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Community Background

The Piney Woods community may be what is known as academically as a “tri-racial isolate.” In addition to their status as a free group of non-whites during the antebellum era,  they shared many of the traits of tri-racial isolates, including high rates of intermarriage, a limited number of surnames, and a self-reported mix of European, African, and Native American descent.

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7 responses to “Community Background

  1. Alana Lee Peele-Stephens

    April 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hi all,
    GOOD FINDS!

     
  2. Delta James

    January 11, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Delta James from the Piney Woods area born and raised in Dardens

     
  3. Cynthia Manwaring

    March 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Hello I am a descendant of Pitney woods north Carolina. I am the grand daughter of Olivia James Whitehurst and Early Boston Whitehurst. Many Americans believe all Black Americans were slaves. Good to know all were not. Thank you for your research efforts.

     

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