Lemuel Haynes (1753–1833) was born to a black father and white mother, and never knew either of his parents. At five months old, he was sent to become an indentured servant to Deacon David Rose and his family in Granville, MA. Yet the Roses treated Haynes as if he were one of the family. Haynes wrote of Mrs. Rose, “I remember it was a saying among the neighbors that she loved Lemuel more than her own children.” After fighting in…