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TRACING THE ROOTS OF A PAMUNKEY INDIAN

Updated March 1, 2001

About Our Family Research


My main objective here is to trace my family's history as far back as possible; maybe back to the Jamestown settlers. There has been research done in genealogical circles concerning a missionary named Bradby coming here from England in 1725.
My father's side of the family has resided on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation (the oldest reservation in the United States) for hundreds of years; so geographically speaking I haven't had to wander too far for data. Hopefully this page will help me structure what information I do have in a somewhat comprehensive fashion & maybe even help someone else in their own autobiographical meanderings.
I would be remiss in not thanking Mr. Edgar H. Allard for providing information without which this site would not be possible. Also, many thanks to my sister, Mrs. Robyn Sumner for the pictures she provided.

 
Family Photos
  • me (ken bradby jr.) (13 KB)
    Myself, for better or worse.
  • My niece Jessie (23 KB)
    This is Frank's daughter, Jessica.(school photo 2000)
  • Cook family portrait (167 KB)
    This is Major, Octigney, Theodora (holding Tecumseh),G.M. Cook(with Capitola),& George Jr. w/ Caroline Cook in the background.
  • Grampa Bradby (42 KB)
    My Grandfather James Lambert Bradby.
  • Pocahontas Cook (13 KB)
    This is Pocahontas Cook, youngest child of George M. and Theodora Dennis Cook.
  • Ruth Bradby Cook (356 KB)
    Aunt Ruth was the wife of Tecumseh Deerfoot Cook, chief of the Pamunkeys for 40+ years.
  • Peach & Dora (155 KB)
    This is my Uncle Peach (Tecumseh Deerfoot Cook) & my grandmother Dora Cook Bradby, circa 1910.
  • Pamunkey artisans laboring at their craft (26 KB)
    Pottery has always been, and continues to be an integral part of Pamunkey culture. For detailed info, continue to Pamunkey homepage link on this website.
  • Pocahontas, Theodora & Capitola Cook (213 KB)
    Mother And daughters in late 40's/early 50's. Late in life Theodora was struck by blindness, but many photos of her during this period of life depict her as smiling & happy.
 
Related Files
  • TREATY OF 1677 (11 KB)
    Declares Pamunkey a sovereign nation & assures our continued right to prosper as such.
 
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