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Jeffrey M. Coney contact: jeff.coney@myactv.net
For a number of years now I have been troubled by the reports that ALL Susquehannock Indians perished in the early 1700’s because it goes against my family tradition and knowledge. I knew there had to be more out there and this website tells me that I must be right. The information on the web would have you believe that the entire line is extinct. You don’t even see mention of the Susquehannock on the Bureau of Indian Affairs website. [Read more...]
Donald George contact: dagjr1959@comcast.net
I believe that there are whites who married native Americans and this blood line is there somewhere. But after generations of being put, into America’s melting pot we really at times don’t know. I have family stories that indicate Susquehannock in our families genes. And we even have a family cemetery in the stronghold of the Susquehannock lands across in Ransom. And i know through the family our great, great, great, grandfather married an Indian Princess. And through all of this our family was given the land of Ransom, but through greed the family fought and squabbled over it and the deed was unfortunately lost. So that gave us no right to the land. But some of our family fought in courts and our family has the mineral rights to the area. It is to bad that over the 300 + years of lost records, etc. The Susquehannock which I am sure I have genes in my blood line have all but disappeared as people. But that was the way of the great American way decimate and destroy everything in their way that wasn’t good for them.
Dave Golder contact: dbgolder@yahoo.com
My family lived in a village near what is now Bloomsburg PA. Long before the English came we were married into by a French trapper. His last name was Goldier. By the time the English and Dutch became a problem we were living much like white folks in a house and had become farmers. My family settled near the village of Benton, PA. I was lucky enough to be invited to help with a dig on my village site between Berwick and Bloomsburg with folks from Bloomsburg State Collage. Our village was thousands of years old and show we did only some farming. There was evidence of trading up and down the river. In the trash pile was clam shells from the Chesapeake Bay and pot shards and other things from the Iroquoi and Mohawk. My father has always told me that the northen tribes were disliked and feared. They were very warlike and not to be trusted. I am glad to see others are still here and would be glad to talk to anyone about this.
May the water flow through you.
Peggy Gormley contact: peggygorm@gmail.com
I am from Hazleton PA and my great-great-grandmother was a Susquehannock who married a man named Blanchard from Port Blanchard, PA. My mother tells me that there are farming families with at least some Susquehannock ancestry living in the valley between Hazleton, Berwick (which was a Susquehannock villlage) and the Susquehanna River itself. Does anyone have any information about this?
Kirk Henry contact: http://www.kirkhenry.com
I am also of Susquehannock decent. My great grandmother was Susquehannock from Gettysburg PA and she married a German man. I have no issues with how the blood line has been changed but I am very proud of being of such a family of great people. I also grew up in the PA area. If anyone would like to chat further about the Susquehannock tribe feel free to drop me a line via my website. We are all very fortunate to have such a legacy to be proud of.
Daryll Hepford contact: private
I am a descendant of the Susquehannock people. Growing up with a non-Indian stepfather, we were not permitted to discuse our indian heritage. On my own I have researched and studied the American Indian, and especially the American Indians of Pennsylvania, having been born and growing up in Harrisburg. If there is anyone who has additional information on the Susquehannocks and would like to share, it would be greatly appreciated. I had talked to a Lenni Lenape who at the time was living in the Pittsburgh area, and found out that there are Susquehannocks living on a reservation near Miami, Oklahoma. They were sharing the res with Seneca. The number of Susquhannock at the time on the res was approximately 1,100.
Karwwnta Itaeaetsin contact: clancooley@comcast.net
My great-great grandfather came over from Ireland and married a half Irish, half Susquehannock woman named Armilda Killikey around Lancaster, Pennsylvania. My displayed name is Susquehannock and means Stone Man. I am also Cherokee and Chickasaw, with cousins among the Hupa and Osage.
Vickie Jennings contact: missvickie74@yahoo.com
Greetings, I love your website. I am a decendant of the Susquehannock Tribe. I have heard all the old stories about the Paxtons and the extinction of the last members of the tribe. My family still reside in Lancaster County just off the Mason Dixon Line. We are descendants of Gus Peartree (full blooded Susquehannock) If anyone wants to share information email me.
