Finding their Roots: Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is considered as the face of the 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors yet there is one thing most people are not familiar with - his own roots.


Stephen Curry is considered as the face of the 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors yet there is one thing most people are not familiar with - his own roots. In a league dominated by African-American basketball players, some fans may think that he's "not black enough" (no race pun intended) but few have realized that Curry has a diverse racial past as he's obviously a product of America's diversity. As much as he identifies himself as African-American, he has Caucasian ancestors as well.

In fact, most African-Americans have at least one Caucasian ancestor. The more racial mixing in the world today, the color line has become so blurred that identifying oneself with a particular group would be confusing already.

Curry's ancestors can be traced back to Virginia where his father Dell (born Wardell Stephen Curry, yes they have the same name) and mother Sonya (nee Adams) were born - Harrisonburg and Radford respectively. The Curry name can be traced back to Blanch Perline Curry while his maternal ancestors can be traced back to John Snell.

Curry Family Tree 

1. Generation

Stephen Curry (Wardell Stephen Curry II) was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on 3/14/1988. He is the first child of Dell Curry (7/25/1964) and Sonya Adams (5/30/1966). He has one brother and one sister, Seth Curry (8/23/1990) and Sydel Curry (10/22/1994). 

On 7/30/2011, he married Ayesha Alexander (3/23/1989). He was 23 years old when he married Ayesha Alexander, who was 22 years old at that time. He has two children with Ayesha Alexander: Riley Elizabeth Curry (7/19/2012), Ryan Carson Curry (7/10/2015). 

In 2011, he moved to Alamo, California, USA. 

2. Generation

Dell Curry was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA on 7/25/1964. He is the first child of Wardell Curry and Juanita Marian Casey.

He married Sonya Adams (5/30/1966) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA in 1988. He was 23 years old when he married Sonya Adams, who was 22 years old at that time. He has three children with Sonya Adams: Stephen Curry (3/14/1988), Seth Curry (8/23/1990), Sydel Curry (10/22/1994).

Sonya Adams was born in Radford, Virginia, USA on 5/30/1966. Her parents are Cleive Ester Adams and Candy Ann Wyms. She has one brother and one sister, Cleive Adams and India Adams.

She married Dell Curry (7/25/1964) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA in 1988. She was 22 years old when she married Dell Curry, who was 23 years old at that time. She has three children with Dell Curry: Stephen Curry (3/14/1988), Seth Curry (8/23/1990), Sydel Curry (10/22/1994). 

In 1986, Dell and Sonya Curry moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. In 1988, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. In 1999, the couple moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

3. Generation

Stephen Curry's paternal grandparents were Blanch Perline Curry and x. Blanche Perline's son Wardell Curry married Juanita Marian Casey.
 Juanita's parents were x Casey and Eugenia Marian Gaines. She had one son with Wardell Curry: Dell Curry (7/25/1964).

Stephen Curry's maternal grandparents were Cleive Ester Adams I and Bertha Blanche Arrington. Cleive's son Cleive Ester Adams II married Candy Ann Wyms. Candy Ann's parents were Walter Leonard Wyms and Evelyn Catherine Snell. Her partner was Cleive Ester Adams. She had three children with Cleive Ester Adams: Cleive Adams, India Adams, Sonya Adams (5/30/1966). 

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