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Exploring The Dutton Family Tree of Yellowstone, 1923 and 1883

Exploring The Dutton Family Tree of Yellowstone, 1923 and 1883

Yellowstone fans were devastated by the loss of Elsa Dutton (played by Isabel May) in the 1883 Western soap opera prequel series.

The historical drama 1883 is on Paramount Plus and follows the ancestors of John Dutton (Kevin Costner). Fans are excited to find out how James (Tim McGraw) and Elsa Dutton relate to John as we head into 1923.

James Dutton (Tim McGraw) wants to start a new life in Montana with his wife Margaret and their children. Although he has lived a poor life, he wants to provide a better future for his family.

His one of his sons is John Dutton his senior, who later became John Dutton’s grandfather. Another John Dutton Jr. played by Dabney Coleman is thrown into the mix.

James Dutton (Tim McGraw) is looking to make a new life for himself in Montana with his wife Margaret and his children.

He has lived a life of poverty and is keen to provide a better future for his family.

One of his sons is John Dutton senior, who went on to become John Dutton’s grandfather.

There is another John Dutton Junior, played by Dabney Coleman, thrown into the mix.

Elsa (Isabel May) is the main narrator of the series and the eldest daughter of James and Margaret. She has a freewheeling personality, she can find beauty in everything, but she knows how to get out of difficult situations.

She’s Elsa as John She’s Dutton as her senior sister, but her relationship with her Costner character is more complicated.

John Dutton Elsa is Costner’s character’s great-aunt when her junior appears. Her personality traits of Elsa are evident in some of the characters in Yellowstone, such as Beth (Kelly Riley) and Tate (Bricken Merrill).

James Dutton – John’s great grandfather

James Dutton (Tim McGraw) is looking to make a new life for himself in Montana with his wife Margaret and his children.

He has lived a life of poverty and is keen to provide a better future for his family.
One of his sons is John Dutton senior, who went on to become John Dutton’s grandfather.
There is another John Dutton Junior, played by Dabney Coleman, thrown into the mix.
With this in mind, James Dutton is John Dutton’s great-grandfather.

Margaret Dutton – John’s great grandmother

Margaret is the wife of James in the prequel series and she is played by McGraw’s real wife, Faith Hill.

The co-lead of the series and her husband are at the basis of a long ancestry.

For generations, her family has fought to protect and expand the land in their ownership.

She has a daughter called Elsa in the series. Margaret is John’s great-grandmother.

Elsa Dutton – John’s great aunt

Elsa (Isabel May) is the main narrator in the series and she is the eldest daughter of James and Margaret.

The free-spirited character is able to see the beauty in everything, but she knows how to get herself out of a difficult situation.

Elsa is the sister of John Dutton Senior, but her relationship with Costner’s character is more complicated.

As John Dutton Junior came into the mix, Elsa is Costner’s character’s great aunt.

Elsa’s personality traits are evident in some of the Yellowstone characters, including Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Tate (Brecken Merrill).

John Dutton Senior – John’s grandfather

John Dutton Senior (Audie Rick) is Elsa’s brother in the series and is the son of James and Margaret.

The character has also appeared in the original Yellowstone, played by Jack Michael Doke.

While some fans thought he was the father of Costner’s character, there is also a John Dutton Junior mentioned.

It is John Dutton Junior who is Costner’s character’s father, making John Dutton Senior his grandfather.

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James and Margaret are the first-generation ranchers of the Dutton family

The prequel series kicked off with a bang, featuring two shocking cameos and a devastating death.

Billy Bob Thornton is introduced as Marshal Jim Courtright, who is based on a real historical character.

Tom Hanks also made an appearance as a Union general, who tried to comfort James after the Battle of Antietam.

Fans were left feeling emotional as Margaret’s sister Claire (Dawn Olivieri) decided to take her own life.

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