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My Mother who is 86yrs old Africa & Savannah Ga 1900s Savannah Georgia told to me by my Mother

My Grandfather Edward known as the Black Dutchman came to this country around 1910/14 (last name was changed to Greene original last name not known) on a ship with his Father brother and sister. He was around 12/14 yrs old. Before they left East Africa ( Uganda ), my Mother said they were farmers of grain. I was told that after my Great Grandmother past on my Great Grandfather decided to leave Africa taking his children with him. My Great Grandfather also Edward was a cook on a passenger ship. They traveled with him on the ship while he cooked for the passengers to different Ports. Dutch Guyana, St Thomas Township Barbados to name a few. Then to the USA. They also spoke several languages. My Grandfather became a stone mason while living in Savannah and several of the animals in some of the parks in Georgia he did. One that stands out are the two Blue Lions my Mother told us about in front of a Historic Home there.

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