Howard Robertson of Memphis met a distant African relative last weekend.
He recently discovered through DNA testing that he shares the same blood as a chief from the West African country of Ghana. That makes him an heir to the throne of the Nzema tribe, according to those at a Stafford County ceremony Saturday.
Robertson shares a common female ancestor with Chief Nana Ndama Kundumuah IV of Princes Town, a sister city to Fredericksburg.
Their connection may go back 28 generations before families were separated by the slave trade, said Paula Royster, a genealogist who organized the reunion. [Link]