That son, Jeremiah, father of Abraham Shadd, was indeed a butcher, carrying on his father's business. At some point, though, he also began a second business as a shoemaker. Jeremiah and his wife, Amelia, produced twelve children over a twenty year period at their MCH homestead. After Amelia died in 1806, he married another Amelia, reportedly a refugee from the uprising in Santo Domingo (Haiti). This second Amelia became a known personality in Wilmington, too, operating a stand that sold sausages, coffee, and cakes. It's possible that she actually took over her husbands butcher shop after he started as a shoemaker. After Jeremiah's death in 1819, his son Abraham followed in his footsteps by becoming a shoemaker as well. More about Abraham Shadd and the rest of this remarkable African-American family in the next post.