None of these assumptions maybe true.
In an attempt to trace the origin of the surnames in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana, I initially referred to a detailed genealogy of the ancestors of Glenn Brumfield http://brumfieg.tripod.com/ and the book Source Records from Pike County, Mississippi 1798 - 1910 by Luke Ward Conerly. www.lukewardconerly.com These sources describe the early family settlers with listed surnames I have researched. These sources mention the Caucasian families who migrated from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In the Luke Conerly's book, he mentions geneologies, church records, census, military records , individuals who own slaves and a few black people who lived in these communities. Are there any other available sources? Post let me know. ------- Tree Gardener