Quincy Jones - Legendary Music Producer

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Private User
2/17/2019 at 7:38 PM

From Wikipedia:

"With the help of the author Alex Haley in 1972 and Mormon researchers in Salt Lake City, Jones discovered that his mother's ancestors included James Lanier, a relative of Sidney Lanier, the poet. Jones said in an interview, "He had a baby with my great-grandmother [a slave], and my grandmother was born there [on a plantation in Kentucky]. We traced this all the way back to the Laniers, the same family as Tennessee Williams." Learning that the Lanier immigrant ancestors were French Huguenot refugees, who had court musicians among their ancestors, Jones attributed some of his musicianship to them. In a 2009 BBC interview, Jones said Haley also helped him learn that his father was of part Welsh ancestry.

For the 2006 PBS television program ''African American Lives'', Jones had his DNA tested, and genealogists researched his family history again. His DNA revealed he is mostly African but is also 34% European in ancestry, on both sides of his family. Research showed that he has Welsh, English, French, and Italian ancestry, with European ancestry in his direct patrilineal line (Y DNA). Through his direct matrilineal line (mt DNA), he is of West African/Central African ancestry of Tikar descent, a people centered in present-day Cameroon. He also has European matrilinear ancestry, such as Lanier male ancestors who fought for the Confederacy, making him eligible for Sons of Confederate Veterans. Among his ancestors is Betty Washington Lewis, a sister of president George Washington. Jones is also a direct descendant of Edward I of England; Edward's ancestors included Rurik, Polish, Swiss, and French nobility."

Quincy Jones

Private User
2/17/2019 at 9:06 PM
Private User
2/18/2019 at 2:56 AM
2/18/2019 at 9:04 AM

A real American. And his children are Jewish. :)

2/19/2019 at 4:20 AM

George Washington is my 10th Cousin 9x Removed
Quincy Jones is my 17th Cousin 2x Removed
Tennessee Williams is my 11th Cousin 2x Removed
Alex Haley is my 15th Cousin 4x Removed

I wish I knew about this when I was younger.

Private User
2/19/2019 at 8:30 AM

George Washington, 1st President of the USA is my second cousin once removed's husband's niece's husband's second great uncle's wife's great uncle

2/19/2019 at 4:19 PM

Quincy Jones is my 8th cousin twice removed.
Tennessee Williams is my 7th cousin thrice removed. Both of these are through the Lanier's on my mother's lineage.

George Washington 1st President is my 2nd cousin 9 times removed through my father's line of Wright's.

2/19/2019 at 5:21 PM

Quincy Jones, 12th cousin 2x removed thru my dad.
Tennessee Williams, 8th cousin 1x removed thru my mom.
George Washington, 5th cousin 10x removed thru my dad.
Lloyd Alfred Doss, 12th cousin 1x removed thru my mom

Lloyd, We are cousins thru your Brewer line, but I am blood to Quincy thru Lanier on my dad's side.......sooooooooooo, I believe that makes us double cousins. George Washington may make us 3 times?

Private User
2/21/2019 at 8:18 PM

Quincy is my 12th Cousin 2x removed, through my father's side and thru Lanier... interesting note, my Dad, Owen B. Masingill was a mentor of Q's when he was first breaking out in the music biz as arranger, conductor. They were dear friends, worked on a few albums together and although the connection is distant, my dad and Mom Aileen loved Quincy very much, as if he were family. Go figure.

Private User
2/21/2019 at 8:32 PM

Alex Haley 10th cousin 3x removed.
Tennessee Williams 11th cousin, 1x removed
Lloyd Alfred Doss, 12th cousins through my dad

Private User
2/21/2019 at 8:35 PM

Diana Collins, we are 11th cousins through my dad.

2/21/2019 at 8:52 PM

Diana Collins is my 17th Cousin
Janet Rae Masingill is my 18th cousin
Lloyd Alfred Doss, Jr. is my 15th cousin

2/21/2019 at 8:56 PM

Hello James!

2/21/2019 at 9:10 PM

It was a delightful shock for me to find these relations....

