I am a direct descendant of Louisa Chavers (b. 1915 in MS and died in Drew County, AR). She had a daughter named Caroline (b. 1843) and I am descended from her. We know very little about her other than where she is buried (Mt. Pleasant AME Church in Monticello, AR).
I had my DNA tested, and I do have connections in the Caribbean, Jamaica specifically and one melungeon from appalacia. My took the test four weeks ago (he is Louisa descendant). I will know then whether or not my caribbean an melungeon connection are through him.