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Research assets on web sites 'Mitsawokett'
& Lynn Jackson's 'Moors & Nanticokes'
& Joseph Romeo's 'The Moors of Delaware'


Mitsawokett is intended to assist the descendants of the original people of Delaware find their ancestral families, whether Lenni Lenape or Nanticoke. Their allied ancestral African, Iberian or other European lines will be mentioned but not further persued, being beyond the scope of this site's research.

A cautionary note: Much of the information contained on these pages is hearsay information obtained verbally or by e-mail or letter. Some is copied from official documents. Researchers should be cautious about accepting secondhand information from these pages without checking its accuracy against primary sources. Copying may introduce error; certainly oral history will, too.  The best source is a record created at the time a birth, marriage or death occurs.  But oral history, with all its faults, will continue to be vital to our attempt to construct the story of our Native American past. 

26 Nov 2016


This web site's primary focus is: Family History & Genealogy.

We are especially interested in contributions of data from family Bibles and obituaries EMAIL US

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Intertribal Union Delaware & New Jersey



     
     
     
Apprenticeships Civil War Service - DE soldiers (click) Ongoing Research & Discussions
  • Warren Wright's children 1843 Sussex Co, DE
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  • Samuel Loatman (1826-1903) 1839, Kent Co, DE
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  • DURHAM - looking for Rev Clayton Durham's family
  • Edward Concealer 1834 Kent Co, DE
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  • Tilghman Ridgeway: Ancestors & Descendants
  •   Church Records (click)
  • Little Union/Fork Branch/DuPont Cem, Dover DE
  • Asbury United Methodist Church, Smyrna, DE
  • John Durham Burial Ground
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  • Forest Grove SDA Church cem recs, Dinah's Corner
  • The Indian origins of John Sanders (1811) of DE
  • Articles, Essays, Books, Interviews  
  • Blood Quantum
  • SOME BOOKS TAKE A WHILE TO OPEN  
  • Jesse Dean d 1842 family puzzle
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  • Delaware Act of 1851 - no FCP into DE, unless...
  • Civil War Pension Records
  • Blackfoot Indians Blackfoot Twn/Dagsboro DE
  • Ministry Challenges, Nanticoke-Lenape Communities - John R. Norwood
  • Puckham - an identified Indian family
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  • Dissertation - John R. Norwood
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    CIVIL WAR PENSION FILE PAGE IMAGES (click)
  • Ethnic Identity - A 1797 Rosetta Stone
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  • Miller CARNEY (or Kearney or Karney)
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  • My Delaware Moor great-grandmother Mary A Carney Whittingham
  • William CARNEY
  • Indiana & Delaware Indian ties
  • The Nanticokes’ Last Stand by Chris Slavens
  • Daniel COKER
  • Edward HARMON - Assateague connection?
  • Cuff Family History, contributed by Ralph M. Pierce
  • John Andrew COKER
  • Counsellor research
  • Interview: William H. Daisey, Chief, Nanticoke Indian Tribe
  • Thomas COUNCILOR
  •   Councilor Family by Harry Muncey
  • Emergent Native American Groups by David Steven Cohen
  • William DEAN
  •   Origins of the Conselors
  • Surviving Indian Groups Eastern US 1974
  • Daniel DRIGGETT
  •   Misc. Conselor Listings
  • James Young Deer Johnson, movie actor
  • Levi DRIGGETT
