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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Doodes Minor

People are asking "Who is Doodes Minor?" According to this
Hugenot Emigration to Virginia and to the Settlement at Manakin Town, Published by the Virginia Historical Society in 1886

Monday, October 20, 2008

EH bandwagon

On Monday, Spet. 22

Gerre Byrd sure did get a chopping from Tari, so sorry for the down right mean rude response. Gerre, I'm positive that both Beth and Brent, plus thousands of others would enjoy looking at your priceless family photos. It is just amazing how physical features are passed on for generations. Every now then the Melungeon DNA-genes, randomly come into being. In other words, one of your siblings looks adopted or as they sometimes say, that one must be the milkman's kid.

Gerre, most genealogist do not verbally attack others who are working on the same surnames. Tari is wrong in many areas and she has not figured out that thousands of people alive today share common ancestors with her, Melungeon or non Melungeon. Tari doesn't know what she is talking about, she keeps going in circles with the same few surnames and limits her research in the process.

Give people a break, Tari!!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Egyptians in Early America - Bolton

James Nickens states:

"The term "Egyptian" in colonial and early America had no reference whatsoever to Egypt. "Egyptian" in Europe and early America use is the derivation of the term "Gypsy". The ethnic origin of the Gypsy is India, not Egypt. In the Gypsy diaspora from India through Asia, through Anatolia, into Europe, these people were called "Little Egyptians". They arrive in 17th century America with the European invaders."

"The Gypsy were indeed free people of color - misidentified in contemporary records as mulatto, white, black, Negro, etc. In 20th century literature they have been styled erroneusly as "Free African Americans".


Egyptians in Early America - Bolton

Post from James Nickens, who is both an Indian/Melungeon and a member of the Virginia Indian Historical Society, addresses the identification of the Free Persons of Color.

"Gypsies (Egyptians) as Free Persons of Color misidentified in American "history" as "Free African Americans" ....

AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
South Carolina Egyptiams - F.P.O.C.?By:James E. Griffith
Date: Friday, 17 October 2008, 6:10 pm"