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  • Mahlon B. Holden, III (1868 - d.)
    Mahlon Holden - attend Lott-Fayard Indian Schoo as a 15 year in 1883. MyHeritage Family Trees Lott Web Site, managed by Hazel Lott Mom of Mahlon: Suzanne Lott, not step mom Catherine Holden (born N...
  • William Godfrey, King of the Nottoway (c.1620 - d.)
    Biography William Godfrey, King of the Nottoway was born circa 1620 in Va, Jarratt, Sussex County, Virginia, United States. William married Oseopeake (Moore) Godfrey . Together they had the followi...
  • John Williams, Jr., of Nottoway & Chowan River Delta Plantation (c.1650 - 1708)
    Biography John Williams, Jr., of Nottoway & Chowan River Delta Plantation was born circa 1650. His parents were John Williams, Sr. and Ann Williams-Shoemaker, of Chalmette, La . John married Mary W...
  • Elizabeth (Graham) Glover/Old Cheraw (1760 - 1820)
    Biography Elizabeth (Graham) Glover was from a Nottoway Cheraw= Old Cheraw who were in a diaspora war draft situation on the north side of the Elizabeth River at Hodges Ferry, in NC/ and, listed in t...
  • Eleanor Creech (1740 - d.)
    Avatar: Shawn Fields' Matp 1750 which pinpoints Fields as land owning neighbors to Cheraw Parker name family who married Cornstalk VanderHoosen neighbors for their Richard Parker family tie to the Nott...

2019 Updates and forward found at

Research Fellows at

End of Year 2018 Report - Old Cheraws' Multi state Chapters and now 2 non-profits subagencies have sponsored with the Eastern Shawnee, a successful mission with NAGPRA, developed a mission in how to sponsor native film and artists, and are working on scholarship fundraising. The core tribal entities logos are trademark protected and the descendant roll voting members have a mission in 2019 of making the native language restoration movement a part of their grantorship mission, to assist with language retention efforts.

End of Year 2018 SNP STUDIES - Old Cheraw SNPS are well known due to tribal entity isolated markers of Cheraw, MS participants and growing the circles of how and exactly to what ancestor is not only doable, it is being done. For public results on that, google the facebook group Adventurers where all of the data is along with tithable proofs on free people of color's taxation on their being native in the Old Cheraw transfer communals tax district of Granville in 1762.

7-28-18 Gale Toregrossa, Chair of the North Carolina Chapter with Cheraw chapter of NC lawyer, Jan Rosenstein, reporting that the repatriation is in

             in progress by the Eastern Shawnee.  Video Conference of At Large Chapter Leads scheduled for November by Scry of Cheraw 
             Nation, Patty LaPlant.  

7-24-18 Phone Call from Native American Graves and Repatriation Act of Congress - discussed the petition proces.

7-22-18 Update

      We have to find land by grant in WV to reburial bones in suit won from Marshall U.<br/>
      Donations to NAIF-WV. 

Old Cheraw = Lower Chippokes River Cheraw

Cheraw of WV, Leadership Legacy - Source: Floyd Family Association Records

Cheraw of NC, Leadership Legacy - Source: Gregg's Old Cheraw of SC

Old Cheraw of MS, Bay St Louis and Cheraw area, MS Leadership Legacy Source: Dr. E. Russ Williams

