Monthly Archives: July 2017

Napier

Napier is one of the more unique surnames that has popped up in my research into the Scratch Hall Folk of Gates County. It’s a Scottish surname, like many – Hamilton, Delday, Vann, Russell – in the area. Sometimes rendered … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Closer

IN MY LAST POST, I showed how some associations between people living in Gates County, North Carolina, at the end of the 18th century and New Kent County, Virginia, at the end of the 17th century had led me to … Continue reading

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Detribalized

I’VE SPECULATED a lot about the origins of my ancestors on this blog, but some of the information contained in my last post led me to some astonishing revelations. To recap, I had been tracing a group of people called … Continue reading

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