April 2001 Genealogy Queries

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Hazel Goodson
Query: I have been told that my great grandmother, Elizabeth Catherine Hart was Cherokee Indian. She was born 1849 in Missouri. She married Alonzo Huffman in 1871 at Fayetville, Washington County, Arkansas. At the time of marriage she said that she was of Washington County, Arkansas. Her death certificate says her father was Jacob Hart, who was born Missouri and her mother was also born Missouri, but name unknown. I have been unable to locate any family members.
Posted: April 2001


Linda Wimpee
Query: Tracing Cherokee background. Father: James Gordon Battles. Mother: Ollie Lucille Haywood. Grandfather: James Nelson Battles (Steel Alabama). Grandmother: Ella Debusk. Missouri Battles, Thomas Battle 1700's, John Battle 1654, James Battle 1759.
Posted: April 2001


Laurel Posey
Query: Seeking any connections to my grandfather, Freeman Littlefield (1913-1982). We believe his mother (surname Kerley) may have been of Cherokee descent. They were both from Tennessee. Her full name might have been Mary Kerley or Mary Isbell Kerley. If she was Mary Isbell Kerley, she was born in 1887; parents Margaret Drinnen and Andrew Jackson Kerley, paternal grandparents Andrew Kerley and Mary Littlefred Plemmons, all also from Tennessee. Any ideas would be appreciated, as I am very new to geneology and not sure how to trace this.
Posted: April 2001


Kathy Peek
Query: I need information about my g,g,grandmother Mira Panther Thomasson Gibby. I understand she was supposed to be full Cherokee. I think her father's name was John S. Panther and her mother's name was (I think) Mary Sutton(?). She was married to William H.C. Thomasson. Any information on her family would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Kathy Murdock
Query: Great great grandmother named Missouri, married a Teasley, had a daughter named Nettie Ellen Teasley, born 4-4-1879 in Texas. Nettie Teasley was buried in Sapulpa OK in 1918 Do you have any information on a Cherokee named Missouri?
Posted: April 2001


Rickey Prater
Query: I'm looking to see if I have Indian in me. My great grandpa was Enoch England and grandpa was Greenville Hackworth on my moms side. On my dads side, my great great grandma was Ginnie- Jennie-Runyon. I'm supposed to have Cherokee and Blackfoot blood in me. If you have any information, please respond back.
Posted: April 2001


Jacqueline Smallwood Morini
Query: Looking for Elijah Randolphe Smallwood out of Tennessee, about 1780, reportedly Native American. Can anyone help me establish a link to the Native American community?
Posted: April 2001


Chris Hoyt
Query: I'm searching for information on my great-great grandfather, Judge Overton Love of Love Co. Oklahoma. I would like to know more about him and of my family tree.
Posted: April 2001


David Mee
Query: I am looking for information about my grandfather, James Wesley Donnahoe, born to a Cherokee mother in Oklahoma @1910. He assumed the surname of an uncle (Dutremaine) when he tried to enlist in the Navy in at the age of 13. He died in New York in 1985.
Posted: April 2001


Patty
Query: I am told that my great-grandmother, Annie Hubbard, was a Cherokee Indian. Her mother's name was Sally Lane. I do not know her father's name. She was married three times. Her first husband was Jessie or James Aldridge. They had one child, Malissa Frances Aldridge. Her second husband was John Elliott. They had two children, John Lee Elliott and Carella Elliott. Her third husband was William Bates. They had three children, George Bates, Hermie Bates, and Jessie Bates. I do not know her date of birth, but date of death was May 24, 1960. Any information or leads would be most appreciated. Good luck with your own searches, and thank you.
Posted: April 2001


Kevin G Williams
Query: I am looking for information on my great grandfather John M. Miller he married Lucindy Halfbreed (my g grandmother) about 1906 in IT. Lucindy was previously married to Thomas Leader. They married late in life Lucindy was about 41 at the time of this marriage. One known child Grace Miller born 1909.
Posted: April 2001


Bruce L Parker
Query: Can you provide me with any information on Matilda Williams, married to Will Wykle. Approximate DOB 1869, (her DOB). Approximate DOD 1911. Supposed to be one-half Eastern-Band Cherokee on her mother's side. Mother supposed to be full Cherokee. Born in Jackson County, NC. Also died in Jackson County, NC. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Ernie Hurst
Query: My ggg grandmother was Priscilla (Priscella) Southern?? from South Carolina & supposedly full or part Cherokee. Married to Jeremiah Hurst between 1812 & 1817. In 1850 they lived in Morgan Co. TN with 9 of 14 kids born between 1817 & 1844.
Posted: April 2001


Shirley Maynard
Query: My grandmother's first husband was J. Lee Williams, half Cherokee, who was born in TN about 1876. He was located on the 1900 Indian Territory, Choctaw Nation, Five Civilized Tribes area of Hartshorne territorial census (OK) with his future bride's family as a boarder. He married Ada Hasty, 29 July 1900. Two children were born of this union, but one died very young. The other survived to have children. J. Lee Williams was killed in the coal mines near Dow, Indian Territory, Choctaw Nation, about 1904. I've not been able to locate him on the TN 1880 federal census with parents, because mainly, I don't know what his initial "J" stands for. Any help with grandma's first husband would be most appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Bret Rountree
Query: I don't know what Indian tribe that I would be from. I only know that Rountree is and Indian name and would love to find out about my history. No one in my family seems to know where we came from. Please check to see. If not please tell me where else I might be able to find out.
Posted: April 2001


Cammy Hughes Jones
Query: My last name is Hughes. I know alot about my roots, I just would like to know how to figure out how much Cherokee blood we have. We are descendants of Tan Doe, But thats only on one side. We are also descendants of Nancy Ward, whose 2nd husband was a white man named trader Hughes. My daughter is also a relative of the Bears of Cherokee descent. All of western NC and eastern TN.
Posted: April 2001


