Colton Haynes

by ethnic on July 16, 2011

Colton Haynes

Birth Name: Colton Lee Haynes

Place of Birth: Andale, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 13, 1988

Ethnicity: English (mainly), with some Scottish and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/64th or less documented Cherokee Native American, distant German, French Huguenot, and Welsh

Colton Haynes is an American actor and model.

Colton is of mainly English ancestry. He also has some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant German, French Huguenot, and Welsh, roots; also, one of Colton’s paternal great-great-great-grandmothers, Sarah Ann Ward, was of documented part Native American (Cherokee) ancestry.

Clayton is married to celebrity florist Jeff Leatham.

Colton’s paternal grandfather was Clayton Jack Haynes (the son of William W. Haynes and Nettie Mildred Bendura/Bendure). Clayton was born in Oklahoma. Clayton and his father, William, are listed as “White” on the 1930 U.S. Census, and was the son of Lilla. Clayton’s mother, Nettie (Colton’s great-grandmother), is listed as “Indian” (Native American) on the 1930 U.S. Census. Nettie was the daughter of John Bryant Bendure and Mary Diadema Hobbs. John’s father, James H. Bendure, was caucasian. John’s mother, Clayton’s great-great-great-grandmother, Sarah Ann Ward, was of mixed Cherokee Native American and caucasian ancestry. Colton’s great-great-grandmother Mary Hobbs was caucasian. This makes Colton of likely somewhere under 1/64th Cherokee Native American ancestry.

Colton’s paternal grandmother was Helen Ruth Corley (the daughter of John Thomas Corley and Bessie Ray Cash). Helen was born in Texas. Helen, and both of her parents, are listed as “White” on the 1930 U.S. Census. Helen is also listed as “White” on the 1940 U.S. Census. Helen had English and Scottish ancestry. John was the son of Seth A. Corley and Elizabeth Nancy Ferguson.

Colton’s maternal grandfather is John Crawford Mitchell (the son of Steve Ray Mitchell and Lillian Violet Ross). John was born in Texas. Steve was the son of Charles Everett Mitchell and Helen H. Lillian was the daughter of James DeWitt Ross and Nettie/Ellen Moore Baird.

Colton’s maternal grandmother is Lola Mae Roquemore (the daughter of Jess Henry Roquemore and Ludie Ester White). Lola was born in New Mexico. Jess was the son of Henry Spivey Roquemore and Allie Mae Oldham. Ludie was the daughter of Joseph Early Lee White and Sarah Louisa Mitchell; Sarah was the daughter of Louis Lewis Mitchell and Margaret Matilda Hopkins; Margaret was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hopkins and Sarah Jane Hyatt.

Sources: Colton’s paternal grandfather, Clayton Jack Haynes, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Colton’s paternal great-grandfather, William W. Haynes, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
William W. Haynes on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Colton’s paternal great-grandmother, Nettie Mildred Bendura, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Colton’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Bryant Bendure and Mary Diadema Hobbs, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Colton’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Bryant Bendure –

Colton’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, James H. Bendure, on the 1860 U.S. Census –

Colton’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, John M. Bendure and Nancy Ann Hibbs, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Colton’s paternal grandmother, Helen Ruth Corley, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Colton’s paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Ray Cash –

Genealogy of Colton Haynes (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Colton’s maternal grandmother, Lola Mae Roquemore (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Colton’s maternal grandmother, Lola Mae Roquemore, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Colton’s maternal great-grandmother, Ludie Ester White, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Colton’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Sarah Jane Hyatt, on the 1850 U.S. Census –
Sarah Jane Hyatt on the 1860 U.S. Census –
Sarah Jane Hyatt on the 1870 U.S. Census –
Sarah Jane Hyatt on the 1880 U.S. Census –

photo by kathclick/

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimmel April 7, 2016 at 9:37 am

He doesn’t look typical ‘White American’ to me. He’s got prominent ethnic features from elsewhere which I wouldn’t associate with the English (Germanic People).

bablah April 7, 2016 at 11:05 am

which ones?

guyinsf May 17, 2016 at 12:25 am

He’s as typical white American you you get!!!!

neiltennant August 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm

he does look WHITE and nothing more or less

he looks like JIM PARSONS

guyinsf September 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

He’s as typical white American as you can get what are you talking about?!

Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:08 am


celebfan November 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Another noteworthy fact about his maternal grandmother, Lola Mae Roquemore. Her maternal great grandmother is named Margaret Matilda Hopkins. Hopkins is a well-known Welsh surname and is very common in the southern portion of Wales.

follers November 28, 2015 at 4:26 pm
celebfan November 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

Colton Haynes’ maternal grandmother’s maiden name is Lola Mae Roquemore. I looked it up on several genealogy sites and Roquemore is a French Huguenot surname. A number of the Huguenots with the surname Roquemore settled in the American South starting in the late 1700’s to mid 1800’s.

hesh123 August 14, 2015 at 2:25 am

Plastic surgery

cwm85 August 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Who you?

hesh123 November 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Colton Haynes

angiemorton September 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm

He seems to have something of Eastern Europe. Or German.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 5:45 am

I agree.

Petrarca August 13, 2014 at 9:04 pm

He looks like the ideal man in 1950’s America- attractive and all white. Even if he is part native, so what? Is he partaking in native culture and tradtions? No.

shobohunter June 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

sorry not
0.015625% but 1.5625% native

shobohunter June 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm

1/64 native blood. is actually 0.015625% native. I wonder
how does he come up with that apt percentage of his ancestry. even if he is 1/64 native that percentage doesn’t/ cannot count.

