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I'm new at this , my grandmother was a Driggers from Clio,S.C. I'm trying to feel a gap in my family line , keep having trouble , I know everyone will say go to the census records , but no help , I know the surname Driggers comes up with the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of S.C. , my family was from Marlboro County,S.C. , I sometimes feel I will never know for sure , not giving up though, I can go as far back to my 2nd gr-grandfather - Samuel Driggers , the census records show race white , just find it hard to believe with other things I have read on the Driggers from that area . If anyone has any info on where I could search or write to , would very much appreciate the advice , thank-you , Louise Grooms ([email protected])
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If you go to www.sciwaynet and look on the left side they have a ton of genealogy links. Some of the countys have uploaded their records.
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This is my situation. My Grandfather was taken from his parents because the whites said his father was a Dog Soldier. Grandfather was sent to a white Christian school somewhere bordering Ill.. A couple of days after my Grandfather and a couple of his friends ran away, the school burned and their records with it. Where do I start searching? There's no one left for me to ask.
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Do you have any information about where he was when he was taken from his family? If you have a town or county you can start searching in their records ie birth,death or marriage. Was he in the military ? Some of those records are open and searchable. Census records are good and the LDS Church has a huge database of family records.
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Thanks, Mutt. All I really know is that my great-great grandparents were at Sand Creek with Black Kettle and did not survive the massacre. My Grandfather implied he was born about 10-15 years after Sand Creek. I'm not sure he ever knew for sure. He and his family and a few other families stayed on the move and to my knowledge never went to a res.. Somewhere in Col. they were caught, he was about 10 (ball park guess) and all the kids sent to different "schools". After a couple of years, he refused to be baptised and had boiling hot pine tar poured on his back. (They told him hell would feel worse than that.) The friends he ran away with took care of him until he could travel and they took off. He got vague about things in his life after that. I think he feared legal action because even though he never admitted to it, he alluded to my cousin that he and his friends were the cause of the school burning. It wouldn't surprise me in the least. He wasn't in the military-probably for the same reason. Maybe I can find some records for Sand Creek and start looking out from there.
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I'm new at this , my grandmother was a Driggers from Clio,S.C. I'm trying to feel a gap in my family line , keep having trouble , I know everyone will say go to the census records , but no help , I know the surname Driggers comes up with the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of S.C. , my family was from Marlboro County,S.C. , I sometimes feel I will never know for sure , not giving up though, I can go as far back to my 2nd gr-grandfather - Samuel Driggers , the census records show race white , just find it hard to believe with other things I have read on the Driggers from that area . If anyone has any info on where I could search or write to , would very much appreciate the advice , thank-you , Louise Grooms ([email protected])
There are many area's to look.

If you are looking at the census for correct spelling--um not always a good idea. If you don't find them under the way that you know it, try misspellings as well. Many times the census taker didn't know how to spell a persons last name and Driggers could even be: Drigers, Driggens, Drigens or many other misspellings.

Also, I would check the county clerks office for the county records. Many times these go back even to the early 1800's.

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I'm a Mutt is right. Also, check with the National Archives to see if they might have any info on that particular school. They might have something that will lead you. Find out who the NDN Agent in the area that your grandfather was taken from and see if there are any records or correspondence from him and look through those, it might be alot of reading, but you might find something there too.

