Yellowstone fans have a lot going on at the moment.
For one, Season 5 of the Western series is in the middle of a painful hiatus. (Sorry, folks. You'll have to wait for the summer to dive back in!) Not only that, but we're also in the midst of Yellowstone's origin story, 1923!
The Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren-led spinoff was also on a brief pause. But luckily for us, 1923 is set to resume its story on February 5. And in even bigger news—1923 was just confirmed to be renewed for a second season. Yeah, this universe literally never ends! 😅
And as exciting as this all is—after five seasons of the original show, two aired prequels, and another two in the works (based on the 6666 Ranch in Texas and 1883: The Bass Reeves Story)... things can get a little confusing. After all, there are now seven generations to keep track of! 🤯
Don't worry! We mapped out the Dutton family tree for you, so you can see just how everyone in the bloodline is connected. Like, how is 1923's Jacob Dutton related to Yellowstone's John Dutton III? Or who is James Dutton to John Dutton Jr.? Read on for everything you need to know about this ever-expanding family, and let us know which fact surprised you the most!
James (Tim McGraw) was the original cowboy on the Dutton Ranch in 1883—the first Yellowstone prequel. His leadership is essentially what started the Dutton story we know today. Traveling west with his wife and children from Tennessee after the Civil War, James ultimately decided that Montana would remain his home after suffering the loss of his daughter, Elsa.
Margaret (Faith Hill), married to James, was the original leading lady of the Dutton family. She served as a nurse in the Civil War in which James fought in. She was the mother to three children (whom we meet in 1883), Elsa, John, and Spencer.
We're new to the story of Jacob (Harrison Ford), who is one of the main protagonists of 1923. But we know that Jacob was the brother of James and husband to Cara Dutton. He ends up taking over the Dutton Ranch in the 18th century from his brother when tragedy strikes and he raises James' two sons as his own. He's presumably the great-great-grand-uncle of John Dutton III.
Cara (Helen Mirren) was a woman of power, and also the wife to Jacob in 1923. Originally from Ireland, she helped run the Dutton Ranch during the Prohibition Era.
Claire nee Dutton
Claire (Dawn Olivieri) was the sister to James and Jacob whom we met in 1883. Claire's story just might be the most tragic: She was a widow who also lost six of her children to death. So, when we meet her, she's traveling west with her brother James, bringing along her remaining daughter, Mary Abel. When Mary was killed after their wagon was ambushed, Claire decides to end her life at her daughter's grave.
Mary Abel (Emma Malouff) was the daughter of Claire Dutton (making her the niece to James, Jacob, Margaret, and Cara). We briefly met her in 1883, where she was killed during the Dutton's journey out west.
Elsa (Isabel May) was the oldest child of James and Margaret Dutton, and also the voice of 1883's narrator. Her story is a sad one, as she ultimately dies in the end of the series. However, we face a lot more complexity before that happens. Throughout her journey, she falls in love twice—her first time being with a cowboy named Ennis. Though they formed a strong connection, it ends when Ennis was killed halfway through the season. Soon after, she met and sparked a relationship with Sam, a Comanche warrior whom avenges her from danger on her journey. The two planned to start a life together once Elsa's parents find the land they are looking for. This never happens though, as she was killed in combat before she could return.
John Dutton Sr.
John Sr. was the first son of James and Margaret who we meet as an infant in 1883. We meet him again in 1923 as an adult played by James Badge Dale. He works alongside Jacob in 1923 to help preserve the land. He's married to Emma and they have a son, Jack. It's also presumed that he's the grandfather of John Dutton III (aka, Yellowstone's main character).
Emma (Marley Shelton) was the wife of John Dutton Sr. and mother of Jack Dutton in 1923. (Again, she might be the parent of John Dutton Jr., though we still are awaiting to confirm that.)
He doesn't make an appearance in 1883, but Spencer (Brandon Sklenar) was James' and Margaret's third child, who begins his storyline in 1923. He was a World War I veteran and currently working in Africa.
Jack (Darren Mann) is the son of John Sr. and Emma in 1923. He's a young man who helped his father and great-uncle (Jacob Dutton) on their relatively new land. He was set to marry Elizabeth Dutton.
Formally known as Elizabeth Strafford (Michelle Randolph), this character was set to marry Jack Dutton in 1923.
John Dutton II
Again, we *assume* that John Dutton Jr. was the son of John Dutton Sr. and Emma Dutton, whom we meet in 1923. He initially appears as an older man in flashback episodes of Yellowstone, but has been rumored to make an appearance in 1923, too.
