February 2000 Genealogy Queries

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Michael Proctor
Query: I was born in the New Echota region of Georgia and have been told from family that I somewhere down the line have Cherokee ancestry. I'm not sure at this point fron which side it stems if in fact it is true. My family names that I have been able to trace at this point are: Proctor, Hammond, McEver, Thompson, Stephenson, Leach, Alexander, Steadman, Wise. Some these family names date back to the mid 1800's in the North Ga. area. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Gaylene Hemenway-Fossett
Query: I'm trying to find information on my Cherokee heritiage. My grandfather was Cherokee. I've been told that he was full blooded, & I have also been told that he was only 1/2. His name was William Alonzo Daniels. Born in Little Rock Ark. in the early 1900's. I would greatly appriciate any info about how I could go about getting the information or if anyone has any info on this line of the family.
Posted: February 2000


Nicole Martin
Query: Georgia Harrison
Posted: February 2000


Lynda Huffman
Query: Looking for info on my great grandmother Patsy Bug. She was full blood Cherokee and lived in Sayre, Arkansas around 1900. My uncle could remember her riding a mule and coming to visit when a baby was born in the family.
Posted: February 2000


Darlene
Query: Searching the surname Snapp. Father Henry H. Snapp, sister Aileen Leion Snapp, G.Father Tob P. Snapp, G.Mother Ester May Bell Snapp. Have been told that Gfather and Gmother are of cherokee decent, any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Dee Montano
Query: Searching for Cherokee family named McLemore in Arkansas. Family of Wall, Hamby, and McLemore moved from Alabama to Booneville, Logan County, AR. Searching for family of Reuben Bramlett, b. 1820 in Northwest Georgia. His family appears in the book "Whites Among the Cherokee" His brother and sister are listed in the "Poor School" in 1837 in Floyd County. I think perhaps his father was White and his mother Cherokee. Unable to find this family in regular census. I thought perhaps they were not counted because they were in Cherokee terribory, or were not listed in the white census because of Cherokee family relationship.
Posted: February 2000


Paul Schroeder
Query: I was wondering if anyone can assist me in discovering my wife's geneology. She knows that she is part Cherokee, but she's not sure where it came from. Her maiden name was Devin Walker. Her father's name is Harvey Walker. She does know that the Cherokee comes from her father's side. He grew up in Talihina, Oklahoma but I'm not sure if that is their original homestead. Any information would be great.
Posted: February 2000


Cindy
Query: I am looking for any information on my great grandmother and grandmother. My g.grandmother's name is India Lisk. The only info I have on her is, she spoke Native American. She had (I think) 13 or 15 children. I don't know her husbands name. But, I do know that he had a stroke or something, and she raised the kids, kept the farm going. He lived in bed for 14 years before he died. Also, I am looking for her daughter Matilda Lisk. I don't know any married names. The grandkids called her "big momma". The Native Americans (Cherokee) called her "Tillie Dolphin". Not sure of the spelling. She was b. around 1888 she died early 1950's. I understand her people were from the "Gulf Hammock" of Florida. She raised a boy that was left with her, his name was Howard Skayling. He died on his 21'st birthday, crossing the road. She had her own children too. My grandmother was one her name was Willie Morris. Morris by marriage. I was told she had 15 children, 13 boys and 1 girl (Willie), twins that died. Before she died she ran a boarding house in Florida. Possibly Mulberry. Her death was questionable. I know that Matilda had a green card, or maybe a naturalization card. Not sure, but she didn't have a ssc. Does any of this sound familiar to you? If so, please forward more. I can not find anything!
Posted: February 2000


Nancy Shaddock
Query: I am looking for a Larry Walker from the Austin, TX area. Born around 1952 or 53, 3/4 Cherokee heritage, mother's maiden name is Dupree. He went to Austin Highschool.
Posted: February 2000


Angela Marie Hicks Aguilar
Query: Cherokee and Chawtaw. Family from Oklahoma. Surnames of Hicks and Rogers.
Posted: February 2000


April Hager Howard
Query: My great-great grandfathers name was John Quincy Brackett. He was born in Haywood County, NC. His mother was full blooded Cherokee. I am trying to find out her name. Or any other family members name. Could you please help me. This would make me 1/16 Cherokee.
Posted: February 2000


Barbara Argo
Query: I am looking for information on a Susie Walkingstick Bradford and her children Mamie, Buff, & Riley. I have found them on the 1900 Cherokee Nation Roll, but can not fine them after they grew up. Hoping you can tell me where to look. Buff's line leads me to the Peeler family, in Atoka, OK. But can not find out if he married or had children.
Posted: February 2000


Barbara Brutschy
Query: I am looking for my childrens great-grandparents, Calvin Robert Fisk and Nancy Isadora Janeway; parents of Floyd Leroy Fisk, born Nov 22, 1904 in Bikoshe (he sometimes says Bikoshy Bottoms) Oklahoma and still living.
Posted: February 2000


Barry Knox
Query: I am searching for any information on Lullu Reynolds born 1834-1836 maybe Sept. Died 1911 maybe Oct. Any relevant birth, death, or marriage info please. Wadv
Posted: February 2000


Bettie Allee
Query: After finding a Dugan listed as Principle Chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokees, am wondering if my Thomas Dugan (b.abt. 1745 So. C.), moving to North Carolina, where children and others born in Buncombe County, NC finally ending up in Warren and Grundy Counties Tennessee has any Cherokee Indian Heritage.
Posted: February 2000


Beverly Sekey
Query: I have been told that my great-grandmother was 3/4 Cherokee. Her name was Melissa Horton. If anyone can provide me with any information on Melissa Horton or how to verify that she was of Cherokee descent, I would greatly appreciate the assisstance.
Posted: February 2000


Billy Joe Walters
Query: I am looking for information on James Thomas Waters. I believe he was from NC. I am told there is a linkage with the Cherokee Indian tribe. I am desperate for a connection. The family later moved to TN where James Thomas died.
Posted: February 2000


