Matt Bevin

Louisville, Kentucky, USA – May 2, 2019: The Pegasus Parade, Governor of the State of Kentucky, United States, walking down the street during the parade, Roberto Galan/

Birth Name: Matthew Griswold Bevin

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 9, 1967

*father – English, German, as well as distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Matt Bevin is an American businessperson and politician. A Republican, he was Governor of Kentucky, from December 8, 2015 to December 10, 2019.

Matt is the son of Louise and Avery Bevin. He is married to Glenna, with whom he has ten children. He was raised partly in Shelburne, New Hampshire.

Matt’s father has English, German, and distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. He has a deep Colonial American lineage, with roots in Massachusetts and Connecticut going back to the 1600s. Matt’s mother is Jewish, from a German Jewish family.

Matt is a practicing Christian who attends an Evangelical church.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Chauncey Griswold Bevin (the son of Stanley Avery Bevin and Miriam Augusta Johnson). Matt’s grandfather Chauncey was born in Connecticut, and ran the family-owned bell foundry Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company in East Hampton, Connecticut. The company was founded in 1832. Stanley was the son of Chauncey Griswold Bevin and Lucy Cook Strong. Miriam was the daughter of George Wells Johnson and Jennie Laura Fowler.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Lorraine C. Hunter (the daughter of Charles Henry Hunter and Carolyn H. “Emma” Schwabe). Lorraine was born in Connecticut. Charles was the son of James Louis Hunter and Mary J. Emma was born in Massachusetts, to German parents, Franz/Francis/Frank Gustav Schwabe, from Sachsen, and Lena Lilla Beck.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was named Herman Rosenkranz. Herman was a German Jewish immigrant.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Martha Wolff (the daughter of Leopold “Leo” Wolff and Bella/Della “Belle” Kahn). Martha was born in New York, to German Jewish parents. Leopold was born in Braunsbach, Baden-Wurttemberg, the son of Jacob Wolff and Amalie Engel. Bella was born in Hollenbach, Bavaria, the daughter of Hirsch Kahn and Malchen Neumann.

Matt’s matrilineal line can be traced to Behle Behr Heinsfurter, who was born, c. 1782, in Bechhofen, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Matt Bevin –

Matt’s paternal grandfather, Chauncey Griswold Bevin, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Information about Matt’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Chauncey Griswold Bevin –

Matt’s paternal grandmother, Lorraine C. Hunter, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Matt’s maternal grandmother, Martha Wolff –

Matt’s maternal grandmother, Martha Wolff, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Matt’s maternal grandmother, Martha (Wolff) Rosenkranz Russo –

Obituary of Matt’s maternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister) –

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