Portrait Of George Lea: The Real “Chicken George”

4 Posted by - February 27, 2018 - Photography, SLAVERY

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Birth: 1806
Caswell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1890
Henning
Lauderdale County
Tennessee, USA

American Folk Figure. He was prominently featured as “Chicken George” in author Alex Haley’s critically acclaimed book “Roots” (1976). In the 1977 TV miniseries he was portrayed by actor Ben Vereen.
(bio by: Tom Childers)Family links:
Spouse:
Mathilda McGreggor Murray Lea (1806 – ____)*

Children:
Tom Lea/Lee Murray (1833 – ____)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Bethlehem Cemetery
Henning
Lauderdale County
Tennessee, USA

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