According to a quick mention in Yellowstone, Peter Dutton was the son of John Dutton Jr. and Elizabeth Dutton. He was John Dutton III's brother but he died only hours after he was born.
John Dutton III
John Dutton III (Kevin Costner) is a man that hardly needs any form of introduction. John III leads what is known as the Dutton Ranch today. He is the cowboy in charge of it all, and now current governor of Montana. He's a wealthy man who doesn't allow that part of himself to get to his head. The widow was married to Evelyn Dutton (who we only see in flashbacks) and together they had four children—Lee (who dies in the first season of Yellowstone), Beth, Kayce, and Jamie (who we later find out was adopted).
We never got to really know Evelyn (Gretchen Mol), as she's the deceased wife of John Dutton III. The mother of his four children (Lee, Beth, Kayce, and Jamie) died just as the kids were young after encountering a horseback riding accident.
Lee (Dave Annable) was John's oldest son, and expected leader of the Yellowstone ranch after his father. But Lee died in the first season of Yellowstone, disrupting the family balance once more.
Beth (Kelly Riley) is the force to be reckoned with on Yellowstone. Daughter of John III and Evelyn, she has a fierce persona that both helps her ward off villains while also getting her into some trouble. We get to see a bit of her tender side through her romance with husband, Rip Wheeler.
Jamie (Wes Bentley) is the adopted son of John III and Evelyn. Things with Jamie are a little complicated, as he doesn't find out that John isn't his biological dad until later in his adult life. And when we find out his real story, well, it's all just a bit tragic. He is truly the odd one out, and that's clear when you see the resentment and respect in which he both feels for his family.
Kayce (Luke Grimes) is the third son of John III and Evelyn. His character always seems to be surrounded by conflict, heartbreak, and death. He is not the closest with his father, but their relationship isn't necessarily bad, either. He is the husband to Monica Dutton; together, they share a son named Tate.
Christina (Katherine Cunningham) was romantically involved with Jamie, while also being one of his employees during his campaign for state attorney general. And though they share a kid together, it doesn't seem like that was enough to keep them together.
We don't know too much about Jamie and Christina's son other than that he was just recently born and would be named after his father.
Rip's story is a bit tragic-turned-sweet. He stumbles upon the ranch as a teenager, during a time when he needed it the most. John III took him under his wing—which is how Rip met Beth, and slowly grew feelings for her. Not only is he the husband to Beth, but he is John's number one trusted man.
Monica Long Dutton
Monica (Kelsey Asbille) is the wife to Kayce, mother to Tate, and teacher on the Broken Rock Reservation where she was raised.
Tate (Brecken Merrill) is the son of Kayce and Monica. He has both western and Native American blood in him, which is somewhat of an irony and a metaphor, as he walks on the land that was once stolen from his ancestors.
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How are all the Duttons related? ›
Finally! Played by Kevin Costner, John Dutton III is the head of the family all throughout Yellowstone. He's the eventual Governor of Montana and father of four: Lee, Beth, Kayce, and Jamie (although he's technically adopted). His wife, Evelyn, died in a horseback riding accident.How are James Dutton and Jacob Dutton related? ›
The brother of James Dutton, Jacob (Harrison Ford) became the family patriarch in his brother's stead in the early 1900s. Married to Cara, he worked the Dutton homestead alongside his nephew, John Sr. and great-nephew Jack.
James Dutton - John's great grandfather
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.
Spencer Dutton is the younger son of James (Tim McGraw) and Margaret Dutton (Faith Hill) from the 1883 series. He is also the younger brother of John Dutton Sr (James Badge Dale).Are RIP and John Dutton related? ›
Cole Hauser plays Rip Wheeler in Yellowstone. Rip is the unofficially adopted son of John Dutton. In flashbacks, Rip was revealed to have fled to the ranch after his mother and brother got murdered by his stepdad.Was Jamie's mother on Yellowstone related to the Duttons? ›
Who are Jamie's Biological Parents? Though Jamie was raised by John and Evelyn Dutton, his real parents are Garrett and Phyllis Randall. Since Jamie was a baby when he was adopted he does not remember them.How is Kayce Dutton related to John Dutton? ›
Kayce John Dutton is a main character on Yellowstone. He is John and Evelyn Dutton's son, albeit the two have a complex and tense relationship, with regrets from John for driving Kayce away. Kayce is married to Monica and together, they have their son, Tate.Who are the 7 generations of Duttons? ›
John Dutton III (born sometime in the 1950s) of Yellowstone would be Generation Five, which means Kayce, Jamie (adopted), the late Lee Dutton, and Beth Dutton would all be Generation Six, and young Tate would be Generation 7. And that's exactly what Tim McGraw himself has confirmed.How are the 1923 Duttons related to the 1883 Duttons? ›
John Dutton Sr
John features in 1883 as a young boy played by Audie Rick, and he is the younger brother of Elsa Dutton. He was one of two surviving children as Elsa died from her injuries at the end of the first prequel. The character is played by James Badge Dale in the 1923 prequel and he is Jacob Dutton's nephew.
