Our VLOG (Video Blog) On Touring Our Melungeon Roots In East TN

We toured Sneedville and Melungeon country yesterday to get a better handle of our family's ancestry. We hope you enjoy learning more about Melungeons and seeing where they lived and why they lived the way they did with photographs of Davis clan from Melungeon country and more. https://youtu.be/HtvkiUdckho VLOG On Touring Melungeon Country Researching Our … Continue reading Our VLOG (Video Blog) On Touring Our Melungeon Roots In East TN

The Famed Pre-Revolutionary War "Long Hunters": Who They Were and Who We Descend From

Our family is so blessed to have learned the history of our family here in the hills of East Tennessee. This is where we reside now, amidst the whispers of our ancestors - the long hunters, the first pioneers, the Cherokee and the Melungeon people. These are all our people who called these mountains home. … Continue reading The Famed Pre-Revolutionary War "Long Hunters": Who They Were and Who We Descend From

Davis Lineage ~ The Amazing Story Of Our Ancestral History (570 years explained)

My husband and I began a genealogical journey into our family tree recently to understand where he and his brother and sister came from and what the family history is. While I married in to the family tree, I believe it is paramount for us to capture and preserve this history for generations to come. … Continue reading Davis Lineage ~ The Amazing Story Of Our Ancestral History (570 years explained)

Jefferson Davis – Our 3rd Cousin – The Untold Story Of Mixed Race In Early Colonial America

The South was never about the pitting of blacks against whites. It was rather a collection of individuals - some free, some indentured, some slaves and some native to the land pre- "others" - who all melted together into a cohesiveness not yet truly explored within our American roots. Together this made up what is now known of as our Davis clan; a broad and deep mixture of Melungeon (ancient Portuguese/Moor/Middle Eastern), Native American (Powhatan/Cherokee), and European (Welsh/Scots-Irish) that goes back 369 years, to 1650 in America. So, let's begin. Who was Jefferson Davis?