Birth Name: Ashlee Nicolle Simpson
Birth Place: Waco, Texas, United States
Birth Date: October 3, 1984
Ethnicity: English, with some Scottish, German, Swiss-German
Ashlee Simpson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the younger sister of singer and actress Jessica Simpson. She was previously married to musician Pete Wentz. She married actor Evan Ross in 2014.
Ashlee has English, along with some Scottish, German, and Swiss-German, ancestry.
Some online sources state that Ashlee has Native American ancestry, specifically “1/16th Native American”. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified. No Native American ancestry appears in publicly available family trees of Ashlee Simpson, and all sixteen of Ashlee’s great-great-grandparents were caucasian.
Ashlee’s paternal grandfather was Curtis T. Simpson (the son of Thaddeus Pickett Simpson and Bertie Belle Curtis). Thaddeus’s parents were Robert Homer Simpson and Elizabeth J. Blake. Bertie’s parents were Vernantus Cincinatti Curtis and Tululah Lue/Love Rhyne.
Ashlee’s paternal grandmother was Joyce Alice Adams (the daughter of Grady Henry Ward Adams and Sally Maude Roberts). Grady’s parents were Silas Graves Sinkfield Adams and Frances Elizabeth Valentine.
Ashlee’s maternal grandfather was Acy Edward Drew, Jr. (the son of Acy Edward Drew and Thelma Dee McLendon). Acy’s parents were Stonewall Drew and Emma Cliff. Thelma’s parents were Ben Holmes McLendon and Kate Vawter.
Ashlee’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Jean Hyles (the daughter of Herbert Ben Hyles and Bertha Dee Teeters). Herbert’s parents were William Jasper Hyles and Lula Ella Hughes. Bertha’s parents were Andrew Garrett Teeters and Sarah Elizabeth Massey.
Source: Genealogy of Ashlee Simpson (focusing on her father’s side) – http://familypedia.wikia.com
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