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Subject: Re: [Melungeon] DeMarce Review and the Ritchies
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002 03:06:12 EDT
In a message dated 10/4/02 8:18:52 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I don't believe DeMarce said that Kennedy's family was pure northern
> european, by the way...I believe she said that legally and socially they
> were white people...There is a difference...
Here's what DeMarce said,
"By surmising a connection when he cannot show it, he makes "Melungeons" of
numerous frontier families whose ancestry appears to be wholly northern
European, including those whose known origin is Scotch-Irish or German.
Typical cases are the Ritchies (pp.23-24), Hutchinsons (p.27), Kennedys and
Hornes (pp. 66-68), Powerses and Alleys (pp.69-70), and Counts, Jessees, and
Kisers (pp.77-79). "
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