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

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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LucarioCooper October 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

What the hell…

Gurrl August 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm
person July 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm

he really looks it.

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