September 15, 2021

Biden’s ancestors owned slaves, genealogist finds

Genealogist Alexander Bannerman said records show some of President Joe Biden’s paternal ancestors owned slaves.

Bannerman, along with presidential lineage expert Gary Boyd Roberts, co-wrote an article for the 2021 issue of the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s American Ancestors Magazine.

Bannerman told Politico that the 1800 census showed that Biden’s great-great-great-grandfather, Jesse Robinett, owned two enslaved people in Allegany County, and another great-great-great-grandfather, Thomas Randle, enslaved a 14-year-old boy in Baltimore County.

The researcher also said that census records show Randle and his family moved elsewhere in Baltimore County in 1860, at which point they owned a single male slave.


Biden ancestors owned enslaved people, genealogist says

One comment on “Biden’s ancestors owned slaves, genealogist finds

  1. tlc says:

    All the more reason why he is woke!

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