  •   Elijah Concealer, 1839
  • AMERICAN INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY by Harry Jackson III
  • David DURHAM
  •   will of Jerimiah Conselar, 1811
  • Gouldtown 250 years of history - Ebony magazine 1952
  • Elisha DURHAM
  •   Thomas Conselor (1784-1853)
  • A Case Study of the Nanticoke Indian Community - Porter
  • Charles GOLDSBOROUGH
  •   Revisiting The Moor Question
  • Dorchester Co. Maryland Indians (doc p. 170; web p 219)
  • Richard B. GOLDSBOROUGH
  •   1850 census, Salem Co, New Jersey
  • Narratives of Early PA, West NJ and DE 1630-1707
  • Robert GOLDSBOROUGH Sr.
  •   The Many William Conselors
  • "The Last of the Lenapes"
  • Robert GOLDSBOROUGH Jr.
  •   John Gonsaloes Accomack VA 1663-1695
  • Nathaniel Morris (abt 1727 - abt 1774) by Michele Pierce
  • William GOLDSBOROUGH
  •   James Conselor, 1850 Talbot County MD
  • Digging Into The Past - archaeology in New Jersey
  • Lorenzo (or Alonzo) GOULD
  •   Edward Concellor m. Prudence Tammons
  • The Black Creek Site, Vernon Valley, New Jersey
  • William H. GOULD
  •   The "councilor" Tamanend
  • Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, Wikipedia
  • Mitchell HARMON
  • 1600s disputes--Delmarva natives & Europeans
  • The Nanticoke Indians of Indian River, 1899
  • John HUGHES
  • The Winnesoccum Disaster 1742, Pocomoke Swamp, MD
  • The Nanticoke Community of Delaware by Speck 1915
  • Alfred N. JOHNSON
  • Who is an Indian?
  • The Durhams of Kent County Delaware by Harry Muncey
  • David MILLER
  • Robert Munce/Munts
  • Nentego — Lenape Tribes History
  • Debrix MILLER
  • Mary Gray Counsellor
  • Cornelius Ridgeway Tombstone story
  • John H. MORGAN
  • Perry Cork
  • Photographic Survey of Indian River Community
  • James MUNSON
  • Theory - Origin of the term Blackfoot in Delaware
  • Nantucket Historical Association - WB Gould article
  • Thomas Montson/Munson
  • Who Counts as Indian in Post Apartheid Virginia
  • The Tribal Saga of N.J. Nanticoke and Lenape Indians "We Are Still Here"
  • Isaiah 'Zeddick' MUNTZ
  • Williams, Kent County, DE
  • Perry Hughes & Old Corn Mortar
  • William MURRAY
  • IBERIAN ROOTS: Gonzalez, Rodriguez, Francisco
  • The Winnesoccum Disaster
  • Allen MURRAY/REED
  • Native Americans: Accomack Court Order Abs 1600's - 1700's
  • The "Self-Identification" rationalization
  • Charles Morgan PIERCE
  • Change of Race on the Federal Census: so much for self-ID
  • Change of Race on the Federal Census
  • Elias Seeley PIERCE
  • Hansor/Hansley/Hanzer/Handsor families of Sx & Kent Cos
  • Delaware-Born Listed As "Indian"
  • Ephraim PIERCE
  • Hewes/Hughes family
  • Chiefs resign from Nanticoke Indian Assoc.
  • Hosea PIERCE
  • Jackson family
  • Nanticoke family burial plot identified
  • Jeremiah/Jediah/Jedediah PIERCE
  • Morgan family
  • Why the Nanticoke moved from MD to DE
  • Mark PIERCE
  • Munce/Muntz/Muncey family
  • Why the Nanticoke moved from MD to DE suggested by Ray Durham
  • Alfred RIDGEWAY
  • Sisco/Francisco family
  • Delaware State News Archive (FEE):
  • Cornelius RIDGEWAY
  • Wright family
  •   "Kent dig reveals Indians' past"
  • George David SALMONS
  • Carty/Carter - Coker - Concilor - Dean families
  •   "Indians clash over heritage"
  • James SAMMONS
  • The Durhams of Kent County Delaware by Harry Muncey
  •   "Lenape roots left in doubt by review"
  • James Wesley SEENEY
  • Ancestral Durham Research
  •   "Lenape meeting a 'homecoming'"
  • James SONGO
  • Deborix Miller family research
  •   "Nanticoke work to preserve heritage"
  • Franklin WRIGHT
  • Nathaniel Morris (abt 1727 - abt 1774) by Michele Pierce
  •   "Nanticoke chiefs leave group"
     
