The Ancestral Link Between the Bush Family and the Slave Trade Is Confirmed
Transfer of wealth?
Researchers claim that a notoriously vicious slave-trader who brought captive slaves from West Africa to Colonial America is the same man whose descendants produced two U.S. presidents. George W. Bush and his father, George H.W., already knew that they were directly connected to Thomas Walker, a Baltimore-area merchant who was born in Great Britain in 1758. And historians were already aware of Thomas Walker, a slave merchant and captain who bought and sold African slaves in the late 1700s, before the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed. However, it was only recently that a retired genealogist and a historian in Sierra Leone finally figured out the two Thomas Walkers are actually the same person. According to Slate, analysis of old records and signatures seems to confirm it.
Walker's third son (born the year he died) was named George, and his grandson, born in 1875, was the first George Herbert Walker. His daughter, Dorothy, married Prescott Bush, and their son and grandson became the Presidents 41 and 43.
Re: The Ancestral Link Between the Bush Family and the Slave Trade Is Confirmed
Originally Posted by abacus
In all actuality, we all(new world blacks) could trace some ancestry to a slave trader. Our last names our of slave holders.
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