Chelsea Tyler

Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 - Christian Dior - Arrivals and Front Row

Tyler in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Chelsea Anna Tallarico

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 6, 1989

Ethnicity: English, German, one eighth Italian, one eighth Polish, one eighth Greek, small amounts of Welsh, Scottish, about 1/128th African-American, 1/256th Cherokee Native American, remote French

Chelsea Tyler is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the daughter of musician Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico) and fashion desginer Teresa Ann Barrick. Among Chelsea’s half-siblings are actresses/models Liv Tyler and Mia Tyler. Chelsea is married to actor Jon Foster, and together they form the electro soul duo Kaneholler. The couple has one child.

Chelsea’s father is of one quarter Italian, one quarter German, and one quarter Polish, descent, and also has English, and distant Welsh, ancestry; on the show Who Do You Think You Are?, 2017, Chelsea’s sister Liv discovered that their paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Robert J. Elliott, was of half or part African-American ancestry. He was married to their ancestor, English-born Elizabeth “Betsey”/”Betsy” Rollins, in New York.

Chelsea’s mother is of one quarter Greek, as well as English, German, small amounts of Scottish, Welsh, at least 1/128th Cherokee Native American, and remote French, ancestry. One of Chelsea’s maternal fifth great-grandfathers, Hair “De-Go-S-Ka” Conrad, was the son of Onai of Ani’-Tsi’skwa (Bird Clan), a Cherokee Native American, and of Hamilton Gunrod Conrad, whose father, Johann Jacob Conrad, was a German or Dutch immigrant, and whose mother, Jennie Taylor, was apparently Scottish (although some sources state that she was a Cherokee Native American, or of half Scottish/Cherokee descent).

Chelsea’s paternal grandfather was Victor Alphonse Tallarico (the son of Giovanni Tallarico and Constance Neidhardt/Neidhart). Victor was born in Manhattan, New York, New York. Giovanni was born in Cotronei, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, the son of Alfonso Tallarico and Stella Albi. Constance was born in New York, to German parents, Oscar Neidhardt/Neidhart, from Gerlachsheim, Lauda-Königshofen, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, and Olga Keitzman/Kitzman/Kitzmann/Kietzmann, from Berlin.

Chelsea’s paternal grandmother was Susan Ray Blancha (the daughter of Felix Carol/Corol/Coral Blancha, whose surname was originally Czarnyszewicz, and of Bessie June Elliott). Susan was born in Pennsylvania. Felix was a Polish emigrant, who was evidently born in Minsk, Belarus, and was the son of Franciszek/Frances Czarnyszewicz and Apolonia/Apolio Miluta/Emilit. Bessie was the daughter of Robert J. Elliott and Edna R. Tibbets.

Chelsea’s maternal grandfather was Marion Frank Barrick (the son of Marion Frank Barrick and Scottie May/Mae Hampton). Chelsea’s great-grandfather Marion was the son of George Alexander Barrick and Emmaline/Emaline “Eva” Hair. Scottie was the daughter of John Anderson Hampton and Ella L. Redwine.

Chelsea’s maternal grandmother is Helan Addie Shultz (the daughter of Orville/Arvil L. Shultz and Fannie/Fanny Kyron). Orville was the son of James Fay Shultz and Addie Belle/Joahana Adda Shackelford. Fannie was born in Turkey, and was likely of Greek descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Chelsea Tyler (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogies of Chelsea’s father (through Chelsea’s half-sister Liv Tyler) –

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Steven Tyler’s roots, at The Huffington Post –

Chelsea’s paternal grandmother, Susan Ray Blancha, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Chelsea’s paternal grandmother, Susan Ray (Blancha) Tallarico –

Genealogy of Chelsea Tyler (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Chelsea’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emmaline/Emaline Hair –

Chelsea’s maternal great-grandmother, Scottie May/Mae Hampton, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Information about Chelsea’s Cherokee Native American ancestry –

Genealogy of Chelsea’s maternal grandmother, Helan Addie Shultz (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Chelsea’s maternal great-grandparents, Orville/Arvil L. Shultz and Fannie/Fanny Kyron, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

5 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Fannie Kyron’s language isn’t listed as Greek on the 1930 U.S. Census. I don’t think it says Turkish either. Maybe someone who is more familiar with handwriting can read what it says.

  2. madman says:

    Genealogy of Chelsea’s maternal grandmother, Helan Addie Shultz –

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