Lionel Richie, singer - 10th Cousin 3x Removed
Dionne Warwick, singer - 13th Cousin 1x Removed
Whitney Houston, singer & actress - 13th Cousin 1x Removed
John Legend, singer - 14th Cousin 1x Removed
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, theologian & civil rights hero - 15th Cousin 3x Removed
Alex Haley, author of Roots - 15th Cousin 4x Removed
Jimi Hendrix, singer - 16th Cousin 2x Removed
Lena Horne, singer & actress - 16th Cousin 2x Removed
Bill Cosby, comic & actor - 16th Cousin 3x Removed
Quincy Jones, composer & singer - 17th Cousin 2x Removed
Janet Jackson, singer - 17th Cousin 4x Removed
Jermaine Jackson, singer - 17th Cousin 4x Removed
LaToya Jackson, singer - 17th Cousin 4x Removed
Marlon Jackson, singer - 17th Cousin 4x Removed
Michael Jackson, singer - 17th Cousin 4x Removed
Randy Jackson, singer - 17th Cousin 4x Removed
Rebbie Jackson, singer - 17th Cousin 4x Removed
Tito Jackson, singer - 17th Cousin 4x Removed
Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President - 18th Cousin
Halle Berry, actress - 18th Cousin
Booker T Washington, educator & orator - 18th Cousin 2x Removed
Doria Ragland, mother of Meghan Duchess of Sussex - 18th Cousin 2x Removed
Samuel L. Jackson, actor - 19th Cousin 2x Removed
Spike Lee, film maker - 19th Cousin 2x Removed
Michele Obama, 1st Lady of USA - 20th Cousin
W.E.B. Du Bois, civil rights hero, orator, author - 20th Cousin 3x Removed
Beyoncé Knowles, singer - 21st Cousin 1x Removed

Private User
2/21/2019 at 9:20 PM

Hello James!

Private User
2/22/2019 at 9:31 AM

Congratulations Dr. James David Cunningham !

I wonder whether you also knew that Berry Gordy, Jr. , founder of the Motown record label, is a second cousin of Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States .

Gordy's daughter Hazel was once married to Jermaine Jackson .

Gordy also had a daughter with Motown artist and Supremes singer Diana Ross .

Ross also has a son Evan Ross who is married to singer Ashlee Simpson , who is the younger sister of Jessica Simpson .

President Carter's niece married news commentator Van Jones who served as President Barack Obama's Special Advisor for Green Jobs.

Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the USA is a 3rd cousin 9 times removed of James Madison, 4th President of the United States , 4th cousin 3 times removed of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States and 6th cousin 2 times removed of ubiquitous actor Kevin Bacon .

President Carter is also a 6th cousin of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States and a 6th cousin once removed of Elvis Presley .

Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley once married Michael Jackson .

2/23/2019 at 9:58 AM

Thank you for this!
Just to add to it...
Berry Gordy's daughter with Diana Ross was
Rhonda Ross (Gordy) Kendrick whose young son
Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick introduced his grandmother Diana Ross at the GRAMMY'S recently.

Elvis & Priscilla Presley's daughter Lisa Marie (Presley) Lockwood - in addition to being married to Michael Jackson (whose brother Jermaine was married to Berry Gordy's daughter Hazel, as you previously mentioned) - was ALSO married to actor
-Nicholas Cage the son of
-August Coppola the brother of 80s mega movie maker
-Francis Ford Coppola who created the 3-D movie attraction CAPTAIN EO for
-Walt Disney's theme parks which starred
-Michael Jackson (ex-husband of Lisa Marie Presley & brother of Hazel Gordy's husband Jermaine Jackson & 12th Cousin 1x Removed of Walt Disney)
and actress
-Anjelica Huston (14th Cousin of Lisa Marie Presley & 16th Cousin of Michael Jackson & 13th Cousin 2x Removed of president Jimmy Carter & 9th Cousin 3x Removed of Walt Disney)

2/23/2019 at 2:09 PM

@P Malysz you are correct about Berry Gordy, Jr! Good job ... I did not know of this connection - thank you!

