Melungeon Families


Known as Magoffin County Indians
Carmel Indians of Highland County, Ohio




In 1900 there were 15 families 'living as Indians' in Magoffin County. These pages do not include all Indians listed on the 1900 census.   You will find the 1910 families listed below also as well as the Guion Miller Roll Index for these families.  If you have files you might wish to share please email us.

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1900 Census
Magoffin County, Kentucky

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING THIS SCHEDULE

This modified form of Schedule No 1 is to be used in making the enumertion of Indians, both those on the reservations and those living in family groups outside of reservations.

Detached Indians living either in white or negro families outside of reservations sould be enumerted on the general populaton schedule (Form 7-224) as members of the families in which they are found:  but detached whites or negroes living in Indian families should be enumerated on this schedule as members of the Indian families in which they are found.  In other words, every family composed mainly of Indians should be reported entirely on this schedule and every family composed mainly of person not Indian should be reported entirely on the general population schedule.




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Valentine Collins
Chief Billy Cole



Melungeons Yesterday and Today
 Jean Patterson Bible
 Page 31
 Of the Magoffin County Melungeons, a friend from Gifford, Kentucky, writes that "All of the old timers here are of the opinion that the first Gipsons came to Magoffin County from Virginia in the early 1800's. My Dad (who is 82) said he remembers his grandfather saying that was where they came from. There are about two hundred in the county today [i.e., ca. 1975], I would guess. The most prominent family name is Gipson and then there are the Coles, Mullinses, Fletchers, and Nicholses. All of them are usually referred to locally as "Gipsons" rather than Melungeons. They are still a very dark and handsome people"


Guion Miller Roll Index

<>Cherokee by Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims1906-1910 




Guion Miller Claims

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 Early in 1905 (some say 1906) at least forty-two families mostly in Morgan and Magoffin Counties of eastern Kentucky sold their land, packed a few household items and personal goods, loaded into wagons, and went to the nearest train station. They chartered the entire train and went west to Ardmore in the Chickasaw nation of Indian Territory.   Magoffin to Indian Territory



1910 Indians from Magoffin County Census


Adam Cole  
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    58  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0178       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Uhrntenia 52, Kentucky
         
Adam G Cole
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    28  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0167       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Nancy 23, Kentucky
Son Aburn 05, Kentucky
Daughter Delpha 04, Kentucky
Mother Juicy 54, Kentucky
      
Charley Cole   
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    24  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0164       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Permelia 25, Kentucky
Daughter Etherwise 05, Kentucky
Son Herbert 03, Kentucky
Daughter Lucy 01, Kentucky
      
Elbert Cole
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    33  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0163       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Polly 28, Kentucky
Daughter Mary Bell 13, Kentucky
Daughter Bertha 11, Kentucky
Son Lawrence 10, Kentucky
Son Florence 07, Kentucky
Daughter Christy 06, Kentucky
Daughter Goldie 04, Kentucky
Daughter Lola 01, Kentucky
   
Farish Cole
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    37  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0161       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Martha 36, Kentucky
Son George 18, Kentucky
   
    
Garrett Cole   
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    25  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0172       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Susan 23, Kentucky
Daughter Girish 05, Kentucky
Daughter Osa 03, Kentucky
Son Floyd 01, Kentucky
   
George Cole
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    18  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0165       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Moressy 17, Kentucky
Son Roy NR, Kentucky
  
John W Cole
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    50  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0176       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Bickey 49, Kentucky
Son Wiley 23, Kentucky
Son Morgan 20, Kentucky
Son Byrd 18, Kentucky
Daughter Izancy 14, Kentucky
Son Manuel 12, Kentucky
   
    Nancy Cole 
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    54  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0171       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Son Coon 18, Kentucky
Daughter Lotta 15, Kentucky
   
  
Sylvester Cole 
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    29  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0177       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Lulu 26, Kentucky
Son Roy 04, Kentucky
Son Jake 01, Kentucky
     
Ben Collins
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    39  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0173       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Mary 48, Kentucky
Son Budy Lee 16, Kentucky
Son Fliss 15, Kentucky
Son Boon 10, Kentucky
   
    Amos Fletcher  
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    27  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0175       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Sissie 28, Kentucky
Daughter Gladis 01, Kentucky
   
 
Garfield Fletcher  
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    46  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0164       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Eveline 48, Kentucky
Son Walter 16, Kentucky
Son Alex 14, Kentucky
Son Elgy 09, Kentucky
Daughter Bessey 09, Kentucky
   
   
George Fletcher
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    47  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0168       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Vela 35, Kentucky
Son John 16, Kentucky
Daughter Sarah 15, Kentucky
Son Toy 14, Kentucky
Daughter Altu 11, Kentucky
Daughter Lora 09, Kentucky
Daughter Victoria 08, Kentucky
   
Alix Gibson
    Enumeration District:   0101    Color:  I  
    Age:    10  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0120       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Stepson
    Relatives:  Husband Dick Workman (W)
   
    
Burnum Gibson  
    Enumeration District:   0101    Color:  I  
    Age:    39  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0189       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Louisa 39, Kentucky
Son Raleigh 14, Kentucky
Daughter Tressie 12, Kentucky
Daughter Tennessee 10, Kentucky
Daughter Stella 08, Kentucky
Daughter Andie 06, Kentucky
Daughter Myrtie 04, Kentucky
Son Richmaond NR, Kentucky
Daughter Uns NR, Kentucky
Father Jeff 67, Tennessee
   
Hizekiah Gipson
    Enumeration District:   0103    Color:  I  
    Age:    80  Birth Place:    Tennessee  
    Visit:  0166       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Margaret 65, Kentucky
   
   
    Sidney Gibson  
    Enumeration District:   0101    Color:  I  
    Age:    19  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0074       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Servant
    Relatives:  Husband Anderson Blanton (W)
        
    Martha Maus
    Enumeration District:   0109    Color:  I  
    Age:    4-  Birth Place:    NR 
    Visit:  0117       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Daughter   
    Relatives:  Husband William Bailly (W)
      
    Sherman Nichols
    Enumeration District:   0101    Color:  I  
    Age:    36  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0112       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Pollie A 48, Kentucky
Son Cavnie 16, Kentucky
      
    Ben Perkins
    Enumeration District:   0101    Color:  I  
    Age:    50  Birth Place:    Kentucky   
    Visit:  0011       
    County:     Magoffin, Salyersville 
    Relation:   Husband
    Relatives:  Wife Rhoda 25, Kentucky
   
    Kisire Gipson  
    Enumeration District:   0101    Color:  I  
    Age:    90  Birth Place:    Virginia   
    Visit:  0170       
    County:     Magoffin   
    Relation:   Mother-in-law  
    Relatives:  Husband Mariar Murphy (W)

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