1900 Census, Catawba
Click on Thumbnail for larger Map!
Some Catawba 1900 Census, York Co., SC.
Native American Catawba Nation
Click on Thumbnail for larger Map!

1900 Census of South Carolina, York County, Indian Reservation 
                (same Enumeration District #100)
4 sheets, June 18th - 21st, 1900, 15 houses, of which 14 were Indian - 
(stamped pages 246 - 249)  In those 14 houses, 63 Indians & 2 white women.  
Every one of the Indians listes as Catawba tribe.  Of the Indians --
  14 full bloods (14)  ------------half Indian: 8 (10) Where's the other 2?
  7/8ths Indian: 11(11) ---------5/8ths Indian: 7 (7)         
  3/4ths Indian: 21 (17) --------white married in: 2   Total 65 (14 houses)

* Thus at the time of the 1900 Census - the average Catawba on the 
reservation was three-quarters Indian.  The youngest full blood was 
Louisa Blue, 19.  All of them spoke English.  
  #1, Betsea Harr is, 45 (43) 
      (born Sept. 1854; single, no children); 
      a farmer, born in Chester County; - 3/4 Indian.  
      Her mother Rhoda Harris, 69 (70) (born October 1830; 
      a widow  married 50 years ago, the mother of 6 children 
      of whom 3 still live); born in York County; half Indian.

  #2. S. T. Blue, 20 (27) (born August 1879, a farmer, half Indian), 
      married for 3 years past to Louisa Blue, 19 (born Dec. 1880, 
      a full blood, the mother of 1 child, who lives).  
      Son: Fred N. Blue, 8 (born October 1891, 3/4 Indian); 
      Dau: Nora Lily Blue, 6 (born May 1894, 3/4 Indian); 
      Son: Herbert Blue, 2 (born February 1895, 3/4 Indian).  
      His mother Margaret Brown 69 (62, born May 1838), a full blood.*

  #3. John Brown, 32 (33) (born October 1867), a farmer, 
      3/4 Indian - Actually  half indian; 
      his father born on "Indian Land").  
      Married for 11 years past to Rachel Brown, 25 
      (born  August 1874, 3/4 Indian, the mother of 4 children, all living).
      Son: Early Brown, (born Feb. 1891, attended school 6 months this year); 
      Dau: Sallie Brown, 6 (born Sept. 1893); 
      Dau: Zada Brown, 3 a girl (born July 1896); 
      Dau: Cora Brown, 1 (born August 1898).  
      The children all listed as 3/4 Indian; which is too high.

  #4. James Harris, 42 (born May 1858, 
      a farmer unemployed 3 months last year); a full blood.
                         * Actually sixty-nine
                         ^Actually born August 1872 or  73

  #5. David A. Harris (a full blood, 27 (28 on Jun 15), 
      born June 1872, a farmer unemployed 3 months last year), 
      married for 8 years past to Lizzie Harris, (26, three-quarters Indian,      
      born October 1873), the mother of 3 children, all living: 
      Dau: Edith B. Harris, 6 (born June 1893) 7/8ths Indian
      Son: Wade V. Harris, 4 (born November 1895) 7/8ths Indian
      Son: Richard J. Harris, 2 (born February 1898) 7/8ths Indian
      related to D. A. Harris: 
      Tom Stephen, 85, a full blood, born on "Indian Land";  
      unemployed 5 months last year. His parents born in 
      Fort Mill Township (Actually sixty-nine);
      also related (D.A. Harris's mother): 
      Sarah Harris, 68 (or sixty-nine), a full blood, born in Fort
      Mill Township (her parents born on "Indian Land").

   #6. James Watt, 41 (born April 1859), a farmer, half Indian, 
       born in Fort Mill township, unemployed 3 months last year.  
       Married for 20 years past to Mary J. Watt, 43 (born  
       February 1857), 3/4ths Indian, has never had any children.
       Lodger: Frank Canty, 24 (born March 1876), unemployed 3 
       months last year, a full  blood. - 
       Lodger: Lee Lucy (Lucy Lee?), 6, 7/8ths Indian, born April 1894.

   #7. John B. George, 20 (30) (born September 1879), a farmer unemployed 
       4 months last year, 7/8ths Indian.  His white wife, Ella Starnes, 
       22 (born May 1878); married to her for 10 months past; no children.  
       She was born at "N.S."(?) - Mr. George's mother, Margaret George, 
       54, half Indian (born November 1845), a widow, the mother of 5 
       children (3 still living). - Mr. George's sister, 14* (Lucy George, 
       14) (born November 1885), 3/4ths Indian. (Notice the illogic - 
       how can Mr. George be over 3/4ths Indian?)

