Thamar Duke (Taylor) (1703 - 1737)

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Nicknames: "Martha"
Birthplace: Brunswick, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Brunswick, Virginia, United States
Managed by: mi² Anderson, (c) ♥
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About Thamar Duke (Taylor)

Said to be a Saponi indian from NC.

Thamar/Tamar Taylor's origins are unknown to me. I do not even know how "Taylor" was assigned as her last name. However, I do know that Tamar/Thamar is not a Native American name. It is the name of a river that divides Cornwall from Devon in England. The name appears in a number of unrelated lines in the 1600's and early 1700's in Virginia, perhaps serving as an indicator of ancestry from this region of England.

Is she really Indian? If so, then who are her Indian parents? Was she adopted by James Duke and his wife, Mary Byrd? Was either James or Mary Indian? Is the name Thamar a Saponi name and Taylor her English name or is Taylor her last name? If it's her last name, then why is it listed that James and Mary (Byrd) Duke are her parents?


Try the website "Searching for Saponitown". You will have to join in order to participate. There are literally thousands of threads. Lots of NC/VA information. It is a little hard to navigate at first but just keep looking around. Very informative and educational.

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Brunswick, Virginia, United States
Age 16
Brunswick, Virginia, United States
Age 23
Age 25
Brunswick Co., VA
Age 34
Brunswick, Virginia, United States