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March 2, 2023 at 2:38 am in reply to: An Eno-Occoneechee petetion For Bunch #67072
I heard from a Bunch cousin out of Kansas that contacted the Oconeechie. They told her that the only Bunch they recognize as Saponi are those two that were on grants, namely Jeremiah and Henry Jr in 1779. It does not matter who else was there, like the Holder cousins to Jeremiah. Thomas Holder Jr. was actually their before them. They assume only the mother of those two were Saponi. Assume!! And assume that their father was just black and white. False assumption get you know where. Research has shown that their assumptions are false. Like the Bunch that went to South Carolina that was in the Racoon Company of Marion’s Raiders as Cheraws (Saponi), with Gideon Bunch Jr., who likely is a cousin, I know his wife is my cousin. That is, Henry’s nephews and other close kin, and are part of the Peedee tribe.March 2, 2023 at 2:16 am in reply to: You Reek a B.U.N.C.H. :) #67071
I have been in contact with a Bunch cousin in Crawford Indiana that descends from Micajah Bunch, his father was Gideon Bunch son of John, son of Paul the elder. He is also descended from the Riddle, Sizemore, Collins, Cornstalk, etc. Interesting research he is sharing.
Of course I am from Susannah Bunch Holder, whose husband was mentioned in the will of Paul Bunch in 1726.
Long standing oral tradition has been the Bunch were kin to the Chief Powhantan. I know it to be true. The Cherokee have become ethnocentric, especially Cornsilk who is running for Chief. He states only Cherokee can determine who is Cherokee, but hypocritically he now tells everyone else who they are as well. You are not Indian unless he says so. HA HA!
I was curious as to how Rabbit fit into the family. And I thought I figured out Lorenzo Dow….February 22, 2023 at 12:33 am in reply to: An Eno-Occoneechee petetion For Bunch #67038February 22, 2023 at 12:11 am in reply to: An Eno-Occoneechee petetion For Bunch #67037
Within the vicinity of the Bunch grants in Orange were also Holder cousins, sons of Susanna Bunch Holder. This older Susanna Bunch is a daughter of Paul Bunch. Her husband was named in Paul’s will as Thomas Holder along
with a Thomas Holdbee who was likely still Thomas Holder. Thomas and Susanna were in Norfolk, VA during the 1732 tax listing and possibly there during Paul’s death. Moved to Bertie county by 1735 along with some Bass and William Lovinia, who was on the 1732 tax list of Norfolk’s Westron Branch and later a neighbor of the Holders. The Holder in various records are also called Holden, Holderby, Holderby, Holdbee,etc.November 23, 2022 at 2:25 am in reply to: Catawba, Saponi, Melungeon: Snow Once Fell Here but it has Melted #66930
I plan on buying it to add to another book I have of his.November 22, 2022 at 1:56 am in reply to: King Family: Meherrin or Tuscarora #66929November 22, 2022 at 1:54 am in reply to: King Family: Meherrin or Tuscarora #66928
Sapponi attack on the Meherrin
On my King and Boone with ties back to the Meherrin and Nansemond.November 22, 2022 at 1:44 am in reply to: King Family: Meherrin or Tuscarora #66927November 12, 2022 at 4:37 am in reply to: King Family: Meherrin or Tuscarora #66828
The Bell family mentioned had land next to Meherrin town on Potecassi creek. Col. Robert West was a trader to Meherrin and Tuscarora. My Michael King chose him as guardian, four younger siblings were with James Castellaw until turned over to Robert Bell. Castellaw was an interpretor for the Tuscarora and his son John married Tuscarora Butler. Michael King married step daughter of Bell. His son Michael is the father of my 5th great Joseph King.June 21, 2022 at 3:15 pm in reply to: King Family: Meherrin or Tuscarora #66827
When asked why they attacked the Meherrin, the Saponi chief stated that a white man told him the Meherrin and Tuscarora were one and the same. Virginia colonial records.
Meherrin men were on the Tuscarora council, like Nick Major. Meherrin did go north with the few Tuscarora that did establish the Sixth Nation.June 20, 2022 at 7:20 pm in reply to: King Family: Meherrin or Tuscarora #66825
King mentioned in records
John King, Indian for Indian rights to hunt on lands abt. 1695
Robin King a Meherrin great man in 1726
Son kidnapped by Saponi, killed 12, taking revenge on Tuscarora
Wat King on Tuscarora lease
Thomas King with William Cope Indians jurors for John Cope trial, a Christian Blount’s town Indian.June 20, 2022 at 7:07 pm in reply to: King Family: Meherrin or Tuscarora #66824
I am a Meherrin King descendant traced back to Michael King from Norwich and his wife Elizabeth Carey or Hare. Chief Brown stated that Michael King and Elizabeth Ferguson were Meherrin, my 6th great grandparents. I have been researching the Meherrin and putting together a historical overview for the tribe as well as an expanded timeline, for the last three years. Just about everyone in the modern tribe is a King descendant.October 20, 2021 at 10:58 pm in reply to: Bunch and Holder family #66572
Braswell and Boon muster in Meherrin territoryOctober 20, 2021 at 10:38 pm in reply to: Bunch and Holder family #66571
The Two Sussanahs of the Bertie Bunch Family
My research summary of Susannah Bunch.October 20, 2021 at 10:35 pm in reply to: Bunch and Holder family #66570
Gibson connections to my family. All mentioned in this blog are my family.