When researching family history,
It’s best to be prepared,
To discover things that might,
Have been better left a mystery.
Buccaneers with treasure caves,
That could be what you came from.
Or maybe they were merchants,
Moving cargo ships of slaves.
The First Maddy in the nation,
Fought the Brits for Independence.
He was a patriotic fellow,
With his own cash crop plantation.
In short he was a slave owner,
As were many who came here,
At that time to make their fortunes,
In the Colonies, or the former.
Tobacco money made him rich.
And though first born in America.
James Maddy died crossing a river,
Proving karma is a bitch.