Ancestry of LL Cool J (1968-)
Ancestry of LL Cool J

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Ancestry of LL Cool J
1 James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J, b. South Side Hospital, Bayshore, Long Island, Richmond, Queens, New York, 14 January 1968
2 James Smith  
md. Wyandanch, New York, 1967 (div. abt. 1971) (as her first husband)
3 Ondrea Griffith, b. Queens County, New York, about 1947. She md. (2) Roscoe
6 Eugene Griffith (parents from Barbados)
7 Ellen (check newspapers for August 1972)


This is a listing of any materials other than census, vital records, etc., that were consulted during the research of this tree.

LL Cool J with Karen Hunter. I Make My Own Rules. St. Martin's, 1998.


1930 Memphis (Ward 14), Shelby County, Tennessee, ED 79-51, sheet 24A

899 Fisher

                                        Marital   Age at                Father's      Mother's
                        Rel     Age     Status    1st Mar   Bplace      Bplace        Bplace 
Alexander John          Head    36      M         27        Miss        Miss          Miss
          Leslie Allen  Wife    27      M         19        Arkansas    N Carolina    N Carolina
          Myrtle        Dau      5      S                   Tenn        Miss          N Carolina
          Edward Otis   Son      4      S                   Tenn        Miss          N Carolina
          Mamie Leslie  Dau      3      S                   Tenn        Miss          N Carolina
          Norma         Dau      2      S                   Tenn        Miss          N Carolina
          John M Jr     Son     10/12   S                   Tenn        Miss          N Carolina
Newsome Maggie          Mother  60      M         22        N Carolina  N Carolina    N Carolina

John was a Baptist minister and a veteran of the World War.