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    1. ([KYEDMONS])Re: John MUSICK
    2. MARY HATCHER
    3. John Musick was born in NC and died in May 1854 in Edmonson Co KY. His wife Elizabeth’s name is still unknown. His father was Joel Musick born Feb 1754 VA and died Dec 1796 in SC. His mother was Catherine Sullens 1756-1825. This paternal relationship confirmed by the Musick Family Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com. John was my 4th great grandfather. Contact me for sources and info.. Sent from my iPad > On Feb 26, 2020, at 11:31 PM, II Keller <kelleri00@hotmail.com> wrote: > > I am still trying to prove who John MUSICK’s parents are. He was born about 1775 in North Carolina. . He married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) before 1800. His family was in the Powell’s Valley, Claiborne Co., Tennessee about 1806. He was in Edmonson Co., Kentucky from 1871 till his death in 1855. Three of his daughters married John MILLER’s sons. I would appreciate any suggestions or help you can give me. teacups3@yahoo.com > > > _______________________________________________ > ==== KYEDMONS Mailing List ==== > KYEDMONS@rootsweb.com > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, KYEDMONS-owner@rootsweb.com > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/kyedmons@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/29/2020 05:31:21
    1. ([KYEDMONS])John MUSICK
    2. II Keller
    3. I am still trying to prove who John MUSICK’s parents are. He was born about 1775 in North Carolina. . He married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) before 1800. His family was in the Powell’s Valley, Claiborne Co., Tennessee about 1806. He was in Edmonson Co., Kentucky from 1871 till his death in 1855. Three of his daughters married John MILLER’s sons. I would appreciate any suggestions or help you can give me. teacups3@yahoo.com

    02/26/2020 10:30:50
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Samuel MILLER
    2. II Keller
    3. I am still trying to prove who Samuel MILLER’s parents are. He was born 1765 in Germany. He married Barbara. Her maiden name may be KINGERY. He went to Edmonson Co., Kentucky about 1806. He is in the Grayson Co., Kentucky census in 1810. He died about 1826. I would appreciate any suggestions or help you can give me. teacups3@yahoo.com

    02/26/2020 10:29:04
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Re: Surname Shout Out
    2. Hall, Lisa L
    3. Basham (Lawrence & Jeanette) Hazelip Simmons -----Original Message----- From: Richard Berkheiser <ricksbookshelf@gmail.com> To: kyedmons <kyedmons@rootsweb.com> Sent: Mon, May 21, 2018 10:36 pm Subject: ([KYEDMONS])Surname Shout Out Hi everyone! Just letting you know that the lists are back up and running again so to "celebrate" our return I'm initiating a first ever Surname Shout Out. A Surname Shout Out works like a Roll Call where we all post an ancestor we're totally stumped on. Happy Hunting! Rick B Admin _______________________________________________ ==== KYEDMONS Mailing List ==== KYEDMONS@rootsweb.com To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, KYEDMONS-owner@rootsweb.com _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ ==== KYEDMONS Mailing List ==== KYEDMONS@rootsweb.com To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, KYEDMONS-owner@rootsweb.com _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/31/2018 02:27:56
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Memorial Day
    2. Richard Berkheiser
    3. Hi everyone! Sorry to start another thread of messages so close to a Surname Shout Out but with the lists being down the first part of the year it threw my scheduling off. Hope you don't mind... With this being the Memorial Day Weekend, I thought it would it be interesting to post one ancestor we have in our family trees who served in one of the many wars and battles we fought in US History. Obviously it has to be an ancestor from this county. :) Give a brief biography of that person including the unit and war he or she was in, a POW, injuries, plus the usual genealogical stuff. Thanks in advance and have a safe weekend! Rick B Admin

