~ ~ ~ WE ARE TRIUMPHANT PEOPLE ~ ~ ~ THE BROWN AND HUMPHREY FAMILIES ~ ~ ~

 

 

Foreword

 

Introduction

 

Paternal Lineage

 

African Ancestry

 

Certificates

 

The Balanta People

 

Nigerian Connection

 

The Fulani People

 

The Yoruba People

 

How Did We Get Here

 

Pictures

 

Sources

 

Acknowledgements

 

Contact Us

 

The Book

 

Guestbook

THE BALANTA PEOPLE CONTINUE.....The Balanta were fiercely independent people. Their patrilineage households were divided into age groups and genders. They love to celebrate festivals and traditional holidays. The Balanta people believed that their ancestors came from the east, Egypt, Ethiopia, and India. DNA research has supported their claims and found a Sudanese origin. Sudan was called Nubia and Egypt in ancient times. The DNA, M1 marker is found in the Balanta people, and the M1 marker is most common in the Nile Valley and East Africa. This is the area in which our mitochondria grandmother “EVE” origins are found.
     The first Europeans to encounter Guinea Bissau were the Portuguese explorer Nuno Tristao, in 1446, wherein the Portuguese merchants colonized the islands off the coast of the mainland and thus slave trading began.
     So what does this all mean?  If you are a descendant of the late George W. Brown, the late Lucy M. Brown Thompson, the late Mamie A.E. Brown Barber, the late Josephine C. Brown Thomas, (who descended from the lineage of George Cicero Brown), and even if you are descendants from the late James Clayburn Brown, and siblings, or their father Killis Brown, we all share the DNA from Killis and his father. You have Balanta DNA from them.   The DNA goes from father to son, and it never change. So therefore, it stretches back to the very male that left Africa, and then to his son and thus it continues. Part of our ancestors lives in us, as we will be in our children etc. That is how genetic scientists are able to trace every living person back to the original “ADAM” and “EVE”, or whatever name they were called.