WTF June 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

lmfao another cracka claiming native blood when their asses looks like they came straight out of germany. he look 1,000,000% white

Dogg November 22, 2014 at 12:14 am

It’s documented!

JasonBaker May 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Why does he assure to be much more NA than he is?

Girll November 22, 2014 at 2:06 am

Colton directly stated that his dad is “full-blooded Cherokee indian” A bit of an exaggeration.
“I got my card and i’m registered” he is so cute.

follers November 22, 2014 at 3:30 am

Carter Jenkins is almost certainly more Cherokee than Colton.

Petrarca March 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm

He looks 100% western european. I don’t see what there is to argue about.

Elle January 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm


Colton said in a YouTube video that his father is pure Native American and his mom is English and other stuff.

follers January 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Well, then, someone will have to break it to Colton that his father was at least 31/32 not Native American.

Elle January 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

He said it. He would know not some site.

follers January 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

I disagree on principle.

MT January 1, 2014 at 4:02 pm

What is the ethnicity of Colton’s mother?

AnonymousPerson December 24, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Overrated douche.

Julia December 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

His Cheekbones tho. So native. I would geuss with that facial structure so Native.

Adam January 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Not native at all, the zygomatic bones are on level with Mesomorphic Caucasian cheekbones. Native cheekbones are Asiatic and the zygomatic bones are bulging outwards and upwards. Notice Jessica Biels and Johny Depps upper cheekbones and how they protrude upwards and outwards away from the skull (especially in the area above the eye line). Also his nose is not flattened, it is upright; his lips are not everted (theyre actually inverted). I have met many Anglo-Mestizos, he certainly is not one of them. He looks perfectly Anglo-Saxon. However, I would have guessed Half German and Half Irish, as encountering a full English person in America is quite rare. But then again, he is from the heartland so I guess its not that hard to believe

Alice January 11, 2014 at 1:28 am

@Adam. He isn’t full English.

Kristen November 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

Does it matter? he is proud of his ancestry let him be it is his the point is he is not all white you can tell there is something else in there. He would not be white enough for the KKK. I am an 1/8 Cherokee and also 1/28th African but the rest of my heritage is Dutch, Irish, German, Scottish, English, and Polish. I don’t consider myself completely white even though that is technically what i have to mark on forms it irks me to have to do it.

andrew November 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

There’s nothing “else” visible in him

JasonBaker October 16, 2013 at 8:55 am

Why is his Cherokee ancestry listed before his English ancestry, when his Cherokee ancestry is obviously distant? Even if Colton Haynes is 1/8 Cherokee, he looks “ Whiter ´´ than what he should. I think he´s more likely to be just 1/16 Cherokee, but I could be absolutely wrong.

follers October 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Listing it as “Ethnicity: English, Cherokee (great-grandmother)” makes it seem like both “English” and “Cherokee” refer to his great-grandmother.

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 12:02 am

I agree with this.

But I am happy there is *some* truth to this case,
although he would never been seen as Native by Natives or Whites alike, because he is only like 12 or 6% Native. (If we are going by 1/8, and 1/16th, and thus he would be 90% white. I highly doubt he knows anything about his heritage or relates to it in a spiritual level, and that is understandable.

But people please do not see him as a representation for Natives in looks or etc, because he simply is not even close to being full Native. If you had not told me he was not White, I would never have thought of him as being Native in the slightest, and I’m sure many others agree with me.

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 12:03 am

not full white*

follers October 20, 2013 at 12:09 am

I’ve already bumped the poor guy down from half Cherokee to one eighth. I feel bad enough as is.

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 12:10 am

Lmao. Just keep spreading the truth Follers, that all that matters.

notional October 27, 2013 at 11:21 am

I agree, It should be English then a new line with his Cherokee. It’s hard to even see the English ancestry in the current format

fbwfeiwb November 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Uh, yeah you are wrong. Why 1/16? If his GREAT grandmother was Cherokee, that makes him 1/8, not 1/16.
He doesn’t look too white to be 1/8. 1/8 is quite distant.

ChemE Girl June 23, 2013 at 11:08 am

Thanx for putting up my link Ethnic! :)

ChemE Girl June 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm


ethnic June 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm

No problem. Thanks for the find.

andrew April 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

so tecnically how much percentage of NA blood this guy still has?

andrew April 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm
fbwfeiwb November 28, 2013 at 11:41 pm

12.5% if it’s his great grandmother. do the math.

fbwfeiwb November 28, 2013 at 11:42 pm

only a little bit less than jessica alba, yet she is considered non white.

follers April 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm

For the record, I am pretty sure that Colton’s Cherokee great-grandmother, Nettie Bendora, was the daughter of John Bendora, who is listed as “Indian” (Cherokee) in 1900, and of his wife Mary, who is listed as “White” in the same year.

So that would bring Colton down to “1/16 Cherokee”, assuming Nettie’s dad was a full-blooded Cherokee.

I could not absolutely confirm that John Bendora and Mary were Colton’s great-great-grandparents, so I didn’t submit it.

notional October 27, 2013 at 11:33 am

have you confirmed that hes only 1/16 Native yet? and why would he say that his dad is full blooded Cherokee in that interview? (Even though he’s clearly not)

follers January 5, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Colton is of considerably less than 1/8th Native American ancestry, yes.

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