July 2000 Genealogy Queries

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M Hill
Query: Family tradition says that my grandfather, James Albert Aldridge, was 1/16th Cherokee, which would make his great grandmother full-blooded Cherokee. Unfortunately, he was out of the family picture by 1916, so we don't know anything other than that he was born in Oklahoma. Familiar?
Posted: July 2000


Patrick T Hamilton
Query: I am looking for my great grandfather, William Shewmate. born in 1859 died Dec. 1967 in McKinney TX. He was married to Martha Ann Savage who died in 1892. There daughter Nara Elizabeth Shewmate (could be Shewmake) was born 10 May 1889 in Seymaur, Bayler Co. Texas and died 11 Sept 1957 in Denver Col. She was only 3 years old when her mother died and she was passed from family to family within the tribe. She married Thomas Marion Jones around 1909, this was her second marrage. Her first husband/marrage was short. Thomas M.Jones died in 1933 and my grandmother Nara remarried soon after.
Posted: July 2000


Regina Lail
Query: Looking for my ancestor named Little Fawn. I think she may have taken a name of a white person along with her son. His name was Charles Vickers. Charles was born in 1790. I am doing my family genealogy and hope I can find my Cherokee Roots. I would be very proud if I could.
Posted: July 2000


Melissa Black
Query: I was told my great grandmother was Cherokee. I'm trying to trace my roots. Her given name was Elsie Etta King. Her mother died during child birth and her name is unknown. She was born in TN. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Terri J Cook
Query: I am stuck on this one ancestor. There has probably been an attempt to cover up the truth regarding this man. These people lived in Louisa County, Charles Trevellians area. My ancestor was born in September around 1819. According to the 1850 Census, he is listed as 25 which would put his birth a bit later around 1825. His name was Pinkard Brannon to our family; however, when he came to WV his name was changed from Bramham. Before that, he shows on a census as Pinkard Napper. He married Eliza Gibson. They appear on marriages in Louisa County. Their first child looks Indian and was name Malinda. We have been told several stories. One is that he was related to Nimrod Bramham, a very wealthy Louisa countian. We have been told that one of this man's daughters got pregnant by an Indian and had Pinkard. There is a possibility that Pinkard's mothers name was Sarah. Then, we have heard that his father got a girl pregnant, a Sarah Bramham who was full-blooded Cherokee Indian. We have seen pictures of Pinkard and he definently looked that he could be Indian. His pension papers state (by his own admission) that he is black eyes, dark complected, and has dark hair. He traded in horses, served in the Civil War on the Union Side, owned over 1000 acres in Gilmer/Doddridge Counties of WV and is buried there among his many children. This man fathered other children outside of the bounds of marriage. Do you have any information related to the above? Do you have any set of twins living in the 1820's-30's, one of whom would have been named Sarah that was involved with any Bramhams, Nappers or Waltons? Any girls registered with the Cherokee nation that had a baby name Pinkard? Pinkard Napper, Pinkard Bramham or any other form of this name?
Posted: July 2000


Kristy Newman Rochat
Query: My name is Kristy Newman Rochat from Knoxville, Knox Co, TN. I am the third great grandaughter of Cherokee Indian Chief, PathKiller of Roane (now Loudon) Co, TN. PathKiller fought along side Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812 at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Chattanooga, TN. Because of the Treaties of 1817 & 1819 and his services during the War of 1812, PathKiller was given a 640 acre reservation with a ferry on it during 1821. After a thirty year court battle in Roane Co, TN where his land was, PathKiller and his family were evicted off of his land. This was the longest court battle in history. I am a descendant of his child, Sarah PathKiller. Sarah married James T. Gardenhire in Roane Co, TN. Chief, PathKiller was my third great grandfather. I am currently trying to raise funds for his memorial plaque to be raised in the Riverside Park, Loudon, TN. Any contributions can be made to the BankFirst, PathKiller Funds, 406 Grove St., P.O.Box 900, Loudon, TN 37774. I am also looking for a picture of PathKiller which would be of enormous value to me. I may give a reward for anyone who can supply me with this most important picture.
Posted: July 2000


Marie Ann O Shea
Query: Arenia Lynn Cherokee Eastern Band. Great great grandmother Iorn City N.C. daughter of Jacob Adkinson. Great grandmother MaryAnnHennery born August 23,1873 Henery married William P. Lynn. Grandmother Olive Irene Lynnmarried Bryant Wilkinson July 14,1919.
Posted: July 2000


Joyce Tabor
Query: We have more information on some ancestors who were said to have left the reservation for Harriman, TN. Great grandparents were Ham Tabor and Elizabeth Ledbetter. Our grandmother was born on April 17, 1888 in Harriman, TN, Elvira Ledbetter Tabor. The family stories are that they lived on the reservation at certain times but more in Harriman, TN.
Posted: July 2000


Tamera Mams
Query: There is a story in my family that the male faction of the von Myer family from Germany came to Pennsylvania in the 1800s to avoid some kind of trouble they had gotten into over there. They supposedly preceded to take a number of females from a nearby Cherokee tribe as their wives (forgetting the ones they left in Germany, of course). Apparently, they established Myerstown, PA and that's how my ancestors became part Cherokee, is this even possible? I didn't think PA is know for Cherokee settlements. Can you help me figure out where to start to identify any truth to this family tale or figure out what tribal/Indian nation connections there could be?
Posted: July 2000


Shannon Leigh Sanders
Query: Sara Agnus Cora Birdie Ann mother of Letha C. Campbell husband of Letha C. Campbell Emeris J. Lee Bice. Mother of Emeris J. Lee Bice her maiden name Corinthia Ann Day. If you have any information on the family, please e mail.
Posted: July 2000


April
Query: I'm looking for any information on Barbary, I do not know her maden name, but I do know she was born in NC in 1821 to a Cherokee tribe, and she later married Wesley Taylor. If you have any information please email me.
Posted: July 2000


Donald Stark
Query: I've been told my patternal grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee woman named Ruby Herring. She married Artie Stark Sr. sometime in early 1900s. She came from the north eastern part of Oklahoma and live with her married family in south eastern Kansas. This is all the information I have at this time o her than I believe she had 3 sons with her husband before she died. I only recently found out that the woman I thought of as my grandmother was actuall my step-grandmother. I realize this as very little information. Anything you know or can find out will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Clyde Vandygriff
Query: Surname search for Stamper, Hix, Horne, Rhodes and Boss. We are looking for birth, death, marrige or cementery records. My grandmother was Amanda Belle Stamper (b. 12/25/1905) daughter of Steven G. Stamper (b. 1872-d. between 1915-1917) and Rosa L. Rhodes (b. 1874-d. between 1918-1919). She married a Tom Horne and lost a child named Lonnie Cecil and also had another child named Evelyn Lucille Horne (b.4/15/1920). She had a brother-in-law named Harvey L. Hix. Steven G. Stamper and Rosa also had John, Bill, Beatrice, Cora, June and Mossie (b.04/18/1900-d.10/10/1996) who was married (02/12/1917) to Harvey Hix (b.06/15/1896-d.7/1972). I have information that Steven G. Stamper's father was also named Steven and his mothers name was Amanda. Amanda later married Norman Girvus Boss date of birth and death unknown and had more childred.
Posted: July 2000


Lucricia Longfellow
Query: I am looking for my great, geat grandmother who, as I was told by my grandmother, that she was a Cherokee Princess by the name of Running Water and that she married a white man with the last name of Cross.
Posted: July 2000


