1738Re: Endogamy within Mixed-Race groups
- Nov 11, 2006This is a very interesting conversation.
In my family it has been a little different.
My Creole side became mixed in the early 19th century.
My 3rd great grandmother was Black and
had three children with a White Acadian.
My great grandfather looks White and may be 3/4 White.
He married my great grandmother who dosen't seem to
be Creole but of Mixed heritage and very fair as well.
My maternal grandfather who was medium brown with
straight hair married my grandmother who was not Creole as well.
She was a native Californian and she had a Mulatto father
from Indiana and a Black mother from North Carolina.
They had my mother and her sister my
mother's darker and her sister;s light.
My aunt married a man who would not have married
a medium brown woman he preferred light skin.
They had light children and we were medium to dark brown.My grandfather's sister were very fair but
they married very dark men and non Creole.
All of my grandfathe'r siblings looked different.
One of his brothers had light hair and gray eyes.
One brother married twice and married a Creole and a non-creole.My father's side his mother was a dark
woman and his father was very fair.
Some of his sibliing were light some dark.
Even some of my paternal relatives that are clearly
Black our DNA goes back to Europe on the paternal line.
I look clearly black with wavy hair
and my childrenhave differnt ranges.
My oldest sons mother is White and my wife
is "black" and we have two children.
Her mother is 3/4 White and father Black.
So there are so many combinations.Since some of my ancestry goes back a ways it
seems that my White relatives are 4th cousins.
Sent: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: Endogamy within Mixed-Race groups
The creoles of Louisiana and South Carolina
tended to marry amoung themselves only.
A lot of these habits continued after
the Civil War into the Civil War.
For example, my grandmother descended from generations
of mixed people who intermarried with each other.
Some of my relatives have kept the cycle going by
marrying people with similiar backgrounds but a
lot of them have married black or white as well.
The features of my family are full of white-looking
people with blue eyes and sandy brown hair to people
with strong black features and many variations between.
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