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From: emaline56 <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] re If the shoe
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 17:34:07 -0800 (PST)
--- John T <> wrote:
> Howdy Eleanor my Collins moved to Letcher County,
> KY.This Melungeon was nothing but a nickname put on
> our people by their white neighbors. When we moved
> we were not know as Melungeon according to my great
> grandpa. Frank
Excuse me for butting in with a question but... Frank,
did your great grandpa tell you what the white
neighbors meant when they called them Melungeon? Could
it have been as much a mystery to your family then as
it is to us today? Did he say or even hint it was due
to color or nationality? Since I'm not a Melungeon
descendant it is great to hear from someone who is.
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