Birth Name: Anthony Scott Flippen
Place of Birth: Orlando, Forida
Date of Birth: August 8, 1973
Ethnicity: English, Irish, possibly Native American
Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist. He is known as a singer for the Grammy Award-winning rock band Creed.
Scott’s surname “Stapp” is from his mother’s remarriage to Steven Stapp.
In his book autobiography, Sinner’s Creed (2012), Scott states that his maternal grandfather was of Cherokee Native American descent, and had a residence on a Cherokee reservation. It is not clear if this Cherokee ancestry has been verified/documented. Scott’s grandfather and Scott’s grandfather’s parents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses.
Scott’s paternal grandparents were Ornon/Ornie Vernon/Vernie Flippen and Naomi Frances Noblin.
Scott’s maternal grandfather was Edward Leon Davis (the son of Edward Jefferson Davis and Francis L. Demont).
Scott’s maternal grandmother was Birdie Louise Raffield (the daughter of Clayton Cleveland Raffield and Annie Lee Williams). Clanton was the son of Charles Jackson Raffield and Nancy Ann Rogers. Scott’s great-grandmother Annie was the daughter of Elijah Moses Williams and Roxy Louise Walden.
Genealogy of Scott’s maternal grandmother, Birdie Louise Raffield – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Scott’s maternal grandmother, Birdie Louise (Raffield) Davis – http://www.degusipefuneralhome.com
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