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From: "Dennis Maggard" <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] DNA News Report
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 06:46:42 -0400
> By that, Dennis, are you talking about his (Henige)
conclusion that the Free
> AA mixture was added by Black men who married white wives, and not by
That's really Tim Hashaw's conclusion with Paul Heinegg providing some of
the supporting data. Tim can speak for himself -- and I hope he will -- but
my discussions with him lead me to understand that he thinks that the black
females among the Angolans brought to Virginia made a contribution to the
Melungeon mix too, but for the most part it was the marriage of black males
to white females that initially mixed the races, not vice versa.
In any event, the DNA results do show Melungeons to have black ancestry on
both the paternal and maternal sides.
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