Birth Name: Joseph David Keery
Place of Birth: Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 24, 1992
Ethnicity: Irish, English, distant Scottish and German
Joe Keery is an American actor and musician. He is known for his role as Steve on the show Stranger Things, and for starring in the film Spree (2020).
He is of Irish, English, and distant Scottish and German, descent. He has roots in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine going back to the 1600s.
Joe’s patrilineal line traces to Abraham Keery, who was born, c. 1838, in Ireland.
Joe’s paternal grandfather was Thomas David Keery (the son of Thomas Russel/Russell Keery and Bronwen Forte Edwards). Joe’s grandfather Thomas was born in Massachusetts. Joe’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Thomas S. Keery and Nettie A. Tuper/Tupor. Bronwen was the daughter of David Lincoln Edwards and Muguette/Muguett/Margueritte Ella Minnie Forte/Fort.
Joe’s paternal grandmother is Constance FitzGerald (the daughter of Arthur Grover Fitzgerald and Evelyn Stuart/Stewart Martin). Constance was born in Massachusetts. Arthur was the son of Robert Francis Fitzgerald and Jane E. Curran. Joe’s great-grandmother Evelyn was the daughter of Walter J. Martin and Jane/Jennie Maceachan.
Joe’s maternal grandfather is Robert McClellen/McClellan/Mcclellean Barger (the son of Henry Thornton Barger and Louise Williams Dunn). Robert was born in Virginia. Henry was the son of Charles Robert Barger and Martha Jane Lindamood. Louise was the daughter of Charles McClellen/McClellan Dunn and Lena Lockard Thompson.
Joe’s maternal grandmother is Susan Rae Haney (the daughter of John Thomas Haney and Virginia Mae Holmes). Susan was born in Washington, D.C. John was the son of Paul Haney and Anna Lucretia Morse. Virginia was the daughter of Ray Vincent Holmes and Elsie/Else Mildred Draham.
Sources: Genealogy of Joe Keery – https://www.geni.com
Joe’s paternal grandfather, Thomas David Keery, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Joe’s paternal grandfather, Thomas David Keery – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Joe’s paternal great-grandparents, Arthur Grover Fitzgerald and Evelyn Stuart/Stewart Martin – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Joe’s maternal grandfather, Robert McClellen/McClellan/Mcclellean Barger – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Joe’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry Thornton Barger – http://www.robinsonfuneral.com
Genealogy of Joe’s maternal step-great-grandfather, Mandley Triplett Rust – https://findagrave.com