May 2009 Genealogy Queries

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Maria
Query: Hello, I am looking in on my ancestry on my fathers side. I was told by a family member that my surname (White) is actually Whitehorse and I am actually of native American descent. The claim is that the name was changed by my great, great grand father due to the racism he endured her in PA. The family is from Homestead PA, we do look like we are native American, my father and I look the most though, but looks can be deceiving. I have very little information about my fathers family, just a few stories about our history but I can prove or dis-prove these claims. Does anyone know of a man who's last name was Whitehorse from the late 1800's early 1900's from the town of homestead, he helped build the first paved roads in that area, he was a laborer, his great grand son is Walter White and great, great grandson Charles White? Any information would be appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


J Madewell
Query: I am looking for the line of Elizabeth Robertson and James Madewell. Family story is that Elizabeth moved from Tn to Arkansas with James, but divorced him in about 1842-43 and moved back to Tenn with her son, Moses Madewell. James is shown as "M" on the 1850 Arkansas census. I found Elizabeth (listed as Robertson) and Moses on the 1850 census in Tennessee, and Elizabeth later listed as "Madewell," living with Moses and his wife Dicy Swallows, in the 1870 Tenn census. She died abt 1889, I believe. All that to say that I'm trying to trace this James Madewell's ancestry. Was he perhaps Cherokee/part Cherokee? Some family historians say his father was a John Madewell who moved from Rowan County NC to Tennessee. Any help with this lineage would be appreciated. My father-in-law is 89 (the grandson of Moses Madewell) and I'm tracing this for him. THANKS in advance!
Posted: May 2009


Jeanne
Query: I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother Lilly Burns Wiggins, I was told she was half Cherokee. I'd like to verify this information. She married Jim "UTE" Wiggins. I know they lived in or around Swain Co. NC. There Daughter Dixie E. Wiggins Farly is my grandmother.
Posted: May 2009


Leon L. Manning
Query: I am attempting to find information on NANCY ELIZABETH (BETSY) ROSE. She was born in Lenox, Madison County, New York between 1815 and 1820. She married ETHIEL CUSHMAN WALKER about 1835.
Posted: May 2009


Jerry Prater
Query: I am trying to contact Linda Bradley who was trying to find some information on Obedience "Biddy" Prater in query 27. Obedience was my ggggrandmother. If she would please contact me I would like to talk to her and maybe help each other.
Posted: May 2009


C Holcomb
Query: I would like to find documentation on Lucy BOLAND, born 1759 in PA, who is possibly a child of Cherokee Chief BLACKFOX.
Posted: May 2009


Miriam
Query: Looking for all and any information on my grandmother a cherokee indian (mixed blood) Anna eunice Davis. I believe most people knew her as Eunice, born 1848 Ohio. It is my understanding she is the daughter of a full blooded cherokee woman whoms name maybe Nancy?
Posted: May 2009


Vicky Copher
Query: I am looking for any information about my grandfather, HERBERT LEIGHTON BUSH, who was married to a SUSAN (SUSIE) EVELYN HOLDER. My grandfather was born in Cartage TN about 14 march 1885-1889. He died in 1932 in KY.
Posted: May 2009


Sherry Elrod
Query: Search for parents of Solena R. Dalton,female, b. April 24, 1841 in Polk Co., NC. Search for Cherokee ancestors or decendents and anyone who is registered with the Cherokee Registry from this lineage.
Posted: May 2009


Bonita Gudino
Query: My great grandfathers name was Joseph Richard Hill. His wife was full blood indian name Darcus. Love to find anything on my great grandmother.
Posted: May 2009


Jo Ann Jowers
Query: I am searching for the parents of Joel Mannen Scott, my 3rd great grandfather. He was Cherokee and members of the family lived on the reservation in Oklahoma. I think it was Stillwater. He lived in Franklin County, Alabama. His wife Melissa Randolph was also Indian, Cherokee it is said. Her grandfather John Randolph, married a Cherokee maiden and brought her to Big Bear Creek in Alabama and raised their family there. One son was named George, he is the father of Melissa. I would appreciate any information that would help me locate and identify their lineage.
Posted: May 2009


