Hello everyone,

         It has been stated by members of a Cherokee Tribe that names used on the Monacan Rolls are in fact Cherokee and not Monacan.
I have looked at many documents in the last 6 months and I now ask that you review the names of these Monacan's.

Questions to be asked are:
  1. Are these your Cherokee family names?
  2. Can you show any proof that they are Cherokee ?
  3. Do you want the Monacan to claim your  familys heritage, if they are Cherokee and not Monacan?
  4. What are you willing to do about it?
  5. And most important:  Are others so much in need of tribal status or a tribal card, that they believe you would allow them to use your family names, without proper and accurate geneology?

The question has been put to me like this from some folks:
So what if they were Cherokee ?

Well I will let those of you out there who are Cherokee answer that
question!!!

    On another note, I know of several names on this Monacan list that are in fact Cherokee. I have spoken to family members and the documentation will be
provided to the BIA and folks in Washington whom have an interest in all of this.

    It was in my original opinion that these Monacan were actually Freedmen, and Melungeon and that this was a back door attempt to gain status as a tribe.
My opinion has changed a little since a few months ago. I still believe that many were Freedmen. But I now believe that they were the UNREGISTERED FREEDMEN who never applied to the Goverment or the Bureau of Indian Affairs for benifits.
    I also believe that there are former slave owning family's who are also involved with Virginia getting state reconition for these folks. I also
believe that there are "factions" of the Melungeon's at work with all of this as well. My work with checking the Monacan is by no means gonna be over any time soon.
    But for the time being, I only ask that you look at these names and if "you know" this info is incorrect, then do your part in making it correct.
Think about this!! What would your ancesters say, if they were alive today and knew that their names were being used by folks living today wanting
tribal reconition, with their CHEROKEE birthright?

MONACAN ORIGINAL ROLLS 1700-      

William Evans------married 1700------Indian Woman
Robert Johns--------1700----------------Mary Indian
Robert Johns Jr-----1779---------------Elizabeth Lyons
Will Johns-------------1790---------------Molly Evans
Ned Branham--------1790----------------Nancy Evans
Thomas Standhope Evans--1795-----Anna Pinn
Robert Evans---------1795--------------Martha England
Nancy Redcr----------1799---------------James Pinn
John Redcross-------1807--------------Susan Thomas
Obidiah Nuckles-----1815--------------Belinda Gue
Paul Redcross--------1852-------------Frances Beverly
William Claiborne Johns----1867------Mary Frances Parker
William Beverly--------1873------------Rosa Knuckles
Richard Johns Lawless-----1875----Pauline Branham
George Buggy Branham-----1875---Mildred Ann Roberts
Samuel Tyree-----------1875------------Mary Roberts
Alfred Branham---------1875------------Indiana Johns
John S. Johns-----------1875------------Ellen Willis Dillard
George W. Beverly------1876----------Alice Knuckles
Alexander Hicks---------1876-----------Nannie Roberts
Wyatt Ramsey----------1876------------Margaret Ella Roberts
Robert Johns-------------1878------------Rosa Johns
George W. Hicks-------1878------------Margaret Roberts
William Redcross-------1878-----------Rhoda Beverly
John Hamilton-----------1878-----------Ethelle E. Johns
William T. Adcock------1879-----------Emily Ellen Johns
Frank Hicks--------------1880----------Birdie Nuckles
Richard Beverly--------1881----------Aurora Wood
Calvin Nuckles----------1881----------Luthena Tyree
Manny Johns------------1884----------Martha Johns
Wesley Johns-----------1884----------Lucy Johns
Anderson Adcock-------1885----------Anelina Willis
Sidney Johns------------1887----------Mary Ella Terry
Joshua Johns----------1888-----------Kate Branham
Charles Johns---------1888----------Queenie Roberts
Edmund Branham------1890----------Bettie Ann Johns
Edmund Branham--------1896----------Elena Nora Willis
Alexander Beverly------1896----------Lillian D. Roberts
Cornelius Beverly--------1899---------Katie Hicks
John Johns-----------1899---------Nancy Lawless
William T. Adcock-------1899---------Mary Branham
King David Lawless------1899---------Courtney Johns
Robert Johns-----------1899---------Rosa Johns
Johnny Branham----------1900---------Ella Beverly
George Branham Jr.-------1902---------Gertrude Nuckles
Price Beverly---------1902---------Mary Beverly
Adolphus R. Beverly------1905---------Ollie Roberts
James Beverly-------1905---------Leanna Roberts Hix
Joseph Clark-----married1906----------Mary S. Clark
Aleck Johns-------1908--------------------Sila Duff
Doze Branham---------1908------------Ada Johns
Sevanius Branum------1908------------Mollie Branum
Frank C. Clark----------1909------------Dora Branham
Silvester Branham-----1909------------Ollie Vicy Johns
George Henry Ramsey-----1910------Susan Etta Clark
William Branham------1911-------------Macy Lee Hicks
Will Hamilton-----------1911-------------Lilly Adcock
Reese Hamilton-------1911------------Alice Branham
Milton Johns-----------1912-------------Lottie Roberts
Bennett Branham-----1912------------Minnie Johns
Ernest Johns-----------1913------------Emma Johns
Teddy Johns-----------1916------------Ethel Bel Branham
John Branham--------1921-------------Goldie Johns
Bernard Beverly------1921-------------Durffie Branham
Laurence Johns------1923-------------Ruth Belle Terry
Boyd Branham-------1927-------------Ruby Johns
Wyatt Johns-----------1927-------------Millie Duff
Frank Hicks------------1927----------Lizzie Johns Branham
Aplin Johns------------1930----------Dena Branham
Benjamin H. Clark-----1930------Mallie Virginia Ramsey
William H. Duff---------1931------Bessie Adcox
William Henry Duff---1931-------Bessie Adcox
Cleveland Johns------1931-------Efffie Hicks
Dewey M. Clark-------1931-------Lessie Ann Clark
Charlie Duff------------1931-----------Ollie Hamilton
James Branham-----------1931-------Carsie May Branham
Peyton Johns-----------1932-------Lessie Branham
Andy Washington Clark---------1932------Queenie Victoria Johns
Hamilton Ramsey-------1932--------Vernie E. Clark
Scott Johns--------1932---------Louise Branham
Aubrey Adcox---------1932---------Pearl Branham
Douglas Johns-------1933----------Sadie Elizabeth Adcox
Lewis Johns-------1934---------Virgie Branham
Thornhill Lawless----------1934--------Mary Adcox
Massie Hicks--------1934-------Verna Johns
Lemon Adcock--------1935-------Fannie Johns
Haywood Adcock------1935-----Simmie E. Terry
Lucian Branham--------1935-----------Cora Hamilton
William Loving Clark-------1935------Lou Ann Clark
Floyd Johns--------1935--------Helen L. Branham
Robert Lee Adcock-------1938--------Mollie Johns
Dudley Hamilton---------1938-------Rosa Johns
Correll Hamilton------1940-----Victoria Duff
Preston Branham-------1961------------Bertie Mae
JohnsTarlton Johns-----------1830-----------Elizabeth Redcross
John Johns---------no date-------Oney Dilland
Please note:  Page three and four do not have any marriage dates
on them.

