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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...

Daniel A. Tillett

Machinist, Navy, 2nd Div.; of Perquimans County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Lethria Tillett. Husband of Mrs. Alice Godfrey Tillett. Entered the service Dec. 6, 1917, at Norfolk, Va. Sent to Cherrystone Island, transferred to League Island. Sailed for France Nov. 10, 1918. In battle with submarine off Brest Nov. 22nd. Mustered out at League Island April 28,...

Julian E. Winslow

2nd Lt., Air Service, of Perquimans County; son of Dr. C. C. and Mrs. Mattie L. Winslow. Entered service Jan. 5, 1918, at Hertford, N.C. Set to Atlanta, Ga., transferred to Arcadia, Fla., then to Houston, Tex. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. July 15, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Sept. 29,...

Hillary G. Winslow

1st Lt., M. G. Btn., Hdqrs. Co., 81st Div., 161st Brigade,; of Perquimans County; son of Watson and Mrs. Ellen G. Winslow. Husband of Mrs. Emma Pemberton Winslow. Entered service May 13, 1917, at Chapel Hill. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., transferred to Camp Jackson, to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Fought at St. Die Sector, Argonne offensive. Commissioned 2nd Lt. at O. T. C. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 24,...

Vivian N. Darden

Supply Sergt., F. Artly., Baty. F, 316th Regt., 81st Div. Born in Perquimans County, N.C., May 31, 1892; son of Jacob W. and Martha Essie Darden. Entered the service at Hertford, N.C., Sept. 20, 1917, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Mills, N. J. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. Oct. 20, 1917. Mustered out of the service at Camp Lee, Va., June 20,...

Benjamin C. Berry

2nd Lt. Infantry, 18th Co., Central O. T. S.; of Perquimans County; son of B. A. and Mrs. Annie B. Berry. Husband of Blanche Moore Berry. Entered service May 15, 1918, at Hertford. Sent to A. and E. College at Raleigh, May 15, 1918. Transferred to Camp Gordon. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Nov. 30, 1918. In reserves until 1923. Mustered out at Camp Gordon, No. 30,...

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...

Perquimans 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. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Perquimans County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Baker Family Cemetery Hollowell Cemetery Indian Cemetery Jones Cemetery Onley Cemetery Onley-Hollowell Cemetery Sexton Cemetery Stallings Cemetery William Sexton Cemetery Skinner Cemetery Noah Stallings Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Samuel White Cemetery White Cemetery (black) Wilkins Cemetery...

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