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Melungeon Community

The earliest "proof" of Melungeons is commonly cited is the Stony Creek church minutes from 1813. One church member accused another of "harboring melungins.

The Real History of Melungeons

Sadly, it seems even less is known of the people today. Early historical accounts suggest the Melungeons were there before the white settlers.

Melungeon Fame

As word spread of the "new race" so did fantasy. Northern reporters made it a point to briskly "investigate the community," by speaking to

Melungeon Etymology

This word has been used for centuries, although in strikingly different contexts. The most likely origin is the French term "Mélange," which simply means

An Introduction to Melungeons

This is one of the most difficult ethnic groups to research today. The overwhelming majority of information is authored by those who use the

Primordial Link of the Amun-Tìr

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The primordial link between the Celtic lands to the west and ancient Egypt is not a new idea. First, we have the legend of

Hereditary Druids

Hereditary Druid of the Cuilliaéan [  The first priests and mystics of Europe are variously regarded as the mysterious "druids" -- a family and

A Love Story

A long and successful courtship was sealed by matrimony in October 1909. George F.

The Old Soldier Who Didn’t Die

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John Vestal was an ex-Confederate soldier in Bristol. Vestal had a vision that he was going to die on September 3, 1911.

The Ballad of Milly Wheatley

William Wheatley and his wife rode to a religious service at neighbor's house in 1819. The Rye Cove area of Scott County still wasn’t