We are connected to both the Waccamaw-Siouan and Lumbee by BLOOD as well as Census, Wills, Birth and Death Records. DNA testing has helped link us not only to each other from Robeson County to New Hanover; but into the tribes themselves, thus helping us be able to connect our lineage.
To give a very clear connection of us to the Waccamaw-Siouan; we will only focus on the Chief’s of the Tribe here.
1. William James Freeman (1883-1966) is the son of James Lloyd Freeman (1848-1943). James Lloyd is the son of Mills Freeman Sr. (1888-?). Mills Sr. is the son of Moses Freeman Sr. (1780-?). Moses Sr. was the son of Roger Freeman (1753-?). Roger was the son of Abraham Freeman (1730-?). W.J. was the recognized Chief from 1924-1949.
2. Riley Timothy Freeman (1895-1974) is the son of James Lloyd Freeman (1848-1943) and the younger brother of Chief W.J. R.T.’s wife Mary Catherine Freeman (1897-1961) is the daughter of Joseph Huggins Freeman (1866-1920). Joseph is the son of Anthony Freeman (1814-?). Anthony is the son of Moses Freeman Sr. (1780-?) and older brother of Mills Freeman Sr. (1888-?). R.T. was the recognized Chief from 1949 – 1964.
3. Clifton Freeman Sr. (1919-1985) is the son of Chief W.J. Freeman and was the recognized Chief from 1964 – 1986.
4. Priscilla Freeman Jacobs (1940-?) is the daughter for Chief Clifton Freeman Sr. and was the recognized Chief from 1986 through early 2005.
5. Roscoe Jacobs (1922-2009) is the son of Jerry Jacobs (1876-1929) and Lucinda Patrick (1879-1963). Jerry is the son of Bedie Jacobs (1848-1920). Bedie is the daughter of John -Jacobs Sr. (1810-?) and Cyrena Sweenie Freeman (1820-1857). John Sr. is the son of Zachariah Jacobs (1753-1847). Zachariah is the son of Esther Jacobs (1736-?). Esther is the daughter of Primus Jacobs (1700-1765).
6. Lacy Wayne Freeman (1967-?) is the son of Lacy Dean Freeman (1944-?). Lacy Dean is the son of Chief Clifton Freeman Sr. (1919-1985) and younger brother to Chief Priscilla Freeman.