Category Archives: Chowan

Hyde County, NC Indian Families in 1850

A friend was looking through the Hyde County, NC, 1850 census and noticed something quite interesting. On page 4 (at Ancestry.com) of the Currituck district, one entire page (except one person) is shown with M, for mulatto, overwritten over something … Continue reading

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History of Halifax Co., NC

Halifax county was formed in 1758 from Edgecombe County which in turn was formed in 1741 from Bertie County which in turn was formed as Bertie Precinct in 1722 from the part of Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County lying west … Continue reading

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Sarum School – Chowan Indians – Thomas Hoyle

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Extracts http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog/northcarolinahi00hathgoog_djvu.txt Please note that this document has been scanned and optically read.  This means that in places the old type may not have read or been interpreted correctly, causing anomalies in the print … Continue reading

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1716 NC Indian Child Slaves

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Extracts http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog/northcarolinahi00hathgoog_djvu.txt Please note that this document has been scanned and optically read.  This means that in places the old type may not have read or been interpreted correctly, causing anomalies in the print … Continue reading

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Chowan Indian Land Conveyances 1733-1735

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Extracts http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog/northcarolinahi00hathgoog_djvu.txt Please note that this document has been scanned and optically read.  This means that in places the old type may not have read or been interpreted correctly, causing anomalies in the print … Continue reading

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Peter Gansett, Indian

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Extracts http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog/northcarolinahi00hathgoog_djvu.txt Please note that this document has been scanned and optically read.  This means that in places the old type may not have read or been interpreted correctly, causing anomalies in the print … Continue reading

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Hamilton McMillan Revisited

Hamilton  McMillan (1837-1916) Hamilton McMillan, a man with a vision, founded UNC Pembroke, originally a school for Indian children and is viewed as the institution’s founding father.  In 1885, Representative Hamilton McMillan of Robeson County, NC, introduced legislation in the North Carolina … Continue reading

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