John Dutton Sr.
John Sr. was the first son of James and Margaret who we meet as an infant in 1883. We meet him again in 1923 as an adult played by James Badge Dale. He works alongside Jacob in 1923 to help preserve the land. He's married to Emma and they have a son, Jack.
Who is John Dutton to John Dutton? ›
John Dutton II was the late father of John Dutton III and the previous owner of Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. His son took over the ranch after he retired and later died of cancer years before the start of the series in the mountains. His last wish to his son was that he never give up the land.Who is the other Dutton brother? ›
The death of a sibling is common in the Yellowstone franchise. Now, viewers can add John to Kayce and Beth (Lee Dutton died during the series premiere), Monica (her brother died that same episode), Tate Dutton (baby John Dutton was his brother and the original John Sr. from 1883.How is Beth Dutton related? ›
Beth is the only daughter of the land baron John Dutton (Kevin Costner), and she is one of the three surviving children struggling with the inheritance John will—or will not—leave them. Played by the English actor Kelly Reilly, Beth is that too-rare figure in the world of prestige TV: an antihero who is also a woman.Who is Spencer Dutton in Yellowstone? ›
But with all this Spencer Dutton banter, it's probably good that we discuss the actor that plays him: Brandon Sklenar. He's the latest heartthrob in the Yellowstone universe. So, it's worth getting acquainted with him some more, especially since we're not too sure how much longer he'll be on our screens!Which Dutton was in Africa? ›
Spencer Dutton (played by Brandon Sklenar) is son to James Dutton (Tim McGraw in 1883) and nephew to Jacob Dutton (Harrison Ford). Through four episodes he's been in Africa, hunting big game and trying to find himself after fighting in World War I.Are Rip Wheeler and Beth Dutton related? ›
Rip Wheeler is a ranch hand at Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and husband to Beth Dutton. He has been a main character on the show since season one and works as John Dutton's enforcer when it comes to protecting the ranch.Is Rip Wheeler A Dutton? ›
Rip Wheeler is an employee at Yellowstone. He is the "fixer" and sometimes the bruiser for the Dutton Family. He is also the husband of Bethany Dutton and John's son-in-law.Are Jamie and Rip related? ›
In Yellowstone Season 3, it was revealed via flashback that Beth (Kelly Reilly) got pregnant with Rip Wheeler's (Cole Hauser) child as a teenager. She turned to her adopted brother Jamie (Wes Bentley) and trusted him to help her.Are Beth and Jamie related on Yellowstone? ›
Warning: This article contains spoilers for the midseason finale of Yellowstone season 5. Jamie Dutton is done. After years of fighting with his family — namely his sister, Beth — the slippery attorney general has made it clear where he stands.Do Beth and Kayce know Jamie is adopted? ›
Does Beth and Kayce know Jamie is adopted in Yellowstone? While Jamie talked about being adopted with John, he wasn't seen discussing it with either Beth (Kelly Reilly) or Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes). He didn't even talk to them when he did find his biological dad Garrett.
