Birth Name: John Royce Mathis
Place of Birth: Gilmer, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 30, 1935
Johnny Mathis is an American singer. He is the son of Mildred (Boyd) and Clemmie Lorenzo Mathis. His parents were both black.
Johnny’s paternal grandparents were John Mathis (the son of Charles Mathis and Susan) and Margaret “Maggie” Pierce (the daughter of Tempie).
One of Johnny’s maternal great-grandmothers was named Melinda Montgomery. Melinda was born, c. 1866, in Texas.
Sources: Johnny Mathis on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary, and partial genealogy, of Johnny’s father – http://www.findagrave.com
Johnny’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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