Our American Indian roots come from Naomi Dickson, mother of Elizabeth Dickson, wife of William Harrison Leeper.
On the Seneca Nation Census year 1855 for Warwick, N.Y. Elizabeth Dickson, Wife of William Harrison Leeper, when asked by the census taker, “Where were you born”, she said: Seneca.
Census questions for this time in column 10 were (What State were you born or what Country)
The Seneca Nation has rules for MEMBERSHIP into the Nation.
Enrollment/membership in the Seneca Nation of Indians is based on MATRILINEAL descent. In other words, the mother must be an enrolled member in order for the children to be enrolled. Keep in mind that census records list ONLY members. If an enrolled Seneca man married a non-Seneca woman, the names of the wife and the resulting non-enrolled children DO NOT APPEAR in the Seneca records.
Under “Chart” above you will fine a MATRILINEAL timeline for all known family Seneca women. If any of these entries are your ancestors and you are matrilineal descendents then you would be qualified after the Sececa Nation confirms Naomi or Elizabeth as registered members.