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Pilgrimage to AlgonquianCountry

Posted by chowanoke on July 30, 2013 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (2)


Ever since I first began researching the Choanoac, Roanoke colony, and my own family roots in the region, I have always wanted to explore the tidewater mid-Atlantic region. Truth be told, I’ve been there as a kid when we had family out there, but at the time the significance was lost to me. We were recently able to plan a visit out there, so me, my dad and three kids loaded up the car and took off for a road trip. I couldn’t see absolutely everything that I would...

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United We Stand

Posted by chowanoke on December 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


     This has been a very productive year for Chowanoke people. The efforts of Marvin Jones with his Chowan Discovery group has reached fruition with the placement of a new historic marker for the town site of Choanoac! I wasn't able to attend, but saw a video of it, and it was a lovely ceremony. It was totally appropriate that for the first time in hundreds of years, the Robbins and Bennet family stood together to pay tribute to their ancestors, in the presense...

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Be Excellent to Each Other...

Posted by chowanoke on July 6, 2010 at 9:33 PM Comments comments (3)

Howdy Partners!

    Been a little while since my last blog, so I thought I'd go for another post. As you can see, the site underwent a little rehab and I think it, (hopefully) looks a little better than before. But besides that, we have some excellent new members! We are now a very well rounded group of descendants. We are represented by descendants encompassing just about all of the known Chowanoke lines. Peruse our members section, you will find people from the Robbins,...

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Excelent Progress

Posted by chowanoke on May 7, 2010 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Research and submitions from members has been incredible! Several have come forward with new information, which has been posted, and we have several new members. There was a time when I wasn't sure if the site would catch on, but its starting to snowball as we are more spoken of. Alot of people are being refered to us from other sites and contacts now, which means word is spreading. I had a thought the other day, which was that this website, while not a physical gathering, is the first attemp...

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Chowan History

Posted by chowanoke on December 29, 2009 at 6:23 AM Comments comments (1)

I've been going pretty in depth into the colonial records, as well as John Smith's History of Virginia, Lanes account of the Roanoke expedition  and others to gain as many first hand accounts and original references as I can on them. Wth this I've been able to get a rough timeline of events which I will post in the wiki section of the site, that way it can be fluid and ongoing. I also found a great website for the Coastal Carolna Indian Center, which promotes the history, genealogy and p...

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Finished the Hoyter line Geneology

Posted by chowanoke on December 20, 2009 at 6:29 AM Comments comments (6)

In fact I'm far from finished, but I transcribed the geneology of the Hoyter/Freeman line. This line is based off of multiple pedegree charts found on and therefore is unsourced. So don't take it as gospel quite yet. What would really be valuable is primary sources for this line, particulary proving the relationship between Tabatha and Thomas Hoyter, Chowan Chief. Please email me if you know anything.  I'm going to try and tackle the Robins line next.


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Exciting Possibilities

Posted by chowanoke on December 2, 2009 at 6:37 AM Comments comments (2)

:DHi all!

   I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the direction of the site so far! Its only a week old and I've already had several people come forward with new information. I now have four progenitor lines coming from the Chowan that we can research. The goal of this site is to create a large scale mosaic of information on the desendents of the Chowanoke, and how we have migrated over the years. This is also a place of learning on the ancient ways of the Chow...

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Set up the site

Posted by chowanoke on November 28, 2009 at 10:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Okay, I'm just now setting up this site, so I have a big fat zero for site members so far, Its shocking how little information is out there on the Chowanoke. I'll keep researching and find out as much as I can.