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Research assets on web sites 'Mitsawokett'
& Lynn Jackson's 'Moors & Nanticokes'
& Joseph Romeo's 'The Moors of Delaware'


Mitsawokett is intended to assist the descendants of the original people of Delaware find their ancestral families, whether Lenni Lenape or Nanticoke. Their allied ancestral African, Iberian or other European lines will be mentioned but not further persued, being beyond the scope of this site's research.

A cautionary note: Much of the information contained on these pages is hearsay information obtained verbally or by e-mail or letter. Some is copied from official documents. Researchers should be cautious about accepting secondhand information from these pages without checking its accuracy against primary sources. Copying may introduce error; certainly oral history will, too.  The best source is a record created at the time a birth, marriage or death occurs.  But oral history, with all its faults, will continue to be vital to our attempt to construct the story of our Native American past. 

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Intertribal Union Delaware & New Jersey



     
     
     
Apprenticeships  
  • Warren Wright's children 1843 Sussex Co, DE
  • Civil War Pension Records Ongoing Research & Discussions
  • Samuel Loatman (1826-1903) 1839, Kent Co, DE
  • Tilghman Ridgeway: Ancestors & Descendants
  • Edward Concealer 1834 Kent Co, DE
  • CIVIL WAR PENSION FILE PAGE IMAGES
  • Little Union/Fork Branch/DuPont Cem, Dover DE
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  • Miller CARNEY (or Kearney or Karney)
  • John Durham Burial Ground
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  • William CARNEY
  • The Indian origins of John Sanders (1811) of DE
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  • Daniel COKER
  • Blood Quantum
  • Articles, Essays, Books, Interviews
  • John Andrew COKER
  • Jesse Dean d 1842 family puzzle
  • SOME BOOKS TAKE A WHILE TO OPEN
  • Thomas COUNCILOR
  • Blackfoot Indians Blackfoot Twn/Dagsboro DE
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  • William DEAN
  • Puckham - an identified Indian family
  • Interview: William H. Daisey, Chief, Nanticoke Indian Tribe
  • Daniel DRIGGETT
  • Ethnic Identity - A 1797 Rosetta Stone
  • Emergent Native American Groups by David Steven Cohen
  • Levi DRIGGETT
  • Indiana & Delaware Indian ties
  • Surviving Indian Groups Eastern US 1974
  • David DURHAM
  • Edward HARMON - Assateague connection?
  • James Young Deer Johnson, movie actor
  • Elisha DURHAM
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  • AMERICAN INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY by Harry Jackson III
  • Charles GOLDSBOROUGH
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  • Gouldtown 250 years of history - Ebony magazine 1952
  • Richard B. GOLDSBOROUGH
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  • A Case Study of the Nanticoke Indian Community - Porter
  • Robert GOLDSBOROUGH Sr.
  • Counsellor research
  • Dorchester Co. Maryland Indians (doc p. 170; web p 219)
  • Robert GOLDSBOROUGH Jr.
  •   Councilor Family by Harry Muncey
  • Narratives of Early PA, West NJ and DE 1630-1707
  • William GOLDSBOROUGH
  •   Origins of the Conselors
  • "The Last of the Lenapes"
  • Lorenzo (or Alonzo) GOULD
  •   Misc. Conselor Listings
  • Nathaniel Morris (abt 1727 - abt 1774) by Michele Pierce
  • William H. GOULD
  •   Elijah Concealer, 1839
  • Digging Into The Past - archaeology in New Jersey
  • Mitchell HARMON
  •   will of Jerimiah Conselar, 1811
  • The Black Creek Site, Vernon Valley, New Jersey
  • John HUGHES
  •   Thomas Conselor (1784-1853)
  • Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, Wikipedia
  • Alfred N. JOHNSON
  •   Revisiting The Moor Question
  • The Nanticoke Indians of Indian River, 1899
  • David MILLER
  •   1850 census, Salem Co, New Jersey
  • The Nanticoke Community of Delaware by Speck 1915
  • Debrix MILLER
  •   The Many William Conselors
  • The Durhams of Kent County Delaware by Harry Muncey
  • John H. MORGAN
  •   John Gonsaloes Accomack VA 1663-1695
  • Nentego — Lenape Tribes History
  • James MUNSON
  •   James Conselor, 1850 Talbot County MD
  • Cornelius Ridgeway Tombstone story
  • Thomas Montson/Munson
  •   Edward Concellor m. Prudence Tammons
  • Photographic Survey of Indian River Community
  • Isaiah 'Zeddick' MUNTZ
  •   The "councilor" Tamanend
  • Nantucket Historical Association - WB Gould article
  • William MURRAY
  • 1600s disputes--Delmarva natives & Europeans
  • The Tribal Saga of N.J. Nanticoke and Lenape Indians
    "We Are Still Here" by Rev. John R. Norwood
  • Allen MURRAY/REED
  • The Winnesoccum Disaster 1742, Pocomoke Swamp, MD
  • Perry Hughes & Old Corn Mortar
  • Charles Morgan PIERCE
  • Who is an Indian?
  • The Winnesoccum Disaster
  • Elias Seeley PIERCE
  • Robert Munce/Munts
  • The "Self-Identification" rationalization
  • Ephraim PIERCE
  • Mary Gray Counsellor
  • Change of Race on the Federal Census
  • Jeremiah/Jediah/Jedediah PIERCE
  • Perry Cork
  • Delaware-Born Listed As "Indian"
  • Mark PIERCE
  • Theory - Origin of the term Blackfoot in Delaware
  • Chiefs resign from Nanticoke Indian Assoc.
  • Alfred RIDGEWAY
  • Who Counts as Indian in Post Apartheid Virginia
  • Nanticoke family burial plot identified
  • Cornelius RIDGEWAY
  • Williams, Kent County, DE
  • Why the Nanticoke moved from MD to DE
  • George David SALMONS
  • IBERIAN ROOTS: Gonzalez, Rodriguez, Francisco
  • Delaware State News Archive (FEE):
  • James SAMMONS
  • Native Americans: Accomack Court Order Abs 1600's - 1700's
  •   "Kent dig reveals Indians' past"
  • James Wesley SEENEY
  • Change of Race on the Federal Census: so much for self-ID
  •   "Indians clash over heritage"
  • James SONGO
  • Hansor/Hansley/Hanzer/Handsor families of Sx & Kent Cos
  •   "Lenape roots left in doubt by review"
  • Franklin WRIGHT
  • Hewes/Hughes family
  •   "Lenape meeting a 'homecoming'"
     