  • Robert Dean & Wingate Mosley Descendants - ~2000 report
  •   Burial grounds returned to Nanticokes
     
  • Jemison/Jamieson Family - http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5794/
  • Courier-Post Archive (FEE): middle of page
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      "Artifacts traced to early inhabitants"
    Delaware History - Scharf's History of Delaware  
  • Blood Quantum: A Relic of Racism
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  • LOOKING FOR GRINAGE-GRINNAGE-GREENAGE
  • Moors, Color & White: Thoughts of Many
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  • GREENAGES OF KENT COUNTY, DE by Harv Theberge
  • Essays — Color Line & the One-Drop Rule
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  • "Relative Wealth" & racial perceptions
  • Delaware Indian History  
  • The Crucible of American Indian Identity
  • 1898 proposal for Indian schools - Sussex County
  • Obituary & Funeral Home program Excerpts
  • Interpreting Hickory Bluff by Clark & Haskell
  • Indian Villages of the Eastern Shore.pdf - Ray Durham
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  • Loss of Identity in Virginia: Walter A. Plecker
  • Pocomoke/Nanticoke Indian Family - Lower Eastern Shore of MD/VA
  • Recent obituaries Jan - Mar 2016
  • IllegalBlood per cent: Marriage 1929
  • 1726-1727 "Census" of Choptank Indians
  • A - B
  • Documentary Genocide - Virginia Indians
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  • C
  • The black-and-white world of Walter Plecker
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  • D
  • Nanticoke Powwow 1999
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  • E - F - G
  • Mulatto Classification of Indian Families
  • Delaware's Invisible Indians
  • H - I - J - K
  • Peter Mosley - escape from Patty Cannon's gang
  • 1. Delaware's Invisible Indians, part I by Dr. Louise Heite
  • L - M - N
  • Story of the heathen Clark woman
  • 2. Delaware's Invisible Indians, part II by Edward Heite
  • O - P - Q - R
  • Alice S. Felts Federated Club, Gouldtown, NJ -- history
  • 3. Searching for Invisible Indians by Edward Heite
  • S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement ... (book)
  • 4. Bloomsbury: Intro Remarks by Edward Heite  
  • Delmarva Native Americans & Earliest Underground RR
  • 5. Mitsawoket, the Community on Pumpkin Neck - E Heite  
  • Jonathan Pierce
  • 6. Biographical Directory of Kent Co. by E Heite
    Orphans Court Records
  • Indian Camps in Salem and Cumberland County, NJ
  • 7. References
  • Elijah Concilor (d.1801) 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • "Indian River Indians" by Dick Carter
  • The Bloomsbury Report
  • Elijah Concilor - chart of descendants
  • Lewes Historical Society Journal index
  • Race/ Color instructions to census takers - all decades
  • Jeremiah Concilor (d. 1811) including Joel Durham petition (1864)
  • Archaeological Interpretation & the Public - Clark & Halsall
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  • Jesse Dean (d.1868) 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Cheswold origins by JoAnne Sammons
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  • Robert Dean (d. 1874) 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • "My Delaware Moor great-grandmother"- Karen Mattern
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  • Elizabeth Hansor - 1788 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Multiracial American - self descriptions, examples (Wiki)
  • Delaware - Moving Out
  • Nehemiah Hansor - 1787 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • The Indians of the Lower Eastern Shore Nabb Research Ctr.
  • To Canada
  • Rachel Hansor - 1783 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • "A Voyage to Virginia" by Colonel Henry Norwood
  • Sarah Handsor Ontario probate 1894
  • Warren Wright 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • A Cuff History by Sarah E. Cuff 1928
  • To Indiana
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  • Tony Howard Hughes, killed in Viet Nam
  •   Durhams of Central Indiana
     
