Chowanoke Descendants Community


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Joined Nov 28 2009
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Waukegan, IL
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Breaking the House of Pamunkey

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I'm a amateur genealogist and historian from Waukegan, IL. Also a factory worker and writer. I am an American Indian descendant, and continue to research this side of me.

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Reply Amber
9:49 AM on February 21, 2012 
Hi, sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. My Chowanoke ancestors are John Freeman and Tabitha Hoyter. I do believe I'm related to them through my paternal Grandfather, Roy Z. Bridges who was originally from Buncombe Co., North Carolina.
Reply Gerard Tall-Heart Bowles
10:59 PM on January 11, 2012 
Thank you for letting me join your community. I'm lame on E Carolina history, and the Chowan, so I greatly appreciate all that's here & I'll be reading my brains out for a long time
Reply Marvin T Jones
3:31 PM on August 17, 2010 
Harrell Taylor was born in 1831 and died in 1881. I doubt he was Tuscarora or Native American His is the oldest grave on the site. . His wife, however, was Native American and her maiden name was Lynch which could make her from the Haliwa-Saponi.
Reply Marvin T Jones
5:33 PM on August 14, 2010 
The Harrell Taylor (and family) grave is deep in the woods off of Taylors Mill Road in Gates County. I'd have trouble finding again on my own. I suspect the Taylor family thinks that it is an Indian burial site perhaps because they may have come across human remains when burying their family. Notice I used the words "suspect", "thinks", "perhaps" and "may". I hope that is indefinite enough for you. The reason why I used the word "mound" is because one side of the cemetery area has a slight rise. Gates is an very flat area. The cemetery is also not quite as close to the Bennetts Creek area as I'd like to see.

Other than that I won't venture any further on it. I'll be in Hertford County September 24-27 and will be speaking and signing books at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City on the 26th. One place to visit is the Chowanoke Acres community near Harrellsville. That is the site of the 1586 town of Chowanoke.
First road south of Harrellsville on Route 45 is Swain Mill Road. Take the left fork, Pawnee Rd, to the end a drive around for a minute. There is a landing at Chowanoke Acres and I'm pretty sure Ralph Lane set foot ashore there - it is next to Goose Creek. The rest of the river bank is palisaded.

The town of Ramashounouq (there are other spellings) was at Parker's ferry on the Meherrin, off US158 west of Winton.

In Cofield, Robbinses are buried at Phillipi Baptist Church. My g-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Robbins, is buried there. His father, Noah, lived during and beyond the last days of the Chowanoke community.

Thank you for visiting the site. I've transferred putting my efforts to the CDG/Winton Triangle research.

Reply Amber
11:14 AM on August 12, 2010 
A member of my family recently told me that she found that we have a few Chowan ancestors- don't know if it's true so I'm just trying to find out more.
Reply Jim Avery
3:04 PM on August 2, 2010 
My field of expertise was Interior Design. My main thrust was the development of new programs in interior design at the university level. I developed programs in SD, IN, and TN.
Reply Regina Wilson
9:46 PM on July 20, 2010 
thank you for starting this site!! do you have a map of current descendants?
Reply John Fletcher Freeman
12:16 PM on July 20, 2010 

I found and have made a copy of the John Freeman Book in PDF format. Send me your snail mail address and i will send it to you.
Reply Tammy Dee
12:50 PM on April 26, 2010 
Hello. I received your message. Thank you so much. It was so nice to hear from you. Hey, I came upon a site on Facebook called " The Bass Surname DNA Study " Fred Bright, one of the Genealogist of the Nansemond Tribe explains under the "Information" section some of the confusion regarding lineage to the Nansemond Tribe. Very interesting and very confusing at times. Let me know your thoughts or comments of the information. Tammy Dee.