Jimi Hendrix

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Birth Name: Johnny Allen Hendrix

Date of Birth: November 27, 1942

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Death: September 18, 1970

Place of Death: Kensington, London, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: African-American

Jimi Hendrix was a legendary American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

He was the son of Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix, both of whom were African-American. Jimi had two children.

Jimi is sometimes described as having had Irish, Native American (often specifically Cherokee), Aztec (specifically Nahua), and/or other ancestry. It is not clear if these lineages have been verified/documented. Jimmy’s recent ancestors were black.

Jimi’s paternal grandfather was Bertran Philander “Ross” Hendrix/Hendricks (the son of Thomas Jefferson Hendrix/Hendricks and Frances/Fannie Whitfield). Ross was born in Ohio.

Jimi’s paternal grandmother was Zenora Rose “Nora” Moore (the daughter of Robert J. Moore and Fanny Nealy). Zenora was born in Tennessee or Georgia. Robert was the son of Zenora. Fanny was the daughter of Sandy Neuly/Nealy and Prissy Bostwell.

Jimi’s maternal grandfather was Preston Murice Jeter (the son of R. E. Jeter and Elizabeth Brown). Preston was born in Virginia.

Jimi’s maternal grandmother was Clarice Larson/Lawson (the daughter of Preston Brown and Laura Larson). Clarice was born in Arkansas or Texas.

Sources: http://www.houstonpress.com

Genealogies of Jimi Hendrix – http://www.geni.com

Information about Jimmy’s father’s family – http://www.blackpast.org

Jimmy’s paternal grandfather, Bertran Philander “Ross” Hendrix/Hendricks, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Bertran Philander “Ross” Hendrix/Hendricks on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jimmy’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jimmy’s maternal grandparents, Preston Murice Jeter and Clarice Larson/Lawson – http://www.wikitree.com


Curious about ethnicity

71 Responses

  1. Velmar Faison says:

    The majority of black Americans are mixed with African, white and native American as a result of slavery. The Europeans who came to this country to settle here, brought no women with them, so they had sex with their African slaves. Also when the slaves ran away and subsequently freed, many were resqued by the Indians and lived and married among them. There are many black Indians which you do not hear about. My mother’s mother was half cherokee, and our slave owner came from Scotland and sired some of my family members, so believe it when blacks tell you of their heritage. You can see the many shades of blackness.!!!!

    • Del says:

      No not at all. 5% of black ppl in america have native american encestry. ~Half Ottawa,cherokee~census beareu.

    • Del says:

      You have no idea what your talking about.5% black ppl in america have natve american ancestry 13% of white ppl in america have native american ancestry.u need to check ur research.im considere white and both my grandma on my moms side was3/4 ottawa and cherokee my dads side 1/2 cherokee. Ur barely even native and u know nothing about native history europeans and natives were her before africans.thats why ur so dark cause ur from the hottest country in the world and indians originally were indo americans who cam to america and features changed over time because of the sun exposure and way of life.like if I still had 2 be outside all day I’d probaly look black but in indo europe temps are less cold.hope u get the point….

    • Orlando says:

      That idea only applies to America Latina. Most of people who came to this country brought their families with them trying to find a new place to live. In comparison with America Latina where spaniards and portuguese came looking for gold and fame and didnt brought their families with them because their idea was to go back to Europe.

  2. total23 says:

    But Sources Says His Paternal Grandmother Was Cherokee Indian, But When I See He She Looks She Is Of African Descent. She Probably Has Cherokee Indian In Her.

    His Paternal Grandmother: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTQXPQUtWnE

    His Paternal Grandparents:

    • fuzzybear says:

      What’s up total23,it’s friendly know it all,here once again to do my job.Anyhow even though they give us an image of what an native American was supposed to look like,that’s not the whole story.Believe it or not,going by their own paper work,notes and drawings,natives did vary especially in color.So much that many were hung being mistaken for black,since we ourselves come in so many colors.Plus I mention that cherokees were so mixed blooded by the 1900’s(with black and white).So it’s no wonder she looks like and old black lady to you

      • total23 says:

        Then Y Did they Say That She Is A Full Blown Cherokee Indian.

        • fuzzybear says:

          To Total23

          Black and Cherokee have been mixing for who knows how long.Bloodline mixs,certain traits may stay while others may go.that she most likely was a full blown one.I mean she most likely was raised as one, lived her life as one,thought as one,so who has the right to tell her she’s not one.Just like all the rest who were adopted into the tribe,saw themselves as Cherokee. Look at the pamunkey indians, they had so much black blood,that white people try taking their land,stating they were no longer native.However you go asks one of them now,and see want they tell you that they are Indian.Oh and also that they don’t have a ounce of black blood in them;even though it’s without a doubt common fact.

