Birth Name: Usher Raymond IV
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 14, 1978
Usher, also known as Usher Raymond, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He is the son of Jonetta Patton (O’Neal) and Usher Raymond III. He is married to manager Grace Miguel. He has two children with his former wife, stylist Tameka Foster.
Usher’s paternal grandfather is Usher Raymond, Jr. (the son of Usher Raymond and Emma Martin).
Usher’s paternal grandmother is Evangelist Ernestine Berry (the daughter of Milton A. Berry and Etta Ruth Russ). Ernestine was born in Tennessee. Milton was the son of Charlie Edward Berry and Viola. Etta was the daughter of William/Will Russ and Luvenia Williams.
Some web sites state that Usher’s father had Haitian ancestry. This does not appear to be accurate.
Sources: Obituary of Usher’s father – http://www.chattanoogan.com
Obituary of Usher’s paternal great-grandmother, Etta Ruth (Russ) Berry – http://www.tfponline.com
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