Wayne Sizemore
Query: Ned the Indian Sizemore.
Posted: April 2001


Kim Rippeth
Query: I am trying to locate history on my family. I am from Ohio. The courthouse here burned a long time ago making my search difficult. My greatgrandmothers maiden name as far as I was told was Jenny Kelp. Please let me know if you would have any record of this or tell me how I could find more on tracing my family.
Posted: April 2001


Donna Kerley Wells
Query: Looking for information on Elizabeth Cypert. Was told she was full-blooded Cherokee Indian. She married Achilis Kerley, they moved from North Carolina to Arkansas. Any information would be helpful.
Posted: April 2001


Susan Smith
Query: I was informed that my great grandmother was part of the Cherokee tribe. I don't know much about her and I'm interested in learning more about my heritage as a Native American. Her name was Bell (Belle) Miller. That was her married name. My grandfather's name was Carl Miller, and my fathers name is John Henry Miller. I'm not sure if this is what this query is for but I don't know where to start looking for information about her. Can you please help me?
Posted: April 2001


John Mathews
Query: Help Please, looking for information or relatives of Cornblossom or Chief Doublehead.
Posted: April 2001


Michelle Rowlett
Query: I was told about seven yeas ago that I have a full blooded Cherokee ancestor that was John Adams guide. Unfortunately I don't know anymore than that. I know my family was in the Georgia area possibly in the eighteenth century, but as I said I don't know anymore than this when it comes to my Native American heritage. If anyone knows anything at all I would greatly appreciate an e-mail. No detail is too small. I live in California and have very little knowledge about North Carolina and the Cherokee Nation itself. Thank you ahead of time for any help that can be provided.
Posted: April 2001


Stacey Lee
Query: Born 10/22/71 in Aliquippi, PA. Birth mother Cherokee Indian named Linda Born 1951. Birth father German named Lawrence Dale born 1951-52. Brother named Steven Dale born Jan. 1970. Sister named Sheila born Oct. 1968.
Posted: April 2001


David Chastain
Query: I would like to find out any information having to do the name's Chastain, Carter, and Jackson, and the Cherokee.
Posted: April 2001


M Marrs
Query: Seeking information on a woman named Thelma Lentz, born c. 1905-1921, probably born in NC, TN, SC, GA, VA, WVA OR KY, and said to be Cherokee. This woman is related to my former husband and is the critical link in authenticating my children's ancestry (said to be more than 3/8 Cherokee).
Posted: April 2001


Lisa Armstrong
Query: I have been told some of my past relatives were Cherokee. I would like to know how to find out for sure, but I don't know how to get started. Can anyone help me?
Posted: April 2001


Toni Kaye Terrell
Query: My great-grandfather. Charlie Johnson, born in North Carolina (1800's) and my other great-grandfather, Marion Bishop, probably born in Missippi (1800's) were both full-blooded Cherokee Indians. Would you please try to find out for me if this is truly part of my geneaology. I certainly wish i had more information for you. I appreciate your time and effort.
Posted: April 2001


Laurie Lista
Query: I am looking for a William Arthur Bates, born September 15, 1883 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was married to Eula Mae Ragsdale, born in Holly Springs, Georgia. They lived in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I believe they had a daughter named Ella Mae Bates born on December 11, 1911.
Posted: April 2001


Stephanie Darnnell Gainey
Query: My father Jiles Thomas Gainey his father Reuben Jiles Gainey born Chesterfield SC May 29 1904 and 2 brothers T.M. Gainey, Jim Gainey. Thier parent were William Gainey an Trudy Dixon. This is my father's side of the family my mother's side was Fore and Boss I hope you can help.
Posted: April 2001


Larry Nigh
Query: I recently discovered that some re-located Cherokee families told their children they were black-dutch in order to assist assimilation into the anti-Native white culture. My father (Marton Otis Nigh) told me as a child he was black-dutch. His father's name was Marion Nigh and his mother's maiden name was Laney Miller. Dad was born in Grayson, Co., TX. but raised around Apache, OK. I'm having trouble finding a solid lead on the family.
Posted: April 2001


Doug Schreiner
Query: Looking for Howards and their ancestral Native American tribe(s).
Posted: April 2001


Rebecca Towne
Query: If anyone knows of a Tinklepaugh, please let me know. She was my great-grandmother. I'm not sure of the spelling of the name. I do know she married an Allen Towne.
Posted: April 2001


Errin Jackson
Query: I am looking for my great great grandmother Amanda Avery who was Cherokee and married to Alfred Parker in Brent, Alabama, great grandfather was born in 1891 in Brent, AL.
Posted: April 2001


Jamie
Query: Need verification of American Indian roots. My great grandmother was an American Indian by the name of Eliza Jane Bills. She married several times (3?) to a Milo Rookstool (my great grandfather, a dutchman) and also to men with the last name of Stark and (Alphonso?) Lingofelton/er. She had a daughter (my grandmother) named Alta Louise Rookstool born in Laurelswell, Indiana on October 4, 1901. Alta Rookstool married my grandfather, Ivan Lane in July of 1921 in Desha County, Arkansas. Can someone help me verify that Eliza Jane Bills was in fact a Native American (Cherokee I am told)? My daughter has a chance to adopt a baby with Native American ancestry in a few weeks if we can prove our Native American ancestry. I hope all this is clear enough for me to get the help that we need. I would also like to have this for future generations to appreciate their roots.
Posted: April 2001


Gloria Frazier
Query: Looking for my husband's great grandmother, Delia Saphrona Carson. Supposed to be full-blooded Cherokee. Married George Washington Carmack, Jr. Lived around Sand Mountain, Alabama and possibly in nearby Mississippi. Any information is appreciated on either great grandparent.
Posted: April 2001


Kim Blaylock
Query: Looking for information on my great grandmother, Artie Rodella May Mcguire born on a Cherokee Reservation near Jay OK in 1888, her father was known as Green Berry.
Posted: April 2001


Janice R Moon maiden name Cox
Query: I am trying to trace my Cherokee ancetors. My grandmother's name was Ella Cox, a full-blood Cherokee, she lived in Memphis, Tennessee where my father, Walter Epsen Cox was born in 1918. Can you be of any assistance?
Posted: April 2001