    • chipoltespice says:

      You have to understand as well, that in the south, they try to deny this but there was mixing going on a lot between Blacks, White and Natives. My fathers, father family is from the Appalachians of NC and they are Native/Black mix.
      They often get mistaken for being Filipino/Asian but it was going. Many of the smaller Native tribes were absorbed into the population. It wasn’t until the Trail of Tears in the mid-1800’s when Natives were being being pushed westward. There were many tri-racial groups of Black and even with Whites (Brass Ankles of SC & Melungeons).
      The deep secrets of the South.

  3. what? says:

    lol you just said “Has anyone noticed some of the most influential people on “non-black” music are black people”. just about everyone you mentioned was also of euopean blood. how dumb are you?

    • DatMatt says:

      How dumb are you that you don’t understand people still apply the one drop rule.

      • DatMatt says:

        It’s just that I’m 1/2 Black, 1/2 White(Mom tells me my dad was Scottish-American. Never met him.), and even if my dad had been in my life, people will never see me as White or even mixed, even though I look mixed. I’m proud to be half White, but no one will ever recognize that’s part of me. It’s the same with most every other mixed person I’ve met. Even Black and White people still call Obama Black. In my lifetime, mixed ppl will still always be “Black” to most. It’s just commonplace to me. I would like to discover more about my dad’s side, tho. I’ve only seen pictures and things my mom has told me.

        • moi says:

          not really
          most blacks no the difference between black people and mixed

        • Samia_Kabullah_Bella says:

          I’m mixed too (Arab and European) and i understand that being mixed isn’t as easy as it seems,you often hear racial slurs.I live in France and the French are some of the most racist people i’ve ever met,despite there being lots of Arabs in France some French still seem to have anti arab intentions.

        • Midnight says:

          Hey, that’s not true with everyone though. Some people can tell that a person has other races, nationalites or even ethnicities in you and others. I use wonder why people like to play the guessing game but as I got older I find that I like to hear what people think and give my views as well. I had a lady, earlier this year, from Thiland ask me if I was part Japanese. I asked her what made her think that and guess what she said. “You’re eyes slant like theirs.” I’ve nver had anyone say that my eyes were slanted before and I thought it was kind of funny. I’ve heard things like Samoan, Puerto Rican, Mexican, East Indian, Native American, Mexican, Russian and part Japanese. (I’m keeping a record just in case I take a DNA tests) The winner gets twenty-five cents. (i’m cheap lol.) Jimi favors his father in features and probably his mother in skin tone. You can see the Native American in him. I watched his bio and it stated his maternal grandmother (I think it was maternel) lived on a reservation in Canada. (Best proof in the world that he’s mixed with Native)

    • fuzzybear says:

      To What?

      Doesn’t this included the majority of the black population here

      • chipoltespice says:

        This is not true, the majority of the Black population has parents that self identify as Black and are predominately Black.
        Most Blacks are not Indian ancestry, if so, they would like like Puerto Ricans with obvious Native features. Black people use to call my Grandfather a Chinaman who was Native ancestry. Most Blacks wouldn’t know a Native if they bit them on the @ss.
        Most Blacks look African in origin, not Native. Jim Crowe system is over….We multiracial’s are tired of being lumped into the Black category. We want recognition as we have contributed to this society as mixed race people and come from mixed race households.

        • JDsurfdude says:

          what’s funny is i’m also mixed and more than just african and european but mostly those two. However my sisters and i don’t appear a specific race. People sometimes ask me if i’m Samoan or Hawaiian or Native American or Brazilian or even Asian Indian. What’s worse is my youngest sister has straight wavy hair as opposed to me with wavy-curly. So she really doesn’t look african at all. So trying to classify a person by the way they look is useless. This whole race thing to me is a waste of time. Let’s all just be human.

  4. DatMatt says:

    Has anyone noticed some of the most influential people on “non-black” music are black people? Michael Jackson, Darius Rucker-Hootie and the Blowfish, Lenny Kravitz(Black and Jewish), Slash(Black and English)-Velvet Revolver, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Morello-RATM(Black and Italian), and Howard Jones-Killswitch Engage

  5. moi says:

    duh if he probably part mexican = white +native american

    so why are you complaining

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