Rebecca Lynn York
Query: There is Cherokee on my father's maternal side. He is deceased and I have very little to go on. His mother's maiden according to his b.c. was Juanita Lee, she married Jerry Frank York, he was born in Terral, OK. According to my dad, Gerald Lee York's b.c. Juanita was born in Texas in 1915. He had said he thought her father's name was Robert E. Lee. Jerry Frank York's father's name was General Jackson York and his mother was Minnie Lee Stewart. Any one out there with similar names please contact me. Desperately seeking my all of my roots especially Cherokee.
Posted: February 2000


Y Simonson
Query: I am researching the surname Vann. My ancestor Katherine "Kitty" Vann from North Carolina born 1797 in Sampson County (married a Zachariah Parker) - her father's name was John Vann. I have found Vann records that name them members of the Cherokee nation and am wondering is Katherine might have been ? any help would be much appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


William M Six
Query: Trying find my Indian lineage. My great grandmother last name was Skidmore from Oklahoma. Other family names were Gray and Six.
Posted: February 2000


Vikki Martin
Query: I am searching for any information on Martha Cordelia Martin Thomas. She is my gggrandmother and was half Cherokee. She came from North Carolina and moved to Georgia. She married John Henry Thomas. We believe that she died around 1925. She had at least one son named Joseph Andrew Thomas born in 1895. Any information will be appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Victoria
Query: I am told that we (my family on my mothers side) are Cherokee. I don't know how to begin my search. I am hoping someone has access to info. that I haven't yet figured out how to access. If I give you names, would you be able to look them up and tell me where to begin. My mother was told that one of her ancestors is on the "rolls" - nevertheless, I have no further info. on that. My family name is Ratliff and they are from North Carolina. I don't have dates, but I know my grandfather was born in the 1800's - his name was Benjamin Ratliff. His father was Richard and Richard's parents were Rev. Joe Ratliff and Sallie Ratliff.
Posted: February 2000


Travis Brassfield
Query: I am trying to track down three poeple. The fisrt is named Emily Loudermilk. She was born in 1876, somewhere in KY. Next is George Faulkner and Margert Perkins.
Posted: February 2000


Rhenda J White
Query: My mother Dorcille Zane Clark was born in Willow, Oklahoma on November 9th, 1922. Her mother Ethna Irene Clark was married to Clarence Bailey Clark. I have been told all my life that we were part Cherokee Indian. Other relatives lived in Sayre and Magnum Oklahoma. My grandfather Clarence Bailey had a twin sister. I would appreciate any help in locating my relatives or a source that might help me trace my heritage.
Posted: February 2000


Robert Butler
Query: James Meek Butler son of Martha Meek Butler.
Posted: February 2000


Shannon Hammond
Query: I was told by my maternal grandmother that her grandfather, Pink Night, was a Cherokee Indian. Any information on him or other relatives would be appreciated. She said he walked the Trail of Tears, but I'm not sure of any other information.
Posted: February 2000


Shawn
Query: I am looking for information on John Jerman and Josephine Ewalt. I'm not sure where or when they were married, but they had a daughter, Pearl Jerman born in 1895 in Woods County Oklahoma. I am told that she was full blood Cherokee, so I assume they were Cherokee.
Posted: February 2000


Pamela Dalzell Parker
Query: I was told stories by my grandmother and mother about their mothers and how they loved the earth. It was suggested that we had Indian blood in us. Grandmother referred to us as Black Irish, yet she called me Bright Star. My children are grown and gone. I need to find out where I came from to go where I need to be. The surnames I have are Rexroad and Natius. Most of that side of the family resided in the Eastern Mountains. All I have left are my mothers notes on healing and some faded pictures. Can you help me? One more piece of information came from my grandfather Rexroad. My great-great grandmother was left with Pastor Rexroad along with her two younger sisters I think around the Roanoke area. My skin is dark. My hair is dark and straight. Why wouldn't anyone talk to me while they were alive?
Posted: February 2000


Monica
Query: I am looking for any information about my gg grandparents. Their names are Thomas and Francis (Cotton) Johnson. Francis' mother's name is Cynthia. Thomas and Francis lived in Fayette, Alabama. Thomas was killed in the Civil War, and is supposively buried in Kentucky. Sometime after his death Francis remarried, and moved with her children (James Mac, Susan, Rufus Tall, & George) to Mena, Arkansas. I have a picture of Francis, and I believe that she is of Indian descent. I would greatly appreciate any information that someone may have.
Posted: February 2000


Mark Wortmann
Query: Is there any information on the Rainwater family out of North Carolina? We have traced back my wife to Marvin Rainwater, who we believe came out of the Cherokee nation in North Carolina/TN. Any information is greatly appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Marilyn Mead
Query: Searching for info on grandmother Minnie Alice born 1892 probably in Texas married to Lee Roy Milton (in Texas) and moved to Tennessee between 1910 and 1927. Her mother full blooded Cherokee supposed Princess probably Old Settler, surname & Cherokee name unknown.
Posted: February 2000


Brenda Asher
Query: I need any information you might have on the history of the Native American war bonnet.
Posted: February 2000


Bridger
Query: As far as I know on my dad side, I know Jones. Pretty much frim the Macon area. On my mothers side we have the Conners. They are from Silver City. I think there are lots of Cherokee from there. I'm not sure what mit is, but I feel Native there. Please help me. I want to fill the space there. I beieve that my daugthder can fill the space in our relationship I see the Eagle every day.
Posted: February 2000


Carol Rose
Query: I am doing research on my husband's family. His grandfather was Green Rose. Born 8/12/1882. Died 8/1973. I am trying to do the family tree in order to add my husband to the Cherokee Roles. I believe my husband is 1/8 Cherokee. Any information would be helpful.
Posted: February 2000


Catherine
Query: Looking for info on Jackson, Julius (Cherokee) born in NC. He had 4 wives. My maternal grandmother, Dorothy Frances Jackson was from his 4th wife (Delia Foy). Julius Jackson also had a daughter, Martha, who married George Finney. Martha Jackson Finney and George Finney were Baptist ministers in Atlantic City, NJ. Julius Jackson died about 1909 in New York or NJ. Clan is Blue Holly.
Posted: February 2000


