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Re: I descend from Pocahontas through my Cross line
Posted by: Elton L. Powell (ID *****3093) Date: September 13, 2005 at 07:03:11
In Reply to: I descend from Pocahontas through my Cross line by Wendy Rieth of 1080

While I'm not sure it makes a lot of difference, since they were really all Algonquin nationallity, my research into Powhaton[Wahonsonacocke]indicated that he was the Chief of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe as was his father, [Spanish name for him was Don Luis de Velascoe,]and that even he referred to his tribe and home as Pamunkey, after the River they lived near. You might also see the links on message #279 for more info on this; 'the Un-official Pamunkey Page'. But I won't fight you about it. Your item #10 in your line says that 'MURRAY" is a French name. Maybe so but William Blood Murray, around 1900 researched this name and noted that although the Murrays came from Scotland, they descend from Dukedon of Atholl, a Flemish settler, named Hugh Freskin, who in 1130 held extensive land grants in Morayshire from which the name was taken. Source: Welch surnames, by T.J. and Pprys Morgan. A descendant in 1238 was William de Moravia with grants in Perthshire. Jonathon Murray, of Conneticutt, [now Madison Co;] was the emigrant here from Perthshire. THE EARLIEST ORIGIN OF fRESKIN WAS IN WHAT WE CALL TODAY, cZECKLOWVOKIA. RegardS; ELTON


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