Birth Name: Janis Lyn Joplin
Date of Birth: January 19, 1943
Place of Birth: Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, U.S.
Date of Death: October 4, 1970
Place of Death: Hollywood, California, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, smaller amounts of Scottish, Welsh, Irish, and German, remote French and Cornish
Janis Joplin was an American singer and songwriter.
She was the daughter of Dorothy Bonita (East) and Seeb Ward “Seth” Joplin.
Janis’s paternal grandfather was Seeb Winston/Winson Joplin (the son of Charles Alexander Joplin and Margaret Elminor White). Seeb was born in Tarrant County, Texas. Charles was the son of Benjamin Jopling and Melinda/Malinda Miller.
Janis’s paternal grandmother was Florence E. Porter (the daughter of Robert Ury Porter and Arminta Roberson). Florence was born in Texas. Robert was the son of John W. Porter and Susan W. Eaton. Arminta was born in Mississippi, the daughter of Lodwick Roberson and Mary Eleanor Ball.
Janis’s maternal grandfather was Cecil East (the son of Ulysses Sampson Grant East and Annie/Anna Belle Bowman). Cecil was born in Illinois. Ulysses was the son of Henry Tate East and Caroline Nelson. Annie was the daughter of James Franklin Bowman and Sarah Ann Downing.
Janis’s maternal grandmother was Laura M. Hanson (the daughter of Herbert M. Hanson and Stella Mae Sherman). Laura was born in Nebraska. Herbert was the son of Henry W. Hanson and Mary M. Marsh. Stella was the daughter of Jacob Galusha Sherman and Mary A. Roundtree/Rountree.
Sources: Genealogies of Janis Joplin – http://www.geni.com
Janis has distant/remote Native American (Powhatan) ancestry.
Pocahontas? Through which line, and what is the franction?
Janis’ maternal grandmother, Laura Hanson, was the daughter of Stella, the daughter of Mary Ann, the daughter of Sarah, the daughter of Sally, the daughter of Mary, the daughter of Thomas, the son of Col, the son of Capt. Thomas, the son of Ka-Okee, the daughter of Pocahontas.
Janis’s Mother-Father Chain: MMMMMFMFFFFMM
Pocahontas had a daughter?
If she had, that would have made Joplin 1/4096 Native American.
Ka-Okee is listed in many genealogy sites as the niece of Pocahontas, not daughter.
Her existence is disputed:
you can use one of these public domain images.
I dont really trust those sources.