Charles Bridges
Query: Seeking information on Sarah Santee b 22 Aug 1796 in NC and died 1839 in So. English, IA. Family tradition says that she was Cherokee. I am unable to find her in the Dawes rolls or elsewhere. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Cheryl Santos
Query: Am looking for the roll number(s) for Wyatt Stubblefield and Sarah. Patsy Stubblefield was their daughter and was my ggggreatgrandmother. Her sister Ann Stubblefield Parker also had a number.
Posted: February 2000


Claude White
Query: Seeking information on following individuals, believed to be Cherokee Indians from North Carolina: Harret Jenkins, Phebe Jenkins, Sabra Jenkins, Gabe Jenkins. Harret, my great-grandmother, was born approximately 1825 and began co-habitating with Austin Staton in 1844 in Pitt County, NC.
Posted: February 2000


Crystal Wilk
Query: Mary Jane Sexton - b: 1871, d: 1910. Her father was Henry Sexton, mother unknown. The place of residence was Northern Arkansas on the Trail of Tears. My relatives believe that Mary Jane's mother or grandmother was married into our family during the forced march or immediately afterward. Thank you for any help that can be given.
Posted: February 2000


Janet Newman
Query: I'm looking for info on my grandmother, Reecie Bell Floyd. She was half-Cherokee. She lived in Arkansas and Oklahoma. I think she may have been born around 1910 or earlier. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Joan Mendelson
Query: Looking for any and all info on son's great-grandparents, both Cherokee/West Tennessee area. Her name: Doc(s)ie B. (nee)Chappel Redden, b:19 July 1881/d:8 Oct 1970. His name: John Benjamin Redden, b:22 April 1883/d:29 May 1966. Need % of Cherokee blood and tribal affiliation. Wado
Posted: February 2000


Karen Davis
Query: I am looking for anyone with information on my great grandmother Golden "Reynolds" McCluey. It has been said that she was a full blood Cherokee. It has been also said that she may have been from Northeastern, Oklahoma perhaps around Pitcher.
Posted: February 2000


Fred Tripp
Query: My gggrandmother is Rachel Licklighter Bryant. She was on the Trail of Tears. She married William Bryant there Daughter was Minurva Bryant Cowan. GGgrand Mother was Full Blooded Cherokee and died in Ark. in the 1930's.
Posted: February 2000


George Leon Hudson
Query: Akins, Lillian Bee is my grandmother. My mother who is still living has informed me that Grandma Akins always dressed in traditional clothes. Lillian Bee Akins married Hubert Peavy and later died in Texas. Joiner - I am also a descendant of the Joiner family. All of the Akins, Peavys and Joiners seem to have been in Texas although I have heard something about some of them being from Louisiana. I would be most interested in communicating with anyone who has any information on the above surnames.
Posted: February 2000


Jessie R Newsom
Query: Trying to find information about my grandmother she married my grand father as Willie Hanks in 1921 in Mcurtain County Ok his name was Jessie Robert Newsom.
Posted: February 2000


Lisa Crabtree
Query: Looking for information on Susannah Bird Setser born 1792 in Lincoln Co, NC. Died 1879 in Clay Co. NC. She married Christopher Augustus Setser 4/25/1814. Son was David G. Setser born 7/16/1822. He married Sarah Ann Dryman on 2/23/1854.
Posted: February 2000


Lawrence Lawson
Query: I am seeking info about Polly Silvertooth who married Simon Hart in 1794 in Mercer Co. Ky. Polly was dau. of Mary Silvertooth and I think her father was George Silvertooth. Simon was son of David Hart and believe he was in the Navy. I believe Polly and Simon's might have had a daughter named Mary "Polly" Hart, who was b. in 1794 in South Carolina. She married Tyra Lawson, son of George Rogers and Sallie Lawson. They married in Roane Co. Tn in 1820. Mary Silvertooth was on 1820 Lincoln C. Tn census, which is not far from Roane Co. Tyra Lawson had Cherokee ancestry and I think Mary "Polly" did as well. Does anyone know if Polly Silvertooth and Simon Hart had a dau. named Mary "Polly" Hart who was b. in 1794?
Posted: February 2000


Cyndi Miller
Query: I am researching my Cherokee roots. Mary Cooper born in mid to late 1800's married Elic Martin a white man. They had at least daughter that I know of her name was Alice Florence Martin. Alice was born 2/7/1898 she married Charles R. Fogle or sometimes spelled fogel. Alice had 5 children that I know of Ruthie Jewel, and Theodore are two of them. Alice was born in Quinton, Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma as was Ruthie Jewel if you can fill in the blanks it would be greatly appriciated.
Posted: February 2000


Danny Booker
Query: Jef Melton, Mollie Melton, Jeff Hunt, Void Hunt, Alta Hunt
Posted: February 2000


Debbie Mitchell
Query: Chruma, Hayes, Cohron, it was said that my grgrandmother was Cherokee Indian. I know they lived in Warren County KY. They may have came to Ky from Tn. Any info would be helpful. My grandmother married a Braswell.
Posted: February 2000


Kimberly Stitt
Query: I would like any information on Ruth House, she married a Henry Pearson. Her father was William House. She had a son named Lewis Rector Pearson. She was suposed to be Cherokee.
Posted: February 2000


Kay Dennis
Query: Yates, Winslett: My ggggrandmother was Martha Taylor Yates. She has a big old Seal of the Cherokee Nation on her grave and yet, I know very little about her or my Cherokee line. I know her father was James Yates (born early 1800s in NC) and her mother was Tarissa (also shown as Teresa and Terissa) M. Winslett (born early 1800s in Georgia.) Martha's place of birth is shown as Alabama which is where she was living with her parents in 1860. Martha married John Wilson Pepper in Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, according to other family historians, after John Pepper lived in "an Indian village" for a year. Family history says Martha was half Cherokee, and I'm not sure which side it comes from. Help anyone? Any of my Pepper relatives out there?
Posted: February 2000


Jennifer Halog
Query: My father was half Cherokee Indian and half Filipino. He was put up for adoption by his Indian mother, his birth last name was Ramos, on my birth certificate it states that he is Filipino - yellow and Cherokee - red. Did my father have to registered to claim his Cherokee background?? How do I go about to finding out if my biological grandmother was registered since my father was adopted??
Posted: February 2000


