Category Archives: Census

Lydia Pinn Cole of Fauquier Co., VA

In the 1860 census, in Fauquier Co., VA, one person was identified as Indian, or of Indian descent – and that was Lydia E. Cole, age 30, born in 1830. This is the only record in Fauquier County like this … Continue reading

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John B. and Georgiana F. Collins – Indians

In the 1900 census in Winton Township, in Hertford County, NC, the John B. and Georgiana F. Collins family were listed as Indian. John was born in June of 1843 and Georgiana in November of 1851.  They have been married … Continue reading

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Orange Co., NC Free Families of Color 1790-1840

In the article, The Jeffreys and Day Families, Cabinetmakers, we discovered that Thomas Day of Caswell County, NC was connected with the Day and Jeffreys families who lived in Orange County, NC, a group of people who were of mixed … Continue reading

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Bowen Family of Columbus County, NC

Lisa Y. Henderson on her Fourth Generation Inclusive blog lists the following Indian information: Catherine Jackson. Died 7 July 1932, Waccamaw, Columbus County. Indian. Widow of David Jackson. Born 12 April 1858 in Columbus County to J.A. Bowen of Columbus … Continue reading

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Indians and the Census 1790-2010

Census enumerators had a big influence on our genealogy records.  These people we don’t know decided who was of what race and recorded the family as such.  Most of the time, those records were sacrosanct.  I only know of one … Continue reading

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