Tag Archives: Native American

The ongoing search of Major Acree’s ancestors.

It has been awhile since my last post, but I am still searching for my 4th great-grandfather Major Acree’s ancestors. Since the last post, I found a 3rd cousin Acree on 23andme  DNA. He is a male from a lineage … Continue reading

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Major ACREE CASE 1780-1840

  Subject: Major Acree Born: 1780 in Virginia, United States Timeline  1785. Chapter LXXVIII. Every person of whose grandfathers or grandmothers anyone is or shall have been a Negro, although all his other progenitors, except that descending from the Negro … Continue reading

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ETHNIC INTERMARRIAGE IN COLONIAL AMERICA

Excerpts from Malungu: The African Origin of the American Melungeons from Tim Hashaw Mixed descendants of the first African-Americans entered all walks of life. Many are world famous. Among the offspring of colonial-era Angolan Americans; the mother of Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Malungu: The African Origin of the American Melungeons

Excerpts from MALUNGU: The African Origin of the American Melungeons by Tim Hashaw 1. The very first black ancestors of Melungeons appeared in tidewater Virginia, not in the 18th century, but in 1619. 2. Not one single Melungeon family can … Continue reading

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King and Queen County, Virginia

I was in high school and my first impromptu interview about my ancestors was with my paternal grandmother Mary Grace Acree Downes. We were in her sitting room and I started to ask her questions. I don’t remember how it came up, but … Continue reading

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