Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman at the Recording Academy's Annual GRAMMY Special Me

Allman in 2012, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Gregory LeNoir Allman

Date of Birth: December 8, 1947

Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Death: May 27, 2017

Place of Death: Richmond Hill, Georgia, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, distant German

Gregg Allman was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the lead singer and keyboardist of rock band The Allman Brothers Band.

Gregg was the son of Geraldine Alice (Robbins) and Willis Turner Allman. His brother was musician Duane Allman. He was married to Shannon Williams, until his death. Among his five children are musicians Devon Allman and Elijah Blue Allman. Elijah Blue’s mother is Gregg’s former wife, musician and actress Cher.

Gregg’s paternal grandfather was John Alfred/Alford Allman (the son of Francis Elbert Allman and Dora Dean/Deen). John was born in Tennessee. Francis was the son of Robert J. Allman and Delila/Delia/Adelia T. Dilling/Dillion. Dora was the daughter of a father surnamed Dean/Deen, and of Clementine Johnson.

Gregg’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle Beatrice Turner (the daughter of William Franklin Turner and Lettie Belle Clements). Myrtle was born in Tennessee. William was the son of Howard William Turner and Caroline Elizabeth Norman.

Duane’s maternal grandfather was Simon Hilliard Robbins (the son of Frederick Battle “Fred” Robbins and Jane Olivia Womble). Simon was born in North Carolina. Frederick was the son of Wiley Haywood Robbins and Sarah E. Rose. Jane was the daughter of Nathaniel Green Womble and Martha Taylor.

Duane’s maternal grandmother was Lizzie Miller Williams (the daughter of John Taylor Williams and Martha France Lucas). Lizzie was born in North Carolina. John was the son of Elijah Williams and Milly Jones. Martha was the daughter of Joel Simon Lucas and Lucy T. Collins.

Sources: Genealogies of Gregg Allman –

Genealogy of Gregg Allman (focusing on his father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    Gregg Allman was —> is

    John was the son of Elijah Williams and Milly Jones. Martha was the daughter of Joel Simon Lucas and Lucy Collins.

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