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.
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 – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of John McAfee (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
John’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth Treadway, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org