BET Hip Hop Awards 2010 - Arrivals

Yelawolf in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Michael Wayne Atha

Place of Birth: Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 30, 1979

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Native American [Cherokee, remote Powhatan]

Yelawolf is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.

His father, whose surname is Atha, is of Cherokee Native American descent. His mother, Sheila Diane Mitchell, gave birth to him when she was fifteen. He was raised partly in Antioch and Nashville, Tennessee.

Yelawolf is married to Canadian singer and songwriter Fefe Dobson. He has three children.

Yelawolf’s maternal grandfather is named “Tommy” Mitchell.

Yelawolf’s maternal grandmother is Barbara J. Williams (the daughter of Odis Sylvester Williams and Vaulene Freeman). Odis was the son of Oscar Sylvester Williams and Elizabeth V. “Lizzie” Wilson. Vaulene was the daughter of George Mack Freeman and Martha Jane Calvert.

Yelawolf’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Catherine.

Sources: Marriage record of Yelawolf’s maternal great-grandparents, Odis Sylvester Williams and Vaulene Freeman –

Obituary of Yelawolf’s maternal great-grandmother, Vaulene (Freeman) Williams –

1 Response

  1. stlucas says:

    He is married to Fefe Dobson (

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