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Some concerns of Sheryl Robinson – Wife to Butch Robinson descendant of the Chagum/Barber line~

Reason this was added here is I hope to answer some of the questions and concerns – I hope with my response it will clear up a lot of it for any that has felt the same way in some form~Sheryl has been a mentor to me – she has contributed a lot of her work/research~ Posted as written~
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM, <Sheryl Robinson emailed me> wrote:
Subject: I hope you still love me after this –
Hi Coni,
I read your Native American update.
I feel it is very confusing.
There are many assumptions made throughout and I feel it “muddys” the waters.
No longer is documented material necessarily separated from your assumptions.
From what I saw, possibilities were snarled in with the facts and were only rarely noted.
I feel you have done too much work on this, collecting reams of valuable resources, to see this happen.
For instance, in Jane Chagum’s genealogy you have her maiden name as Sands in one place, along with her documented facts and the insinuation it may be Ninegret in another.
You also have her married to Henry Bell, which may not be necessarily so.
This worries me big time.  Someone else, would take these things as factual.
 I personally feel all the genealogy and possibilities should be separated out or eliminated or be designated theory where theory is.
Also you have large sections that are shown twice and three times. 
Is this on purpose? Such as with Cockenoe and Tackapausha. 
Oh and you forgot to correct “Grumpet” to Grumet.
 From reading your material, it seems that our Chagum and Cockenoe are one and the same.  Then there is Checkachoggin, Choggin and the various spellings thereof.  In a Norwalk deed Cockanoe is there as  interpreter but does not sign the deed where a person with a similar Chagum name does. You also said that both had signed a deed which makes them two different people.  I’m totally confused! 
Sorry.. I hope you still love me…I just had to tell you how I felt.

My Response back to her – On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM, Coni Dubois wrote:
This is your opinion of the work Sheryl – to each their own – I’ve had several of the professionals tell me it is awesome work~
I’m very confident that it is the true lineage – I’ve worked 19 years tracking this line!
1st off you have to remember – all is typed as written – things are doubled up because “EACH” person was on a certain document – so it goes into their genealogy files also ( so if doubled then both signed or was part of that document!) – so reason for all the same info – Secondly – the work of others and what they wrote or thought was include – that includes many of the authors and such in written documentation – many “assumed” that Cockenoe and Checkachoggin was one in the same – I know for a fact they are 2 individuals – but if written about them then it is included to show the conflicts  – this is “a research” book – all and everything is include in each individual that was ever written or recorded if I find it- As for Janey and Henry Bell – I DO BELIEVE THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME and I also believe that she is also a SANDS descendant – Fact being that Hannah is named Sands with other proof of her “OWNING LAND” granted to her by the “NINEGRET LINEAGE”
Facts are hard to prove Sheryl – especially with Native Americans and I do believe I have truly done the research and have my facts and documentation to back this all up – it may seem like assumptions to you – but to me I know in my heart this to be the truth!
I’m not angry with you Sheryl not one bit – we just seem to be going on 2 different paths of researching~ This work is a work of progress – many errors I’m sure – lots to fix and correct – only one me~ I only send these updated books out to share – not in stone – much work to still be done on them~ Much of this you would of never known or had if I hadn’t published it – so if others believe this to be true – it is all in the research book – each person can take it or leave it – I will continue to do what I do~ I feel I HAVE STILL MORE WORK TO DO ON THIS! Lots more to add and will continue to add all and everything~ This is not a book I’ve written – this is a genealogy “research” book – it is written by 412 years of documentation and records I was able to uncover on this line – I add my notes to show my “beliefs” and what I feel to be – take them as you like~ Coni

Note from Coni: I’m in the process of producing a updated version of this research book – after reviewing the research book I can see why Sheryl was confused – during my transfer of Cockenoe facts that were Checkachoggin’s I didn’t delete them in Cockenoe’s files – it is already fixed and the updated version will be available in a hour~


I’ve been a family Genealogist/Native American Researcher for over 30+ years and have traced over 65,000+ people for my research - My main area of research is in MI, IN, CT, NY, RI, PA, MA, VA, VT, NJ, OH, KY, Block Island & Long Island areas - dealing with many of the colonial people & tribes in these locations.

One thought on “Some concerns of Sheryl Robinson – Wife to Butch Robinson descendant of the Chagum/Barber line~

  1. Coni I think you are doing a wonderful job and ya it may be confusing but its not a story your reading it genealogy and Im so proud of you and for what you have done. I love all our adventures and all the wonderful people we have met along the way. Love You


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