Birth Name: Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 14, 1933
Ethnicity: African-American, with some English, Scottish, and Welsh
Quincy Jones is an American music, film, and television producer, instrumentalist, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells) and Quincy Delight/Delightt Jones. He has seven children, including actresses Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones, with American actress Peggy Lipton, and Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones, with German actress and model Nastassja Kinski.
Quincy is of African-American (West African/Central African) ancestry, with some English, Scottish, and Welsh, heritage.
Quincy’s paternal grandparents were Caesar Jones and Susannah/Susanna Burgess (the daughter of West Burgess and Adele, or of Osborne Burgess and Elizabeth).
Quincy’s maternal grandfather was Love Adam Wells (the son of Nelson Wells and Sarah Campbell).
Quincy’s maternal grandmother was Mary Belle Lanier (the daughter of James Balance Lanier and Cordelia Dickson). James was caucasian, and had mostly English, as well as Scottish and Welsh, ancestry; he was the son of Needham Burch Lanier and Eliza/Elizabeth Ann Warnock or Adams. Cordelia was the daughter of Henry Dickson and Minerva.
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show African American Lives (2006) stated that Quincy’s genetic ancestry is:
*66% Sub-Saharan African
In his 2009 book about the show, In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that Quincy’s African DNA matches the Tikar people of Cameroon, the Sukuma people of Tanzania, the Tonga people of Mozambique, and the Fang people of Equatorial Guinea.
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