Kane Brown

by stlucas on June 22, 2018

Kane Brown – 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) – Arrivals – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN /

Birth Name: Kane Allen Brown

Place of Birth: Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 21, 1993

*African-American, possibly Cherokee Native American (father)
*European (mother)

Kane Brown is an American country music singer and songwriter.

Kane is the son of Tabatha Michelle. Kane was raised by his mother in Georgia.

Kane’s father has been described as “black and part Cherokee”. Kane’s mother is white.

Kane’s maternal grandmother is named Kathy Richardson.



Burl Ives

by madman on June 22, 2018

Birth Name: Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Date of Birth: June 14, 1909

Place of Birth: Hunt City, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: April 14, 1995

Place of Death: Anacortes, Washington, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Dutch, Scottish, German, Irish, and French Huguenot, 1/64th Cherokee Native American

Burl Ives was an American singer and actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Big Country (1958).

Burl was the son of Cordelia “Dellie” (White) and Levi Franklin “Frank” Ives, a farmer and contractor. He had English, Dutch, Scottish, German, Irish, and French ancestry. Also, one of his fourth great-grandmothers, Morning Dove, was likely a Cherokee Native American.

Burl was married to Dorothy Koster Paul, until his death. He had a son with his former wife, Helen Peck Ehrlich.

Burl’s paternal grandfather was William Riley Ives (the son of John Ives and Martha “Patty” Vanatter). John was the son of John Ives and Mehitabel Rose.

Burl’s paternal grandmother was Charlotte Josephine Ordaway (the daughter of Abraham A. Ordway and Sally Wright). Charlotte was born in New York. Abraham was the son of Aaron Ordway and Susannah Johnson.

Burl’s maternal grandfather was Cyrus G. White (the son of Warren White and Dica Sanders). Cyrus was born in Indiana. Warren was the son of David White and Mary “Polly” Denney/Denny. Dica was the daughter of Joseph Sanders and Nancy Cox.

Burl’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Catherine Flynn/Flinn (the daughter of Josiah Flynn/Flinn and Sarah Ellen McDonald). Burl’s grandmother Sarah was born in Indiana. Josiah was the son of Josiah W. Flynn/Flinn and Cathrine Moser/Mosher. Burl’s great-grandmother Sarah was the daughter of Joseph McDonald and Hannah Carl.

Sources: Genealogies of Burl Ives –

Genealogies of Burl’s maternal great-grandmother, Dica Sanders –


Sarah Vowell

by madman on May 27, 2018

Sarah Vowell – “The Incredibles” Hollywood Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: – – – Photo Credit: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sarah Jane Vowell

Place of Birth: Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 27, 1969

Ethnicity: Swedish (paternal grandmother), English, Cherokee Native American, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, distant Irish

Sarah Vowell is an American historian, author, journalist, essayist, social commentator, and actress. She is the daughter of Janie Charlene (Parson) and Pat G. Vowell.

Sarah and her sister Amy has talked about their ancestry in a podcast on the radio program This American Life. There, Sarah said (on 05:18): “I’m an eighth Cherokee on my mother’s side, [and] about a sixteenth on my father’s.” Her sister said (on 06:09) that they have a Swedish grandmother, and (on 06:31): “we’re a little French and Scottish and English and Seminole too, typical American mutt.”

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was of Swedish descent, and both her grandfathers were of part Cherokee Native American descent. The rest of her documented ancestry is English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and distant Irish. It is not clear from where her French and Seminole Native American ancestry comes from.

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Howell Carlile Vowell (the son of Charles Walter Vowell and Mary “Lena” Carlile). Howell was of Cherokee and European descent.

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Esther Carolyn Lundin (the daughter of Alfred Lundin and Ellen Larm). Esther was born in Kansas, to Swedish parents.

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was Cisero Lafatte Parson (the son of Johnson Anderson Parson and Mary Harriet “Molly” Hinds). Johnson was born in Park Hill, Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, the son of Peter “Kil-ah-nee-cah” Parson and Margaret Elizabeth Sanders, and was of Cherokee Native American, Scottish, and English descent. Mary was the daughter of William Henry Hinds and Mary Jane Baughman, and had German, English, Swiss-German, and some Irish, ancestry.

Sarah’s maternal grandmother was Pearl Viletty Gilstrap (the daughter of John Francis Gilstrap and Angeline Liona Applegate). Sarah’s grandmother Pearl was of British Isles descent. John was the son of William Henry Gilstrap and Sarah Catherine Brittain. Angeline was the daughter of Clayton Robert Applegate and Rachel Stevens.

Sources: Sarah’s paternal grandfather, Howell Carlile Vowell, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Sarah’s paternal grandmother, Esther Carolyn Lundin, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Esther on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Esther on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Sarah’s mother (through her own brother, John Anderson Parson) –

Genealogy of Sarah’s maternal grandfather, Cisero Lafatte Parson –

Genealogy of Sarah’s great-grandfather, Johnson Anderson Parson –

Sarah’s great-grandfather, Johnson Anderson Parson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Chantel Jeffries

by Mixed Kidd on May 3, 2018

Chantel Jeffries – 2017 BeautyCon Los Angeles Festival – Day 1 – Arrivals – Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa Stfeet – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sir Jones /

Place of Birth: Coronado, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 1, 1993

Ethnicity: African-American, French, Cherokee Native American, Irish, Italian

Chantel Jeffries is an American model, DJ, and producer. In July 2016, she began pursuing a career in music as Ceejay the DJ.

She has said that her ancestry is “black French, Cherokee, Irish & Italian.” She is the daughter of Kathleen and Edward Jeffries.


Bettina Bush

by madman on April 11, 2018

Bettina Bush – Planet Green Premiere Event and Concert – Arrivals – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Tony Lowe / PR Photos

Birth Name: Bettina Nicole Bush

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 28, 1972

*African-American (father)
*Scottish or Irish, Cherokee Native American, Polynesian (mother)

Bettina Bush is an American voice actress, actress, and singer.

Bettina is the daughter of Bettina “Tina” Wills and Charles Vernon “Charlie” Bush, a civil rights activist, retired senior corporate executive, and former U.S. Air Force officer. Her father is African-American. Her mother is said to be of Scottish or Irish, Cherokee Native American, and Polynesian descent.

Bettina’s paternal grandparents were Charles H. “Charlie” Bush and Marie.

Sources: Bettina’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Bettina’s father –