  • Jackson family
  •   "Nanticoke work to preserve heritage"
     
  • Morgan family
  •   "Nanticoke chiefs leave group"
     
  • Munce/Muntz/Muncey family
  •   Burial grounds returned to Nanticokes
    Delaware History - Scharf's History of Delaware
  • Sisco/Francisco family
  • Courier-Post Archive (FEE): middle of page
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  • Wright family
  •   "Artifacts traced to early inhabitants"
     
  • Carty/Carter - Coker - Concilor - Dean families
  • Blood Quantum: A Relic of Racism
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  • The Durhams of Kent County Delaware by Harry Muncey
  • Moors, Color & White: Thoughts of Many
  • Delaware Indian History
  • Ancestral Durham Research
  • Essays — Color Line & the One-Drop Rule
  • 1898 proposal for Indian schools - Sussex County
  • Deborix Miller family research
  • "Relative Wealth" & racial perceptions
  • Indian Villages of the Eastern Shore.pdf - Ray Durham
  • Nathaniel Morris (abt 1727 - abt 1774) by Michele Pierce
  • The Crucible of American Indian Identity
  • Pocomoke/Nanticoke Indian Family - Lower Eastern Shore of MD/VA
  • Robert Dean & Wingate Mosley Descendants - ~2000 report
  • Interpreting Hickory Bluff by Clark & Haskell
  • 1726-1727 "Census" of Choptank Indians
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  • Loss of Identity in Virginia: Walter A. Plecker
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  • IllegalBlood per cent: Marriage 1929
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  • Documentary Genocide - Virginia Indians
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  • The black-and-white world of Walter Plecker
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  • Nanticoke Powwow 1999
  •   Obituary & Funeral Home program Excerpts
  • Mulatto Classification of Indian Families
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  • A - B
  • Peter Mosley - escape from Patty Cannon's gang
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  • C
  • Story of the heathen Clark woman
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  • D
  • Alice S. Felts Federated Club, Gouldtown, NJ -- history
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  • E - F - G
  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement... (book)
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  • H - I - J - K
  • Delmarva Native Americans & Earliest Underground RR
  • Delaware's Invisible Indians
  • L - M - N
  • Jonathan Pierce
  • 1. Delaware's Invisible Indians, part I by Dr. Louise Heite
  • O - P - Q - R
  • Indian Camps in Salem and Cumberland County, NJ
  • 2. Delaware's Invisible Indians, part II by Edward Heite
  • S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
  • "Indian River Indians" by Dick Carter
  • 3. Searching for Invisible Indians by Edward Heite  
  • Lewes Historical Society Journal index
  • 4. Bloomsbury: Intro Remarks by Edward Heite  
  • Archaeological Interpretation & the Public - Clark & Halsall
  • 5. Mitsawoket, the Community on Pumpkin Neck - E Heite  
  • Cheswold origins by JoAnne Sammons
  • 6. Biographical Directory of Kent Co. by E Heite
     
