African American

Jaz Sinclair

by madman on September 21, 2017

Birth Name: Jasmine Sinclair Sabino

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, United States

Date of Birth: July 22, 1994

Ethnicity:
*likely African-American (father)
*Italian, Irish, Swedish (mother)

Jaz Sinclair is an American actress. She is the daughter of Dominique Rochelle Sabino. It appears that it isn’t known who Jaz’s father is.

Jaz’s maternal grandfather was William Daniel Sabino.

Jaz’s maternal grandmother was Lynnae Donna Marrinan (the daughter of Martin John Marrinan and Donna Mae Dickson). Martin had Irish ancestry, and was the son of Martin John Marrinan and Kathryn Rose Gahan. Donna was of Swedish descent, and was the daughter of Bernard Carl Dickson and Marilla E. L. Mattson.

Sources: Genealogy of Jaz Sinclair – http://www.genealogy.com/

Genealogy of Jaz’s great-grandfather, Martin John Marrinan – http://www.genealogy.com/

Jaz’s great-grandmother, Donna Mae Dickson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X363-NPF

Jaz’s great-great-grandfather, Martin John Marrinan, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93X-2FK

Jaz’s great-great-grandmother, Kathryn Rose Gahan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK84-2NS

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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David Clarke

by bearboy on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: David Alexander Clarke, Jr.

Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 21, 1956

Ethnicity: African-American

David Clarke is an American law enforcement official. He was the Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, from March 19, 2002 to August 31, 2017.

David is the son of Jeri and David Clarke. His parents are both black. He is married to Julie.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com

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Damon Berryhill

by bablah on September 8, 2017

Birth Name: Damon Scott Berryhill

Place of Birth: South Laguna, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 3, 1963

Ethnicity: English, African-American, Irish, Austrian, Hungarian

Damon Berryhill is a former Major League Baseball catcher.

Damon’s paternal grandfather was Gordon Arthur Berryhill, son of John Berryhill and Alice Keene. John was born in either Ohio or Ontario to Irish immigrants  John Berryhill and Jane Hodgins. Alice was born in London, England to William Edmund Brook Keene (son of Frederick Benjamin Brook Keene and Hannah Hay) and Fannie/Fanny Gillmore.

Damon’s paternal grandmother was Fay Wenonah Grant, daughter of William J. Grant and Orville J. Smith. It appears both William and Orville were African-American, though they are listed as white after moving from South Carolina to California.

Damon’s maternal grandfather was Howard Lester Patchen, son of Jay Judson Patchen and Adda Marie Woodruff. Jay was the son of Sylvanus A. Patchen (son of Jared Patchen and Augusta Tiffany) and Mary A. Crouse (daughter of John Crouse and Jane). Adda was the daughter of John Woodruff and Mary Ann Thomas.

Damon’s maternal grandmother was  Wilma Viola Forst, daughter of Eugene Frederick Forst and Kathleen Dane/Dennis. Frederick was born in Bohemia and was of Austrian descent, Kathleen was Hungarian.

Sources: Marriage record of Damon’s parents – familysearch.org

Marriage record of Damon’s paternal grandparents – familysearch.org

Damon’s paternal grandfather Gordon Arthur Berryhill on 1910 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Marriage record of Damon’s paternal great-grandparents John Berryhill and Alice Keene – familysearch.org

Damon’s paternal great-grandfather John Berryhill on 1880 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Damon’s paternal great-grandmother Alice Keene on 1871 England and Wales census – familysearch.org

Damon’s paternal grandmother Fay Wenonah Grant (listed as white) on 1910 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Damon’s paternal grandmother Fay Wenonah Grant (listed as black) on 1900 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Damon’s paternal great-grandfather William J. Grant on 1880 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Damon’s paternal great-grandmother Orville Smith on 1880 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Marriage record of Damon’s maternal grandparents – familysearch.org

Damon’s maternal great-grandfather Jay Judson Patchen on 1860 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Damon’s maternal great-grandmother Adda Marie Woodruff on 1870 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Damon’s maternal grandmother Wilma Viola Forst 1911 Canada census – www.bac-lac.gc.ca

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Maurice White

by bablah on September 3, 2017

Maurice White – The Pajama Game Opening Night on Broadway – Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / Prphotos

Date of Birth: December 19, 1941

Place of Birth: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Death: February 4, 2016

Place of Death: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Maurice White was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He co-founded the band Earth, Wind & Fire, where he was the co-lead singer alongside Philip Bailey. He was a seven-time Grammy winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. The band’s line-up also includes Maurice’s half-brother Verdine White.

Maurice’s maternal grandparents were General Parker (son of Edward Parker and Ida Bell Collins)and Clara Dewalt.

Sources: Maurice’s mother’s death record – familysearch.org

Maurice’s mother on a 1930 U.S. census – familysearch.org

Maurice’s grandfather’s death record – familysearch.org

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Omar Benson Miller

by bablah on August 26, 2017

Omar Benson Miller – Opening Night of Bette Midler in “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers” – Arrivals – Geffen Playhouse – Westwood, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 7, 1978

Ethnicity: African-American

Omar Benson Miller is an American actor.

Omar’s paternal grandparents were Alec Miller and Ora Dee.

Source: Omar’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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