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Been researching – lots of stuff has been coming in lately~

I have been so lucky to find so many willing to help and to share what they have in their research~ I am in the process of tackling the Narragansett and Brothertown Native Americans (Have just got done covering the Long Island Chiefs and Tribes 1600-1699 lots to still add but will do it as needed – have the majority of lines done) – Many of these lines (Narragansett & Brothertown along with other tribes) in the 1700’s are the missing links in my research and I’m close to narrowing down all the true lineages  – My Ancestor’s were placed with smaller and smaller tribes – also involved with the military as scouts and such and in early American History was involved in most of the wars that this country has seen  – they were involved with Samson Occom and his Brothertown movement (Samson’s even writes about visiting my James Chagum of Barkhamsted and calls him UNCLE) They had dealing with both Dutch and the English during it all – land deeds, lawsuits and such have been my main source of info lately  – we were involved with the indenturing and slavery of those times (have documents to back this up)  – much has been written – Thank God! It is just piecing it all together one note, one book, one document at a time – I am getting ready to tackle the tribes of Block Island & Rhode Island (have been doing the Hartford Tribes for the hunt of the Shogum Chief of Satan’s Kingdom) I know my Chagum’s are in Hartford by 1750 – my main research is on James (Barkhamsted) Brother/Uncle Samuel Chagum, His sister’s Betty Chagum (indentured to the Rathbun Family – Unsure what happened to her) , Janey2 Chagum – whom was mention in Mother Janey’s Will – was with a man named Hazard and they had a son James Hazard whom all was willed too and then there was Sarah Chagum whom was single and no children her whole life – taught the children thou (could of been barren?)  – was also the one who was indentured/Sold to a Robinson – later sued said Robertson and won – These 5 (Samuell, James, Bette, Janey, Sarah) so far is all I can find as children of Great James Shaw-gum/Chagum & Janey (unsure of last name – think either Sands, Harry, Sachem  or Ninigret) There might be a Soloman Chagum (?) have a couple reference to him but unsure where to place him as of yet – believe there might be more – what I am tackling~
I want to say a special shout out to Flo Legge whom has shared several helpful documents and such to help me tackle these lines – many names that cross and have same names but don’t even connect – hence the Colonial names vs the Native American Names being the same but spelled slightly different – Gonna take me some time to figure it all out and I do appreciate all of those that are coming forward and sharing – takes each of us to truly figure it all out!
This winter is be the perfect time to cover all of this and to put it all together – love researching and finding out about my Ancestors~


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.

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