Clint Dempsey

by andrew on August 23, 2017

Clint Dempsey – 2014 NBA – NBA Global Games 2014 Tip Off Party at Sushisamba in London – January 15, 2014 – Sushisamba – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Clinton Drew Dempsey

Place of Birth: Nacogdoches, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 9, 1983

Ethnicity: English, some Irish and Scottish, remote German, very distant French

Clint Dempsey is an American professional soccer player. He is the all time top-scorer of U.S. National Team.

Clint is the son of Debralynn Marie (Cates) and Aubrey Dave Dempsey. He is married to Bethany (Keegan), with whom he has four children.

Clint’s paternal grandftather was A. Dan Dempsey (the son of David “Dave” Marion Dempsey and Ida Nora Phillips). David was the son of Phillip Daniel Dempsey and Susanna/Susan Smelley/Smelly. Ida was the daughter of Isaac Moses Phillips and Phoebe Ann “Febban” Bass.

Clint’s paternal grandmother is Susie Maytrait Cureton (the daughter of Giles Napoleon Cureton and Susie Myrtle Chalker). Giles was the son of Ellias/Elias L. Cureton and Laura E. Larabee/Larbie/Laribee. Clint’s great-grandmother Susie Chalker was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Chalker and Emma Visti Welden/Weldon.

Clint’s maternal grandfather is Charles Robert Cates (the son of James William Cates and Mildred Daisy Jackson). James was the son of Robert Bridges Cates and Alice Eula Lillie McAfee.

Clint’s maternal grandmother is Jacklyn Anne Huffsmith (the daughter of Bennett Joseph Huffsmith and Mary M.). Bennett was the son of Jesse Bennett Huffsmith and Lucile Worrall.

Clint is a descendant of William Brewster (c. 1566-1644), a Mayflower passenger and noted Pilgrim. Among many of William’s other descendants are actors Jordana Brewster, Paget Brewster, Chevy Chase, Taylor Lautner, Seth MacFarlane, and Brandon Routh, Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Governor of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller.

Sources: Genealogy of Clint Dempsey –

Information about Clint’s family –

Clint’s paternal grandfather, A. Dan Dempsey, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death’s record of Clint’s paternal great-grandfather, David “Dave” Marion Dempsey –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Ida Nora Phillips –

Death record of Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Ida Nora Phillips –

Clint’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Isaac Moses Phillips, on the 1860 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, James Gilbert Bass –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-grandfather, Giles Nepoleon Cureton (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Susie Myrtle Chalker, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Clint’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Alice Eula Lillie McAfee –

Genealogy of Clint’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Nancy (Stroud) McAfee Qualls –

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew November 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm

genealogy of Clint’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Nancy Stroud McAfee – Note that her date of death is wrong

Thus Clint has remote German ancestry

andrew August 24, 2017 at 5:27 am

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal 3th great-grandfather, James Gilbert Bass:

So Clint is a descendant of Nicholas “The Elder” Lanier and Lucretia Bassano, and of John Basse and Native American princess Elizabeth Nansemond. Through this line, he is remotely related to Tommy Lee from Motley Crue and to U.S Presidents John Quincy Adams and John Adams

bablah August 24, 2017 at 10:25 am

>Native American princess

Why is it always a princess?

andrew August 24, 2017 at 10:39 am
bablah August 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

If I remember correctly, Native Americans had chiefs, not kings. If a European referred to a chief as a king, it still doesn’t make him a king, it just makes the European look dumb.

andrew August 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Yes. They have chiefs, not kings. A chief is a sort of spiritual leader, rather than a political figure. Check out:

follers August 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm

That would make Dempsey of 1/8192 Native American descent, which is more distant than remote. It’s almost at the Chris Colfer level.

follers August 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm

P.S., if the geni tree is correct, Dempsey is a William Brewster descendant, as well.

andrew August 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm


where is the “very distant French” ancestry… the Larabee line or what?

follers August 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm

There were a couple of lines that ended up in France in the 1600s on geni, David, Duetertre, and Easley.

andrew September 7, 2017 at 6:34 pm


Sarah Palin is also a William Brewster descendant

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