Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey – 2014 NBA – NBA Global Games 2014 Tip Off Party at Sushisamba in London – January 15, 2014 – Sushisamba – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Clinton Drew Dempsey

Place of Birth: Nacogdoches, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 9, 1983

Ethnicity: English, some Irish, Scottish, and German, very distant French

Clint Dempsey is an American professional soccer player. He is the all time top-scorer of the U.S. National Team.

Clint is the son of Debralynn and Aubrey Dempsey. He is married to Bethany (Keegan), with whom he has four children.

Clint’s paternal grandftather was A. Dan Dempsey (the son of David Marion “Dave” Dempsey and Ida Nora Phillips). Clint’s grandfather A. Dan was born in Texas. David was the son of Phillip Daniel Dempsey and Susanna/Susan Smelley/Smelly. Ida was the daughter of Isaac Moses Phillips and Phoebe Ann “Febban” Bass.

Clint’s paternal grandmother is Susie Maytrait Cureton (the daughter of Giles Napoleon Cureton and Susie Myrtle Chalker). Clint’s grandmother Susie was born in Texas. Giles was the son of Ellias/Elias L. Cureton and Laura E. Larabee/Larbie/Laribee. Clint’s great-grandmother Susie Chalker was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Chalker and Emma Visti Welden/Weldon.

Clint’s maternal grandfather is named Charles Robert Cates.

Clint’s maternal grandmother is named Jacklyn Anne Huffsmith (the daughter of Bennett Joseph Huffsmith and Mary M.). Jacklyn was born in Colorado. Bennett was the son of Jesse Bennett Huffsmith and Lucile Worrall, whose mother was born in Canada, to parents from England and Scotland, respectively.

Among Clint’s ancestors is William Brewster (c. 1566-1644), a Mayflower passenger and noted Pilgrim. Among many of William’s other descendants are actors Jordana Brewster, Paget Brewster, Austin Butler, Chevy Chase, Taylor Lautner, Seth MacFarlane, and Elisabeth Shue, actors and models Noah Mills and Brandon Routh, singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Governor of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller.

Sources: Genealogy of Clint Dempsey –

Information about Clint’s family –

Clint’s paternal grandfather, A. Dan Dempsey, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Clint’s paternal great-grandfather, David Marion “Dave” Dempsey –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Ida Nora Phillips –

Death record of Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Ida Nora (Phillips) Dempsey –

Clint’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Isaac Moses Phillips, on the 1860 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, James Gilbert Bass –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-grandfather, Giles Nepoleon Cureton (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Susie Myrtle Chalker, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Clint’s maternal great-grandfather, Bennett Joseph Huffsmith, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

18 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Is this photo misleading or an accurate dipiction? Don’t really know who he is, i guess because americans don’t care about football, so their players are basically unknowns lol…

    • andrew says:

      You don’t watch much football then (odd for a Brazilian), him and Landon Donovan are soccer superstars.

      Not a misleading pic, though.

      • jonasbttencourt says:

        “soccer superstars” well i guess only in America, im not that into football (that’s the real name btw), but i watch local and european Championships from time to time, and i really never heard of him, whatever, football it’s not a big deal for you guys at all, since you not even call it by the real name, and don’t even get me started on the american “football”. That —- is crazy, how is it even a thing? Lol even baseball looks cooler than a bunch of guys rubbing each other with tight clothes and a weird helmet hahahah…

        • andrew says:

          Well I hate American Football too (I am a big fan of Rugby Union).

          Anyway Dempsey and Donovan were ‘soccer’ (as they call the game in U.S., Ireland and even Australia) superstars, but now they have retired maybe.

  2. andrew says:

    Charles Robert Cates may be an English immigrant or someone with recent English ancestry.

    His German ancestry on Huffsmith line is definitely not “remote”.

  3. andrew says:

    Bennett Joseph Huffsmith on the 1920 U.S. Census-

    Clint’s maternal grandmother is Jacklyn Anne Huffsmith (the daughter of Bennett Joseph Huffsmith and Mary M.). Bennett was the son of Jesse Bennett Huffsmith and Lucile Worrall.

    Lucile’s mother’s parents were from England and Scotland, respectively

  4. andrew says:

    genealogy of Clint’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Nancy Stroud McAfee – Note that her date of death is wrong

    Thus Clint has remote German ancestry

  5. andrew says:

    Genealogy of Clint’s paternal 3th great-grandfather, James Gilbert Bass:

    So Clint is a descendant of Nicholas “The Elder” Lanier and Lucretia Bassano, and of John Basse and Native American princess Elizabeth Nansemond. Through this line, he is remotely related to Tommy Lee from Motley Crue and to U.S Presidents John Quincy Adams and John Adams

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