    05/27/2018 07:37:33
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Re: KYEDMONS Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1
    2. Robie Loriaux Roberts
    3. Sorry, but those Merritt's are not in my tree. I know there were many Merritt lines thru Kentucky before mine came. Good luck. Robie Loriaux Roberts wyldpanda@aol.com -----Original Message----- From: Gay Murphy <murphys@mt-rushmore.net> To: kyedmons <kyedmons@rootsweb.com> Sent: Tue, May 22, 2018 1:33 pm Subject: ([KYEDMONS])Re: KYEDMONS Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1 The name Merritt is a connection to John and Betty(Rich) Gibson. their daughter Nanie, who had several names. She married Sheldon C.B. Merritt in 1925 in Ohio. I am including the 1930 when I think Sheldon and Nanie's children lived with their grandmother. 1930 federal census-Bee Spring, Kentucky (NOTE:I thought Minnittz should be Merritt??) Gibson, Betty head age 53, widow, born Kentucky, owns farm $2500, parents born in KY and Sweden Gibson, Fred, son, age 20, laborer, born Kentucky, parents born Kentucky Gibson, Revere, son, age 14, born Kentucky Minnittz, Winona, age 4, grandaughter, born Kentucky Minnittz, Bernard Jr. age 3, grandson, born Kentucky. I have been on a search for these people for years. Any connection? I also should add another surname to the list, my great grandparents , Jon and Ingrid Gibson) Pearson came from southern Sweden to Bee Spring in 1884, followed their son, my grandfather, to Montana and North Dakota. Gay Murphy Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 05:28:13 -0400 From: Robie Loriaux Roberts <wyldpanda@aol.com> Subject: ([KYEDMONS])Re: Surname Shout Out To: kyedmons@rootsweb.com Message-ID: <163872d749f-c8f-5bdd@webjas-vab072.srv.aolmail.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Merritt Robie Loriaux Roberts wyldpanda@aol.com _______________________________________________ ==== KYEDMONS Mailing List ==== KYEDMONS@rootsweb.com To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, KYEDMONS-owner@rootsweb.com _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/22/2018 01:09:02
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Re: KYEDMONS Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1
    2. Gay Murphy
    3. The name Merritt is a connection to John and Betty(Rich) Gibson. their daughter Nanie, who had several names. She married Sheldon C.B. Merritt in 1925 in Ohio. I am including the 1930 when I think Sheldon and Nanie's children lived with their grandmother. 1930 federal census-Bee Spring, Kentucky (NOTE:I thought Minnittz should be Merritt??) Gibson, Betty head age 53, widow, born Kentucky, owns farm $2500, parents born in KY and Sweden Gibson, Fred, son, age 20, laborer, born Kentucky, parents born Kentucky Gibson, Revere, son, age 14, born Kentucky Minnittz, Winona, age 4, grandaughter, born Kentucky Minnittz, Bernard Jr. age 3, grandson, born Kentucky. I have been on a search for these people for years. Any connection? I also should add another surname to the list, my great grandparents , Jon and Ingrid Gibson) Pearson came from southern Sweden to Bee Spring in 1884, followed their son, my grandfather, to Montana and North Dakota. Gay Murphy Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 05:28:13 -0400 From: Robie Loriaux Roberts <wyldpanda@aol.com> Subject: ([KYEDMONS])Re: Surname Shout Out To: kyedmons@rootsweb.com Message-ID: <163872d749f-c8f-5bdd@webjas-vab072.srv.aolmail.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Merritt Robie Loriaux Roberts wyldpanda@aol.com

    05/22/2018 11:31:54
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Re: Surname Shout Out
    2. Robert Lindsey
    3. James Lindsey born 1770 in North Carolina, moved to Edmonson County, KY by 1820, and died in Edmonson County 1842.  His son Reubin (many various spellings) moved on to Marshall County, KY (1850 census) and then to Randolph County, Arkansas.  Any info on Lindseys would be appreciated.  Robert M. Lindsey On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 4:28:23 AM CDT, Robie Loriaux Roberts via KYEDMONS <kyedmons@rootsweb.com> wrote: Merritt Robie Loriaux Roberts wyldpanda@aol.com -----Original Message----- From: Richard Berkheiser <ricksbookshelf@gmail.com> To: kyedmons <kyedmons@rootsweb.com> Sent: Mon, May 21, 2018 10:36 pm Subject: ([KYEDMONS])Surname Shout Out Hi everyone! Just letting you know that the lists are back up and running again so to "celebrate" our return I'm initiating a first ever Surname Shout Out. A Surname Shout Out works like a Roll Call where we all post an ancestor we're totally stumped on. Happy Hunting! Rick B Admin _______________________________________________ ==== KYEDMONS Mailing List ====       KYEDMONS@rootsweb.com To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, KYEDMONS-owner@rootsweb.com _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ ==== KYEDMONS Mailing List ====       KYEDMONS@rootsweb.com To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, KYEDMONS-owner@rootsweb.com _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/22/2018 10:14:48
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Surname Shout Out
    2. Gay Murphy
    3. Hi, glad we are back on line. My Swedish immigrants lived in Edmonson County about 1880-1930. They lived around Bee Spring, there is a family cemetery near there, Gibson Cemetery. The name is Gibson, including John Gibson who married Betty Rich about 1894, plus a close family friend named Erlandson. Gay Murphy

