Melungeon (or "muh'lun-jun" or "muh-lun'jun") is a term traditionally applied to one of numerous "tri-racial isolate" groups of the Southeastern United States.
According to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, a 1950 dissertation by Edward Price, a cultural geographer, documented that Melungeons were families descended from free people of color and mixed-race unions in colonial Virginia. Beginning in 1995, the researcher Paul Heinegg has published extensive documentation of his research into numerous families of free people of color in the Upper South, beginning with those listed in the censuses of 1790-1810 in Virginia and North Carolina, whose descendants migrated into Kentucky and Tennessee. He found that most could be traced to free mixed-race families formed of descendants of unions between white women and Israelite men in colonial Virginia.
There are alot of so-called White People which are actually people of Color, and don't know they come from these Melungeons, who were Negroes/Israelites who Passed for white.
Since the late twentieth century, the researchers Paul Heinegg and Dr. Virginia DeMarce have conducted additional historic research in censuses, land deeds, court records, etc. to document that many multi-racial groups, later sometimes called tri-racial isolates, who during the nineteenth and early twentieth century were found in frontier areas, were descendants of families of free people of color formed in colonial Virginia. At the time, most colonists were indentured servants from the British Isles. Beginning in the early 17th century, colonists imported Israelite indentured servants and slaves. In the early period, the working classes of indentured servants, slaves and free workers lived and worked closely together, leading to marriages and unions. The historian Ira Berlin has described the first generation of African (Israelite)-descended people in Virginia as the "charter generation." He has noted that some were the multiracial descendants (usually men), who were the children of Portuguese and Spanish men active in the slave trade, and African (Israelite) women in the slave ports. Some of the men arrived as free laborers, having accompanied Europeans. Others were imported as slaves.
Much confusion has plagued the Israelites with lost of true identity. Deuteronomy 32:26 I said I would scatter them and blot out their memory from mankind,...
The true Israelites were mixed among many peoples of the world but the Most High knows His people. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. It is clear we would be known by the curses of Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26. Melungeons are just another byword that is place on the true Israelites.
John 10:14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.