Birth Name: Carrie Marie Underwood
Place of Birth: Muskogee, Oklahoma
Date of Birth: March 10, 1983
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Irish, and German
Carrie Underwood is an American country music singing sensation, songwriter, and actress. She won the fourth season of the show American Idol (in 2005). See other American Idol winners here.
Carrie was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and was raised in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Carrie has English, as well as some Scottish, Irish, and German, ancestry. There are internet claims that she has some degree of Muscogee Creek (Native American) heritage. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been documented/verified. All of Carrie’s grandparents and great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses. In a 2013 interview, Carrie herself seemed to deny that she has Native American ancestry.
Asked about having Scottish ancestry, she said:
That’s on my Wikipedia and I don’t know why. Someone keeps putting it up there. According to that page I’m also a member of a Native American tribe… We keep changing it and they keep changing it back: they’re adamant I’m Scottish… I mean, I could be. My dad recently told me that my great-great-grandfather was born in Ireland.
Carrie’s paternal grandfather was Gerald Albert Underwood (the son of Richard Augustus Underwood and Emma Jane Reynolds). Richard was the son of Hettie Robinson.
Carrie’s paternal grandmother was Mollie Smith (the daughter of Benjamin Henry Smith and Rhoda H. McManus).
Carrie’s maternal grandfather was William Carl Shatswell (the son of Lester B. Shatswell and Rosie E. Needham). Lester was the son of George Riley Shatswell and Sarah Emeline/Emmaline Pierce. Rosie was the daughter of Ira Needham and Bertha.
Carrie’s maternal grandmother was Gladys Faye Luke (the daughter of Stanton Luke and Adeline Dixon or Gillespie). Stanton was the son of Thomas K. Luke and Nancy Jane Whisenhunt.
Carrie’s paternal grandmother, Mollie Smith, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Carrie’s maternal grandfather, William Carl Shatswell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Carrie’s maternal great-grandfather, Lester B. Shatswell, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogies of Carrie’s maternal grandparents, William Carl Shatswell and Gladys Faye (Luke) Shatswell – http://forums.findagrave.com
Carrie’s maternal great-grandparents, Stanton Luke and Adeline Gillespie, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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