Dan Reynolds

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Reynolds in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Daniel Coulter Reynolds

Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 14, 1987

*father – English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, remote Dutch
*mother – English, Danish, one eighth Manx

Dan Reynolds is an American singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is the lead singer of pop rock band Imagine Dragons. The band’s members also include Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, and Wayne Sermon.

Dan is the son of Christene and Ronald Reynolds, a lawyer and author. He was raised in the Mormon faith. Dan is married to musician Aja Volkman, with whom he has four children. The two have performed as indie rock duo band Egyptian.

Dan’s father has English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French, and remote Dutch, ancestry. Dan’s mother is of 9/16ths English, 5/16ths Danish, and 1/8th Manx descent. Dan’s mother is descended only from fairly recent immigrants; all of Dan’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents were born outside the United States.

Dan’s patrilineal line can be traced to his eighth great-grandfather, John Reynolds, who was born, c. 1630, in Llanwnnog, Montgomeryshire, Wales.

Dan’s paternal grandfather was Harold Noland Reynolds (the son of William Rodger/Roger Reynolds and Rosa Annabella/Annabelle McClane). Harold was born in Nevada. William was the son of Richard Reynolds, who was born in Ohio, to a Welsh father and an English mother, and of Sarah Elizabeth Rower. Rosa was the daughter of John James McClane and Emma Isabelle Dinsmore, who was born in Ohio, to a Scots-Irish/Northern Irish father and a Scottish mother.

Dan’s paternal grandmother was Bethel Ernestine Talbott (the daughter of Chester Adrian Talbott and Susan Maria/Elizabeth Steck). Bethel was born in Colorado. Chester was the son of Allen Emery Talbott and Mary Annette McCleary. Susan was the daughter of James Coulter Steck and Lydia Ann Watson.

Dan’s maternal grandfather was Robert Marshall Callister (the son of Norval Eddington Callister and Ada May Hemsley). Robert was born in Washington, D.C. Norval was the son of Edward Henry Callister, who was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents from the Isle of Man, and of Louisa Jane Eddington, who was also born in Salt Lake City, to English parents. The surname Eddington possibly originates in Scotland or Ireland. Dan’s great-grandmother Ada was the daughter of James Hemsley, who was born in Dixie, Utah, to an English father and a Danish mother; and of Annie Robinson, who was English, from Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Dan’s maternal grandmother was Marco Rushton Christensen (the daughter of Christen N. Christensen and Edith Lenora Rushton). Dan’s great-grandfather Christen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of Axel Christensen and Anna Marie Nielsen. Edith was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to English parents, Edwin Rushton and Sarah Naomi Robinson.

Sources: Genealogy of Dan Reynolds – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Dan Reynolds (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Dan’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Dan’s paternal grandfather, Harold Noland Reynolds – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Dan’s paternal grandmother, Bethel Ernestine Talbott – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Dan’s paternal great-grandmother, Susan Maria/Elizabeth Steck (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Dan’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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