August 2001 Genealogy Queries

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Jeanette Young
Query: Looking for Angeline Harris (Hugh). She did genealogy work on my g.g.grandmother Angeline Cooper who was part Cherokee from NC and sister of Tamesia Cooper-Darden. I would like to get hold of the records on Angeline and also on the Cherokee side. I have looked in vain for her in phone, email and mailing directories. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Bob Hollaway
Query: Hollaway - Beverage
Posted: August 2001


Pierce
Query: The surname Pierce is what I am searching. The Cherokees changed their name to Pierce when there was a danger or for other reasons this is the statement that was posted on your page All Things Cherokee. I have a lot of ancestors that moved from North Carolina to Tenn. Carter Co. Some of their names were Tennessee Pierce, William Arthur Pierce, Hardy Pierce, Griffin Pierce.
Posted: August 2001


Forrest D Ruby
Query: James Davis, born abt 1783 in Botetourt Co. VA. Married Betsey (Elizabeth) Snodgrass. I found A James Davis's signature on a 1805 Cherokee Treaty. Does anyone have any info on the Davis family?
Posted: August 2001


Jason Welsh
Query: I am looking for information to confirm (or rule out) whether I have Cherokee ancestors. The alleged Cherokee ancestor is my great-great grandmother Luticia Caroline Miller Welsh. She was born in 1856 in St. Louis, MO, and died on 3/1/1948 in Vichy, MO. She was born to Lee H. Miller (b. 1826 in Knoxville, TN - d. 9/3/1892 in Phelps Co., MO) and Nancy Jane Love. I have no information regarding this woman. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Evelyn Harrison
Query: My 3rd great grandmother was named Margaret Renfro and was supposedly a full blooded Cherokee. She was also known as Isadella. She was born around 1800 in Kentucky.
Posted: August 2001


Tenika Mason
Query: Looking for info on Rachel Welch born around 1839 in NC. She is thought to be Cherokee by all family accounts.
Posted: August 2001


John Henry Collins
Query: I am looking for my Cherokee roots. My grandmother I have always been tols was a full blooded Cherokee. Her name was Mary Elizabeth Carroll. Born 1887 & Died 1959 in Kentucky pretty sure Boyd Co. Help!
Posted: August 2001


Lisa Holder Hart
Query: I am interested in my great-grandfather's name. He was Isreal Davis. I have come across his name in the Churchhill and Guion Rolls. He is number 1038 on the Churchill rolls and #678 on Guion rolls. I do not know his mother's name but I think he may have married Mary?
Posted: August 2001


Nathan O Dell Freeman
Query: I have been told that I am 1/2 Cherokee. It has been said that my father's, Charles Franklin Freeman, Cherokee name was Little Eagle Bushyhead. I have been able to find out the truth. My father is now gone and so is his mother. I never met my grandfather. Please help.
Posted: August 2001


Sherri H McRae
Query: Information I have supposidly comes from an application by William Allen McGuire's application for federal money distribution to Indian descendants through Winnie Swannee who married Richard Teal and were parents to Flora Teal who married Peterson Hubbard and had a son Calvin Hubbard who married Sarah Prudence (Pruddie) Huggins. There child Columbia (Chum) Anna Hubbard married William Allen McGuire the one who made application. Can you help me document this?
Posted: August 2001


Steven E Harp Rambeau
Query: I have begun the journey down that rocky path to find my Heritage. My Great Grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee woman. I don't have alot of info on her since the genealogy site list a Frenchman Rambeaus' spouse as being a "full blooded Cherokee woman". My grandfathers' name was William David Rambeau and grandmother was Leona (ona) Womble (Wamble). My fathers' name was Billie Gene Rambeau. I am a proud 1/8 Cherokee and would like to learn more about my heritage. Any info would be appreciated. "Cherokee Spirit Alive and Well! Thank You for taking the time to read this. And remember "Your Heritage IS who YOU are! I think she was from E.Tn. or Ky.
Posted: August 2001


Sherry Scofield
Query: My great-grandmother was a Cherokee. Her name was Ida Mae Pearle, possibly spelled "Pearl." She married a man with the last name Clark. Ida Mae was probably born in the 1880's or 1890's (her granddaugher, my mother, is 60). My family believes she lived part of her life in both Tennessee and Kentucky. I am seeking information regarding Ida Mae.
Posted: August 2001


