Monday, June 18, 2018

City Of Cork


A reference to a Power in Ireland:

The present Earl of Clancarty claims descent from Ellena McCarthy, daughter of Cormac Og, Lord Muskerry, who died in 1640, and who was married to David Power his ancestor. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Peter Jones At Upper Muncey

Source - Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, Map
"...possessed 9,000 acres in Caradoc. At Upper Muncey or Colborne, at Old Munceytown, and at Bear Creek, on the north line of the reservation, were their settlements." [Source]
Below is an excerpt from the Life And Journals of Keh-ke-wa-guo-na-ba (Rev. Peter Jones), Published In 1860:

"When our council and meeting was over we travelled on to George Turkey's. We suffered much from hunger this day, having eaten nothing but a bowl of corn soup which Widow Dolson, at Lower Muncey, gave us, and we were very thankful to get even this coarse meal. Spent the night at George Turkey's, with whom we conversed on the things of religion; who informed us that he was willing to become a Christian. He and Chief Westbrook agreed to allow us to commence a school amongst them at Upper Muncey; so we concluded to leave our young friend *John Carey, and at once begin a school." [1825] [Source]


George Turkey [born and raised at Chenango, New York c.1757; fl. 1776-1828], Munsee/Delaware chief; moved to Upper Canada in 1776; fought for the British in the War of 1812; lived at Upper Muncey on the Thames River, May 26, 1825...[Source]

Monday, June 4, 2018

Joined By Alexander Cameron

A portion of the text of the "Journal of a tour to North Carolina by William Attmore, 1787":

In May of the following year (ca 1767) Tryon went to Salisbury to have the boundary between the people of North Carolina and the Cherokees marked out. The design was to separate their respective lands so as to put an end to the disputes between the whites and the Cherokees in the west, which had resulted in bloodshed more than once. At Salisbury Tryon was joined by John Rutherford, Robert Palmer, and John Frohock, who had been appointed to run the line. They were later joined by Alexander Cameron, Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the southern colonies. On May 21st they left Salisbury accompanied by detachments from the militia regiments of Rowan and Mecklenburg.