Indians in Paris (part 4)

Well, my vacation has lasted long enough. It is time to get back to business. Since I am waiting on the arrival of deeds from Chautauqua County, New York, I decided to finish up my Indians in Paris mini-series.
It has been many months since I last wrote on this subject so readers may want to review the earlier articles.


I have already shown my old friend U-ta-wa-un and his female companion are involved in the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition. Today I will cover the information I found involving their travel to Europe.
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The Kindness Connection – Part 1

While surfing the web for mentions of Kanistanaux, I came across a number of message board postings suggesting Layton Kanistanaux was born Thomas Layton Kindness, a member of the Brothertown community of New York and Wisconsin.

Today I will discuss what I learned about the connection between the Kanistanaux family and the Kindness family.

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Kanistanaux in Cattaraugus County History

In today’s post I will present another item from local history that mentions the Kanistanaux family.

This paged edited 8-Dec-2011 to include an image of the document.

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19th Century Basket Making in New England

Today my post will discuss the craft of basket making in New England in the 19th Century and its relationship to the Marden family. This occupation is typically thought of as “Indian work” in the Northeast, and the majority of basket makers were Native Americans. But there were also “Yankee” basket makers. Having an occupation of “basket maker” in New England does not guarantee the person was Native.

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Edward Marden Jr. – What Next?

I have used up my available online resources for Edward Senior and Junior. Today I will provide descendants with a list of suggestions for further research. If I receive any donations from this blogs, I will use the money to further my research using the following guide.

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Civil War Challenge – Mohawk Serve for Alburgh!

I received the pension file for David Loran a week ago and I am happy to report that I have been able to identified 2 of Alburgh’s “Four Indians” and I have good evidence concerning the identity of the other two soldiers.

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Civil War Challenge – Identifying Alburgh’s unnamed “Indian” soldiers

In Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, I offer this challenge. Please help me correct an unfortunate oversight and properly honor these soldiers.
During the Civil War the town of Alburgh, Vermont kept a record of men who served for the town. However, there are men in the town record with no names. They are identified only as “Four Indians”. In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of that terrible time in our history, I challenge my readers; Civil War buffs, historians, & genealogists from all corners; the people of Vermont; and most especially the town of Alburgh – give these men the proper recognition they deserve by giving them names.
Today, I am posting a copy of the original town record and showing my research to date. I can not do this alone. I ask assistance from everyone that appreciates the injustice of this. The general population of the mid-19th Century placed so little value on Indian life, they could not even be bothered to record the names of these “Indian” men who offered their lives.
These men deserve to be recognized properly. Because of their service, other men did not have to serve. These men deserve a proper place in the history of this county. It is time to correct this unfortunate oversight, identify these brave men, and tell their story to the world. It is, in my opinion, the only proper way to honor their sacrifice during this period of Civil War Commemoration.

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Edward Marden Sr. – Grafton Deeds (Part 3)

The next deed I will explore for Edward Marden is for land in Lyman. Lets see just what the deed adds to our knowledge of the family.

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Edward Marden Sr. – Grafton Deeds (Part 2)

Before exploring the second deed, I need to take a minute to review the history of Concord (Lisbon) NH. For some unexplained reason this town was granted twice to different groups of men in 1763 and 1764. The original grant was re-granted in 1768  and then re-granted yet again. The boundaries of each grant were not exactly the same and the proprietors varied as well. Not all land sales were made under the proper grant which caused problems concerning legal title to the lands. In 1787 New Hampshire appointed a man to help the settlement deal with it’s issues. The affect of this controversy must have been deeply concerning to the common man who paid good money to purchase his land only to discover he may not have a legal title.

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Edward Marden Sr. – Military Service Map

While I was learning about life in Whitcomb’s Rangers, I also learned about a number of new Locations where Edward spent time during this period of his life. I think a new map is in order so I can see how all these locations relate to each other and the region in general.

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