Alice Cooper

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Cooper in 2015, photo by prphotos

Birth Name: Vincent Damon Furnier

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 4, 1948

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, some Welsh and German, as well as distant French Huguenot and Dutch

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He led rock band Alice Cooper. In his career spanning seven decades, he has also been a member of rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires, with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry.

Alice is the son of Ella Mae and Ether Moroni Furnier. His father was a preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ, of which his grandfather was an apostle. Alice has English, Scottish, some Welsh, and distant French Huguenot and Dutch, ancestry. The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France from the 16th to the 18th century. Alice is married to ballerina instructor and choreographer Sheryl Goddard, with whom he has three children.

Alice has said that he has some Sioux Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Alice’s paternal grandfather was Thurman Sylvester Furnier (the son of John Washington Furnier and Emma Eliza Byers). Thurman was born in Pennsylvania. John was the son of Simon/Simeon Furnier and Jane M. Stout. Emma was the daughter of Robert C. Byers and Emily F. Churchman.

Alice’s paternal grandmother was Birdie M. Riggen (the daughter of James B. McClelland Riggen and Rose Lee Haney). Alice’s grandmother Birdie was born in Pennsylvania. James was the son of William Riggin and Julia Ann Ridenour. Rose was the daughter of Martin Haney and Mary Ellen Wade.

Alice’s maternal grandfather was Samuel/Sam Wesley McCartt/McCart (the son of Francis Marion McCartt and Sarah Walker). Samuel was born in Tennessee. Francis was the son of Pleasant McCartt and Adeline/Adaline Elizabeth Hamby. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Walker and Mary Ann Elizabeth Hutson.

Alice’s maternal grandmother was named Ellen H. Sexton. Ellen was born in Tennessee.

Sources: Genealogies of Alice Cooper –

Alice’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Alice’s maternal grandfather, Samuel/Sam Wesley McCartt/McCart (incorrectly identifies Samuel’s maternal grandparents) –

Alice’s maternal grandfather, Samuel/Sam Wesley McCartt/McCart, on the 1910 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

16 Responses

  1. RamboJohnJ says:

    He’s part Indian it should be listed

    • ethnogenesis says:

      Until the Lakota tribes or so called “Siouan peoples” of the Midwest like the Mingo, federally recognized tribes who are tribes can find proof of ancestry. Marilyn Manson claimed to be Sioux or the like from the Ohio River valley. But, Kyrie Irving enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe because he has documented ancestry, and Bob Barker is enrolled in the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Not everyone on ethnicelebs had their ancestries checked, but the ones tagged are verified atm, and there are others proven to not be of such ancestries they claim to be.

  2. andrew says:

    Alice’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Wesley “Sam” McCartt/McCart (the son of Francis Marion McCartt and Sarah Ettie Walker). Samuel was born in Tennessee. Francis was the son of Pleasant McCartt and Adeline Elizabeth Hamby. Sarah was the daughter of Daniel Walker and Almira Goad

  3. andrew says:

    Genealogy of Alice Cooper (focusing on his father’s side) –

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