My great-great-great-grandfather was, we've been told, a mulatto man who looked like Colonel Sanders. Instead of passing for white, he chose to marry the blackest woman he could find. They fathered several sons, the oldest of which was his namesake, Edward Ramsey, whom he sent to medical school making him the first black doctor in Troup County, Georgia. Ramsey had a daughter, Mollie, who went on to marry John Henry Jordan, who also went to medical school (at Meharry Medical College) and became the first black doctor in Coweta County, Georgia, near Atlanta. Jordan was the son of a slave who thought his son was foolish to attempt any job outside of sharecropping.