Nancy Barginear
Query: My great-grandfather, surname Posey, was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian from Oklahoma. He delivered the U. S. Mail between Oklahoma and Texas, and was murdered at some point after circa 1880. I would appreciate any information about any persons of direct Cherokee descent with surname Posey. I understand there are no Poseys on the Dawes rolls, but quite a few Creeks.
Posted: August 2001


Onie Hooks
Query: This is my grandfather's name and my family has been told for years that he was 75% Cherokee. His father's name was James Devauyo Hooks and his mother's name was Elizabeth Miles.
Posted: August 2001


Dr Jess LaMonda Ed D
Query: Is there a registry dating back to the mid 1800s that lists Eastern Cherokee children placed for adoption with "white" families? Apparently this was a fairly common practice. I am trying to piece together a story from the perspective of a young girl (Elizabeth Musselwhite (not her native name)) who was so placed, reportedly to avoid the "Trail of Tears." I would appreciate any assistance.
Posted: August 2001


Cindy Doyle
Query: Hello. I am formerly a Graves. I have been told that there are some Graves connections to the Cherokee Nation. I have also been told that the Parchman/Williams side is also connected. If anyone has any information at all I would be very greatful.
Posted: August 2001


Kirsten Watson
Query: My grandfather's name was Richard Ballenger. He died I believe in 1971. He was a half-blood Cherokee and I do not know where he was born or when. He married Wilma Jean Moore who is of Irish ancestery. They had two children: Barbara Ann Ballenger and Sammy Ballenger. I would like to find records on my grandfathers side of the family. I will also add that they lived in Joplin, Mo for awhile. I do know that my mom was a member of the Cherokee Nation. This would be great as I know a lot about my grandmothers side of the family and I would like to find something on her husbands side of the family.
Posted: August 2001


Jeri Aberasturi
Query: A handwritten letter from a Great Aunt states that the mother of John Harrison Casteel born in 1795 in Grennbrier Co, Virginia (now W. Virginia) and his mother was Princess Nokalacdey. The spelling is probably incorrect and I am not even sure there was such things as Princesses. I greatly appreciate any help you can give me.
Posted: August 2001


Tina Wright
Query: I am searching for my ggg grandmother. Her name was Nancy Jane Evans b. BET 1840 in Evansville, Illinois. I believe her father was Ephraim Evans and her mother's name was possibly Miranda. Nancy Jane married William D. Dollins in Washington County, Indiana on 1 Feb. 1857. Any information would be more than appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Grace Brookshire Gibson
Query: My grandmother was Betty Ann Walker Brookshire. My father always said that she was Indian. She lived in East Texas and died around 1913 from TB. Daddy remembered taking her mother into town to buy tobacco when she got her "government check" but he was only 7 when his mother died. He has been dead for many years also, as are all his siblings. I only remember that the Indian tribe began with "C" and I have been able to find no mention of my grandmother in any genealogies except as married or mother. Isn't it sad that some of us never think about our heritage until middle age confronts us? Thank you for any help that you may be able to provide in my quest.
Posted: August 2001


Royal Williams
Query: I am trying to find what tribe my Great Grandfather belonged to. He was from Indiana, and his name was Henry Coleman. I am afraid that this is all the info I have. Thank you. Royal Williams (ptlgal@netins.net. Plus I don't know what it means by "surname."
Posted: August 2001


Tessa
Query: I'm trying to research my family history, I know my great-grandmother was half Cherokee her name was Ora L. Simmons her maiden name was Roby. I have no clue as to what her mother and father names are. Ora L. Roby was born in March 19, 1908 - August 8, 1991 and was born in I think Bullitt county Kentucky. Any help at all would be very nice.
Posted: August 2001


James Reed
Query: My great-great-grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee Indian. Her name was Mary Crow and she married a man named Rufus Martin. She was born in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma around 1860 and she died in Mt. Vernon, Texas around 1900. They had at least one daughter named Katie Lou Martin between 1888 and 1890. She died in Texas in 1975. Rufus was born in 1858 and died in 1940 in Texas. Someone please help me know my heritage.
Posted: August 2001