Kim Ramey Wooldridge
Query: My father DWANE RAMEY mentioned years ago that we might have Cherokee ancestry. I would love to verify the validity. My grandfather was FAUN O.RAMEY (he changed his name from ALFONZO to FAUN) and he was married to HAZEL (do not remember last name). Any help is greatly appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


Sandra D. Howard
Query: My family on my father's side came from Pineville, Ky. Hazzard county. They were the Howards and Brocks and LeFever's. Is there anyone who has any knowledge of them? They were of Cherokee decent, and I would love to know who my Cherokee ancestors were.
Posted: May 2009


Barb Shubert
Query: Looking for information on my grandmother, VESTA VIOLA HAWKINS. b. 1924 Jersey CO, Il, d. 1978 IL. She was married to Omer Esto Shaw.
Posted: May 2009


Nicole Streeet
Query: My grandmother Estella Street her mother was Earstine Phelp her mom name was Kate Womack I really would like to know if she was married to a Deroin or any one else if there are other realtives out there.
Posted: May 2009


LaVerne Ratzlaff
Query: I am searching the Daniel family from N.C. GA. TX. and OK. Isham Daniel, Littleton Daniel, Benton Daniel and my grandfather John F Daniel. I have posted query's but have had a change in my e-mail address. Also researching Russell family, Hance family, and Graham family. Hope someone out there can help me with some of these families.
Posted: May 2009


Brenda Joiner
Query: Would it be possible if you could tell me if you have anyone by the Surname of DANIEL or VINCENT in your lists? Thank you for any assistance you can give in this matter. BTW, the DANIEL and VINCENT families I am searching for originated in South Carolina and Alabama.
Posted: May 2009


Irene Sumas
Query: "Dutch" Archie Harry Latham and Bonnie Holt.
Posted: May 2009


Colette Metcalf
Query: I am looking for the wife of Jerry McGowlin Harris. She is the daughter of Chief Harris in the 1700's. Their son's second wife was Catherine King. Also I am looking for the wife of Warren Wallace in Tennessee. Her name was Mourning Raspberry. I believe both of these women were Cherokee. It is for my genealogy only and not for anything else. Thank you for your help.
Posted: May 2009


NaShawnda Rice
Query: What percentage of Blackfoot American Indian am I if my great great grandmother was full blooded Blackfoot Indian and my great great grandfather was white?
Posted: May 2009


Christine Waters Smith
Query: Smith Lineage - Any information for the Smith family of Bristol, Virginia (Samuel Wilburn Smith and Sally m. about 1920) would be helpful. This is my husband's grandparents. His father was Samuel Wilburn Smith, Jr. It is believed that Samuel Sr. was part Cherokee. Also Overbey- Henry Overbey of Kentucky originally..moved to East St. Louis, Missouri. Henry married Irene Powell in 1920? My mother, Ella Mae Overbey Waters was told as a child that her paternal grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee.
Posted: May 2009


Connie Martinson
Query: I have been told by my grandmother that her mother was Cherokee. Her name was Annie Bell. She married a man named Harris, who died later. Then she married a man named Greer and another named Aston. I am the only living member of my maternal side and I cannot find any information. Can anyone help?
Posted: May 2009


Sandy Welch
Query: My mothers mother died when she was born. Her name was Zora Sharp and her mothers name was Mae (or May?) Etta Sharp. Is there anyone that can give me information on anywhere I can go to claim my heritage. Zora came of the reservation in Tennessee (I think around Crossville), But they changed the county and I am not sure. I do not have a birthday for Zora but she had to have been born sometime between 1906-1909, as she married my grandfather April of 1928 and had my mother in 1929. I am not sure when Mae Etta died, but I was told when she passed she lived in Washington. I have wanted to find this information for years and tried once but did not havethe name Mae Etta at the time.
Posted: May 2009


Robert Singleton
Query: Looking for info on family Haywood and Macon counties NC. Great-grandmother Emaline Blanton Sorrels married John Sorrels 1880's had 5 children Edwin, Wilna, Lee, Lucille, Lena.
Posted: May 2009


