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James Matthew Streams

Birth:
17 Feb 1900 Prince George County, Maryland
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Death:
16 Jul 1965 Loch Raven Hospital, Maryland
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Bernice Anita Rodgers
18 Mar 1926 – 2 Aug 1995

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Names Which the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indians, Who Once Inhabited This Country, Had Given to Rivers, Streams, Places, &c. &c. within the Now States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia: And Also Names of Chieftains and Distinguished Men of That Nation; With the Significations of Those Names, and Biographical Sketches of Some of Those Men. By the Late Rev. John Heckewelder, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Communicated to the American Philosophical Society April 5, 1822 , and Now Published by Their Order; Revised and Prepared for the Press by Peter S. Du Ponceau (Volume 4) - Page 22

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ON INDIAN NAMES. 371 Popular Names. Proper Names, with Remarks. WASHINGTON COUNTY. Wheeling Creek. . . . Wihlink, the place of the head. The Indians report, that a pri- soner taken by them in one of their wars had there been put to death and his head stuck up on a sharpened pole. Cross Creeks....Wewuntschi Saquik. The words imply two streams emptying themselves into a river directly opposite to each other; as is here the case, where they empty into the Ohio; and both bear the same name. Catfish Camp. . , . . Wisamekink, the place where the Indians named Wisamek (catfish) resided. This place was on or near where the town of Washington is built. WESTMORELAND, FAYETTE, AND GREEN COUNTIES. Kiskemanitas.Gieschgumanito, make day light, cause it to become day light. Kiskaminetas. (The circumstance which gave rise to this matter is already taken notice of under the head of Armstrong county.) Loyalhannon Creek. . . Lawelhanne, the middle branch [stream). Beaver Dam Creek. . . Amochkpasink, where the beavers have shut up the stream by making a dam across the creek. Yoxiogani....Juhwiakhanne, a stream running a contrary or indirect course. Youghiogeny. Ohiopyle......................Ohiopehelle. See page 369. Red Stone Creek. . . . Machkachsinhanne, red stone creek; or machkachsinnink, at the place of the red stones. Manaltin.................Menaltink, the place where we drank. …

Historical Map of Pennsylvania. Showing the Indian Names of Streams, and Villages, and Paths of Travel; the Sites of Old Forts and Battle-Fields; the Successive Purchases From the Indians; and the Names and Dates of Counties and County Towns; With Tables of Forts and Proprietary Manors - Page 7

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^e.v\. v^twx. \A\sW \ cja\ s> oo \ Vy HISTORICAL MAP PENNSYLVANIA. SHOWING THE INDIAN NAMES OF STREAMS, AND VILLAGES, AND PATHS OF TRAVEL; THE SITES OF OLD FORTS AND BATTLE-FIELDS; THE SUCCESSIVE PURCHASES FROM THE INDIANS; AND THE NAMES AND DATES OF COUNTIES AND COUNTY TOWNS; TABLES OF FORTS AND PROPRIETARY MANORS. EDITED BY P. W. SHEAFER AND OTHERS. PUBLICATION FUND OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 820 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. 1875.

Names Which the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indians, Who Once Inhabited This Country, Had Given to Rivers, Streams, Places, &c. &c. within the Now States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia: And Also Names of Chieftains and Distinguished Men of That Nation; With the Significations of Those Names, and Biographical Sketches of Some of Those Men. By the Late Rev. John Heckewelder, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Communicated to the American Philosophical Society April 5, 1822 , and Now Published by Their Order; Revised and Prepared for the Press by Peter S. Du Ponceau (Volume 4) - Page 8

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ON INDIAN NAMES. 357 Popular Names. Proper Names, with Remarks. Nockoimxon................Nachanixink, at the three houses, or where the three houses are; Nockanixon. nacha, three; wikwam, ahouse; ink, local terminctHon. Lackamissa...................Legauimsa, legauiksa, the sandy ground, the sundy spot of land. Cohocksink................Cuweuhackink, pine lands, where the timber is principally pine. NORTHAMPTON AND LEHIGH COUNTIES. Saucon Creek..............Sacunk. This word properly denotes the outlet of a smaller Saconna. stream into a larger one. It is common, and is used in the same sense among many tribes of Indians connected with the Delawares. The Chippeways say Sagginow. Macungy...................Machkunschi, the harbouring or feeding place of bears. . . . . . Lechauhanne, the forks occasioned by the conflux of two rivers, as where the river Lehigh falls into the Delaware at Easton. Lehikton.....................Lawithanne. The proper name for the Bush Kill by Easton. Leheigton. The word signifies a stream between others. Lehicton. Easton Town...............Lechauwitank, the town within the forks. Lehigh....................Neither of these words is the proper name of this river, which Lecha. is only known to the Indians by the great crossing place on it. The Indians have three general words whereby they distin- guish that which resembles a fork, and are very particular therein. Lechauwak is the standard word for every thing that is forked, except with rivers and roads, where a ter- mination is added to that word to distinguish it. Thus, lechau-hanne is the forks of streams; lechau-wichen, the forks at parting of roads, or where these meet together. They say lechauweki, or lechauwekink, when they speak of the country which we call the forks, …

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