Category Archives: Weyanoke

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 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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Weyanoake Indian Tom Freeman

By Fletcher Freeman The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Second Series, Volume VII entitled “Records of the Executive Council,” on page 416, has a deposition given by Richard Booth in which he states that in the year 1667  he took … Continue reading

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Blunt – An Indian Interpreter

The Jamestown project, which documents the history of Jamestown and surrounding area for the first hundreds years, holds some very interesting information.  On July the 4th, 1693, in the Acts of Assembly, we find that Thomas Blunt and the Nottoway and … Continue reading

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The Chowan Indians by Fletcher Freeman

A 1585 Map of Virginia drawn by Theodore de Bry designates several Indian tribes, one of which is the CHAWANOK. They are shown with at least five towns, being Chaunoock, Rannoushowog, Movatan, Metocuuem,and Tanduomuc. Also reflected are the SECOTAN and … Continue reading

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Indians Taken to England

Probably the most well-known Indians taken to England were Pochahontas after she married John Rolfe and earlier, Manteo and Wanchese who accompanied the first Roanoke Colony who settled on Roanoke Island in 1585-1586.  In these cases, Pochahontas died in England and Manteo and Wanchese were returned home on … Continue reading

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