Thanks for all the interesting information!I was poking around, looking for information on our Hall line, which I suspect may have a Melungeon connection.I found your post and remembered that we have Kitchens on that side of the family as well.I don't have much, but here's what I do have:
William Kitchen, born abt. 1820, married Mildred Short, born abt. 1820.There children are:
Martha J. , b abt. 1845 James M., b abt. 1846 Mary A., b abt. 1848 Sarah Elizabeth, b 17 April 1851 in West Virginia Josephine, b abt. September 1854 Benjamin, b abt. 1860 John A., b abt. 1864
Sarah Elizabeth Short married William Butler Lyons.Their daughter, Mary Alice Lyons, was born and died on Boyd County, KY.
I descend from Mildred Short's brother, James Houston Short.I guess it occurred to me to follow up on the Kitchen clan as a possible Melungeon link to my Hall ancestors.