First Union: The Melungeons Revisited

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First Union The Melungeons

"We are all just one global family." The latter is the bottom line. Before the Cumberland Gap became the gateway to the first frontier, countless of citizens of the "The New World" before it was called "The New World," traveled the trail to trade with those at the beginning and end of it. At that time just as "Bearded White Men," according what I was told before the DNA question arose and they were here before the Europeans arrived. It is evident that the original Melungeons intermarried (so to speak) with those Europeans who either for one reason or another ended up in their midst. More than they were hunters, escaped slaves and just the people who are buried in the (non-Indian) that have been excavated around the Tennessee – Kentucky borders. In one such mound had its skeletal occupant wearing a bronze plaque hanging around his neck and was fastened by likewise a bronze chain. So, far the skeletal remains were all males. So, even if it was the 11th century or up to the 21st century any one and more people of the persuasion mentioned in the report did come to America and lots of them, as we know, branched out in many directions. At that time the West was just that West, but east of the Mississippi. So, in conclusion I quote, again, “We are just one global family.” With that in mind we should take care of our family better than we do – all of us.

more than 3 years ago

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"We are all just one global family." The latter is the bottom line. Before the Cumberland Gap became the gateway to the first frontier, countless of citizens of the "The New World" before it was called "The New World," traveled the trail to trade with those at the beginning and end of it. At that time just as "Bearded White Men," according what I was told before the DNA question arose and they were here before the Europeans arrived. It is evident that the original Melungeons intermarried (so to speak) with those Europeans who either for one reason or another ended up in their midst. More than they were hunters, escaped slaves and just the people who are buried in the (non-Indian) that have been excavated around the Tennessee – Kentucky borders. In one such mound had its skeletal occupant wearing a bronze plaque hanging around his neck and was fastened by likewise a bronze chain. So, far the skeletal remains were all males. So, even if it was the 11th century or up to the 21st century any one and more people of the persuasion mentioned in the report did come to America and lots of them, as we know, branched out in many directions. At that time the West was just that West, but east of the Mississippi. So, in conclusion I quote, again, “We are just one global family.” With that in mind we should take care of our family better than we do – all of us.

De M Stapp more than 3 years ago

Melungeons

I think this is amazing . My dad's side of the family said they were Melungeon indian and they were only a mix between Black , White and indian . I live in like the North western part of N.c . All of my dads family has the darker skin black wavy hair and light eyes . I just think this is really great .

Melissa more than 3 years ago

Very interesting

I have just discovered that I am directly decedent from Abraham Scott a free person of color and an unknown Native American woman. I first heard the term Melingeon from my grandmother. She also used the term Black Irish. I am finding this so interesting and loving the discovery. We are all just one global family.

Beverly Bray more than 3 years ago

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