The upcoming flick ‘Lone Ranger’ has Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in lead roles fighting for justice. But in real life these actor’s ancestors did it. Ancestry.com, a genealogy research site has come out with findings that prove both the actors have historic freedom fighter links.
Back to the Roots
In the movie, the lone ranger is played by Hammer and Depp plays Tonto, the lead character’s North American sidekick. But in real life it is Hammer who has North American roots. He descends from the Cherokee leader Chief Kanagatucko who was referred to as the “Stalking Turkey” or the “Old Hop” due to his age and gait. Elizabeth Key, the first slave from the American colonies to legally fight for her freedom and win is Depp’s eighth great-grandmother. Her legal action took place in 1656 in Virginia. Some of Depp’s forefathers have lived in Virginia since the early 1600’s.