Judie Worrell
Query: Looking for relatives. Grandmother's name was Sadie "Running Deer" Odin (or Odon or Oakman?). was married to or lived with John Wesley Jones (he reportedly worked for railroad). They lived in Paducah, KY. My father (her son) as born around 1912 so the late 1890's onward would be the timeframe, I think.
Posted: May 2009


Tessa Mitchell
Query: My Grandmother always told me that we were part Cherokee from my Grandfather's side of the family. My Grandfather's name is John Roy Shackelford Jr. and his father was Sr. and his father was named Sam, from what I've been told. I was told that Sam didn't sign up for the roll because he thought it was basically a scam. I would love to find out anything that could help me in my search.
Posted: May 2009


Crystal Wilson
Query: I have been told that my Great Great Grandfather Nathaniel Stigall born in 1827 in Virginia was a full blooded Cherokee Indian. I have not been able to locate the names of his parents. Would you have any information or lead me in the righ direction?
Posted: May 2009


Laura Sheets
Query: Do you have information on the SEAL (also called SEALS & SEALES)family in and arround what is now Warren County, Tennessee? I am trying to find Lousinda SEAL (also called Elizabeth) who married William Lawson (called Lawson) MOONEYHAM in 1899. They farmed near the town of McMinnville. They had about five children, the only one I can name is Fannie May Mooneyham Dickson. Found an obituary for Lawson, but can't find any mention anywhere else of Lousinda/Elizabeth Seal. The family story says she was either half or fully Cherokee, from "those wild Indians on the mountain top". Does anyone recognize her name, and know who her parents were? Thanks for any help.
Posted: May 2009


Reta Dearing
Query: My aunt traced our genealogy back several generations and managed to find our role number and saved all the information on her computer. Unfortunately the computer crashed and she lost it all. Including our role number and all the information she gathered. I am trying to rebuild the information she gathered. I was only able to trace back to my great grandmother. Her name was Iva Starr she was born in 1896 in Scott County Arkansas. She married my great grandfather Walter Eugene Dickens in either 1910 or 1911 and had my grandfather Hershel Lee Dickens in 1918. Any information as to who Iva's parents were would be very helpful.
Posted: May 2009


Linda Steinberg
Query: My great grandmother was 100% Cherokee. Lived in Phila. Pa. and mostly Balto. Md. How would I learn more of her heritage? Her name was Florence Lookingland Norris.
Posted: May 2009


Tammi
Query: I am supposed to be a descendant of Nathan Kirkland. I am from Tellico Plains TN. If any one can help.
Posted: May 2009


Jessica
Query: JENNIFER MULDER!!!!!!!!!! Please email me. I am researching my family and found ANNIS DIXON AND ALSO AN ELIZABETH BETSY ROBERTSON! I AM TRYING TO EMAIL YOU BUT IT ISN'T WORKING. PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY. WE MIGHT BE RELATED. ANNIS DIXON DATES BACK TO 1794/1810-1880.
Posted: May 2009


Lisa Lease
Query: I am seeking information on a William Jefferson Martin whose parents were ______ Martin and an Unknown Indian William Jefferson Martin born about 1829 in SC married Margaret Matilda Harrison and had three children wiliam j Martin jr, Thomas Newton Martin and Margaret Martin. He had 2 brothers James Elbert and John W Martin any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


Jack Stiles
Query: My grandfather was GROVER CLEVELAND STILES born 1905 grandmother MOLLY MALENE ROSS born 1910 I was told both had cherokee heritage.
Posted: May 2009


Ginger Merrifield
Query: I am looking for information on my Husbands Grandmother. Her maiden name was Edna Marie Ford, born 1917 and died 1987 in Fort Worth, Texas. My husband believes that she was part blackfoot and part Cherokee. She was married to William Merrifield and Otto Tucker. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