Luis Arturo Berrueto
Query: I work for the Mexican goverment, I'm looking for a guy called "Sequoyah" or "Seguoyah." Some people say he's buried in northen Mexico, in Coahuila state, in a small town called "Zaragoza." When "Sequoyah" came down to Mexico that little town was called "San Fernando de Austria." The purpose of this research is that some people say he's buried in that place and want to make in his grave an historical point.
Posted: August 2001


Joseph A. McKee
Query: I am doing research on Vollie Tommy Hammond, Born in OK in 1896. He is my wifes father, we believe that his mother was full blood Cherokee. We also believe that he had family in the Lawton, OK area. Thanks for the help.
Posted: August 2001


Linda Singleton Lopez
Query: Ryan brothers: William Hall Ryan and V. Ryan married sisters. My grandfather was William Hall Ryan b Jul 19,1893 died Sept. 2, 1967 in Red River county Tx. In the mid twenties Granddad and Uncle V left the reservation afer getting money from the government. They moved to Tx. William had several children Theney d ~1950; William Jr d ~1955; Pauline; Louella; my mother Floy and half sister Thelma Lee. He was married several times after mothers mother died in late 1920's Floy was born in July 31, 1925. Only thing I know about grandmother is her name was Gertrude Mahalia Cook Ryan and her sister was Minnie Cook Ryan. Uncle V moved down around Burleson Tx. Grandad and Uncle V were full blood but Minnie and Gertrude or Mahalia were not as they passed as white. Aunt Minnie half raised my mother and her siblings - all much older than her-and didn't tell them much about the family even though Indian kin cme to visit often. She didn't want the kids taken back to reservation. Any help would be appreiciated.
Posted: August 2001


Linda Covington
Query: I am looking for descendants of Anna Spikes born in Va also Burrell and Mary Polly Spikes whose daughter was Biddie and son was James who are listed in 1850 census in Davidson County NC.
Posted: August 2001


Tina Barger
Query: I'm looking for information on a Cherokee ancestor. Her name was Martha Jane Redman, born 1821 in Tennessee. She married Sydney Henderson Thompson, born 1817 in Tn. She was 1/2 Cherokee. I have found her on different web cites because of her spouse. I would like to find out more about her parents, etc.
Posted: August 2001


Markus Heyder
Query: I am looking for any information about the parents or siblings of Charles Absalom Johnson or Absalom Charles Johnson. He was born in 1817 in Kenntucky and died in 1903 in Texas. He is my great-great-great grandfather. His mother supposedly was Cherokee and was born in North Carolina. His father was white and was born in Maryland.
Posted: August 2001


Nikki
Query: My husband is looking for any information about his great-great-grandfather. His name was Pony Hargis. As far as we know he was a full blood Cherokee. Any information about him or any other relatives would by greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Lori Craiger
Query: My husband's grandmother on his mother's side was Cherokee. My mother-in-law could not remember a whole lot about her but she did give me the following information. Her name was Flora Belle Wathaw(?not sure about the spelling?)-Minnix-Elkins(she was married twice). She was born in Glay Morgan, VA on 5/25/1882. She died on 9/08/1971 and is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg, Florida. Her first husband's name was Roman Minnix, but I don't have where or when they were married. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, even it's just to tell me where to start.
Posted: August 2001


Ruby Wooten
Query: I am seeking info on Joseph Pinkney Williams from SC area. He is my ggggrandpa and is full blood Cherokee. His wife was Harriet Jones. They had a son named Ambrose Williams who married Mary Ann Johnson; who, in turn, had a daughter named Laura Elizabeth Williams who married William Oscar Ellison, who had my grandmother Ruby Eugenia Ellison, who married Jessie Prince Rutledge, which the Prince family is supposed to have Cherokee in their line, too. Any help appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Joan O Reilly
Query: I am looking for a reference to my great uncle, Pink Nash and his twin brother, (don't have the twin's name at present) who supposedly registered in the census, but his sister, my great grandma, did not. I think we are Cherokee, but no one in the family knows for sure.
Posted: August 2001


Karrie Jensen
Query: I'm looking for any information in regards to Isaac roop, he was said to be half Cherokee. He was born about 1812 in PA, and married Elizabeth Ball Park. She was also 1/4 Cherokee. They lived in Boone Co. AR. I'm there ggg granddaughter.
Posted: August 2001


