Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. The younger of two boys, he was named after his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr., who was named after the 19th century abolitionist and politician of the same name, who is in the Breckenridge family tree. Mohammed is also in the Taliaferro family tree that connects him to much royalty in Europe. Mohammed is a Blue Blooded Kentuckyite! Thomas Jefferson researched the Taliaferro name and drew the coat of arms above whose mottoe should be;
“Float like a butterfly! Sting like a bee!”
Perhaps the Queen should knight Ali, she knighting Cooper after he lost to Mohammed? They may be kindred.
“They migrated from London, where an ancestor had served as a musician in the court of Queen Elizabeth I
LONDON – Henry Cooper, best remembered for knocking down Muhammad Ali…
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