Place of Birth: Ojai, Ventura, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 23, 1994
*father – English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Austrian, German, French, Swiss-French, Dutch, Irish, distant Welsh, remote Norwegian
*mother – English
James Paxton is an American actor. He has appeared on television’s Texas Rising, Eyewitness, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and in the music video Beggar’s Song.
He is the son of Louise Newbury and actor and director Bill Paxton. His mother is British.
James’ paternal grandfather was John Lane Paxton, an actor and producer (the son of Frank Paxton and Marjorie R. Lane). John was born in Missouri. Frank was President of the Frank Paxton Lumber Company, and was the son of John Gallatin Paxton and Mary Neill/Neil Gentry. James’ great-grandmother Marjorie was the daughter of John Lewis Lane and Myrtle May Ruggles. A great-great-great-grandfather of James was Elisha Paxton, a lawyer and soldier, who had served as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army at the American Civil War, and died in combat while leading the Stonewall Brigade during the Battle of Chancellorsville. A great-great-great-great-grandfather, Richard Gentry, was the founder of Columbia, Missouri, and its first mayor.
James’ paternal grandmother was Mary Lou Gray (the daughter of Wayne Charter Gray and Leonie Marie Turk). Mary Lou was born in Illinois. Wayne was the son of Levi S. Gray and Olive M. Charter. Leonie was the daughter of Francis Joseph “Frank” Turk, whose father was Austrian and whose mother was German; and of Marie Leonie/C. Euziere, whose father was French and whose mother was Swiss-French.
Sources: Genealogy of James Paxton (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
James’ paternal great-grandmother, Leonie Marie Turk, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org