Robin Roberts
Query: Opal Nokomis Smith; born 1910, Southern IL, Makanda. Believe her birth name may have been Sleva Cox. Opal/Selva was raised by Milo Smith and Ida Mae Cox Smith, she was an only child. Opal was told that her father was Cherokee and her mother was Indian with "a little French, from way back". Opal lived and died (1/91) in Williamson County, IL. Any leads will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Joyce Dressel
Query: Looking for the ancestry of Frances Sythia Whitaker, who we are told was 1/2 or 1/4 Cherokee - b. Dec. 10, 1842 in Surry Co., NC, m. abt 1860 to John Stultz. They moved to MO abt. 1873. Her parents were Abraham Whitaker and Lydia Whitaker (cousins). Grandparents Edmund Whitaker, Dicy Safely, Jonathan Whitaker, Sarah Eliza Howard(?).
Posted: August 2001


Sis Spikes
Query: Looking for my grandfather, John D Rice. Born in OK. in 1887/8. He married Minnie Lee Davis. They lived in Harrison County, Gulfport, MS in 1921 at the time of my Mother's birth, there was another child born after my mother also. John was part Cherokee and was killed by a train. This is all the information I have. Thanks for any help.
Posted: August 2001


Ken Goss
Query: My great-great grandmother was Nacy Jane Russell (married to Calvin Asher Sooter) and on the trail from Tenn around 1830 settling in Kansas and northeastern Okla around 1880. One of their daughters, Talitha Jane Sooter, born January 1878, is supposed to have somehow been related to a Chief Hule Bell. While I have genealogy information after this time, I have little before or during their time in Oklahome or the Chief Bell connection. Any information appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Rebecca Aldrich-Bagnall
Query: I am researching my great grandfather James Pinkerton Duck or Duckworth. The family name changed sometime in the late 1800's. The family lived in Franklin County, GA in the mid to late 1800's I have not date of birth or death. His mother and father were supposed to be Cherokee indian. Any information would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


M Steve Chapman II
Query: I am the grandson of Woodrow Cyrus Chouteau (descendant of Jean-Pierre Chouteau of Oklahoma. I am currently researching for my tribal enrollment. If anyone could help me, I would greatly appreciate it.
Posted: August 2001


PJ
Query: Does anyone have any knowledge of a War Chief named Running Deer. He also went by Nathaniel Guess. He was born, possibly, in the 1830's. His wife's name was Rachel They were on the 1860 Census in Conway County, Arkansas. Would appreciate any knowledge of Running Deer, or knowledge of any place I can research his biography. I'm wondering if Nathaniel Guess is Nathaniel Gist, who I believe is the father of George Gist, Sequoyah, who was sometimes mentioned as George Guess.
Posted: August 2001


Brook Simmons
Query: I am looking for information on Mary Mandana Johnson. My mom swears She is Cherokee. She married Asa Granvil Wilson. I guess her mother was very expierenced in herbs and stuff. I cant find any information on her. So any help would be so greatley appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Anne Broyles
Query: I am writing a book on the Trail of Tears as seen through Jane Bushyhead's eyes. I know she married Richard Drew and had one son, Henry, but would like info on or contact with Henry's descendents. Any other information on Jane (also known as Jennie, born 1824 in TN) would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Ron McVicar
Query: Looking for Cheek family in Cherokee Indian. My name is Ronald Leroy McVicar, Jr. Born in Santa Maria, CA. My grandfather is/was Samuel Joseph Bohl who died in California 1998 (SSN: 571-18-5721, Born 2 May 1912 AL). Samuel Joseph Bohl's mother was Sara Ann Cheek born 27 Feb 1892, Alabama. Sara Ann Cheek's father was Joseph C. Cheek (Born 28 Apr 1854 or 1861 Chickwatchie, TN or Alabama) Death: 11 Feb 1924 -- Little Rock, AR (Buried: Collegeville, AR). Joseph C. Cheeks wife was Mary Ann Rogers (Birth: 28 Jun 1864 or 1869 TN) Death: 17 Jul 1922, Little Rock, AR. Let me know what direction you can direct me. Or who I should talk to.
Posted: August 2001