John Nicholas
Query: My great great grandfather was full blooded Cherokee. His adopted parents James Duggins and Emily Naylor Duggins of Garrard Kentucky. He was a Civil war veteran. He was born July of 1838 (the year of trail of tears) I am trying to find if there were any adoption records for the native american children going into white homes.
Posted: May 2009


Gearidean Morgan
Query: MORGAN-Edward Morgan married Fannie Mae (Taylor) they had children by the names of Andrew Edward-Marion-Thelma-Jackson-Bryon Orlando
Posted: May 2009


Sarah Hines-Williams
Query: I am looking for information on my Great-Grandmother. I was told she was full blood indian, and was brought to Oklahoma after her and her sister were taken from their families. Her name was BERTHA MAY HAWKINS. I was told she was either full blood cherokee or Oglala Lakota, and brought from SD to a cherokee reservation before her and her sister were adopted out. Do you have any record of any of this? Apparently she kept her heritage in a bible that was recently stolen.
Posted: May 2009


Joyce Gray
Query: Was Barrett a common surname among the Cherokee Indians. I was told my great-grandfather either that one of our Barrett ancestors was Indian or married a full blood Cherokee. Where should I begin my research?
Posted: May 2009


Jan Mckinley
Query: My grandfather George Mckinley married Elizabeth Whitehead, left her in Knoxvill, TN and went to Cherokee, NC where he had another family. Rumor in family was his grandmother was full-blood Cherokee the daughter of a chief and the man she married they lived in east Tn It was alleged that he was a violent man and their cabin burned and his body was never recovered she was accused but with no body she was never charged. I would love to find details if possible I am the daughter of Roy J Mckinley and I know I have cherokee blood If there are any records I would love to have them.
Posted: May 2009


Liz Hoffmann
Query: My grandmother Ossie lee Warren was born in Alabama in 1888. Her sister was Mattie Lou. Ossie's mom was full blood Cherokee. Who was my great grandmother? I was never told. I would like this knowledge for my children.
Posted: May 2009


Krystal Whitlock
Query: I am looking for any information about my grandfather, Paul Edward Bettis, born august 31,1930. I am told he is cherokee. Any information about him and other ancestors would be wonderful.
Posted: May 2009


Cindy L. Norlinger
Query: Mary Bell STYLES born: July 08, 1894 Cherokee Reservation Duplin Co. North Carolina, married Jasper Henderson, 6 children. Died Mary Bell COOPER March 23, 1935 in Wilmington, North Carolina buried at Oakdale Cemetary there in Wilmington.
Posted: May 2009


James M Elrod III
Query: Lookin for Elrod that are around the Vigo county area in Indiana or that are related to the Elrod family or people that have family ties to us I would like to find family relatives and learn more history of our family origins.
Posted: May 2009


Char
Query: I have always been told that my family had Cherokee roots. I have traced back to Martin Denson (TN), father of Samuel Denson (VA), grandfather of Granville W Denson(VA. I am at a loss to find any information about Martin and beyond. Any help?
Posted: May 2009


Dennis Sloan
Query: I have a great-great grand father-full blooded Cherokee. He was born in Jefferson Co., TN. His name was William Riley Smith, born on March 10, 1856. I don't know much more about his family before this date. What was his parents names and were they on the Dawes list. I think they were involved in the Trail of Tears.
Posted: May 2009


Sheryl
Query: Eli Eljiah Smith
Posted: May 2009


Richard Opela
Query: My grandmother's name was Sarah Lucinda Goodwin.I have been told she was one half cherokee. Is there anyone who would know. Thanks.
Posted: May 2009


Robert Anthony Williams
Query: Am great grandson of Mary Fairllene Davis-Morris and William L. Morris of Pontoc Missippi my grandmother was Nellie melvine morris i am looking for records to confirm my lineage from reservation of whom my great great grandparents were can anyone help or point me in right direction.
Posted: May 2009


Patricia Quinn Meigs
Query: Looking for a Winifred Nancy BRAY. She was born in about 1805 in either NC or TN. Married unknown TEAGUE in about 1826 in TN. It is possible her father was Joseph BRAY, but we have nothing on her at all. Can anyone help?
Posted: May 2009


