Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin on a stamp, printed c. 2014, photo by gors4730/Bigstock.com

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

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