Jeannette Zajic
Query: I am looking for my grandchildren's mother's ancestors who were from somewhere in Okla. then moved to Tx. There were 4 children, Mary, a brother in Okla. (name unkown), Charlene, also another sister (name and whereabounts unknown). Charlene in the maternal grandmother to my grandchildren, and she is 1/4 Cherokee, and liver in Ennis, Texas and married to Harlin Dauhpin. Mary is deseased about 2 or 3 years.
Posted: February 2000


Jean Allen
Query: I am looking for info about George W. Johnson who was born in Georgia, moved on the Trail to Oklahoma and finally moved to Upshur County, TX.
Posted: February 2000


Dennis Allen
Query: Searching for a connection my great great grandmother was Amanda Mary 'Mollie' Burris. She was born in NC in 1810 but moved to Jackson Co., area in Tn by 1830's. She married Charles Allen and their first child was born around 1834 or so. My great grandfather was born 1848 George Washington Allen. His wife second wife was Sara Caroline Rose.
Posted: February 2000


Diane Allen
Query: Shelly: My gggrandmother's maiden name was Margaret Shelly and family says she was at least 1/2 Cherokee. She married Charles L. Myers and lived in North TX from 1870's. She disappeared sometime before 1900 when he married another woman. Trying to find out if she is related to the Shelly's on the Final Dawes Rolls and in particular if she is the Margaret Shelly listed on them.
Posted: February 2000


Donald Fowler
Query: I'm searching for my Indian heritage on the Earls side. My grandmother name was Lillie Mae Earls and her father name was David Earls and his father name was Charles Earls and his father name was Charles Earls Sr. and Charles or Charles Sr. Married the Indian girl last name was Womack.
Posted: February 2000


E Warfield
Query: My great grandmother's last name was Bloomfield. From what we know, she was Cherokee. (Born 1899) Is there some way to find out if she was in fact Cherokee or not?
Posted: February 2000


Erica
Query: I am seeking info re Mattie (Maddie) Jeffery who married Will Roy Jeffery and had Ophlia Jeffery in Okla. Will was African/Cherokee.
Posted: February 2000


George Wolf
Query: Wiley Latson Taylor 1821-1862 and Elizabeth Horn 1824-1864 were said to be full-blooded Cherokee. Lived in Alabama. Wiley fought in Civil War and died of fever. Elizabeth went north to find her people but died soon after. Would any one have proof that they were full-blooded Cherokee?
Posted: February 2000


John K Sweet
Query: My father James Kelly Sweet married Marie Massey in early twenties. Marie was a Cherokee. They met and were married in Kanawha Co, Cabin Creek in a little coal mining town of Acme West Va. I have nothing but a picture of Marie. She died in late twenties. Anything would help.
Posted: February 2000


Joy Brown Ray
Query: Amyx/Amax/Amex, Haney, Bushong: I have been told by my 87 year old mother that we are of Cherokee decent. Her grandfather's last name was Amax or Amyx. If anyone knows of any Cherokees with that last name, please let me know. He married my great grandmother with the last name of Bushong and they wre from the Missouri and Louisiana region.
Posted: February 2000


Mary Johnston
Query: I'm trying to trace my Cherokee heritage. My grandfather, Joseph Sharp (born in Duncan, GA, died in 1970 (?) in Savannah, GA), was half Cherokee. I'm looking for the names of his parents (they're my great-grandparents). His mother's maiden name was Odum (I don't know her first name). My father, Benjamin Sharpe (the e was a mistake), died spring 1998. If you can provide any information, it would be appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Pat
Query: Searching for connection between John Adam Miller family of Franklin County, Georgia and Cherokee Vann family.
Posted: February 2000


Pennie Hartley
Query: My great-grandmother's name is Emma Callie Johnson. We think she was the daughter of the Cherokee chief. How do I get a list of the Chiefs of the Cherokee tribe after Chief John Ross?
Posted: February 2000


Tricia Demoss
Query: Looking for info on Joseph King family of NC ca. 1700-1815. Was supposed to be Cherokee either he or his wife. Had several children Armisted, Dodson, John, Salina to name a few. Later family moved to Indiana and later Mo. Wondered if anyone could tell me in 1950's what type of information you need to provide to be able to receive Native schlorship for school? Have a 3rd cousin who did this but can't get anyone with goverment to give me any answers.
Posted: February 2000


Pat
Query: I'm searching for Millwoods from Union Co SC and Hall Co Ga. Nicey Millwood m William Strauss. Andrew Jackson Millwood. Also a connection to Deatherage.
Posted: February 2000


Colleen Ryan
Query: My ancestors, Phillip Minton and his wife Levina Watkins, were from Washington, Co. Va. Need to know which of them were Cherokee? Phillip was born in 1788, Levina's father was David Watkins. Lavina's second husband was Peter Mink, suppose to have been Cherokee? Please direct me!
Posted: February 2000


Linda West
Query: Hi I still do genealogy research on the Cherokee Reservation. E-mail me for more info.
Posted: February 2000


Norman Paeth
Query: Searcey, Searcy, Carr, Kerr: I am researching these names for my wife. We have a Robert Searcy on the 1880 census in Burnsville, Miss. He was listed as born in North Carolina in 1838. His wife was Mary Jane Kerr (Carr) and she was 25. We have hit the wall! Can not seem to find more. Help would be greatly appreciated!
Posted: February 2000


Dixie Davenport
Query: Nancy (Cheasquaha) Bird, is said to be our full-blood Cherokee ancestor. Nancy Bird married Josiah Long in Burke Co. N.Carolina. Their son Josiah Jr. married Nancy Harris, their daughter, Elizabeth married John F. Davenport in Lincoln Co. N.Carolina, 08 May 1827. John and Elizabeth Davenport are buried at Hipps Chapel Church Cemetery, Fannin Co. Georgia. Any further information, very much appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Miranda Preslar
Query: We are looking for information on ancestors with the sir name Bowman from Southeast Missouri with native american bloodlines possibly Cherokee.
Posted: February 2000


