Category Archives: Tuscarora

Native American DNA Projects

I’m often asked about DNA projects at Family Tree DNA that are for or include Native American or aboriginal DNA results.  Please note that different project administrators have different criteria for admission to a project.  Some require definitive proof of descent, some require … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal, Acadian, Algonquian, Cherokee, DNA, Lumbee, Micmac, Piscataway, Shawnee, Tuscarora, Waccamaw | 7 Comments

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

Borderlands Deeds and the Cain Surname

NC Abstracts of Land Patents 1735-1764 By Margaret M. Hofmann 2247 pg 85 John Cain Feb 14 1739 160 ac in Edgecombe Co on the S side of Conehoe ck NC Abstracts of Land Patents 1748-1763 Vol 4 By Margaret … Continue reading

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1757 Letter from the Chiefs of the Catawba Nation to SC Governor Lyttleton

A letter signed on the 16th of June 1757 by the Chiefs of the Catawba Nation and several formerly separate tribes within that Nation, says, among much else, that: “Our brothers, the Cherocees, has sent us a tomahawk for to … Continue reading

Posted in Catawba, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Nottoway, Peedee, Santee, Saponi, Tuscarora, Wateree | 9 Comments

Governor Dinwiddie Directs Indians To Go “A Scalping” in 1757

In the spring and summer of 1757 the long expected Indian allies arrived in Virginia, as many as four hundred by May – Cherokees, Catawbas, Tuscaroras, and Nottaways. But Dinwiddie was wholly unable to use them effectively; and in order … Continue reading

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Iroquois World in 1812

One of the online groups I follow is currently focused on researching the Mingoes.  They have been compiling as many occurrences of the name along with locations as they can find.  This map is particularly interesting, not just because of … Continue reading

Posted in Iroquois, Mingoes, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora | 1 Comment

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

Rebels and King’s Men: Bertie County in the Revolutionary War by Gerald Thomas

Gerald Thomas has provided in index to his new book that includes information on three men of Native heritage. http://www.ncpublications.com/bertie.html/Appendix%201.pdf APPENDIX 1 – PUTATIVE ROSTER OF BERTIE COUNTY CONTINENTAL LINE SOLDIERS, NORTH CAROLINA CONTINENTAL LINE Fifth North Carolina Regiment Braveboy, … Continue reading

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1731 – Tuscarora Raiding South Carolina Indians

Instructions to William Waties concerning the relationship between North Carolina and South Carolina and Native Americans Johnson, Robert, 1677-1735 April 10, 1731 Volume 11, Pages 23-25 ——————– page 23 ——————– [B. P. R. O. So: Carolina. B. T. Vol: 7. … Continue reading

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Taylor Family Research – A Fine Example

One of our blog followers posted a link to the Taylor family research page in a comment.  I took a look, and it’s a really good example. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~craventaylors/ I wanted to point out three things. Widen the Net First, this … Continue reading

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