  • "My Delaware Moor great-grandmother"- Karen Mattern
  • 7. References Orphans Court Records
  • Multiracial American - self descriptions, examples (Wiki)
  • The Bloomsbury Report
  • Elijah Concilor (d.1801) 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • The Indians of the Lower Eastern Shore Nabb Research Ctr.
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  • Elijah Concilor - chart of descendants
  • "A Voyage to Virginia" by Colonel Henry Norwood
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  • Jeremiah Concilor (d. 1811) including Joel Durham petition (1864)
  • A Cuff History by Sarah E. Cuff 1928
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  • Jesse Dean (d.1868) 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Tony Howard Hughes, killed in Viet Nam
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  • Robert Dean (d. 1874) 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • T Delaware - Moving Out
  • Elizabeth Hansor - 1788 'Moors & Nanticokes'
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  • To Canada
  • Nehemiah Hansor - 1787 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Acts of the Delaware Legislature
  • Sarah Handsor Ontario probate 1894
  • Rachel Hansor - 1783 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Separate schools for Moors, 1881
  • To Indiana
  • Warren Wright 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • ID for Nanticoke descendants, 1903
  •   Durhams of Central Indiana
     
  • Care for unmarked burials, 1987
  •   Indian settlements in Indiana Terr. c. 1810 scroll down
    Native American Indians in Indiana
     
  • Jesse Dean died w/o heirs, 1843
  •   Grants and Treaties in Indiana, 1783-1840
     
     
  • To Iowa
  • Photographs
     
      Discussions from the Mitsawokett List
  • A - C
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  • To Michigan
  • D
  • Bible Records
      Vital Records - MI persons born in DE
  • E - L
  • Perkins-Adams-Morris-Jackson Bible Sussex, DE
  •   The DE-to-MI Migration 1855-1875
  • M
  • Emily C. Johnson Wright Bible
  • To New Jersey
  • N - R
  • James & Harriet (Cork) Greenage Bible
  •   Levin & Eunice (Ridgeway) Sockume
  • S - Z
  • Effie Reed Bible
  •   New Jersey death certificates
    Photographic Survey of Indian River Community
  • Maymie Beckett Durham Bible
  • To Ohio
  • Millsboro SDA Church meeting, Milford, about 1940
  • Ida Carter Webster Bible
  •   Delaware Indians aka Lenape
     