Sheila Bowman
Query: Hello My name is Bowman, but my grandfather was adopted by the Bowman's. I was wondering is there anyway I could find his family without know their name. My father told me a story that my great-grandfather walk off the reservation. He said there would not be any record of him,is that true?
Posted: July 2000


Donna Graves
Query: I am wondering if you have any information regarding an Elmina Ball who married my great grandfather, Alexander Stinnett. This was in early 1800's She was from Cherokee NC. I am attmepting substantiate my standing as having Native American ancestry and being able to apply for Tribal enrollment.
Posted: July 2000


Christa
Query: I am looking for information on Martilia (Davis) Harris. She is my great grandmother. She was from Alabama. Her father's name was Eli Harris. I am trying to find out her mother's name (she was full blooded Cherokee).
Posted: July 2000


Johnny Stuchel
Query: I am looking for any information on Thomas C.Hand whom married Hulda? Last name unknown. They had eight children, Lulu, Retta, Alice, Bertha, Gerald, Thomas, Robert and Nettie. They are supposed to be from the Cherokee Nation but I have no dates. Any help whould be greatly appreciated. Nettie Is my gg-grandmother.
Posted: July 2000


Hollis A Blackburn
Query: I have attempted to trace my Blackburn genealogy. However, when I obtained my grandfather's birth certificate, his father's name was mentioned, but not much else. I do understand that there are many individuals with "family folklore" and fantascies about having American Indian heritage. My husband is having me trace his geneology to a different tribe and by accident, I fell upon the the .S. 1835 Census Index of Cherokee Indians East of the Mississippi. On this list, much to my surprise, I sway my surname appearing. The names were Lewis Blackburn age 46 and apparently his son, Richard Blackburn age 13. According to my family tales, the Blackburns arrived in North Carolina and subsequently moved North to Massachusetts where it has been told that they were innvolved in sea-faring ventures. The Blackburns who moved North reportedly were involved in the whaling industry and lived in or around Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The remaining ancestors, from what little I have been told were in the North Carolina area. The family speaks very little about the family line. I do know that the family was involved in ministry as well as education. I tried to get elderly aunts, who were teachers, well educated and possibly knowledgable about the family tree to assist me. At the time, around, 1990, they were very evasive, stated that they did not speak of the family past, and one quoted "good luck". At that point I gave up. I now know, through the work that I am doing for my husband's ancestry, that "white" people were very secretive about any American Indian blood realtions. Such topics were not spoken of and if any connections were made, they were denied or the finder was chastised. I asked my uncles about the family tree and they as well as my father, now deceased, all answered, "I don't know". Should the Blackburn in the aforementioned census be related to my family, Lewis Blacburn would be my great-grandfather. My grandparents, on my father's side passed away when I was around three years old. Now, the remaining relatives who might have any knowledge are not competent.

There are some parallels that make me believe that there is some branch to the Cherokee Indian Tribe due to the following reasons:
1. Blackburn is a very uncommon name. However, there were members of the family who did own slaves and those unfortunate people did adopt the surnames of their "owners".
2. I was told that the Blackburn family was first established in the South and there was mention of the Carolina region.
3. The family was a very strict, religious family. Men became ministers and up through today, the women and men tend to go into the educational field. This parallel leads me to believe that if, Lewis Blackburn possibly was a minister, he joined the tribe through marriage and taught his wife and children to read and write.
4. The family always portrayed an air of purness and superiority until ancestry questions were asked. Questions were not asnwered, very intelligent people became vague, and some of my telephone calls were met with gasps.
5. There is great secrecy about anything after my gradfather's birth.
6. My father's birth certificate does not indicate my grandfather's place of birth.
7. I do know that my grandfather, William Blackburn, married Elizabeth Poole, whose family founded Taunton, Massachusetts.
8. The trail ends there.
9. One very interesting thing that I found from my relatives was strong discouragement in tracing the family lineage on the Blackburn side.
10. The struggle that I had tracing my husband's ancestry to the Wampanoag Tribe in Massachusetts, the secrecy in birth and death records, the discouragement in tracing that particular portion of the lineage, and now, having been in touch with members of that tribe, tied the possibility of my linkage to the Native American Indian Tribe. The way that we established his background was through a collection of tin types and being able to decipher handwriting that identified the woman who is the connection.
11. As a result, I cannot use family folklore to begin my search, except for what I have already stated. I began to see familiar family reactions and this now makes sense that if there is a connection, people of the last two generations usually hid the ancestry. I am now considered a rebel for even pursuing my quest. Yet, considering how recent the lineage connedtion could be, I cannot understand how my father, as well as his six brothers, his aunts, all of whom were well educated did not know the history of their own father or brother and/or grandfather.
12. There is the possibility of a horrible criminal in the family, but my father was in law enforcement and with his sense of humor, he would have used this type of stiry as a party anecdote.
13. If there is any assistance that I can receive about the life and where to look for the continuation of the bloodlines of either Lewis or Richard Blackburn, I would greatly appreciate it.
Posted: July 2000


Janna Lay
Query: I want to find out if any of my ancestors were registered on the roll. My great grandfather was Benjamin Harris Hall, his dad was Andrew Jackson Hall. Also, my husband's grandfather was Tom Sorrels and may have been Cherokee, I'm not sure.
Posted: July 2000


Pamela Jean DiRienzo
Query: Dear Sirs, I am looking for relatives belonging to my birth mother. Her birth name is Ivah Jean Purdy. She was born on July 28, 1945. I have been told her place of birth was Kingman, Kansas. I do know my grandmothers name is Irene Dunkerly. She resides in Nevada.
Posted: July 2000


Bill Davis
Query: Need to find Eastern Band Cherokee name of my great grandmother. Her name was changed when she married my great grandfather, David Calvin Davis, 10/13/1866, we think in Watauga, N.C. Her name was changed to, Sallie L. Council, she was born, 5/10/1847.
Posted: July 2000


Mark Weathers
Query: I would greatly appreciate any leads in researching the following names: On my mother's side is Daisy Cook(e), believed to have lived in NC. On my father's side is the surname of Henry, believed to have lived near Casville, MO. My mother's maiden name is Busch.
Posted: July 2000


Marcia Harris
Query: Need information on a David Bray born in NY around 1800 moved to Ohio where he had a daughter Maria M Bray. We are looking for the mother of Maria. No trace can be found, we do know that she had Cherokee blood but have no name. He may also as he looks like he may. This would be my gggrandparents.
Posted: July 2000


Pat Ralston
Query: Looking for information on Judy (Guida) Sarah Warden, wife of William and mother of John, Del, Mary Belle and Ervin Edward. Family history says Judy, a Cherokee, froze to death in the Warsaw, Mo jail while awaiting trial for murdering a man who was trying to take her land. This happened sometime between 1873 and 1912. Sound familiar?
Posted: July 2000


Tonda Cassandra Parks Fetters
Query: I have recently located my mother, and finding out that I am of Cherokee heritage. Please advise me as to go about getting registered, etc. I have only sketchy information on the geneology. The following names are about it. Please contact me for any further info. that is required to help you. Also, please advise me on the requirements to register. My mother: Judy Sandra Burke DOB 7/7/1941. My grandfather: George Thomas Burke DOB 3/1/1914. My great grandmother: Callie Virginia Jones DOB ? My great great grandfather: William Gray Jones DOB 1856.
Posted: July 2000


