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Re: Dieter/Teter
Posted by: Ace Maupin (ID *****4165) Date: August 11, 2008 at 13:36:19
In Reply to: Re: Dieter/Teter by James Harmon of 986

Reviewed those DNA sites shown as Y Male.
Extracted a exceprt from the Earliest ray produced by Garrard family genealogist and Garrard Historian Robert Evans.
In Jan 1816, Zachariah served as one of three appraisers for the estate of Elijah Evans. One of the others was William McQueery. The executors were Pleasant Alverson and Paris Teator. Elijah lived on a farm at the north end of Poor Ridge. He appeared in Surry/Stokes County shortly after Zachariah and was one of the sixty families that came to Kentucky in 1793. I suspect Elijah’s wife Rebekah was a Ray, but have no absolute proof. Frequent marriage between the Ray, Evans, Teator, Alligree, and McQueery families suggests that they were part of some kind of identifiable social or cultural group. Evidence suggest that they were all of mixed Native American, dark skinned European, and white European blood. Some of those, including some relatives of this group, were given the name of Melungeon. However I would not go so far as saying the Garrard County group were Melungeon, since the Melungeon’s apparently had their own language, consisting of a mixture of Native American, English, and Portuguese vocabularies. Neither is there any evidence of African blood in the Garrard group. Mainstream Mulungeon’s apparently accepted freed blacks into their society and intermarried with them. END
Certain inlaws families of the Teaters Collins ,John Collins Riddle
Moses Riddle, Goins ,Sina Goins ,Bowlin, Sarah Sally Bowlin, pehaps were cousins of people called Melungeons in East Tenn.
Parris Teater in laws the Tottens frequently used a name from a Virginia Spainard John Gonzalva. These names in the grandchildren of Parris Teater and his brother inlaw Joseph H Totten were Buena Fatima Zulima Almeera Gonzalva Esmeralda tend to repeat themselves for several generations.


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