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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. 

14 Feb 2015

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Intertribal Union Delaware & New Jersey



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