Who was the father of Beth Dutton's baby? ›
Who was Beth's baby daddy in Yellowstone? Beth was just 15 years old when she found out she was pregnant with Rip's child. Too scared to tell her father or Rip, she seeks help from Jamie.Are Spencer and Jack Dutton related? ›
If Spencer is the one to father the next Duttons, though, then that'd eliminate a great from that title, as he's a generation ahead of his nephew, Jack.Are Kayce and Tate related? ›
Tate is the lovable and innocent child of Kayce and Monica Dutton, who has been through some serious trauma since we first see him. Fans meet Tate as a young boy growing up on an Indian reservation, living a rough and tumble but otherwise happy life.Is Kayce Dutton biological son? ›
John Dutton, the family patriarch, has one remaining biological son, the fearless but naive Kayce Dutton. He also has an adopted son, Jamie Dutton, that he considers more of a rival than a son.How many years is 7 generations? ›
Native American tribes hold dear the concept of seven generations planning, that the impact of decisions should be considered out seven generations into the future, about 150 years. The idea is that our decisions today should consider the potential benefits or harm that would be felt by seven future generations.How many sons did James Dutton have? ›
James and his wife Margaret were farmers in Tennessee. When they set off for their journey northward they had two children: Elsa and John. John married Emma and is the father of Jack Dutton, who went on to become the father of John Dutton II, whose son, John Dutton III runs the ranch in the early twenty-first century.Did James Dutton have a sister? ›
Claire Dutton was the sister of James Dutton. Claire and her daughter, Mary Abel, joined her brother, James, and the rest of his family in Fort Worth, Texas, after her husband, Henry, passed away.Is 1932 a Dutton? ›
The Yellowstone prequel previously titled 1932, now 1923, follows the Dutton family through another expansion period in U.S. history—the early 1920s and beyond.Who is Jacob and Cara Dutton? ›
Harrison Ford plays James's brother Jacob Dutton, but Jacob and his wife Cara (Helen Mirren) don't have any children. You've seen a younger version of Spencer, played by Charlie Stover, in flashbacks on Yellowstone that were set between the two prequel series. Elsa is played on 1883 and 1923 by Isabel May.Is Jimmy related to John Dutton on Yellowstone? ›
Jimmy is not related to John Dutton on Yellowstone. John solely takes him on as a favor to his grandfather, who wishes to keep him out of trouble. Before becoming a ranch hand on the Yellowstone, Jimmy's occupation was cooking crystal meth for two drug dealers, Blake and Ray.
Is John in 1883 the same John in Yellowstone? ›
John and Spencer Dutton are the surviving members of the family and we see them both again in 1923. John was involved in 1883, but Spencer was only seen in Yellowstone flashbacks, meaning he was born after the year 1883.Is Elsa mentioned in Yellowstone? ›
Was Elsa mentioned in Yellowstone? The slightly extended episode confirmed Elsa's fate, and in a way that concretely set up the origin story of Yellowstone's namesake ranch, while also displaying other interesting connective tissue to the flagship series and its characters.Is Tate the 7th generation Dutton? ›
Tate is the youngest Dutton, and the seventh generation of Duttons to be born.Did John Dutton have a brother? ›
In Yellowstone season 5, John Dutton III reveals to his daughter-in-law, Monica, that he had a brother named Peter, who died only 18 hours after being born.What is the order of the Dutton siblings? ›
- James Dutton (Patriarch)
- Margaret Dutton (Matriarch)
- Elsa Dutton (James' daughter) †
- John Dutton Sr. ( James' eldest son)
- Spencer Dutton (James' youngest son)
- Claire Dutton (James' sister) †
- Mary Abel Dutton (James' niece) †
James Dutton is John Dutton's great-great-grandfather. In the series 1883, James and Margaret Dutton have two children, John, also known as John Sr., and Elsa. John Sr., who is just a young boy in 1883, is John Dutton's great grandfather.How many brothers does Beth Dutton have? ›
John and Evelyn Dutton were blessed with four children: Beth has three brothers (Lee, Jamie and Kayce). They grew up together on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. Kayce extended the family, marrying Monica Long and having a son named Tate, Beth's nephew.Who is Monica Dutton related to? ›
Monica Dutton is the wife of Kayce Dutton and the mother of Tate Dutton.Does Rip know what Jamie did to Beth? ›
Does rip know that jamie did to beth? Does Rip find out what Jamie did when they were young? Ranch boss Rip still doesn't know that his new wife got pregnant back when they were high school sweethearts — or that Jamie took Beth to abort Rip's child and the clinic sterilized her.What personality disorder does Beth Dutton have? ›
Beth Dutton: ENTJ
She is fiercely competitive, and always wants to be the best at everything she does. ENTJs are high achievers and this can be said for Beth.
