Taylor Hawkins

Hawkins in 2013, photo by Starfrenzy/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Oliver Taylor Hawkins

Date of Birth: February 17, 1972

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Death: March 25, 2022

Place of Death: Bogotá, Colombia

Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, remote German, Irish, Belgian Flemish, and Swedish

Taylor Hawkins was an American musician. He was the drummer for rock band Foo Fighters. Other members of the band include Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, and Pat Smear. He was also a member of progressive experimental band Sylvia, side project Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he drummed and sang; and supergroup NHC, the latter with Chris Chaney and Dave Navarro.

Taylor was the son of Elizabeth (Broome) and Oliver Hawkins. He was mostly raised in Laguna Beach, California. He had three children with his wife Alison.

Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Emery Lee Hawkins (the son of Robert Casper Hawkins and Lillie Catherine Finch). Emery was born in Mississippi. Robert was the son of Robert Gaines Hawkins and Sarah James “Sallie” Bott. Lillie was the daughter of Thadius Lodora Finch and Ann Eliza Faulkner.

Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Josie Ethel Harrell (the daughter of Oliver Richard Harrell and Nancy Ella Harrell). Josie was born in Mississippi. Oliver was the son of William Walter Harrell and Eliza Jane Smith. Nancy was the daughter of Rankin Telfair Harrell and Elizabeth Ann McPherson.

Taylor’s maternal grandfather was Homer Webb Broome (the son of Ruben Hardy Broome and Frances Virginia Foles). Homer was born in Mississippi. Ruben was the son of Thaddeus Cobb Broom and Julia Lott. Frances was the daughter of Benjamin Middleton Foles and Susan Alice Graves.

Taylor’s maternal grandmother was Ada Arnetta Broome (the daughter of Hardy Joel Broome and Martha Jane Graham). Ada was born in Mississippi. Hardy was the son of James Franklin Broom and Nancy E. Patterson. Martha was the daughter of The Rev. Hugh Graham and Mary Jane Broom. Taylor’s maternal grandparents were second cousins through their Broome/Broom lines. Taylor’s maternal grandmother’s parents were first cousins, once removed, also their their Broom lines.

Sources: Genealogy of Taylor Hawkins – https://www.findagrave.com

Birth record of Taylor Hawkins – https://familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. CromOfKenny says:

    Here are his parent’s links for FamilySearch:

    Other than English, there is some Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and remote German, Irish, Flemish, and Swedish ancestry involved, and that goes back to at least 12 generations.

  2. jonasbttencourt says:


  3. andrew says:

    Can you edit Pat Smear and Dave Grohl links

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