American Idol

Trent Harmon

by Manila on April 8, 2016

LOS ANGELES - FEB 25: Trent Harmon at the American Idol Farewel

Place of Birth: Amory, Mississippi, United States

Date of Birth: October 8, 1990

Ethnicity: English, German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Welsh, remote French

Trent Harmon is an American singer. He won the fifteenth, and last, season of the show American Idol (in 2016). See other American Idol winners here.

Trent is the son of Cynthia A. “Cindy” (Barnes) and Randy Carrol Harmon.

Trent’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eleventh great-grandfather, Johann Hermann, who was German.

Trent’s paternal grandfather was Carrol “Dude” Harmon (the son of Leonard Harmon and Madie Lou Moore). Leonard was the son of Marcus Lafayette “Bud” Harmon and Alma Viola Price. Madie was the daughter of William Jesse “Billy” Moore and Lida Pearl Sanders.

Trent’s paternal grandmother is Betty Jean Baker (the daughter of Robert Ellett Baker and Ila Mae Farley). Robert was the son of Robert Earl Baker, Jr. and Leatha Anna Bearden. Ila was the daughter of Joseph Edward Farley.

Sources: Obituary of Trent’s paternal grandfather, Carrol “Dude” Harmon –

Trent’s paternal grandmother, Betty Jean Baker, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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Kris Allen

by follers on November 27, 2014

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Birth Name: Kristopher Neil Allen

Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Arkansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 21, 1985

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, distant Dutch

Kris Allen is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He won the eighth season of the show American Idol (in 2009). See other American Idol winners here.

Kris’s paternal grandfather is Earl Denver Allen (the son of Lewis Leander Allen and Ottie Mae Jackson). Earl was born in Arkansas. Lewis was the son of George Washington Allen and Mary Eliza Thomas. Ottie was the daughter of Nathan Jackson and Margaret Ring.

Kris’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Homer Wheeler and Mary.

Kris’s maternal grandfather is named Charles Wayne Wood.

Kris’s maternal grandmother was Linda Jean “Jeannie” Soloway Carter (the daughter of James Carter and Eva Mae). Linda was born in Alabama.

Sources: Genealogies of Kris’s paternal great-grandparents, Lewis Leander Allen and Ottie Mae Jackson –

Genealogy of Kris’s paternal great-grandfather, Lewis Leander Allen (focsuing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogies of Kris’s paternal great-great-grandfather, George Washington Allen (through George’s sister, Milinda Jane Allen Moore) –

Genealogies of Kris’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, Nicholas Phelps and Mary Elizabeth Biggerstaff –

Obituary of Kris’s maternal grandmother, Linda Jean “Jeannie” (Carter) Wood –

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Phillip Phillips

by follers on November 25, 2014

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Birth Name: Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr.

Place of Birth: Albany, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 20, 1990

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, remote French

Phillip Phillips is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He won the eleventh season of the show American Idol (in 2012). See other American Idol winners here. Phillip is married to Hannah Blackwell.

Phillip’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Daniel Phillips, who was born, c. 1760, possibly in Ireland.

Phillip’s paternal grandfather is Gerald Leonard Phillips (the son of Carl L. Phillips and Mamie Lois). Carl was the son of Charley Jackson Phillips and Ada.

Phillip’s paternal grandmother is Annie Marie Casey (the daughter of Joseph Lee Casey and Eva Ona Duke). Joseph was the son of James B. Casey and Mary Ann Sasser. Eva was the daughter of Delmar/Delmer Duke/Dukes and Gertrude/Trudie Walker.

Phillip’s maternal grandfather is Benjamin W. Jacks, Jr. (the son of Benjamin W. Jacks and Elsie Hines). Phillip’s great-grandfather Benjamin was the son of Hyden Timothy Jacks/Jack and Mary Elizabeth Webb. Elsie was the daughter of Lafayette Lace Hines and Dora Bell Peeples.

Phillip’s maternal grandmother is Dorothy “Aileen” Wilson (the daughter of Clifford Waller Wilson and Mamie Ann Johnson). Clifford was the son of David Monroe Wilson and Maude Ethel Brasel. Phillip’s great-grandmother Mamie was the daughter of Samuel Alexander Johnson and Luvernia “Vernia” Goldberg. Luvernia was the daughter of William Charles Goldberg and Mary E. Brasel/Brazel. William had German ancestry; his paternal grandparents, Carl Charles Goldberg and Bertha Aurin, were German immigrants.

Sources: Genealogy of Phillip Phillips (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Phillip’s paternal grandmother, Annie Marie (Casey) Phillips –

Obituary of Phillip’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy (Wilson) Jacks –

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Candice Glover

by Mixed Kidd on June 22, 2014

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Birth Name: Candice Rickelle Glover

Place of Birth: Beaufort, Sea Islands, South Carolina, USA

Date of Birth: November 22, 1989

Ethnicity: African-American, Gullah

Candice Glover is an American R&B singer and actress. She won the twelfth season of the show American Idol (in 2013). See other American Idol winners here.

Candice’s debut album, Music Speaks, was released on February 18, 2014.

Candice is said to be of Gullah origin.


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Scotty McCreery

by ethnic on May 26, 2011

Birth Name: Scott Cooke McCreery

Place of Birth: Garner, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 9, 1993

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (paternal grandmother), English, Irish, Scottish

Scotty McCreery is an American singer. He won the tenth season of the show American Idol (in 2011). See other American Idol winners here.

Scotty’s paternal grandmother is Puerto Rican. As such, Scotty is the only American Idol winner to have Hispanic ancestry.

On his father’s side, Scotty is the grandson of William James McCreery II (the son of William James McCreery) and Paquita Rivera Rotger.

Scotty’s maternal grandparents are Robert Perry Cooke (the son of Charles Wesley Cooke and Cookie Jane Powell) and Janet Hunter (the daughter of Abner Benton Hunter and Lillian Virginia Nash). Lillian was the daughter of John James Nash and Pearl Albertson.

Sources: Genealogy of Scotty McCreery (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituary of Scotty’s maternal grandfather, Robert Perry Cooke –

Obituary of Scotty’s maternal great-grandmother, Lillian Virginia (Nash) Hunter Turner –

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