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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. 

29 Mar 2015

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