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Weapemeoc Indians

Weapemeoc Tribe: Meaning unknown, but evidently a place name. Also called: Yeopim, a shortened and more usual form. Weapemeoc Connections. The Weapemeoc were almost certainly of the Algonquian linguistic family and related to the Powhatan Indians the north and the Chowan, Machapunga, and Pamlico to the south. Weapemeoc Location. Most of the present Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties, and part of Chowan County north of Albemarle Sound. Weapemeoc Subdivisions. In the same section in later times are given the following tribes which must be regarded as subdivisions of the Weapemeoc: Pasquotank, on Pasquotank River. Perquiman, on Perquimans River. Poteskeet, location uncertain. Yeopim, or Weapemeoc proper, on Yeopim River. Weapemeoc Villages Chepanoc, on Albemarle Sound in Perquimans County. Mascoming, on the north shore of Albemarle Sound, in Chowan County. Metachkwem, location unknown. Pasquenock, perhaps identical with Pasquotank, on the north shore of Albemarle Sound, perhaps in Camden County. Weapemeoc, probably in Pasquotank County. Weapemeoc History. The Weapemeoc first appear in history in the narratives of the Raleigh colony of 1585-86. Later they are spoken of under the various subdivisional names. They parted with some of their land in 1662. In 1701, according to Lawson (1860), only 6 of the Yeopim survived though there were 40 warriors of the other subdivisions, including 10 Pasquotank and 30 Potekeet. Weapemeoc Population. In the time of the Raleigh colony the Weapemeoc are said to have had between 700 and 800 warriors. They were estimated by Mooney (1928) at 800 in 1600. From their number as given by Lawson in 1701 Rights (1947) estimates 200 at that date. Connection in which they have become...

Norman E. Griggs

Private, U. S. Marine Corps, 77th Co., 6th Machine Gun Batn., 2nd Div. Born Currituck County, June 13, 1895; son of Albert S. and Minnie P. Griggs. Entered service June 9, 1917, at Recruiting Station, Norfolk, Va. Sent to Marine Barracks, Norfolk, then transferred to Quantico, Va., July 29, 1917. Sailed for France Dec. 8, 1917. Fought at Toul Sector, Verdun, Aisne Defensive, Bois de Belleau, Chateau-Thierry Sector, Aisne, Marne, St. Mihiel offensive, Aisne, Marne, Soissons Sector July 19, 1918, St. Mihiel Sept. 14, 1918. Received gun shot wound in left shoulder and left hand. Sent to Amer. Red Cross Hospital No. 1, Paris; Base No. 20 Chatel Guyon. Received Regimental Citations by French government. Also awarded honorable discharge button. Mustered out at Marine Barracks, Norfolk, Va., June 18, 1919. Service honest and...

Weapemeoc Tribe

Weapemeoc Indians. An Algonquian (?) tribe met by Raleigh’s colonists in 1584-89, occupying the territory north of Albemarle Island, North Carolina, including probably most of what is now Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties. Their chief town, of the same name, seems to have been in Pasquotank County. Other towns apparently in the same jurisdiction were Pasquenock (Pasquotank?), Chepanoc, and Mascoming. They were said then to have 700 or 800 (warriors), under their chief Okisco. A century later the same territory was occupied by the Yeopim or Jaupim (Weapon-oc?), Pasquotank, Perquiman, and Poteskeet. In 1662 the Yeopim chief sold lands. In 1701, according to Lawson, the other bands still counted 40 warriors, but of the Yeopim only one man...

Currituck County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing.                     Return to North Carolina Cemetery Records Return to United States Cemetery...

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