As recorded in "Baptist and Methodist Records of Florida Parishes of Louisiana, Volume 3, 1989" by Donna Burge Adams, the minutes of The Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association acknowledged both Joseph E. Pounds and Isham J. Pounds as licentiate ministers as early as 1850. According to "Marriage Records, Marion County, Mississippi", the credentials of Joseph E. Pounds were vouched for by Jesse Crawford and Calvin Magee, Ministers of Gospel, at Antioch Church on November 19, 1854 and recorded on September 20, 1855, thereby authorizing him to preach. Joseph served the Florida Parishes of Louisiana as a Baptist minister after 1855. In 1856, Bro. Joseph E. Pounds preached the constituting sermon (first sermon after official formation of the church) at the State Line Baptist Church in Marion County, Mississippi. As recorded in "Baptist and Methodist Records of Florida Parishes of Louisiana, Volume 3, 1989" by Donna Burge Adams, on July 27, 1861, Bro. Joseph E. Pounds and Sis. Elizabeth Pounds moved their church letters from the Antioch Church to State Line Baptist Church. As recorded in "Baptist and Methodist Records of Florida Parishes of Louisiana, Volume 3, 1989" by Donna Burge Adams, on May 21, 1864, "Bro. J. E. Pound" requested letters of dismissal from the State Line Baptist Church for himself, his wife, and daughter; however in June, 1864, the order granting letters to Joseph, his wife and daughter were rescinded, with no reason being recorded. Also from the same source, we found that in 1865, Reverend Joseph Pounds and Reverend Powell re-established the Half Moon Baptist Church on the Bogue Chitto River, north of Franklinton, Louisiana. Joseph's household was first enumerated on the 1850 census for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and then enumerated on the 1860 census for Marion County, Mississippi, recording Joseph as a Clergyman, Baptist, born in Mississippi, who owned real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate valued at $500. He was enumerated again on the 1870 census for Marion County, Mississippi (page 3, line 16, family 18), as being a 52 year old farmer, living with his 51 year old wife, Elizabeth, born in Mississippi, and his 12 year old daughter, Sarah E, born in Mississippi also; Joseph had $300 worth of real estate and $260 of real property. These records indicate that his wife, Elizabeth, could not read or write, nor could his daughter, Sarah. "Baptist and Methodist Records of Florida Parishes of Louisiana, Volume 3, 1989" by Donna Burge Adams indicates that Joseph E. Pounds was active in the religious community as late as 1882, as recorded in the 1883 minutes of The Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association which indicated he was serving as a messenger from the Mississippi River Association. Joseph and Elizabeth are buried in the Lott Memorial Cemetery of the New Hope Community, three miles west of Cheraw, Marion County, Mississippi. Joseph's headstone was erected by the Magee's Creek Association. The emblem at the top of his headstone indicates he was a Mason.

Old Cheraw are Nottoway Cheraw, a portion of Cheraw Indians who were of Siouan stock, formerly ranging in central Carolina, east of the Blue ridge, from about the present Danville, Va., southward to the neighborhood of Cheraw, S. C., which takes its name from them. In numbers they may have stood next to the Tuscarora among the North Carolina tribes, but are less prominent in history by reason of their almost complete destruction before the white settlements had reached their territory. They are mentioned first in the De Soto narrative for 1540, under the name Xuala, a corruption of Suali, the name by which they are traditionally known to the Cherokee, who remember them as having anciently lived beyond the Blue ridge from Asheville. In the earlier Carolina and Virginia records they are commonly known as Saraw, and at a later period as Cheraw. We first hear of “Xuala province” in 1540, apparently in the mountain country southward from Asheville. In 1672, Lederer, from Indian information, located them in the same general region, or possibly somewhat farther north east, ” where the mountains bend to the west,” and says that this portion of the main ridge was called ” Sualy mountain ” from the tribe. This agrees with Cherokee tradition. Some years later, but previous to 1700, they settled on Dan river near the south line of Virginia, where the marks of their fields were found extending for several miles along the river by Byrd, in 1728, when running the dividing line between the 2 colonies. There seem to have been 2 villages, as on a map of 1760 we find this place designated as “Lower Saura Town,” while about 30 miles above, on the south side of the Dan and between it and Town fork, is another place marked “Upper Saura Town.” They are also alluded to by J. F. D. Smyth 1 , who says the upper town was insignificant. About the year1710, being harassed by the Iroquois, they abandoned their home on the Dan and moving south east joined the Keyauwee. The colonists of North Carolina being dissatisfied at the proximity of these and other tribes, Gov. Eden declared war against the Cheraw, and applied to Virginia ....". Then there were Congaree Cheraw and then there was "Old Cheraw, pronounced 'She Raw' who were on lower Chipoke Cr. and always called themselves and still do, "Old Cheraw".