Ben Folds

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.

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Birth record of Ben’s mother –

Genealogy of Ben’s maternal grandfather, Charles Edgar Kellam, Jr. –

Death record of Ben’s maternal grandmother, Lois Mae (Scott) Tysinger –

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