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Jim Barnes' Theory of Parents of Elizabeth Rodgers Driggers

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First let me formally introduce myself since we are all Family, My given name is Jim Barnes my native name is StandingBear or Ogithadaa Makwa "Warrior Bear" I am a sun Dancer and Pipe Carrier and Spiritual Elder and advisor in the Mid West United States, I was born and raised In York county S.C in Indian Land. I have followed and learned my culture all my life so when I start talking about this research you may have an idea that what im going to say is truth, Ive put in over 1000 hours of study just on these 2 famlies so this may be a lot to read however this is what Kathleen asked me to do.

- Im not sure where everyones concerns are so i will have to start at the beginning, That starts with the arrival of the Driggers, With Emanuel Rodriguez in the 1600's. First off he was a Portuguese Servant, much different than the slaves were, when they arrived here in the 1600's they landed in Cape Charles Va. at that time it was territories not states and that territory was under the rule of the Powhatan Confederacy,

- https://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/native-american-indians/powhatan-confederacy.htm

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powhatan

- The Powhatan confederacy consisted of 31 different tribes in the areas it covered, and within that area was the Shawnee. The Black Bob Band of Shawnee was located around Cape Girareau VA at the time Emanuel reached the cape.

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee

- The first Natives to have come in contact with the Driggers was the Gingaskin tribe who also had dealings with the Shawnee, this is the start of where these two blood lines come into contact. http://nativeamericansofdelawarestate.com/HeiteReport1.htm#Invisible

- After Chief Powhatan Died and everything was passed too his son the federation fell apart but thats another story you can read on your own i just say that because once it fell apart is when the Iroquois decided they wanted the whole territory and started pushing tribes out which started around 1640 ish.

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee

- 34 Years later The Black Bob Band of Shawnee had migrated to the Savannah because of the Beaver Wars, Savannah being between South Carolina and Georgia and we there until the late 1700's some being with the Creek Indians.

- https://www.carolana.com/Carolina/Native_Americans/native_americans_shawnee.html

- One of the Biggest native battles in South Carolina was between this band of Shawnee and the Catawbas, booth loosing over 1000 warriors each in a single battle but that will also come later.

- Now exactly when the Driggers Got too South Carolina isnt quite clear, if i was too guess it was after Emanuel bought his family out of service, wether they came down with natives or not is unclear however they did end up there. The first was Winsler Driggers, Convicted Felon caught near Cheraw Settlement, The Cheraw was a small tribe in South Carolina at the time, The 2nd I found was Ephrain Driggers who was patened 300 acres on the fork of Shoe Heel Swap and Bear Swamp Feb 3 of 1779, That area is Lumbee Indian Country, Then there is Mark and John Driggers who had Land plots on the PeDee indian Country also a small tribe in South Carolina in (census of 1790)' The Cheraw, PeDee,Scavanos,And Wacomas tribes all became part of what today is the Lumbee Tribe.

- The Cheraw joined the Catawbas bewteen 1726-1739 at which time the Catawbas were down to a total of 38 adult female and 25 adult males, most of the remaining Cheraw then joined the Lumbee however a few stayed, which ones stayed i do not know most of the catawba records has been destroyed. There are Drigger's listed on the Catawba Final rolls Those rolls being done in the Year 2000.

- Karen Once said the 2 Families could have never came in contact but ive just shown you 3 points of contact Between the Driggers and the Shawnee, this particular band of Shawnee which is what im going too now, There have been many names and nick names for lets just say Elizabeth's mom, one constant in all of them is Hathewekela, Hathewekela isnt a name its the Band of Shawnee that Black Bob was chief of, Later the Blackfish Band, then the Fish and Rogers Band of Shawnee, the were also known as the loyal Shawnee and finally settled with the Cherokee under a treaty and became known as the Cherokee-Shawnee, today the BIA still has us listed as Cherokee Shawnee even though the Shawnee regained their own rights in 2000, The Hathewkela Band of Shawnee were one of the 5 Bundle Keepers of the Shawnee Tribe, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hathawekela - http://nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1928

- Just Google any of what I just said and you Can read for days.

- in those times most women were called by their band of the tribe or Daughter of such and such which is the case with Elizabeths mother.

