Birth Name: Tahj Dayton Mowry
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 17, 1986
*father – Irish, English, Scottish
*mother – African-Bahamian
Tahj Mowry is an American actor, dancer, and singer. His roles include the Kim Possible franchise, in voice performance; the shows Smart Guy, Full House, and Baby Daddy, the films Are We Done Yet?, Welcome Matt, and Me Time; and the made-for-tv movies Seventeen Again (2000), Hounded, and The Poof Point.
His father, Timothy John Mowry, who is from Worcester, Massachusetts, is white, and has Irish, English, and Scottish, ancestry, and his mother, Darlene Renee Flowers, who is from Miami, Florida, is black, of African-Bahamian descent. His parents were in the military, and his father was later a custody officer and jailer in Glendale, California, where the family moved. His siblings are twin sisters Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley, and brother Tavior.
Tahj is said to be descended from Roger Mowrey, who was born, c. 1610, in Herne Hill, London, Middlesex, England.
Tahj’s paternal grandfather was Mahlon Henry Mowry (the son of George Rodney Mowry and Isabella/Isabel/Isabelle May Ferguson). Mahlon was born in Rhode Island. George was the son of George McKay Mowry and Sarah Jane Crocker, who was Canadian. Isabelle’s father was from Vermont and her mother was Irish.
Tahj’s paternal grandmother was Bernice I. O’Halloran (the daughter of Thomas Francis O’Halloran and Mary Lillian McLachlan/McLachlen). Bernice was born in Massachusetts. Thomas was born in Rhode Island, the son of Irish parents, John O’Halloran and Bridget Ryan. Lillian was also born in Rhode Island, the daughter of John McLachlan, whose father was Canadian and whose mother was Irish, and of Emma Vigeant/Vigant, whose father was from Vermont and whose mother was Canadian.
Tahj’s maternal grandfather was named James Calhoun Richardson.
Tahj’s maternal grandmother was Cloretha/Cloreta/Clo Flowers (the daughter of Rolly “Raleigh”/Riley Flowers and Cecelia/Cecile Campbell). Cloretha was born in Perrine, Dade, Florida, to Bahamian parents. Rolly was the son of Joshua Cuthbert Flowers, from Exuma, and of Christiana Monica Hall. Cecelia was from Eleuthera. Joshua’s mother’s family, the Rolles, were owned by John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle, on whose estate a significant slave rebellion occured in 1830.
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show The Real (2016) stated that Tahj’s sister, Tamera’s, genetic ancestry is:
——–*8% Iberian Peninsula
——–*7% other European
——–*5% Western European
*45% Sub-Saharan African
——–*22% Ivory Coast and Ghana
——–*10% Cameroon and Congo
——–*4% other African
Tahj’s sister Tamera has also said that she has over 40% “English & Irish” ancestry.
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2023) stated that Tahj’s sister Tamera’s genetic ancestry consists of:
*17% Cameroon, Congo, & Western Bantu
*8% Benin + Togo
*6% England & Northwestern Europe
*2% Ivory Coast and Ghana
*1% North Africa
Obituary of Tahj’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Lillian (McLachlan/McLachlen) O’Halloran – https://www.currentobituary.com
Tahj’s maternal grandmother, Cloreta/Clo Flowers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org