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    Portugal 1143 Spain Castile and León Morocco Russian Federation Kurdistan
    The origin of the Melungeons has been the focus of various hypotheses. Many articles in the popular (as opposed to academic) literature highlight the exotic potential of European ancestry:
    - some of the men from Hernando de Soto's 1540 expedition, or Juan Pardo's explorations of western North Carolina in 1566-67, fathered children with the local Native Americans and triggered a new genetic subgroup
    - Sir Francis Drake released hundreds of Turks captured from his raid on Cartagena onto Roanoke Island in 1586, and they migrated inland over the next 400 years while retaining their distinctive physical and cultural patterns
    - North African Moors sailed to the eastern edge of North America and moved to the Clinch River valley near Cumberland Gap, maintaining enough cultural and genetic cohesion to start the Melungeon community

    English colonists did not intermarry widely with Native Americans. In contrast to Mexico and other places settled by Spanish and Portuguese colonists in the 1500's, Virginia did not develop a mestizo society where mixed-race heritage was common. Both social and legal barriers also blocked marriage between whites and blacks.

    http://www.virginiaplaces.org/population/melungeon.html

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    Portugal 1143 Spain Castile and León Morocco Russian Federation Kurdistan
    Mostly, My Brown Family in America were listed as White on records, yet, in a Stillwell Court case listing all our family matching a Brown Family Will, or family were mentioned as Mixed Blood, or, colored people.

    "The defendants further saith, that since the Bill in this case has
    been filed they have endeavored to ascertain whether the mother of
    the said Thomas STILLWELL deceased, was related to the said James
    BROWN, of whom it is alleged the Complaint purchased, & whose sister
    she was; and the result of the inquiry has been, that the mother of
    their intestate could not have been, or as they are persuaded, his
    sister; for they show, that upon inquiry of old and respected persons, now living in Davidson County, it appears that William BROWN, /
    father of James, / and the wife of William were colored people, that
    they had the following children Wm. BROWN, James BROWN, Charity
    BROWN, Betty BROWN, Hannah BROWN, Pepper(?) [Patsy or Margaret]
    BROWN, Susanna BROWN, & Constant BROWN; the latter of whom is said to
    dead, but which of the others are dead it is not known, but all of
    them, or most of them are believed still to be living, or to have had
    children who are living, but who live as they are informed in distant
    parts of the United States, but where is unknown to any persons from
    whom information has been obtained; but all of whom are colored persons, & from their appearance & complexion, afforded evidence to
    every body, that they were of mixed blood; and that Pepper(?) ROBERTS, the mother of their intestate, was known to be a woman of fair
    complexion & never suspected by her neighbors in Johnson County to be
    mixed blood.
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    https://anthrogenica.com/member.php?60-Wing-Genealogist :

    Hope you consider my family history and Portuguese / Spanish connection and how it may connect to the Z381 > Z305 Family branch. Also, considering the overlaping idea of our Brown family line in America which matches no other Brown Family clans, to possible a connection to Pardo and the Spanish/Portuguese ruling Z381+ branch.

    Ray, I hope you add my family history and understanding back to the U106 FTDNA group, as well as, updating Iain McDonald about our Brown family history and Portuguese Spanish connection.

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    Portugal 1143 Spain Castile and León Morocco Russian Federation Kurdistan
    Family records state that William BROWN was of Scotch/Portuguese or "Portigee" descent.

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