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  • Charles Evans (1696 - 1760)
    Name: Charles EVANS* Surname: Evans* Given Name: Charles* Birth: 1696 in York County, Virginia* Death: BEF 27 Oct 1760 in Brunswick County, Virginia 1 * _UID: EE49AE9B2FAD4F41AA8E071A19BD04143321 Of ...
  • Elizabeth (Thompson) Tate of Kiln, MS (deceased)
    Thompson Community hailed from the Eldridges that married to the Holden Beach of NC Regulators, a native censused community in the book, Indians of North Carolina . This community had generational cont...
  • George Smith, of the IA2 Nottoway (deceased)
    Do not confuse with George Stovall Smith, Jr "Burntface in 1800" Do not confuse with George Stovall Smith, Jr "Burntface in 1800" Biography George Smith, of the IA2 Nottoway George married Fn...
  • Copyright - Cheraw Nation
    Anne Margarita (Lott) Williams (c.1742 - d.)
    Source: My Heritage
  • John Barnes Williams (1768 - aft.1866)
    Biography John Williams was born in 1768 in Burke County, Georgia. His parents were Patriot Marion's Raider, William Walter Williams / Old Cheraw and Anne Margaretha (Lott) Williams . John married ...

'We have only 4 collaborators who can streamline the adding of information. Any information you would like in this project, send to Linda or Renee.

"WE KNOW OURSELVES BETTER IN A VALLEY"= The Valley Of The Xualla - - now called DeSoto National Forest. See Photo section for the excerpts on the travels of the Spanish trying to find the French colony of LaSalle, etc. as we post it over time. Thanks for your support.

'''Cheraw''' = written down by DeSoto's Chronicler's  in the 1540's as '''Xualla'''; and OLD CHERAW was not the larger group; but, specific to what was written down as "Natoway" (sic) by Laderer as part of his 13 towns of Eastern Siouans notations in the 1668 record.  OLD CHERAW by 1708 by Lawson  Map as Saranean/Somerton Creek,,Va, Oropeake/Coropeake, Va and Saranna/Piedmont NC.   Etymology by Adair:'''  Cheraw = Ashe of First Level of Heaven; Cherokee = Fire of Heaven + Eater.  ['''Not the same as Ts la gi  and noted by De Soto's Chronicler's in their charts as Xualla  and later noted by others to resemble the Qualla Boundary word for themselves; but, very different and unique peoples. Laderer was a German travel diarist who denoted the various groups in his travels through the area of the Virginia natives' lands.   Here is a link to a transcribed chart of his findings:


Sara - Su Song Harrelson - So far, the sole Saura primary sourced from the Saura Town group and whose descendants include the Pouns/Pounds of Iberian group same ydna as the Lott Family of MS. Has a Geni profile. Su Song Harrelson / Saura Indian.

Cheraw of Sumpter Co, SC - State recognized; Would input their information if we had it but a google search produces the Shoemaker and Scott common ancestry.

Old Cheraw of West Virginia - -Citizens of Texas Cherokee/ Mt Tabor; Always distinct and not part of the Churrah Town 56 Warriors of the Catawba census enrollees; this is a Diaspora group for whom was named Old Cheraws District, SC who hailed from Saranean Cr/Oropeake Cr to Urasweep to Fishing Creek & Tabb's Creek with "Chief of Churrah" bounty lands at and to Little Pee Dee land reserve flipped by Fed Indian Agent “Choctaw Bill” Williams on record with Jackson Archives

continuous community in MS and WV with various Chapters Federated nationally. Earliest written denotation of them was as Laderer wrote it in a misspelled word of Nottoway - "Natoway" [sic] Cheraw or "Old Cheraw" pronounced as "She - Raw, continuous community whose diaspora led them to Cheraw, MS and have At Large Chapters in many states. Two U.S. Presidents granted them their checkerboard reserve lands and when flipped, they bought at what they named Cheraw, MS in Marion Co and have a tribal dynasty trust with land holding in various places with various chapters. Very tied to Appamutuk - John Floyd, of Northampton County John Floyd - first Trader with British. - group continues on with CWV Chapter. Some of the descendants are now part of Mt Tabor Indian Community.

