Place of Birth: Portland, Maine, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 31, 1989
Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish, German
Andrew Taggart is an American musician. He is part of the duo The Chainsmokers, along with Alex Pall. He was raised in Freeport, Maine.
Andrew’s paternal grandfather was William James Taggart, Jr. (the son of William J. Taggart and Augusta Amelia Bickhardt). Andrew’s grandfather William was born in New York. Andrew’s great-grandfather William was born in New York, the son of Irish parents, James Taggart and Ellen Cruthers. Augusta was born in New York, the daughter of Andrew Bickhardt, who was born in Grusen, Waldeck-Frankenberg County, Hessen, Germany, and of Johanna Catherine Riedel, who was born in New York, to German parents.
Andrew’s paternal grandmother was Joan E. Mitchell (the daughter of James Mitchell and Elsie Wright). Joan was born in Massachusetts, to English parents. James was born in Shipley, Yorkshire, the son of Crossley Mitchell and Mary Hannah Steele. Andrew’s great-grandmother Elsie was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, the daughter of William Wray Wright and Mary Ann Tomlinson.
Andrew’s maternal grandfather was Leo Albert Girr (the son of Francis Xavier Girr and Kathryn P. Curry). Leo Girr was born in Rhode Island, and had a prominent sports memorabilia store, Sports Central; a radio and television show, Sports Roundtable; and he wrote the book Media Baseball Bible. Francis was the son of James A. Girr, who was born in France, likely of ethnic German descent, and of Johanna/Joanna Dillon. Kathryn was the daughter of Michael J. Taggart and Lucy Hurton.
Andrew’s maternal grandmother was Margaret “Peggy” Ballard (the daughter of Edwin Craven Ballard, Sr. and Margaret Connery Dwyer). Peggy was born in Providence, Rhode Island. Edwin was the son of George Allan Ballard, whose father was from Dublin, Ireland, and whose mother was born in Québec, Canada, to Irish parents; and of Elizabeth Agnes McCaffrey, whose own parents were from Cavan, Ireland. Andrew’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of Timothy Francis Dwyer and Helena Maria Connery, who were also of Irish descent.
Sources: Genealogy of Andrew’s father – http://www.weareallkin.info
Andrew’s paternal grandmother, Joan E. Mitchell, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Andrew’s paternal grandmother, Joan E. (Mitchell) Taggart – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Andrew’s maternal grandfather, Leo Albert Girr – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Andrew’s maternal grandfather, Leo Albert Girr – http://obituaries.pressherald.com