Warning! This is one of those bait-and-switch questions. Please don’t mind the inferior quality of the image.
This is Elizabeth Key Grinstead, the first woman of African descent in the North American colonies to sue for her freedom and achieve it. She did it as long ago as in 1656, and not just for her own self but her infant son too! In fact, it was due to this lawsuit of hers that a new law was passed, decreeing that children born in the region would have the status of their mothers – “bond or free” – and not of their fathers, as had been the precedent till then.
She is ancestor to many famous people, including Days of our Lives and Liar Liar star Krista Allen. However, Allen is definitely not Grinstead’s most famous descendant. So who is? That, my friends, is the question for the day.
Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!
Four answers here, and all correct! The most famous descendant is indeed versatile actor Johnny Depp!