Monday, June 29, 2009

The Yellow Store

Family history is not always to be found in courthouse records, graveyards and family Bibles.

The story of the Yellow Store, presented here as today's MHS Blog entry, was compiled by the eminent, and meticulous, Melungeon historian and genealogist, Hawkins County Archivist and MHS Vice-President for Heritage, Jack Goins. It begins with a local color piece published 65 years ago and traces the history of a store, always painted yellow, which had been business since the War of 1812, a history which becomes intertwined, not just with the lives of the store's owners but with lives of its patrons, Melungeon and otherwise. And oh, yes, there is a treason trial involved as well.

To read this very interesting tale: Click Here.

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