Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Brown in 2012, photo by prphotos

Date of Birth: March 4, 1993

Place of Birth: Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Death: July 26, 2015

Place of Death: Duluth, Georgia, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American, with small amount of English, Irish, and Scottish

Bobbi Kristina Brown was an American reality television and media personality and singer. She was the daughter of singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. She once stated that she was married to Nick Gordon, a statement that has been declared as false by her relatives. Bobbi was a first cousin, once removed, of singer Dionne Warwick.

Bobbi Kristina’s maternal grandmother, soul and gospel singer Cissy Houston, stated in an interview that she has Dutch and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Bobbi Kristina’s paternal grandfather was named Herbert James Brown.

Bobbi Kristina’s paternal grandmother was named Carole Elizabeth Williams.

Bobbi Kristina’s maternal grandfather was John Russell Houston, Jr. (the son of John Russell Houston and Sarah Elizabeth/Elisabeth Collins). Bobbi Kristina’s grandfather John was born in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey. Bobbi Kristina’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Huston/Houston and Hannah M. Davis. Sarah was the daughter of The Rev. Abraham Augustus Collins and Sarah E. Sanderson.

Bobbi Kristina’s maternal grandmother is Cissy Houston (born Emily Lee Drinkard, the daughter of Nitcholas/Nicholas “Nitch” Drinkard and Adelia/Delia Mae McCaskill). Cissy was born in Newark, Essex, New Jersey. Her family formed a family gospel group, The Drinkard Jubilairs, later The Drinkard Singers, who recorded the first gospel album on a major label. Nitcholas was born in Hilton, Early, Georgia, the son of John Drinkard, Jr. and Susie/Susan Belle/Bell “Delia” Fuller. Adelia was the daughter of Stephen McCaskill and Emma L. Houston.

Sources: Genealogy of Bobbi Kristina Brown –

Obituary of Bobbi Kristina’s paternal grandmother, Carole Elizabeth (Williams) Brown –

Genealogy of Bobbi Kristina Brown (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Bobbi Kristina’s mother –

Bobbi Kristina’s maternal grandmother, Cissy Houston, speaks of their ancestors –

Bobbi Kristina’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Drinkard, Jr. and Susie/Susan Belle/Bell Fuller, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Bobbi Kristina’s maternal great-grandmother, Adelia/Delia Mae McCaskill, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Bobbi Kristina’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Stephen McCaskill and Emma L. Houston, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Bobbi Kristina’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Stephen McCaskill, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

6 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Herbert’s middle name is James according to US Public Records.

  2. Manila says:

    Her paternal grandparents are already deceased.

  3. omesombo says:

    Date of birth is written twice. the second one should read “date of death”

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