Joseph Michael Kama was born in 1885 when his father was 41 and his mother was 19. Due to his wife's ilness, Michael was free to marry Laurena quietly when bribing the priest.
To avoid suspicion, the couple moved to Paris, France where she gave birth to her son Joseph at age 19.
In 1896, she was forced by Corvus Lestrange to divorce Kama and marry him because he found out Kama was still married.
They married and ten months after the wedding, Laurena died giving birth to their daughter Leta.
In 1903, his father died at age 59 due to a heartache. Corvus Lestrange feared the lives of his daughter (Joseph's half sister Leta) and his son, Corvus Jr. at the hands of Joseph and the Kama family so they sent Leta and Corvus to America, but Corvus Jr. died on the way there.