Birth Name: Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr.
Place of Birth: Albany, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 20, 1990
Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, remote French
Phillip Phillips is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He won the eleventh season of the show American Idol (in 2012). See other American Idol winners here. Phillip is married to Hannah Blackwell.
Phillip’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Daniel Phillips, who was born, c. 1760, possibly in Ireland.
Phillip’s paternal grandfather was Gerald Leonard Phillips (the son of Carl Leonard Phillips and Mamie Lois Bryan/Bryant). Gerald was born in Georgia. Carl was the son of Charley Jackson Phillips and Ada.
Phillip’s paternal grandmother was Annie Marie Casey (the daughter of Joseph Lee Casey and Eva Ona Duke). Annie was born in Georgia. Joseph was the son of James B. Casey and Mary Ann Sasser. Eva was the daughter of Delmar/Delmer Duke/Dukes and Gertrude/Trudie Walker.
Phillip’s maternal grandfather is Benjamin W. “Ben” Jacks, Jr. (the son of Benjamin W. Jacks and Elsie Hines). Phillip’s great-grandfather Benjamin was the son of Hyden Timothy Jacks/Jack and Mary Elizabeth Webb. Elsie was the daughter of Lafayette Lace Hines and Dora Bell Peeples.
Phillip’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy “Aileen” Wilson (the daughter of Clifford Waller Wilson and Mamie Ann Johnson). Dorothy was born in Tennessee. Clifford was the son of David Monroe Wilson and Maude Ethel Brasel. Phillip’s great-grandmother Mamie was the daughter of Samuel Alexander Johnson and Luvernia “Vernia” Goldberg. Luvernia was the daughter of William Charles Goldberg and Mary E. Brasel/Brazel. William had German ancestry; his paternal grandparents, Carl Charles Goldberg and Bertha Aurin, were German immigrants.
Sources: Genealogy of Phillip Phillips (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Phillip’s paternal grandfather, Gerald Leonard Phillips, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Phillip’s paternal grandmother, Annie Marie (Casey) Phillips – http://www.mathewsfuneralhome.com
Obituary of Phillip’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy “Aileen” (Wilson) Jacks – http://www.albanyherald.com