Joseph West
Query: My father (Joseph Clarence West) said that we had Cherokee blood. He was born in 1939 in Ohio maybe in January 9 in Columbus. His sister is Mary, brother Pete or Peter, mothers name Loretta. Oh yes my father did serve in the USMC. His father might have been called Joseph also.
Posted: August 2001


Thomas Clift
Query: I am looking for links to my paternal grandmother. Her name was Nora Lee Sampsel. She comes from the MO-OK-ARK area centered around Joplin, Goodman, Neosho, MO. Anyone with any information please email me.
Posted: August 2001


Don
Query: I am told that I am a descendant of a Cherokee by the name of Ingua. His daughter or granddaughter was Sarah Strange and she married a Sherwood Raby about 1828 in Knox County Tennessee. I do not know if these facts are correct and would appreciate any information.
Posted: August 2001


Virginia Taylor
Query: Looking for information on Henry Bell. Was suppose to be among the Cherokees who walked the Trail of Tears. Henry was to have left the main group and settled in the Ozarks of Missouri in 1838. He was to have served as a guide in Civil War. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Brandy Cole
Query: I'm looking for any information that anybody could give me on Annie or Ann Cole (married name) from Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma. She married Willie Cole who died in 1992. I am their great grand-daughter.
Posted: August 2001


James Songer
Query: I'm looking for any more information I can find on my great grandmother Mary Elizabeth Chaffin. Family history and what we have been able to find so far show that she was born on resevation in Ark. that is now covered by the White River, around 1867. We think she was from a band that had fled before the trail. I would also like to find anything we can on our Great Grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Moore from the Fontaine area of Ark. She was Choctaw, and was born in 1869.
Posted: August 2001


Mary
Query: I have been told and somewhat remember my greatgrandmother is at least part Cherokee Indian her name was Lydia and for at least her last five years lived in a home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She married Henry Lewis and they had at least three children named Wayne, Gail, Robert. I would apperciate any help any one could give me. Also if anyone knows of the switzer of Coral, Michigan.
Posted: August 2001


Louisa Jane Fisher Maynard
Query: Trying to locate info on Lousia Jane Fisher, who married Issac Maynard, either in Garland, Ark. or Hopkins Co. Texas in about 1855. Believe her family settled in Oklahoma and or probably enrolled as Cherokees.
Posted: August 2001


Vance Hawkins
Query: I am curious about several names I have found on a few rolls. One "Looney Guess(t)" is on 1890 census living in Tahlequah district. How can I find this person's parents? My great-great-grandma's maiden nmae was "Guess" and her mother's maiden nmae was "Looney". This person is the right age to be my great-great-grandma's nephew, as she had a brother the right age to have a child the age of this "Looney Guess".

Also there are Jospehine Brown and Powell Brown listed on 1869 Swetland Rolls -- those are the names of my great-grandma and a neighbor of theirs who married some of my relatives, but they lived in Arkansas at the time. How can I find out more about the "Swetland Rolls", or Powell Brown and Josephine Brown who were on them as 1404 and 1405, making me think they lived near each other in Alabama AND next door to one another in Arkansas later.
Posted: August 2001


Robert Gray
Query: My gg grandfather was laugh at mush thompson of the cherokee nation east, how can i prove this info for my ancestry, he isnt on the dawes rolls.
Posted: August 2001


Darlene Kennedy
Query: It is rumored that we have western Cherokee in our history the name of our ancestor is Issac H Rippetoe. He is believed to have roll number #4372.
Posted: August 2001


Jean Isakson
Query: Mary Simpson (Grazier) - mother of Moses Grazier. I would appreciate any information on Moses Grazier (born 1846-47) Osage County, Missouri, Lena Medley born in Indian Territory 1876 (Moses's daughter).
Posted: August 2001


Linda
Query: I am looking for information on a roll number for my grandmother's family. Her grandparents were George and Sarah Murphey. Sarah was born in NC on August 5, 1820 and died in August 1892. She is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Tennessee. She had a sister named Polly Gwin (Gwyn? Gwynn?) They lived in NC. My grandmother's parents were John Nelson Rogers, born April 8, 1851 in Alabama; died November 22, 1934 and buried in Oak Valley Cemetery at Fort Chaffee, AR. and Sarah Frances Murphey born November 28, 1846; died May 3, 1903. Thanks for any help you may give me.
Posted: August 2001


