Birth Name: Eldra Patrick DeBarge
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan
Date of Birth: June 4, 1961
*French, English, Irish, remote German (father)
El DeBarge is an American singer and songwriter. His father, Robert Louis DeBarge, Sr., was white, and had French, English, Irish, and remote German, ancestry. His mother, Etterlene (Abney), was black. His niece is singer Kristina DeBarge.
El’s paternal grandparents were John Arthur Baptist DeBarge (the son of Arthur DeBarge and Mary Blane West) and Frances Jane Walters (the daughter of Ira Milton Walters and Minerva Dawson). El’s great-grandfather Arthur was born in France. El’s seventh great-grandfather, Johannes Jakob Walters, was German.
El’s maternal great-grandfather was Willie Lee Abney.
Source: Genealogy of El DeBarge – http://www.geni.com
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