Category Archives: Machapunga

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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Gov. Walker and the Bay River Indians

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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Frank Speck’s Remnants of the Machapunga Indians

Frank Speck, an anthropologist, visited Eastern North Carolina in 1916, hoping to discover some cultural remnant of the Indian tribes that once inhabited the entire coastal area.  He was to be disappointed.  He found no remnants of languages and little … Continue reading

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Cape Fear, Machapunga, Coree, Tuscarora and Mattamuskeet Indians

James Sprunt, born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1846, was an entrepreneurial cotton merchant, author, philanthropist and a major figure in Wilmington, North Carolina from the time of the Civil War until his death in 1924.  Active in the N.C. Literary … Continue reading

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