Re: EXPLANATION OF NAMES REGARDING RACE MIXTURES
Dear Beau Bowen:
Thanks for your input on the different race categories.Your points are well taken.I posted this list because sometimes in a genealogy search, someone will run across one of the words separately, and not know what it is supposed to mean.
My Pearsall line from North Carolina's Duplin County has a mixed race background, but in the three volumes of the Pearsall Family, they never give credence to the descendants who were Native American/White or African American/Native American/White.I would love to have the truth about my own ancestors.
You say you have found thousands of descendants with the Native American/White background.In any of these, have you found the surnames of Blackmore/White/Iley?These surnames all married into the Pearsall family and I know for instance that the Iley name was used by Native Americans of Cherokee origin.The sources I have searched do not have the connection.The "Old Money" Pearsalls in North Carolina all owned slaves at some point on their plantations, but as I said, no records were kept.
Thanks again for your interest and input.
Joan Pearsall Robinson