It surprises me that in this day and age we are spending so much time discussing the race of our ancestor. Let's just do genealogy. I believe there was "bias" in the Bedon-Pendarvis book. Now there seems to be bias repeated. Joseph and Parthenia in my mind is a great love story. Parthenia apparently was from Barbados. She could have been African and she could have some Portugese ancestry, also. What do we really know except what she was called in white dominated society, and who cares. To argue it gives credence to Bedon's book as if something is wrong with being a Pendarvis. I have found them to be a remarkable family to have my children descend from. To say there are no persons who carry the Pendarvis name who do not descend from Parthenia is not the way a professional genealogist should look at anything. Never, never say never. I have done genealogy for 30 years. I am constantly having to change what I once thought was certain. We can never check enough births, deaths, adoptions, wills, etc. Remember there is always the unknown. There are actually passenger lists that are missing ( In the 1600's and early 1700's I believe that some people actually just got off the boat and went ashore, no registering.) Let's just embrace Parthenia, be proud of Joseph and if descend from another line of Pendarvises. It is still a great line. The "pure European Pendavises" are no more or less Pendarvises than we are. Thanks.
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