Monday, June 22, 2009

Melungeons: The Myth of Turkish Origins

Melungeon Myth of Drake Dropping off Passengers on Roanoke
By MHS Research Committee Member Janet Crain

A persistent rumor has spread all over the Internet that Melungeons descend from the some 300 to 600 Turks and other nationalities said to have been left on Roanoke Island in 1586 by Sir Francis Drake. In truth, there is NO evidence there were any left, much less several hundred.

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