    05/22/2018 09:24:16
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Re: Surname Shout Out
    2. Robie Loriaux Roberts
    3. Merritt Robie Loriaux Roberts wyldpanda@aol.com -----Original Message----- From: Richard Berkheiser <ricksbookshelf@gmail.com> To: kyedmons <kyedmons@rootsweb.com> Sent: Mon, May 21, 2018 10:36 pm Subject: ([KYEDMONS])Surname Shout Out Hi everyone! Just letting you know that the lists are back up and running again so to "celebrate" our return I'm initiating a first ever Surname Shout Out. A Surname Shout Out works like a Roll Call where we all post an ancestor we're totally stumped on. Happy Hunting! Rick B Admin _______________________________________________ ==== KYEDMONS Mailing List ==== KYEDMONS@rootsweb.com To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, KYEDMONS-owner@rootsweb.com _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/kyedmons@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/22/2018 03:28:13
    1. ([KYEDMONS])Surname Shout Out
    2. Richard Berkheiser
    3. Hi everyone! Just letting you know that the lists are back up and running again so to "celebrate" our return I'm initiating a first ever Surname Shout Out. A Surname Shout Out works like a Roll Call where we all post an ancestor we're totally stumped on. Happy Hunting! Rick B Admin

    05/21/2018 08:36:26
    1. [KYEDMONS] Meredith/Merideth
    2. Linda Holley via
    3. I have a Merideth family who lived in Bee Spring, KY. W.A. who was the father of a Jackson (Jack) and would like some additional information on Jackson's children, especially a Florence (Flossie) who married a George Drane while the family was living in OKC. In the 1940 census of Louisville I see Jack living with his granddaughter (Flossie's child by George) Rosemary/Rose Mary. I know that Jack died in 1957 and is buried in St. Stephens Cemetery in Louisville. I know his wife died before the 1940 in August of that year and is buried in Louisville Memorial Park. Odd they weren't buried together. Flossie's siblings were - Edward Glenn, Ambers, and Floyd. Actually looking for anything I can find on Rosemary/Rose Mary as she would have been my half sister. I seem to find no death certificate for her in KY - I doubt that she married but perhaps this is the reason I can not find her past 1940 in any records that are available to me. Thank you for any help, Linda Holley

    11/02/2014 01:20:42
    1. Re: [KYEDMONS] Cassada, Cassaday, Cassity, Cassetty, Cassidty, Cassedty etc Spelling
    2. Jeannie Gregory
    3. the url does not work. Iwent somewhere else On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Vicki K. <txcalvert@embarqmail.com> wrote: > > http://www.familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/p/e/Vicki-K-Spencer > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jeannie Gregory" <jeannie40215@gmail.com> > To: <kyedmons@rootsweb.com> > Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 2:16 PM > Subject: [KYEDMONS] Cassada, Cassaday, Cassity, Cassetty, Cassidty,Cassedty > etc Spelling > > > > Reunion > > > > 10/12/2013 > > > > 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM > > > > Masonic Lodge > > > > 724 Blackjack Road > > > > Franklin, Kentucky > > > > Bring Covered Dish for family Pot Luck Dinner We furnish the rest > > > > Bring Camera for pictures and anything you wish to share > > > > Will be making honor boards for lost loved ones > > > > Will be making honor boards for are Men and Women In Military Service and > > Homeland Service > > > > All welcome Come and meet some new family members and have good old > > family > > time telling tall tales and good humor > > > > See You All There. > > -- > > Jeannie > > God Bless > > God Speed > > kymonroe@rootsweb.com > > ancestraltrackers.org > > > > ------------------------------- > > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > > KYEDMONS-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > > > ----- > > No virus found in this message. > > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > > Version: 10.0.1432 / Virus Database: 3222/6211 - Release Date: 09/30/13 > > > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > KYEDMONS-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > -- Jeannie God Bless God Speed kymonroe@rootsweb.com ancestraltrackers.org