Wayne R. McKinney contact: wrmckinney@comcast.net
Several generations back, as family oral history tells me, a Benjamin McKinney on my direct line was living with a Susquehannock woman and their children in Elk Neck, Cecil County, Maryland. Seems that once I dug this up, my mom admitted to the native connection, having known it all the time. I am proud of my little bit of native blood — wish I had more. Most of the McKinneys in the Cecil County area descend from this couple, and are, like me, a small fraction native. Family lore has it that she was the daughter of one of their last medicine men. I would be interested in any information related to this family, even if it is only oral family history, and not documented on paper. I study faces a lot. I always wondered why I could not find matching faces in pictures of Scottish people for all the faces on my family tree. A few years ago I bought a marvelous book with pictures of mostly full blooded native people. Needless to say, I found my missing faces.
Sue Murray contact: CelticRN56@aol.com
I too have some Susquehannock heritage. My great-great-great grandmother was full blooded Susquehannock. She married my granddfather Edward Murraye, was a soldier in the British army during the Revolutionary War. The story told through the family was that he was captured by the Americans and then was able to escape, but chose not to return to the British. He then met the Iroquois ( Southern New York area) and fell in love with my grandmother who was captured by the Iroquois and raised as one of their own. The chief of the tribe told my grandfather that he would trade her for my grandfather’s red coat. The trade was made and they lived with the Iroquois for awhile before moving to Maryland and settling in a log cabin where they raised their family. I have not been able to trace my grandmother and keeping with Native American beliefs it would be difficult since it not right to speak of the dead. Anyone have any ideas?
Renee My Frande contact: ReneeLWaring@aol.com
I am a descendant of the Susquehannock People, and a member of the Bald Eagle Wolf Clan tribe of the Leni Lenape. Because my Delaware ancestor never lived on the reservation I cannot legally claim my ancestry from my ancestor and because my Susquehannock People were destroyed by the whites. I am what my family calls a throw back, which means I show more Indian ancestry in my genes than the other members of my family. Unfortunately in this situation I’m lost. I can’t claim a lost history and I sure wish I knew where to turn.
Renee My Frande Waring
PO Box 33, Manchester, PA 17345
Nicholas Provard contact: [none]
I live in Hagerstown MD. My 3 generation grand father was an Indian chief of this tribe. and was married to the Booths of Quaryville Pa. Which my grandfather took a canoe from Susquehanna to Potomac into outskirts of DC to find my grandmother, which he brought back and married. We still have all of his buffalo chaps and moccasins and all of his apparel from that era in the family. So if this can help anyone that would be great.
Two Wolves Dancing contact: dphifer2783@comcast.net
O’Siyo/Hello. I am also working on a few other projects with many other Native People and people supporting this project like those from the local communities and governments. I would like to hear from you who are of the Conestoga Indian People. Some say the Conestogas are not of the Susquehannock People, but are of the Seneca and Cayuga background. Many of the Susquehannock People were considered Mingo (Red, Black, White). Logan was born Seneca, but was a very influential Mingo Chief. Regardless of what others say, I am still looking for anyone claiming to be of the Conestoga Indian heritage going back to the early days of Lancaster County/Central PA area. There are a few projects in the works in the Lancaster County and I would love to hear from you ASAP. Remember to ask for me (Dolores) regarding this project. I can also help you with the current Susquehannock project. Wado/Thank You. Dohiyu/Peace.
Dolores TwoWolvesDancing Cobb Phifer
Chickamauga Cherokee Wolf Clan
Anita Wills contact: alani2@yahoo.com
I am a writer and author of two books, about my ancestors who resided in the Welsh Mountains. I am a descendant of the Susquehanna, who resided in the Welsh Mountains of Pennsylvania. We have site for other descendants titled Minqua-People of the Welsh Mountains. The Susquehanna Indians did not die out, they intermixed with whites, and blacks throughout the region. The community of the Welsh Mountains is one made up of Tri-Racial Isolates now known as the Minqua. We are reclaiming our history and letting the world know that the Susquehanna have not died out. If there is a marriage between an Italian and German, does one cease to exist? It has been difficult keeping a culture alive when most of the people were forced onto reservations, or to convert to Christianity. It is an insult to say that my Native ancestors died out, but my African American, and European Ancestors did not. I am a descendant of the Susquehanna, and their culture may no longer exist, but their blood flows through my veins, and the veins of thousands of others. Website: http://minqua.ning.com
White Wolf contact: private
Hello I have read your site here and things don’t add up to me. Because I myself am of the Susquehannock bloodline. My grandmother is full blood, my dad was half, he maried a woman that has Indian blood and white, mostly white. She is from NY, but I do not know her family line. So my question is, how are we no longer here when I am sending you this comment? Thank you for the comment part.