‘1883’ To ‘Yellowstone’: Dutton Family Tree Explained

'1883' To 'Yellowstone' Dutton Family Tree Explained

Prequel to YELLOWSTONE, 1883 has begun airing, and it tells the storey of the Dutton family’s beginnings. To John Dutton, who are James and Elsa Dutton?

Yellowstone fans are looking forward to the upcoming episode of the prequel series to the Western melodrama, 1883.

The historical drama airs on Paramount Plus and chronicles the ancestors of John Dutton (Kevin Costner). Fans are curious about the relationship between James (Tim McGraw) and Elsa (Isabel May) Dutton and John.

'1883' To 'Yellowstone': Dutton Family Tree
1883 To Yellowstone: The original Yellowstone family tree (Image: PARAMOUNT NETWORK)

The ‘Yellowstone’ Dutton Family Tree Details

Yellowstone follows a Montana-based family similar to the Roys from Succession. Take, for example, Season 4, Episode 7, in which John announces his candidacy for governor on the spur of the moment, just as his adoptive son, Jamie, launches his candidacy.

James Dutton (Tim McGraw)

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John’s Great Grandfather, James Dutton [migrated to Montana with His Family.]

With his wife Margaret and children, James Dutton (Tim McGraw) is eager to start afresh life in Montana.

He has been impoverished his entire life and is eager to build a better future for his family.

John Dutton senior, one of his sons, went on to become John Dutton’s grandfather.

There’s another John Dutton Junior in the mix, played by Dabney Coleman.

With this in mind, James Dutton is the great-grandfather of John Dutton.

Margaret Dutton
Yellowstone: Margaret Dutton is John’s great grandmother (Image: PARAMOUNT)

John’s Great-Grandma, Margaret Dutton

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

The series’ co-lead and her spouse come from a lengthy line of ancestors.

Her family has worked for decades to protect and grow the land they own.

In the series, she has a daughter named Elsa. Margaret is the great-grandmother of John.

Elsa Dutton
Yellowstone: Elsa Dutton is John’s great aunt in the prequel (Image: PARAMOUNT)

John’s Grand Aunt, Elsa Dutton

Elsa (Isabel May) is the series’ main narrator, and she is James and Margaret’s eldest daughter.

The free-spirited heroine can see the beauty in anything, but she also understands how to pull herself out of a tight spot.

Elsa is John Dutton Senior’s sister, but she has a problematic relationship with Costner’s character.

Elsa is the great aunt of Costner’s character, as revealed by John Dutton Junior.

Some of the Yellowstone characters, such as Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Tate, have Elsa’s personality qualities (Brecken Merrill).

John Dutton Senior (Audie Rick)

John’s Grand-Father, John Dutton Senior

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

The character was likewise played by Jack Michael Doke in the original Yellowstone.

While some fans assumed he was Costner’s father, there is actually a John Dutton Junior featured in the film.

Costner’s character is fathered by John Dutton Junior, who is grandfathered by John Dutton Senior.

The Dutton family’s first-generation ranchers are James and Margaret.

The prequel series began with a bang, with two surprising cameos and heartbreaking death.

Marshal Jim Courtright, played by Billy Bob Thornton, is based on a genuine historical figure.

After the Battle of Antietam, Tom Hanks played a Union general who attempted to console James.

Margaret’s sister Claire (Dawn Olivieri) opted to take her own life, leaving fans in tears.

John Dutton Jr. (Kevin Costner) and his wife, Evelyn
John Dutton Jr. (Kevin Costner) and his wife, Evelyn

Kevin Costner’s character, John Dutton Jr., & his wife Evelyn have three children. Jamie Dutton was also Raised by them.

Lee, Beth, and Kayce are shared by John Dutton and Evelyn. Evelyn died a few years ago in a horseback riding accident.

Jamie Randall
Jamie Randall on Yellowstone

Jamie Randall, Garrett Randall’s Son, was also Raised by John Dutton and Evelyn.

The truth about Jamie Dutton’s true history is first revealed in Season 3 of Yellowstone.

The plotline, in some ways, tapped into Jamie’s status as a family outsider. Jamie reunited with his kid (!) and his ex-partner, Christina, in Season 4, Episode 5. (Katherine Cunningham). In Season 2, she was expecting a child.

Beth And Carter in Yellowstone

In Season 4 of Yellowstone, Beth takes Carter, a 14-year-old, under her wing.

In Season 4, Beth takes under her wing a 14-year-old called Carter (Finn Little), causing an unanticipated gap between her and her colleague, Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser).

Carter’s father died about the same time that John Dutton was released from the hospital following the Season 3 finale’s devastating gunfight.

However, Beth’s friendship with Carter swiftly becomes tense. Carter eventually obtains a less-than-glamorous job as a ranch hand on the Dutton property.

Season 4 follows Carter’s quest for self-discovery, with Carter stating at one point that when he grows up, he wants to be Rip.

Kayce Dutton
Kayce Dutton

Kayce Dutton, John Jr.’s son, and Monica Recently moved away.

In Season 4, Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) and Monica (Kelsey Asbille Chow) share a variety of new experiences.

They find out that another baby is on the way in Season 4, Episode 8. Tate, their son, is theirs (Brecken Merrill). The family has lately relocated to a new residence.

Lee Dutton
Lee Dutton

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Robert Long shot Lee Dutton in Season 1 of ‘Yellowstone.’

The terrible loss of John Dutton’s oldest son, Lee, was depicted in Season 1, Episode 1 of Yellowstone (Dave Annable).

After attempting to return the livestock from the Broken Rock Reservation, he was killed. Robert Long, Kayce’s brother-in-law, shot him.

Without the ranch employees, Lloyd Pierce (Forrie J. Smith), Walker (Ryan Bingham), Colby (Denim Richards), and the rest of the crew who aren’t formally part of the Dutton family, the storey would be incomplete.

Yellowstone airs new episodes every Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on Paramount Network.

‘1883’ will also air on Paramount+ every Sunday, at 3 a.m. ET.