Lisa Tate
Query: Sizemore: Looking for wife of Edward "Old Ned" Sizemore both born about 1748/1750 in or around Lunenburg, VA. The only information I have on her is "Cherokee Indian" and her approx. birth date, no name - any help would be apreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Katie L
Query: I am looking for anyone with information pertaining to Maryann(e) Koontz who later married Josiah Smith and how much, if any, Cherokee blood she may have had.
Posted: July 2000


Janet Sparks
Query: Trying to find the ancestrol bloodline of Emma Arizona (Hacker) Payton. Any information will be most helpful!
Posted: July 2000


Linnie Adams
Query: I am seeking information for the following: 1. Polly Crane born in Oklahoma, 2. Chief Wooping Crane.
Posted: July 2000


Donnzetta Prewitt
Query: I have been trying to open an internet connection: http://cherokee.digigo.com/query13.htm. It will not open. It has the name of my greatgrandfather Theorode Clark Beaman and his parents Benjamin Franklin Beaman and Mary Elizabeth Parks on it. Could anyone please help me?
Posted: July 2000


Kelly Nelson
Query: I'm looking for infromation on a family last name Pine who lived on a reservation two or more days drive from Muskogee. They would have lived there sometime around the middle to late 1920's. We believe them to be our greatparents. His name, or at least the one we were given by his son, was Elmer and his wife's name would have been Molly.
Posted: July 2000


Donna Freedman
Query: I am trying to find my mother's people before all history is lost to us! The Cherokee heritage comes down from my mother's maternal grandparents. Her mother, Lillie Hayes Burgess, was born Nov. 12, 1897, in Greenville, Alabama. Lillie's parents were Henry Hayes and Laura Dawson Hayes. Henry Hayes' parents were Albert and Viny (possibly Lavinia) Hayes. Henry was probably born in 1850s. Laura Dawson was raised by a family named Black, so she may also have been known as Laura Black before marriage. She, too, was probably born in 1850s or 1860s. They had 12 children, including Lillie. Some were born after 1900, some before. The others: Albert (died in infancy), George Washington Hayes, Joseph Burke Hayes, Avery Hayes, Walter Hayes, Drew Wesley Hayes, James Orville Hayes, Ordham Clint Hayes, Cora Hayes Butler, Janey Hayes Dawson and Zelma Hayes Cagell. Lillie later moved to Newport, Tennessee, and married Bruce Burgess. Bruce's parents were William Burgess and Eliza Holt Burgess (Eliza's father was Caleb Holt). Do any of these names ring a bell in *your* family tree? Cousins, if you're out there, I am seeking any and all links! I'm just getting started, and want to find out as much as I can to pass it on to my own daughter. Due to a combination of poverty and alcoholism, my mother's family was very dysfunctional and didn't communicate much. When I was a youngster, my mother discouraged me from asking about the Indian part of my heritage. I think that, because she was born in the South and we grew up in a prejudiced rural area in the North, perhaps she was a little bit ashamed of her Indian blood. In fact, yesterday when I spoke with her on the phone was the first time she ever even told me what her mother looked like: "She had long black hair that she never cut, and real dark eyes." Anyone who has done a genealogy and found any of the above names in it. I will use any and all information to discover the truth. I live in Alaska, and so will have to rely on the Internet and interlibrary loans to do most of the legwork. When I have all my ducks in a row, I will make a trip to Alabama, Tennessee or anywhere else I can find information.
Posted: July 2000


Steve Manning
Query: Requesting information concerning a Cherokee chief or leader known as Manoah or Manoi whose daughter Pashia Soseby married a Samuel Manning of Morgan County KY in 1820s.
Posted: July 2000


Ray Flood
Query: Looking for any information about the Kellogg name from Poteau Oklahoma.
Posted: July 2000


Glen R Stewart
Query: Am searching for information on James E. Whitehead, son of Larkin L. Whitehead and Elizabeth Hill Whitehead, born 1852 in Elizabethton, TN. He married Addie Cowdery in Missouri. They traveled west, and in Fort Hall, Idaho, he tried to enroll his children, one of which was my mother. He died in Baker City, OR in 1915. It is my understanding that he was of Cherokee ancestry.
Posted: July 2000


Terri Cotterell
Query: I am looking for any information on a Cherokee woman who married Pinky Elder in the 1800's. They had 13 daughters and 3 sons. Pinky is my ggggrandfather, and I would like to find his wife. Pinky fled to the Tennessee hills to escape the Civil War, so the story goes. Pinky and his wife had one son named Martin Elder, and Martin had a son named Alonzo Dow Elder.
Posted: July 2000


Ed Rader
Query: I'm trying to find any information that I can about my great grandmother who was at least part Cherokee her name was Margaret Braschear. I know that the spelling is incorrect this but nobody in my family knows the correct way. I do know that in 1914 she gave birth to my grandfather in the Joplin Mo. area, his name was Harold Rader and at the time he had at least two older sibblings. The family later moved to California. If anybody is familiar with the family or the correct spelling of [Brass>shear] please contact me.
Posted: July 2000


Bonnie Cook
Query: Searching for any descendents of ggrandmother Mahalia Miller Smith or Eliza (Lizzie) Miller Aines. If Charles Denison is still researching these families.
Posted: July 2000


Mike Fisher
Query: Searching for any trace of Cathleen Taylor, she is my great great grandmother. This was her Christian name, her folks names were Suzanne Branden and George Williams. She married a man named Richard Taylor and lived in Missouri.
Posted: July 2000


Lynn
Query: My mother told me before she died that we were of Cherokee decent, I have looked all through the web, and have found nothing, I need help, I do have the name of Sara Carter Price. She married a Henry Price, this is really all I have to go on. They lived in Michigan in the early 1900's. Thank's for any help you can give me.
Posted: July 2000


Phillip Hanley Ezell
Query: Wiley Post Ezell - grandfather, Ross Ezell - uncle.
Posted: July 2000


Karen
Query: I am looking for relatives of Sarah Ritter (maybe known by Sally). She was born in Fayetteville Ark on Dec. 1, 1871.
Posted: July 2000


Eliesha Steffanson
Query: I am hoping someone can help me. My husband's grandfather is Orville Garnes and he is part Cherokee Indian. His mother was supposedly a full Cherokee. Orville grew up on the Cherokee Indian reservation but that is all that I know. If anyone knows of any information please contact me. I am trying to put together a genealogy chart for our children.
Posted: July 2000


Lasana Tunica El Law
Query: My immediate matriarchal ancestry is from Grand Bayou, La. They are Law's and Manuel's my grandmother, Mattie Law told me we were of Cherokee ancestry and that her grandmother was "full-blooded" and was named Mattie Manuel. Mama Mattie was born in 1917, thus her grandmother was born around 1880. I'm searching for documentation and info on parents, siblings,et.
Posted: July 2000


Stacy Smith
Query: I am looking for any information regarding the Jewell name. I have been told for years by my grandfather that his mother was Native American, and her name was Bertha Jane Jewell. I am hoping for any kind of help to see if she was or her father or grandfather were Native American.
Posted: July 2000


Joe W Henry
Query: I am looking for information about my great, great grandmother, who was thought to be Cherokee. The only information I have about her is as follows: Nancy C. Brown. Born: Feb 1838 in Tennesee. She married John Cantrell, Jacson County, TN in 1857 and moved to Illinois.
Posted: July 2000


