Birth Name: Stephen Edwin King
Place of Birth: Portland, Maine, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 21, 1947
Ethnicity: English, small amounts of German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, and French
Stephen King is an American writer, director, and actor. He is known for his many horror novels and stories, including Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, Christine, Children of the Corn, and Pet Sematary. He has also been credited as Richard Bachman, John Swithen, and Beryl Evans.
Stephen is the son of Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury) and Donald Edwin King. His father, born under the surname Pollock, later used the surname King (he had also used his own stepfather’s surname, Szczepanski). His father was born in Peru, Miami, Indiana. His mother was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine. His family has Colonial American roots in Maine.
With his wife, author and activist Tabitha (Spruce) King, he has three children, including authors Joe Hill and Owen King.
Stephen’s paternal grandfather was William Edwin Pollock (the son of David Rittenhouse Pollock and Elizabeth Davis). William was born in Cass County, Indiana. David was the son of John Pollock and Rosanna Maria/Marie Rittenhouse. Elizabeth was the daughter of Nathan Davis and Martha Maston/Masten.
Stephen’s paternal grandmother was Helen Alethea Bowden (the daughter of William F. Bowden and Harriet R. “Hattie” Clear). Helen was born in Chili, Miami, Indiana. William was the son of William T. Bowden and Polly/Mary Ann Maness/Manis/Manness. Hattie was the daughter of Samuel S. Clear and Lovina/Lavina/Lavinia Nickols/Nichols/Nicholas.
Stephen’s maternal grandfather was Guy Herbert Pillsbury (the son of Howard Leavitt Pillsbury and Cecelia/Cecilia/Celia Media Foss). Guy was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine. Howard was the son of Charles Carl Pillsbury and Eunice M. Waterhouse. Cecelia was the daughter of Joseph Foss and Susan G. Robinson.
Stephen’s maternal grandmother was Nellie Western Fogg (the daughter of Arthur J./I./P. Fogg and Susan Ann Carter). Nellie was born in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine. Arthur was the son of Asa Rand Fogg and Elizabeth H. Babb. Susan was the daughter of Daniel Carter and Mary Ann Meserve.
A DNA test taken by the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Stephen’s genetic ancestry is:
——–*68% Western European
——–*1% Eastern European
——–*<1% West Asian
——–*<1% Caucasus areas
Genealogies of Stephen’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com