Birth Name: Christopher Alvin Stapleton
Place of Birth: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Date of Birth: April 15, 1978
Ethnicity: Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Manx, Scottish, Swedish, Welsh, as well as remote Breton and Finnish
Chris Stapleton is an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer.
His father, Herb, Jr., was a coal miner and electrical engineer, from Logan, West Virginia. His mother, Carol, worked at the local health department. He was raised in Staffordsville, Kentucky. Chris is married to singer and songwriter Morgane Stapleton, with whom he has five children.
Chris’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 29th great-grandfather, Galfridas de Stapleton.
Chris’ paternal grandfather was Herbert Joseph Stapleton, Sr. (the son of Troy “Charley” Stapleton and Kate “Kattie” Stephens). Herbert was born in Kentucky. Troy was the son of James William “Willie” Stapleton and Minerva Belle Kimbler. Kate was the daughter of Joseph Daniel “Dan/Joe” Stephens and Mary Ellen Colegrove.
Chris’ paternal grandmother is Minnie Osburn (the daughter of Wayne Osburn and Zell Toppins). Minnie was born in West Virginia. Wayne was the son of Thomas Robert Osburn and Polly Ann Tomblin. Zell was the daughter of John Toppins and Harriet “Hattie” Queen.
Chris’ maternal grandfather was Alvin Nathan Mace (the son of Harry Millard Mace and Avis Ezenia Shawver). Alvin was born in West Virginia. Harry was the son of Henry Mace and Agnes Roseann Edens. Avis was the daughter of Herndon Lindsay Shawver and Virginia Belle “Virgie” Cavender.
Chris’ maternal grandmother was Jatama Alegris O’Dell (the daughter of Curtis John O’Dell and Leatha Jane McCutcheon). Jatama was born in West Virginia. Curtis was the son of Daniel Preston O’Dell and Cynthia Charlotte McCutcheon. Leatha was the daughter of William Elijah McCutcheon and Anna Jane Boley.
Chris’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced to his fifth great-grandmother, Rachel Shroyer (c. 1794, Virginia – 1894, Nicholas County, West Virginia).
Obituary of Chris’ paternal grandfather, Herbert Joseph Stapleton, Sr. – http://www.legacy.com
Chris’ paternal great-grandfather, Troy Stapleton, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Chris’ paternal great-grandmother, Kate Stephens, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Chris’ paternal great-great-grandparents, Joseph Daniel Stephens and Mary Ellen Colegrove – https://www.familysearch.org
Chris’ paternal grandmother, Minnie Osburn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Chris’ paternal great-grandparents, Wayne Osburn and Zell Toppins – http://www.wvculture.org
Marriage record of Chris’ maternal grandparents, Alvin Nathan Mace and Jatama Alegris O’Dell – http://www.wvculture.org
Marriage record of Chris’ maternal great-grandparents, Harry Millard Mace and Avis Ezenia Shawver – http://www.wvculture.org
Obituary of Chris’ maternal grandmother, Jatama Alegris (O’Dell) Mace – http://obituaries.register-herald.com
Marriage record of Chris’ maternal great-grandparents, Curtis John O’Dell and Leatha Jane McCutcheon – http://www.wvculture.org