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  1. Johns

    Quote Originally Posted by techteach View Post
    Very interesting genealogy fact that I found tonight. It turns out that the William Johns who sold Bear Mountain to the Monacan Nation was my family. His father was my 7th great grandfather.
    When I joined this forum many years ago, I did not know I had lines that are in relevant parts of Virginia. My branch of the family descends from Nancy Johns and were in Bedford County. Surnames include Wright, Talbot, Johns, Davis.

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    Welcome, I have roots in John ...
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  2. census takers and natives

    Quote Originally Posted by ginger guy View Post
    I am amazed at how many people do not know , census takers were not permitted to distinguish between natives and free blacks. Census takers were required to list natives as "free men of color" or mulatto. Isn't that correct?
    Biggest problem I had with ancestry was the way census takers would enter popular name as opposed to full birth name. For example I had a John Walker I searched for nearly 1 year. He used his middle name in the census He was listed as Franklin and frank ...
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  3. Hello All!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    Hi, I am a new member. I love history and when it came to working on my family history it just seemed to become a passion. I have heard a lot of stories about our Native family being in the mix, but no one has ever been able to tell me where, when or anything about them. I was thinking it was just bull until I found Native on my other side. Then while researching my 7,8 and 9th great grandfathers/grandmothers, I ran into Moses Riddle. I have seen many of the names on my family tree, listed in the
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  4. Martha & Mary Coppock (AKA Paleface Nowanee) - captured by Saponi warriors?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcSnelling View Post
    Historical accounts are varied and sometimes conflicting, but all agree that Mary & Martha Coppock (Koppock) were sisters in a Quaker family settling on the frontier of the Carolinas in the mid 1700s. As young children they were taken in a raid some have attributed to Saponi and Tuscarora warriors. The Saponi it's said has merged into the larger Tuscarora tribe at the time. 5-10 years later they were found and returned to their settlement. Martha married Marmaduke Coate. It is said Mary
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  5. my contribution for any Jacobs

    Gen 1)Thomas Jacobs 1700 Brunswick Co. Va/ wife Tabitha Hicks also Hix
    Gingaskin tribe/ Tabitha Dad was Indian Trader in Northampton Va
    2) Thomas Jacobs1732 Va/ wife Ann Mathers 1733 Va.
    3)Osborn(Shad) Jacobs 1765 Fairfield S.C. Hung in 1823 for accidental shooting of Sherriff Woolsey. Wife Kessiah Walker FULL Seminole/ Osborn Creek Dawes Roll
    4) John B. Jacobs also Creek according to Dawes but I am leaning more towards Catawba of S.C.
    5) Elisra(Elizabeth) Jacobs ...
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