Andrew Taggart

Taggart in 2016, photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com

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.

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

2 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Andrew Taggart’s maternal grandmother was 100% Irish descent. Margaret Peggy Ballard (1936-2005) Providence, Rhode Island, was the daughter of Edwin Craven Ballard Sr. (1894-1969) and Margaret Connery Dwyer (1896-1972). Both Edwin and Margaret were born in Rhode Island. Edwin was the son of George Allan Ballard 1857-1913) and Elizabeth Agnes McCaffrey (1857-1930). Margaret was the daughter of Timothy Francis Dwyer (1857-1941) (Boston) and Helena Maria Connery (1869-1952) (Rhode Island).
    George Allan Ballard was the son of Joseph Ballard (1827) (Dublin, Ireland) and Catherine Craven (1838) Quebec, Canada. Catherine’s parents were born in Ireland George Allan Ballard’s wife Elizabeth Agnes McCaffrey’s parents were James Francis McCaffrey (1832-1909) (Cavan, Ireland) and Elizabeth Agnes Murray (1831) (Cavan, Ireland).

  2. andrew says:

    He looks like South African rugby player Willie Le Roux

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