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July  2012



~ Who Am I  Related To? ~

Using Family Tree DNAs Tools to Compare Within Projects



Hey, look, I have one match. That means that she may be related to me on my

maternal line.  I hate to run, but I need to e-mail this person and see if we can find some common genealogy, or maybe just some common geography on my mothers side. Wow, the power of DNA combined with the right tools.amazing!!!  Happy hunting.




Live  Forked Oak Stump

By Roberta Estes


The Indian Village on Hatteras Island was granted to William Elks and the Hatteras

Indians in 1759. They were already living there as had been demonstrated in a 1756

NC legislative record wherein Thomas Elks complains that Thomas Robb is infringing on the Indians lands. Robbs response was that he wasnt infringing on anything because the Indians didnt have a land grant or patent. In 1759, that small detail was taken care of when William Elks was granted the 200 acres on Hatteras Island where the Indian town was located.


In 1771, William Elks sold 50 acres of this land to George Clark, and the beginning survey marker was a forked live oak stump.


Currituck Deed book 3 deed [406], p. 340: 25 July 1771, Dec [--], 177[--]; WILLIAM ELKS of CT, planter to GORGE CLEARK of CT, cons. 50 pounds proc., 50A, on Hatarass Banks, beg at a forked live oak stump, "running ye sd: Courses of the patron;"   wit: THOMAS OLIVER, JOHN SCARBROUGH, THOMAS MILLER, Junr., jurat; signed: WILLIAM [E] ELKS.


So, ask yourself, what are the chances of that forked Oak stump still existing today? We do know where this land is today and we know the approximate location of this stump, but could we find it?


In the photo below, this tree is exactly where, using todays property lines, we think the forked stump should be.  But its not a stump and it doesnt appear to be old enough, although weve been cautioned by tree experts not to compare Hatteras trees to other trees when determining age because the environment tends to stunt Hatteras trees, so they are older than they appear.


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