Monday, July 11, 2011

Is blood really thicker than the mud? It’s a family affair.

My aunt has always been so proud of her great grandfather, Albanus Fisher. Especially after the movie “Glory” came out. Seems that her great grandfather, who was actually a part of the 54th Massachusetts’s Volunteer Infantry. Seems that he was the character portrayed by Morgan Freeman. There are letters at the Gettysbury Museum that he actually wrote too. My aunt shared with us copies of information supporting these facts along with documentation that he was a descendent of Ned Hector. For some reason my mom would get mad and say things like “I don’t know why she telling yall that shit”. I didn’t know why she didn’t think it was important, but true to form, I followed my mom and didn’t take much of an interest in our family history. When mom my died, I decided that I needed to know more about my family roots. One night while watching the news, I saw a man who dressed himself as Ned Hector and paid tribute to blacks in the Revolutionary war. I pulled out all the paperwork that I had stashed away many years ago and the search was on.

I got in contact with the guy who portrays Ned Hector and learned why my mother was so adamant about not sharing that information. Come to find out, Albanus Fisher was my grandmother’s father’s stepfather. He was not a blood relative. Furthermore, Ned Hector was Albanus Fisher’s step father as well. So, there was absolutely NO blood history there. That’s why my mom didn’t care to share that information with us. Hmmmm.

I found that to be peculiar, especially because the man who raised me was not my biological father – but you would never know it. Neither him nor any of his family members ever treated me any differently than blood.

So, being the deep thinker that I am, I took it a little deeper. Jesus came thru David's bloodline. Joseph was a descendant of David but Jesus actual bloodline is thru Mary, who is NOT a descendant of David.

Sometimes MUD is thicker than the BLOOD. It’s a family affair.

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