A Nansemond Component at Chowan Indian Town

Above is a census of Nansemond Indians from 1907. It includes the surnames Bass, Bateman, Bissell, Bond, Bright, Brady, Caple, Collins, Craigins, Gaylord, Green, Harmon, Holloway, Howard, Jones, Okay, Osborn, Porter, Price, Rowland, Sawyer, Scott, Sebastian, Simcoe, Weaver, White, Wilkins, and Williams.

Below, is the 1850 US Federal Census for Gates County, North Carolina. It includes the families living in the area of the former Chowan Indian Town. One can find the Chowanoke Bell, Robbins, Rooks, Saunders, and Martin families, all of which are identified as Chowanoke in Forest Hazel’s paper. One can also find the Bond, Brady, and Collins families living side by side them. One can also find families identified as Indian at Mattamuskeet — Pierce, Morris — also living near these Chowanoke families. Could these be other Algonquian families — Nansemond, Mattamuskeet — living at Indian Town?

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