Katie
Query: My grandfather, and great grandparents came from different areas of North Carolina. I am curious, (because often told) if they were part, or had Native American as part of their heritage. I dont really know where to start. Could you direct me?
Posted: July 2000


Joseph Edwards
Query: John Bramlett, or Isabelle Thomas, Bramlett both born in Cherokee Nation still looking for birth place Isabelle Thomas was born at Cherokee NC. Around 1898 Isabells father John Thomas was taken off the res. and adopted by a man called Thomas. We are looking for my great grandfathers name before his adoption. and took the Thomas name.
Posted: July 2000


Harold Colburn
Query: I am trying to track down the lineage of my great grandmother. She was a full blooded Cherokee. She was born Eliza Evalyn Brown, February 1819 in Missouri according to census records. She was the daughter of a Richard Brown born in the Cherokee Indian Territory about 1801. Her mother was born about 1802 in the Cherokee Indian Territory. Her final married name (to my great grandfather) was Eliza Evalyn Slaughter Jenkins.
Posted: July 2000


Dona Gae Carpenter
Query: I am looking for info on my grandmother. I know only her married name, Hildred Carpenter. She married Eli Carpenter. She came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon and lived there the rest of her life. If anyone has info I would be very greatful.
Posted: July 2000


John W Roberts
Query: I am looking for information on my ggg-grandmother Sarah. She was born circa 1831 and either a full blood or half blood Cherokee lady from Tennessee who married William W. Durham in Newton County, Missouri in 1850.
Posted: July 2000


Karen Henley
Query: Looking for any information on Angelina Sheperd married a man by the name of John Milton Finley had two sons-Charles Edmund Finley and Thomas Dyer. Also looking for any lead to the Dowell (Albert Ovie) family from Breckinridge county Kentucky. Both are of Cherokee heritage but am having trouble finding the information on them.
Posted: July 2000


Pat Cincotta
Query: I am looking for information about my maternal grandfather, Sidney Eoff. That was not his birth name, he took the name of a family that raised him and a sister. He was born in Oklahoma somewhere around 1886-1888.
Posted: July 2000


Jesse Mosley
Query: Is Granny Hopper the daughter of Old Hop.
Posted: July 2000


Jane Goodson Campbell
Query: I am 1/8 Cherokee and am trying to document this by locating my great grandmother's birth certificate and our family tree. Her name was Martha McBride and was full blooded Cherokee. She may have lived in Boone NC and later moved to Richmond, VA. Martha's daughter was Dora Ball who was born in Corry, VA. Her son is Donald Ernest Goodson, currently living in Laurenburg, NC. I am his daughter. Can you help with any suggestions on finding the above.
Posted: July 2000


Stephanie Hardin
Query: I am searching for my ancestors that came over on the Trail Of Tears. They came from North Carolina. According to my father the records were distroyed by fire between 1870 and 1880. I am still going to try every sorce possible to make my dads dream come true by locating his ancestor anme and tracing a family tree if at all possible. Their names were great grandfather John Green and my grandmother Ethal Amy Green/Boring. I would appreitiate any suggestions any one has about trying to locate family's for his Cherokee family tree.
Posted: July 2000


Earl Thomas Glass
Query: Interested if anyone out there may know if anyone in the James Glass and Eva Williams line out of Goochland County, Virginia beginning with James and Eva in 1748 when they married to the early 1930's or 1940's ending with the descendants James Henry Glass and Alice Lindsey Brookman married Cherokee Native Americans or any other Native tribe? Any info at all is greatly appreciated!
Posted: July 2000


Donna Spurlock Tremaine
Query: I am looking for Indian hertiage on Alice Samantha Malone and Simon Peter Spurlock. I am told that Alice lived on a reservation until she was kidnapped and made pregnant by a white man then my grandfather who was 3/4 Cherokee and 1/4 Chowtaw traded 5 blankets and 2 ponies for her. I have not been able to find anything on either of them. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Jonise Stone
Query: I have a ggg grandfather William C. Fields born 1819 in N.C. We think his fathers name was Allen Fields, William C. married a Eriah Kessiah Jarmon in 1840. Almost every link of relatives have been told there is Cherokee Indian blood from this ancestry. But we cant find any records of it can anyone help?
Posted: July 2000


David Copeland
Query: I am researching my father's family. I am trying to prove Cherokee descent. My great grandmother was Lucy Jane Walls Melton (Jaynie Melton on the Dawes freedman) and great grandfather was William Melton. Any info anyone has would be appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Johnny Galloway
Query: My name is John. I'm looking for my Cherokee roots last names Brock and Simpson from KY and Galloway from Arkansas would be thankful for any help I can get.
Posted: July 2000


Wakaakta Thomas
Query: I have spent many months putting together a genealogy help page for those of you looking for you Cherokee roots. Please visit and I hope that it will help many of you: Web Page. Check back and there will be updates often as I find things.
Posted: July 2000


Susan Ashworth
Query: I am told my grandfather was a Cherokee. I know very little about his family. He was adopted in infancy and given the name John Sacra. His date of birth is between 1875-1890. I think he was born in Virginia. He married a woman named Maggie Butler. They had 9 children. This is about all I can find out. Anyone with any information, about his adoptive family or his Cherokee family would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Donnzetta Prewitt
Query: I am looking for information on Benjamin Franklin (Gall) Beaman.
Posted: July 2000


Richard Catus
Query: Charles Nellum: Date of birth and death unknown. Married Harriet Pullum in Bedford, VA; had a daughter named Mary Belle Nellum on 2/16/1908. Any information would be appreciated, especially Native American ancestry.
Posted: July 2000


L T Jackson
Query: One of my husband's forebears has always been thought of as full-blooded Cherokee. We have searched for information but always reach a deadend. All we know is: Nancy Smith, born in Kentucky in 1828, married Allen T. Gunn, Sr. In Hopkins Co., Kentucky on April 16, 1847. How can we find more information?
Posted: July 2000


Angela
Query: My great grandmother Frances Elizabeth Jones (Foster) told me she was part Cherokee. All I know is she came from a little town in the mountains of Georgia near the Tenn border. My great grandfather Homer Benjamin Jones met her in Georgia. I was told his family moved back & forth between Callistooga (sp?) Gerogia, Tenn. & Yellow Creek North Carolina were they are originally from. If you having info about the following families I would appreciate hearing from you: Jones, Foster, Thomas, Magrum, Merandi (not sure of spelling). Also Looking for my roots, on mother's side of family both my great grandparents are suppose to be of Cherokee descent. My great great grandfather John Littleton Pardue was said to have come from North Carolina to work in the sawmills & road crew when the road connecting Cades Cove area to N.Carolina through the Smokies was being built. Pardue, Barnes, Thomas, Lemmons are family names I have come across. If anyone has any info would greatly appreciate.
Posted: July 2000


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Query: Stonebreaker
Posted: July 2000


Rita Carlson
Query: I've hit a brick wall. Searching for gggrandmother Cherokee Indian tribe. Her name was America Newton 1849-1889 married Benjamin Clemons 1849. Her parents were John Clemons 1820-1870 married Elizabeth Noble 1824. His parents Francis Clement 1765-1848 married Rebecca Fleming 1774-1823. My great grandmother was Miranda Clemons Sewell 1879-1952 married Daniel Sewell 1873-unknown.
Posted: July 2000


