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Re: Native Americans in Bladen County
Posted by: J.D. Bedsole (ID *****8503) Date: May 23, 2002 at 05:53:16
In Reply to: Native Americans in Bladen County by Rose Johnson of 657

I have come across the Cherokee's, Cohairie's and Blackfoot
tribes. There could be others. Back in the 1600-through the 1800 period, due to the sparse population, the lack of transportation and roads, many whites and indians married each other. Back then, there was just no way for a young man or woman to meet members of the opposite sex. My own ancestors, although being from Germany, also married indians
during the 1700 and 1800 period. The indians and settlers BOTH wanted to get their children married off because life was so hard back then and feeding families of 12 to 15 children plus the parents must have been a nightmare. By marrying them off, the parents also gained the benefit of the newly formed family living nearby and they could all help each other in the farming chores which must have been a nightmare in physical demands..........JD

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