Birth Name: Chad Gaylord Smith
Place of Birth: Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: October 25, 1961
Ethnicity: English, Irish, German
Chad Smith is an American musician. He is the drummer for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other members of the band include/have included Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, Josh Klinghoffer, and Dave Navarro.
Chad is the son of Joan Gaylord (Mooney) and Curtis Madison Smith. He is married to architect Nancy Mack. Chad has six children.
Chad’s maternal grandfather was Francis/Frank Joseph Mooney (the son of Edmund/Edward B. Mooney and Annie M. Poyntz). Francis was born in Massachusetts. Edmund was born in Victoria, Australia, the son of James Samuel Mooney, who was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and of Margaret Honora Joyce, who was born in Fermoy, Co Cork, Ireland. Annie’s parents were Irish.
Chad’s maternal grandmother was Helen Gaylord (the daughter of Gilbert Lewis Gaylord and Anna “Annie” Nachtsheime). Helen was born in Minnesota. Gilbert was the son of Lewis Gilbert Gaylord and Martha Young. Anna was the daughter of Henry Nachtsheime and Louiza Bures, who were German.
Sources: Birth record of Chad’s maternal grandfather, Francis/Frank Joseph Mooney – https://www.familysearch.org
Chad’s maternal grandfather, Francis/Frank Joseph Mooney, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Information on Chad’s Mooney ancestry – http://www.genealogy.com
Chad’s maternal grandmother, Helen Gaylord, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org