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Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 11 Jan 2003 6:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Jan 2003 11:39PM GMT
Does anyone know the name(s) of the original group(s) of Native Americans who inhabited Accomack? I have read much info re: Accomack, but have yet to come across the name(s) of the original inhabitants.

Thank you.

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Ray floyd (View posts)
Posted: 14 May 2003 7:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
They were part of the Powhatan confederacy found around Jamestown

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 30 Oct 2005 2:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Nov 2005 10:34PM GMT
Hi Hetty,
The Indians were part of the Powhatan Confederacy across the Bay, but because of distance were autonomous. This list of tribes is from "Over On the Eastern Shore" by Henry Wise.
-Magothas (off Magothy Bay)
-Mattawames, under King Pomoccomon (at Hungar's Neck)
-Nussawattocks, under King Tepiapon (at Elliot's Neck)
-Accohanocks (at Occohannock Creek)
-Curratocks, under King Andiaman (at Craddock Creek)
-Pungoteagues (on Pungoteague Creek)
-Anancocks, under King Ekeeks (at Onancock Creek)
-Chesconnessex, under King Nowmetrawen
-Gingoteagues, under Parahokes (at Chincoteague)
-Asseateagues
-Kickotanks
-Matchateagues
-Matomkins
-Matchipungoes
Hope this is helpful.

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 17 Aug 2011 6:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have any surnames associated with these tribes?

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 17 Aug 2011 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Phyllis.
from what I remember there were no surnames among the tribes. However I do recall reading the court records from the 1600's (in themselves very entertaining) and noticing how a few of the Native American children assumed the surname of those to whom they were indentured. Some tribal leaders are mentioned by name in court records, none with surnames.

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 18 Aug 2011 1:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you.

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 7:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Aug 2012 7:59AM GMT
Thank you, Ray!

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 7:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Aug 2012 8:00AM GMT
Thank you, yve72!

--Hetty

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 2:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woodman
Does anyone know whether Elizabeth Woodman, wife of John Stockley, was Native American?

Re: Accomack's Native Americans

Posted: 4 Nov 2012 1:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cherricks
My Great Great Grandmother was Sooloney Cherricks. I have been told she was either full or part Native American. She was born on Chincoteague Island. Her father was Joshua Cherricks and her mother was Elizabeth Jester.

I can not find the Native American Connection at all!
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