“`Black Indian’ Lists Prove Helpful” by Brent Kennedy, 1998 article

“Black Indian” Lists Prove Helpful byBrent Kennedy January 25, 1998 W. A. Plecker’s list of “mongrel Virginians” proved quite helpful in our recent efforts to demonstrate how Melungeon mixed-race families migrated westward from eastern Virginia, and how many Appalachian surnames correspond with Plecker’s list of “mongrel” surnames of eastern Virginia. While Dr. Virginia DeMarce and […]

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“North From the Mountains” by John Kessler and Donald Ball, 2000 conference paper

Carmel Melungeons 1 North From the Mountains: The Carmel Melungeons of Ohio by John Kessler and Donald Ball Paper presented Saturday, 20 May 2000, Third Union, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Wise, Virginia. Abstract. Recent research into the history, origins, and lifeways of the Carmel Indians of Highland County, (south-central) Ohio, has produced the […]

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“The Graysville Melungeons” by Raymond Evans, 1979 article

The Graysville Melungeons from Tennessee Anthropologist, Vol IV, No. 1, 1979. by Raymond Evans Abstract Located approximately 30 miles north of Chattanooga, the community of Graysville, Tennessee contains one of the most stable Melungeon settlements in the state. Field work in the community conducted in conjunction with archival research demonstrates that the Melungeons, who now […]

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