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Re: South Carolina Egyptians - F.P.O.C.?
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Thanks for your post.
Most of the people in England can trace their ancestry to the illegitimate children of the kings of England--80% just from King Edward III.
Therefore, if a few people of non-African origin really did come to the U.S. in 1492 and mix with the slave population, it would not have changed the culture or DNA make-up of slaves to much degree.
And we know from the colonial to early national period records that there were no separate non-African slave communities. For example, when members of the Coleman family of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, won their freedom based on descent from an Indian (Native American) woman brought as a slave to Virginia about 1705, their descendants registered as free Negroes in Petersburg in 1800: "dark Brown Free Negro or Indian, short bushy hair."
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