Birth Name: Frederick Dierks Bentley
Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 20, 1975
Ethnicity: English, German, Welsh, remote French and Belgian Walloon
Dierks Bentley is an American singer and songwriter.
Dierks is the son of Catherine and Leon Fife Bentley. He is married to Cassidy Black, with whom he has three children.
Dierks’ paternal grandfather was Richard Thomas Bentley (the daughter of Thomas Marshall Bentley and Mary Ella Hickerson). Dierks’ great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Jordan Pike Bentley and Susan Martha Fristoe. Mary was the daughter of John Marshall Hickerson and Susan Elizabeth Cropp.
Dierks’ paternal grandmother was Mary Cecile Fife (the daughter of Leon Forest Fife and Cecile Morgan Denny). Dierks’ great-grandmother Cecile was the daughter of Clifton Denny and Mary Belle Enyart.
Dierks’ maternal grandfather was Frederick Newell Childs (the son of Charles Fredrick Childs and Edith Harris Newell). Dierks’ grandfather Frederick was born in Illinois. Charles was the son of Walter Henry Childs and Clara Maria Davis.
Dierks’ maternal grandmother was Jean Joers (the daughter of William Harvey Joers and Catherine Dierks). Catherine was the daughter of Peter Dierks, whose parents were German, and of Ladesha Mathews.
Sources: Genealogy of Dierks Bentley (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Dierks’ father – http://www.legacy.com