It was recently discovered that former Vice President Joe Biden’s ancestors reportedly owned a large number of African-American slaves (source):
Joseph Robinette Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States, is the 5th generation descendant of Maryland slave owner Jesse Robinette through his paternal grandmother Mary Biden (Robinette).
Additional information and connections:
US Census, 1830, Allegany, MD: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/6
Jessie “Jesse” Robinette: https://archive.is/sLTdU
Moses J. Robinette: https://archive.is/43Dzd
Pvt. George Hamilton Robinette: https://archive.is/mMSK0
Mary Elizabeth Biden: https://archive.vn/i3rAd
Joseph H. Biden: http://archive.vn/23cfD
Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr.: http://archive.vn/GY3Kl
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., 47th Vice President of the USA: http://archive.vn/LTDJs
Family tree linking Jessie Robinette with former VP Joe Biden:
UPDATE: Here are the results of a search query for the name ‘Robinette’ on an official (.gov) Maryland slavery database website –
It appears the Robinette family in Allegany County, MD owned a total of 42 slaves.
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