Carney and Miller - Migrated From Delware to Michigan - Late 1850's early 1860's
Native Americans were not allowed to own property of any kind because they were not considered citizens of this land. It was not until 1924 that Congress recognized Native Americans as United States citizens. Therefore, anyone who was identified as an Indian was placed on a reservation. For this reason, many Native Americans hid their identity to keep their cultural heritage a secret.
My maternal Grandmother(Elnora Parrish Williams)was the daughter of Elizabeth Miller Parrish, born 25, Nov, 1849,to Enoch Miller and Phoebe A. Carney Miller in Duck Creek Hundred, Kent County, Delaware. Phoebe A.Carney Miller was a descendant of the Delaware Moors, who were a Colonial Mixed-Race Native American Community. This unique group of people, descendants of Nanticoke(Tidewater People)Native Americans, some of whom inter-married with whites, some with blacks,have maintained a seperate and unique community, despite all attempts to force assimilation, for close to 300 years. They still exist today in Kent County, Delaware.