  • Nanticoke Lenni Lenape & the Delaware Indians:
    by David S. Cohen (sign up to read)
  •   Indian settlements in Indiana Terr. c. 1810 scroll down
    Native American Indians in Indiana
    Photographs
  • Native Americans in the Census, 1860–1890
  •   Grants and Treaties in Indiana, 1783-1840
  • A - C
  • DURHAM - Faulkners, Abeles, Cooks, Browns, Websters, DE & PA
  • To Iowa
  • D
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      Discussions from the Mitsawokett List
  • E - L
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  • To Michigan
  • M
  • Acts of the Delaware Legislature
      Vital Records - MI persons born in DE
  • N - R
  • Separate schools for Moors, 1881
  •   The DE-to-MI Migration 1855-1875
  • S - Z
  • ID for Nanticoke descendants, 1903
  •   1880 EXTRACTS - Residents from DE
    Photographic Survey of Indian River Community
  • Care for unmarked burials, 1987
  •   Millsboro SDA Church meeting, Milford, about 1940
  • Jesse Dean died w/o heirs, 1843
  • To New Jersey
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      Levin & Eunice (Ridgeway) Sockume
     
     
      New Jersey death certificates
    Probates, Estates & Wills
     
  • To Ohio
  • Many at "Moors & Nanticokes"
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      Delaware Indians aka Lenape
  • Selected Probate Records
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      Delaware Tribe Towns Map
  • Probate Database Search Collection Gateway, DE Archives
  • Bible Records
      Munsee Indians
  • Kent Co. Selected Probate Name Index
  • Perkins-Adams-Morris-Jackson Bible Sussex, DE
  •   From ethnic mixing to ethnic cleansing
  • Beckett, Greensbury 1865
  • Emily C. Johnson Wright Bible
  • To Oklahoma
  • Beckett, Charles 1838
  • James & Harriet (Cork) Greenage Bible
  • Surnames Found in Oklahoma Cemetaries
  • Beckett, Peregrine 1841
  • Effie Reed Bible
  • Ohio's Historic Indians
  • Beckett, William 1757
  • Maymie Beckett Durham Bible
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  • Carney, Thomas 1858
  • Ida Carter Webster Bible
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  • Coker, Moses 1867
  • Carty-Carter-Wyatt Bible
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  • Conselor, Elijah LINEAGE CHART
  • James H. & Hester (Cork) Muncey Bible
  • Directories
  • Consellor, Elijah 1811
  • James Purnell Muncey Bible
  • 1913 Farm Directory of Sussex County (29 mb file)
  • Consellor, Elijah 1845
  • John & Lydia (Dean) Cott Bible
  • Caroline County, Maryland, Directory - 1878
  • Consellor, Jeremiah 1811
  • Cornelius Ridgeway & Rebecca Cott Bible
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  • Conselah, Thomas 1739
  • Nathan & Phebe Gould Bible
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  • Cork, Perry
  • Theophilus Gould Stewart Bible
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  • Dean, James 1787
  • Anthony & Louisa Pierce Bible
  • FAMILY LINEAGES (click)
  • Dean, Jesse 1842
  • Hopewell Carter Family Bible
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  • Dean, Jesse 1839
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  • Dean, Robert 1874
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  • Durham, George 1844
  •   History
  • Durham, Joel   1864
  • Births, Deaths, Marriages, Misc.
  • First Hand Accounts of Virginia, 1575-1705
  • Durham, Nehemiah 1915
  • Selected Birth records — DE
  • Delaware History - Scharf's History of Delaware
  • Sarah Handsor Ontario probate 1894
  • Selected Marriage records — DE
  • Delaware Indian History
  • Harmon, Emmanuel 1865
  • Selected Death records — DE + other states
  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement... (book)
  • Hewes, Isabelle 1757
  • Greater Dover Area Death Records
  • Guide to Delaware Historical Resources
  • Loatman, Samuel 1903
  • Coroner's Inquests
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  • McCarty, James 1823/26
  • Children born out of Wedlock
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  • Sammons, Isaac 1864
  • Marriages DE 'Moors & Nanticokes'
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  • Sisco, George 1814
  • Bible records 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • INFORMATION
  • Wright, Warren 1881
  • New Jersey death certificates Cumberland Co.
  • Remembering Ned Heite
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  • NJ Index to Marriage Records, 1848-1867
  • 'He Came from Gouldtown' - Harold Gould
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  • Selected BMD Michigan Wayne Co.
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  • Some PA Deaths
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  • Perkins-Adams-Morris-Jackson Bible Sussex, DE
  • Recipe - the kids fix dinner
  • Emily C. Johnson Wright Bible
  • Internet Resources  
  • Enter the town, find the county
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  • Eastern Delaware Nations
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  • Facebook: Delaware (Lenape) tribe of Indians
  • Reference Works of Interest
     
