Birth Name: Amy Lynn Lee
Place of Birth: Riverside, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 13, 1981
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish
Amy Lee is an American singer, songwriter, harpist, and pianist. She is the co-founder, lead vocalist, and sole constant member of rock band Evanescence. She has also been credited as Amy Hartzler, her married name.
Amy is the daughter of Sara and John Lee, who was a disc jockey and television personality. She was raised partly in West Palm Beach, Florida, Rockford, Illinois, and Little Rock, Arkansas, where she helped found the band. She is married to therapist Josh Hartzler, with whom she has a son.
Amy’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Eugene Lee, Jr. (the son of Thomas Eugene Lee and Dorothy Burnham). Amy’s grandfather Thomas was born in Georgia. Amy’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Joseph Andrew Lee and Kitty Louisa Wells. Dorothy was the daughter of Addie Z. Burnham.
Amy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Ellen Phelps (the daughter of William Robinson Phelps and Ruth Ellen/Ida Haggard). Amy’s grandmother Ruth was born in Illinois. William was the son of John Thomas Phelps and Emma Cora Chapman.
Amy’s maternal grandfather was Robert Lee Cargill (the son of Conner/Conward William Cargill and Bonnie Vera Davenport). Robert was born in Oklahoma. Conner was the son of Ervin Thomas Cargill and Annie M. Ellis.
Amy’s maternal grandmother is Sara Lou Young (the daughter of Valcus Franklin Young and Thelma Blankenship). Valcus was the son of Ira A. Young and Eliza Webb. Thelma was the daughter of John Henry Blankenship and Ida.
Sources: Genealogy of Amy Lee – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Amy’s maternal great-grandmother, Thelma (Blankenship) Young – http://newsok.com