My Melungeon Heritage: A Story of Life on Newman's Ridge

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Overmountain Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 156 pages
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The author tells what it was like to grow up and live in a place and time when life was much different than it is now at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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About the author (1997)

Mattie Ruth Johnson lived was born and raised in Hancock County, Sneedville, Tennessee, on Newman’s Ridge in an area called Prospect Ridge. Her ancestors include many Melungeons, and she has done much research on her family lines.

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