Tommy Lee Jones

Birth Name: Tommy Lee Jones

Place of Birth: San Saba, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 15, 1946

Ethnicity: English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and Scottish, remote Dutch

Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor, director, and filmmaker. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Fugitive (1993).

Tommy is the son of Lucille Marie (Scott) and Clyde C. Jones. He is married to Dawn Laurel. He has two children with his former wife, Kimberlea Cloughley. All of his recent ancestors were Southerners. Many of his ancestral lines lead to England, and a smaller amount were Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and Scottish. He also has remote Dutch roots.

Tommy has stated that one of his grandmothers was of Cherokee Native American ancestry. He has referred to himself as a “little Indian boy.” One of Tommy’s paternal great-great-grandmothers, Harriet Jane Walls, was said to be the daughter of a Native American woman named Nicameah. It is not clear if this is accurate, or if Tommy has any verified/documented Native American ancestry. All of Tommy’s grandparents and great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses.

Tommy’s paternal grandfather was Thomas/Tom Ransom Columbus Jones (the son of James Henry Jones and Frances Jane Taylor). Thomas was born in Mississippi. James was the son of Norman N. Jones and Susan Arminda Reeves. Frances was the daughter of Absolum Taylor and Elizabeth Ryan.

Tommy’s paternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Nash (the daughter of Columbus Franklin Nash and Mary Jane Green). Tommy’s grandmother Mary Elizabeth was born in Texas. Columbus was the son of Franklin William/Wiley Nash and Rebecca Jane Raby. Tommy’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was the daughter of Elijah Henry Green and Harriet/Harriett Jane Walls.

Tommy’s maternal grandfather was Archie Lee Scott (the son of John Nathaniel Scott and Linnie Malinda Martin). Archie was born in Texas. John was the son of Samuel Nathaniel Scott and Sarah Eliza Garner. Linnie was the daughter of James Samuel Martin and Anda Cal Barnett.

Tommy’s maternal grandmother was Lillian Beatrice Bradshaw (the daughter of Needham Jessie Bradshaw and Almeda Modella “Media” Fleming). Lillian was born in Texas. Almeda was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Fleming and Adaline F. “Addie” Scarborough.

Sources: Genealogies of Tommy Lee Jones – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Tommy Lee Jones (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Tommy’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com

Tommy’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Tommy’s paternal grandfather, Thomas/Tom Ransom Columbus Jones, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tommy’s paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Nash, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tommy’s paternal great-grandparents, Columbus Franklin Nash and Mary Jane Green, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Columbus Franklin Nash and Mary Jane Green on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tommy’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Jane Green, on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Tommy’s mother – http://www.green-pattersonfuneralhome.com

Genealogy of Tommy’s maternal grandfather, Archie Lee Scott (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://sites.google.com

Tommy’s maternal grandfather, Archie Lee Scott, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tommy’s maternal grandmother, Lillian Beatrice Bradshaw, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tommy’s maternal great-grandparents, Needham Jessie Bradshaw and Almeda Modella “Media” Fleming, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Needham Jessie Bradshaw and Almeda Modella “Media” Fleming on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Tommy’s maternal great-grandmother, Almeda Modella “Media” Fleming (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Tommy’s maternal great-grandmother, Almeda Modella “Media” Fleming, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tommy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Andrew Jackson Fleming and Adaline F. “Addie” Scarborough, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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19 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    He has distant Germany ancestry too. His paternal 4th great-grandmother was Katherine Hagaman (daughter of Joseph Hagaman)

    “Hagaman” is a German family

  2. phaedra says:

    Looks a bit native.

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