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Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 19 Aug 2006 4:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Sep 2006 4:45PM GMT
Hi....
I am a researcher with The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research in NC. We do both the archaeology and the surname research in the on-going quest to find out what really happened to The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, 1587. We believe that there is some connection to the Lumbee Indians of today, but no one has ever been able to provide solid evidence of this. I am very interested in corresponding with anyone who has an oral family history of their ancestors being from The Lost Colony. Please contact me at croatan@peoplepc.com if you are interested in contributing information towards this project.

Anne Poole

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 27 Sep 2006 11:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Good Luck

Still trying to understand origin of my Hunt surname in Marlboro. There are talks of Hunt leaving Robeson County, NC to Marlboro County, SC.

I still have no idea who Lydia Hunt b 1803, Martha Hunt b abt 1785 and Ann Hunt b abt 1765. None of these ladies ever had a male head of household.

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Anne Poole (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2006 12:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Allen !
I am not familiar with the Hunt name in our Lost Colony research, but have you heard of this history in your family ?

Anne

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 28 Sep 2006 12:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Nov 2006 10:44PM GMT
No like most folks in these border area their ancestry history is lost. In my case or confusing due to number of people with same name and location.

In my line the father was born 1839 in Marlboro County and died 1869 in Georgetown County. His son was born in 1868. This same son died 1905 in Arizona and his children were born from 1892 to 1905. The 3 older children were put into a foster care. His first wife died 1901 in Arizona and second wife spoke German.

Lot of family history is lost with some family history saved by daughter born in 1894.

I have an image of father born in 1839 he is dark complexion and my Y-DNA came back R1b. I have tendancy to match folks in Scotland and have an English surname. It is all still a puzzle at this time.

Sorry I cant contribute anymore then what most story and research that has been done.

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 3 Mar 2007 12:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Although, Rachel Lowery b. ca. 1800(a Lumbee name, as I understand it)is probably my most likely Lumbee or Lost Colony connection, family tradition says a Sawyer woman married an indian (date uncertain but before 1700) and the child was given the last name Sawyer. Have you come across a Sawyer, Sexton or Jarman connection. The earliest location I know for all three names is Tyrell County.
Thanks,
Maureen Solomon

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 3 Mar 2007 1:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi....
And thanks for contacting me ! I am not familiar with any Sexton or Jarvis surname in our research. However, we believe the Sawyer name fits in just as you have said, by some of the colonists marrying into the Indian line, and then their children, who would of course, be part English and part Indian, would have their own children and so on down the line. I am very interested in learning more about your family history and this Indian female and the man she married. Do you have any more info at all about them ?

Anne

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 3 Mar 2007 7:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sawyer, Trueblood, Relf, Rolfe
Hi, Anne
I know very little. Actually the story is that Sawyer was an English woman who married or had a child by an Indian. The child was given the Sawyer last name since the Indians did not have last names. Seems like kind of an odd story, probably a little garbled. The Sawyer last name does not appear among the 95 names of the lost colonists. Nevertheless, Tyrell County (from early times) had a huge population with that name. And present Tyrell County seems to be part of the area in which researcher Lee Miller believes some colonists lived.
Can you tell me what you have found with respect to the Sawyer name in your research of the early times? The earliest documented dates for my Sawyers are mid- to late- 1700's. In mid-1800's they immigrated westward. There is an 1808 supreme court case linking Sawyer to the names Trueblood and Relf (Rolfe??).
Thanks,
Maureen

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 4 Mar 2007 4:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
I will have to check with my research partner who has more of the Sawyer details than I do. Tyrrell Co. is certainly an area that we also think is valuable for history regarding the colonists. There are several counties that are very important in our research and Tyrrell is definitely one of them. Are there any old Bibles or other records in your family that may have names and or dates that might be helpful ? Also, the fact that some of your relatives look native is interesting. Have you ever heard of any old family traditions, or maybe recipes, that have been passed down over many years ? Sometimes these may have native origins. Do you have any older family members still alive and able to give you information about such things ?

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 4 Mar 2007 6:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Maureen,
Here is my e-mail address where you can just contact me directly. It is croatan@peoplepc.com
I have just talked with the other person who is doing more with the Sawyer name, and he is ecstatic over your info ! He would like to also correspond with you, and would like your e-mail address if it is ok with you. His name is Fred Willard, and he is the founder and director of The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research. Got a question. Are you or any of your family members tall, especially taller than normal ? The reason I am asking is that if your Sawyer line is from who we think it is, then there is an especially interesting history connected to it, which I will share as we go along !

Anne

Re: Lumbee Indians and The Lost Colony Research

Posted: 4 Mar 2007 6:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your response, Anne. While you are checking with your research partner re: Sawyers in NC I will contact other branches of the family regarding bibles, traditions, recipes etc. that you inquired about.
Maureen
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