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Louisa/Hanover Co. Va, 1700-1800's

Louisa/Hanover Co. Va, 1700-1800's

Tanya (View posts)
Posted: 1070861024000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Butler, Thacker, Lawrence, Cook, Strong, Stanley, Martin
I'm researching the surnames Butler, Thacker, Sheppardson, Cook, and Lawrence. Other related names are Smith, Strong, Stanley, Martin, and West. These families were from Louisa and Hanover counties, Virginia, in the 1700 and 1800's.
My great grandfather claimed to be Indian and was from this area. Would any one know if there were Cherokee in these counties back then, and wether these surnames may be related? I don't know if any Indian blood he would have had would have been Cherokee, but I'm giving this board a try.
Tanya

Re: Louisa/Hanover Co. Va, 1700-1800's

Posted: 1070876351000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1094108341000
Tanya

It would be really helpful if you post some first names and possibly a more specific time frame.


Thanks
KR

Re: Louisa/Hanover Co. Va, 1700-1800's

Tanya (View posts)
Posted: 1071127692000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Butler, Lawrence, Thacker, Strong, Stanley, Sheppardson
Oteria Agnus BUTLER(b.about 1841,Louisa Co Va) was said to have been of Indian descent.
Here is what I have so far on her family

John BUTLER (d.after 1820, Hanover Co Va) m. Mary THACKER (d.after 1830, Hanover Co Va)

John's son William BUTLER (d.Louisa Co Va) m. Fanny (SHEPPARDSON)?

William's son Clayton Calvin BUTLER (b.1807 of Louisa Co Va, d.after 1880 Hanover Co. Va) m. Judith LAWRENCE (b.1804 of Louisa Co Va, d.Hanover Co)

Clayton's daughter was Oteria Agnus BUTLER(b.about 1841, Louisa Co Va, d.Hanover Co) m. about 1870 to a possible SMITH

Parents of Judith LAWRENCE were most likely William LAWRENCE(b.about 1763, Hanover, Va) and Agnes STRONG(b.about 1778, Hanover,Va, daughter of Martin STRONG and Ann STANLEY).

It is also believed that the COOKE family married into this BUTLER line, but that is further back than I can trace so far

I have found Clayton's family on the census, they are all marked as white. A number of the other surnames from Hanover and Louisa have a mix of white and free non-whites, although I'm not sure exactly which families I'm descent from. I'm new at this, so I'm still learning how to interpret records.
Thank you,
Tanya

Re: Louisa/Hanover Co. Va, 1700-1800's

Posted: 1286745160000
Classification: Query
From the early 1900s to approx 1947, the state census didnt count natives, as natives, they were counted as non whites, or blacks. the director at the time was a white supremicist and didnt count natives as being so or belonging to any tribes. I am searching for my daughter's heritage on her fathers side, and trying to find out native heritage during this time period is almost impossible.

Re: Louisa/Hanover Co. Va, 1700-1800's

Posted: 1376162330000
Classification: Query
Yes I am looking for imformation on my grandmother. She was indain but I cannot find a thing. Her name was Rosa Lee Harlow. She was married to George harlow.

Re: Louisa/Hanover Co. Va, 1700-1800's

Posted: 1376162448000
Classification: Query
I forgot my email patmorris@centurylink.net
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