Pat Leon
Query: I was told that my great grandfather was a full blood Cherokee, and he was a scout in the Spanish American war. How can I find out if this is true or not. His name was Oscar Ralph Willingham. He was born in 1870.
Posted: February 2000


Phil Andrews
Query: Looking for maiden name, parents, and siblings of Narcissus (Narah), who was Cherokee, born on 25 Oct 1828 in Tennessee, (possibly in Echota). She married Jordan Denman about 1847. He died in 1861, and they had the following children: (1) Calpernia (Callie) Denman, born in 1852 in Louisiana, married William Skinner; (2) Wiley (Lee) Simeon Denman, born abt 1854 in Arkansas; (3) Eria Anna Denman, born in 1856 in Arkansas, married James Lemull Lewis; (4) Sarah Francis (Fanny) Denman, born in 1858 in Arkansas, married Mr. Hooper; (5) David Leander Denman, born abt 1864 in Arkansas; Narcissus (Narah) Denman lived in Logan Co., Arkansas and died there on 7 April 1924.
Posted: February 2000


Linda Levine
Query: Do you have a Clara Alberty Brown on the rolls. She was from Adair or Delaware County. In 1963 I received a portion of the monies returned to the family.
Posted: February 2000


Nathern L Banks
Query: Family tree of Nathern L. Banks including % or degree of Indian blood in him and his children grandchildren, etc. up to Eula Inez Banks and Thomas W. Banks.
Posted: February 2000


Jennifer
Query: I'm looking for information on my grandfather who lived on NC Reservation and his name is William Frost?
Posted: February 2000


Ed McClarty
Query: Is the name Rainwater a Cherokee name?
Posted: February 2000


Elaine Mings
Query: I am trying to find ancestor's maiden name. Her first name was Naoma or Naomi, born around 1800, lived in Ark and married a Thornton, possibly Abner E. born around 1800, who was possibly son of William born 1780-90. Naoma had son James Thornton 1934 and possibly had several Thornton children. She married Joseph B. Riley 1842 in Clark Co, Ark. If you have connection to Thornton, Riley, McLaughlin, Crow or Carruthers, or know her last name would like to hear from you. She may have had a daughter named Nancy Mayer b ca. 1814 who applied through her mother Naoma Thornton. Names posted here lived around each other forever in Ark and maybe in Indiana or TN and intermarried. On my other side of family: Isaac Guess born around 1829 in Ms. and moved to Texas, my ancestor. Does anyone know about Sequoyah's trip to "Mexico" and his son who remained in Texas? I read he stayed around the Red River, which is where my relatives were. Isaac might have had nickname of Jack or Jake. Isaac had son named George Terrell Guess, who was my gr grdf. Have photos late 1800s of four generations at that time, one is definitely native american. Bailey Guess might be a newphew of Isaac's also.
Posted: February 2000


Judy Chambers
Query: My ancestor, Mary Oxford, was supposedly Cherokee. She married George Bradley, and they had a daughter named Elizabeth W. Bradley who married William H. Babb. In 1850 Wm and Elizabeth lived in Arkansas and later moved to Texas. I am trying to verify Cherokee blood. If you have any information about this family, I would love to hear from you. Other family names: Greene, Sellers, Humphreys.
Posted: February 2000


Minnie
Query: Looking for infor. on Minnie E. (King) & Dianna Adkisson. They are my grandparent or great grandparent on both sides of my family Hoyt and Ussery.
Posted: February 2000


Joanne
Query: Searching for info on Gosaduisga, wife to Martin Scott an Indian trader. Also I am interested in learning his 2nd wife's Indian name. The English version was Sarah Wilson. Also, any siblings, children and parent's names. Trying to locate my Cherokee heritage.
Posted: February 2000


Alice Chamblin-Thatcher
Query: My great-grandmother was America Dennis-Campbell who resided in Brown County, Ohio in 1871 with my great-grandfather Wilbur Bassett Campbell. According to my info she came from Westmoreland, PA. Originally and was Cherokee. If anyone has info please respond.
Posted: February 2000


Kelly Smith
Query: I am looking for information on Dolly Brown born abt. 1805. She married James "Slavey" Slaven in Wayne County, Kentucky on February 5, 1828. They had about 8 children. Would love to have any info on this Dolly that anyone can offer.
Posted: February 2000


Dave
Query: I believe my great grandfather whose name was George Washington Redman of Madison County, AK is of Indian decent and I wish to get information about him. He married into the Gibson family moving to Oklahoma. No birthdate availible.
Posted: February 2000


Robbie
Query: Am hunting for any info. on Corn Tassel clan? of Tennesse. My gg was Delilah Peoples (Peeples) Cornell and her husband was William Cornell. Ended up in Oklahoma or near Delta Cty. TX.
Posted: February 2000


Roberta L. Kass
Query: Brackett, Wilson, Wilkerson, Hubbard: All are Cherokee and in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Emily Brackett: born in 1865 in Union Co. Georgia. Married in Sequoyah District, Oklahoma to William Wilson. Died in 1886 in Oklahoma. Her parents are Daniel Brackett and Sarah Cynthia Mathis. Daniel Brackett: born 1846 in Tenn., m: 1868 to Sarah Cynthia Mathis. He died in 1914 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co, Oklahoma. Parents were Mijah Brackett and Cynthia Hubbard. Mijah was born 1826, died 1884, was buried in Ball Creek Cemerty(?), I don't know in that's in Oklahoma but I beleive so. I would like to thank those who have sent me info already. I will be posting this information on all other genealogy websites as there is European ancestry. My great grandmother, Sarah Savannah Wilson: born in 1898 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co, Oklahoma. Died 16 Nov. 1933 in Shawnee, Shawnee Co, Oklahoma. She was married to Barton Alfred Compton, sometime in July 1911. Her parents were William Wilson and Emily Brackett. Her and her parents are on the rolls. Would like any additional information and to correspond with all decendants.
Posted: February 2000


Sarah Dorn
Query: Looking for information on Eunice Large born in the Cherokee Nation. I believe her father to be William C. Large.
Posted: February 2000