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Thanks, Mutt. All I really know is that my great-great grandparents were at Sand Creek with Black Kettle and did not survive the massacre. My Grandfather implied he was born about 10-15 years after Sand Creek. I'm not sure he ever knew for sure. He and his family and a few other families stayed on the move and to my knowledge never went to a res.. Somewhere in Col. they were caught, he was about 10 (ball park guess) and all the kids sent to different "schools". After a couple of years, he refused to be baptised and had boiling hot pine tar poured on his back. (They told him hell would feel worse than that.) The friends he ran away with took care of him until he could travel and they took off. He got vague about things in his life after that. I think he feared legal action because even though he never admitted to it, he alluded to my cousin that he and his friends were the cause of the school burning. It wouldn't surprise me in the least. He wasn't in the military-probably for the same reason. Maybe I can find some records for Sand Creek and start looking out from there.
Yes, there are many records about Sand Creek and that was in 1865. So your Grandfather would have been born around 1875 or 1880 and there are many records available around that time period. If they were caught, then there are records of that and it would have been the military and NDN Agents involved with that. The National Archives should, also, have those records but again you have some searching ahead of you to find them.
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Hey Y'all, I've always felt the best listening to tribal music and going the Pow Wow in Austin, TX. in fact, two years ago was my first time and I was stuck in a wheel chair (fibromyalgia) I went back this year on my own feet (barely) and managed to dance twice. I could feel my spirit and my body healing as I followed the drums.... The thing is that town rumors in Grand Saline, Texas said that my Great-grand Henry Taylor, was off a res in Oklahoma. All he would ever tell anyone about himself was his name. No birthdate, no family info, no birthplace other than Oklahoma. My Dad was told that the dark rims around our iris' indicate a Cherokee connection and today I met a wonderful lady who says that my less prominent eye sockets are also a sign of a Native American connection.

I know two things, 1. I've never felt a sense of belonging anywhere...until I started going to Pow Wows, and 2. I can't scrape up the $$$ for the DNA testing.

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Wow, I never thought about checking for a rim around my iris!

There are some pretty knowledgeable Cherokee people who frequent this board. Maybe they can share some light on the iris thing.

What are 'less prominent eye sockets'? I always heard it was high cheekbones.

Enjoy yourself around here. There are some pretty informative people on here.


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Wow, I never thought about checking for a rim around my iris!

There are some pretty knowledgeable Cherokee people who frequent this board. Maybe they can share some light on the iris thing.

What are 'less prominent eye sockets'? I always heard it was high cheekbones.

Enjoy yourself around here. There are some pretty informative people on here.


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jd did you forget the gardenias again? your slipping! come on, get it together
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Did you look in the mirror for a rim around your iris yet?

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I'm gonna go answer ur 'Spring is in the air' thread.
no, i didn't check for a rim around my iris. i gotta go clean off this pie you keep rubbing in my face...
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Hey Y'all, I've always felt the best listening to tribal music and going the Pow Wow in Austin, TX. in fact, two years ago was my first time and I was stuck in a wheel chair (fibromyalgia) I went back this year on my own feet (barely) and managed to dance twice. I could feel my spirit and my body healing as I followed the drums.... The thing is that town rumors in Grand Saline, Texas said that my Great-grand Henry Taylor, was off a res in Oklahoma. All he would ever tell anyone about himself was his name. No birthdate, no family info, no birthplace other than Oklahoma. My Dad was told that the dark rims around our iris' indicate a Cherokee connection and today I met a wonderful lady who says that my less prominent eye sockets are also a sign of a Native American connection.

I know two things, 1. I've never felt a sense of belonging anywhere...until I started going to Pow Wows, and 2. I can't scrape up the $$$ for the DNA testing.

Any tips or ideas?

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Well, I've never heard of the iris's either or the less prominent eye sockets. But people say all kinds of things all the time.

DNA tests are not accurate so you might as well save your money there. They can't even tell you the tribe, if they were to even find Native American DNA.

Have you obtained his death cert, yet? That's the first thing you want to do.

Actually the very first thing you want to do is start with yourself and go backwards through you family. You, your dad, your grandparents and then to your g-grandparents.

From there start with getting his death cert. Most states have those records from 1908 up to today. Some even have them or a few before 1908. And check the Federal census records. These records are visable from 1930 back to 1850 for most states. And you can view them at most libraries for free, the Church of the latter Day Saints and some on line sites as well. Then after obtaining his death cert, see if you can find his marriage cert and then back from there. If he was born in OK, I'm going to tell you this: OK was Indian Territory and not considered a state until around 1900. So there are no federal Census records of the state prior to 1900, but there are census' of different tribes and there are still some records that you may find to help you out. Once you find in OK where he's from then you can go and check those tribal records from there.

And that's where I would start.
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The surname Drigger sounds familar I'll look at my own records.
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