    10/02/2013 12:55:29
    1. Re: [KYEDMONS] Cassada, Cassaday, Cassity, Cassetty, Cassidty, Cassedty etc Spelling
    2. Vicki K.
    3. http://www.familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/p/e/Vicki-K-Spencer ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeannie Gregory" <jeannie40215@gmail.com> To: <kyedmons@rootsweb.com> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 2:16 PM Subject: [KYEDMONS] Cassada, Cassaday, Cassity, Cassetty, Cassidty,Cassedty etc Spelling > Reunion > > 10/12/2013 > > 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM > > Masonic Lodge > > 724 Blackjack Road > > Franklin, Kentucky > > Bring Covered Dish for family Pot Luck Dinner We furnish the rest > > Bring Camera for pictures and anything you wish to share > > Will be making honor boards for lost loved ones > > Will be making honor boards for are Men and Women In Military Service and > Homeland Service > > All welcome Come and meet some new family members and have good old > family > time telling tall tales and good humor > > See You All There. > -- > Jeannie > God Bless > God Speed > kymonroe@rootsweb.com > ancestraltrackers.org > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > KYEDMONS-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > ----- > No virus found in this message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 10.0.1432 / Virus Database: 3222/6211 - Release Date: 09/30/13 >

    10/02/2013 03:16:13
    1. [KYEDMONS] Cassada, Cassaday, Cassity, Cassetty, Cassidty, Cassedty etc Spelling
    2. Jeannie Gregory
    3. Reunion 10/12/2013 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM Masonic Lodge 724 Blackjack Road Franklin, Kentucky Bring Covered Dish for family Pot Luck Dinner We furnish the rest Bring Camera for pictures and anything you wish to share Will be making honor boards for lost loved ones Will be making honor boards for are Men and Women In Military Service and Homeland Service All welcome Come and meet some new family members and have good old family time telling tall tales and good humor See You All There. -- Jeannie God Bless God Speed kymonroe@rootsweb.com ancestraltrackers.org

    09/30/2013 09:16:45
    1. [KYEDMONS] John Saunders/Sanders & Martha Curd Powell
    2. Lisa Pemberton
    3. Is anyone researching John Saunders/Sanders b: 11/4/1775 that married Martha Curd Powell b:8/23/1788 on Jan 2, 1808? They are my 4th great grandparents. I had found an application for SAR membership and it had John Saunders died 12/1/1837. Today I found a listing on a 1850 census in Edmonson, KY for a John Saunders and his wife Martha. The birth years match up to be them. I know they are buried in the Sander/Saunders Cemetery in Pritchardsville. The find a grave site also list the 1837 death year. I would like to know if the stone is hard to read and he may have died at a later date? Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks, Lisa

    08/04/2013 09:00:43
    1. [KYEDMONS] Grayson County Historical Society Newsletter
    2. C D
    3. If anyone has an interest in Grayson County genealogy, you are invited to receive the Grayson County Historical Society Newsletter. It is published 3 times a year. A few issues will be sent to you without charge. Should you be interested, contact me at: mailto://conso103@yahoo.comconso103@yahoo.com If you have any further questions, you can contact me by phone. (810) 637-5917   Curtis Dewees (member of Grayson County Historical Society)