   #8  David Ayres (should be Davis Ayers), 38 (born Dec. 1861; 3/4ths 
       Indian; a farmer; unemployed 3 months last year).  His wife wife, 
       Harriet Berry (35, bo rn 1865), married to her for 14 years past; 
       she's the mother of 4 children , all living, 2 was born in North 
       Carolina.  The children all listed as 5/8ths Indian 
       (again, illogical): 
       Annie Ayers, 11, born June 1888; 
       Wade Ayers, 9, born September 1890; 
       Mary Ayers, 4, born December 1895; and 
       John J. Ayers, 1, born September 1898.

   #9. Emily George, 56 (55) (born Dec. 1843, in Chester County; 
       3/4ths Indian, married for 17 years past, & the mother of 
       9 children, of whom 5 still live). Rents her farm. Children: 
       Della George, 19 (born Dec. 1881), single, half Indian, 
       Moronie George (15 (born August 1884), half Indian).  
       (Dove George in 1880)

   #10. B. P. Harris (Ben Harris), 29 (born Feb 1871), a full blood, 
        a farmer, married for 6 years past to Mary Harris *, 22 (23-24), 
        born May 1878), born in Fort Mill township, 3/4ths Indian, the 
        mother of 3 children, all living; 
        Sally H. Harris, 5, born April 1895, 7/8ths Indian; 
        Robert W. Harris, 2, born August 1897, 7/8ths Indian; 
        Nancy C. Harris, born October 1899, 7/8ths Indian.

   #11. Mary Harris, 65 (born May 1835 in "Indian Town"), a full blood, 
        a farmer, the mother of 2 children, both deceased.

   #12. Robert L. Harris, 32 (born September 1867), a full blood, 
        married for 12 years past; a farmer. - His mother Nancy 
        Harris, 65 (born may 1835 in "Indian Town"), a widow, 
        the mother of 6 children, of whom 3 still live 
        (Robert Lee Harris, Ben Harris, Billy Bowlegs)

   #13. Epp Harris, 60 (a famer, a full-blood, born on Indian Land, 
        his parents born in Fort Mill township). Married for 2 years 
        past to Martha Jane Harris, 40 (44), half Indian, the mother 
        of one child: 
        Margaret Harris, 21 (born August 1878), 3/4ths Indian.  
        Henry Canty, 28, a full blood.
        Della George, 20, born March 1880, 3/4ths Indian, 
        mother of 2 both living
        Missie George, 4, born March 1896, 7/8ths Indian.
        Cora George, 1, born Dec. 1899, 7/8ths Indian.

   #14. Lewis Gordon, 30 (born August 1869, half Indian; 
        his father from Providence, N.C.; & his, Lewis's, mother 
        from the reservation), a farmer, married for 12 years past 
        to Sallie Gordon, [#Seth Brown] 35 (37) 
        (born Dec. 1864, 3/4ths Indian), the mother of 3 children,
        all living;
        Nora Gordon, 15, born Sept. 1884, 5/8ths Indian
        Rhett Gordon, 2, born April 1898, 5/8ths Indian (Ruth)
        Lilly Irwini Gordon, a boy, 6 months, born April 1900, 5/8ths Indian

This file was contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: 
Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Aug. 11, 1998                         (prsjr@aol.com)

USGENWEB NOTICE:  In keeping with our policy of providing free information
on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, 
as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic 
pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation.
                This information was sent to me by:
                Subj: Catawba, Native Americans
                Date: Aug. 11, 1998 06:10:29 EDT
                From: Jean W. STRINGHAM (Zojea@aol.com)
                To:   Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. (PRSJR@aol.com)

Catawba - Index
NAI - Index
SFA - Index

Part of the SFA Native American Indian - Catawba Series! These records are part of the "History American Indian Profile©" by Volume - I. Sarratt/Sarrett/Surratt Family Profile©
Compiled and self Published in Jun. 29, 1993 by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. with the assistance of my late mother
Mrs. M. Lucille (WILSON) SARRETT (1917-1987) The SFA "Work-Books" were compiled by "General, Languages, Tribes, Treaties, Wars, How to Research NA Ancestors, Bibliographies". In 1996 I started "Up-Loading" this material on the Sarratt/Sarrett/Surratt Families of America (SFA)© site. ..prs

Would like to Exchange and Share information on SARRATT / SARRETT / SURRATT Families, contact me at:

E-Mail: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Auburn, CA.

Text - Copyright © 1996-2007 Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.
Created: Dec. 01, 1996; Aug. 10, 2001;  Nov. 24, 2001;  Sep. 10, 2007;