Birth Name: Richard Spencer Robinson
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Date of Birth: May 24, 1969
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandfather), English, small amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Welsh, and remote Dutch
Rich Robinson is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the lead guitarist and background vocalist of the rock band The Black Crowes. Rich is the son of Nancy Jane (Bradley) and Stanley “Stan” Robinson, a musician. His brother is fellow band member Chris Robinson.
Rich’s paternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish descent. His other roots are English, as well as small amounts of Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Welsh, and remote Dutch.
Rich’s paternal grandfather was Irving L. Robinson (the son of Morris Robinson and Annie). Morris and Annie were Jewish immigrants from Russia.
Rich’s paternal grandmother was Thetis Riner (the daughter of William Wiley Riner and Cornelia Youmans). William was the son of Edward Riner and Emily Bowen. Cornelia was the daughter of Ephriam Yeomans and Temperance Ann Sutton.
Rich’s maternal grandfather was James Bailey Bradley (the son of Henry Lee Bradley and Rebecca Ann Eakes). Henry was the son of James Monroe Bradley and Mary Ann Gibson. Rebecca was the daughter of Nancy Eakes.
Rich’s maternal grandmother was Beulah Mary Denton (the daughter of Melvin Chisdick Denton and Cora Letha Benderman). Melvin was the son of James William Denton and Matilda Dycus. Cora was the daughter of Thomas B. Benderman and Sophronie Emmaline Voorhies.
Sources: Rich’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Rich’s paternal grandfather, Irving L. Robinson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Rich’s paternal grandmother, Thetis Riner, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Rich’s paternal great-grandfather, William Wiley Riner – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Rich Robinson (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
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