Birth Name: Katherine Elizabeth Upton
Place of Birth: St. Joseph, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 10, 1992
Ethnicity: English, small amount of Scottish, distant German and Dutch
Kate Upton is an American model and actress. She is the daughter of Shelley (Davis), a Texas state tennis champion, and Jeff Upton. Her uncle is Republican politician Fred Upton (Frederick Stephen Upton), who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, from January 3, 1987 to January 3, 2023. Her great-uncle, Frederick Upton, co-founded appliance manufacturer and marketer Whirlpool Corporation. On her father’s side, she has deep roots in Colonial New England, particularly Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She grew up partly in Melbourne, Florida.
Kate is married to baseball player Justin Verlander, with whom she has a daughter.
Kate’s paternal grandfather was Stephen Edward Upton (the son of Frederick Stanley Upton and Margaret M. Beckley). Stephen was born in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan. Kate’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Cassius Marcellus Upton and Carrie A. Blodgett. Margaret was the daughter of Edward Everett Beckley and Carrie Naomi Mather.
Kate’s paternal grandmother is Elizabeth Brooks Vial (the daughter of Charles Henry Vial and Margaret Hastings Tyler). Elizabeth was born in Cook County, Illinois. Charles was the son of George McNaughton/McNaughten Vial, whose mother was born in Aberdeen, Scotland; and of Emma Frost Goodrich, who was born in Vermont. Kate’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of William Chester Tyler, who was born in Esidumbini, Natal, South Africa, to American missionary parents, from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, respectively; and of Laura Leland Brooks, who was born in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, to a family originally from New Hampshire.
Kate’s maternal grandfather is Roy Ennis Davis (the son of Roy Ennis Davis and Francis/Frances Pearl/Gayle Wood). Kate’s grandfather Roy was born in Texas. Kate’s great-grandfather Roy was the son of Roy Elonza Davis and Emma Sabina Dowdy. Francis was the daughter of Joseph Lesley Wood and Grace Frances Hooser.
Kate’s maternal grandmother is Leta Joan Moore (the daughter of Fritz Alex Moore and Minnie Elouise/Eloise Garner). Leta was born in Parker County, Texas. Fritz was the son of Fritz Moore and Ida Gaylor/Gayler. Elouise was the daughter of James Joshua Garner and Lorene Ann/Anna Sharp.
Genealogy of Kate’s father (through Kate’s father’s brother Fred Upton) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Kate Upton (focusing on her father’s side) – http://humphrysfamilytree.com