Phyllis E. Starnes is a Melungeon descendant who lives in Harriman, Tennessee. Her whole family belongs to the Stony Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She is Assistant Principal Investigator at DNA Consultants, where she administers the Melungeon DNA Project.
Collection by two researchers involved in the astonishing resurgence of the Melungeons tells this Appalachian group's history and downfall in a coherent, chronological fashion for the first time. Never has genealogy been so exciting!