Jo Lachney
Query: I have been researching my family origin and have found that Adeline Monette who married John Thomas White May 20th,1858 happens to be my gr gr gr gr gr grandmother. I am curious to know if she was full blooded Cherokee? I have photos of her and John Thomas White.
Posted: May 2009


Shelta Shrum
Query: I am trying desperately to fill in some gaps on my Cherokee Ancestory, John Wesley Johnson. In the Indian Rights Application that his son, Jacob B. L. Johnson completed and filed in the early 1900's he mentioned that a close associate and relative of his family in East Tennessee. Does anyone have any idea who this might have been? John Wesley JOhnson was born cir 1816, NC.
Posted: May 2009


Ronald W. Logue
Query: Mariah Gilmore is my gggrandmother. Am told by my father, s.hartman logue that she was indian but have nothing on paper saying this. If anyone knows anything please let me know. Her madian name was gooch/gouge.
Posted: May 2009


Ronald W. Logue
Query: Does anyone have any info on Mariah Gooch Gouge Gilmore? She was married to John Gilmore. Any info on any of these people would be graet. Pics to? Was she native?
Posted: May 2009


Danielle Williams
Query: My Great, Great Grandmother is supposedly a Cherokee indian chief's daughter. They were in Bowie, Texas. I can't find out who she was or who her father was. My great grandmother was Lucy Carr - died in Tarrant County, TX in 1927. Her mother was the chief's daughter (possibly married someone named Brewer)?
Posted: May 2009


Shelley
Query: I am trying to locate anyone that may know the Jordan family tree. Pete Jordan was the owner of many slaves that fathered 1 child by a slave woman named Mary (African about 6' tall that they called Sunshine). Mary was 106 when she died and gave birth to 13 other children by a slave that she never married and gave the last name of Jordan to all of them after the slave owner. The father of the 13 was believed to be Mr. Jennings. This was believed to take place near Garysburg, NC or near a place called Seaboard. Ther was also a person in the family named Bristoe which was 7' tall and had his hands listed as legal weapons because they were said to be so large and dangerous. If you have any information or leads, please contact me. Thanks.
Posted: May 2009


Bonna Dale Gillespie
Query: I am looking for the parents of John Bixby-Bixbey born in ohio 1838 married to Margaret Collins born 1842 in Illinois and also her parents lived maybe in Pike County Illinois.
Posted: May 2009


Bonna Dale Gillespie
Query: I am looking for the genealogy and parents of John Bixby bixbey born 1838 in ohio married to Margaret Collins born 1842 in Illinois. Also her parents which may have lived in Pike County Illinois.
Posted: May 2009


Issac M Bristow
Query: I am looking for genealogy and parents of Isaac M Bristow born 1829 in kentucky. He married mary ann polly heavner born 1828 in kentucky. They married 1848 in pike county illinois. Also genealogy of her parents.
Posted: May 2009


Arlene Mobley
Query: I am looking for information on my husbands family. I have been told that his great grandmother was 100% Cherokee but I have not been able to find any proof yet. Her name was Allie V. HOGGARD born about 1901 in Martin County, N.C. Her father was Henderson C. HOGGARD b. about1853-1857 in either Bertie or Martin County, N.C. Her mother was Marsella GARDNER born about 1876 in N.C. Hendersons father was David HOGGARD Jr born about 1830 in Bertie Co, NC. His mother was Mary JERNIGAN born about 1836 in North Carolina. Any help you can offer would be very appreciated. Thank you!
Posted: May 2009


Pal Mallette
Query: My father's grandmother or great-grandmother and Will Roger's grandmother or great-grandmother were sisters. My father was Zachary Berryman and his mother was Ratty Thompson. My father's sister, Mary Etta or Mary Elizabeth Berryman may have been born in Pennslyvania.
Posted: May 2009


Monte Haun
Query: I sent EMails to Tari Adams and Tiffani Conner with information I thought would interest them, but both messages came back Undeliverable. I will resend them if they will contact me..
Posted: May 2009