Dorothy Frink
Query: Seekink info. re; my grandmother b.circa1861 in Silver Lake N.Y. named Mary Free-orphaned and raised by Mulkins fam. Taken to Md. later returned to Sherman. Ct. Would like to know what American Indian tribe she was a member of.
Posted: April 2001


John Beard
Query: My greatgrandmother was from the Oklahoma and north Texas (Lubbock) I was told she was a full blooded Cherokee Indian. I only know her married name: Izzie Morris.
Posted: April 2001


Jason Welsh
Query: O'siyo, I am 1/32 Cherokee which means my great,great,great grandma was full blooded Cherokee, but I have not been able to find her I think her name was Lucinda May (Crabtree ?) she was married to James M May in KY any info would be helpful.
Posted: April 2001


Dawn
Query: Hudson, Henson, Wade, Taylor, Kidd.
Posted: April 2001


Kathy Donofrio
Query: I am trying to research my great grandmothers family. Her name was Blanche Louella Stage born in 1893 and died 1942. She was married to Charles Vanderhoef(hoff or hoof) and ? Richards. ? Richards later remarried and ended up in Danbury CT or in that general vicinity. Parents were Galen Stage and Meribeh Stoll. They were lenape Indian aka Delaware Indian Tribe. All help is appreciated!
Posted: April 2001


Robert Pratt
Query: For years I have heard that my greatgrandfather was part Cherokee Indian. If this is so, it would help me so much to trace down my grandmothers side of the family. I know nothing about my past, so I guess in this modern world of today, everyone needs someone. If you could tell me anything about my great-grandfather, William Lewis Welch, born in 1850, and his daughter Della Welch born some time around 1880 I would be so greatful. I'm so sorry that I have no more information that this. Now you know why it's been so hard for me.
Posted: April 2001


Kathy Gavin
Query: Wiil or William Herrin.
Posted: April 2001


Glenn Allison
Query: My mother had told me that her grandmother was a decendant of tribe of the Cherokee Nation. She and her mother have passed away and I know very little, perhaps you can help. My grandmothers maiden name was Anglin, her mothers married name was Alice "Lester" Anglin she was married twice Her first married name was Alice "Lester" Bailey. I found an old reference to her, she was from, or lived in Panther W.Va. Her daughter my grandmother married Harris Clinton Weaver and lived in Richwood W.Va. My mother had told us that her grandmother Alice Anglin was close to fullblooded American Indian and I believe of a tribe from the West Virginia area, and I believe part of the Cherokee Nation. Any help in this search would be greatly appriciated.
Posted: April 2001


Terrie Clark
Query: Looking for Chief White Cloud who was supposed to have a son named Franklin Euphrates Graves. I was married to his son Franklin Euphrates Graves II who went under the name of Franklin Daniel Clark. F.E. Graves the first was born 12-21-24 and died in 1978. My daughter is looking for her Indian Heritage.
Posted: April 2001


Danna L Killough
Query: I am trying to find information on my great grandmother who I am told was full blood Cherokee. Her name was Margaret Magdeline Cooley. I was told over 45yrs. ago that she was born on one of the Cherokee Reservations. I do not know if this is true or not. She had 3 children named Cora B. Jackson, William Leroy or Leroy William Unger, and Margaret Unger (Sophie) Aunt Sophie was born in 1930. Her children were from Charles Andrew Jackson and Ernest O. Unger. To know all the names of my relatives that have lived before me and to be able to recite their names daily in honor of their spirits is very important in my life. I will greatly appreciate all information given. May the wind bring light and knowledge to this inguery.
Posted: April 2001


Winnie Joy Roby
Query: Looking for proof of Indian ancestry. Margaret Tiffin married to James Alexander Hodges born in Miss. died in Texas. Margaret Tiffin was born about 1828.
Posted: April 2001


Brande McAbee Fox
Query: I am looking for any information on my ggg-grandmother Mahala. She married Drury McAbee of Ireland (probably early 1800's). I cannot locate her surname but I know her father was a Cherokee Indian. Drury and Mahala lived in Spartanburg, SC after the were married. Drury is listed on the census of 1810 as living in the county of Spartanburg but there is no mention of Mahala. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Tammy Crawford
Query: Trying to locate: Robert Henry Crawford, he was known to be an Indian scout for the army. I have no dates for him. His wife was Mary M. "Polly" Phillips. Also his son Berry (not sure) married to Sallie Gadley. They had three children: (1) Earlie Crawford-born Dec 1893, (2) Minnie- birth unknown, (3) Arthur- birth unknown.
Posted: April 2001


Elaine Weaver
Query: Do you know of this story? Two women from Virginia married Indians, one Cherokee and the other may have been of another tribe. They lived on an Island in the Dan River and grew grain for a local Miller. The townspeople learned about the Indians and murdered the husbands, leaving the wives and children. I understand from my family that the Indian blood comes in from our Weeks and Ballinger lines. These families are of the Floyd, Montgomery Co. area of Virginia. I need names etc. Any information is greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Tammy Banty
Query: To all who have tried to help me, please forgive me as my e-mail address was wrong. I had just gotten it and forgot to add the 2018. This is my correct address. Here is my query again for those who have not seen it yet: I am searching for information on David Hamby. He lived in North Carolina. He married Pearlie Mae Mabe and had 1 daughter, Ruby Mae Hamby (my mother). She was born March 16 1937 or 38. I think they lived in North Wilkesboro NC when my mother was born. My grandmother Pearlie remarried and lived in High Point, NC as long as I can remember as Pearl McQuire. I am interested in finding out if David Hamby is in fact part Cherokee Indian and if so from which tribe did he belong. The story is that his ancestors were part of the trail of tears and the bloodlines were mixed with Sioux somewhere along the way. Any information to help me find the roots to my heritage is greatly appreciated, and may God bless you all. Wa-Do (Thank-you).
Posted: April 2001


