These Virginia thieves put the "mania" in kleptomania. The authorities were as amused by them as residents were annoyed with them.
George W. Robinette was a fascinating figure in Scott County history.
Genetic genealogy through DNA testing, has sadly been harnessed to muddle the subject even more. Despite this field being in its infancy, global mapping
There were multiple families in the initial group. They were varied in hue and features, but the outside world wasn't aware of them for
Being an original Melungeon must've been a difficult life. The overwhelming majority of the media held you in utter contempt.
The earliest "proof" of Melungeons is commonly cited is the Stony Creek church minutes from 1813. One church member accused another of "harboring melungins.
Sadly, it seems even less is known of the people today. Early historical accounts suggest the Melungeons were there before the white settlers.
As word spread of the "new race" so did fantasy. Northern reporters made it a point to briskly "investigate the community," by speaking to