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  Pamunkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pamunkey River was a main mode of transportation and food source.
The Pamunkeys are part of the larger Algonquian family.
The Pamunkeys were formally recognized by the outside world since treaties with King William I of England in the second half of the 17th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pamunkey   (1468 words)

 Chickahominy River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chickahominy also known as "the Chick" is a river in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Virginia, near which several battles of the United States Civil War were fought in 1862 and 1864.
The river was named after the Chickahominy Indian tribe who lived near the river when it was claimed by English colonists in 1607.
The Chickahominy River is a Coastal Plain tributary to the James River (Virginia) with headwaters northwest of Richmond, Virginia in the Fall Zone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chickahominy_River   (1344 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Pavogowunsin, on the upper course of the Sevier River, south of the Salina River.
Matchut, on Pamunkey River, in New Kent County.
Rappahannock, at the mouth of a creek on Rappahannock River in Richmond County.
americanindian.net /StatesUV.html   (5974 words)

 Family Trees of Thomas Jefferson and Other Famous Americans - pafg247 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Mary CARR was born in 1704 in Pamunkey River,, King William, Virginia.
Sarah Jennings DABNEY (WID) was born in 1683 in Pamunkey River, Blisland Parish, New Kent, Virginia.
Frances DABNEY was born in 1676 in Pamunkey River, Blisland Parish, New Kent, Virginia.
www.ishipress.com /pafg247.htm   (1164 words)

 Swtext Virgina Tribes 1d
In northern Virginia between the falls of the rivers and the mountains east and west and the Potomac and North Anna Rivers north and south.
In the tidewater section of Virginia from Potomac River to the divide between James River and Albemarle Sound, and the territory of the present eastern shore of Virginia.
Cinquoteck, in the fork of Mattapony and Pamunkey Rivers, in King William County.
www.hiddenhistory.com /PAGE3/swsts/virgnia1.HTM   (4868 words)

 Janet's Genealogy
The descriptor "Pamunkey Davenports" (a term coined in January, 1998) is used to identify all those Davenports who trace back to Pamunkey Neck, Old King William County, Virginia, which in 1704 included present-day King William County, the southwestern fourth of Caroline County, and the most southern portion of Spotsylvania County.
Pamunkey Davenports include all those descendants, by surname or corollary (daughter) lines, who trace back to Davis Davenport, who first appeared in the King William Quit Rents of 1704, either by proof (son Martin) or by circumstantial evidence (daughter Ann, son Thomas, son John, son Richard, and son Elias).
For those unfamiliar with Virginia geography, Pamunkey Neck is that long finger of land running northwest to southeast between the Pamunkey-North Anna River and the Mattaponi River, ending at their confluence to form the York River.
www.geocities.com /janet_ariciu/Davenport.html   (1938 words)

 Phytoplankton Composition Within the Tidal Freshwater-Oligohaline Regions of the Rappahannock and Pamunkey Rivers in ...
In contrast, the Pamunkey River is smaller in size and joins the Mattoponi River to form the York River, which flows parallel to the Rappahannock before it also flows into Chesapeake Bay.
The Pamunkey River is located directly south of the Rappahannock River flowing through mostly forest and land used in agriculture, or for raising livestock.
The lower sections of these rivers are sub-estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay and are represented by mesohaline-polyhaline waters and phytoplankton flora described by Marshall and Alden (1990), Marshall and Affronti (1992), and Marshall and Nesius (1993).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4060/is_200412/ai_n9477017   (818 words)

 Pamunkey Pottery
The Pamunkey Indians were the most powerful of the tribes in the great Powhatan Confederacy which consisted of approximately 32 to 34 tribes with some 10,000 people under the leadership of Chief Powhatan.
The Pamunkey are exceedingly proud of their history and enjoy telling how bravely their ancestors resisted the encroachment of the white settlers.
The Pamunkeys have the distinction of being one of the tribes east of the Mississippi who have practiced the art of pottery-making continuously since aboriginal times.
www.clayhound.us /sites/pamunkey.htm   (754 words)

 York River, Yorktown, Virginia.
The Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers meet at West Point, Virginia to form the York River.
The Powhatan Indians occupied the river basin until driven away by European settlers in the fifteenth century.
A quiet cove on the York River is nestled at the base of a hill on which the Yorktown Victory Monument proudly stands.
www.virginiagarden.com /YorkRivr.html   (91 words)

 The Pamunkey Indians of Virginia
The original seat of the Pamunkey tribe was on the banks of the river which bears their name, and which flows somewhat parallel with James river, the Pamunkey being about 22 miles north of the James.
The Pamunkey Indians of to-day live at what is known as "Indian-town," which is situated on and comprises the whole of a curiously-shaped neck of land, extending into Pamunkey river and adjoining King William county, Virginia, on the south.
The Indian blood in the Pamunkey tribe is estimated at from one-fifth to three-fourths.
www.newrivernotes.com /va/pamunkey.htm   (4500 words)

