I have found this written in several different places, and I'm wondering if this is a sister to Frances Stallard Moore, or where our connection may have come in. I have also read that the Moore name was a Melungeon name. I have reason to believe that my DNA may carry some Mediterranean blood.
"Not all the Melungeons moved to the vicinity of Newman’s Ridge, and not all of those who did move to that area moved at the same time.One important early Melungeon settlement is the Stony Creek area, near Fort Blackmore in present-day Scott County, Virginia. The Stony Creek Baptist Church records include several people with Melungeon surnames who joined the church between 1801 and 1804. The church minutes for September 26, 1813, provide the first written record of the word “Melungeon,”or at least a variant spelling.
Then came forward Sister Kitchen and complained to the church against Susanna Stallard for saying she harbored them Melungins. Sister Sook said she was hurt with her for believing her child and not believing her, and she won't talk to her to get satisfaction, and both is "pigedish", one against the other. Sister Sook lays it down and the church forgives her."
If anyone has any information on this, I would love to hear from you. Sincerely, Debra A. Davis