Carolyn Bell
Query: I'm looking for information on my greatgrandmother, I was told that she was Native American. Her name is Nancy Cline b.abt 1855, father James Cline, mother Pricy Roberts. I think they moved between KY and WV from what I was told. Can any one help me?
Posted: April 2001


Judy Miller
Query: Help, I was told that there is Cherokee Blood in my gggrandfathers family-Reuben Sexton. His parents were David and Celia May Sexton settling in Ashe County NC. I have found nothing.
Posted: April 2001


Lynn Nelson
Query: I am trying to discover who the parents of Littleton Taylor (born about 1778 in NC) were. He married a woman named Martha ? born in VA. Littleton first appears in tax records in 1801 in Wilkes County, GA and died in Greene County, GA in 1860. I had a recent inquiry from another branch of the family stating he may have been Cherokee. I have never heard that he was but am trying to search all leads. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Posted: April 2001


Ronald Young
Query: I am looking for information about my father Roland L. Young whom I have never met. He is said to be one half Cherokee, his mother being full blooded Cherokee. He is from North Carolina and was in the marines during WW2(1945) or close. I'm not very familiar with research on genealogy, so any help would be appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Michael Paul Howard
Query: I am looking for confirmation that my great, great grandmother was of Cherokee descent. Her maiden name was Lucinda Bradford, and she was born and raised in MO. She married Sidney Combs. I am still looking for more info, birth dates, places, etc.
Posted: April 2001


Andra Ann Bolton
Query: My father's name was James Calvin Bolton, My grandfather's name was Robert Eugene Lee Bolton. My grandmother's name was Terry R. Fortenberry. My great grandfather's name was James William Bolton, born Sept.28, 1853 of Alabama. My great grandmother's name was Francis Goins, born Jan 6, 1853. Would you research these names for me. I would sincerely appreciate your help.
Posted: April 2001


Roxanne Thomasson-Wilson
Query: Any info on Thomasson-Panther families, NC circa 1870's. Anything at all will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Paul Robertson
Query: I was born in 1930, in the town of Paragould, Arkansas. My father's name was Robertson, my mother's name was Haley. We moved out of state when I was a child I was always told it was because of racial problem. My father was white I was always told my mother was Indian. I have no idea what Nation or Tribe. I have never meet anyone from my mother's side of the family. All I know is if you would see a photo of my oldest brother and myself when we were young, you would see and believe we are 100% Indian. I need help finding out something on my mothers family.
Posted: April 2001


Lois Webber
Query: Looking for info on Lloyd Edwind Barber born April 7, 1927.
Posted: April 2001


Tim Reilly
Query: I am searching for a South Carolina Cherokee lineage for my wife. The last name of her great grandmother would have been "A Man" or "Aman." Time period for this would have been around 1880-1890. We are just beginning our search & have not much more to go on than that name. Thank you for any information.
Posted: April 2001


Jan Mhoon
Query: I am searching for information regarding my grandmother's ancestry. She was born Willie Pearl Seabaugh in 1882, possibly Williamsburg, Missouri. Her brother was Odis T Seabaugh, born Marble Hill, Bollinger County. Their mother's maiden name was Wilson, possibly Molly or Polly. I would sure appreciate any help.
Posted: April 2001


Diane Addams
Query: I am seaching for my ancestor, her last name was Birdseed, she lived in Slater, Mo. She and her sister should be listed together. Her married name was Carter. Search in the 1800's.
Posted: April 2001


Diane Duhaime
Query: Am searching for family of Caroline Payne, born in Kentucky in 1835. She is reported to be Native American, possibly Cherokee. She married a James C. Coulter from Maine and they had a son, James Emory Coulter. James Emory Coulter went by the name Emory and traveled with Vaudeville. He visited Indian Reservations and collected Native American artifacts. Caroline Payne died December 14, 1922 and is buried in Needham, Mass. She looked Native American in a picture of her and she was smoking a pipe in the the photo. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Renee
Query: My ggg grandfather Enos C. Land was born in TN in 1818. His father Enos C. Land Sr. was born in Spartanburg, SC abt.1793. I have a picture of my gg grandmother Martha Jane Land who looks very much like an Indian. I am interested in finding out this info.
Posted: April 2001


Tonya Rakes
Query: My grandmother was raised on an Indian Reservation in the Carolina's her name was Leona (YE-ONA) Jenkins Cole, she passed away recently, and I am trying to find out more about her childhood and any family members there may still be out there. If you have any info for me please e-mail me.
Posted: April 2001


Donnie Schwandt
Query: Looking for any information on Waguna Dowell or Mary Francis Rinker. They are my great grandmother and g/g/grandmother.
Posted: April 2001


Vickie Tackett Bowen
Query: I am looking for any information on a John Wesley Tackett, date of birth was 8-11-1894 his father I believe but not sure was John G. Tackett all were to be Cherokee and John Wesley I know lived in Arkansas but do not know as of yet as to where his father was from. Anyone with information can please e mail me.
Posted: April 2001


Tanaya Moon Morris
Query: Theny Brown, Theny Durden, Theny Riller, Theny Mobley.
Posted: April 2001


Connie Marie Edie Studer
Query: Mother: Grace Overla, half Cherokee. Father: Frank (bud) Edie, full blood Cherokee. Overla/Edie/Lee/Lockard/Ireland/Bixby. Taken as a baby by white man. Would like information on my Cherokee heritage.
Posted: April 2001


Joan Baggett
Query: My husband's grandfather was Jonas Rich moved from Tn. to Ardmore Ok. Aunt Ada was his mama's sister her brothers were J.D., Willie, Claud, Ernest Rich. Jonas also had a brother will rich also moved to Ok. and had a big ranch there. We would like to know more of this family is Cherokee blood full.
Posted: April 2001


Anita Seybold
Query: Sarah Barnett and her family. Father believed to be William Barnett, mother unknown. She was born about 1860. We believe she was from Arkansas and possibly came from the Oklahoma reservation. She had children by Jacob Brooks and ended up in southern part of Missouri. She died around 1881 after giving birth to her last baby. We know nothing more on her and her family so would welcome any and all information from anyone who may think they have her in their family. Her children were: Martha Ellen, Walter and Elizabeth.

