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May 13, 1974 (43)
About MarcSnelling
A dual US/Canadian citizen of Turtle Island born in Québec to an American mother and British father. My partner and daughters are also dual-citizens. The Blackfoot oral history comes from my mothers side with names of Jones and Smith. Migrations from NC centering around Orange Co and VA through KY, TN and WV to Southern OH centering around Greene Co. Many later moved to eastern IN and are still there. My daughter's ancestry is Wendat (Bear Clan) on the grandmother's side, and Wabanaki (Penobscot Passamaquoddy, Mi'kmaq) on the grandfather's side. We are all members of OMAA - The Woodland Métis tribe.

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Ottawa, Canada -unceded Algonquin territory
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To share my family story and meet and learn other people with an oral family history of 'Blackfoot' from the NC/VA Piedmont area.


GrandMother - Potter, Jones, Smith, Gates, Walburn, Good, Routh, Redfern, Brower, Bechtel, Buck, Wiley, Beeler, Kyger, Heaton, Stainbrook, Ihinger, McColley, Thomas, Franklin, Warden, Hurst, Schule, Mauler, Weller, Snyder
GrandFather - Drybread, Wheatley, Marshall, Cotton, Kitchen, Passmore, Harrell, Coppock, Pontius, Zeller, Waters, Charlton, Sager, Barbee, Wimberley, Decker, Nay, Hibbs, Tucker, Irwin, Baker, Cone, Llewellyn, Bayley, Miller->Bunch
DNA - Parrish, Merritt, White


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1910 Reunion Photo

by MarcSnelling on 08-01-2017 at 08:15 PM
Through cousin connections on our Brower line a picture of a 1910 reunion reached me. It came through Paul and Trowbridge cousins. I haven't counted yet how many people are in this picture but it seems to be well over a hundred. It was taken in August in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana. My gg-grandfather Dora MCS Smith and his wife Bessie Mae Gates I was able to identify. The youngest picture I've seen of them. Between us we've been able to identify a handful of people in this picture.

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Quakers & Native Americans Conference - Philadelphia

by MarcSnelling on 11-16-2016 at 12:46 PM
I recently returned from Philadelphia where I attended the Quakers and Native Americans Conference. There were several interesting panel discussions. One in particular was a Seneca panel that included discussion of the Tutelo-Saponi / Siouan people who joined the Seneca. There was also a discussion of families with African and Native American ancestry in Ohio in the early 1800s. Specifically they mentioned the Day and Haithcock families. Two families tied to our Indiana Jones-Smith line.

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History of the historic Saponi-Catawba Nation. Vol #100 - Richard Haithcock

by MarcSnelling on 10-03-2016 at 02:23 PM

Just got my copy of Chief Haithcock's latest book. Have already made some new discoveries. This is the definitely the best of the four Haithcock books I have. It is organized chronologically and has a lot more detail on surname groups than I've seen before. The Falling Rock Catawaba, the Saponi on Col William Eaton's land. The Sizemore claims, Horatio Hale, Carr's Run Catawba, Blackfork and Poke Patch. There is a lot in this volume.

Rick Haithcock's Historic Saponi - Catawba Nation #100

by MarcSnelling on 07-18-2016 at 09:14 AM
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Rick Haithcock's latest research compilation is out. Volume #100, Historic Saponi - Catawba Nation, by Redtail Publication. To inquire call Rick at 937 532 4676.

Here Are My Peeps - Kay Richardson Oxendine

by MarcSnelling on 07-14-2016 at 09:32 PM
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Read my 4-year old daughter this book tonight. On the last page she said "They're at the pow-wow like us dada!"

It's great to have someone telling their story to share. Seeing a lot of Richardson connections in our DNA reinforces the connection for me. In the book she writes that her name is Amelia. Which my wife noticed right away as that is the name she picked out if we have a third daughter.

Here Are My Peeps: The Story of the Richardson and Lynch Families, Of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe As told thru the eyes of their granddaughter Kay Richardson