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From: Terry Eastham <>
Subject: Re: just starting research-Eugene S. Greathouse
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 08:55:32 -0800
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You can find via the internet Indian "tribal councils" that keep official
Indian "rolls". This was done in the early 1900s (maybe before?) to
divide up tribal lands/funds/govenment grants etc. and to preserve the
tribal identity. A few years ago I found a researcher who would (for $15
I think) would make searches to see if your ancestor was on the rolls. I
think I had the Creek & Pawnee rolls checked for Sarah Ann Greathouse who
married Seth Wood in 1877 in Wabash Co. Ill. --- there were in fact lots
of Greathouses on the Indan rolls but I failed to find my ancerstor
Sarah. The reason I did this was because Sarah looks a bit Indian in a
couple of very old photos and there were rumours to this effect. But I
have never found any evidence at all.
Good luck in your search.
Terry Eastham

Dee wrote:

> Hello, I checked to see on my "Streets & Trips" where Flemington, WV
> is. I see that it is close to the area where WV Guineas are located,
> who are connected with the Melungeons by history. I have been
> searching Melungeon and Indian history for a few years, not as a
> full-time endeavor though. However, I have not seen the Greathouse
> name mentioned before as being an Indian name.
> My search has been in the WV counties of Barbour, Gilmer, Doddridge,
> Taylor, Monongalia. My main interest in the Greathouse site is that
> my gg grandfather had a neighbor by the name of Greathouse. They were
> very closely connected. My gg grandfather may have been of mixed race,
> but I have not yet determined what it is. So I am curious to hear for
> the first time that the Greathouse name might be one of Indian
> descent.
> Hopefully someone will enlighten me also as to where it is mentioned
> on the site.
> Warmest regards,
> Dee
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: January 27, 2001 10:54 PM
> Subject: Re: just starting research-Eugene S. Greathouse
> >
> > << Subj: just starting research
> > Date: 1/27/01 3:47:42 AM Eastern Standard Time
> > From: Chrkgreat
> > To: PGreatho01
> >
> > Hello,
> > My name is Eugene S. Greathouse. I am told that I a desentant of
> Hermon. I
> > have been trying to research the idea that Greathouse is from
> Shawnee desent
> > as stated on Greathouse Point, any help would be appreciated. My
> grandfather
> > was Ralph Greathouse Jr. of Flemington WVA. I have just recently
> had a son,
> > Walker Lane, who was born in Yankton SD. I live in Sioux City IA
> where I am
> > stationed with the Army. I have met many Native Americans here and
> they
> > claim that Greathouse is of Native American desent and was a great
> name to
> > held among them. Please email me at this address
> .
> > Thank you >>
> >
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