Jacqueli Charlene Finley
You → Claudia Inez Mauk
your mother → Claud Bosworth Mauk
her father → Claud Mauk
his father → Ella Caledonia Lee
his mother → Sarah "Sallie" Beckworth
her mother → Caroline E. Carter
her mother → Pvt. Littleberry Walker Carter, CSA
her brother → William Archibald Carter
his son → James Earl Carter, Sr.
his son → Bessie Lillian Carter
his wife → James "Jim Jack" Gordy
her father → James T. Gordy
his father → Berry Gordy, I
his son → Berry (Pops) Gordy, Sr.
his son → Berry Gordy, Jr.
his son

2/23/2019 at 8:15 PM

hello .. was great reading this and then I went to check thru Genie who of all on this discussion I am related to ... Quincy Jones... Micheal Jackso... Barack Obama ... Tennesse Williams.. George Washington ... Janet Rae Massingill..Diana Collins.. James Cunningham .. Jacqueli Finley ( Pretty name ) Lloyd Doss ... Walt Disney ... and Erica ... Elvis ...and several on James's list .... So hello cousins .. welcome to the family xoxo

2/23/2019 at 8:27 PM

Aye matey! Welcome aboard our genealogy sailing ship!

2/24/2019 at 4:02 AM

ta muchly Diana ...

Private User
2/24/2019 at 4:45 PM

Hello Cousin Colleen Dorothy Maunsell! Nice to f"know" you!

2/25/2019 at 2:33 AM

hi Janet have replied on your profile page xo

2/25/2019 at 12:31 PM

Hi Colleen, you're my 19th Cousin 1x Removed

You (James Cunningham) →
…..Paul Francis Cunningham your father→
……Mary Lillian Morrell his mother→
…….Francis Albert "Frank" Morrell her father→
……..Albert Andrew Morrell his father→
………John Frank Morrill his father→
……….George P. Morrill his father→
………..Ephraim Morrill, Jr his father→
…………Susannah Gates his mother→
………….Elisha Gates her father→
………….Hannah Gates his mother→
…………..Joseph Benjamin I her father→
…………..Abigail Benjamin his mother→
……………Mary Eddy her mother→
…………….Elizabeth Ruck her mother→
……………..Bridget Munn her mother→
………………Richard Saxby her father→
……………....Amy Anne Samwell his mother→
………………..Joan Giffard her mother→
…………………Margaret Langston her mother→
…..…..…..………………John Danvers her father→ (our mutual grandpa)
…..…..…..…..Agnes Wenlock his daughter→
…..…..…..….Catherine Stafford her daughter→
…..…..……..Anne Stafford Baroness Latimer her daughter→
…..…..…….Dorothy Dawney her daughter→
…..…..……Sir Thomas Dawnay, Kt. her son→
…..…..…..Sir John Dawnay, Kt., MP his son→
…..………Mary Eure his daughter→
…..……..William Eure, Sr., 4th Baron Eure her son→
…..…….Mary Howard his daughter→
…..……Mary Atkins her daughter→
…..…..Jane Austen her daughter→
………John Austen her son→
…….Francis Austen his son→
…….Francis Motley Austen his son→
……Elizabeth Cooke his daughter→
…..John George Cooke her son→
….Mary Ann (Mere Kuku) Skelton his daughter→
…George Napier Skelton her son→
..William Henry Skelton his son→
.Anthony William Skelton-Gilliver his son→
Colleen Dorothy Maunsell his daughter

Private User
2/25/2019 at 1:21 PM

Hello James David Cunningham! We’re 18th cousins!

2/25/2019 at 2:03 PM

Private User I just messaged you privately - I ran a generation report on GEDMatch as I triangulated us plus a few more kits to show how we line up - through our Ansley line - but I also used the Lee kits you gave me also to show you the results. Just an fyi :-)

Private User
2/25/2019 at 3:50 PM

Jacqueli Charlene Finley thank you, just emailed. Much obliged.

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