Birth Name: Joseph David Keery
Place of Birth: Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 24, 1992
Ethnicity: English, some Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and French-Canadian, distant German
Joe Keery is an American actor and musician. He is known for starring as Steve Harrington on the show Stranger Things, and for his roles in the films Molly’s Game, After Everything, Spree, and Free Guy and on the series No Activity. He is known as Djo in his music career.
His father is an architect. His mother is a professor of English. He has roots in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and Virginia, going back to the 1600s.
Joe’s patrilineal line can be traced to his great-great-great-grandparents, Abram/Abraham Keery, who was born, c. 1838, and Sarah J. Wright. They were born in Belfast, Ireland.
Joe’s paternal grandfather was Thomas David Keery (the son of Thomas Russell Keery and Bronwen Forte Edwards). Joe’s grandfather Thomas was born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Joe’s great-grandfather Thomas was born in Hancock, Delaware, New York, the son of Thomas S. Keery and Nettie A. Tuper, whose father was of French-Canadian descent. Joe’s great-grandmother Bronwen was born in Clyde, Wayne, New York, the daughter of David/Dafydd Lincoln Edwards, whose parents were Welsh, and of Eileen Muguette/Muguett Forte, whose mother was of Colonial American (English) descent.
Joe’s paternal grandmother was Constance M. FitzGerald (the daughter of Arthur Grover Fitzgerald and Evelyn Stuart/Stewart Martin). Constance was born in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Arthur was the son of Robert Francis Fitzgerald and Jane E. Curran, and was of Irish origin. Joe’s great-grandmother Evelyn was the daughter of Walter J. Martin and Jane/Jennie MacEachan, who were the children of Canadian parents, from Nova Scotia.
Joe’s maternal grandfather is Robert McClellean/McClellen/McClellan Barger (the son of Henry Thornton Barger and Louise Williams Dunn). Robert was born in Bland, Bland Co., Virginia, and has deep roots in the state. Henry was the son of Charles Robert Barger and Martha Jane/L. Lindamood. Louise was the daughter of Charles McClellan/McClellen 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 born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Paul Haney and Anna Lucretia Morse, who was born in Connecticut, of Colonial American (English) descent. Virginia was the daughter of Ray Vincent Holmes and Elsie Mildred Draham.
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
Joe’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Walter J. Martin, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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