Category Archives: North Carolina

Peter Gansett, Indian

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Extracts 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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The Cherokee Mother of John Red Bank Payne

There is nothing I love more than a happy ending.  Second to that perhaps is to know that my blog or work helped someone, and in particularly, helped someone document their Native heritage.  In doing so, this confirms and unveils … Continue reading

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Purported Gravestone of Ananias Dare Found

One great thing about publishing stories about historical items is that often, they encourage other people with additional information to come forth.  That’s what happened recently when I published a series of stories about the Dare Stones supposedly related to Sir … Continue reading

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The Lost Rocks by David La Vere

“The Lost Rocks” is a book written by David La Vere about the Dare Stones.  David teaches American Indian History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  His book is available at major online bookstores, as well as in … Continue reading

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The Inglis Fletcher Dare Stone Letter

Baylus Brooks, in his search for historical information having to do with the Lost Colonists happened across a letter to Inglis Fletcher.  This letter was donated to ECU as part of the Inglis Fletcher Papers upon her death by her … Continue reading

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The Dare Stones, 1 Through 48

The Dare Stones are a series of forty-eight rocks chiseled with messages purporting to be from Eleanor White Dare providing information about the survivors of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony who disappeared from Roanoke Island between 1587 and 1590. The stones, discovered … Continue reading

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Edward Fuller, “Son of an Indian Woman”

  Apparently name calling is nothing new.  In Carteret County, NC at the March court of 1745, Edward Fuller, mariner, filed papers against Richard Thompson.  Apparently, judging from this and Richard’s reply, the men, both working on a sloop riding … Continue reading

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The Amis Store Account Book 1782-1789, Hawkins County, TN

Before Tennessee became a state in 1796 and before the State of Franklin was formed in 1785, the area that would become Hawkins County, Tennessee was the frontier and was known generally as Watauga. In 1775, the grandparents of Davy … Continue reading

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Indian Slaves of Christopher Guin

From the South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History. Series: S213003 Volume – 002I Page – 00704 Item – 02 Date: 1754/02/02 Description: GUIN, CHRISTOPHER, LATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, TO JOSEPH ALLSTON, OF CRAVEN COUNTY, BILL OF SALE FOR … Continue reading

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Indian Slaves from NC Wills

One of the first things that the Europeans did was to harness the physical power of the Native people.  The English weren’t the first.  The Spanish enslaved the Native people beginning with their first foray into what is now North … Continue reading

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