The story that I remember was that Granpa Ralph murdered his white father for molesting his two sisters and fled to the north. However details have changed. From what I can tell he had no sisters, but he was very bitter about being bi-racial. Hated the fact that his skin bore the evidence of his mothers (her name was Rhodie) violation by a white man. I have searched for him in the census reports and his name only comes up in the 1920 census with about 6 or 7 children, a wife and a new last name. If he did murder someone, it would be the slave owner who raped his mother Rhodie? Help!! this is a family mystery. My cousin and I have been searching for years!