  • Carty-Carter-Wyatt Bible
  •   Delaware Tribe Towns Map
     
  • James H. & Hester (Cork) Muncey Bible
  •   Munsee Indians
     
  • James Purnell Muncey Bible
  •   From ethnic mixing to ethnic cleansing
    Probates, Estates & Wills
  • John & Lydia (Dean) Cott Bible
  • To Oklahoma
  • Many at "Moors & Nanticokes"
  • Cornelius Ridgeway & Rebecca Cott Bible
  • Surnames Found in Oklahoma Cemetaries
  • Selected Probate Records
  • Nathan & Phebe Gould Bible
  • Ohio's Historic Indians
  • Probate Database Search Collection Gateway, DE Archives
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  • Kent Co. Selected Probate Name Index
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  • Beckett, Greensbury 1865
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  • Beckett, Charles 1838
  • Births, Deaths, Marriages, Misc.  
  • Beckett, Peregrine 1841
  • Selected Birth records — DE
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  • Beckett, William 1757
  • Selected Marriage records — DE
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  • Carney, Thomas 1858
  • Selected Death records — DE + other states
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  • Coker, Moses 1867
  • Greater Dover Area Death Records
  • Directories
  • Conselor, Elijah
  • Coroner's Inquests
  • 1913 Farm Directory of Sussex County (29 mb file)
  • Consellor, Elijah 1811
  • Children born out of Wedlock
  • Caroline County, Maryland, Directory - 1878
  • Consellor, Elijah 1845
  • Marriages DE 'Moors & Nanticokes'
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  • Consellor, Jeremiah 1811
  • Bible records 'Moors & Nanticokes'
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  • Conselah, Thomas 1739
  • New Jersey death certificates Cumberland Co.
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  • Cork, Perry
  • NJ Index to Marriage Records, 1848-1867
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  • Dean, James 1787
  • Selected BMD Michigan Wayne Co.
  • FAMILY LINEAGES (click)
  • Dean, Jesse 1842
  • Some PA Deaths
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  • Dean, Jesse 1839
  • Perkins-Adams-Morris-Jackson Bible Sussex, DE
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  • Dean, Robert 1874
  • Emily C. Johnson Wright Bible
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  • Durham, George 1844
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  • Durham, Joel   1864
  •   History
  • Durham, Nehemiah 1915
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  • First Hand Accounts of Virginia, 1575-1705
  • Sarah Handsor Ontario probate 1894
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  • Delaware History - Scharf's History of Delaware
  • Harmon, Emmanuel 1865
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  • Delaware Indian History
  • Hewes, Isabelle 1757
  • Bloomsbury Report by Heite Consulting
  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement... (book)
  • Loatman, Samuel 1903
  • House site excavation in Duck Creek Hundred,
  • Guide to Delaware Historical Resources
  • McCarty, James 1823/26
  • DE, occupied 1750-1814 by some who were  
  • Sammons, Isaac 1864
  • members of Native American families. The  
  • Sisco, George 1814
  • earlier Heite reports are included.
  • Wright, Warren 1881
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  • Comments about Bloomsbury Report
  • INFORMATION  
  • The New Heite Consulting web site
  • Remembering Ned Heite
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  • The Bloomsbury Report on the DelDot website
  • 'He Came from Gouldtown' - Harold Gould
  • Recipe - the kids fix dinner
     
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        Reference Works of Interest
    Cemeteries click here for list by area Internet Resources
  • Weslager: DELAWARE'S FORGOTTEN FOLK REISSUE
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  • Weslager: Interviews in Delaware
  • Manship Church & Fork Branch (Little Union) - Some History
  • Enter the town, find the county
  • Weslager: Obituary & list of his works
  • Fork Branch Cemetery Records  
  • Gouldtown by T.S. Gould (scroll down) to order the book
  • Bethel AME Cemetery, Milton, DE
  • The Powhatan Renape Nation
  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement by T.S. Gould
  • Christ's Church, near Harbeson, DE
  • Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians   State Recognition
  • Heite DELDOT Reports A list of Heite papers
  • Forest Grove SDA, Dinah's Corner near Dover, DE
  • Nanticoke Indian Association, Millsboro
  • Tombstones of Kent County (scroll down)
  • Fork Branch, near Dover, DE
  • Nanticoke Indian Museum Millsboro
  • Tombstones of Sussex County (scroll down)
  • Friendship UM, near Millsboro, DE
  • Delaware Genealogical Society
  • Probate and land records Heritage Books --
  • Harmony UM, near Millsboro, DE
  • Kent County GenWeb Site
  • "Delaware's Forgotten Folk" table of contents
  • Indian Mission UM Church, near Harbeson, DE
  • Sussex County GenWeb Site
  • The Native Tribes of Canada (read book online)
  • Israel UM Church, Lewes, DE
  • Remnant Indians of the Southeast
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  • Jackson-Perkins, near Middleford, DE
  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
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  • John Wesley United Church, near Frederica, DE
  • Native Americans (Cyndi's List)
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  • Manship (Immanuel Union), near Cheswold, DE
  •   Related Web Sites
  • Millsboro Seventh-Day Adventist, DE
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  • Broad St. Cemetery, Bridgeton, N.J.
  • Delaware: least hospitable place for freedmen bef 1861
  • Lynn Jackson's Moors & Nanticokes
  • Cuff Cemetery Salem Co., N.J.
  • The New Heite Consulting web site
  • Joseph Romeo's The Moors of Delaware
  • Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, Salem Co., N.J.
  • Alienation of the Delaware from the British 1759
  • The Family History of Donald W. Fisher
  • Fernwood Cumberland Co., N.J.
  • Lenape Legends, Symbols - Walam Olum 1885
  • Gwndolyn Wright-Morris's web site
  • Fordville UM, Cumberland Co., N.J.
  • About the Lenape, by Marshall J. Becker
  • Lisa Perkin's Research: Perkins & Durham
  • Gouldtown, Cumberland Co., N.J.
  • The Lenape Stone - image of mammoth 1885
  • Laura Durham's Durhams of Central Indiana
  • Laurel Lawn Cumberland Co., N.J.
  • Algonquian Indian Tales 1903
  • Ila & Dave Miller's Family web site
  • Lawnside Cemetery, Woodside, N.J.
  • Delaware Indians online books
  • Gail Kirsten Peterson-Masengale's Family Page
  • Old Stone Cemetery, Cumberland Co., N.J.
  • Delaware Indian History
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  • Sunset Mem. Park, Camden Co., N.J.
  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement... (book)
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  • Soop, Tyler & Mallett, Wayne, MI
  • William Trent's journal 1763 - smallpox page 11
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  • Eden Cemetery, near Philadelphia, PA
  •   Revolutionary War
  • Handsor Cemetery, Ontario, Canada
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  • Revolutionary Patriots of Delaware
  • John Durham Burial Ground questions
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  • Thomas Clark
  • Find-A-Grave Search
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  • Edward Harmon
  • Nanticoke Early Burial Plot - Lewes, Sussex Co., DE
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  • Whatcoat Cemetery, Dover - a few stones
  • Land Records  
  • Berry's Chapel Burying Ground
  • Index to Land Records of Sussex Co., DE, 1769-1789
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  • Cedar Hill, Bridgeton, NJ
  •   Searching for Your Indian Roots
  • Ontario, Canada
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      "Moors" of Delaware  
     
