Recently Discovered Heritage


I recently found out that I am a descendant of Catoneras and Cornelius Jensen Van Texel (Van Tassel). I was curious to know if you possibly had any other information or reference material that could help me more accurately pinpoint that part of the lineage. I recently contacted Marilyn Maxfield King who is a descendant of Wyandanch and there are many conflicting stories and many do not even associate Catoneras with Wyandanch stating he was too old to father her etc. and that she was not associated with the Montaukett but rather the Matinecock. I would really like to know my Native American roots as would my brother who is the expert on the Van Tassel history and has it traced back to 1620.

I was adopted as a baby and recently discovered my actual lineage so this is very exciting to me. This is not an attempt to pursue for personal gain or celebrity of any kind. This is wonderful history and I am so glad I am part of it. If you have any information I would appreciate hearing from you my home email is .

Thank you so much for your time.


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