Category Archives: Chowan

Indians in North Carolina in 1754

This document is found in the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina.  It is undated, but the other document on page 320 is a tax list of taxables by county for 1754 filed on January 4, 1755.  The document sharing … Continue reading

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Weyanoake Indian Tom Freeman

By Fletcher Freeman The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Second Series, Volume VII entitled “Records of the Executive Council,” on page 416, has a deposition given by Richard Booth in which he states that in the year 1667  he took … Continue reading

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Chowan Indians – Petition of 1790

The Digital Library on American Slavery holds a lot of information about Native as well as mixed people. In the petition below, presented to the North Carolina General Assembly, and subsequently rejected, we catch a glimpse of the remnants of Chowan … Continue reading

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John and Thomas Hoyter, the Chowan Indian Chiefs

This article was originally published in the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter in June, 2012. Fletcher Freeman during the process of his research on the Chowan Indians has compiled all of the information existent on the Chowan Indian Chief, John … Continue reading

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The Chowan Indians by Fletcher Freeman

A 1585 Map of Virginia drawn by Theodore de Bry designates several Indian tribes, one of which is the CHAWANOK. They are shown with at least five towns, being Chaunoock, Rannoushowog, Movatan, Metocuuem,and Tanduomuc. Also reflected are the SECOTAN and … Continue reading

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Does CRO = Chowan?

I originally wrote this article for the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter, published in June, 2012. A few months ago, Fletcher Freeman, one of our members, e-mailed me and asked me a simple question, which, as simple questions often … Continue reading

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The Legend of Batz Grave

Fletcher Freeman, a long time researcher focused on the records of the Albemarle Sound region of North Carolina and Virginia, particularly the Chowan, has contributed numerous articles over the years to the Lost Colony Research Group, many of which have been … Continue reading

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The Chowan Indians

Thanks to Fletcher Freeman for contributing part of the following information.  In addition I used resources found in The American Indian in North Carolina (1947) by the Rev. Douglas Rights hosted at and the book  Villany Often Goes Unpunished, … Continue reading

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John White Map Chowan Fort Discovery – Analysis

First I’d like to congratulate Brent Lane with the First Colony Foundation for his keen eye in spotting the anomaly on John White’s map drawn of “Virginia” in 1585-1586 and the British Museum for their fine detective work.  The Museum analyzed … Continue reading

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