Delonda
Query: My Great-Grandmother lived in Halifax. Was told she was pure Cherokee. Jesse "Kanowa" Pegram was the Maiden name I think. She married a Thomas Crawford who was mixed African American and Irish. She died before my father was even born. I don't know her parents first names. Just wanted to know the connection to Cherokee with her.
Posted: May 2009


Bren
Query: I would like to know if anyone has information on a Merrill Baker of Jackson County, Ky. and information on his parents. He was born in 1844 and married to Lucinda van Winkle. Also the descendants of a Sherrod Baker of Madison County.
Posted: May 2009


Lila Martin
Query: My Great Grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee Indian that came from Kennett Missouri around the late 1800's to Arkansas. They traveled by wagon to Arkansas. Her maiden name (probably given to her) was JOHNSON. She married my great grandfather whose name was Charlie West. I don't have the marriage date. I want to know if I still have living relatives in Kennett Missouri, and if you can find the name of the original tribe she came from.
Posted: May 2009


Calvin Stucker
Query: I am searching for information on the BREEDEN ancestral line in my family. My mother told me that her grandfather,Greenberry(Greenbriar) Breeden, was a full blooded Cherokee Indian taken and raised by missionaries when the Army raided their village. Any help on the BREEDEN line would be much appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


Jaime Stephenson
Query: My great great great grandmother sarah elizabeth duck married an abbott. this was around 1886. her father was a duck and mother was an edwards. any info please.
Posted: May 2009


Michael LeCompte
Query: It is my understanding from sketchy family history that my Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Garrett "Sandy" McCauley born 4 Jan 1802 Waynesboro, VA and died 15 Mar 1881 in Huff, W. VA married Elizabeth Herron on 1 May 1828 born 27 Aug 1811 in Rockingham, VA and died 29 Nov 1902 in Huff, W. VA was either the son of or was himself a Cherokee Chief. Anyone with ANY information on this please contact me with details. Any time day or night. Thank you in advance. Pictures would be highly appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


Judy Hastings
Query: My husband is trying to trace his Cherokee family tree. His father's name is Walter Matthew Hastings. He can remembr his grandmothers maiden name was Alma Young. He thinks his grandfathers name was Matthew Townsand Hastings. beyond that he knows nothing. Can anyone help us.
Posted: May 2009


Pamela McKay
Query: I am looking for information on Mary Ulan "Polly" Rosson (married John Norman). Born 1820 in Marshall Tenn., died 1882 in Gainsville, Texas. Family records state she was full cherokee.
Posted: May 2009


Nova Blevins
Query: My ggrandparents were Willie McCue and Benjamin "Crawley" Grinstead, Crawley was the son of John J. Grinstead, he was a surgion in the Civil War. He met his wife Louisa Field in Hempstead Co. AR. They later moved to Keyesville, MO, where my Grandfather Tillie "Martin" was born. Crawley and Willie divorced, he married a Jones in Indian Territory and she married Logan Agee in MO and the also removed to IT. Louisa's mother was Mary jane Trimble. Willie's father was David McCue, David was first married to Martha McNeel, they had 18 children. He and Litisha Sportsman Leeper had six children, Willie was born in 1865 in MO. Wille told my mother and her siblings that they were 1/16TH Cherokee and to always remember, to never forget. I have a picture of her and she is Indian. We are related to the Ashby's and the Younger brother's also. If anyone can connect with my family, please do, I have tried for 40 year's to find trace the Indian blood line and cannot find the link.
Posted: May 2009


Little Feather
Query: Can I get any help without paying arm and leg??
Posted: May 2009


Mary Borror
Query: My great grandmother, Anna Rebecca AYERS, born June 8, 1879 in Pendleton County WV, died July 5, 1967 in Parsons, Tucker County, WV was of Cherokee blood. Her parents were John Moses Ayers, b. abt. 1854 possibly in Patrick County VA, & Nancy Shreve/Shreeve. I believe John M.'s father to be William H. Ayers.John M. married Nancy Shreve. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mary "Sissy" Borror
Posted: May 2009


