Category Archives: Hatteras

The Dreaded “Middle East” Autosomal DNA Result

One of our blog followers, Ron, asked this question: “My late father and his brother were born and raised on Hatteras Island which was a very isolated community until relatively recent times. Curious about their genetic ancestry, I had my … Continue reading

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The Hatteras Indian Village and the Live Forked Oak Stump

The Indian Village on Hatteras Island was granted to William Elks and the Hatteras Indians in 1759.  They were already living there as had been demonstrated in a 1756 NC legislative record wherein Thomas Elks complains that Thomas Robb is … Continue reading

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A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 18 – Appendix

The final segment of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be … Continue reading

Posted in Cheraw, Coharie, Haliwa, Hatteras, Lumbee, Person County Indians, Powhatan, Waccamaw | 8 Comments

A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 14 – The Social History of the Early Lumbees after 1770

A continuation of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be … Continue reading

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A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 10 – Traditional Lumbee History – The Hatteras

A continuation of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be … Continue reading

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Raleigh, a Wynganditoian

This article, written by Andy Powell, was published in the February 2012 issue of the Lost Colony Research Group newsletter.  Thank you Andy for permission to reprint here. “Raleigh a Wynganditoian, Richard the son of Baptist Tooker and Katheryne the daughter … Continue reading

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Indian Slaves in Currituck Co., NC

Slavery certainly existed in Currituck County, as evidenced by the tax lists and other legal transactions.  What isn’t evident is the race of the slaves.  Only two or three separate items provide us with a glimpse into that type of … Continue reading

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The Last Hatteras Indian Deed

During the summer of 2010, Baylus Brooks took a road trip to Carteret and Currituck Counties.  He was researching Nathaniel Pinkham for his article, “Nantucket Whalers in NC – The Pinkhams” that appeared in the September 2010 edition of the … Continue reading

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The Legend of Chief Kinnekeet

Historian David Stick, in 2005, prior to his death in 2009, had begun to write a series of biographies of “Outer Banker” families.  Unfortunately, he discovered a computer virus on is system which wiped out all of his work.  He … 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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