Jean Isakson
Query: The e-mail given on Query for Lena Medley Len (Medley)(jish5200@aol.com) is now isaksonjs@aol.com. Lena Medley (Widow), born Indian Territory, Aug. 1876, daughter of Moses Grazier. She is listed as Indian in 1900 census in Elk County, Kansas, age 23, had daughter Delphine Medley(3) in 1900.
Posted: August 2001


Mike Shaw
Query: Who knows Mary Canda Hampton, Miller Roll No. 29440,from Georgia? This is my grtgrandmother's name, although, no one is aware she signed a roll, she was in Okla. at the time it was taken. Possible related nos. 29439 Geo. Wash. Hampton and 29438 Robt. Lee Hampton. Mary had at least one dau., Ida Lee Hampton, my grandmother.
Posted: August 2001


Sharon Myers Schumacher
Query: George Hoffman b. abt 1840, d. 3/8/1904, in New Hampton, New Jersey (also known as the Washington,Warren County & Changewater, Hunterdon County areas). He was a Civil War Veteran, Co. 11 Reg. NJ Vol. Infantry. George was also an Andersonville prisoner. At some point he met & married Rebecca Groff.

I have no info on Rebecca as of yet. This is where I'm stuck.

Yes, everyone in the family says the Indian is Cherokee, byt I am not convinced of that. I believe Rebecca was half Am. Indian. I have old photos of her and her daughter, they clearly have dark skin and hair. They also have an "Indian look" to them(I know that dosen't mean much).

Rebecca groff was my gg-grandmother. She and George had several children. One of them was John M. Hoffman. John and his wife, "Lizzie" Kinney had several children. One of them was Celestia B.R. Hoffman, my Grandmother.

My g-grandfather John had a sister named Margaret Hoffman. She married George Edson Crotsley. The old photos of Margaret and her mother Rebecca, show them to have dark skin and hair(I know that dosen't mean anything).

I spoke to my aunt about the Indian in the family. She had me contact my grandmother's 1st. cousin. Her name is Carrie Crotsley Cadira. She knew a little bit about the Indian but not enough. Carrie said she had the Indian hair and ruddy skin. The following is what she told me:

Rebecca's father or grandfather was a Trapper/Trader. Carrie didn't know where exactly where he traded but the Indian woman was bought at a slave market in Easton, Pennsylvania(Easton, is on the Delaware River). She also said that the Indian woman was local. She didn't know exactly what that meant. The two may or may not have been married, but they had children and lived as husband & wife. Carrie also believes that there is another Indian woman somewhere in the family. That man also was a Trapper/Trader.

I asked Carrie if she had any knowledge of the Indian being recorded as Black or Indian in any of the Census Records or Church Records, etc. Her answer was that if she had been told she couldn't remember.

Carrie said that no one spoke much about the Indian because at that time it was not something to be proud of. She said that the family tried to keep it quiet. Only family ever talked about it and when they did it was not in any great detail. She was told by her mother that the Indian was Cherokee.

Across the river from Easton, is Phillipsburg, NJ. The Washington/Changewater areas are about twenty miles east of Phillipsburg.

When I was young, my father and his mother told me there was Indian in the family. I have fair skin and light brown hair. My father's white skin was darker than mine. When my father was out in the sun, his skin would get a reddish brown color. He had very dark brown hair and brown eyes as did his mother. On my father's military records under "complexion" it said "ruddy".

If the Indian woman was a "local Indian" than she may have been a Delaware and not a Cherokee. Is it possible that a Cherokee could have been somehow local to that area? Can you give me some hints of where to go next for info? I can't seem to find this person or any info on Rebecca Groff.

Thanks for listening to my frustration on this issue. I will be greatful for any help!
Posted: August 2001


Kimberly Caldwell-Level
Query: Magnolia Carter was born in Kershaw, North Carolina on March 3, 1914 a Cherokee reservations I'm looking for my family and any information on my grandmother. The little I know my grandmother was purchased for seven dollars by my grandfather. Please e-mail me back and let me know if you can find out any information on my grandmother she later married my grandfather John Caldwell Sr in High Point, North Carolina.
Posted: August 2001


