Taylor Kinney

LOS ANGELES - AUG 27:  Taylor Kinney arrives to NBC All Star Sum

Kinney in 2013, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 15, 1981

*father – English, German
*mother – German, Swiss-German, remote French

Taylor Kinney is an American actor and model. He has had leading roles in the films The Forest and The Other Woman, and starred as Lieutenant Kelly Severide in several Chicago-shows.

Taylor is married to model Ashley Cruger.

Taylor’s patrilineal line can be traced to Henry Kinney, who was born, c. 1623, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, to John Thomas Keeney/Kinne and Sarah Hinckley Cheever.

Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Samuel Kinney, Jr. (the son of Kenneth Samuel/G. Kinney and Faye B. Besse). Taylor’s grandfather Kenneth was born in Pennsylvania. Taylor’s great-grandfather Kenneth was the son of Ira Joseph Kinney and Jennette/Jennie/Jeanette May/E. Welty. Faye was the daughter of Ezra L. Besse and Jane/Jennie Chapman.

Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Marjorie Jackson (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Jackson and Anna Leora Ayres). Marjorie was born in Pennsylvania. Benjamin was the son of John Franklin Jackson and Lillian Anna Webber, who was English. Taylor’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of David Alonzo Ayres and Anna Eliza Barr.

Taylor’s maternal grandfather was Charles R. Heisler (the son of Charles Coble Heisler and Minnie E. Herr). Taylor’s grandfather Charles was born in Pennsylvania. Taylor’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Benjamin Franklin Heisler and Annie Elizabeth Coble. Minnie was the daughter of Elam Alonzo Herr and Sarah E. Steele.

Taylor’s maternal grandmother was Joanne/Joann F./W. Fritz (the daughter of Hess Eshelman Fritz and Dora J. Weimer). Joanne was born in Pennsylvania. Hess was the son of Frank Hess Fritz and Elizabeth C. Murray. Dora was the daughter of George Washington Weimer and Susan Jane/Jennie F. Fisher.

Sources: Genealogies of Taylor’s paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth Samuel/G. Kinney and Faye B. Besse – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Taylor’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie (Jackson) Kinney – http://www.genealogybuff.com

Taylor’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Leora Ayres, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Taylor’s maternal grandmother, Joanne/Joann F./W. Fritz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

21 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    >and Anna Leora Ayres).
    >Anna was the daughter of David Alonzo Ayres and Anna Eliza Barr.

  2. jojo157 says:

    He must have some type of asian in him. His eyes and bone structure give away that he has some type of non european admixture. I suspect he’s part Finnish and might have an asian great grandmother down the line somewhere.

  3. savanna says:

    I remember Lady Gaga referred to him as her “Irish boyfriend” on twitter. Can’t find the original link tho..

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