- Lucky for us that our Family on this native side just so happens to be at the forefront of a lot of things,Most time with native families things foor thier relations wasnt recorded, ours however is rich of both sides, Both the Driggers and Rogers,

- a few things too remember, one being yes Native did keep and raise most children they came across and most women also, grown men not so much, they were either killed or traded into slavery, yes The Shawnee was big on slave trade, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_among_Native_Americans_in_the_United_States Next the women of those times got married as soon as they hit puberty, 12-13 years old, they had to in order to keep tribal numbers up, that was very important, and men married many wives as was the case with Elizabeth's Father William Rogers, son of Lewis Rogers and Parlie Black Fish. Parlie Being the natural Daughter of Chief Black Fish of the Fish and Rogers Band of Shawnee and Lewis Rogers was one of the 2 Brothers Chief Black Fish adopted and Raised as from a boy. All this can be found in the Shawnee History, Again The Fish and Rogers Band of Shawnee is also the Hathewekela,


- The Driggers are also Easy to research being it was unheard of for a family of slaves to do what they did in south carolina and yes all the people would have had a lot of dealing with each other, they were all natives and traded with each other. any way i wont make this any longer just check for yourselves the only places you will find Driggers is associated with the South Carolina Tribes that Became the Lumbee and the only tribes you will find the Rogers name is with the Shawnee and the Cherokee which is also Shawnee

For the connection from Elizabeth to William Rogers I had to go back to her Time and era to see what tribes were most active in that area, A lot of the smaller tribes I mentioned before like the Cheraw and PeDee indians of South Carolina Faded into the tribe known today as the Lumbee tribe. So in that time it was the Creek, The Shawnee "Hathewekela" Band, The Catawba"s, The Cherokee, and the Lumbee tribe. I had to cross check all of those tribal rolls During different time periods With the Last Name of Rogers. That left just the Shawnee "Hathewekela" and the Cherokee. Believing like most of the family that I was Cherokee I started looking there and dug thru their tribal rolls and found that the Rogers listed was listed as Cherokee-Shawnee not just Cherokee, you can find it on the Dawes Rolls, https://www.okhistory.org/research/dawesresults.php?fname=&lname=Rogers&tribe=&rollnum=&cardnum=&action=Search

Looking further I found that the reason for this is because this Band of Shawnee were the last to give up their lands and settle on a reservation, the treaty for the reservation was signed in 1854 giving them 200,000 acres https://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Treaties/TreatyWithTheShawnee1854.html

however that was taken in the late 1868 or 69 and 771 Hathewekela Shawnee left for Cherokee after they signed an agreement to stay with the Cherokee, giving up their rights and lands as Shawnee and at that time became the Cherokee-Shawnee until 2000 when they got their own rights back as a Shawnee Nation so that left the Rogers listed on the Cherokee Rolls as actually Shawnee. So my Search went there and all the Rogers went to one place, Chief Blackfish and the Hathewekela Band Of Shawnee, Searching Blackfishes decedents is where the Rogers comes in. " Also Henry Rogers (a Shawnee), who had been adopted by Blackfish, but was living in another village. Henry Rogers' halfbreed children included Lewis Rogers, William Rogers, Polly Rogers, Graham Rogers. Macinaw tribe's Beauchemie [Bushman], an adopted Potawatomi, married Shawnee Polly Rogers, daughter of Henry Rogers, son-in-law of Blackfish. Their children included Anne (who married N.T. Shaler), Julia Ann (who married Thomas Nesbit Stinson), Alexander, William, Martha Boshman." https://www.ffish.com/family_tree/Descendants_Black_Fish/D1.htm

However under Williams decedents Elizabeth is listed as being born around 1805 I believe its between 1800-1806. https://books.google.com/books?id=svkmCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA329&lpg=PA329&dq=William+Rogers+son+of+Lewis+Rogers&source=bl&ots=VfXf8izu86&sig=ACfU3U38hnKf9DjVn2EyJgz_g0OkAIEMKg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjSy42IrIHoAhULHzQIHcaSCVcQ6AEwCHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=William%20Rogers%20son%20of%20Lewis%20Rogers&f=false

So we know that Elizabeth is full blood Indian most believe Cherokee, http://www.wassamasawtribe.com/home/history/

we had her mom listed as what was it Little Flower "Hathewekela" at one time and thats just not a word or name that someone is going to pull out of thin air, the name little Flower was Bunk just as "Scatchwah" is but the Name Hathewekela is one that hasn't been used in a very long time.





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