Focus on the Kanawha (Piscataway Conoy) woman Tawzin "Tamsey" Knighton Nichols
(1775 MD - 1863 GA) and her descendants
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Fnu = First Name Unknown; Mnu = Maiden Name Unknown, Lnu = Last Name Unknown. Women appear with their Maiden Name, where this is unknown, Mnu + Married Name.
American Roma / Romanichal tribe (patrilineal culture): (+) as suffix
(added 4 Aug 2019)
Restoring Our Hereditary Indigenous Nations - (work in progress)
Arrangement by Indigenous ancestral language family (suffix):
(A) Algonkian; (I) Iroquois; (S) Eastern Sioux;
Asterisk * after the family name denotes matrilineal descendancy from an Indigenous (Native
American - American Indian) woman, which is the traditional way of doing things: "You are what your
mother is". The child of an "Indian" woman, inherits their nation and clan or totem from their
mothers, not their fathers. Between the 1838-39 Trail of Tears "Indian" removal, and 1967 it was
illegal to say you were an "Indian / Native American" in Georgia (and other US states), if you
insisted that you were, more often than not you were classed as "Free Person of Color", "Colored",
"Mulatto", or "Black". Between the Removal and Emancipation you also risked being seized (kidnapped)
and enslaved, or worse, murdered.
UDHR and UN DRIP recognises our human rights to have a nationality and be who we really are. So
where the matriline has been traced in individuals born before 1967, an asterisk * will appear after
the name. Where known, the person's matrilineal nation by birthright appears as a middle name. While
sons inherit both nation and clan or totem from their mothers, they cannot pass those on to their
children, only daughters continue the traditional line of inheritance. -- added 9 Jan 2019
About the original Pamuna / Pomona Native American (Virginia Algonkin) community and Brooks family
cemetery in now Griffin, Spalding GA, see Brooks Kilgore
blog. 19 Feb 2018
Pomona Brooks Family Cemetery
Brooks, Kilgore, and related families of Mvskoke Kawita (Muscogee Lower Creek) traditional
territory / Georgia
Smiths who originated in Accomack - Accawmacke, Powhatan Territory and migrated to then Tuscarora
reserve now Bertie NC - for much more about the Smiths, see this family tree.
Our family tree includes the "Lost Colony" family names and ancestors of the Native American Brooks, Lawrence, Nichols, Smith and related families, known by some in the past as "Croatan Indians" (not to be confused with the modern "Croatan Indians" of Sampson NC).
- Updated 29 Sep 2013, 11 Apr 2014, fixed link 28 Jan 2018
July 2, 1886 Griffin Weekly News
Married, near Sunny side Sunday morning at 9 o'clock by Elder Marrison Jones, of Hampton,
Mr. Emmett J. Kilgore, to Miss Ophelia Brooks. The groom is a young, energetic,
thrifty young farmer, and Miss Brooks the accomplished daughter of H.A. Brooks.
relations and antecedents -
as the Blackmon_/_Blackman_tribe is currently
- 17 Sep 2013
- updated 23 Mar 2013, 6 Feb 2014