Hitting the Wall
I am trying to find information on my great grandfather, Riley Croker who fought in the Civil War. He is listed on census records as mulatto. In North Carolina at the time persons who were mixed white & native American were also listed as mulatto. In the central piedmont area of NC, where my family is from, there were several small native american tribes who merged with other tribes. Also John Lawson, an early explorer, traveled through the area and noted that the native americans in the area were very short, like my grandmother. My story is really several questions. How do you tell if your mulatto ancestor was native american or african american? How do you become part of a study to have your DNA tested?