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Posted on June 11, 2012 at 6:38pm
Proving I’m a Pell Meller descendant is impossible, by the standards some would apply to the word Melungeon.
Both of my father’s parents were born in central Bertie County, the area around present-day Askewville, traditionally known as the Pell Mell Pocosin. My Johnsons, Dunlows, Whites, Hugheses, Millers, Willifords, and many other lines, all traceable to colonial times as living in that area. The written record is abundant about where they lived, and the place name…Continue
Posted on May 27, 2012 at 7:30am
Questions about the Lost Colony continue to intrigue historians and archaeologists. A conference this week in Chapel Hill explored newly discovered clues in a 16th century map. Beginning in 2009, Arwin Smallwood has shared his research at MHA Unions, and suggested his native Bertie County as the likeliest place for the Lost Colonists to have resettled. My own family research in Bertie County…Continue
Posted on May 4, 2012 at 7:37am
This study, released February 16, has generated a considerable amount of news coverage, which is justified by the major changes it reports. Of special interest to readers in the Upper South is this finding: "And the top states for white/black intermarried couples are Virginia (3.3%), North Carolina (3.2%) and Kansas (3.0%)."
The first paragraph of the Executive Summary gives a thumbnail…Continue
Posted on February 17, 2012 at 10:03am