  • True Story of the Delaware Moors 1895
  • Social Security Applications
     
  • The Moors of Delaware ~1974
  • A List of Individual Applications
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  • Delaware’s Forgotten Minority-The Moors
  • Obtain one a deceased person had submitted
  • Census
  • Kent County’s Moors ,1892
  • SSDI
  • Durhams- Camden, NJ 1850 Federal Census
  • Train Whistle Recalls Cheswold Of Past
  • Caroline County, MD 1830 Federal Census Images
  • Moor Says His People Started ‘Big Thursday’
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  • Caroline County, MD 1820 Federal Census Images
  • Cheswold: Home Town Of Senator Boggs
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  • 1870 Sx Co. DE - Laurel
  • Memories Have Replaced Industry in Cheswold
  • Tax Lists
  • 1870 Sx Co, DE - Little Creek Hd
  • The Moors of Delaware 1960
  • KENT, DE 1727 - 1784 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • 1800-1900 various, 'Moors & Nanticokes
  • The So-Called Moors of Delaware 1895
  • KENT, DE 1782 - 1800 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • 1880 Census @ Familysearch.org
  • He Bought the Plane Before Lessons 1967
  • SUSSEX, DE 1785 - 1800 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Sammons - Census, Sussex County prior to 1850
  • Another View - The Moors of Delaware
  • ACCOMACK, VA 1663 - 1695 'Moors & Nanticokes'
  • Links to DE census records
  • The Melungeons
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  • Muncey & Heite write about Moors & Lydia Clark
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  • Race/ Color instructions to census takers - all decades
  • 1898 proposal for Indian schools - Sx County
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        Treaties, Laws, etc. outside Delaware
       
  • Wyandot Treaty 1817
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  • Speech To The Delawares, 1812
  •   Maps
  • List of Treaties
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  • Lower Shore Boundaries 1662 to present - lower Sx Co.
  • Links - Indian Affairs, Laws, Treaties
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  • Beers Atlas Delaware 1868 Hundreds Maps
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    Church Records   Tri-Racial Isolates
  • Asbury United Methodist Church, Smyrna, DE
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  • Isolate Communities
  • Forest Grove SDA Church cem recs, Dinah's Corner
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  • Racial Islands
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  • Racial Islands
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  • Essays on the Color Line and the One-Drop Rule
  • Civil War Service - DE soldiers  
  • Gouldtown, Cumberland County, N.J. - 1952 Ebony article
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  • The Melungeons
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  • Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement... (book)
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