Birth Name: Ashley Nicolle Simpson
Place of Birth: Waco, McLennan, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 3, 1984
Ethnicity: English, with some Scottish, distant German and Swiss-German
Ashlee Simpson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Ashlee is the daughter of Tina and Joseph “Joe” Simpson, a psychologist and Baptist youth minister. She is the younger sister of singer and actress Jessica Simpson. She is married to actor Evan Ross, with whom she has a daughter. She also has a son with her former husband, musician Pete Wentz.
Ashlee has English, along with some Scottish, and distant 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 Thaddeus Simpson (the son of Thaddeus Pickett Simpson and Bertie/Bertha Belle Curtis). Ashlee’s grandfather Curtis was born in Texas. Thaddeus was the son of Robert Homer Simpson and Elizabeth J. Blake/Blackstone. Bertie was the daughter of 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/Sallie Maude Roberts). Joyce was born in Texas. Grady was the son of Silas Graves Sinkfield Adams and Frances Elizabeth Valentine. Sally was the daughter of Daniel A. Roberts and Sallie Maud Tyner.
Ashlee’s maternal grandfather was Acy Edward Drew, Jr. (the son of Acy Edward Drew and Thelma Dee McLendon). Ashlee’s grandfather Acy was born in Texas. Acy was the son of Stonewall Drew and Emma Cliff. Thelma was the daughter of Ben Holmes McLendon and Kate Vawter.
Ashlee’s maternal grandmother is Dorothy Jane/Jean Hyles (the daughter of Herbert Ben Hyles and Bertha Dee Teeters). Dorothy was born in Texas. Herbert was the son of William Jasper Hyles and Lula Ella Hughes. Bertha was the daughter of Andrew Garrett Teeters and Sarah/Sallie Elizabeth Massey.
Source: Genealogy of Ashlee Simpson – http://famouskin.com