Elene Porter
Query: Would like any information about Green Woods and his wife Manerva Gray. They were killed by bushwackers near Yocum Pond, Stone Co, MO just after the civil war @1862, while traveling from AR to Christian Co, MO. Green Woods was born in Hall Co, GA to parents Andrew and Charity (Langley) Woods.
Posted: July 2000


Gary Rue
Query: My grandfathers name was Charlie Sells. I didn't know him very well, he died when I was young. He was from Tennesse (I think) and he is suppose to have Cherokee blood. He lived a lot of his life in New Albany Indiana. Thats about all I know. I would like for my daughter to know about her heritage.
Posted: July 2000


Clarsie Jennings
Query: I was told that my great grandmother was of Cherokee Indian decent. Her name was Mary Jane Yates. She was born Dec. 1861 and died in 1936. I dont know who her parents were. I think she was born in Ky. She married James Roach. Could anyone help me with Mary Jane Yates.
Posted: July 2000


C H Bouse
Query: I am looking for Nancy Jane Blackburn Hamilton - my great-great grandmother. She may have been a full blood. Her father absolutly was according to family history. His name was James Blackburn, born in Kentucky around 1814, he was married to Nancy Forcyth. He came to Arkansas on the trail that went through Jasper, Arkansas. His family did not go on into Oklahoma but made thier home in Jasper. Anyone have any information?
Posted: July 2000


Mason Richard Hanson
Query: I'm looking for my grandfather Mason Richard Hanson born 09\17\???? in Memphis TN (Shelby Co) died ??\??\1941 Memphis TN (Shelby Co). Married to Margaret Elizabeth Roerts in Memphis Tn (Shelby Co) 1907-1912.
Posted: July 2000


Cheryl Santos
Query: I am searching for the roll number to my great-great grandmother Sarah Brockman b. May 11, 1857 Saline Twnship, Miller Co, MO. Also am looking for her mother Paulina Brown Brockman who was b. February 1, 1825 in KY. Paulina doesnt have a last name as far as I can tell, she married a Brown in MO. was widowed, then married John E. Brockman August 12, 1856 in Miller Co, MO. Her greatgrandson is still living and he said she was full blood and that grandma sarah was half. If anyone has any information, I will share all that I have-which is considerable!
Posted: July 2000


Modestine Shakoor
Query: My name is Modestine Shakoor. (married name) I'm interested in any information regarding the browns, Overtons, Shannons, and Blanchards of Northeatern North Carolina. My familys native records were lost but it is handed down that we are descendants of the Cherokee and Meharrin tribes. Counties are Pasquotank, and Perquimins. Probably most of the Northeastern part of the state. Namesinclude: Joseph Overton, Mary Jane Manley, Emma Brown, Frances Mitchell, Joseph Brown, and Noah Shannon, oh, also Erie Blanchard. Please e-mail me if you have any information. Thease families intermarried with African Americans and Caucasian. I am descended from all three but my entire family bears more resemblence to Native Americans.
Posted: July 2000


Scott Hoskins
Query: Does any one show Hoskins or Bundy within there family tree having any Cherokee blood lines?
Posted: July 2000


Randolf Biggers
Query: I was wondering if there is any connection to the name Biggers and the Cherokee history of N. Carolina.
Posted: July 2000


C A Hocker
Query: Looking for any information about my great-great grandmother. Name: Sarah Haggard. Tribe: Osage or Cherokee. Married: James Issac Sisk. Birth: 1860, Memphis, TN. Trail of Tears at age 6. According to family legend: Sam Haggard was a black guard on the Trail of Tears. He helped save Sarah by giving her his last name. I do have a picture of Sarah.
Posted: July 2000


Mary Baker
Query: I am searching for information on Black Fox who changed his name to William Benson. Any idea on how to trace my ancestery. I would also like to know how to get registered as a Cherokee.
Posted: July 2000


Brenda
Query: I'm looking for anything on Joel Leonard Williams wife was Maggie and they had 12 kids Harry, Nelson, Edward, Edom, Sally, Loria. Paulie, Jetty, Ada, May, Martha, Pauline, Joel was from the Tn area Newport County I think.
Posted: July 2000


Chris Watson
Query: Miles Calvin Burt
Posted: July 2000


Rebecca Baldwin
Query: I have been told by my great grandmother we have Cherokee blood esp. on my great grand fatherside. I am trying to prove this and would appreciate any help I can get. my grt. grandfather's name is Arvin Stacy and was married to Della Stacy. I am having problems finding informations.
Posted: July 2000


Maggy
Query: I believe that our family has Cherokee blood. Surnames: Reynolds, Brown, Wallace, Hartman. Does anyone have any info on these surnames?
Posted: July 2000


Lloyd E Russell
Query: I am trying to find information on my Cherokee heritage. My great-grandmother went to school at the Indian University in Talequah, OK. Her name was Fannie Foreman however I understand that she changed her first name to Frances or Francie when she started school. I am also supposed to be 1st cousin to Dennis Bushyhead. My grand-father, Eldon Dawson, was on the rolls but I don't really know what that means or where to go to check.
Posted: July 2000


Karen Gallenberg
Query: Am looking for information on the following, Nathan White, Elizabeth White, William Collins, Dollie Collins. All are said to be Cherokee, would like to be able to prove the bloodline. They are from, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Virginia.
Posted: July 2000


David J Coyne
Query: I need information concerning my great grandmother, Maggie Rogers Coyne. She was half blood, and her husband Peter J. Coyne, was an Irish immigrant and an Oklahoma congressman from 1909 to 1923, representing Craig and Rogers counties. Maggie was alleged to have been related to Will Rogers.
Posted: July 2000


Esther Miller
Query: Looking for Byrd, Jones, Clark, Gardener from Tenn. Missouri and Alabama. After 1900 could be California?
Posted: July 2000


Laura W Kernan
Query: I am researching my Native American Indian Heritage. I would like to know if any of my ancestors are listed on any of the rolls-Dawes, Siler, Chapman, etc. I have the following information from research my mother had done years ago: My name Laura Wright Kernan DOB 7-15-62, Lamar Co. Texas; Father: John D. Wright DOB 10-04-15, Eagle Town, OK; Mother: Mona Virgina Hargrove Wright, DOB-8-24-22, Titus Co., Texas, died-10-31-94, Titus Co.,TX; Grandmother: Eliza or Liza Hunt Wright, DOB-9-5-1888, Ultima Thule, AR, died-1-17-62, Idabel, OK, Denison Cemetery; Grandfather: John Robert Wright, Born-9-5-1882, Athens, Ark, died, 1937, McCurtain Co., Idabel OK; Great Grandmother: Mary Frances McMahan or McMahon, born-Jan 1857, Indian Territory, died 7-17-1903, Ultima Thule, AR, full blood Cherokee; Great Grandfather: James Franklin Hunt, DOB-Oct. 1845, Franklin Co. Tenn., died-11-17-1903, Ultima Thule, AR; Great Great Grandmother: Mary Frances Swigley? McMahan or McMahon-born 1825 in Georgia-full blood Cherokee, could not read or write; Great Great Grandfather: George C. McMahon-Born 1814-North Carolina, could not read or write, full blood Cherokee Indian. My family and I would like to be registered w/the Cherokee Nation and any information you can provide would be helpful.
Posted: July 2000


