AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[IN] From Jamestown to Lost Creek: A 200 Year Journey'
'From Jamestown to Lost Creek:
On Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society (WVGS) will be presenting a program entitled, “From Jamestown to Lost Creek: A 200 Year Journey.” The presentation will be made by James Shepard. The program will be held in the lower level conference rooms in the Vigo County Library in Terre Haute.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and socializing with the presentation running from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Shepard’s presentation will begin with the landing of John Smith in Virginia in 1607. Smith landed in the middle of the Powhatan Confederation which was made up of 30 Native American Tribes one of which was the Nansemond tribe.
The Lost Creek settlement was a community established prior to 1860, by “free people of color” from the southeastern American states. The largest migration from North Carolina to Indiana occurred between the late 1820's thru 1840. Those pioneers settled within the Vigo County, Indianatownships of Lost Creek,Otter Creek, Nevins, and Linton.
James Shepard’s Bass family, descendants of the Nansemond tribe, was one of the original families settling Lost Creek. Shepard’s family still owns the majority of its ancestral land in the Lost Creek area, something no other Lost Creek descendant’s family can say.
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