E Kist
Query: I am looking for the parents of Bryant Breecher Seabolt. He was born in TN in 1838, he was my gggrandfather. I've hit a wall, any info helpful.
Posted: February 2000


Bettie Allee
Query: Was told as a youth, our family had Native American ancestry, (I have assumed Cherokee). Our parentage originates from North Carolina and Tennessee, surname Gregory. My great, great grandparents were Gideon and Anna B. Gregory. Were in Greene County, TN, in 1850.
Posted: February 2000


John Bench
Query: Could you please help me in searching for these two names: O S Walker and his wife Mary Jane Walker. I have been told that they were present during the Trail of Tears and I'm an ancestor of theirs. I would greatly appreciate any help you could offer. I am trying to register with the Cherokee Nation and I can't seem to find any copies of the Dawes Rolls.
Posted: February 2000


Neal Shrum
Query: Henry Lovelady (full blood Cherokee) sired Sarah Lovelady (full blood Cherokee). She married Peter Shrum (my g.g.grandparents). Now Henry had to buy land from Rez. to be able to stay. What does this mean? He was otherwise going on the "Trail of Tears" or this was prior to that "move" Any other family ???
Posted: February 2000


April Howard
Query: Brackett, Cilley
Posted: February 2000


Waunell
Query: Seeking information about Elizabeth Hildebrand who married Pleasant Andrew Crane. They were the parents of George W. Crane who was born in Indian Tettitory 14 Oct. 1877.
Posted: February 2000


Tom Masner
Query: My grandfather was born in 1899 in Ravi Oklahoma, his mother was full blood Cherokee and my family have never been able to find his birth record. His name is James LLoyd Lake.
Posted: February 2000


Linda Mae Whitehill Carlson
Query: To Penny Hartgrave: I tried to e-mail you but it would not go threw. Computer says there is an error in your name. Was asking questions regarding Rebecca Black.
Posted: February 2000


Linda Mae Whitehill Carlson
Query: To Everyone: Am trying to trace my Nat.Am. heritage. Does anyone know if these lines were of Indian decent? Francis Marion Black (married to Elizabeth (Betsy) Cupler) buried Limestone Pa. or The name Whitehill, (John, Wesley, David) from Pennslyvania. Any info will be greatly appreciated!
Posted: February 2000


Ron Carver
Query: Looking for my ancestors in the Cherokee nation. My great grandfather is the one I know the most about - Marion Marsh. He owned a store in or around Monticello, KY in the early 1900's. He married Sarah Hatfield. Marion's father was Joe Marsh, who married a woman named Mary (do not know the last name).
Posted: February 2000


Michael Blankenship
Query: I would be extremely grateful if you would do a Native American genealogy query on the last name of "Edrington." I am not sure if I am of Native American descent but, my grandfather said his mother's mother (great great grandma) was part Indian. She (great great grandma) was from Eddysville, Kentucky, born circa 1880. This may seem very confusing, and I apologize to you if it is, however I am curious. If you have no luck could you please tell me of what background the maiden name "Edrington" is from.
Posted: February 2000


Joseph James Majors
Query: Seeking any information regarding the Cherokee ties with the Major, Majors, Riddle, Black families. Families lived in Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois. Family tradition of blood ties to Cherokee, Choctaw, and Creek blood lines.
Posted: February 2000


Virnnie Hogan
Query: James Young Goines
Posted: February 2000


Waunell Murphy
Query: Seeking information about Elizabeth Hildebrand who married Pleasant Andrew Crane. They are the parents of George W. Crane who was born in Indian Territory on 14 Oct.1877.
Posted: February 2000


Tom Rhodes
Query: My greatgranfather on my fathers side is supposed to be Cherokee his name was Jack Stockstill died in late between 1905 and 1925. He spent some time in Oregon, Idaho, Texas and other states. Did not have a very good repitation.
Posted: February 2000


Craig Sims
Query: I am looking for a George Washington Jones or George Washington Lightfoot. He was born May 11, 1852 in the Oklahoma territory and married a Mary Jane Eubanks. Date unknown. Any leads would be greatlly appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


S K Martin-Quiatte
Query: Chief Kiatte(a). Known to be in Butler County Ohio between 1750-1800. There is a streat named after him in Butler County. The Town of Okeana Ohio is named after his daughter. Any information on the Chief would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to determine if there is a relationship between the Chief and my family. My surname is Quiatte.
Posted: February 2000


Jerry Cummings
Query: My great grandmother, Catherine King (Carthena, Martha Ann, or Georgia Lavina) married Jacob (Jake) Cummings. Catherine was Cherokee and her last known location was in the Cash, Weiner, Arkansas area in the late 1920's early 30's. Can anyone help me?
Posted: February 2000


Deanna
Query: I just found out that my greatgrandmother was full blooded Cherokee. We don't know her name. But we do know that she married Burton Campbell. I believe they had 10 children. I would love to know more about this wonderful lady my grandma used to talk about. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


La Verne Shelton-Hill
Query: Family Name: Shelton: I am looking for information on my family genealogy on my father's father's side. My father was Abraham Lincoln Shelton born in Waco, Texas in 1928. My grandfather was Herman Shelton who I believe was also born in Texas in the 1900's. I have been told that my great, great grandfather was Cherokee. I also beleive that the roots began on the southeast coast of America with a union between Scotch-Irish immigrant and a Cherokee native. I would appreciate any information about my family roots.
Posted: February 2000


Margaret Russell
Query: Page, Lillie
Posted: February 2000


Betty Henderson
Query: I am searching for a Belle Gray who is supposed to be my grandfather (Samuel Ledbetter) mother. She was killed (supposedly) in a train wreck. The boys were very young and had to be raised by foster parents (Wrights).
Posted: February 2000


Ladonna Crowder
Query: I need to know if anyone have info on the North Alabama Cherokees/Creek Path-Willstown District. I was sent an application for membership by a person that connected his family tree to mine. Is this still a working organization. Also, it was not clear in the papers that were sent to me who the qualifing ancester was. I got this information second hand and don't have the address of the original compiler. How should I go about solving this interesting mystery.
Posted: February 2000


