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From: "karlton douglas" <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] descendants of slaves
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 13:54:30 -0400
You may be right that not all Blacks are descended from slave owners, but
there were hundreds of thousands that appear in censuses as Mulatto, so
white and black miscegenation was more common than most people want to
admit. There were free blacks and whites mixing then, and I would not be
quick to dismiss out of hand that there were some slave owners and slaves
having children as well.
PS see the book: NEW PEOPLE by JOEL WILLIAMSON
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Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2000 12:02 PM
Subject: [Melungeon] descendants of slaves
> I have to respond to the lack of credibility for Black people who claim to
> descended from "Slave owners". Its something like "every Irishman is
> descended from an Irish King". It just isn't so.
> There were severe penalties for any man who had sexual intercourse with a
> female slave. Not to mention the death penalty that would have been
> by his wife. Honor meant everything in the Old South and there were
> rules of social behavior. There are so many "Hollywood" versions of
> plantation life that are pure fiction but now accepted by the masses as
> truth. The latest fiction is of course that Thomas Jefferson had a Black
> slave mistress. Not a shred of truth in it, but it makes a good story.
> Before you say "DNA", the DNA that was supposedly tested was NOT Thomas
> Jeffersons. One would think that anyone of Melungeon descent would want
> and not stories made up to sell movies, books and to facilitate the
> and fall of western civilization.
> In closing, let me say if a child of a "slave owner" and a slave was
> born in 1865 (last chance for slave holders) and the male child
> in 18 years; his child would now be 117 years old. I know Eartha Kitt is
> old as dirt but 117 ? No way.
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