Monthly Archives: February 2013

Alexander Stewart Baptizes Hatteras, Roanoke and Altamuskeet Indians – 1761

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Letter from Alexander Stewart to Philip Bearcroft Stewart, Alexander, 1725-1772 May 22, 1761 Volume 06, Pages 562-564 [From North Carolina Letter Book. S. P. G.] Mr. Stewart to the Secretary. Bath, No. Carolina, … Continue reading

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The Settlement of North Carolina

When working with researchers who have families in early North Carolina, I find a lot of misconceptions.  It’s easy to understand why, because the settlement of a new land is foreign to us today and their lives were so very … Continue reading

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Yardley Sees Colonists’ Fort on Roanoke Island 1654

In 1654, North Carolina, then Carolina, was still being explored.  Francis Yardley’s account of the Tuscarora and Roanoke Island is the first we have of exploration this far South.  In fact it was only 4 years earlier, in 1650 that … Continue reading

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The Autosomal Me – Testing Company Results

On my blog,, I’ve been writing a series titled “The Autosomal Me.”  Autosomal DNA testing is the type of DNA testing that provides testers with percentages of ethnic admixture, including Native American. I’m often asked about which testing company … Continue reading

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Christopher Gale’s Account of the Tuscarora War 1711

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Warning – extremely graphic content. Letter from Christopher Gale to [his sibling], including a memorial concerning attacks by Native Americans Gale, Christopher, ca. 1679-1735 November 02, 1711 Volume 01, Pages 825-829 A LETTER FROM … Continue reading

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DNA Test for $39

I have people of Native heritage write to me almost daily and tell me that they’d like to test their DNA but that they can’t afford the testing.  Unfortunately, there are no subsidized programs for DNA testing, but this is … Continue reading

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William Eaton Petition to Tax People of Color Fairly

This document is quite interesting.  William Eaton, an Indian trader, was well known in conjunction with the Saponi Indians who lived next to or on his plantation in Granville County, NC.  His 1754 muster roll provides us with several of … Continue reading

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Fourth Generation Inclusive

News travels fast.  One of our blog subscribers, Joy, recently sent me a link to a new blog that’s just a few months old, Fourth Generation Inclusive.  I’ve already found a couple of things involving Native heritage to repost and … Continue reading

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Thick Hair, Small Boobs, Shovel Shaped Teeth and More

Yep, there’s a gene for these traits, and more.  The same gene, named EDAR (short for Ectodysplasin receptor EDARV370A), it turns out, also confers more sweat glands and distinctive teeth and is found in the majority of East Asian people. … Continue reading

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Attamuskeet and Mustee Children Baptized 1767

Reverend Stewart’s last letter tells us that be baptized more Attamuskeet Indian children and that by this time, some were mustee.  A word no longer is use, at that time mustee meant admixed with Indian, and possibly Indian and black. … Continue reading

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