Jesse McCartney

by ethnic on April 13, 2009

Birth Name: Jesse Abraham Arthur McCartney

Place of Birth: Ardsley, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 9, 1987

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish, small amount of German

Jesse McCartney is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.

Jesse’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Glover McCartney (the son of Arthur George McCartney and Cora Berri Glover). Jesse’s grandfather Arthur was born in New York. Jesse’s great-grandfather Arthur was the son of Scottish parents, James McCartney and Elizabeth Welch, who were from Angus. Cora was the daughter of Joseph Laurence Glover and Cora Sarah De Berri.

Jesse’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Gilday (the daughter of James Fox Gilday and Henrietta Rosebud Brainard). Eleanor was born in New York. James was the son of John J. Gilday, who was born in Tobercurry, County Sligo, Ireland, and of Bridget Fox, who was born in Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, Ireland. Henrietta was the daughter of Roy Prince Brainard and Emma Rosebud Henry/Kenny.

Jesse’s maternal grandfather is Richard H. Sarber (the son of Harry Sarber and Sylvia Virginia Hall). Richard was born in California. Sylvia was the daughter of Frank Lincoln Hall and Rosa Magdalene Fend, whose father, George Fend, was German, and whose mother, Magdalene Lena Besang, had German ancestry.

Jesse’s maternal grandmother is Joyce Herrick (the daughter of Clifton Ames Herrick and Florence Margaret Oakley). Joyce was born in Minnesota. Clifton was the son of Eugene Denslow Herrick and Edith Emogene Rugg. Jesse’s great-grandmother Florence was the daughter of Samuel N. Oakley, who was born in Ontario, Canada, to an English-born father, and of Margaret Anna Nicoll, whose parents, William Roberts Nicoll, Sr., and Margaret Ramsay Martin, were Scottish (her father from Forfar, Angus and her mother from Lochee, Angus).

Jesse’s matrilineal great-great-great-great-grandmother was Jeanie Ramsay, a Scottish woman, whose parents were Jack Ramsay and Margaret.

Sources: Engagement announcement of Jesse’s paternal grandparents, Arthur Glover McCartney and Eleanor Gilday –

Jesse’s paternal great-grandfather, Arthur George McCartney, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jesse’s paternal great-grandmother, Cora Berri Glover –

Genealogy of Jesse’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor Gilday (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary of Jesse’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor (Gilday) McCartney –

Genealogy of Jesse McCartney (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Jesse’s maternal great-grandmother, Sylvia Virginia Hall (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jesse’s matrilineal great-grandmother, Florence M. (Oakley) Herrick –

Obituary of Jesse’s maternal great-grandmother, Florence M. (Oakley) Herrick –

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bearboy June 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm
phaedra April 25, 2016 at 12:26 am

Can’t tell the difference between this guy, frankie muniz and Casey Affleck.

Mizu-kei November 27, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Jesse McCartney is a very talented guy. He is absolutely handsome. The best actor, singer, and songwriter out there~ Keep up the amazing work Jesse McCartney! You have a beautiful soul, and heart.

WTF June 20, 2014 at 5:40 am


Marlene Bleddyn October 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

Yeah, he’s not attractive. But you can’t judge people on their sexually just because they ‘look gay’.

Marlene Bleddyn October 28, 2014 at 11:13 am


Mizu-kei November 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Wow, jealous much? There is nothing wrong with Jesse McCartney. Just because you don’t find him “attractive” doesn’t give you the right to go around name calling. Jesse McCartney is an extremely attractive, hot, sweet, and very talented guy. Take your negativity elsewhere, and stop spreading crap about someone you don’t know.

andrew October 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I thought the same thing

amshoer March 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

oh wow finally someone attractive who doesn’t have to be biracial/multiracial

dolphin March 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

There are a lot of people on here who are attractive and not biracial, unless you consider being part Italian, Armenian, French, and stuff biracial. o_O

dolphin March 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm

You do not have to be biracial to be gorgeous. There are a lot of people on here who are not biracial who are gorgeous, but on this site, we look further into someone’s heritage, and almost everyone, even whites, have someone in their past family who was of a different race. Like, for example, Johnny Depp. Racial purity is a myth. Most whites and blacks are only PREDOMINANTLY white or black, but not a 100%, and that includes Europeans, who have admixture as well. Jesse probably has a non-white ancestor, too.

harajukulovergirl April 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm


harajukulovergirl April 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm


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