  • William Trent's journal 1763 - smallpox page 11
  • Weslager: DELAWARE'S FORGOTTEN FOLK REISSUE
  • Bloomsbury Report by Heite Consulting
  • Confederated Tribes - Nanticoke & Lenape
  • Weslager: Interviews in Delaware
  • House site excavation in Duck Creek Hundred,
  • The Powhatan Renape Nation
  • Weslager: Obituary & list of his works
  • DE, occupied 1750-1814 by some who were
  • Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians   State Recognition
  • Gouldtown by T.S. Gould
  • members of Native American families. The
  • Nanticoke Indian Association, Millsboro
  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement by T.S. Gould
  • earlier Heite reports are included.
  • Nanticoke Indian Museum Millsboro
  • Heite DELDOT Reports A list of Heite papers
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  • Delaware Genealogical Society
  • Tombstones of Kent County (scroll down)
  • Comments about Bloomsbury Report
  • Kent County GenWeb Site
  • Tombstones of Sussex County (scroll down)
  • The Bloomsbury Report on the DelDot website
  • Sussex County GenWeb Site
  • Probate and land records Heritage Books --
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  • Remnant Indians of the Southeast
  • "Delaware's Forgotten Folk" table of contents
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  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
  • The Native Tribes of Canada (read book online)
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  • Native Americans (Cyndi's List)
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    Cemeteries click here for list by area
  • Delaware: least hospitable place for freedmen bef 1861
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  • Alienation of the Delaware from the British 1759
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    Manship Church & Fork Branch (Little Union) - Some History
  • Lenape Legends, Symbols - Walam Olum 1885
  • Related Web Sites
    Fork Branch Cemetery Records
  • About the Lenape, by Marshall J. Becker
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  • Bethel AME Cemetery, Milton, DE
  • The Lenape Stone - image of mammoth 1885
  • Lynn Jackson's Moors & Nanticokes
  • Christ's Church, near Harbeson, DE
  • Algonquian Indian Tales 1903
  • Joseph Romeo's The Moors of Delaware
  • Forest Grove SDA, Dinah's Corner near Dover, DE
  • Delaware Indians online books
  • The Family History of Donald W. Fisher
  • Fork Branch, near Dover, DE
  • Delaware Indian History
  • Gwndolyn Wright-Morris's web site
  • Friendship UM, near Millsboro, DE
  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement -- (book)
  • Lisa Perkin's Research: Perkins & Durham
  • Harmony UM, near Millsboro, DE
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  • Laura Durham's Durhams of Central Indiana
  • Indian Mission UM Church, near Harbeson, DE
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  • Ila & Dave Miller's Family web site
  • Israel UM Church, Lewes, DE
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  • Eastern Delaware Nations
  • Jackson-Perkins, near Middleford, DE
  • Land Records  
  • John Wesley United Church, near Frederica, DE
  • Index to Land Records of Sussex Co., DE, 1769-1789
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  • Manship (Immanuel Union), near Cheswold, DE
  • Revolutionary War
  • Millsboro Seventh-Day Adventist, DE
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  • Revolutionary Patriots of Delaware
  • Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, N.J.
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  • Thomas Clark
  • Cuff Cemetery Salem Co., N.J.
  • Links contributed by the members:
  • Edward Harmon
  • Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, Salem Co., N.J.
  • The Days of Makemie: Or The Vine Planted. A.D.1680-1708
    from Ray Durham
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  • Fernwood Cumberland Co., N.J.
