Birth Name: Jamia Suzette Mays
Place of Birth: Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 16, 1979
Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scottish, Welsh, and German
Jayma Mays is an American actress and singer. She has starred in the films Paul Blart: Mall Cop and The Smurfs, and the series Trial & Error, among other projects. She was raised in Grundy, Virginia. Her family has lived in the United States for many generations. Jayma is married to English actor Adam Campbell, with whom she has a son.
Jayma’s paternal grandfather was Clarence Condal Mays, Sr. (the son of William Riley Mays and Tippy Jane Simpson). Clarence was born in Virginia. William was the son of James S. Mays and Mary Louisa Jane Barrett. Tippy was the daughter of Peachy Gilmore Simpson and Mary Ann Mildred Taylor.
Jayma’s paternal grandmother was Maude/Maudie Dora Owens (the daughter of Floyd Owens and Victoria Sutherland). Maude was born in Virginia. Floyd was the son of James Madison Owens and Amy Ann E. Edwards. Victoria was the daughter of James H. Sutherland and Almeda Fuller.
Jayma’s maternal grandfather was John Paul Norris (the son of Lewis Frank Norris and Sallie Lou Christian). John was born in Yukon, West Virginia. Lewis was the son of Jonathan Enzer Norris and Callie Nancy Lewis. Sallie was the daughter of George Riley Christian and Corinthia/Corintha T. Davis.
Jayma’s maternal grandmother was Victoria Nebraska Burleson (the daughter of William Grover Burleson and Nellie Jane Ratliff). Victoria was born in Grundy, Virginia. William was the son of Henry Ulysses Burleson and Susan Etter/Etta Sluder. Nellie was the daughter of John Sparrel Ratliff and Cynthia/Syntha Mary Smith.
Sources: Genealogy of Jayma’s father – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Jayma’s paternal grandparents, Clarence Condal Mays and Maude/Maudie Dora Owens – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Jayma’s paternal grandmother, Maude/Maudie Dora (Owens) Mays – http://www.bdtonline.com
Genealogy of Jayma’s paternal great-grandmother, Victoria Sutherland – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituaries of Jayma’s maternal grandparents, John Paul Norris and Victoria Nebraska (Burleson) Norris – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Jayma’s maternal great-grandfather, Lewis Frank Norris – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com