 Ulysses S. Grant
On 6 November, Grant moved down the River with about 3,000 men on steamboats, accompanied by two gun-boats, debarked a few men on the Kentucky side that night, and learned that troops of the enemy were being ferried across from Columbus to re-enforce those on the west side of the river.
The enemy made a stand at Big Black River bridge on the 17th, holding a strongly entrenched position; but by a vigorous assault the place was carried, and the enemy was driven across the River in great confusion, with the loss of many killed, 1,751 prisoners, and 18 guns.
Sheridan had set out on a raid from Pamunkey River, 7 June, and, after defeating the enemy's cavalry, in the battle of Trevilian Station, destroying portions of the Virginia railroad, and inflicting other damage, he returned to White House, on York River, on the 20th.
www.ulyssessgrant.net   (9336 words)

 VDGIF > Fishing > Rivers > Pamunkey River
From the confluence of the North Anna River and South Anna River downstream to below Hanovertown, the Pamunkey is a narrow steep banked meandering stream with no upstream tidal flow (continuous downstream flow as opposed to ebb and flood flow).
Public access on the upper Pamunkey is limited to a few road crossings and a VDGIF maintained canoe/small boat launch at Route 301 north of Hanover.
From the Route 360 crossing downstream to Putneys Mill, the Pamunkey is a fairly constricted tidal river with forested swamps adjacent to the main channel.
www.dgif.state.va.us /fishing/waterbodies/display.asp?id=167   (272 words)

 King William County History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The new county presumably included Pamunkey Neck, which is the land laying between the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers.
The names of the county and river were changed to York in 1643 to honor James, the second son of Charles I, who that year was made Duke of York.
The treaty restricted habitation and hunting by the Indians to north side of York River, presumably including Pamunkey Neck, ceded to the English all peninsular lands between the James and York Rivers as far inland as the falls at present-day Richmond, and made the tribes dominions of the crown.
www.co.king-william.va.us /history_tourism.htm   (4653 words)

 Welcome to SaveOurRiver.org
The Pamunkey was declared impaired for low oxygen by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1999, just two weeks after the State Water Control Board granted Hanover a permit for the discharge.
By July, 2002, 19 miles of the Pamunkey were said to be "tainted by fecal bacteria from unknown sources," according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
County officials have already wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars over a four year period in their efforts to evade challenges to the SWCB permit and to hide the impacts the project will have on water quality.
www.saveourriver.org   (406 words)

 Virginia's First People - Past and Present - History Today
The Pamunkey Indians were the most powerful of the tribes in the great Powhatan paramount chiefdom, which consisted of approximately 35 tribes with an estimated population of 10,000 people under the leadership of Chief Powhatan.
The legendary Pocahontas is said to have lived among the Pamunkey on the rich, bountiful coastal plains of Eastern Virginia.
Before the Civil War, the Pamunkeys were threatened with the termination of their Reservation and Treaty Rights by Virginians who wanted a society with a caste system of white masters and non-white servants.
virginiaindians.pwnet.org /history/today.php   (3199 words)

 USGS, Chesapeake Bay: River Input Monitoring Program (general information)
In the mid-1980's, the USGS Chesapeake Bay River Input Monitoring (RIM) Program was established to quantify loads and long-term trends in concentrations of nutrients and suspended material entering the tidal part of the Chesapeake Bay Basin from its nine major tributaries.
These nine rivers account for approximately 93% of the streamflow entering Chesapeake Bay from the non-tidal part of its watershed.
The concentration of nutrients and suspended material in a river is constantly changing.
va.water.usgs.gov /chesbay/RIMP/generalinfo.html   (642 words)

 A History of Orange County, Virginia by W. W. Scott
The ultimate source of this river is a spring on the Johnson place, near the top of the Southwest mountains, and but a few feet from the turnpike leading from Gordonsville to Harrisonburg.
Moor's, and crossed the river of Mattapony, and continued on the road, and were on horseback till nine of the clock at night, before we came to Mr.
The descent to the river being steep, and the night dark, we were obliged to dismount, and lead our horses down to the river side, which was very troublesome.
www.newrivernotes.com /va/oran1.htm   (18101 words)

 Summary of Citation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Named the Pamunkey formation for the extensive exposures on the Pamunkey River, VA. Unit consists of a homogeneous sheet of fine-grained materials, mainly glauconitic sands, usually profusely fossiliferous.
The Pamunkey is considered representative of the Eocene.
The Chickahominy is of late Eocene age and therefore extends the age of the Pamunkey Group.
ngmdb.usgs.gov /Geolex/Refsmry/sumry_3168.html   (222 words)

 John Lederer
Lederer's reference to marshy ground forcing him to detour is another piece of evidence that the initial definition of the two branches was downstream from the current definition of the start of the Pamunkey River.
He guessed that the North American mountains would be similar to the Andes in South America, with long rivers stretching to the eastward but short streams falling quickly into the ocean on the west side.
With surprising (but incorrect) insight, he thought the migration of the waterfowl from across the mountains to the rivers running into the Atlantic Ocean indicated that there were no equivalent rivers on the western slope.
www.virginiaplaces.org /settleland/lederer.html   (1663 words)

