John Hannah

Birth Name: John Allen Hannah

Place of Birth: Canton, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1951

Ethnicity: English, some Welsh, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant French, evidently 1/256th Cherokee Native American

John Hannah is an American professional football player. He was a guard, who played his entire professional career with the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He is nicknamed “Hog.”

His father, Herbert “Herb” Hannah, was an offensive lineman for the University of Alabama. He was raised in Albertville, Alabama. He is the brother of Charley Hannah, a professional football player, and David Hannah, who also played college football. John is married to Page Pickens, with whom he has two children.

John’s paternal grandfather was Allen Harvey Hannah (the son of John Henry Harvey and Florence M. Smith). Allen was born in Tennessee. John’s great-grandfather John was born in North Carolina, the son of James A. Hannah and Margaret Jane Fish. Florence was born in Tennessee, the daughter of William Alexander Smith and Sarah Rollins.

John’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Elizabeth Rhody (the daughter of William Henry Roady and Louisa Isabell Pack). Nancy was born in Tennessee. William was born in Tennessee, the son of Leander B. Roady and Nancy Anna Frazier. Louisa was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Esau Pack and Elizabeth Johnson.

John’s maternal grandfather was John Franklin Watkins (the son of Joseph Emerson Watkins and Laura Palestine Kennett/Kinnett). John was born in Georgia. Joseph was born in South Carolina, the son of Joseph T. Watkins and Mary Elizabeth Brown. Laura was born in Georgia, the daughter of John Puckett Kennett and Nancy Elizabeth Kinnett.

John’s maternal grandmother was Rosa Virginia Pinyan (the daughter of James Jacob “Jake” Pinyan and Etta Susannah Worley). Rosa was born in Georgia. James was the son of James Henry Pinyan and Louisa M. “Eliza” Edwards. Etta was the daughter of Griffin Worley and Mary/Polly Carolina Heath.

Source: Genealogies and obituaries of John’s parents –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    He has also distant (1/64) Scots-Irish ancestry, and remote Welsh (Watkins line) and French.

    And evidently 1/256 Cherokee Native American though:

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