My name is Uncle Darryl as most people in the Hampton Roads section of Virginia has been calling me since I have made genealgical history. I have amazed alot of the people that I know and have changed the framework of genealogy. They have said that African American research could not go back past slavery. I have touch all facets of life because I am the grandson of some of the most influencial people in the world and I am an African American. Here is the story of my research and my family. The Bracy-Demaree-Mungo-McDow family is the roots that made my branches. I have the names of some pretty remarkable people who make up my ancestral lines. African American Genealogical Research has reached a new era. An era which includes the unification of many race, color, creeds, ethnic groups, and nationalities. From the jungles of Nigeria to the Northeast section of France to the cities and towns of Northeastern United States to the southern towns of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, I give you my African-European-Native American heritage. My name is Darryl Eley, African American Genealogist, Family Historian, and African American Griot and for the past 25 years, I have been tracing my maternal and paternal lines of my family. Since I was 14 years old, the passion of tracing my family has been in my blood. The results brought forth the history of the races from the descendants of Adam and Eve, Seth, Enoch, Kenan, Mahalaleel,Jared, Enos, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah. The results are astounding, creating a family file which includes the history of 6,200 people and the descendants, thereof. After much blood, sweat, and tears, I have the names of over 6,200 names and ancestors and descendants, related to the Bracy-Demaree-Mungo-McDow families of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The history includes a genealogical line that after much online searching, I have found information which connect back to the dawn of time with Adam and Eve and their son, Seth. This information will be added to my family file and published to the next family volume through updates and revision. I have a maternal grandfather's line, Roger Gary, who descended from an African tribe. The Demaree family which was a African family that descended from the Yoruba tribe of southwestern Nigeria and could possibly find a direct line to Cush and Noah. . I have a family, the Mungo family, that has many relatives who lived to be as old as 113 years such as Easter Mungo, my second great grandmother. My paternal grandfather, Gonzalo McDow family has been a strong family that has the reputation of strong-willed and determination in the Lancaster County, South Carolina area. In this file, the families are the ancestors and kinship of Jessie Vera Bynum Faison, Roger Gary, Gladys Mungo, and Gonzalo McDow are discussed extensively.
The most historical people in this file includes Adam and Eve, Seth, Arphaxad, Boaz, Jessie, King David of Isreal, King Solomon of Isreal, Ceol-Clodius (Old King Cole), Dagobert, Rognvald Eysteinsson (Viking Cheiftrain, Charlemagne, Charles Martel, Robert the Magnificent, William the Conqueror, The Capetian Dynasty. Other ancestors includes Charles Demaree, John Demaree, Adriana Demory, Rev. Emma Elizabeth Parker Gary, Jane Esther Bracy, Bettie Bracy Davis, Nelson Ungerhart Bynum, Mory Parker, Wil Mungo, Easter Clyburn Mungo, Ellen Clyburn, Price Huey, Alexander Huey, Edward McDow, Martha James, Charlotte Massey, and many others.
The History of the Bracy-Demaree-Mungo-McDow family icludes a book entitled "From the Ground to the Crown-Why I Went So Far To Come So Close". You will have other information which you can learn about the family, the places they come from, the ancestors and descendants, and all the information that allowed me to complete the first volume of this family history. All the information on this users Website will not be available in the book.