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George W. Robinette: The Bone Collector

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George W. Robinette was a fascinating figure in Scott County history.

The Starving Time in Jamestown

Smith was not the only one to suffer after he left Virginia. Jamestown became a veritable ghost town.

Some Generall Historie

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History books have been written of Virginia since Captain John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia, produced by the London Company of England. He authored

The Suicide that was Murder

Dr. Isaac "Cam" Anderson, brother of Bristol's Mayor Anderson, wedded a Gate City beauty named Mary Nelms in October of 1901.

The Importance of Good Catering

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A lavish wedding occurred at Virginia's Emory and Henry College, in May of 1855. Noted bachelor Henry Solon Kane, Esq.

Y-DNA of the Fomorians

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In Irish mythology, the Fomoire (or Fomorians) are a semi-divine race of darked haired, dark-skinned giants said to have inhabited Ireland in ancient times.

Melungeon Bibliography and Research

"A New Race." Daily Public Ledger [Maysville, KY] 23 Jan.

Other Pertinent Melungeon Notes

There are a number of other topics and tidbits to consider. Here are several:

Melungeons and the Portuguese Theories

As stressed earlier in this article series, there are no definite or concrete records for Melungeon researchers. Even if we allow them the Portuguese

Melungeons were Portuguese?

It's easy to see how uneducated mountaineers might have classified people who were Italian, Greek, Latino or Portuguese, as coming from African roots due