    03/21/2013 05:34:41
    1. [KYEDMONS] genetic genealogy journal posting about appalachains dark skinned people
    2. Jeannie Gregory
    3. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once known derisively as the Melungeons. Some speculated they were descended from Portuguese explorers, or perhaps from Turkish slaves or Gypsies. Now a new DNA study in the Journal of Genetic Genealogy attempts to separate truth from oral tradition and wishful thinking. The study found the truth to be somewhat less exotic: Genetic evidence shows that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin. And that report, which was published in April in the peer-reviewed journal, doesn't sit comfortably with some people who claim Melungeon ancestry. "There were a whole lot of people upset by this study," lead researcher Roberta Estes said. "They just knew they were Portuguese, or Native American." Beginning in the early 1800s, or possibly before, the term Melungeon (meh-LUN'-jun) was applied as a slur to a group of about 40 families along the Tennessee-Virginia border. But it has since become a catch-all phrase for a number of groups of mysterious mixed-race ancestry. In recent decades, interest in the origin of the Melungeons has risen dramatically with advances both in DNA research and in the advent of Internet resources that allow individuals to trace their ancestry without digging through dusty archives. G. Reginald Daniel, a sociologist at the University of California-Santa Barbara who's spent more than 30 years examining multiracial people in the U.S. and wasn't part of this research, said the study is more evidence that race-mixing in the U.S. isn't a new phenomenon. "All of us are multiracial," he said. "It is recapturing a more authentic U.S. history." Estes and her fellow researchers theorize that the various Melungeon lines may have sprung from the unions of black and white indentured servants living in Virginia in the mid-1600s, before slavery. They conclude that as laws were put in place to penalize the mixing of races, the various family groups could only intermarry with each other, even migrating together from Virginia through the Carolinas before settling primarily in the mountains of East Tennessee. Claims of Portuguese ancestry likely were a ruse they used in order to remain free and retain other privileges that came with being considered white, according to the study's authors. The study quotes from an 1874 court case in Tennessee in which a Melungeon woman's inheritance was challenged. If Martha Simmerman were found to have African blood, she would lose the inheritance. Her attorney, Lewis Shepherd, argued successfully that the Simmerman's family was descended from ancient Phoenicians who eventually migrated to Portugal and then to North America. Writing about his argument in a memoir published years later, Shepherd stated, "Our Southern high-bred people will never tolerate on equal terms any person who is even remotely tainted with negro blood, but they do not make the same objection to other brown or dark-skinned people, like the Spanish, the Cubans, the Italians, etc." In another lawsuit in 1855, Jacob Perkins, who is described as "an East Tennessean of a Melungeon family," sued a man who had accused him of having "negro blood." In a note to his attorney, Perkins wrote why he felt the accusation was damaging. Writing in the era of slavery ahead of the Civil War, Perkins noted the racial discrimination of the age: "1st the words imply that we are liable to be indicted (equals) liable to be whipped (equals) liable to be fined ... " Later generations came to believe some of the tales their ancestors wove out of necessity. Jack Goins, who has researched Melungeon history for about 40 years and was the driving force behind the DNA study, said his distant relatives were listed as Portuguese on an 1880 census. Yet he was taken aback when he first had his DNA tested around 2000. Swabs taken from his cheeks collected the genetic material from saliva or skin cells and the sample was sent to a laboratory for identification. "It surprised me so much when mine came up African that I had it done again," he said. "I had to have a second opinion. But it came back the same way. I had three done. They were all the same." In order to conduct the larger DNA study, Goins and his fellow researchers – who are genealogists but not academics – had to define who was a Melungeon. In recent years, it has become a catchall term for people of mixed-race ancestry and has been applied to about 200 communities in the eastern U.S. – from New York to Louisiana. Among them were the Montauks, the Mantinecocks, Van Guilders, the Clappers, the Shinnecocks and others in New York. Pennsylvania had the Pools; North Carolina the Lumbees, Waccamaws and Haliwas and South Carolina the Redbones, Buckheads, Yellowhammers, Creels and others. In Louisiana, which somewhat resembled a Latin American nation with its racial mixing, there were Creoles of the Cane River region and the Redbones of western Louisiana, among others. The latest DNA study limited participants to those whose families were called Melungeon in the historical records of the 1800s and early 1900s in and around Tennessee's Hawkins and Hancock Counties, on the Virginia border some 200 miles northeast of Nashville. The study does not rule out the possibility of other races or ethnicities forming part of the Melungeon heritage, but none were detected among the 69 male lines and 8 female lines that were tested. Also, the study did not look for later racial mixing that might have occurred, for instance with Native Americans. Goins estimates there must be several thousand descendants of the historical Melungeons alive today, but the study only examined unbroken male and female lines. The origin of the word Melungeon is unknown, but there is no doubt it was considered a slur by white residents in Appalachia who suspected the families of being mixed race. "It's sometimes embarrassing to see the lengths your ancestors went to hide their African heritage, but look at the consequences" said Wayne Winkler, past president of the Melungeon Heritage Association. "They suffered anyway because of the suspicion." The DNA study is ongoing as researchers continue to locate additional Melungeon descendants. ___ Associated Press Writer Cain Burdeau contributed to this story from New Orleans

    05/25/2012 05:09:20
    1. [KYEDMONS] Obit Look-up please
    2. Lisa Pemberton
    3. Does anyone have the obit for Thomas S. Lane that died Jan. 6, 1942 in Edmonson? If not do you know where I might find a copy? I am new at doing research in Edmonson any help is greatly appreciated!! Thank you, Lisa

    12/06/2011 11:48:23
    1. [KYEDMONS] James Wade Cassada
    2. Jeannie Gregory
    3. I am looking for information on James Wade Cassada born 04/01/1865 Jackson County, Tennessee, USA. Death Edmonson County, KY. Married Betty Holmon. Of KY I am looking for family information on them. I am doing a book on my Cassetty family and this is one of my lines I am working on right now. Will give credit to anyone who gives me infomation. I am going to put it on line when finished and will add to it documents of all kinds I can find or given. Jeannie

    11/15/2011 12:52:39