Birth Name: Howard Dwaine Dorough
Place of Birth: Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 22, 1973
*Irish, English (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)
Howie D., also known as Howie Dorough, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, actor, and businessperson. He is known as a member of the band Backstreet Boys, along with Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, and Kevin Richardson.
His mother, Paula Flores, is Puerto Rican, and his father, Hoke Dwaine Dorough, was of Irish and English descent. Howie is married to Leigh Boniello, with whom he has two children.
Howie’s paternal grandfather was Hoke Smith Dorough (the son of William Nathan Dorough and Alice Catherine Murray). William was the son of James Henry Dorough and Sarah Elizabeth Powell.
Howie’s paternal grandmother was Lizzie Corrine Singletary (the daughter of Thomas Benjamin Singletary and Minnie Elizabeth Kelley). Thomas was the son of John Richard Frank/Franklin Singletary and Nancy Ann Malissa/Melissa Register.
Sources: Genealogy of Howie Dorough (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Howie’s paternal grandfather, Hoke Smith Dorough (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.ca
Genealogy of Howie’s paternal great-grandfather, William Nathan Dorough – https://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Howie’s paternal great-great-grandfather, James Henry Dorough (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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