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Melungeons: Examining an Appalachian Legend

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ISBN-10: 1479249335

ISBN-13: 9781479249336

Edition: N/A

Authors: Pat Spurlock

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Third revised edition. 380 pp. Index, bibliography, appendices, update sections concerning recent DNA testing. The author draws on her more than thirty-year study of these legendary mountaineers. She brings her recognized skills as a professional genealogist, as well as formal training in criminal investigation and legal research, to the hunt for Melungeon origins. The result is a fascinating and highly readable book which is also a scholarly examination of the Melungeon mystery. The author debunks many widely held but unsubstantiated beliefs about Melungeons. She dismisses trendy specualtion about Old World Melungeon origins, preferring to deal with facts rather than fantasy and comes to…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 9/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342

Pat Spurlock has been interested in family history since the age of fourteen when her grandmother first discussed with her the entries in the Spurlock family Bible. Her Tennessee roots go back over 225 years. She also spent 17 years in installment loans and trust banking, working daily with local attorneys where she learned the ends and outs of legal research. She was a licensed hairdresser and salon owner for twelve years and continued her education in her spare time, obtaining a four-year degree in forensic psychology and deviant behavior. As editor of the Spurlock Family Quarterly from 1988 until 2005, and as a full-time writer from 1993-2007, her research specialties have included…