Birth Name: Allyson Brooke Hernandez
Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 7, 1993
Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, Indigenous, African]
Ally is the daughter of Patricia Ann (Castillo) and Jerry Mesquite Hernandez. She has an older brother, Brandon. Ally cites Selena as her biggest musical influence.
Ally’s paternal grandparents are Manuel Ortiz Hernandez and Gloria Rodriguez Mesquiti.
Ally’s maternal grandfather is Johnnie Reynaldo Castillo (the son of Jose Damas “Joe” Castillo and Ofelia Elias). Johnnie was born in San Antonio, Texas. Jose was the son of Mexican immigrants, Pedro Castillo and Francisca Sánchez. Ofelia was the daughter of Lázaro Elías and Florinda de los Santos.
Ally’s maternal grandmother is Guadalupe Ortiz Quintanilla (the daughter of Ramón Quintanilla Sosa and Angelita Ortiz). Guadalupe was born in San Antonio, Texas. Ramón was a Mexican emigrant, from San Carlos, Jiménez, Coahuila, and was the son of Ramón Quintanilla Martínez and María Anatalia Sosa Espinosa. Angelita was the daughter of Antonio Ortiz, and of a Mexican emigrant, Eusebia Garcés.
Sources: Birth record of Ally’s maternal grandfather, Johnnie Reynaldo Castillo – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Ally’s maternal great-grandfather, Jose Damas “Joe” Castillo – https://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Ally’s maternal grandmother, Guadalupe Ortiz Quintanilla – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Ally’s maternal great-grandparents, Ramón Quintanilla Sosa and Angelita Ortiz – https://www.familysearch.org