Hi, I'm trying to create a family tree for my grandmother's side of the family (she can't remember any names--what a loss!). Her maiden name was Pearl Sheppard (her twin was Earl) and she grew up outside Mountain City in what she calls "The Bloody Third" due to all the feuds that went on when she was young. All I know is that her parents' names were Crettie Lou Sheppard and John Eastridge and that her grandparents' names were Annie and Martin Sheppard. We've just discovered that we might have Melungeon blood through the above or earlier. If anyone has any info, I would be so grateful. We don't know a THING about my grandmother's side of the family, which I consider a sad thing. And it would be wonderful, too, to document any Melungeon ties. Thanks very much for any info you can give me.