Mahogany Lox

2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Lox in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Mahogany Gordy

Place of Birth: Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 5, 1994

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*German, as well as English and Irish (mother)

Mahogany Lox is an American singer, actor, DJ, and social media star on Twitter, Vine, and YouTube.

Mahogany is the daughter of Berry Gordy IV and Valerie Robeson. She is the sister of SkyBlu, and the niece of Redfood, of the pop duo LMFAO. She is also a second cousin of actress Bianca Lawson; they share Gordy great-grandparents.

Mahogany’s paternal grandfather is producer Berry Gordy, Jr. (the son of Berry Gordy and Bertha Fuller). Mahogany’s grandfather Berry was born in Michigan. Mahogany’s great-grandfather Berry was the son of Berry Gordy and Lucy Hellum.

Mahogany’s paternal grandmother is named Thelma Louise Coleman. Thelma is also African-American.

Mahogany’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Gerald Robeson (the son of Vincent David Robeson and Margaret M. Finley). Mahogany’s great-grandfather Vincent was the son of Henry John Robeson/Robertson and Mary/Marie Theresa Fordon.

Mahogany’s maternal grandmother is Waltraud Brunsch (the daughter of Willy Bruno Brunsch and Elfriede Schmidt). Waltraud was born in Germany, to ethnic German parents, from Silesia, Poland.

Mahogany is a half-second cousin, twice removed, of President Jimmy Carter. Mahogany is descended from President Carter’s (white) great-grandfather, James Thomas Gordy, from his relationship with a black woman, Esther Johnson (President Carter is descended from James’s white wife, Harriet Emily Helms). President Carter and Mahogany’s grandfather, music producer Berry Gordy, are half-second cousins.

Sources: Genealogies of Mahogany Lox (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Mahogany’s paternal grandfather, Berry Gordy III (focusing on his father’s side) – https://famouskin.com

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Mahogany’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Gerald Robeson (the son of Vincent David Robeson and Margaret M. Finley). Mahogany’s great-grandfather Vincent was the son of Henry John Robeson/Robertson and Mary/Marie Theresa Fordon.

    Mahogany’s maternal grandmother is Waltraud Brunsch (the daughter of Willy Bruno Brunsch and Elfriede Schmidt). Waltraud was born in Germany. Both Willy and Elfriede were born in Silesia, Poland.

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