Who is John Dutton's mother? ›
The son of James and Margaret Dutton, John was only a child when his family founded their homestead in Montana—the land that would ultimately become the Yellowstone Dutton ranch.Did James Dutton have 2 sons? ›
The caravan was heading toward Oregon, but the Dutton family had to settle in Montana after the death of their daughter, Elsa (Isabel May). Elsa was the main narrator of 1883 and appeared via voiceover in the first episode of 1923 as well. James and Margaret also had two sons: John and Spencer.Who is James and Margaret Dutton? ›
Margaret Dutton is a 1883 and Yellowstone character, played by Faith Hill. She and her husband James are homesteaders seeking a new life in Montana following the horrors of the Civil War.Could Spencer Dutton be John Dutton's grandfather? ›
As James Dutton from 1883 was John Dutton's great-grandfather, this makes Spencer one of John's grandfathers. He is also the brother of John Dutton Sr (James Badge Dale), who was killed off in a previous episode.Is Spencer Dutton Elsa's brother? ›
Spencer (Brandon Sklenar) is John and Elsa's brother in 1923, and the character who is currently hunting lions abroad. Spencer was apparently born sometime after James and Margaret settled in Montana and was not featured as a baby back in 1883.
After experiencing the horrors of war, Spencer coped with both heavy drinking and the hunting of dangerous predators in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was hired some time after the war by the Protectorate of Kenya to hunt a large Leopard that stalked British citizens.What nationality are the Duttons? ›
The surname Dutton is primarily of English origin, a place-name referring to denizens of one of two villages, one in Cheshire and one in Lancashire. Another line of Duttons in the United States descends from a German family whose name was originally spelled DERTING or DARTING.How is there 7 generations of Duttons? ›
John Dutton III (born sometime in the 1950s) of Yellowstone would be Generation Five, which means Kayce, Jamie (adopted), the late Lee Dutton, and Beth Dutton would all be Generation Six, and young Tate would be Generation 7. And that's exactly what Tim McGraw himself has confirmed.Who are the 7 generations of Duttons on Yellowstone? ›
John and Evelyn were blessed with four children: Lee, Jamie, Beth and Kayce. They live and grew up on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. Kayce extended the family, marrying Monica Long and having a son named Tate, the grandson of John & Evelyn Dutton.How is rip related to the Duttons? ›
Rip Wheeler is an employee at Yellowstone. He is the "fixer" and sometimes the bruiser for the Dutton Family. He is also the husband of Bethany Dutton and John's son-in-law.
Which Dutton is in Africa? ›
Spencer Dutton (played by Brandon Sklenar) is son to James Dutton (Tim McGraw in 1883) and nephew to Jacob Dutton (Harrison Ford). Through four episodes he's been in Africa, hunting big game and trying to find himself after fighting in World War I.Who killed duttons oldest son? ›
Unbeknownst to Lee, his brother Kayce Dutton, was attempting to prevent him from retaking the cattle from Broken Rock Reservation. Lee suffered a fatal gunshot wound by Robert Long, who was about to shoot him again at point-blank range when Kayce intercepted.Was there a 4th Dutton sibling? ›
John and Evelyn Dutton were blessed with four children: Lee has two brothers (Jamie and Kayce) and a sister (Beth). They grew up together on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.How many siblings does Beth Dutton have? ›
John and Evelyn Dutton were blessed with four children: Beth has three brothers (Lee, Jamie, and Kayce). They grew up together on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. Kayce extended the family, marrying Monica Long and having a son named Tate, Beth's nephew.Is Jamie and Beth siblings in Yellowstone? ›
1 Yellowstone mid-season finale, the tension between siblings Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) and Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) came to a simmering head when the true story about "the train station" was revealed to Beth, and Jamie called for his father John Dutton (Kevin Costner), the current governor of Montana, to be ...Which Dutton brother was with the mom when she died? ›
Which Dutton brother was with the mom when she died? Evelyn Dutton died when her children were still young. She was out riding with Kayce and Beth when her horse spooked and fell on her. Kayce stayed to help his mother while Beth went off to get help.Which Dutton sibling is the oldest? ›
The eldest child of John Dutton III and Evelyn Dutton, Lee (Dave Annable) was always meant to carry on the Dutton ranch's legacy, but he died in the first season of Yellowstone after a battle over stolen cattle.
Kayce John Dutton is a main character on Yellowstone. He is John and Evelyn Dutton's son, albeit the two have a complex and tense relationship, with regrets from John for driving Kayce away. Kayce is married to Monica and together, they have their son, Tate.Is Rip related to Beth? ›
In the short video, folks saw Beth (Kelly Reilly) feel a mix of emotions toward her husband Rip (Cole Hauser) who was preparing to head out for a gathering. After seeing right through her, the ranch hand dropped what he was doing and spoke from the heart. "Beth, love of my life," he says in the snippet.