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From: John T <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] re If the shoe
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 18:09:48 -0800 (PST)
From: "emaline56" Wrote
> 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. emaline
Howdy Emaline, He just said that was a fighting word, You never called
anyone a Melungeon and this part has always bumfuzzeled me too. Then when you read the church record where one lady accused the other of housing Melungeons, that was obviously considered bad. This is why I do not believe any group ever called themselves Melungeon. Frank
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