I saw a reference to Confederate President Jefferson Davis having an adopted black son and thought it was a mistake. After all, the “evil racist” is being dumped in the trashcan of history by liberals and blacks.
Conservatives won’t stand up for him either. Only the alt-right holds out and defies political correctness.
I’ll bet none of the cowards who are willing to see our history obliterated knows this story.
As I rounded out my research for this post, a huge SHOCK was revealed. Brace yourself, for if true, every liberal in America should be apologizing to the memory of Jefferson Davis.
Jim Limber, also known as Jim Limber Davis, was a mulatto boy who was briefly a ward of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. He was under the care of the Davis family from February 1864 to May 1865. His real name may have been James Henry Brooks.
On February 14, 1864, Varina Howell Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, was returning home in Richmond, Virginia, when she saw a black boy being beaten by a black woman. Outraged, she immediately put an end to the beating and had the boy come with her in her carriage. He was cared for by Mrs. Davis and her staff. They gave him clothes belonging to the Davis’s son, Joe, since the boys were of similar age. When asked his name, he just said “Jim Limber.”
Davis arranged for Jim to be freed from slavery. It is unknown if Davis actually adopted him. There was no adoption law in Virginia at that time, so any adoption would be an “extralegal” affair.
Jim was with the Davises when they were forced to abandon Richmond before the Union Army captured the city in April 1865. When the Davises were captured by Union forces in Irwinville, Georgia, on May 15, Jim was separated from them. Some recounts of the story say this was due to a swift kidnapping of Limber by the Union Army, while other accounts say that the Davises recognized a Union general they knew well, Rufus Saxton. The Davis family never saw Jim again.
Jim briefly lived with Saxton in Charleston, South Carolina, but was eventually sent north for education until he was old enough to support himself. Though it is mentioned in some of the more sympathetic biographies of Jefferson Davis that he never stopped searching for Jim Limber, this search seems to be recorded only in oral history as it is not mentioned in his voluminous surviving correspondence for the last two decades of his life in which mention at all of Jim Limber is fleeting.
In 2008, the Sons of Confederate Veterans offered a $100,000 statue of Jefferson Davis to the American Civil War Center in Richmond. A life-sized Jim Limber is depicted on the statue, holding one hand of a life sized Jefferson Davis who is holding the hand of his son Joseph with the other hand. The statue was completed in fall 2008 and while it was initially accepted by the center, the deal quickly fell through and is now on permanent display at  Beauvoir, Davis’ Mississippi home.
First, let’s take a look at a photo alleged to be of Jim LImber, the mulatto.
It is alleged at realhistoryww that the boy was the actual blood son of Jefferson Davis.
Did Jefferson Davis have a black son?
Let’s take a look at the demonized man and his wife:
My God! Jeff Davis was married to a mulatto woman, according to the linked story above. The woman in the photo who was Mrs. Davis certainly is NOT a pure Caucasian.
I accept that the president of the Confederacy was married to a part black woman, who bore him six children.
You may interpret this information differently, but for me it utterly destroys the conventional anti-white, anti-South Yankee scribblings that attribute some sort of hatred of blacks by white southerners as a motivation for southern independence. I mean that the First Lady of the Confederacy looked and surely was part black. That would make Michelle Obama only the second black woman to be a first lady on American soil.
Learn more about the Davis family at Wikipedia.