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Yelawolf

by Manila on September 23, 2016

BET Hip Hop Awards 2010 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Michael Wayne Atha

Place of Birth: Gadsden, Alabama, United States

Date of Birth: December 30, 1979

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Native American (Cherokee and remote Powhatan)

Yelawolf is an American hip hop recording artist. His father, whose surname is “Atha”, is of Cherokee Native American descent. His mother, Sheila Diane Mitchell, gave birth to him when she was fifteen. He was previously married to Sonora Rosario.

Yelawolf’s maternal grandparents are “Tommy” Mitchell and Barbara J. Williams (the daughter of Odis Sylvester Williams and Vaulene Freeman). Odis was the son of Oscar Sylvester Williams and Elizabeth V. “Lizzie” Wilson. Vaulene was the daughter of George Mack Freeman and Martha Jane Calvert.

Yelawolf’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Catherine.

Sources: Marriage record of Yelawolf’s maternal great-grandparents, Odis Sylvester Williams and Vaulene Freeman – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Yelawolf’s maternal great-grandmother, Vaulene (Freeman) Williams – https://news.google.com

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The Big Bopper

by madman on January 13, 2016

Birth Name: Jiles Perry Richardson

Date of Birth: October 24, 1930

Place of Birth: Sabine Pass, Texas, United States

Date of Death: February 3, 1959

Place of Death: Clear Lake, Iowa, United States

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Welsh, French, French-Canadian, Irish, and Powhatan Native American

The Big Bopper was an American singer, songwriter, disc jockey, and musician. He was the son of Essie Bernice (Stalsby) and Jiles Perry Richardson, Sr.

The Big Bopper’s paternal grandparents were Gilbert Beebe Richardson (the son of Nathan Richardson and Amanda Caroline Walters) and Ruby Middleton (the daughter of Franklin J. Middleton and Ada Hutchins).

The Big Bopper’s maternal grandparents were James Frank/Franklin Stalsby (the son of The Rev. Samuel Christian Stalsby and Eliza Jane Johnson) and Ada A. Johnson (the daughter of Thomas Johnson and Margaret).

Source: Genealogy of The Big Bopper – https://familysearch.org

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Wayne Newton

by follers on May 13, 2014

Wayne Newton at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals, MGM Gr

Birth Name: Carson Wayne Newton

Place of Birth: Norfolk, Virginia

Date of Birth: April 3, 1942

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, 1/1024 (verified) Powhatan Native American

Wayne Newton is an American singer and entertainer. He is the son of Evelyn Marie (Smith) and Patrick Newton.

Wayne has often stated that his parents were both of half Native American ancestry. This statement does not appear to be accurate, at least not precisely. On his father’s side, Wayne does have a (verified) Powhatan Native American eight times great-grandmother, a woman named Keziah Arroyah, who was born, c. 1635, in Bryant, Charles, Maryland. However, his father’s recent ancestry is English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and German, and it is not clear if he had any recent Native American roots. It is not clear if Wayne’s mother had verified Native American ancestry. Wayne’s parents are both listed as “White” on the 1940 U.S. Census and on their marriage record, among other documents.

Wayne’s paternal grandfather was Brodie Newton (the son of Absalom Alvin Newton and Silvestra/Sylvestra Sullivan). Absalom was the son of Gustavus Buchanon Newton and Eleanor/Ellen Ware Monteith. Silvestra was the daughter of Jonas Sullivan and Octavia Ellen Frances Shelton.

Wayne’s paternal grandmother was Nellie Jones (the daughter of Asthon Jones and Price/Pricie Ann Curtis). Ashton was the son of Lewis Jones and Richardetta. Price was the daughter of John F. Curtis and Mary V. Norman.

Wayne’s maternal grandfather was Homer “Howard” Plaster/Plasters Smith (the son of Millard Fillmore Plaster/Plasters and Louella Lawless). Millard was the son of Creed William Plaster/Plasters and Ruhannah Griffith. Louella was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Lawless and Sallie/Sally A. Ashby.

Wayne’s maternal grandmother was Bessie Marie Massie/Massey.

Sources: Genealogies of Wayne Newton (focusing on his father’s side) – http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Wayne’s parents on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Wayne’s maternal grandfather, Homer “Howard” Plaster/Plasters Smith – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Wayne’s maternal grandfather, Homer “Howard” Plaster/Plasters Smith, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Homer “Howard” Plaster/Plasters Smith on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Mickie James

by ethnic on April 16, 2010

Birth Name: Mickie Laree James

Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 31, 1979

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Mattaponi (Powhatan) Native American

Mickie James is an American professional wrestler, country singer, actress, and model. She is signed to WWE, performing on the SmackDown brand. She is married to wrestler Magnus, with whom she has a son.

Mickie’s paternal grandfather was Milton Treadfield James (the son of George James and Hallie).