Charles
Query: I am trying to find any information on Dr. Thomas H. Shelton who, according to his Dawes application for readmission, was born 8/4/1842 in Owen Co., KY. His mother was peggie Shelton nee Morgan who was the daughter of Julia Morgan nee Lowery. There is no paternal information listed. There are 3 witnesses who are unidisputed Cherokee by blood - Alex McDaniel [abt. 70 y/o in 1896], Peggie McDaniel [abt. 80 y/o in 1896](his 3rd cousin as stated by Peggie herself although I don't know if McDaniel was her maiden name or to what side of her family), and Tokie Pig (possibly Red Bird Smith). If anyone has information on any of these people, please let me know. Wado nigada!
Posted: July 2000


Nancy R Ritz
Query: Thornton, Wood: Mary E. (Polly) Thornton m. Luke Wood 20 Oct. 1832, Wilson Co., TN. Mary was full blood Cherokee. Father-possibly Perry Thornton-mother unknown. In 1845 she inherited property from Seth Thornton in Wilson Co. Relationship of Mary and Seth is unknown. Luke Wood was son of William Wood and Elizabeth ___. William Wood was in Breckenridge Co., KY by 1830 census. Luke and Mary were in KY in Grayson Co. by 1850 census. I am especially interested in tracing the Cherokee line. Family tradition has always held that they were from the Po or Na Po tribe (or sub-tribe).
Posted: July 2000


Glenn McGalliard
Query: I am searching for information on J.B. Webb a Cherokee Indian whose wife was Rebeka Edwards of Chilton County, Alabama. They had a daughter, Mary Ann born Agust 2, 1836 and married Henry Newton Beasley. Family legend has it J.B. came from Tennessee or perhaps Kentucky, but we can't find him anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Patrick
Query: Vance: I have found out that my great grandmother Susan Vance was full or half Cherokee. Her mother, a full blood Cherokee, married a James Vance in Southeast Missouri. Susan Vance was born in 1898, while her father James was born in 1843. There is speculation that she was alive when her mother and James Vance were married. Anyone knows how to find out any more information.
Posted: July 2000


Sandie Dodson
Query: I am looking for any information about Rosannah Standing. She married Michael Fentress Fagan. I've been told that Standing was not her last name but the name of her Clan (?) She was from Old Cherokee Nation, GA.
Posted: July 2000


Wendell Barrow
Query: Barrow, Clutter, Wylie, Harr
Posted: July 2000


Chantae Calhoun
Query: Calhoun: I am told that my great-great grandfather is a full blooded Cherokee, who lived in NC I know that he was called "Diddy", and his wife was called "Shine" I don't know if this was there real names or not, my great grandfathers (there son's) name was Jess, Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Geraldine Taylor
Query: I am told my great grandmother on my mothers side was half Cherokee. Her name was Millie Dorance. I don't know her madian name. She was born in 1889, in Loami Il. Married to William Dorance born 1864 in Chatham Il. My grandmothers name was Mary. Born 3/17/09 in Loami Il. I don't know how many brothers and sisters she had. Married Simon Turney born 12/2/1897. My mothers name was Elnora. Born, 2/27/32 in Curun Il. I would like any information on the Cherokee side I can get.
Posted: July 2000


Kristina Simms
Query: I find Mannin Harrup and Arthur Harrup both listed as Cherokees in 1827--found this on the LDS family search program. I know they were both in GA by that time, but previously were in NC and perhaps in VA. How can I find out where this info is listed and does it tell how they were related to Cherokees. I am wondering if their mother was Cherokee.
Posted: July 2000


Tracy E Robertson Jr
Query: I'm not to sure what to write here. But my great great great grandmother was supossed to be full blooded Cherokee. Some of my ancestors are Irish if this help's you. We ended up in W.Va. that's about all I know if you can help me I would be thankfull.
Posted: July 2000


Rachel Hanna
Query: My name is Rachel Hanna. I am the great granddaughter of Signora Eagle Gray of West Virginia. She was born about 1877, married Andrew W. Gray on or about July 4, 1900 died 12/22/37 and is buried in Anstead, WV (Fayette County). Signora had a sister named Arizona born July 5, 1877, died May 1971. She married a Hess and her final residence via social sec. (#235806474) was Anstead, WV. This is the only solid information I have available. However, other researchers who may be related claim Signora had two brothers-Alexander Tazwell or Taswell and John Eagle and two sisters Sarah and Marguerite. I can not verify these additional individuals. Vital records in our state has no record regarding Signora's birth death or marriage, so far. Any information you can provide would be most helpful.
Posted: July 2000


Shirley Ernst
Query: Am trying to find anything out about the King family. They were in PA. 1850 and in NJ. 1900. I belive them to be of Indian blood. Father's name was Aaron born about 1830 in PA Jerry born about 1850 in NJ. Am at a lost trail please help thank you for any help any one can give me. Please email back as I'am not on line that much.
Posted: July 2000


Douglas Welch
Query: I have heard all my life that I have a Cherokee ancestor apparently through the Browning family out of Bartlesville Oklahoma. (Myrtle Browning). I have also heard the name Blue Jacket (??) referenced. And I heard that one of these Brownings in the 1930s tried to "apply for their head right" but were not successful. All of this information is extremely sketchy and spotty and I have no idea of its accuracy. How can I go about verifying the basic question of whether I have a Cherokee ancestor?
Posted: July 2000


John J Jake Tapscott
Query: I am trying to locate the lineage of my father, James Robert Tapscott. I was told that his maternal grandmother was 100%, full blood Cherokee Indian. I do not have his grandmother's name, although I do have his mother's name and father's name. We are not sure if they married. His mother's name was Cora Dean Martin and his father's name was Douglas Tapscott. We think Cora Martin was from or lived in Virginia for some time and eventually lived and died in the Washington D.C. area. I hope I've been clear and precise. Please help.
Posted: July 2000


Jackie Womack
Query: Joshua Burgess said to be Cherokee Indian. Had a sister named Josephine.
Posted: July 2000


William J Robbins II
Query: I am looking for information on a William Thomas Robbins. It is believed that he died around 1932, in either Craig or Mayes Counties, in Oklahoma. Social Security number searches lead us to believe that due to the rural nature of the territory at that time he had no social security number, and possibly no birth, marriage, or death records. It is also entirely possible that he may have resided within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation (being of Cherokee descent), therefore records may have been lost. One of the facts we do know is that he is buried at the Vinita Oklahoma Cemetary.
Posted: July 2000


Johnnie Boyd
Query: I am just starting to explore my family's heritage. I am starting with my great great great grandmother, her name was Matilda England Randolph Anderson. If anyone can send me any information please do.
Posted: July 2000


Judy Johns
Query: Trying to find anything abut Josiah Roberts mar. Sarah McCready, Brown Cnty, Mo. 1857-6 child.-Eliza, George Washington, Melvina, Wm Grant, Joseph and Elizabeth. Esp. interested in Melvina's husband and Josiah and Sarah's parents. Melvina had 2 children, Mary and George Roberts. It is said they had the same last name bec. her husband was Cherokee and took the name George Roberts. She later mar. a Matterson. Sarah McCready was said to be 1/2 Cherokee. They later went to Arizona and New Mexico.
Posted: July 2000


