Birth Name: Benjamin Scott Folds
Place of Birth: Guilford, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 12, 1966
Ethincity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish
Ben Folds is an American musician and record producer. He was the vocalist and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five.
His father, Carlos Dean Folds, is a carpenter. His mother, Sylvia Scott (Kellam), is a painter. Ben has two children with his former wife, Australian musician Frally Hynes.
Ben’s maternal grandfather was Charles Edgar Kellam, Jr. (the son of Charles Edgar Kellam and Hattie Anna Hicks). Ben’s grandfather Charles was born in High Point, North Carolina. Ben’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Samuel Alford Kellam and Frances Catherine Parker. Anna was the daughter of James Franklin Hicks and Mary Charlotte Wright.
Ben’s maternal grandmother was Lois Mae Scott (the daughter of Olie Odham Scott and America Ann Watson). Lois was born in New Madrid, Missouri. Olie was the son of Wiley Washington Scott and Armilda M. Fitzgerald.
Sources: Birth record of Ben Folds – https://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Ben’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ben’s maternal grandfather, Charles Edgar Kellam, Jr. – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Ben’s maternal grandmother, Lois Mae (Scott) Tysinger – https://www.familysearch.org
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