Originally Posted by Bill Childs
from Pa/Md, to Ohio to Ind:
from Va to Ky to Ind:
MORGAN, LAW, BAIN, McKAY, McCARTNEY.
from Pa to Ky to Ind:
from NC to Ky to Ind:
FOSTER, GATEWOOD, SPARKS, LEWIS, COLLINS, WILLIS, THORNTON, CHRISTIAN, MITCHELL, COCKERHAM, LAWSON.
from NC (lines orig from southern Va:
BLANKENSHIP, CHAMBERS, WHITESIDE.
Originally Posted by Dreaminghawk
Silentwind, welcome home. Gray is a surname which carries native american traits and family stories of being indian around southside Va and northern piedmont NC. Have you explored your Gray genealogy?
I do know for fact that Barbara Gray born 1726 in Bertie SC. married Col. Jacob Blunt of the Tom "King Tom" Blunt family with wife Unknown Tuscarora women
Originally Posted by techteach
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.
Welcome, I have roots in John
Originally Posted by ginger guy
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
Originally Posted by Confused
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