I originally started reading about Melungeons when researching my paternal grandmother's family tree, as she was said to be part Indian. I've read several popular books and a number of articles on the 'net. I'm currently trying to read this forum from the beginning. Seems like I missed some exciting times on the forum.
Taking note of Melungeon surnames, I've now become curious about my maternal ancestors. I'm not trying to prove they were or were not Melungeon; I'm just hoping to find connections further back than I have now. I suppose there were also Caucasian families with these same names who intermarried.
I haven't listed all these lines down to the present day, just those people about whom I need more information. I'd be happy to correspond with other researchers of these families.
MANNEN/MANNING 1. WILLIAM MANNEN Sr. 1749 NC--1810 KY; md Patience Phillips abt 1774 prob in NC 2. ASA MANNEN 1793 NC- 1868 MO; md Hannah Gray 11 Aug 1814, Warren, KY 3. STEPHEN GRAY MANNEN 1822 TX--1881 TS; md Harriet F. WILLIAMS abt 1847, MO 4. JOSEPH WILLIAM MANNING 1852 MO--1902 TX; md Nancy Ebaline Myers abt 1876, prob. in MO
WILLIAMS 1. SHADRACH WILLIAMS 1730 NY--1808 KY; md Sarah ______ abt 1763 2. FREDERICK A WILLIAMS 1764 SC--1831 TN; md Cassandra Elizabeth TATE abt 1784 SC 3. RICHARD F WILLIAMS 1792 KY--1850 MS; md Nancy Hansford 8 Dec 1813 Somerset, Pulaski, KY. (Nancy's grandmother was Martha TATE abt 1715--?) 4. HARRIET F H WILLIAMS 1827 KY--1907 TX or IL
WILSON 1. JEREMIAH WILSON 1730 NJ--1815 KY; md Katherine Katie Cooper 1759 Morris NJ 2. William Thomas WILSON 1786 KY--1857 KY; md Catherine Katie Crose 30 Mar 1807 Bourbon, KY 3. JOHN THOMAS WILSON 1808 KY--1894 TX; md Katherine Ann Katie Moore 29 Mar 1830 Nicholas, KY 4. NANCY JANE WILSON 1832 KY--1927 OK; md Joseph C. Myers 17 Aug 1848 Nicholas, KY; (She later married Joseph Beaver in MO after Joe Myers was killed in the Civil War)
STANDLEY 1. WILLIAM STANDLEY est birth 1758; Signed Nancy Standley's wedding license permission. He could have been a guardian rather than her father. 2. NANCY W. STANDLEY 1788 VA--1865 KY; md William Thomas MOORE 18 Jan 1806 Boone, KY
MOORE 1. WILLIAM THOMAS MOORE 1781 VA--1866 KY. Parents unknown; md Nancy W. STANDLEY 18 Jan 1806 Boone, KY 2. KATHERINE ANN K MOORE 1810 KY--1894 TX; md John Thomas WILSON 29 Mar 1830 Nicholas, KY