Category Archives: Seneca

Mary Jemison, White Indian of the Genesee

As I’ve been extracting the surnames of the New York Indian tribes from the Indian census (1888-1893), which consist of the Six Nations, Jemison, Jimerson, Jemerson and variant spellings are found in all of the tribes.  It’s a very unusual name otherwise, … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Iroquois, Seneca | 17 Comments

The Indians of Lawrence Co., PA

Sometimes old history books, especially those published in the 1800s whose authors had access to people who memories extended back into the previous century can be goldmines.  While researching the Scotch-Irish in Lawrence County, PA, I found the following information about … Continue reading

Posted in Allegewi, Cat Nation, Cornplanter, Delaware, Erie, Eriehronon, Iroquois, Lenape, Lenni Lenape, Mengwe, Mingoes, Mound Builders, Seneca, Shawnee, Six Nations, Wyandot | 5 Comments

Digitizing War of 1812 Records, a Quilt and NY Indian Service Records

The War of 1812, which lasted from 1812 to 1815, is probably the War we know the least about, and one for which an astounding number of pension and bounty land records still exist for veterans who served.  If your … Continue reading

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A Buck By Any Other Name

A Buck by any other name might be Hogan, Logan or Williams.  I think we have a case of surname schizophrenia.  We have four surnames involving 3 people. Do you sometimes wonder why you or one of your relatives matches … Continue reading

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Treaty with the Indians at Albany, NY 1664

The following treaty was made with the Indians by the English when they took New York from the Dutch.  There were scanning issues with the original document.  Where the correction was obvious, I made the correction.  There was an issue … Continue reading

Posted in Manhatan, Maques, Mohawk, New York, Ondiahjes, Pacamtehooks, Pinnehoock, Seneca, Synichs | 2 Comments

Christopher Gale’s Account of the Tuscarora War 1711

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Warning – extremely graphic content. Letter from Christopher Gale to [his sibling], including a memorial concerning attacks by Native Americans Gale, Christopher, ca. 1679-1735 November 02, 1711 Volume 01, Pages 825-829 A LETTER FROM … Continue reading

Posted in Coree, History, Military, Seneca, Tuscarora | 3 Comments

Diary of Bishop Spangenberg, 1752

Colonial and State Records of NC Diary of August Gottlieb Spangenberg during his journey to North Carolina [Translation] [Extracts] Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1704-1792 September 1752 Volume 04, Pages 1311-1314 [Translated from the original in the archives of the Moravian Church, … Continue reading

Posted in Catawba, Seneca, Six Nations, Tuscarora | 1 Comment