Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sherrod and Grant

LOOKING AT TWO DIFFERENT marriage records for a William Collins in Gates County, I unintentionally stumbled across two other characters that could be characterized as belonging to the shadowy “Scratch Hall Folk,” the community of swampers living in the woods of … Continue reading

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Lines of Descent

AT THE MOMENT, this is how I have drawn up lines of descent in my Collins and Russell families, Native American heritage that would explain both DNA admixture results, and the fact that some descendants are described as being of … Continue reading

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‘No Racial Intermingling’

“THERE WAS NO RACIAL INTERMINGLING. There were no half-breed Indians.” This is a quote from a July 29, 1915 edition of The Windsor Ledger in Bertie County, North Carolina. It’s certainly no easy task to “confirm” Native American ancestry in this … Continue reading

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