Old Cheraw of Mississippi -From Claremont Historic Fishing Village (with 3rd gen ties to Claremont, Sumpter Co, SC) and up in Marion Co., from Cheraw, MS area, there were about 20 who who were involved in a community atDna study with three groups from NC and Va and found their common ancestry to be Iroquois Mingo Carter/Dawson as this group was distinct from the Nottoway to Fishing Creek over to Old Cheraw's District by the group's designated reserves in 1767 by Capt Keaton et al in the SC State Legislation over to Cheraw, MS for help to Jackson at Battle of Nola, War of 1812 Munitians Supplier, Pre BIA Indian Territory Agent, Choctaw Bill Williams. Cheraw Historian, Rachelle Roby: - " We were not with the censused "Churrah Town of 56 warriors who joined the Katawba. We were helping Col Eaton along with the Saponi at Fishing Creek in the Colonial Wars then as regulators. We already knew our continuous leadership transfer community story and narrative; but, we always are learning. We researched our tithables and why they paid tithes and to whom and for whom,all the way back to John Lawrence of Lawne Parish and beyond. We know it was his daughter whose tithable legal status is what made the Smith line tithable, all the way down to Epping Forest in 1762. That is almost 200 years of being tithable as natives. Since William Smith was with the Old Cheraw in Epping Forest helping in the Regulator Era and in the Cherokee Wars, we can tell from location as to whom he served with to make those judgments; plus their transfers in migration patterns back and forth from Spanish West Florida speculations in their land claims with the Acolapissa Choctaw and Bogue Chitto Cooper Roll 1855 recipients of personal reservations from Andrew Jackson and Pres Van Buren, there is written history to help us know. " Thompson Cemetery Cousins of Kiln, MS of the Lott-Fayard Indian School Consortium and Cooper Rolls connecting to the 14 Cheraw of the Mt Tabor Rolls and as of 2021, a recognition within the constitution of the Mt Tabor Indian Community recognizes these lines in state of TX and country of MX recognition. _texas_band_of_choctaw_and_chickasaw_indians_ancestral_roll_original.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3SB2PyNHftzknvxYJ1-8vVi70eMUhXpGGuV5L--WVmrVEolU-MQ_BuL2s and as of 2021, a recognition within the constitution of the Mt Tabor Indian Community recognizes these lines in state of TX and country of MX recognition. Old Cheraw District transfer communals in Marion Co, MS have direct ties to Cannon Cumbo in a few lines as well to Regan and Glover of Guillford Community of Robeson as do a Byrd group, etc. Roby [Byrd, William L., III, Bladen County Tax Lists, 1768-1774, Volume I]. (Robeson was formed from Bladen in 1797). 1770, pp.24-46 and were listed as Mullatos: Isaac, John., Eliza & Hannah HAYES, John Cumbo, John JOHNSTON & wife, Titus OVERTON & wife, John Bullard & Gutridge LOCKLEAR, Benja. Lamb, Simon COX, Gilbert COX & James Percey, CANNON CUMBO, James CARTER Senr. & Junr. & Isaac CARTER, Frederick GOIN & wife, John Waldon, Adam Ivey, John Phillips, Isaac & Needham Lamb, Arthur Lamb, Wm Wilkins, Charles OXENDINE, Elisha Sweeting, Sarah & James SWEAT, Daniel Wharton & wife, David Braveboy, Peter Causey & son David, Joseph Clark, Ishmael CHAVIS, James DIAL & Wife, Thos. Groom, John Hammons, Richd. Jones & wife, Solomon James, Solomon Johnston & wife, Solomon Johnston Junr. & wife, Major Locklear, James LOWRY & Wm Jones, Jacob Locklear, John Locklear & wife & son Wm. 60 of the Marion Co group compared atDna with the Marion Co, MS group in the Bogue Chitto Cousin Study of 2016 run by Tushanna Corkern and Rachelle Roby Results of atdna Commuity Study of 100 plus cousins in the community of the census where William Glover is listed near Cannon Cumbo on the censes, bottom line findings: Cheraw, MS are kin in a signature SNP on the 16th chromosome in a very large SNP that runs half of the 16th chromosome segment due to cousinship of and to Glovers, Moores, Oxendine, Bloom, Osborne/Lowry Circles of the Lumbee,and Saponi. Cheraw MS cousins who share Moore/Morris, Glover,Oxendine, and Lowry ancestry triangulate with Lumbee and Saponi cousins (in same chromosome and segment matches). Cheraw SC and Cheraw MS cousin triangulations lead to Moore/Morris via Glover; to Osborne via Oxendine/Lowry from Mrs Frank McClendon, and Cumbo Circle closest to Isom Cumbo as those particular cousins had already worked out their cM amounts in community studies of Anderson Co, NC cousins and Saponi cousins in terms of 5th and less cousin distance. By the 2018 time frame, a signature SNP became very clear with hundreds more adding their test information into the mix. Over to Indian Territory were many of the Shikori Contengient who had served on the Johnston Creek with Gov. Gabriel Johnston in the Regulator Era and Cheokee Wars. Mount Tabor Indian Community (Texas Cherokee) whose 14 original enrollees of Cheraw of record have this history: * Kateras /Hateras - Seemed to go the way of the Currituck because of the Fur Trade; however, we know from the Pounds indentured native group who petitioned for a more fair court at Kingston Co in 1809 hailed from the Kateras and they are halogenically, Lotts, which the Lott of the Iberian group were from Latoya Island as it was called off the coast of NC during Pre-Brit maps and we know the land holdings of this group, with a reverse migration back from Tatnais Swamp, NC to Tatnell, Ga and over to what became Marion Co, MS for the Pounds / Lott and the Lott Fayard Indian School group. This was a second major transfer following a transfer of the Thompson Cemetery group in Kiln, MS who came into New Spain following the Rev War, and they also had land holdings that were in the enumeration of native communities in an older book, out of print.

