John McAfee

McAfee in 2016, photo by Gage Skidmore

Birth Name: John David McAfee

Date of Birth: 18 September, 1945

Place of Birth: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 23 June, 2021

Place of Death: Brians 2 Penitentiary, Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona, Spain

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Welsh, Scottish

John McAfee was an American computer programmer, businessperson, and politician. He wrote the first commercial anti-virus software and founded McAfee Associates to sell it, later leaving the company.

He was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2016 and 2020.

John was born on a U.S. army base in the U.K., in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. His father, Don Harold McAfee, was an American World War II veteran, from Roanoke, Virginia. His mother, Joan Ellen (Williams), was English. He was raised in Salem, Virginia. John was married to Janice Dyson, until his death.

John’s paternal grandfather was Timothy Marvin “Tim” McAfee (the son of John David McAfee and Mary Elizabeth Thompson). Timothy was born in Virginia. John’s great-grandfather John McAfee was the son of James McAfee and Elizabeth Minton. John’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Sylvester Thompson, whose father was English, and of Rachael Dulany Clark.

John’s paternal grandmother was Nanny/Nannie Myrtle Jones (the daughter of General Worth Jones and Ellen Melissa Harrold/Herald). Nanny was born in Virginia. General was the son of Benjamin Franklin Jones and Mary Polly/Ann Willis. Ellen was the daughter of Jesse James Branard/Braynard Harrold/Herald and Nancy Elizabeth Treadway. Nancy’s great-great-grandmother, Susanah Fawling, also known as Cheto Wolf, was said to have been a Cherokee Native American.

John’s maternal grandfather was named Bertram Williams.

John’s maternal grandmother was named Ada Clark.

Sources: Genealogy of John McAfee –

Genealogy of John McAfee (focusing on his father’s side) –

John’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth Treadway, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

5 Responses

  1. Connerfromvine says:

    His American Indian ancestry is not documented and his software is complete garbage

  2. madman says:

    Is there any genealogical evidence linking Nancy Elizabeth Treadway to Susanah Fawling? The one from does not.

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