Brytni Sarpy

by stlucas on March 15, 2017

Birth Name: Brytni Melicia Sarpy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 21, 1987

Ethnicity: Creole [African, French, distant Italian], African-American, Filipino, German, possibly Apache Native American and Cherokee Native American

Brytni Sarpy is an American actress.

Brytni is the daughter of Kim and Melvin Sarpy.

Brytni has stated in an interview that she has Creole, Apache Native American, Cherokee Native American, and Filipino, ancestry. Her Creole family includes French, African, and distant Italian, ancestry. She also has other African-American roots, and German ancestry. It is not clear if her Apache and Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Brytni’s parents are pictured here.

Brytni’s paternal grandfather was David Sarpy (the son of Felix Sarpy and Allie/Alice Conant). David was born in Louisiana, and was black. Felix was the son of Florentin Sarpy and Theresa Augusta Cloutier.

Brytni’s paternal grandmother was Claudina Gladys Morris (the daughter of Arthur L. Morris and Lillian Tarplay). Claudina was born in Kansas, and was black.

Brytni’s maternal grandfather is Jerry Javier (the son of Paul Javier and Mildred Maretta Keller). Paul was Filipino, and was the son of Paul Javier and Maxima de Jesuse/Jesus. Mildred was the daughter of Henry Keller and Alice Jackson. She was likely white.

Brytni’s maternal grandmother is JerryLee/JereLee Sims (the daughter of Bennie Sims and Marguerite/Margaret Roach). Bennie was the son of Lawrence Sims and Percha/Perch. Marguerite was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Ernest Roach and Hilda Paul, and was listed as “Negro” on the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Censuses.

Sources: http://swirlgirlarmy.com
https://soaphub.com

Marriage record of Brytni’s paternal grandparents, David Sarpy and Claudina Gladys Morris – https://familysearch.org

Brytni’s paternal grandfather, David Sarpy, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Brytni’s paternal great-grandfather, Florentin Sarpyy – https://www.geni.com

Brytni’s paternal great-grandfather, Florentin Sarpyy, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Brytni’s maternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Bennie Sims, Jr. – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Brytni’s maternal great-grandparents, Bennie Sims and Marguerite/Margaret Roach – https://www.familysearch.org

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andrew September 16, 2018 at 8:46 am

Maybe just “Creole, African-American, possibly other” would be more accurate

bablah September 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm

I think her maternal grandfather is either fully or partially Filipino.

madman September 16, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Full seems unlikely, given that his mother’s name is Mildred Maretta Keller.

bablah September 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Picture of her grandmother Claudina:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfe2XUHHcj2/?taken-by=brytni

Her maternal grandmother is JerryLee/JereLee Sims.
Her maternal grandfather is Jerry Javier.

stlucas September 16, 2018 at 10:51 am

Her maternal grandfather is Jerry Javier (the son of Paul Javier and Mildred Maretta Keller). Paul was the son of Paul Eustaquio Javier, who was born in the Philippines, and of Maxima de Jesuse/Jesus. Mildred was the daughter of Henry Keller and Alice Jackson.

Her maternal grandmother is JerryLee/JereLee Sims (the daughter of Bennie Sims and Marguerite/Margaret Roach). Bennie was the son of Lawrence Sims and Percha/Perch. Marguerite was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Ernest Roach and Hilda Paul, and was listed as “Negro” on the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Censuses.

Marriage record of Brytni’s maternal great-grandparents, Bennie Sims and Marguerite/Margaret Roach – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJZ-432S
Obituary of Brytni’s maternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Bennie Sims Jr. – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKTL-YR6K
Death record of Brytni’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Paul Eustaquio Javier – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPCQ-XRW

madman September 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm

That last death record is not Brytni’s great-great-grandfather. He was born in 1904, while Brytni’s great-grandfather was born in 1911.

Paul Javier was Filipino himself, I think. This is probably his naturalization record:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ9-RG5

Could anyone find Paul Javier or Mildred Maretta Keller on a census? I suspect Mildred wasn’t African-American. At the time of their marriage there were 500 people living in the town in Utah where they got married. I doubt a single one of them were black. And Keller is, I think, a surname not usually carried by African-Americans.

bablah September 16, 2018 at 1:36 pm

One of their sons has ”White & Filipino ” under race on his marriage certificate.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8XX-ZNF

andrew September 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Brytni’s paternal grandfather was David Sarpy (the son of Felix Sarpy and Allie Conant). Felix was the son of Florentin Sarpy and Theresa Augusta Cloutier

Brytni’s paternal grandmother was Claudina Gladys Morris (the daughter of Arthur L. Morris and Lillian Tarplay). Claudina was from Kansas.

Genelaogy of Florentin Sarpy – https://www.geni.com/peopleof /Florentin-Sarpy/6000000000729643191

One of her distant ancestors, the daughter of slave parents from modern Togo, had ten children with a Frenchman named Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer.

andrew September 9, 2018 at 4:13 pm
fuzzybear44 November 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm
bablah May 15, 2017 at 10:53 am

Her paternal grandparents’ marriage record:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8XD-X6R

bablah May 15, 2017 at 6:07 pm

I think Claudina Gladys Morris was non-Creole African American. She’s from Kansas, and her parents were from Kentucky and Oklahoma.

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