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?