Kris Allen

by follers on November 27, 2014

59th Annual BMI Pop Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Kristopher Neil Allen

Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Arkansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 21, 1985

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish and Welsh, distant Dutch

Kris Allen is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He won the eighth season of the show American Idol (in 2009). See other American Idol winners here.

Kris’s paternal grandfather is Earl Denver Allen (the son of Lewis Leander Allen and Ottie Mae Jackson). Earl was born in Arkansas. Lewis was the son of George Washington Allen and Mary Eliza Thomas. Ottie was the daughter of Nathan Jackson and Margaret Ring.

Kris’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Homer Wheeler and Mary.

Kris’s maternal grandfather is named Charles Wayne Wood.

Kris’s maternal grandmother was Linda Jean “Jeannie” Soloway Carter (the daughter of James Carter and Eva Mae). Linda was born in Alabama.

Sources: Genealogies of Kris’s paternal great-grandparents, Lewis Leander Allen and Ottie Mae Jackson –

Genealogy of Kris’s paternal great-grandfather, Lewis Leander Allen (focsuing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogies of Kris’s paternal great-great-grandfather, George Washington Allen (through George’s sister, Milinda Jane Allen Moore) –

Genealogies of Kris’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, Nicholas Phelps and Mary Elizabeth Biggerstaff –

Obituary of Kris’s maternal grandmother, Linda Jean “Jeannie” (Carter) Wood –

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andrew August 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm
follers August 9, 2017 at 11:39 am

Well, findagrave has a picture of what it says are William Phelps’ parents.

If William Phelps was really a “mulatto”, tht would make Kris Allen of about 1/512 African ancestry.

andrew August 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

They look white, I know. There’s something confusing.

andrew July 7, 2016 at 4:04 am

He is the lighter-depigmented version of Eder, an Italian international footballer born in Brazil.

Kris Allen:


Devotion October 12, 2015 at 6:30 am

Looks Jewish to me

California July 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

I’m surprised.

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