Tristin Mays

by vanity66 on January 13, 2014

Tristin Mays

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 10, 1990

Ethnicity: Creole (African, French, Native American)

Tristin Mays is an American actress and singer. She has appeared in a number of television series, most notably as Shaina in the Nickelodeon series Gullah Gullah Island, and as Robin Dixon, the daughter of Marcus Dixon, Carl Lumbly’s character, in Alias.

She has said “I’m African American-French-Indian. Creole”.

Tristin’s paternal grandfather was Elroy Stanley Mays (the son of Cyrus Mays/May and Annie Mae Allen). Cyrus was the son of Tony/Toney Mays/May and Laura Banks or Wiggins.

Tristin’s paternal grandmother was Nellreen “Nellie” Orebo (the daughter of Leonard Orebo/Auribeough and Eva Denise Jordan). Nellreen was Creole. Leonard was the son of Cleophas Orebo/Auribeough and Marie/Mary Collins.

Sources: Tristin’s paternal grandfather, Elroy Stanley Mays, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Tristin’s paternal grandfather, Elroy Stanley Mays – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Tristin’s paternal great-grandparents, Cyrus Mays/May and Annie Mae Allen – https://familysearch.org

Tristin’s paternal great-grandfather, Cyrus Mays/May, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Tristin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Tony/Toney Mays/May and Laura Banks or Wiggins – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Tristin’s paternal grandmother, Nellreen “Nellie” Orebo (through Nellreen’s sister) – https://familysearch.org

Tristin’s paternal grandmother, Nellreen “Nellie” Orebo, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Tristin’s paternal grandmother, Nellreen “Nellie” (Orebo) Mays – http://www.legacy.com

Tristin’s paternal great-grandfather, Leonard Orebo/Auribeough, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Tristin’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Marie/Mary (Collins) Orebo/Auribeough – https://familysearch.org

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bablah May 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Paternal grandparents were Elroy Stanley Mays and Nellreen Orebo.
Elroy was the son of Cyrus Mays (son of Tony/Toney Mays and Laura Banks or Wiggins) and Annie Mae Allen.
Nellreen was the daughter of Leonard Orebo/Auribeough (son of Cleophas Auribeough and Marie) and Eva Denise Jordan.

Her grandparents:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pe/obituary.aspx?n=elroy-stanley-mays&pid=127543252
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pe/obituary.aspx?n=nellreen-orebo-mays&pid=154868152

Grandfather on a census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNB9-NC1

Cyrus and Annie’s marriage record:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW9P-58X

Cyrus on a census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M36C-WTR

Tony and Laura’s marriage record:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW7K-Z9M

Nelreen on a census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMTN-192

Leonard on a census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSPL-WLS

Marie’s death record:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS1R-WXK

bablah May 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Family tree of her grandmother (through her sister):
https://familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/LKYV-DCS/landscape

bablah May 20, 2017 at 5:11 am

Elroy Mays was non-Creole African American.

follers May 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

I assumed most of the ancestors you found weren’t Creole.

bablah May 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Her grandmother is entirely Louisiana Creole, her grandfather isn’t.
I don’t know anything about her maternal side, not even her mother’s name.

fuzzybear44 May 20, 2017 at 11:47 pm

@ follers

That’s not unusual , even if you were a creole person back then, you could have still been mark down as negro. Both my grandmothers were with a doubt Creole women, yet on their birth records they are both marked as Negro . Yet again, a lot of different black groups were mixed all up in Louisiana

MettaWorkPlease November 26, 2016 at 5:19 am

Thanks to the one drop rule, she’s black & does look it. I’ve seen black girls who do look like her

Kimmel October 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm

She looks like Tatiana Maslany.

fuzzybear44 October 18, 2016 at 12:45 am

she does resemble her to me

fuzzybear44 October 18, 2016 at 2:22 am

meant doesn’t resemble

akeer123 February 7, 2016 at 4:58 am

She is African American-French-Indian and Creole

fuzzybear44 February 7, 2016 at 9:40 pm

( African American-French-Indian and Creole)

this (African American-French-Indian ) = Creole. So in other words, she’s Creole point

fuzzybear44 October 18, 2016 at 2:25 am

Creole period

akeer123 February 7, 2016 at 4:56 am

She is African American-French-Indian. Creole

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