Joe Nichols

Nichols in 2013, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Joseph Edward Nichols

Place of Birth: Rogers, Arkansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 26, 1976

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, 1/32 Italian, possibly Cherokee and Comanche Native American

Joe Nichols is an American country singer and musician.

He is the son of Robin and Michael Nichols, a trucker. He is married to Heather Singleton. He has three children, including two with Heather.

Joe has evidently stated that he is of part Cherokee and Comanche Native American descent. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was Harvey Ernest Nichols (the son of Ernest Elwood Nichols and Edna Fern Sparks). Joe’s great-grandfather Ernest was the son of Edward Lee Nichols and Elizabeth Allen. Edna was the daughter of Samuel Harrison Sparks and Emily Christine Montgomery.

Joe’s paternal grandmother was Helen Marie Mossberger (the daughter of Stanley Stoner Mossberger and Myrtle Ellen Pallardy). Helen was born in Missouri. Myrtle likely was the daughter of Leo/Lee L. Pallarday and Kathleen “Kate” Pelasara, whose father was Italian.

Joe’s maternal grandfather’s surname is Mulkey.

Sources: Genealogy of Joe’s father –

Joe’s paternal great-grandmother, Myrtle Ellen Pallardy, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

5 Responses

  1. impensável says:

    his eyes are reminiscent of Native American characteristics. selena gomez too

  2. impensável says:

    Exotic man.

  3. Oaken05 says:

    The documentation of his Native ancestry is written all over his face more than most cases we’ve seen. Though, I get why we can’t add it. I’d call it “likely” Native ancestry through, instead of “possibly.”

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