Thomas John----m-----Mary Mehane
Haywood Duff------m----Mittie Lee Johns
Johnny Johns-----m----- Minnie Adcock
Violan Duff-----m-----Eddia Adcock
Tom Johns------m----Leota Levi Johns
Sam Roberts---m----Nellie Roberts
Samuel Beverly----m---Rhoda Beverly
Nelson H. Clark---m----Franky Clark
Frank Johns------m------Emma Willis
John C. Clark------m-----Margaret Tyree
William B. Johns---m---Frances Lawless
Frederick Beverly---m---Sarah Beverly
John Roberts------m-----Frances Roberts
Richard Branham---m---Christian Branham
Elisha Willis-------m------Melinda Adcock
Obidah Nuckles----m-----Susan Knuckles
Wyatt Hamilton----m------Peggy Hamilton
Oliver Terry--------m---------Ethelle Terry
Preston Johns-------m------Louisa Johns
Robert Adcock-----m--------Molly Johns
Nick Terry------------m--------Mary Johns
Walter Branham----m-------Delia Terry
Vest Branham------m--------Vicie Johns
Frank Johns---------m---------Emma Willis
H.A. Clark-----------m----------Cora A. Tyree
W.H. Clark---------m----------Nancy Clark
Varland Duff---------m---------Etta Duff
Adolphus Beverly----m-------Leanna Burch
William Clark--------m---------Bessie Redcross
Douglas Duff---------m---------Annie Hicks
James C. Clark------m--------Flora Tyree



Please note:  Page 4 does not have any marriage dates.

Alex Johns----------m----------Ollie Duff
Reese Adcox--------m---------Loula Branham
James Johns---------m---------Lizzie Johns
William Robert Bowman-------m---Aria Knuckles
Bowman Knuckles------m-----Daisy Johns
Luther Johns----------m---------Cammie Branham
Abraham Branham-----m-------Willie Ann Willis
Stewart Terry-----------m----------Cecil Hamilton
Haywood Duff---------m------------Mittie Lee Johns
Schyler Branham------m--------Mealie Johns
Scott Johns------------m----------Eva Willis
Harry L. Branham------m---------Edith Johns
Kinkle Johns------------m----------Mary Jane Branham Knuckles
Willie Boy Hamilton-----m--------Hattie Bell Branham
Charlie Hamilton-------m----------Callie Hicks
George Hicks-----------m----------Maggie Roberts
Frank Johns-------------m-----------Emma Willis
Samuel Johns----------m-----------Essie Hicks
Walter Ollie Branham-------------- Lula Johns
Willard Adcock---------------------Sarah Johns
Bernard Duff--------------------------Dessie Johns
Lincoln Johns------------------------Lillie Duff
Calvin Branham---------------------Birdie Johns
Peter Johns-------------------------Lula Branham
Theodore "Candy" Johns---------Mattie Branham
Mack Hicks---------------------------Annie Branham
Massie Johns------------------------Hallie Hicks
Rob Johns------------------------------Penny Johns
Houston Branham--------------------Porter Johns
Ellis Branham-------------------------Hattie Johns
Robert Hamilton Terry----------------Myrtle Adcock


submitted by Bright Star
Feb--2003



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