Birth Name: Chandler Abit Massey
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 10, 1990
Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, smaller amounst of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, distant French and Welsh
Chandler Massey is an American actor and singer. He is known for his role on Days of Our Lives.
Chandler is the son of Amy and Lewis A. Massey (Lewis Abit Massey), a Democratic businessperson and politician, who served as Secretary of State of Georgia, from January 5, 1996 to January 11, 1999. His mother is of approximately three quarters German and one quarter Irish descent.
Chandler’s paternal grandfather was Abit Massey (Francis Abit Massey, the son of Dyar Edwin Massey and Sarah Lydia “Lettie” Nix). Abit was born in Hall, Georgia, and had deep lines in the U.S. He was a lobbyist, who became director of the Georgia Poultry Federation, and was director of the state Commerce Department during the 1950s. Chandler’s great-grandfather Dyar was the son of John Wesley Massey and Eliza Arrabelle Williams. Lettie was the daughter of John Morgan Nix and Ella Loudora “Dora” Bennett.
Chandler’s paternal grandmother was named Kayanne Schoffner Massey. Kayanne was Miss Georgia in 1959.
Chandler’s maternal grandfather was Thomas E. Reichard (the son of Maurice R. Reichard and Cecelia Helenia Lehmann/Lehman). Thomas was born in Dayton, Ohio. Maurice was the son of William H. Reichard, who was of mostly German descent, and of Frances Meyer, who was of German ancestry. Cecelia was the daughter of Robert Joseph Lehman, who had German ancestry, and of Teresa Elizabeth Zink, who was of entirely German descent.
Chandler’s maternal grandmother was Mary Roberta Young (the daughter of Robert Francis Young/Jung and Anna/Ann Margaret Sheehan). Mary was born in Springfield, Ohio. Robert was the son of Jacob Francis Young/Jung, who was from Bavaria, Germany, and of Elizabeth Catherine Ustler/Ulster, who was also of German descent. Anna was the daughter of William Sheehan, whose parents were Irish, and of Margaret Whalin/Whalen, whose parents were also Irish.
Sources: Marriage record of Chandler’s maternal grandparents, Thomas E. Reichard and Mary Roberta Young – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Chandler’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William H. Reichard and Frances Meyer – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Chandler’s maternal grandmother, Mary Roberta (Young) Reichard – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Chandler’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert Francis Young/Jung and Anna/Ann Margaret Sheehan – http://www.familysearch.org
>Reichard, who was of mostly German descent, and Frances Meyer, who was of entiernly German descent. Cecelia was the daugher of Robert Joseph Lehman, who had German descent, and Teresa Elizabeth Zink, who was entierly of German descent.
>Roberta Young (the daughter of Robert Francis Jung and Ann Margaret Sheehan). Robert was the son of Jacob Francis Jung
>Catherine Ustler, who was of German descent. Ann
>Margaret Whalen, whose own parents were also Irish.
So, Chandler’s mother was mostly of German descent, with one-quarter Irish, the rest I think is English/British (surnames Jackson, Dean and Worman, for example).
I think that I saw some distant German too in the family tree of Abit Massey, but it was very distant…
Chandler’s paternal grandfather is Francis Abit Massey (the son of Dyar Edwin Massey and Sarah Lydia “Lettie” Nix). Francis Abit was born in Hall, Georgia, with deep lines in America. Dyar was the son of John Wesley Massey and Eliza Arrabelle Williams. Lettie was the daughter of John Morgan Nix and Ella Loudora “Dora” Bennett.
There is some Scottish, Scot-Irish and distant French
Also, I think that Chandler’s paternal grandmother was Betty Kayanne Lewis, being Shoffner her first husband’s surname, before before marrying Abit Massey, but I cannot confirm it. If this is the case, then her family tree is this: