Colton Haynes

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 the son of Dana and William Haynes. He 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.

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 – https://familysearch.org

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

Colton’s paternal great-grandmother, Nettie Mildred Bendura, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

Genealogy of Colton’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Bryant Bendure – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Colton’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, James H. Bendure, on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

Colton’s paternal grandmother, Helen Ruth Corley, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Colton’s paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Ray Cash – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Colton Haynes (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://records.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Colton’s maternal grandmother, Lola Mae Roquemore (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Colton’s maternal grandmother, Lola Mae Roquemore, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Colton’s maternal great-grandmother, Ludie Ester White, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

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52 Responses

  1. Kristen says:

    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.

  2. JasonBaker says:

    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 says:

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

    • leslie2 says:

      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.

    • notional says:

      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 says:

      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.

  3. ChemE Girl says:

    Thanx for putting up my link Ethnic! :)

  4. andrew says:

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

  5. follers says:

    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.

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