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Goins/ O'Guin ??

I would love to see the *court record* this claim is being based on:

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:kx71rCT3CYcJ:docsouth.unc.edu/nc/butler/butler.html+Croatan+Indians,+O%27Guin&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

The Croatan Indians of Sampson County, North Carolina. Their Origin and Racial Status. A Plea for Separate Schools:
Electronic Edition.
Butler, George Edwin, 1868-1941

Not quite halfway down the screen is this paragraph with a *statement* about Goins originally being O'Guin according to *court records*...

Hamilton McMillan in his pamphlet says:

"As previously intimated, the traditions of the Indians now living in Robeson are sufficiently clear to prove that at an early period they located south of Pamlico sound on the mainland. Tradition in regard to their ancient dwelling places on the tributaries of Black River in the present county of Sampson are more definite. The fact that French, English, Irish, and perhaps German names are found among them is accounted for by the tradition that marriages frequently occurred between them and the early immigrants. The name Chavis which is common among this people, is probably a corruption of the French name Cheves."
*****"Goins was O'Guin, as court records prove."*****
Leary was O'Leary. Blauc or Blaux is French. Braboy is of recent origin and was originally 'Brave Boy' and dates back to the war with the Tuscaroras in 1711 and was conferred on an Indian by the commander of the English for some meritorious act...."

I have been searching trying to find any direct quote from any court records, and all I keep finding is repeats of this statement...


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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