The following is a list of “core” surnames from the Native American community in Granville County that are most frequently discussed in this blog. This list is not all inclusive and I will occasionally cover surnames not listed here. Please note that all of these families were “free people of color”, meaning people who were documented as non-white and free well before the Civil War. In fact the vast majority of these families have been documented as “free people of color” since the 1600s. Because these families were not enslaved, you will find them in census, tax, land, court, and other official records going back to early colonial times. There are many unrelated families with the same surnames, sometimes even living in the exact location as these families, so before making any connections, please be sure you are researching the correct family.