Dotti, Would you happen to know the name of this mountain where the mountain people lived? You may be on to something. I will have to check my records. There are quite a few moutains in Virginia and West Virginia. I appreciate all of this extra information that you and Deena have offered. I may not have found this information on my own. I never even heard of Melungeons until Deena mentioned it. At first I thought she was sending me on a wild goose chase. Learn something new everyday! The three of us may get to the bottom of this after all. Not excluding a couple of others online! This message board was a great idea. Whoever thought of it should get a promotion!