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I heard the strory from my mother and her siblings. He delivered goods baked by his mother-in-law to the White House. 1890s Caroline County, VA. Grandfather DOB 5/4/1881. Oral family history.

My grandfather was John W. Lindsey. He drove horse and buggy delivering goods for a good baker named Ida King. She introduced him to her daughter Blanche, they married and had 18 children. His mothers name was Annie Lonesome (a tall mean Indian woman) who thought my grandmother Blanche was too dark skinned for him to marry. But he married her anyway. He moved his family to New Jersey as he drove horse and buggy from farms to factories(Campbell Soup Co.) He said his great grandfather was an Irish overseer who had children by an African slave woman.

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