February 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #4237
Hi, my name is Marc. I found saponitown.com doing genealogy research on the Blackfoot name that has been passed down through many generations of my family.
The Blackfoot name came from 1700s ancestors with the names Smith and Jones in Virginia. A number of my ancestors trace back to Randolph County NC, then later Miami Co Ohio and then Indiana.
It also seems possible that ancestors with the name Coppock may have links to the Saponi. I’m here to share my information and to try and learn more.
Other names on my maternal side include: Good (Goode), Redfern, Routh, Cotton, Brower, Bayley, Waters, Lester, Marshall, Potter, Stainbrook, Nay and Drybread. Many of these ancestors were Quakers.
My mother has posted here as ‘sue’.
Thank you to everyone for all the information on this forum!February 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #36279
Welcome to Saponitown! You will find that this is one of the best websites out there. I have learned a lot here and you will too. Have a good one!
DStraitFebruary 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #36280
Yes, Marc, welcome. We have Smiths in Indiana in late 19th century I suspect were part of the Blackfoot line in our family, and Potters. TechTeach has Potters, too. Do you know what county in Indiana they were in?February 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #36281
Hello everyone hope I’m doing this right. My husband is Saponi Indian (5th g-grandfather,Isaiah “Cuppy” Collins), I have done ALOT of geneology on his family and would like to share, also help anyone who needs it trace their past. The Family names in my husbands tree are:
Jones, Piles, Chadwick, Daniel, Potts, Lane
There is also a Kessler, but I don’t know anything about them. If anyone could help me there it would be great.
Thanks and Have a GREAT day. KimFebruary 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #36282
Welcome Kim and thanks for the offer to help others with their research. It’s been a good while since we’ve had anybody like that around here. We can sure use it.February 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #36285
Linda;36915 wrote: Yes, Marc, welcome. We have Smiths in Indiana in late 19th century I suspect were part of the Blackfoot line in our family, and Potters. TechTeach has Potters, too. Do you know what county in Indiana they were in?
Joseph Oscar Smith my ggg-grandfather was born 3/27/1850 in Muncie, Randolph County IN and was said to be 1/2 Blackfoot. His son Dora Moses Cornelius Skinner Smith, my gg-grandfather (1/4 Blackfoot) was born 6/7/1876 in Jay County. My g-grandmother, Inez Louise Smith was born in Delaware County. Later children of Dora were born in Madison and Randolph Counties.
I have pictures of Joseph’s sister, and Dora and Inez under my profile.
Marion Howard Potter my g-grandfather who married Inez was born 8/16/1880 in Shideler, Delaware County. His father Julius J Potter was born 1836 or 1837 in Darke County, Ohio and died in Delaware County Indiana. His grandfather Thomas Potter was born 11/17/1800 in Pennsylvania.February 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #36287
My Potters come from Maryland and go straight to Iowa. The story is that the family is English and the original Potter was a convict.
That being said, my gggrandmother, Mary Lovina Potter, looked Indian.
I have a second line of Potters who come through Dartmouth in New England and connect with the Deuel line that connects with Potters again. Hmm, never realized this; that line needs researching, but I research lines based on past Revolutionary War connections right now. Seems like the connection bears some looking into though. The Deuels were Quaker and lived in Dutchess County, NY.
TechteachFebruary 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #36290
Hmm, don’t see any similarity there besides being Quakers. My Potter from PA married into the Beeler (Bohler) line who came over from Westphalia Germany to PA in August 1732. They were in Frederick Co VA by1743, and Hampshire Co WV in the 1780s before Butler Co Ohio.
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