Bible, Jean Patterson. “Are They Kin to the ‘Lost Colony’?” Melungeons Yesterday and Today. Rogersville, TN: East Tennessee Printing Co., 1975. Pp. 88-92.
Reviews the history of attempts to link the Melungeons to the Lumbees through Lost Colony ancestry. Compares the Melungeons and the Lumbees on several points: surviving Lost Colony surnames; physical features; lack of tribal culture; migration; and tendency to longevity and large families. Rejects any “larger-scale relationship” other than possible intermarriage during Melungeon migrations from North Carolina.