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Subject: Re: [MELUNGEON] Illegal Voting Trials
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 20:43:19 EDT
In a message dated 10/18/2009 2:54:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I wonder if anyone is going to answer?
Is Jack Goins trying to mislead people or does he just not have his facts
It doesn't appear anyone is going to answer but from the lack of response I
would say the facts have not been presented correctly. I have not found
anything that says the men involved in the illegal voting trials in Hancock
County said they were Portuguese --
The *documented* Melungeons in Hamilton County are on record claiming
Portuguese since the 1840s, and were known as Portuguese in South Carolina
before removing to Tennessee. *If* the Melungeons on Newman's Ridge used the
Portuguese defense in 1846 they probably borrowed it from the Hamilton
"I have been too long barked at to be mindful of the noise."