Birth Name: Usher Raymond IV
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas
Date of Birth: October 14, 1978
Usher is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He is the son of Jonetta Patton (O’Neal) and Usher Raymond III.
Usher’s paternal grandparents are Usher Raymond, Jr. (the son of Usher Raymond and Emma Martin) and Evangelist Ernestine Berry (the daughter of Milton A. Berry and Etta Ruth Russ). Milton was the son of Charlie Edward Berry and Viola. Etta was the daughter of William/Will Russ and Luvenia Williams.
Some web sites state that Usher’s father had Haitian ancestry. This does not appear to be accurate.
Sources: Obituary of Usher’s father – http://www.chattanoogan.com
Obituary of Usher’s paternal great-grandmother, Etta Ruth (Russ) Berry – http://www.tfponline.com
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