Jessica Chaffin

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Chaffin in 2013, photo by Prphotos

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

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Scottish, Irish [converted to Judaism]

Jessica Chaffin is an American comedian, actress, and writer. She is a member of comedy duo Ronna and Beverly with Jamie Denbo. She has written episodes of the show The Mighty B!

Her father was born to a Jewish family. Her mother, who had Scottish and Irish ancestry, converted to Judaism.

Her brother, Joshua Chaffin, is a writer for the Financial Times. She has one child.

Jessica’s maternal grandfather was Chester Charles Mcdonald (the son of James A. Macdonald and Ella/Ellen Florence Curll). Chester was born in Massachusetts. James was born in Canada, the son of James Macdonald and Elizabeth/Eliza Walker, and had Scottish ancestry. Ella was born in Massachusetts, to Canadian parents, John M. Curll and Ellen L. Morrison, and also had Scottish ancestry.

Jessica’s maternal grandmother was Millicent/Mildred N. Kenning (the daughter of Henry Kenning and Eleanor Uniacke Townsend). Millicent was born in New Jersey or New York. Henry was born in England, the son of Henry Kenning, who was Irish, and of Mary, who was Scottish. Eleanor was born in Ireland, the daughter of William Uniacke Townsend and Mary Anne Harriet/Harriett Coote.

Source: Jessica’s maternal grandfather, Chester Charles Mcdonald, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jessica’s maternal great-grandparents, Henry Kenning and Eleanor Uniacke Townsend, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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