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Re: Bobby "Blue" Bland Parents
In Response To: Bobby "Blue" Bland Parents ()

Bobby Blue Bland was born Robert Calvin Brooks. He later took his father's surname Bland according to his biography on

On the Shelby, Tennesee 1930 census I located one Robert Brooks age 3/12.

Robert Brooks
Home in 1930: District 1, Shelby, Tennessee
Age: 0
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1930
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Grandchild
Race: Negro
Household Members: Name Age
Wesley Smith 39
Bernie Smith 36
Martha Smith 18
Mary Smith 17
Josephine Smith 16
Beadtrice Smith 14
Alphonse Smith 11
Blanche Smith 9
Dude Smith 7
Nettie Smith 3
Robert Brooks 3/12
Maurice Brooks 3/12
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: District 1, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: 2272; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 158; Image: 70.0.

Hope this helps.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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