About

“Native American Roots” is a blog dedicated to the genealogical and historical research of Native Americans of Granville County, North Carolina and neighboring counties. My name is Kianga Lucas and I am the author of this blog as well as a descendant of this tribal community. I hope this blog will better inform the public about the indigenous history and heritage of this region as well as aide other researchers. All content and opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own unless noted otherwise. Additionally, finding your ancestors within the research posted here does not guarantee enrollment within any Native American tribe. Tribal councils are sovereign governments and establish their criteria for enrollment.

My academic and professional background is in Anthropology, Native American Studies, and Museum studies. I’m a proud alumna of UMass Boston, where I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology. I recently worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Southwest Museum of the American Indian/Autry National Center in Los Angeles for five years and was most recently working towards my PhD in Anthropology/American Indian Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. My CV and references are available upon request. I strive to make sure all information I publish is correct and verified but human error and mistakes are sure to happen in genealogical research. Please do contact me if you notice incorrect or questionable information.

You are welcomed to comment on blog posts just be sure to keep the language respectful. You are also welcomed to share your own genealogical research or inquire for more information. Please note I receive many genealogical inquiries on an almost weekly basis, and simply cannot respond to all. Furthermore, if the information requested is outside of my area of expertise, I won’t be much help. So I really do encourage you to leave comments with questions because other readers of this blog may be able to assist you.

If you are going to use information published from this blog which I highly encourage, please make sure to cite the blog properly. You can sign up to receive email updates from this blog by clicking the “FOLLOW” button on the front page.

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  1. I would like to thank you for all of your hard work!

    My husband is a descendant of Benjamin Richardson (1750) and Mary Bass. I am a descendant of the Lucas/Locust family who are mentioned in some records as a core name. They originated in Charles City County, VA in the early 1600’s. Do you have any information on the Lucas/Locus(t) family? I am attempting to discover is any additional records on my 5th FPOC great grandfather, Isham Lucas/Locus who married FPOC Margaret Roberts (daughter of Ishmael Roberts) in 1820 in Robeson County and he also lived in Nash County, He was born in 1776 and was indenured when he was four years old, along with his brother Burwell and his sister, Martha Sally. Burwell changed his last name to Pope after he was released from his indenture. Isham’s 1812 pension record says he is Indian, but someone wrote the words “false” on it. I have found indenture records, Marriage Records, Census records from 1810-1850 and Pension Records.

    Thank you for your time.

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