Category Archives: Tuscarora

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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1762 Indian Wars – John Martin Family Captured

The “History of the Church of the Brethren” tells us the following about a massacre and kidnapping of white settlers in 1762 in Great Cove in the Juniata Valley of Pennsylvania, by King Beaver and Capt. Shingas, who personally led the … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Military, Pennsylvania, Shawnee, Tuscarora | 4 Comments

Interactive Early Maps Show Native Movements

Early maps are a great source for Native researchers.  They often show the locations of Indian peoples or towns, in addition to place names that reflect Native people as well. At this link, you will find several interactive maps. As … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Shawnee, Tuscarora | 1 Comment

Indian History of Present Day Berkeley County, West Virginia

According to missionary reports, several thousand Hurons occupied present-day West Virginia, including the Eastern Panhandle region where Berkeley County is located, during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. During the 17th century, the Iroquois Confederacy (then consisting of the … Continue reading

Posted in Cayuga, Delaware, Huron, Iroquois, Mingoes, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Ottawa, Seneca, Shawnee, Tuscarora, Wyandot | 2 Comments

Meherrin Settlement History

The 1733 Edward Moseley map of North Carolina, above, shows the Meherrin Indian Village to the left. Colonial Records of North Carolina – October the 28th 1726 This day was Read at the Board the Petition of the Maherrin Indians … Continue reading

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Virginia Governor Spotswood’s Letter Regarding the Tuscarora War

From the Preston Davis papers: Found in these historic papers is a letter from Virginia’s Governor Spotswood to the King of England giving his perspective on the Tuscarora War – and who was involved.  It has long been speculated that … 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

Posted in North Carolina, Tuscarora | 18 Comments