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’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
Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Minnie E. Herr – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Taylor’s maternal grandmother, Joanne/Joann F./W. Fritz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Dora J. Weimer (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com