This is a really interesting story. I have one that is similar. My Name is Monica Thompson and I am a descedant of George Henry Thomson born in Madagascar, Africa in 1795, taken as a slave from his native land to Virgina like most slaves. He told the story of his mother who was of Indoneisan descent and refered to her as a mistress of royalty (prince) from the Continent Africa. We know through stories past down and documented that he was sold in Virgina and taken to a plantation in Kentucky. He ran away to Pennsylvania where he lived with Quakers. Then he ran to New York Niagra Falls area and began working as a coachman and blacksmith for a white family from Liverpool England. It was there that he fell in love and ran away with Eliza Jane Ford their 15 year old daughter. By this time he was in his late 30's. The crossed over at Niagra Falls and resided in North Buxton, Ontario Canada. From there they lived on Walpole Island and their final residence was Colchester South, Essex, Ontario Canada. He died there in 1895. We were told that we have other family from a different blood line when he was a slave. He was previously married. I don't know how to search for his family in Madagascar. But would love to find that link! His complextion was also black with slanted eyes and very long silky smooth hair. Thank you for sharing your story. It brings me hope.