  • A History of New Sweden from Ray Durham
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  • Fordville UM, Cumberland Co., N.J.
  •   Searching for Your Indian Roots
  • Gouldtown, Cumberland Co., N.J.
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  • Laurel Lawn Cumberland Co., N.J.
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  • Lawnside Cemetery, Woodside, N.J.
  • "Moors" of Delaware Social Security Applications
  • Old Stone Cemetery, Cumberland Co., N.J.
  • True Story of the Delaware Moors 1895
  • A List of Individual Applications
  • Sunset Mem. Park, Camden Co., N.J.
  • The Moors of Delaware ~1974
  • Obtain one a deceased person had submitted
  • Downer Cemetery, Canton Twp, Wayne, MI
  • Delaware’s Forgotten Minority-The Moors
  • SSDI
  • Soop, Tyler & Mallett, Wayne, MI
  • Kent County’s Moors ,1892
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  • Eden Cemetery, near Philadelphia, PA
  • Train Whistle Recalls Cheswold Of Past
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  • Handsor Cemetery, Ontario, Canada
  • Moor Says His People Started ‘Big Thursday’
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  • John Durham Burial Ground questions
  • Cheswold: Home Town Of Senator Boggs
  • Tax Lists
  • Find-A-Grave Search
  • Memories Have Replaced Industry in Cheswold
  • KENT, DE 1727 - 1784 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Nanticoke Early Burial Plot - Lewes, Sussex Co., DE
  • The Moors of Delaware 1960
  • KENT, DE 1782 - 1800 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Whatcoat Cemetery a few stones (old Coker's Cem., Dover, DE)
  • The So-Called Moors of Delaware 1895
  • SUSSEX, DE 1785 - 1800 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Berry's Chapel Burying Ground
  • He Bought the Plane Before Lessons 1967
  • ACCOMACK, VA 1663 - 1695 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Cedar Hill, Bridgeton, NJ
  • Another View - The Moors of Delaware
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  • VA Indians threatened today by Plecker's actions
  • The Melungeons
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  • Muncey & Heite write about Moors & Lydia Clark
  • Treaties, Laws, etc. outside Delaware
     
  • 1898 proposal for Indian schools - Sx County
  • Wyandot Treaty 1817
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  • Race/ Color instructions to census takers - all decades
  • Speech To The Delawares, 1812
  • Census  
  • List of Treaties
  • Durhams- Camden, NJ 1850 Federal Census
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  • Links - Indian Affairs, Laws, Treaties
  • Caroline County, MD 1830 Federal Census Images
  • Maps  
  • Caroline County, MD 1820 Federal Census Images
  • Lower Shore Boundaries 1662 to present - lower Sx Co.
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  • 1870 Sx Co. DE - Laurel
  • Beers Atlas Delaware 1868 Hundreds Maps
  • Tri-Racial Isolates
  • 1870 Sx Co, DE - Little Creek Hd
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  • Isolate Communities
  • 1800-1900 various, 'Moors & Nanticokes
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  • Racial Islands
  • 1880 Census @ Familysearch.org
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  • Racial Islands
  • Sammons - Census, Sussex County prior to 1850
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  • Essays on the Color Line and the One-Drop Rule
  • Links to DE census records
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  • Gouldtown, Cumberland County, N.J. - 1952 Ebony article
  • Race/ Color instructions to census takers - all decades
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  • The Melungeons
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  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement... (book)
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  • Brief overview
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