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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.
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.