Nancy Lucille Reed b. 24 Nov 1864 Illinois d. 20 Feb 1953 Shannon County, MO. Nancy was Cherokee but we do not know if it came from her mother or her father. Father: Bloomer Reed b.27 Aug 1845 Illinois d. 20 Sep 1932 Missouri. Mother: Margaret Adeline Clark b. 20 May 1846 Mo. d. 18 Feb 1930 Mo.
Posted: April 2001


Bonnie
Query: I am looking for info on a Rebekka Davis, I don't know where she was born but she was found in the Onslow County area of North Carolina in the middle of the 1800's. We were told we are of Native descendant and she and her children were listed as such. Does anyone have any info on her, I believe she would had been born around 1808-1812. I would appreciate any information on the Davises of Onslow County.
Posted: April 2001


Carol King
Query: Searching for info on the surname Bullman, Western NC area am told it is Cherokee, would like to know who my ancestors are.
Posted: April 2001


Robin Temple Graviet
Query: Obediah Graviet (female) member of Cherokee Nation, Native American. Married a Goddard, also of Cherokee Nation. Need parents and siblings of Obediah-Location is Georgia.
Posted: April 2001


Dante Alexander
Query: I am interested in tracing my roots as far back as possible through my Native American lineage. My great-grandmother is Cherokee and her name is Esther Kane.
Posted: April 2001


Peggy Kelley
Query: Any info on Celia Adeline Cole, born 1811 and Sarah Elizabeth Hamilton, born 1850.
Posted: April 2001


Ruth Gallion
Query: Searching for the parents of Martha Parlee Hill. Born Obion Co. Tn Sept 27 1857. Married William Bradley Dowell 1878 Obion Co Tn. Died in Bartlesville Ok. Sept 3 1937. Any information greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Laura Coleman
Query: Looking for relatives or information on my greatgrandmother Kiseta Hopkins/Treffenstat b. 1850 in GA. Married John or Joseph Kuykendall b. 1852 in Al. My uncle told me she was 1/2 Cherokee and that they along with my grandfather Joseph Wesley Kuykendall lived in the Indian village in TN. Any information would be helpful.
Posted: April 2001


Barbara Lipska
Query: My mother tells me my great great great grandmother was a full blood Cherokee, her name was Mary Carter she married a man named Jacob Sawyer. My great great grandmother was Cora and married Vess Sawyer. My grandmother was Ollie May Sawyer and married John Sharp my mothers name is Alma Sharp who married Orville Dawson Patton. My grandparents resided in Arkansas somewhere in the area of Fayetteville, Prarie Grove or West Fork. I have just started my search for my heritage, if anyone can advise me or give me information I would very much appreciate your help.
Posted: April 2001


Lawrence J Carmalt Sr
Query: I am trying to verify the Cherokee heritage of my grandmother Hannah Spence of Miami, Kanawha county, West Virginia. This is her married name. I am unsure of her maiden name but it may be Hannah Ball or Hannah Baugh. It seems that her records were destroyed in a fire at the county courthouse so I am told, but even this is uncertain. She was born November 15, 1889 and died June 15, 1969. She was very quiet about her heritage and never would admit it to anyone, she was ashamed though I don't understand why. If anyone has any information please e-mail it to me, it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Carmella Hoechst
Query: Looking for information on Cherokee grandmother - Elizabeth Lee (Brown) Wilson born around 1900. Originally from Meridian, Mississippi - moved to Asheville, North Carolina. My mother - Mary Lee Wilson born April 15, 1915 in either Meridian or Asheville.
Posted: April 2001


Alma Rice
Query: Like so many, my mother was part Cherokee. Her father insisted that she and her brother never tell anyone they were part Indian after their mother died when they were small. They never knew anything about their mother's people, except she had a brother who left Arkansas and supposedly died in Oklahoma (?) I have found there was Cherokee lands between White River and the Arkansas River before ARkansas was a state. Most of the Cheokees went over into Oklahoma or down to Texas afterward. My ancestor, having married a white settler, remained in Arkansas until her death. As a result of the above, she, or my mother and uncle, were never put on the Dawes Roll. The Cherokee blood remains however and if anyone knows if the clan system was in effect with the Cherokee's living in this area before Arkansas statehood, and if so, the clan that was living around the White River area in Boone County Arkansas? Even if my siblings and myself do not know our Cherokee ancestor's maiden name (or Indian name) and as a result have little hope of being able to belong officially to the Cherokee nation (hopefully, we will be able to) we are proud of our Native American heritage and have made sure it is written into our family history for future generations. Best of luck to all who are searching their Indian ancestory. Wado
Posted: April 2001


Thomas Julian
Query: My grandmothers father was Choctaw/Cherokee mix, and was from Corbin, Ky. He was born in the late 1800s. I am trying to get as much information as I can, so I can put my family on the tribal roles, as I am very proud of the Native American and I wish to support them in every manner possible.
Posted: April 2001


Thomas Holmes
Query: I am looking for information on the following persons: Susan Luker married to Wm. D. Lumpkin, Ellender Holt married to Smith Scroggins Jr. I am trying to find if there is any Indian connection for either of those women.
Posted: April 2001


Amy Elizabeth Parker
Query: I have been told that my famly has Cherokee Indian in our genealogy and was wondering if you had the resources to find out. My parents are Dale and Patrice Parker.
Posted: April 2001


Cola Tehee
Query: Am looking for Wanda Teehee born in 1924-25 in Oklahoma was in Tulsa OK area in 1949 she would be in her 70's if still living don't know her married name. Would like to know who her parents were.
Posted: April 2001


Lillian Acosta Stone
Query: Cherokee & Irish - Looking for John Stone 1860 sons Julian James John.
Posted: April 2001