Sandra Otos
Query: Wondering if the name Cherata or Cherta is Cherokee. Someone has told me it was Charity, but the census, if you can trust it, says Cherata. I hope someone will take the time to answer this question. I thank you in advance.
Posted: February 2000


Janie Chavez
Query: I am looking for information about Princess Red Feather, a daughter of a Cherokee chief that married William Clark right after the revolutionary war. They had three children: William Clark Jr., Thomas Clark, and Alicia Clark. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: February 2000


Orville Mears
Query: I am looking for information on Sarah Elizabeth Phillips born in Tennessee abt 1818 and married Gabrial Mears in Eastern Tennessee, Washington County in 1832. Lived in Cannon Co. in 1850 and 1860 Census. Her mother was Cherokee. Sarah died in Marion County, Arkansas in the 1860's.
Posted: February 2000


Russell Wright
Query: Looking for information on my grandmothers family tree Essey Vader.
Posted: February 2000


Jerry Lee Brown
Query: I am seeking the geneology of my Grandma Maxine Fivecoat, and my grandpa Gene Fivecoat. On my grandma's side I am particularly interested in verifying the full Cherokee status of Sarah Finn who was married to John Barnee Peters. Both of their headstones are in Centralia, Illinois. They were married on the sixth of May in Marion County, Illinois.
Posted: February 2000


Pamela Fisher
Query: I'm trying to find out about my great-grandmother Ethelene Glisson Graves. I have learned that she was part Cherokee and lived in Tennessee. I'm in the process of finding out about my father's family history on his father's side. We have found out there is a Tennessee connection and a Oklahoma connection. I do appreciate all the help you can give me.
Posted: February 2000


Debbie Allen
Query: My name is Debra Lea Allen (maiden name Mellott). I am so lost, I was born in Pennsylvania in 1966, and moved to Washington State in 1972. I knew none of my family. My Grandmother, who died from the birth of my father, was Cherokee. But I cannot find her. Her name was Mary Ivadene McKinney. It is about half way down the page. Her fathers name was Bill (William?) McKinney, and Myrtle Croyle was her mother. Bill and Myrtle were married, but Bill was still married to another woman, so the marriage was annulled. They had two children, Mary Ivadene, and Gladys, McKinney. I have no dates for the people, but I know they were from Cypher, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Mary McKinney was born probably around 1907, and died March 28, 1935. Myrtle Croyle later went on and married Lloyd C. Foor, and had more children. I also have the names Jolly and Kelly from my Mother side of the family. James Clyde Kelly d. 2-3-86, was my Grandfather, his mother was Clarissa Jane Jolly. Can you help me find my Cherokee roots?
Posted: February 2000


Nola Ellington
Query: Looking for information on Lucy T. Lee (married a Benefield) and Emmaline Bean (married to Reube Slack).
Posted: February 2000


L. Lawson
Query: I am searching for information on a Mary Scites who was full blood Cherokee, married a Burl Johnson who was 1/2 Cherokee, they had a daughter in 1851, Louise Johnson. She married Samuel Paul McKendree. Mary was from Virginia and Burl was from North Carolina.
Posted: February 2000


Julie Cowan
Query: My paternal great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian. Her name, I believe, was Bessie Mae Kite and she lived in Eastern North Carolina in the 1930's and 40's around the Greenville area. My father has memories of her spending heaps of time in the woods gathering herbs for medicinal purposes. Anyone who has further info would be greatly appreciated as I live in New Zealand and its a bit difficult to find out this kind of stuff.
Posted: February 2000


Denise L. Vest Bartlett
Query: As are most of you, I'm trying to track down Cherokee blood n the family. The farthest back I've gotten is Harvey Washington Vest, b. 8-16-1886 d. 4-22-1970. His grandmother (straight up the paternal link I was told) was full blooded Cherokee. Please feel free to contact me if you need more info, I'll pass on what I have. Also willing to accept any other info on the Vest line.
Posted: February 2000


Donnie McDowell
Query: I'm searching for Missouri Seals married to Hugh Nugent. Their daug., Celia Nugent married Joseph Cephus Parker.
Posted: February 2000


Melinda Taylor
Query: Looking for info for my hus. gg grandfather. His name was Calico Bill Smith. Born in the Tennessee mountains, he hid out when the Trail of Tears began and stayed there for the remainder of his life. He is not on any rolls so far as we can find.
Posted: February 2000


Christine Houghton
Query: I am looking for Houghton, Walker & Story all of Cherokee descentant!
Posted: February 2000


Jim Hicks
Query: Looking for Joseph Hicks born in/near Bowling Green, KY about 1825. Was married in Indiana in 1849.
Posted: February 2000


Georgia Walsh
Query: Looking for information on Celia Ann Susan Elizabeth (Blackwell) who married a Ledbetter in GA, then later a James Worley in Floyd Co, GA 1843. Is the Cela Ma Chem who married James Ledbetter in Murray Co, Ga in 1838.
Posted: February 2000


Debra Griffin
Query: My great great grandmother was half Cherokee Indian. We believe she was part of the Cherokee of Carthage, Mississippi. Her name was Susan Albany and she married Scott Gould. One of their children married a Sessions. All are from Scott County Mississippi. We are trying to establish our Cherokee roots.
Posted: February 2000


Frankie Russell
Query: Searching for info on my ggrandfather Walter Randolph Nash, b.Oct. 1858 in NC, died in TX 1931. Supposed to be part Cherokee.
Posted: February 2000


Becky Riggs Boone
Query: Am searching Cherokee ancestry of Riggs Family in Bulloch County, Statesboro, GA. My father's family was there as far back as early 1800's and probably before. My gggg grandfather could have possibly been from North or South Carolina. He was Stephen Riggs. His son was Abraham who owned Riggs Old Mill in Bulloch County. My granfather married Sadie Norris (I believe this was her maiden name). Her family I believe was from Savannah area. I have always been told that I am part Cherokee. I am not sure if it comes from the Norris or Riggs side or both. My grandmother looked very Native American. If anyone has information about the mentioned surnames and the region.
Posted: February 2000