Robert White
Query: Trying to find info on Jeffrey Euin Bell 100% Cherokee born in NC Sept 13 1904, died Feb 16 1982. Is my great, great grandfather. Moved to Arkansas at some point. Any help will be very appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Marvin Kerns or Marvin Kerns
Query: My wife's grandmother's maiden name was Dotson. She was decended from Simon Dodson(Dotson) and Phoebe(Febey) Hollandsworth, 1820 Scott Cty., VA. census moved to Wise Cty. VA. Artie Dotson? Lewis Mitchell Dotson m. Elizabeth Langly, moved to Floyd Cty. KY. William Dotson married Nancy Jane Richardson. Their C. Elec, Alice, Hattie, Elza, Malcom, Bascom, Clora, Amos, Green. Bascom M. Julie Shepherd d. of John and Lisa Holbrooks Shepherd. Julies siblings were Ella, Vinie, Lenn, Kelse, Alex, Tobley, Oscar, and Sulie. Eunice was one of eleven children of Bascom and Julie. I know many of these people are buried in Checotah, Oklahoma. Eunice M. Adam Prater and they moved to Ohio. My brightnet address is a little rough at times so if you e-mail me could you please use marvinlk2001us@yahoo.com.
Posted: August 2001


Tim Gibson
Query: Looking for anything on Gibson's in Robertson or Trinity County Texas around 1880-1920. Also looking for anything on Sarah Malvina (Self) Tiner, wife of John Wesley Tiner, she died in Ok City OK in 1912.
Posted: August 2001


Beverly Bode Howard
Query: Yahn, Emma, wife of Frank (Franklin) Newton Holley Sr., mother of Frank Holley Jr. born in Geneva AL. Family says she is 1/2 Cherokee. Looking for info about her parents.
Posted: August 2001


Kellie Mitchell
Query: I am searching for anyone knowing anything on Josie Isaacs, [grandmother] married on the 2nd of April 1934 to Bert Mitchell [grandfather]. My grandmothers parents were Robert Isaacs and Cordilla Malicoat. They were married around May 21st 1913 Cordila Malicoat parents were Wiley G Malicoat and Sarah Setter commonly known as Sarah Bullaham or Ballaham. They were married around September 14th 1895. Robert Isaacs parents were W.H.Isaacs [great great grandfather] and Frances Isaacs [great great grandmother] I also have a Winston D Malicoat which I believe may have been Wiley G Malicoat's father. The dates I have are from marriage bonds I found in the court house records of Jackson County, in Mckee Kentucky. If any one has any information on these people please contact me.
Posted: August 2001


Terry Merritt
Query: My great-great grandmother's name was Elizabeth Hunt, born in Russell Co., Virginia in 1834. Her mother's name was "Honthena" and supposedly was of Cherokee origin. Has anyone heard this name? Is it a Cherokee name? Any help appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Vickie Franke
Query: I was wodnering if anyone knows of any web sites about the Iroquois and Unami Indians. I have a "Tribes of the Indian Nation" map and I believe that I might be able to locate past ancestors from these two tribes. I have been told that I have Cherokee ancestory. Is the above tribes a branch off of the Cherokee? Since I am at a brick wall I am trying every avenue that I can think of. Thanks for any help that anyone can give. It is greatly appreciated. May the Great Spirits be with you.
Posted: August 2001


Debbie Wilkerson
Query: I am searching for information on Dorcus Paine/Payne. I know she was married in Kentucky--one daughter was named Rebecca Rudd, I have been able to trace from there on to current info. Wanting to find more info on Dorcus, including role number.
Posted: August 2001


Laura Doxtater
Query: On Pauline Johnson's (my grandmothers) death certificate it states she is Native American and English. I am trying to find out what tribe she belonged to. Her parents names were Floyd Mayhugh and Ada Lincicome. She was born in Parkersburg WV. in 1924. She lived in Neosho Missouri and Allegan Michigan for most of her life. She died in 1996. I have tried to connect tribes from WV. MO. and MI. but I am sooo confused. can any one help. Please e-mail me with any info you might have even if it is a guess.
Posted: August 2001


Fran Owens
Query: My great great grandmother was a Cherokee Indian. I am trying to find out what her number was on the roll. Her name was Susan Ann E. Morgan Wallace. She was born September 29 1829 in the state of Virginia. She was married to Rasey H Wallace. Her oldest son was Samuel. Any information that I can get from this will be most appreciated. Many thanks.
Posted: August 2001