Lisa White
Query: Ira Ledbetter or Dora Ledbetter, Oklahoma. Dora, mother of 3 girls (Louise Ledbetter was my grandmother) and one boy. Dora's children (including my grandmother) spent time on a reservation near Tulsa, OK. We're trying to trace Dora's (and Ira, her husband) parents.
Posted: April 2001


Susan Downey
Query: My ex-husband, Joseph Charles Randall is the son of Dorothy Sizelove, who claimed to be part-Cherokee, and Kenneth Randall from Concord, California. My son, Timothy Christopher Randall was a product of that marriage. He is 32 and wants to know how much Cherokee is in him. How would he find that out?
Posted: April 2001


V Friedman
Query: Denney, Oliver, Cross, Thomas, Pose, Farist/Forrest, Duckett/Duckette, Copeland, Johnson. Cherokee(?) from SE USA.
Posted: April 2001


Rebekah
Query: My great granfather was Richard Max Davis, not sure d.o.b., died 1969. Married "Angelou" after his divorce from Mable Frances (or Francine) Richard has many children: Howard Davis (wed Ruth, child, LuAnne), Richard &/or Max? of Ark. (wed May). They have sis. RomaJane Huddleson. Do you know these people? They have been known to live in Calif, Ark, Nev, Ks, Okla, and Kentucky. Other brothers and sisters have lived in Ariz. The children of Richard and Mable were at one time put into an orphanage. There has been some hostile? feelings as a result? My grandmother is Frances Davis Dickens. I am trying to establish membership w/ the Cherokee tribe. I don't really know what I'm doing. Any ambitious people want to help this rookie?
Posted: April 2001


Jennifer
Query: I am trying to find any information on my ancestors who I believe were Cherokee. I am running into dead ends. Can you tell me what may help?
Posted: April 2001


Rebekah
Query: I am trying to establish my own membership with the Cherokee tribe. I am needing info on any "Davis" member of the tribe. Oh, please help me. Other names: Romine Dickens.
Posted: April 2001


Steve Wilkins
Query: I am trying to locate information on an ancestor. Her name was Summer or Summers and was on the Trail of Tears. The only other information is that she is from my mothers side with a maiden name of Wicket.
Posted: April 2001


Darren Couch
Query: Trying to reach Michael Gorman who had a post, but can't get thru on his email listed there. I have links to Minnie (Stout) Couch of SouthWest Missouri.
Posted: April 2001


Marissa Hoover
Query: I need the names and birth dates to any Beers' that existed. I need a certain one but my mom has the name. It will just about finish our genealogy.
Posted: April 2001


Louetta Forell
Query: I am looking for info on Elizabeth (Rockhold) Hicks. I am told she was of Cherokee descent. Any info is greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Dennis Ganoe
Query: Looking for info on James Harvey Ganoe. Family lore has James Harvey being at least part American Indian and I'm searching all sources close to Oklahoma for information. Any and all appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Janice Rachelle Cox Moon
Query: I am trying to trace my Cherokee family or ancestors. My grandmother's name was Ella Cox a full-blood Cherokee, she lived in Memphis, Tennessee where my father, Walter Epsen Cox, was born in 1918. I need to know what Cherokee Tribe she belonged to and information or records of birth and death certificates. Can you be of any assistance? I'm sour about my fathers middle name spelling, I don't know if it is Espen, Espin, or Espon.
Posted: April 2001


J Douglas
Query: My great-great grandfather Lisbon Allen b1865 in Lunenberg Co, VA is the product of a Cherokee woman and a white slave owner? Who family legend has it that she was the seamstress of the house. I believe her name was Lily or Sarah Jane. I do not know her last name, but they had three sons. She supposedly was the daughter of an Indian Chief. If anyone has any related information please contact.
Posted: April 2001


Erwin P Overcast
Query: Louisa Lankford
Posted: April 2001


Ted G Johnson
Query: The Lovins Name is it Cherokee decent?
Posted: April 2001


April Maurer
Query: My grandfather was a registered Cherokee Indian where he was registered I am not sure. He told my grandma when he died that he had insured his childrens rights to there heritage by registering them. However no one ever told my mother how to go about finding out if this was true or even where he was registered. He died when she was 4 years old he was 60 somthing then his name was Athur Harden Kimmons can any one help us?? We want no money from the Cherokee Nation just to know who he was and who we are. What clan he came from so on and so forth.
Posted: April 2001


Donald R Hover
Query: My father's maternal grandfather's name is Florin Smith. He lived in Miss. I would like more info from this side of my family. His wife's name was Catherine. I was told that he was 100% Cherokee & was on the Trail of Tears.
Posted: April 2001


Jerri Kent
Query: My great grandmother was married to a full blooded Cherokee Indian from the area of North Carolina. Her name was Mary. I can not remember my great grandfathers name as he was shot and killed when my grandmother was still a infant. My great grandmother and her husband (their last name was Whitting) had 3 kids: Paul, Bob and Helen. If you have any information regarding this, or if it sounds like someone that you are related to, please e-mail me back.
Posted: April 2001


Betty Honey
Query: I have been trying to locate family on my g-g-grandfaers family. Growing up we were always told his father was a full blooded Cherokee. We could never prove this as my grandfather's father died when my grandfather was only 8. He never knew any of his family. Do you know where the name Hoey comes from and have you ever ran across it before? Does it sound like it could be from Cherokee Indians?
Posted: April 2001


Gordon Billington
Query: My mother says her grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee. She lived in Somerset, Ky. Her name was Casarabelle Girdler. Is there any way we could get any information on her. I don't know maiden name or her birthdate.
Posted: April 2001


Joe Ledington
Query: I'm looking for anyone that can tell about the Davis family, my grandfathers name was James Davis-Suzan Keating Davis, his father Andreww J Davis Jr- Serrelda Smith Davis, his father Andreww J Davis, and his father John Davis, I know these names appear on the Dowe Rolls I'm just not sure there the same ones, my grandfather died in Laurel Co KY not sure where they came from before that. I think I remember my Grandma telling me that her mother Suzan was also part Cherokee.
Posted: April 2001


