Birth Name: Jessica Ann Simpson
Place of Birth: Abilene, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 10, 1980
Ethnicity: English, with some Scottish, distant German and Swiss-German
Jessica Simpson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, television personality, and fashion designer. Her sister is singer and actress Ashlee Simpson. Jessica is married to football player Eric Johnson. She has released seven Billboard Top 40 hits, and has three gold and two multi-platinum RIAA-certified albums. She starred with her then-husband, Nick Lachey, in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She entered the country music market in 2008 and released the album, Do You Know.
Jessica has English, along with some Scottish, and distant German and Swiss-German, ancestry.
Some online sources state that Jessica has Native American ancestry, specifically “1/16th Native American”. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified. No Native American ancestry appears in publicly available family trees of Jessica Simpson, and all sixteen of Jessica’s great-great-grandparents were caucasian.
Jessica’s paternal grandfather was Curtis Thaddeus Simpson (the son of Thaddeus Pickett Simpson and Bertie Belle Curtis). Thaddeus was the son of Robert Homer Simpson and Elizabeth J. Blake/Blackstone. Bertie was the daughter of Vernantus Cincinatti Curtis and Tululah Lue/Love Rhyne.
Jessica’s paternal grandmother was Joyce Alice Adams (the daughter of Grady Henry Ward Adams and Sally/Sallie Maude Roberts). Grady was the son of Silas Graves Sinkfield Adams and Frances Elizabeth Valentine. Sally was the daughter of Daniel A. Roberts and Sallie Maud Tyner.
Jessica’s maternal grandfather was Acy Edward Drew, Jr. (the son of Acy Edward Drew and Thelma Dee McLendon). Acy was the son of Stonewall Drew and Emma Cliff. Thelma was the daughter of Ben Holmes McLendon and Kate Vawter.
Jessica’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Jean Hyles (the daughter of Herbert Ben Hyles and Bertha Dee Teeters). Herbert was the son of William Jasper Hyles and Lula Ella Hughes. Bertha was the daughter of Andrew Garrett Teeters and Sarah/Sallie Elizabeth Massey.
Source: Genealogy of Jessica Simpson – http://famouskin.com
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