 Style Weekly : Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
In Colonial days, the fields beside the Pamunkey sustained the town of Newcastle, which legend has it was the runner-up by two votes in the 1779 contest for state capital.
Standing by the river in a worn leather jacket and wire-rim glasses, Broaddus points to the concrete supports for the rails that stand crumbling in the river, stained with age.
Project engineers say the Pamunkey is in good health overall despite the effects of centuries of farm runoff, with the exception of a swampy spot near the discharge site.
www.styleweekly.com /article.asp?idarticle=1356   (3386 words)

 How the Library Got Its Name
Pamunkey Regional Library is named after the Pamunkey River, a ninety-mile river that begins twenty miles north of Richmond, where it joins the North and South Anna rivers.
The Pamunkey River divides Hanover and King William counties.
This map shows where the Pamunkey River divides Hanover and King William counties.
www.pamunkeylibrary.org /pamunkey_history.htm   (119 words)

 Old Thomas Collins of Flatt River
VA in 1747 and migrated to the Flatt River area of then Granville County, North Carolina this area became Orange County in 1753.
Orange County was formed from Granville in 1753 the Flatt River area was in the new county.
In this time frame, most settlers on the North Side of the Clinch River were listed in Lee County, Va., This was before the dividing line between Virginia and Tennessee was fully established.
www.angelfire.com /wv2/dillon1944/old_thomas_collins_of_flatt_river.htm   (2427 words)

 Precursor to the American Revolution
Prior to changes in the river that would halt development, however, the inhabitants of Newcastle made numerous efforts to control the Pamunkey and to extend land transport across it.
In 1750 John Henry received permission to build a bridge across the Pamunkey River from Newcastle into what is now King William County.
An abandoned railroad cut and a lone concrete pillar in the river are all that remains of that effort today.
www.saveourriver.org /sys-tmpl/page2   (286 words)

 Part Two, Swanton
Accohanoc, on the river of the same name in Accomac or Northampton Counties.
Potomac, about 55 miles in a straight line from Chesapeake Bay, on a peninsula in what is now Stafford County, formed by Potomac River and Potomac Creek.
There are post villages named Powhatan in Jefferson County, Ala.; Lawrence County, Ark.; Natchitoches Parish, La.; McDowell County, W. Va.; a county and county seat of the name in Virginia; Powhatan Point in Belmont County, Ohio; and Powhattan in Brown County, Kans.
www.saponitown.com /SwantonPartTwo.htm   (2880 words)

 DIALOG Dissertation Abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
To accomplish this, shad spawning and larval nursery habitats were first delineated in the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers using presence of eggs and larvae (1997-1999) as evidence of habitat use.
American shad eggs and larvae were more abundant on the Mattaponi River than the Pamunkey River, while the opposite pattern was apparent for striped bass eggs and larvae.
Utilizing the juvenile Alosa index (JAI) from 1991-1999 as an estimate of juvenile shad recruitment in the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers, correlation with hydrographic parameters during the months March-June was examined.
aslo.org /phd/dialog/200012-13.html   (580 words)

 About the Pamunkey Regional Library
The Pamunkey Regional Library is named after the Pamunkey River, a ninety-mile river that begins twenty miles north of Richmond, Virginia, where it joins the North and South Anna rivers.
The Pamunkey River goes on to divide Hanover and King William counties, two of the counties we serve.
The Pamunkey Regional Library enhances the quality of life in our communities by providing free access to information, promoting reading enjoyment, nurturing lifelong learning and providing places for people to interact.
www.pamunkeylibrary.org /aboutPRL.htm   (166 words)

 Water Ways: Ports of Call: River Culture
The mighty rivers that flow into the bays and sounds of the Mid-Atlantic region have traditionally supported seasonal fisheries.
The Lewis Fishery in Lambertville, New Jersey, on the Delaware River, was established in the 1880s.
A massive river clean-up was undertaken in the 1960s, and fish numbers began to increase.
www.folklife.si.edu /explore/Education/waterways/Ports_of_Call/riverculture.html   (400 words)

 5. Champions of the Golden River
He too offered tales of the course of the river, how "within 4 or 5 daies of the falles, was a great turning of salt water." Meanwhile, Smith grew very friendly with his guards, acquiring a knowledge of Indian ways that would later foster the colony's survival.
He coolly appraised the rivers' fitness for navigation and easy food of fish or fowl, calculated the number of fighting men along the banks, and accurately mapped his route.
Suspecting that the river water at Jamestown was unhealthy, he urged the summer dispersal to higher ground, but that was interpreted as weakening political cohesion.
www.vcu.edu /engweb/Rivertime/chp5.htm   (2789 words)

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