Robert Flores
Query: My question is just how do I go about finding out just how much Cherokee I am. It would be on my father's side, but I have not had contact with my father for over 20 years and have no idea how to contact him. I do know that my great grandfather who I have been told was over 50 percent Cherokee, and his name is Raymond Flores. He died in Nov. of 73 and was born in 1896. He had a son that was named Robert Flores and I am the third generation Robert Flores. Raymond married a woman named Mary Valdez. I am very curious to find out a side of my family that I only hear about from my mother. If you can help I would appreciate it or point me in the right direction.
Posted: July 2000


Ruth Reynolds
Query: Looking for info on Mary bea Washburn, married ? Poindexter (James R.?) about 1884, Tx. Had 4 children, then married ? Dooley.
Posted: July 2000


Brunkhorst
Query: Looking For An Ida May Friend. Married a Turner in Missouri. She was born December 8, 1873: died June 10, 1963. Would like to know ancestors? Real Name?
Posted: July 2000


Lola Stewart
Query: I just wanted some information. My grandfather and grandmother on my mom's side are both from Oklahoma. My grandfather's last name is Dill and my grandmother's name is Matthews. I hope you can offer any information on this.
Posted: July 2000


Teri James
Query: John Weatherford, Elisha Weatherford, Malinda (Melinda) Center, Martha Savannah Milligan. All of these ancestors are from the VA, SC, GA area.
Posted: July 2000


Charles E Dotson
Query: I cannot find any information on Indian genealogy in Ms. on my family. I am from Lambert and Spoons families.
Posted: July 2000


Laramie Roush
Query: Tsquiya anitsalagi gesesdi unadulisgi.
Posted: July 2000


Dennis L Rainwater
Query: I am looking the father of James T. Rainwaters. J.T. was born in what now Cullman Ala, in 1836. This was still Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw lands at this time I also am looking for the names of the Rainwater family who is on the Cherokee Drennen Roll of 1851 they where in the Illinois District Cherokee Nation Oklahoma the roll reads as follows: #39 John Ridge, #39 Quar la yur ke, #39 Sul a tees ke, #39 Rain Water, #39 White Killer. I am also looking for the following surnames that are enroll in the Cherokee Nation. There as follows; Ellen Moore, James Jackson Johns, James M. Austin Mary Leathers, Amanda Crocker, Henry Lay, Martha Kent, Milly Parris, Leola Mahulda Jackson, George W. Moore, Elijah Moore. Thank you for time.
Posted: July 2000


Megan McGee
Query: I have been searching and trying to trace my genealogy for a while. We were told that the Cherokee records on my paternal family were destroyed in a fire, but later were told that it was disputable. We are looking for roots for Dollie May Oller, who lived somewhere in Oklaholma or Northern Texas.
Posted: July 2000


Darcy Leonard
Query: I am looking for any information on my husband's great grandmother Nettie Parker. I have been told that she was full Cherokee. She married a man names Simion Gee Mcdade. They had one son named Alvin. If anyone can help me please let me know.
Posted: July 2000


Diane Taylor
Query: My gg grandmother apparently was full Cherokee, her name was Mary Iron from Iron County MO, in the old family bible. I have no records of her except the bible, if anyone knows of any one by that last name it would be a godsend.
Posted: July 2000


Paul S Bryan
Query: Great great grandmother named Mary Adeline Gilmore, born sometime in 1870's in Missouri. Married name Mary Adeline Gilmore-Spradley. Married to William Paul Spradley. Great grandother Mary Elizabeth Spradley Born 1896 Slater Missouri, Died November 6, 1977 I'm trying to find all I can about Genealogy, my tribe and nation.
Posted: July 2000


Sherry Kay
Query: I need to find information on Marion Thompson. He is said to be half Cherokee and half English. He was born in Gainsville, Georgia. He was my husband's grandfather. I am wishing to verify this is possible.
Posted: July 2000


Mary Phipps
Query: From family information I was told my 4th. gr. grandmother was of Cherokee ancestory. Her name was Lucinda Hylton. She married John Mabe in Stokes, Co. N.C. Any info on Hylton be appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Blake Short
Query: I'm looking for a location where my great grandmother might be on some sort of public register as a Cherokee Indian. Her name was Frankie Oneal.
Posted: July 2000


Amy Holcomb
Query: I am looking for information on a Bear Trot. He live around present day Montgomery, Alabama. If you can offer any information on this name, I would appreciate it.
Posted: July 2000


Jessie Bowlsby
Query: I am seeking information on John Ridge. My mother's name before she married was Ridge. They are from Chatt. Tenn. Her ggggGrandfather was John Ridge. One of the chiefs of the Cherokee indians. If anyone has any information on her family plese let me know. If you need more information I have more names and some history on her family.
Posted: July 2000


Barbara R Langley Green
Query: We are looking for any information on two sisters and one brother that were given to a family in Jones County Mississippi. The name of the family was Landrum. The man's name was James Landrum. One of the sisters name was Queen Tillie (Landrum) and the other sisters name was Vermell (Landrum). The brothers name is unknow and he died at a early age after going to the Landrums. We believe the children came from the Carolinias. Their parents died due to a fever that pasted throught the reservation. Queen Tillie married Wilton Pitts and Vermell married James D. Knight. Both sisters lived their lives in Jones County.
Posted: July 2000


Melissa Roach
Query: I would like to know about my fathers Grandma, Myrtle Hall. Is their any information on her? She was from Arkansas. The name Myrtle Hall was given to her before she married. Please let me know.
Posted: July 2000


Larry E Vandergriff
Query: Although I never knew my grandmother, Laura Lunsford Vandergriff or Vandergrift, family stories say she was Cherokee. Laura was born in TN abt 1886 and died in Nov 1932 in Harlan, KY. She married Dock William Warren Vandergriff around 1900. Dock was born around 1879 in TN and died in Norton, VA in Nov 1959. Does anyone out there have any information that may help in my search?
Posted: July 2000


Diane Gilbert
Query: I am looking for any information available re: Mamie Anne Dillingham, born in Barnardsville, NC., married to a Frenchman: Avery Forest Maney, also born in NC. City believed to be Weaverville?NC. These are known grandparents and need to trace records to be able to achieve membership.
Posted: July 2000


Jason Anderson
Query: Searching for information on PollyAnn Dunn born 1839, possibly in Central-Southern Ky. Married second time to James Tolson (DOB 1834) in 1881. Daughter Fanny Tolson - Married William Little 31may1899. Grandaughter Emma Little - married Amos Lawson 22aug1923. My query is in reference to PollyAnn Dunn - I understand her to be full blooded Cherokee. This research is onbehalf of Emma Little - My Grandmother.
Posted: July 2000


Jennifer Sanders
Query: Looking for information on Nancy W. Talley b. October 28, 1827 in Tennessee m. Augustus Henry Chitty. She was full blooded Cherokee.
Posted: July 2000


Pamela Adkins Pry
Query: I am currently in the process of filling out paperwork proving lineage to George Sizemore (Golden Hawk) and am working on the Native American lineage from my mothers side of the family. This is where I could use some help. My grandfather was James Beckham Lawrence b.1903 in Texas. My grandmother was Mamie B. Craven b.1906 in Scipio Oklahoma. Any Native American history related to these families would be very helpful.
Posted: July 2000


Betty S Pitts
Query: Looking for information on a lady who was Cherokee. Her last name was Jacobs. I have no first name. She was the mother of John Jacobs and the grandmother of James Jacobs. I don't know when she was born or when she died. She lived to be 116 years old and died in Tribee,Ok. A white man by the name of Lawson was the father of John Jacobs. She went to live with Mr. Lawson and his wife when she was 12 to 14 years old. She had one brother that she never saw again after going to live with the Lawsons. Do theses names appear in any of your records.
Posted: July 2000