Governing Council Act No. 13 Nottoway Old Cheraw Citizenship Act Whereas, the Nottaway Old Cheraw (Xualla, Joara, Saura, Cheraw), an Eastern Siouan tribe of Kateras/Hateras people having deep connections to the Powhattan Confederacy,Machapunga, Weapemeoc/Yeopim, Secotan, Tuscarora, Cherokee,Catawba, Chickasaw, and Choctaw tribes through alliances and inter-marriage; and, Whereas, the Old Cheraw were honored Patriots and Raiders serving in the American Revolutionary War under General General Francis Marion “The Swamp Fox” as well as the war of 1812; and, Whereas many Old Cheraw migrated from their ancestral homelands in what is now states of Virginia, West Virginia, and North and South Carolina, through the West Florida Republic, finally settling in Western Mississippi, Louisiana, and East Texas; and, Whereas, the Old Cheraw are one of the mother roots of the Tsalagiyi Nvdagi with many of our Tribal Citizens having Old Cheraw ancestry. Old Cheraw ancestors can be found on several Choctaw, Catawba, Chickasaw and Cherokee rolls, including thirteen people included in the Mount Tabor Indian Community (Texas Cherokee) Ancestral Roll as Cheraw or Cherokee-Cheraw. Now, Therefore be it Resolved that the Tribal Council of the Tsalagiyi Nvdagi honor the Nottoway Old Cheraw and all of their descedants with enrollment and full citizenship rights in the Tsalagiyi Nvdagi Tribe, provided said descendants comply with all citizenship/enrollment requirements. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after April 17,2021.

Not the same as these groups but of Eastern Siouan heritage, in nearby area.

Tutelo Neighboring Groups including Shikory Tribe associated with the Eno and Adshusheer in North Carolina - Most are state recognized. Some profiles for these groups starts with:  Jane The Elder's line of Evans family.   It is not the Coosah River  of the Creek that were Shikory, there's a reference to them being their own group / Shikory. They fought for Gov Johnston at Johnston's Creek.  Chief Pushmataha of the Choctaw's mother was a Coosah (not Creek_...but Shikory). 

Richard Austin, II

Wisacky- Lederer, writing about 1670, speaks of the Waxhaw under the name Wisacky and says that they were subject to  and might be considered a part of the Catawba.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NOTED BY LINQUISTS TO HAVE COME TO THE CHOCTAW FROM THE POWHATAN - Acapolissa Choctaw of which was the Anderson and Moore of the preceding generation of Brig. Gen Pushmataha: Pushmataha, Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation who was known to be adopted into the Choctaw of the MS Band of Choctaw.

Dedication Statement:

Here's to the memory of Nicati aka Nicketti Hughes, aka Sarah Goodwin;  not Old Cheraw that we know of yet we find that the '''Haw River''' natives who gave the name to the Haw River to honor Rice Hooe I would be something that we also want to honor as many of the Goodwin and Floyd descendants agree that her totem name was '''Fast and Dream''' as relayed to us by name natives who have kept her clan lines, which was WIND CLAN. 
 Thanks to all the collaborators who worked on this project.  We keep in touch at and also post updates there. '''Cheraw Nation Project, added as many profiles as we could find in records that descend from the Nottoway Old Cheraw, first recorded by a German travel diarist, Lederer, in 1666 and also linking the contingients that were of the Nottoway group; their maternal Paspaghe connections and their connections to those who served in the Colonial War Era as Regulators and then the next 50 year period as their lines spread in various directions; the continuous leadership heading to receive land in Indian Territory and the contingient that ended up in WV from the line of the first native male to serve in the US Congress, the 25th Gov of WV line that kept it alive, culturally, in WV.'''