Category Archives: Mattamuskeet

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 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

Posted in Chowan, Coree, Croatoan, Machapunga, Mattamuskeet, Meherrin, Pungos, Tuscarora, Yeopim | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Chowan, Croatan (Later Lumbee), Croatoan, Hatteras, Lumbee, Mattamuskeet, Nottoway, Tuscarora | 2 Comments

Yawpim Indian Town in Currituck County, NC

When Kay Lynn Sheppard sent me the extracted Currituck court notes, I found four records that spoke directly to an Indian Town or Indian line. 5 Mar 1778 – John Standley of Currituck County enters 100 acres.  Borders on the … Continue reading

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Alexander Stewart Baptizes Hatteras, Roanoke and Altamuskeet Indians – 1761

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Letter from Alexander Stewart to Philip Bearcroft Stewart, Alexander, 1725-1772 May 22, 1761 Volume 06, Pages 562-564 [From North Carolina Letter Book. S. P. G.] Mr. Stewart to the Secretary. Bath, No. Carolina, … Continue reading

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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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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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Hyde County, NC Native Surname Marriage Records

Contributors to this article originally published in the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter include Kay Lynn Sheppard and Baylus Brooks. Surprisingly, the Hyde County, NC marriage records have never been transcribed and published.  Generally, marriage records are some of the first … Continue reading

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Croatan Barber

The Barber family of Hyde County is known to be of Native heritage, specifically Mattamuskeet.  The Hyde County marriages have been neither transcribed in their entirety nor published.  Some are on the Hyde County rootsweb site.  Only three Barbour marriages … 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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