Birth Name: Anthony Scott Flippen
Place of Birth: Orlando, Forida, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 8, 1973
Ethnicity: English, Irish, 1/32 Italian, distant Welsh
Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is known as a singer for the Grammy Award-winning rock band Creed. Mark Tremonti is also a member of the band.
Scott’s surname, Stapp, is from his mother’s remarriage to Steven Stapp.
In his book autobiography, Sinner’s Creed (2012), Scott states that his maternal grandfather was of Cherokee Native American descent, and had a residence on a Cherokee reservation. It is not clear if this Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. Scott’s grandfather and grandfather’s parents are listed as “White” on U.S. Censuses.
Scott has two children with his wife, model, beauty queen, and philantrhopist Jaclyn Nesheiwat, and a son with his former wife Hillaree Burns.
Scott’s paternal grandfather was Ornon/Ornie Vernon/Vernie Flippen (the son of Thomas Archibald Flippen and Harriet Elizabeth Cobbs). Ornon was born in Hornbeak, Tennessee. Thomas was the son of Archibald Overton Flippen and Louisa Laura Page. Harriet was the daughter of William Cobbs and Martha Jane Hammett.
Scott’s paternal grandmother was Frances Nona Noblin (the daughter of Vincent A. “Vince” Noblin and Sarah E. Vinson/Vincent). Frances was born in Mayfield, Kentucky. Scott’s great-grandfather Vincent was the son of William H. “Bill” Noblin and Nancy Ann Huntsman.
Scott’s maternal grandfather was Edward Leon Davis (the son of Edward Jefferson Davis and Francis Louise Demont). Scott’s grandfather Edward was born in Florida. Scott’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of John Franklin Davis and Salina Ann Edna Sanders. Francis was the daughter of Joseph Thomas Demont, whose father was Italian, and of Nancy L. “Fannie” Cook.
Scott’s maternal grandmother was Birdie/Berdie Louise Raffield (the daughter of Clayton Cleveland Raffield and Annie Lee Williams). Birdie was born in Florida. Clanton was the son of Charles Jackson Raffield and Nancy Ann Rogers. Scott’s great-grandmother Annie was the daughter of Elijah Moses Williams and Roxy/Roxie Louise Walden.
Sources: Genealogy of Scott’s paternal grandfather, Ornon Vernon Flippen – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Scott’s paternal grandmother, Frances Nona (Noblin) Mountz – https://www.findagrave.com
Marriage record of Scott’s paternal great-grandparents, Vincent A. Noblin and Sarah E. Vinson/Vincent – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Scott’s paternal great-grandfather, Vincent A. Noblin – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Scott’s maternal grandmother, Birdie/Berdie Louise Raffield – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Scott’s maternal grandmother, Birdie/Berdie Louise (Raffield) Davis – http://www.degusipefuneralhome.com