Ada Brann
Query: I am looking for a Mary Cherry who is Cherokee. Her father was Chief Whitecloud. It has been very hard tracking her down. She was married to a preacher named Ambrose Elledge. They travel from somewere around Tenn. Any help would be wonderful. Please help. They are buried at Coperass Cove cementary in Texas.
Posted: April 2001


Marcee Thomas
Query: Fannie Christy DOB Aprox June 25th 1855.
Posted: April 2001


John K Sweet
Query: Has anyone run across the name of Marie Massey in their research of Kanawha Co West Va? She was a Cherokee who married my father James Kelly Sweet around 1920. They had two children William H. Sweet and Mary Frances Sweet. They lived at the time of her death up Cabin Creek Junction at Acme, West VA. All info of her was lost in the flood of 1939 in Cabin Creek. Any info would be appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Penny Giacoletti
Query: Working on Mike Eugene Smith, son of Harry Eugene Smith, son of Ralph Aaron Smith and Nellie B. Long. Any information about Ralph's parents would be of great help.
Posted: April 2001


Connie Taylor Goodbread
Query: I am looking for the name and history of my great-great grandmother. She was called Molly and married James Hancock. Family history says she was Cherokee.
Posted: April 2001


James Mauldin
Query: America Hubbard, according to family legend was full blooded Cherokee. She married my great grandfather John Thomas Mauldin. One of their children was my grandfather, James Lewis Mauldin. Is there any record of my great grand mother being Cherokee?
Posted: April 2001


Claudia Hohman
Query: Looking for Samatha Love married to Eli McCracken died in childbirth with son Henry. He lived with his grandparents after birth.
Posted: April 2001


Kathy Gavin
Query: James King tribe Cherokee - Case file 831. Eliza E Turner tribe Cherokee - Case file 3784.
Posted: April 2001


Sandra Smith Blackwood
Query: I am looking for the family heritage of Clearrncr Washington Jefferson Smith. His mothers name was Mary. They were from Tupelo, Mississippi. He married Mexie D. Smith. I was told he was Cherokee.
Posted: April 2001


Juanita
Query: Looking for any info regarding my grandfather, John Haney, born 1858 to Jurd Haney & "Mary", Cherokee Tribe, Indian Territory, Dade County, Ga., died 1942 in Ala. or a John Haney, born 1875, same place.
Posted: April 2001


Garland Phillips
Query: I am trying to find out if Dorcas Harris Milam, born March 17, 1825, in Hardin County, Tennessee, has a role number. She was nicknamed Dark Eyes, and she was supposedly full Cherokee.
Posted: April 2001


Mark Shaw
Query: Looking for information on grandfather Christopher Columbus and mother Frances Wells.
Posted: April 2001


Phyllis Lowry
Query: I am searching for any information on Manerva Turnbull. Possible roll number or anything that nayone knows about her.
Posted: April 2001


Vincent Austin
Query: I am interested in tracing my Native history my grandmother knows our family was Native however there is very little information to us. What we do know is some of our family was (Jengawkin) from the Cambridge MD area. We had some information on the Algonquin tribe that was in MD area but I can not find any information from MD. Please help any info is helpful. I have just started and only a few generations back.
Posted: April 2001


Pat McLemore
Query: Looking for information on my grandmother, Mary Ann Stone, b 8 Nov 1893, Indian Teritory, m Fladger Clark.
Posted: April 2001


Tina Coolidge
Query: Wise
Posted: April 2001


Sherrill Wilson
Query: Jade and Maude Rippeye..or Ripeye..like names....any like this found in Cherokee geneology?
Posted: April 2001


Donna Lynn Prentice
Query: I was born Donna Lynn Canfield. My father was James Willard Canfield. His father was James Riley Canfield and his mother was Melissa Ann Bright. It is my understanding that my father was half Cherokee. I know that my grandmother (Melissa Ann Bright) lived in the Appalachia mountains I believe in West Virginia. I would like to determine my Cherokee heritage if possible. I have family history book, I have names, dates, marriages, children, etc. of the Canfield line. But, of course, there is no mention that any were Cherokee and my mother's family denies it to this day. Can you assist me?
Posted: April 2001


Lashawn Yvette Reeves
Query: I am doing research on my grandmother's mother Mary Phelps Coleman who was born in Caswell County, North Carolina on April 14th 1894 and who was married to James Lazarus Coleman who were my great grandparents and also my great grandmother's mother Willie Phelps who she and her daughter were descendants of a Cherokee tribe who my grandmother's great grandddad was white but, the only thing that I want to know is, is that I would like to know what they've did, and also, I would like to know who my grandfather's parents we're and who my great grandparents were on my grandfather's side of his family as well, my grandfather's name was Rev Joseph Lea Senior born to the late Silas Lea and Catherine Abbott Lea on September 11, 1917 and departed on October 9 1995.
Posted: April 2001


N J Horsley maiden Provens
Query: My grandfather was James Sylvester Davis, and he claimed to have a Cherokee grandmother. His father was Robert William Davis and his mother was Mary Davis. Robert's father was Sylvester Davis, wife's name unknown. I think she is the Cherokee link. Although, the family originated from Wales. This Sylvester Davis must have married a Cherokee lady. The Davis family lived in Hocking County, OH. There is a private cemetery nearby, with many of the Davis ancestors buried there. For some reason, my grandfather, James, was buried near McArthur, OH at Elk Cemetery, along with his wife Nancy Arminda Ann Woodard. There is reported to be Cherokee blood in her family as well. The only one I can prove [2 proofs], is Joshua Johnson, great grandfather of my paternal grandmother, he was also known as Bear Meat Johnson. I cannot spell or pronounce his Cherokee name. But, found him listed in a Cherokee book from NC. My paternal grandmother was Cora Blanche Sheets.
Posted: April 2001


Mary Lovelace Thompson
Query: I am looking for information on a Jewell Cosley born in the late 1800's in Oklahoma. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Kaleb Johnson
Query: How am I related to Chief Redbird of Kentucky?
Posted: April 2001


