Birth Name: Hamilton Nash Grier
Place of Birth: Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 28, 1997
Ethnicity: English, distant Welsh and German, likely around 1/128th African-American
Nash Grier is an American internet personality and actor.
Nash is the son of Elizabeth and Chad Grier. He is the brother of professional football player Will Grier and internet personality Hayes Grier. Nash has a son with his fiancée Taylor Giavasis. Taylor is black and/or mixed-race.
Nash’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Grier, Jr. (the son of Benjamin Franklin Grier, Sr. and Rachel Bernice Rushing). Nash’s grandfather Benjamin was born in North Carolina. Nash’s great-grandfather Benjamin was the son of Neil/Neal Clinton Grier and Mary Alice Simpson. Rachel was the daughter of John Adams Rushing and Annie Bernice Mullis.
Nash’s paternal grandmother is Jean Carole Griffin (the daughter of Wilborn Graham Griffin and Edna Frances Nash). Jean was born in North Carolina. Wilborn was the son of Wilborn Graham Griffin, Sr. and Corrie L. Cole. Edna was the daughter of John Franklin Nash and Carrie Sharpe.
Nash’s maternal grandfather was Ben/Benny Lane Whitaker (the son of James Roy Whitaker and Estelle Ellen Allred). Ben was born in North Carolina. James was the son of John Samuel Whitaker and Lottie Emery Morgan. Estelle was the daughter of Colen Sylvester Allred and Addie Bell Bost.
Nash’s maternal grandmother is Barbara Lynn Johnson (the daughter of Elbert Jimmy Johnson and Myrtle/Myrtel Viola Hayes). Barbara was born in North Carolina. Elbert was the son of Chancel Ray Johnson and Rebon Lewis. Myrtle was the daughter of Wingate Emory Hayes and Viola Sanderson. Nash’s great-great-grandmother Rebon’s father, Preston H. Lewis, was listed as “mulatto” on the 1880 U.S. Census. Preston’s father, John Bartley Lewis, was also listed as “mulatto,” while Preston’s mother, Isla Bass, was white.
Sources: Death record of Nash’s paternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Grier, Sr. – https://www.familysearch.org
Nash’s paternal great-grandfather, Wilborn Graham Griffin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Nash’s maternal great-grandfather, Elbert Jimmy Johnson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org