Birth Name: Kristopher Neil Allen
Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Arkansas, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 21, 1985
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish and Welsh, distant Dutch
Kris Allen is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He won the eighth season of the show American Idol (in 2009). See other American Idol winners here.
Kris is the son of Kimberly and Neil Allen. He is married to Katy O’Connell, with whom he has two children.
Kris’s paternal grandfather is Earl Denver Allen (the son of Lewis Leander Allen and Ottie Mae Jackson). Earl was born in Arkansas. Lewis was the son of George Washington Allen and Mary Eliza Thomas. Ottie was the daughter of Nathan Jackson and Margaret Ring.
Kris’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Homer Wheeler and Mary.
Kris’s maternal grandfather is named Charles Wayne Wood.
Kris’s maternal grandmother was Linda Jean “Jeannie” Soloway Carter (the daughter of Harvey Columbus Solway and Eva Mae Harbin). Linda was born in Alabama. Harvey was the son of George Walter Solway and Laura Emma Mayes. Eva was the daughter of Hugh Douglas Harbin and Georgia Ann Guthrie.
Sources: Genealogies of Kris’s paternal great-grandparents, Lewis Leander Allen and Ottie Mae Jackson – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Kris’s paternal great-grandfather, Lewis Leander Allen (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Kris’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, Nicholas Phelps and Mary Elizabeth Biggerstaff – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Kris’s maternal grandmother, Linda Jean “Jeannie” (Soloway Carter) Wood – http://www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com