Donna Roth
Query: Looking for Tabitha Talley from Carterville, Il married to Frank Griffith may have died around 1937.
Posted: May 2009


Debora Ewing
Query: Mary Jane Lucy "came by horseback from Georgia with her slaves" to marry my Ewing Ancestor in Alabama. Any info on Lucy family from GA or AL appreciated. Possible other name is Sarah Leary, but I think this is a different person.
Posted: May 2009


Terry Painter
Query: Grand father Joseph Walter Morse, believed to have been born Bigelow AK, around 1891 to Wilborn Morse and Fanny Crew. Fanny was my Great Grandmother and Cherokee. At the age of 95 I interviewed my grandfather for a college paper. Sorry I did not ask more specific questions. His father was forced to join military service as a very young man. He was delivering milk and was told he was now a soldier of the Civil war. I heard it was the Union army that enlisted him. Joseph was born after his parents were on the Trail of Tears. He said siblings had died on the trail. They were then forced to move from Bigelow to Indian territory. Father died as a veteran of the civil war from malaria at Fort Smith AK around 1901. Not sure the spelling of Great Grandfather's name is correct. Grant Grandfather was a Baptist minister in Bigelow AK. Fanny could not go to chruch with him.
Posted: May 2009


Sarah Dill
Query: I am looking for my granmothers madian name. She was full blood chrokee. All I know is her name was Martha Elizaeth and was born aug. 29, 1877. She married Garth Hobbs. I can't find anything with her madian name.
Posted: May 2009


Barbara L Sowers
Query: For the longest time I never knew that there was any Indian blood in my veins. Odd though, how I just naturally was good at anything animal or herbal, How I recieve messages and direction from animals, birds, and in my sleep from spirit. In time I began to hear stories about crazy old great aunt Sarah, the Indian woman who raised and loved horses and grew herbs on her farm in kentucky. At 80 years of age she still had a horse, talked to him and spoke of talking to spirits. I never met her and all my family that I could ask is gone. I am guessing that she was my grandmother Susan diane JONES Sowers' sister. Again guessing her name was Sarah JONES. Daughter? of JOHN JONES from Beattyville Ky or at least Susan was born there according to her obituary. In the obituary Rebecca was listed as the mother of Susan. I have found absolutely nothing in Lee County or Beattyville. Can anyone help me?
Posted: May 2009


John Clinard
Query: I am interested in any info available concerning Chief Quintana Carter. Can you help me?
Posted: May 2009


Matthew Sullivan
Query: I am trying to find out any information about my grandfathers link to cherokee blood. His name was Earl Wayne Sullivan, born in Kansas. One of 5 brothers, Melvin, Marvin, Earl, Robert(Bob), and Doyle. In fact I believe it was my grandfathers great grandfather who married a cherokee woman. Again, any information would help point me in the right direction.
Posted: May 2009


Vanessa (Williams) Heller
Query: Looking for info on my great grandfather William Thomas Williams, full-blooded Cherkoee possibly born in Missouri. Married Ione Carlton. Their son is Remus Doyle (Don) Williams.
Posted: May 2009


LaVerne Ratzlaff
Query: Am looking for Barkhamer and Graham, OK., AR., PA. Also looking for Daniel an Russell in KY., Ga., Texas and OK. Any one reserching these names would like to hear from you.
Posted: May 2009


Gary Rosenberg
Query: Looking for Sha Jones Horsey. In 2003 posted she was looking for info on ggGrandma. I have tried to contact but no response. Don't know if address is still good? I need info on the Horseys myself please contact.
Posted: May 2009


Mary Ann Powell Goins
Query: Searching for information about James White, died about 1806, possibly married to Rachel. Father of Anna White who married James Powell and lived in Cleveland County NC. James and Anna's children: Elisabeth, Jane Adeline, Joseph Wells, Andrew Jackson.
Posted: May 2009


Ronald W. Logue
Query: My gggrandmother was Mariah Gouge Gooch. Was told she was native.
Posted: May 2009