K. Smith
Query: Looking for info on Nancy Elizabeth Whitlock who married William Jaspar Smith in the late 1800's. They probably lived in Arkansas or Missouri (Joplin, Mt. Vernon, or Springfield?). Nancy is said to be 1/2 Cherokee and her family had owned a lot of land in the area and thought to hold some importance to the Cherokees. My grandfather, Claude Dillon Smith, was born in 1902 and was one of many children. He was later nicknamed "Doc" because he used his knowledge of Cherokee medicine to care for livestock, etc.
Posted: February 2000


Patti
Query: Guy, Patton of Western NC/Tennesee.
Posted: February 2000


Bonnie M. Guilford
Query: I am seeking desperately my birth father and relatives. I was born in Miami, FL on October 8, 1949 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. I was given up for adoption to the Florida Childrens Home Society. The information that was given to me is: My mother was 16 and in High School and had a 2 year old brother and my father was 24 and in or recently discharged from the U.S. Navy. My grandfather on my father's side was pure blood Cherokee and my father was one of nine children. There was no information given about my father's mother. I don't know that the dates and or facts have been altered (I've heard this has been done) so that I can not find my birth parents. Florida is a Right to Privacy State and my Adoption Records have been sealed. I desperately need to find my father or mother due to medical problems that have been determined to be hereditary. I have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren and I feel we have a right to know what other medical problems we could be facing. If anyone has any information that would help me find my birth parents please contact me.
Posted: February 2000


Kay Roth
Query: According to my aunt, her mother, my grandmother, was full blood Cherokee. Her name was Alice Lavica James, born 26 December 1876, possibly in Austin Co, TX. She married James Thomas Jaggers. They had 5 children that I know of. They settled in Idaho before moving to Brookings, Oregon, where they are both buried. I have found no information on my grandmother and would dearly love to know who her parents were, if she had any siblings and where they were all born.
Posted: February 2000


Lisa Hendricks
Query: Trying to locate any information on the names of Stiles, Langly (Langley), Newman. Any information would be appreciated. These names are from Tennesse and Oklahoma. My ggggrandmother Nancy Ann Langly traveled the trail of tears as a child. Also looking for Hill and Seagraves.
Posted: February 2000


Patty Griffith
Query: I have found out that my ancestors are from a tribe by the name of Chicahemary. Does anyone know if this is a Cherokee tribe? I was told it was of the Fox Clan.
Posted: February 2000


Glenna (Allen) Landry
Query: Looking for info on following Allen's --Robert Isham born July 1836 gggranfather his wife Jane born Sept 1840 both I beleive in NC -ggrandfather George Thomas born 1870 in NC ? George Glen born 1900 in Omaha Neb.(father) suppose to be 1/2 Cherokee.
Posted: February 2000


Wanda M. Nelsen
Query: I am still searching for information regarding Narcissa Collens. She married John Milton McClelllan in 1825, in Cabarrus Co. NC. They moved to McDowell Co. NC. farmed, and raised 8 or 9 children. I have info that Narcissa died after giving birth to a son- George in 1850. Narcissa is Cherokee, but I can not find her on any of the census rolls, nor have I found any of her children. Can anyone tell me where to look for death and- or burial records of that era?
Posted: February 2000


Rebecca Tokodi
Query: My great-grandma is thought/known to be full blooded Cherokee Indian. I am looking for records stating so, and any other family records. He name is Florence E. Howard Clinard. She married Roy Clinard. She died in Dayton Ohio and was burried in Tennessee. She lived in TN I believe also. She died appx. 1955. Please, this information would be so helpful.
Posted: February 2000


Elizabeth Brewster
Query: My mother who is 93 has always stated that she is a decendant of Chief John Ross, does anyone have any information on his decendants? I have read a lot of books but cannot find who he married, or who his children were.
Posted: February 2000


Jim Neal or moovyman@tco.net
Query: Looking for info on gggfather Thomas Neal - married Polly Smith (full blood Cherokee) - daughter Nancy Caroline Neal married Anderson Martin 9-17-1865 - her daughter Frances Manerva Martin married Lewis Travis Neal in 1898. Also want to find out if Lewis and Thomas are related in any way. Thank you for any information of any kind on my search. I can only check one or the other, as I travel back and forth from Wa. to Ca. Please send any info to both sites.
Posted: February 2000


Gloria Hicks
Query: My grandfather was Otis Hicks born some time around the turn of the century. His mother was a child at the time of the Trail. Her family hid in the hills and was not removed. Otis had one brother whose name may have been James. He left the area and has been lost to my branch of the family. Otis lived in Commerce, Georgia at the time of his death, Dec. 1954. He was married to Martha Williams Jackson. During their marriage they lived in north east Georgia.
Posted: February 2000


Leonard Martin
Query: Looking for info on ggrandmother, Viola Reese, born in GA around 1867-68. Had one brother named Joe, she married Henry Ezra Martin of Alabama and they moved to Neches, TX in 1893.
Posted: February 2000


Stephanie Wicks
Query: Trying to find news of my father Bobby Austin Wicks, 1/2 to 3/4 Cherokee. Born in Oklahoma around 1942-3 and probably still living. Lost contact in 1993 and would desperately like to know more about my Indian heritage.
Posted: February 2000


Sabine
Query: Hi I am trying to find out some heritage for my children. My husband is 1/4 Cherokee with his grandmother on his fathers side being full blooded Cherokee. They are out of NC any help where to get started would be greatly appreciated. I don't know his grandmothers maiden name but she married somebody by the name of Davidson. Please let me know where I should get started to get more information if any is available to be gotten.
Posted: February 2000


Ernie~Tiger
Query: Trying to obtain information on ancestory and clan.
Posted: February 2000


Jody Reeves
Query: Searching for information on husband's Cherokee lineage. Grandmother was Lou Ida Manning Black. Lived in Blount County, Cullman County, and Birmingham Alabama. Her father was William Manning also Cherokee. No available information on him other than name.
Posted: February 2000


Ryan Hart
Query: I am looking for any information on the last name Credille or Rosser. My great grandmother is full-blooded Cherokee Indian from Northeast Mississippi.
Posted: February 2000


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