Jersey Channel Islander

Andrew Belle is an American singer and songwriter. He has released four studio albums, and is also part of musical collective Ten Out Of Tenn.

Andrew’s paternal grandfather is John R. Fortson (the son of Dallas Vandiver Fortson and Annie Ruth Thornton). John was born in Athens, Georgia. Some of his ancestors were born on Barbados.

Andrew’s paternal grandmother is Susan Raley (the daughter of Floyd Elijah Raley and Carolyn Hattaway). Susan was born in Glascock, Georgia.

Andrew’s maternal grandfather was Robert George Moffatt (the son of Frederick Joseph Moffatt and Cora Bell Kreider). Robert was born in Chicago, Illinois. Frederick was born to French-Canadian parents, and also had distant Scottish, Dutch, and Norwegian ancestry. Cora likely was born to German and English parents.

Andrew’s maternal grandmother is Eleanor Pihera (the daughter of Frank Pihera and Josephine Jezek). Eleanor was born in Chicago. Her parents were born in Illinois, both of them to Bohemian Czech immigrants.

Sources: Obituary of Andrew’s paternal uncle –

Genealogy of Andrew’s paternal grandfather, John R. Fortson –

Genealogy of Andrew’s paternal grandmother, Susan Raley –

Obituary of Andrew’s paternal great-grandmother, Carolyn (Hattaway) Raley –

Obituary of Andrew’s aunt –

Genealogy of Andrew’s maternal grandfather, Robert George Moffatt –

Genealogy of Andrew’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank Pihera –

Genealogy of Andrew’s maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Jezek –

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