Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis

Birth Name: John Royce Mathis

Place of Birth: Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 30, 1935

Ethnicity: African-American

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 grandfather was John Mathis (the son of Charles Mathis and Susan). John was born in Texas.

Johnny’s paternal grandmother was Margaret “Maggie”/”Tax” Pierce (the daughter of Tempie). Margaret was born in Texas.

Johnny’s maternal grandparents were also born in Texas. One of Johnny’s maternal great-grandmothers was named Melinda Montgomery. She was born, c. 1866, in Texas.

Sources: Johnny Mathis on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Partial genealogy, and obituary, of Johnny’s father –

Johnny’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Johnny’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Johnny’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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37 Responses

  1. pookerella says:

    I would love to see his DNA results. He definitely is part Native American, possibly some Spanish or Mexican or both. Texas has a very interesting racial history.

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