For a really, really good article on Anthony (and Jan) track down the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, vol. 103, p. 16.The author is a descendant and a professional historian, so I think her research is a little more dependable than most.However, she points out that the ages listed for Anthony preclude him being born of a Moroccan mother.Dr. Roberts posits that he was captured along with his father and grew up in Morocco.True, he was called "The Turk" but I see that mostly as the result of his upbringing, though he may have been deeply tanned what with living most of his life in Morocco.
I'm also confused by the references I see to Anthony as the "black" ancestor of so many important families.I thought Moroccans were Arab, not Negro.All the works I find say Jan married a Bedouin woman, which even if she were Anthony's mother (not a very MOroccan name, by the way), would make him half Arab.I was quite disappointed to have the discrepancy in dates pointed out, I was looking forward to bragging about my Moroccan blood (I"m also through Annica and Thomas Southard).
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