Birth Name: Elijah Brown
Place of Birth: Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 13, 1999
Ethnicity: English, one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish, one eighth Swedish, along with Norwegian, German, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch
Eli Brown is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He is known for his roles in the series Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (2019) and in the movie The F*ck-It List (2020).
Eli’s paternal grandfather was Leonard Charles Brown (the son of Charles Willard Brown and Thelma Ruth Williamson). Leonard was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Eli’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Willard J. Brown and Cora Underhill. Thelma was the daughter of Joseph C. Williamson, who was English, and of Harriet Davis Notter, whose father was Canadian.
Eli’s paternal grandmother is Justine G. Heavilon (the daughter of Richard Kenneth “Dick” Heavilon and Virginia Frances Ellis). Justine was born in California. Richard was born in Indiana, the son of Richard Maurice Heavilon and Bernice Hazel Baker. Virginia was born in South Dakota, the daughter of Preston Leonard Ellis and Emma Snell.
Eli’s maternal grandfather is Richard Kent “Rick” Marcus (the son of Eugene Howard Marcus and Velva Gertrude Darling). Richard was born in California. Eugene was born in Illinois, the son of Lithuanian Jewish parents, Moses/Maurice Marcus and Rosa Kleinovitz/Klein. Vera was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Seymour Orlando Darling and Belle Ingeborg/Irene Vedvig, whose own parents were Norwegian, with roots in Sigdal kommune, Buskerud fylke.
Eli’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Clair “Susan” Trotter (the daughter of Robert Moore Trotter and Clarice/Claire Lillian Violet Anderson). Susan was born in Washington. Robert was born in North Carolina, the son of John Scott Trotter and Leila/Selia Fair Bias. Eli’s great-grandmother Claire was born in Washington, the daughter of Harry Anderson, who was Swedish, and of Clara Amanda Anderson, whose parents were Swedish, with roots in Kronoberg, Örebro.
Sources: Eli’s paternal grandfather, Leonard Charles Brown, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Eli’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles Willard Brown and Thelma Ruth Williamson – https://www.familysearch.org
Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919, record of Eli’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Willard Brown – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Eli’s paternal great-grandparents, Richard Kenneth Heavilon and Virginia Frances Ellis – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Eli’s paternal great-grandfather, Richard Kenneth Heavilon – http://searchtrees.com
Obituary of Eli’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Clair “Susan” (Trotter) Marcus – http://genealogytrails.com
Obituary of Eli’s maternal great-great-uncle (great-grandmother’s brother) – http://www.familysearch.org