Casey Rae Burgess
Query: I have been trying to research my family history and I have always been told that my great great grandmother was a full blood Cherokee. I have several pictures of her and her family and I am almost positive of this statement. However, I do not know where to start. Her name was Elizabeth Walker. If you can help me at all I would really appreciate it.
Posted: July 2000


Cathy Murphy
Query: I am trying to trace my lineage through my maternal granny's family. The info I've got is limited, what I've been able to find out is this, my mother was born to Montie Catherine Ross in Huntsville, Ala. Montie was also born in the Huntsville area in Dec.1912 to Florence (maiden name either Dobbs or Lewis) and John Ross. John Ross died during WW1, he was born on the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. As a child I visited Cherokee North Carolina with my family & I remember my granny going through some of the museums & retelling me stories she had been told by her parents. We had even met an older woman who had known her and her parents when Montie was a child. But as I was only about 10 or so at the time the names and such are unclear to me. I would like to be able to pass on the stories and heritage to my children.
Posted: July 2000


Vickie Sutton
Query: My Cherokee ancestors's names are: Wesley P. Waters, William P. Waters, Wallace Waters, Wilburn Waters and Louisa Waters Melton. Many family members have applied for citizenship in the Cherokee nation. Wallace Waters children are: Thomas F. Waters b:1845 (Falls River, KS), Lou Waters (f) b: 1847; William Waters b: 1850. Thomas F. Waters children are: Olive L. Waters Cox b: 1869; Minnie L. Furguson b: 1867 (both from New Burnside, Ill) In 1860, Wallace Waters was married to Nancy b:1827, living in Madison Co., TN.
Posted: July 2000


Walter T Jeffrey
Query: I am told by my ancestors that I am of Cherokee decent. I found a name on the Dawes Roll that is the same as my Greatgrandmothers name. Her name was Nora C. Sloan. If anyone has any information about her family that may be in or around Oklahoma I would love to hear from you. Also her ID number was 5117. Thank you very much for the use of this web site.
Posted: July 2000


Jaime Mistene Hail
Query: I am needing firmative information on my Cherokee heritage. I have a roll number on one of my ancestors, David Wilson Hale #5295, born 8-15-1847, died 1-1-1935. David has two full brothers by the names of John Preston Hail, born in Decatar Meigs County in Tennessee 8-30-1849 died in Broken Arrow Oklahoma in 6-26-1935, and James Monroe Hail,12-16-1851 to 7-9-1911; readmitted to Indian Territory in 1896. The last names are spelled different but they are still supposed to be full brothers. I am needing to prove that they are full brothers by birth certificates. John is supposed to have or applied for an Eastern roll number. In 1907? The father of these three boys is George Wilson Hail (3-14-1816 to 9-10-1852?) If this query can lead to any further information, where to go or who to ask,ect., it will be greatly appriciated. The other information that I have that may be of some help is: the county that John was born in, Meigs, used to be Rhea county but was split in 1838 I believe. I would appriciate any help concerning this heritage.
Posted: July 2000


Dana Baran
Query: I am trying to trace my Native heritage. My maternal great grandparents were Native American, but I have so little information about them and my grandmother didn't even have a birth certificate. This is what I know so far. Wilkes Foster BD 1870-1880 Death 1897-1900? From Oklahoma and died in Mountain Home Arkansas. Norvella Chambers/Foster/Jarry BD 1870-1880 Death 1970's From either Arkansas or Missouri. Tribal Affiliation Unknown- either one, both, or neither could be Cherokee. Sure would like to know Thank You if you can help!
Posted: July 2000


Ralph V Rodriguez
Query: I'm looking for information that will verify Darrell Keith Rich, Cherokee name Young Elk, is a member of the Cherokee Nation.
Posted: July 2000


Holly Bogdanovich
Query: My gggrandfather was Bill Hopper who was Cherokee. My ggaunt Maggie (Margaret Etta) Warren wrote a letter to my ggrandfather talking about him and his Cherokee papers. Unfortunately I do not have those papers. Hopper married Ann Mohala or Mohaly Piper: b 31 Oct., 1857 in Aiken, South Carolina. Bill and Mohala had (1)one daughter Qualla or Qulla Hopper, I believe in Hillsboro, TX: born around 1879. From the letter: Bill had been married before and had 2 or three daughters by his first marriage. Sorry I have no names here. I am trying to find any records or papers that document their lives.
Posted: July 2000


Ray Moore
Query: We have been told that Ray's great-grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee. We would like to be able to document this so our daughters can be elegible for scholarships. Her name was Nannie B. Hampton (2-6-1878 to 3-27-1950) and she married Stonewall Jackson Robbins on 12-10-1893. Where do we go from here?
Posted: July 2000


Nancy Lyons
Query: Looking for information regarding Cherokee Chief Mendahoe. He was supposedly the grandfather of Sarah Wyatt (1843-1902). Need verification and his Christian name as well.
Posted: July 2000


Wanda Temple
Query: Brown, Martin, Puckett (SC/NC): Florence Brown married Puckett born approx. 1874, died 1966, sister Pearl Brown married Martin (Charlotte, NC) - brother Wade Brown (Anderson, SC). Any lead appreciated!
Posted: July 2000


Kerry Robertson
Query: We are looking for Robert Hutson born 3-26-1874, died 7-10-1968. Where he died and also any thing on his Cherokee Tribal history and family. We live in southern Illinois near wayne county any information would be appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


Aaron Malachi Mixon III
Query: My parents and grandparents told me I am part Cherokee. They are deceased and I have no formal records. I was born in Spiro, Oklahoma (1940) son of Aaron Malachi, Jr (1910) son of Dr Aaron Malachi Mixon (1866)and Claudia Lee Kersh Collins (1878). She was widow of a full blood Choctaw Jack Collins if Ft Smith, Arkansas. Dr Mixon was son of James Joyce and Ann Green. There is a county in Texas, Greene, named after her family. James Joyce was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1828. My father said my great-great grandfather Kersh left Mississippi to move to Texas. My father said one of his maternal great-grandfathers was Confederate General Stand Watie but I can find no proof that any of his children had any offspring. I am hoping someone can help me make my Cherokee connection. My grandmother looked part Indian and was on the Indian rolls in Oklahoma, but I believe this was due to her marriage to Jack Collins. Can you help?
Posted: July 2000


Donna Courtney Rausch
Query: I am looking for information about Christopher Oxberry. He was Cherokee and married into the Colbert family of the Chickasaw. He is one of my ancestors. I am trying to find out the name of his father. As far ack as I can go. Any information would be apprecited.
Posted: July 2000


Judy DeCamp Jarvis
Query: Looking for information about my maternal great-grandfather, David Ridge, believed to be fullblood. Died early 1900's in or near Rose Prairie, OK. which may also have been Rowe's Prairie. He was reportedly killed in a gunfight at the time of an election. He married Caroline Parris, also Cherokee. According to the Dawe's rolls he died prior to enrollment.
Posted: July 2000


Pam Sweigart
Query: Will and/or Nancy Hammans
Posted: July 2000


Janice Fink
Query: I am researching Armstead "Armpy" Kirkland any info you may have will be appreciated.
Posted: July 2000


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