Michael Jordan

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Jordan in 2013, photo by prphotos

Birth Name: Michael Jeffrey Jordan

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1963

Ethnicity: African-American

Michael Jordan is an American basketball player, actor, and businessperson. Considered the greatest basketball player ever, Michael became a sporting hero who transcended race, and is admired by people in the sporting, fashion, and business worlds.

Michael is the son of Deloris (Peoples) and James Raymond Jordan. His parents are/were both African-American. Michael has two children with his wife, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, and three children with his former wife, Juanita Vanoy.

A commercial featuring Michael with his mother can be seen here.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was William M. Edward Jordan (the son of Dawson/Dorcy Jordan). William was born in North Carolina. Dawson was the son of Richard “Dick” Jordan and Charlotte Hand.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Rosa/Rose Belle Hand (the daughter of James Chester Hands and Ada Herring). Rosa was born in North Carolina.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Edward Peoples (the son of Joseph/Joe A. Peoples and Mary McClammy/McClany/McClancey). Edward was born in North Carolina. Joseph was the son of Simon Parker and Jane Peoples. Mary was the daughter of Jesse/Jessie McClammy/McClany/McClancey and Keziah.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Inez Weeks (the daughter of Calvin Weeks and Mollie Williams). Inez was born in North Carolina. Calvin was the son of Abram Dordon and Ann Weeks. Mollie was the daughter of Moses Williams and Tama or Denola.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Jordan (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.politicalfamilytree.com

Marriage record of Michael’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Obituary and genealogy of Michael’s father – http://www.findagrave.com

Michael’s maternal grandparents, Edward Peeples and Inez Weeks, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Edward Peoples – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph/Joe A. Peoples and Mary McClammy/McClany/McClancey – https://familysearch.org

Michael’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph/Joe A. Peoples, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Michael’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jesse/Jessie McClammy/McClany/McClancey and Keziah, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Michael’s maternal grandmother, Inez Weeks, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Inez (Weeks) Peoples – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Michael’s maternal great-grandparents, Calvin Weeks and Mollie Williams – https://familysearch.org

Michael’s maternal great-grandmother, Mollie Williams, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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10 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEmzF8ioqOE

    im sure she is his real mother and not an actress
    they look the same. His mother was a really beautiful woman.

    • andrew says:

      I’ve never really been a basketball fan, but for a brief time I had a MJ poster in my room. I also bought a Chicago Bulls VHS and watched Space Jam movie in an outdoor cinema.

  2. neiltennant says:

    growing up in the 90s he was in the media all the time
    my sister loved him and bought everything he marketed
    and i liked him too

    in 1993 8 from 10 boys in my class had michael air jordan shoes

    thats a reason, why i am race blind today. we never recognized that he was black or something. however we knew that he is american

    in 1994 when we had the first african boy in our class,we saw him and thought
    ,,cool this guy has the same skin color like our idol”

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