Monthly Archives: October 2016

Quitsna Settlers

A list of individuals taxed in Bertie County in 1760, apparently adjacent to the Tuscarora Indian Woods Reservation area (note the inscriptions ‘William Pierce, Quitsny’ and ‘John Smith, Conaro’). Quitsny is Quitsna, Conaro is most likely Uneroy, both Tuscarora towns. … Continue reading

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Mister Whitmell Tuffdick

I couldn’t help but notice the name Whitmell Tuffdick while I was going through the Bertie County records. These are from estate sales in 1788 and 1789. Tuffdick, as you may recall, was one of the signatories to the Indian … Continue reading

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Colored Russells

THERE ARE SEVERAL documents that list members of the Russell family of Nansemond County, Virginia, and Gates County, North Carolina, as a color other than white. These have been crucial to me in unpicking my grandmother’s ancestry. These documents are: … Continue reading

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