Anthony Hamilton

LOS ANGELES – FEB 09: Hamilton arrives for the ESSENCE 8th Annual Black Women In Music on February 9, 2017 in Hollywood, CA, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Anthony Cornelius Hamilton

Place of Birth: Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 28, 1971

Ethnicity: African-American [including Cameroonian]

Anthony Hamilton is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

He was raised by his mother. He has six children, including three with his former wife, background singer Tarsha McMillan.

A DNA test of Anthony found that his matrilineal ancestry is from the Masa, Mafa, and Kotoko peoples of Cameroon.

Anthony’s maternal grandfather was named Robert L. Hamilton.

Anthony’s maternal grandmother was Geneva Truesdale (the daughter of Allen “Bud” Truesdale/Trusdale/Trusdel and Ellen McMillian/Millian). Geneva was born in South Carolina. Allen was born in South Carolina, the son of Manuel Truesdale/Trusdale/Trusdel and Mary Hough. Ellen was born in South Carolina, the daughter of Rachel.

Sources: Obituary of Anthony’s mother –

Death record of Anthony’s maternal grandmother, Geneva (Truesdale) Hamilton –

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