Maurica Massey
Query: I am looking for information on my ancestors, who I was told was full blooded Cherokee Abigale/Abigail L DOWNEY. She married Samuel L Martin around 1820 in SC. They moved to North GA to Hart Co and she was to have passed in either 1850/1860 not sure. I was told she was in her early 50's so that would have been 1850. They had three children and is belived to be buried in Hart Co GA.
Posted: May 2009


Kelton
Query: I am currently looking to prove/disprove a family legend. I am looking for a connection to the Cherokee through the parents of John M. Owen. John M. Owen Born: Abt 1816; Kentucky. Married: Matilda J. (maiden unknown). I am looking for information on Matilda particularly. I have yet to find her prior to her marrying John Owen or to discover a maiden name. I believe there could be a Cherokee connection with her. John and Matilda moved to Indiana and resided in Clark, Montgomery, Indiana by 1860. All children were born in Indiana (according to the census I've found) so the actual move took place earlier obviously. Children as of 1860: Prissilla j Owen 18, Susan Owen 17, Elizabeth J Owen 15, William G Owen 12, Margaret M Owen 8, dau, Letta M Owen 6, dau, Marthy e Owen 5, dau, Josiah Owen 2, dau [JESSIE], Benjamin F Owen 9.12, son. I am also looking into the parents of William Davis. Home in 1880: Eel River, Hendricks, Indiana, William Davis, Birthplace: Kentucky, Wife's Name: Catharine, Wife's birthplace: Kentucky, Race: White, Gender: Male, Household Members: Name Age: William Davis 60, Catharine Davis 58, Josephus Davis 21, Lisheabell Davis 19, Minna M. Davis 13, Minny O. Frame 9.
Posted: May 2009


Leonard
Query: When I was just a little children, my Mom would tell us kids this tale: During the latter half of the 1800'sher mother, my maternal grandmother, escaped from the government authorities and met up with my grandfather, Albert LaRue. I don't know if they were ever married or not. My grandmother was a survivor of the Trail of Tears. If she had a maiden name none of the family ever knew what it is or was. I am trying to find out if she was married to my grandfather and also what her maiden name is. She was reputed to be 100% Cherokee Indian. My mom was born ciorca 1911. My Mom grew up on a very large orchard in the vacinity of Waterloo, Alabama. Circa 1930 TVA bought the orchard because it would be flooded by Pickwick Dam for a large amount of maney and my grandfather left my grandmother and 6 kids and went to Texas. If aanyone can help me the help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


Donna
Query: I am trying to locate the names of my husbands great great great grandmother Miranda Chism. We have been told that she was full Cherokee Indian born in North Carolina in 1830. Her name was Miranda Chism. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


Leopoldo Puentes
Query: I am searching for info on my late mother's west va family. mother was berthie mullins. She was married to Chester Arthur. My mom's name was Juanita Marie Arthur. She was evasive on facts at time of her passing. Any help is appreciated.
Posted: May 2009


Anne Forward
Query: I am looking for a link to the surname of Parrott with a link to Northampton UK. Everyone in our family has been told that my grandfather Samuel Parrott's g.g.grandmother was American Indian. I have traced my family back to the 1700's in the UK. The names of the boys born around this time were Samuel, Frederick, William, Thomas and George, all had the Parrott surname. Has anyone got a link to us.
Posted: May 2009


Anne Forward
Query: I am looking for a link to the surname of Parrott with a link to Northampton UK. Everyone in our family has been told that my grandfather Samuel Parrott's g.g.grandmother was American Indian. I have traced my family back to the 1700's in the UK. The names of the boys born around this time were Samuel, Frederick, William, Thomas and George, all had the Parrott surname. Has anyone got a link to us.
Posted: May 2009


Gail Phillips
Query: Trying to locate more information on my fathers ancestry. I have always been lead to believe that his mother had Cherokee heritage. Grandmother Ella D. Cora Gregg came from Bays Mountain, married a Roberts, then a Wines, then Frank P. Whitaker. Mainly lived in Sullivan and Washington Counties in Tennessee. If you were to look at my dad and my sister it is very obviious that there is Native American Heritage there.
Posted: May 2009


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