Category Archives: North Carolina

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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Butler Owens Confederate Pension Record

One of our subscribers was looking at the new 1901 Confederate Pension Applications on Digital North Carolina and found an application for Butler Owens in which he states he is part Indian and part white. He apparently joined the Confederate … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Bezzelle, Bissell, Indian

On the Norfolk County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in 1851, Nathan Bissell, is listed as #1629, 23 years, 5 ft 4 inches, Indian complexion, Indian descent, April 22, 1851. In the 1860 Census of Norfolk County, Virginia, … Continue reading

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Enoch Going, Indian

STOKES COUNTY COURT. … On Wednesday there was a case which excited considerable interest, the case of the State vs. Enoch Going. The State was represented by Mr. Solicitor Masten, and Going was defended by J.R. McLean and A.H. Joyce, … Continue reading

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American Indian Records on Ancestry

Recently Ancestry.com added several sets of American Indian records to their collection, and some are free. This link should take you directly to the American Indian Collection search function at Ancestry. This collection includes the following data bases:

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Married in the Manor and Custom of the Time

Primus Tyler was a slave, bought by the Quakers and freed. You can read the whole story on Lisa Henderson’s blog, Fourth Generation Inclusive. I’ve excerpted a piece here from a letter where Primus describes the marriage customs of an … Continue reading

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Ring Found in Indian Grave Inscribed “Think of Mary”

Charlotte News, Charlotte, NC, Sunday, July 3, 1921 “There has been one incident in my life that has fascinated me for years,” declared T.J. Saulter, traveling sales man of Norfolk, Va, who was in Charlotte Saturday. “My pet hobby is … Continue reading

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