Jodi Benally
Query: Looking for relatives of mine. My great-grandfather was Joe Feathers, a Cherokee probably from Adair county in Okla. My grandfathers name was Thomas Grant Feathers from around the same area all his life. He married Eva C. Batt, also Cherokee. They had 6 kid's I think Jo, Bill, Violet, Tommy, Joyce, and Leo. Could someone please help? Violet was my mother.
Posted: April 2001


Anita Gaston
Query: All of my life I've been told we are of Cherokee decent. My great-grandfather's name last name was Durham, and he was said to have possibly been a chief at one time. My grandfathers name was Abraham Ceewood Williams, our family originated from the Oklahoma and Texas area. I also was told that we had relatives in the Tennesse area. My grandmother spoke the Cherokee language, but I have very little memory of her except that her families last name was Borders. How do I find out my Cherokee lineage and prove the stories I've been told all of my younger life?
Posted: April 2001


Neva Mohle
Query: Searching for Buck Littleman, aka George Midget; married to Elizabeth Summers. Timeframe is late 1800s - early 1900s, Arkansas and OK (IT).
Posted: April 2001


Judy Bates
Query: I need information on either Isaac Bonner (Cherokee) or Henry Stevenson Bonner. I do not know what state they might have been from.
Posted: April 2001


Doug Puckett
Query: I am looking Cherokee history on the Puckett name, my father was John Hughie, his was Walter Whitman, his was Hugh or Thue, Hugh's father was Albert Allison, Albert's father was Colman Smith, Colman's father was Clement that is as far as I know, except that Clement was supposed to be full Cherokee, if any one has info.
Posted: April 2001


Sarah Holt Ruddock
Query: I am told that my great grandmother on my father's sister is full Indian and I am told it is the Cherokee Tribe. I do not have her name, no one can tell me this information. My grandmother's given name is Essie Cantrell and it would be her mother. If anyone could help me with this please let me know. I know that my grandmother lived in Leesville, Louisiana and that she is from around Marksville, Louisiana. Please if someone can help I would appreciate it.
Posted: April 2001


Donnis Coleman
Query: I am searching for any information on Annie Nofire. I believe Nofire was a married name. Born abt 1825. Either married or lived with Asa Holt in 1842. She is the mother of 2 children Bazzel and Francis Marion Holt. I can find nothing as to what happened to her and when. F. Marion went on to marry Billistine Campbell. The name of Charles Holt is found upon the census roll of 1896. It is averred that he is the child of Annie Nofire, a full blood, and her name is found upon the authenticated roll of 1880, now being deceased. Also on file: Is his name on the roll of 1880? A. I don't know whether his is or not, I suppose so though. Q. did the mother of Charles Holt afterwards marry a man by the name of Nofire? A. Yes, sir, Nofire.
Posted: April 2001


Judy Shirley Luther
Query: My great grandfather was Martin Dock Baggett. The family was always told that he was Cherokee. My mother remembers going to see an Aunt in Oklahoma at a Indian Reservation when she was a kid. Does anyone know of any Baggett's that claim to be Cherokee? Any info will help.
Posted: April 2001


Mark Inman
Query: Searching for information on a Betty Stephens born 1860 whose parents possibly lived in Cherokee Nation. Does anyone have any leads.
Posted: April 2001


Peggy Cox
Query: Looking for an ancestor who was supposedly Cherokee Indian. Her last name was Sanders (possible middle name Jane) and she married a Wallace. That is all I know. I am just getting started in tracing my family history and do not know where to begin.
Posted: April 2001


Kathleen Hall
Query: I am searching for a Cherokee by the name Henry Cagle. He had a daughter, Elizabeth, and would have been born approximately 1840. I do find Henry Cagles around this time, but most have direct German lineage. This Cagle was definitely Cherokee.
Posted: April 2001


Linda Biggs
Query: I have been told that my family have Cherokee blood how do I go about finding out if this is true or not? My maiden name is Adkins, my mother's maiden name is Gill and grandmother's maiden name was Ward.
Posted: April 2001


Dr Steve A Morris
Query: Catherine Griffin b. July 28, 1854 d. July 27, 1925 wife of George Wm. Griffin, SR. b. October 25, 1848 d. May 23, 1928. Both are buried at Philadelphia Methodist Cemetary, Jeff Davis County, Georgia. It has been our family history that Catherine (later given this Christian name at baptism) was a Native American. I am trying to find some record of her Native name, tribe, etc. Any help, websites, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


Don Delaine Wooldridge
Query: Any info on Plevna Nevada Cash m. to General Perry Wooldridge. From Mammoth Sprgs., AR and Thayer, MO area, moved into OK/NE/TX area--1800's. She is said to be Cherokee Indian Princess. Some say she was Scottish. Offspring were: Dow, Royce, Tony, Edith, Ruby, Hazel.
Posted: April 2001


Ruth Gallion
Query: Looking for Martha Parlay Hill b Sept 27 1857 Obion Co Tn. Related to Caption Hill married Obion Co Tn 1878 William B Dowell. Later moved to Shannon Co Mo died Bartlesville Ok Sept 3 1937 Martha was suspose to be Cherokee Indian.
Posted: April 2001


Shelia Lambert Ballard
Query: Question is there a list of surnames for your roll call. My grandmother was a Jenkins her grandmother Pollard supposedly they are Cherokee some family says Choctaw. Can you solve this mystery.
Posted: April 2001


Jerry Burks
Query: Burks, Hayes, Galahair, Gahlahair, Gallahair, Rhea, Ray.
Posted: April 2001


Tim Pridemore
Query: I am seeking any information about Hattie Mae Thomas-Pridemore. She was married to George Washington Pridemore of Cabell County West Virginia. She died in the 1950's in Cabell County. G.W. died in the late 1940's in Cabell County. She was my paternal grandmother and very little is known about her except the fact that she was supposedly of pure Cherokee lineage. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: April 2001


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