Mickie’s paternal grandmother was Virgin Mary Martin (the daughter of Wren Christian “Ren” Martin and Maggie Lee Jordan). Wren was the son of William Newton Martin and Susan E. Elliott. Maggie was the daughter of Thomas Jackson Jordan and Euphenia Effie “Phennie” Farmer.

Mickie’s maternal grandparents are Robert Lowell Custalow (the son of The Rev. Harvey/Howey N. Custalow and Anna Mary McCloskey) and Irene. Robert and his parents are listed as “Indian” (Native American) on the U.S. Census. The Rev. Harvey/Howey was the son of George F. Custalow and Emma.

Sources: Mickie’s paternal grandfather, Milton Treadfield James, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Mickie’s paternal grandmother, Virgin Mary (Martin) James – https://www.findagrave.com

Mickie’s paternal grandmother, Virgin Mary Martin, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Mickie’s maternal grandfather, Robert Lowell Custalow, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Mickie’s maternal great-grandfather, The Rev. Harvey/Howey N. Custalow, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Megan Fox

by ethnic on June 30, 2008

Birth Name: Megan Denise Fox

Place of Birth: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 16, 1986

Ethnicity: English, as well as small amounts of Scottish, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant French and Welsh, possibly 1/256th Powhatan Native American

Megan Fox is an American actress and model. She is famous for her roles in the films Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Transformers, Jennifer’s Body, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Megan is the daughter of Gloria Darlene (Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox. A picture of her parents can be seen here. Megan is married to actor and musician Brian Austin Green, with whom she has three children.

Megan is of mostly English descent. She also has small amounts of Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, along with distant French and Welsh roots, as well as possibly 1/256th Powhatan Native American ancestry.

Megan’s Instagram profile is titled “the_native_tiger,” and she previously referred to herself as “Child of the Cherokee Tribe” on that site. She has also stated, several times, that she is of part Cherokee Native American ancestry.

Megan’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Powhatan, was said to be Native American, and of the Powhatan tribe. This ancestry comes through Megan’s paternal grandmother. If this claim accurate, it would make Megan of 1/256 Native American ancestry. No other Native American ancestry, Cherokee or otherwise, has been documented on any of Megan’s publicly available family trees. All of Megan’s grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses.

Megan’s paternal grandfather is Ewell T. Foxx (the son of Arthur Thomas Fox and Mary Elizabeth Pass). Ewell was born in Tennessee. Arthur was the son of John Bunyon Fox and Ellen Dora Ussery. Mary was the daughter of John Henderson Pass and Minnie May Erwin.

Megan’s paternal grandmother was Vivian Vier (the daughter of Shellie Vernon Vier and Maud F. Simerly). Shellie was the son of William Ruban Vier and Nancy T. Adamson/Adams. Maud was the daughter of John Franklin Simerly and Rebecca Ann Teffeteller. Megan has German ancestry through Vivian’s ancestor, Joseph Teffeteller (making Megan of at least 1/64th German descent). Megan also has very distant German ancestry from another of Vivian’s lines (through Vivian’s Rainbolt and Grindstaff/Crantzdorf ancestors).

Megan’s maternal grandfather was Clay Harrison Cisson (the son of William Harrison Cisson and Sallie Ann Martin). Clay was born in Tennessee. William was the son of William Cisson and Sarah Jane Davis. Sallie was the daughter of Columbus Allen Martin and Alice Franklin Davis.

Megan’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Macel Nelson (the daughter of James Ransom Nelson and Dailey I. Nelson). Thelma was born in Tennessee. James was the son of Mark Nelson and Martha Ann Crouch. Dailey was the daughter of Lorenzo Dow Nelson and Rosie/Rose Ann Givens. James Ransom Nelson and Dailey Nelson were first cousins, once removed.

Sources: Genealogy of Megan’s paternal grandfather, Ewell T. Fox – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Megan’s paternal grandfather, Ewell T. Fox (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s paternal grandfather, Ewell T. Fox, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Megan’s paternal great-grandparents, Arthur Thomas Fox and Mary Elizabeth Pass, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Megan’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Ruban Vier and Nancy T. Adamson/Adams, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Family history of some of Megan’s distant ancestors, the Viers family – http://www.viresfamily.50megs.com

Megan’s paternal great-grandmother, Maud F. Simerly, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Rebecca Ann Teffeteller (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Megan’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Eliza Jane Whitehead (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s maternal grandfather, Clay Harrison Cisson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Megan’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William Cisson and Sarah Jane Davis, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Megan’s maternal great-grandmother, Sallie Ann Martin, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s maternal grandmother, Thelma Macel Nelson – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s maternal grandmother, Thelma Macel Nelson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s maternal great-grandfather, James Ransom Nelson (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s maternal great-grandfather, James Ransom Nelson, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s maternal great-grandmother, Dailey I. Nelson (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s maternal great-grandmother, Dailey I. Nelson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dailey Nelson on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother, Rosie/Rose Ann Givens (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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