Channing Tatum

Birth Name: Channing Matthew Tatum

Place of Birth: Cullman, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 26, 1980

Ethnicity: English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and Irish, distant Scottish, German, and Welsh, remote French

Channing Tatum is an American film actor, model, dancer, and producer. After early film roles, including Coach Carter, Supercross, and Havoc, he became famous for starring in the hit films Step Up, Dear John, The Vow, 21 Jump Street, and Magic Mike, among others. He is married to actress, producer, dancer, and model Jenna Dewan-Tatum, with whom he has a daughter. Channing was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2012. He is the first person born in the 1980s to have been given this title by the magazine, and thus could be considered the first millennial to have been given it.

Channing’s patrilineal line traces back to Nathaniel Tatum, who was born, c. 1599, in London, England. Channing’s family has lived in the United States, and specifically in the American South, for many generations. His documented ancestry includes English, some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) and Irish, distant Scottish, German, and Welsh, and remote French.

Channing has stated that he has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. Channing’s grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses. Various fan websites, citing no apparent sources, have also stated that Channing is of 1/16th African-American ancestry. No evidence has ever been produced to support this statement, either. Channing has also said that his father has Creole ancestry, possibly confusing “Creole” and “Cajun”, although no Creole nor Cajun ancestry is contained among any of his genealogy.

Channing’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Hudson Tatum (the son of Enoch Wilkerson/Wilkinson/Wilson Tatum, Sr. and Josephine/Jo Hunt). Samuel was born in Alabama. Enoch was the son of James Thomas Tatum and Martha Lisa Frances Anderson. Josephine was the daughter of James William Hunt and Alice Ferrell.

Channing’s paternal grandmother was Avis Jearlene/Jearleane/Jerlene Hunt (the daughter of Harvey Reed Hunt and Nellie Pearl Esco). Avis was born in Alabama. Harvey was the son of William Henry Hunt and Aurelia Corrine/Corine “Katie” G. Ross. Nellie was the daughter of Charles Fleming Esco and Georgia Lucinda Elizabeth Hopper.

Channing’s maternal grandfather was Bascom Floyd Faust (the son of Amariah/Amirah Biggs Faust and Rozella/Rosella/Rosellar Rhodes). Bascom was born in Alabama. Amariah was the son of William Lemuel/Leonard Faust and Missouri Ellen Stubbs. Rozella was the daughter of John Thomas Rhodes and Mary Elizabeth McCall.

Channing’s maternal grandmother was Mayzell/Mazell “Mozell”/”Mazzie” Allen (the daughter of William Alonzo “Lon” Allen and Ada Beatrice McGrady). Mayzell was born in Alabama. William was the son of Thomas Edman Allen and Sarah Ann Frances Elizabeth Thomas. Ada was the daughter of Robert Farmer McGrady and Catherine Watson.

Sources: Genealogies of Channing Tatum – https://sites.google.com
http://gw.geneanet.org
http://www.geni.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Channing’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Hudson Tatum – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

Channing’s paternal grandfather, Samuel Hudson Tatum, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s paternal great-grandfather, Enoch Wilkerson/Wilkinson/Wilson Tatum (“Eugene W. Tatum”), on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Channing’s paternal great-grandmother, Josephine/Jo Hunt (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Channing’s paternal great-grandmother, Josephine/Jo Hunt, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s paternal grandmother, Avis Jearlene/Jearleane/Jerlene Hunt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s paternal great-grandfather, Harvey Reed Hunt, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Story about Channing’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Augustus Ross (who was the maternal grandfather of Channing’s paternal great-grandfather, Harvey Reed Hunt) – http://ca.omg.yahoo.com

Genealogies of Channing’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Pearl Esco – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Channing’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Pearl Esco, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Nellie Pearl Esco on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Channing’s maternal grandparents, Bascom Floyd Faust and Mayzell/Mazell “Mozell”/”Mazzie” Allen – http://www.findagrave.com

Channing’s maternal grandfather, Bascom Floyd Faust, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-grandfather, Amariah/Amirah Biggs Faust, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Channing’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Missouri Ellen Stubbs – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Channing’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Missouri Ellen Stubbs, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Missouri Ellen Stubbs on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-grandmother, Rozella/Rosella/Rosellar Rhodes, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Thomas Rhodes and Mary Elizabeth McCall, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal grandmother, Mayzell/Mazell “Mozell”/”Mazzie” Allen, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-grandfather, William Alonzo “Lon” Allen, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Channing’s maternal great-grandmother, Ada Beatrice McGrady, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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118 Responses

  1. cdonorab says:

    He also has a but of French in him. His great grandmother Nellie Escos mother had French ancestry through her Leseur ancestry. It can be raced to a David Leseur born in Calais in the 1680s.

  2. phaedra says:

    People either find him crazily hot or butt ugly. Am I the only one who thinks that he’s alright? He was more attractive when he was young though. And I always preferred if he had dark eyes for some reason.

  3. xoxo says:

    So that rumor wasn’t even true about him being a 1/4 black??

  4. M says:

    Overrated and ugly.

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