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& 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. 

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