|Posted By:||B Roberson|
|Subject:||Robinson/Roberson Surname and Southern Band of Tuscarora Connection|
|Post Date:||July 12, 2008 at 19:16:16|
|Forum:||Pitt County, NC Genealogy Forum|
Hi, My name is Gavin Roberson. I, as many people do, have the story that has been passed down that on my Roberson/Robinson side of the family we have an American Indian ancestor. My 4th Grt Grnadfather was James Robinson Sr born 1752 in N.C. From records I know he lived in the Pitt County, N.C. area from the late 1700's to early 1800's but I do not know where he was born. It has been passed down that his wife was named Mary E.(Last Name Unknown), born around 1757, and that she was Tuscarora or of Tuscarora descent from the North Eastern part of North Carolina. It is believed that they married about 1774-1776 but location is not known. By the time their first child was born they were living in Pitt County, North Carolina. James was a Rev. Sol in the N.C. Militia during the Revolutionary War. I know that Roberson and deviations of the spelling is a surname that is found in the Southern Band of Tuscarora. I was wondering if anyone may any information that might help me prove or disprove this story that has been passed down. I have seen in many places where this story is mentioned and I want to know the truth behind it. Any information anyone might have will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.