Birth Name: Christopher Chace Crawford
Place of Birth: Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 18, 1985
Ethnicity: English, along with Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German
Chace Crawford is an American actor and model. His roles include the shows Gossip Girl and The Boys and the films The Covenant, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Twelve, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Undrafted, Eloise, All About Nina, Charlie Says, Nighthawks, and Inheritance.
Chace is the son of Dana and Chris Crawford, a dermatologist. His sister is journalist and Miss Missouri USA 2008 Candice Crawford; Candice is married to professional football player Tony Romo. Chace was raised partly in Bloomington, Minnesota, before moving back to Texas, settling in Plano, Dallas.
Chace is of mainly English ancestry, along with Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German. His patrilineal line can be traced to Andrew Crawford, who was born, c. 1774, in Scotland, and to Andrew’s wife, Mary B. Foster, who was born, c. 1775, reportedly in Abbeville, South Carolina.
Chace’s paternal grandfather is Willis Turner Crawford (the son of William Lawrence Crawford and Annie Naomi Bost). Willis was born in Texas. William was the son of Monroe Turner Crawford and Ida Mae Adair. Annie was the daughter of John William/Willis Bost and Nancy Roana Earnhart.
Chace’s paternal grandmother is Drunette Joines (the daughter of Royce C. Joines and Geraldean Epperson). Royce was the son of Marion Patty Joines and Maggie Mae Smith. Geraldean was the daughter of William Joseph Epperson and Dovie Zelda Cates.
Chace’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. Herman Howell Plott (the son of Herman Howell Plott and Frances Eulene Hunter). Chace’s grandfather The Rev. Herman was born in Alabama, and was an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, serving as Senior Adult Pastor at Whaley United Methodist Church. Chace’s great-grandfather Herman was the son of Charles Jackson Plott and Birdie/Byrd Beulah M. Pierce/Slappey/Slappy. Frances was the daughter of Emsley Arthur Hunter and Ursula B. “Sula” Harris.
Chace’s maternal grandmother is Wanda Marie Bates (the daughter of Willis Vaughn Bates and Helen Marie Nabours). Wanda was born in Texas. Willis was the son of Willis Hubbard Bates and Palestine Hefner. Helen was the daughter of William De Loach/Deloach “Buck” Nabours and Mattie Pearl Nail. Mattie’s parents, Chace Crawford’s great-great-great-grandparents, were John Shelby Nail and Mattie Elizabeth Spear.
Sources: Obituary of Chace’s paternal great-grandmother, Annie Naomi (Bost) Crawford – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Chace’s paternal great-grandmother, Geraldean (Epperson) Joines – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogies of Chace’s maternal grandparents, The Rev. Herman Howell Plott and Wanda Marie Bates – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Chace’s maternal grandfather, The Rev. Herman Howell Plott (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Chace’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William De Loach/Deloach “Buck” Nabours – http://www.ourfamilysearch.com