Maureen Williamson
Query: I am looking to find out if I have Cherokee ancestors. My grandfather always stated that he was Cherokee and since his passing other family memebers have said it is untrue. His name is Clifford Abraham Williamson and my uncle has tracked out lineage and no mention of it at all. I would like to find out. Any clues out there would help.
Posted: August 2001


Cydney Shinn
Query: My great great grandmother was a Cherokee from Illinois near the Kentucky boarder who married a Sweeney. She was known as grandmother Sweeney. I am very interested to learn her indian name and any other family information. We do have a tin plate picture of her. She was not involved in the Trails of Tears and the move to Arkansas and Oklahoma. I hope this is enough information.
Posted: August 2001


Melissa Chappell Uttendorfsky
Query: Frances Melvina Watts Chappell, daughter of Elizabeth Shore Watts and where she may have been registered. She was said to have registered her first few children at birth but I have been unable to find the names on any rolls. She registered Leonard,1909/1910 and maybe Dorothy, @1911 born in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Any information greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Renea Fialkowsky
Query: I am trying to locate Cherokee ancestry on the following individuals. I have Matthew and Rebecca T Rodgers born about 1835. Three sons that I know of are Frank D., A.D., and Jasper C. One daughter a Mrs. Lewis Gerber. Jasper was born in Murphy, NC 1858. Died in Chatt, TN 1928. Jasper had two daughters, Mrs. J Raymond Coulter and Mrs. Virginia Estella Rodgers, wife of R.W. Rodgers. Frank married an English woman Annie Maria Saunders. They had George Manning and Lillian b. Oct 1899, Mildred, Mary, and Edna. Frank died about the same time as Jasper. Frank and Annie are buried in Chatt, TN. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Mike
Query: Am searching for Cherokee ancesters, I have no names but I do know that they were married to Nairn's any thing you find will be helpful.
Posted: August 2001


Charlene Minor
Query: My great-grandfather was half Cherokee indian. His name was Harvey Christopher Columbus Welford. I would like to find info on him and other family members. Can anyone help me?
Posted: August 2001


Elaine Miller
Query: I am trying to find the father of Almeda Dennis Heath, her mother was Mary Ann Davis. Or whatever information you have on the Heath surname?
Posted: August 2001


Monika Ballew
Query: My grandmother always claimed we were Cherokee but I have very little information on either side of my family. The family names are Ballew and Orbison. Anyone having information on either of these family names please contact me.
Posted: August 2001


Robert Forde
Query: I am of Cheerokee descent. Looking for the last name of Wingfield. Possible registered at the time of the Trail of Tears. Would have family would have later moved to the upstate area of New York.
Posted: August 2001


Carolyn Anderson
Query: My great-grandmother's name was Tennessee Francis Cole. She was of Cherokee mother and Dutch father. I don't know her parent's names. She married a Blankenship in Southern West Virginia. I will enter his full name as soon as I find it. He was half Cherokee (mother) and I don't know what nationality the Blankenship name is. I will find more information if possible by vist to Wyoming County, West Virginia. I know that my grandfather was raised at Mill Creek, in that county. My grandfather's name was Arthur Blankenship, later he added the first name of Chester to be Chester Arthur. My aunt was visiting a Cherokee reservation in eastern Tennessee, and was recognized to be of Eastern Kentucky Cherokees, confirmed by my grandfather, who would say very little else about his origins. I plan to try to get to the Pineville, W.Va. courthouse this summer to dig for information. If you have any information about Tennessee Francis Cole, I would be greatly appreciative of it, and am quite happy to share anything I find out with family.
Posted: August 2001


L J Smith
Query: Family tradition says Annie Elizabeth King brn. Aug 16 1896 Peirce Co. Ga. was 1/4 Cherokee by maternal grmother name unknown,any info or advice to prove this is welcome.
Posted: August 2001


Renee Grant
Query: My grandfather Dillard Watson was Cherokee & Navaho. G.G.mother Cora Watson Beach, Navajo Indian. G.G.father Avery Watson Cherokee Indian. Any help would be appreciated!
Posted: August 2001


Gaye Frady
Query: Does anyone have any information about The Smith Reservation? It may have been located in northern GA, East TN, or Western NC. Looking for Sarah Smith who married a Frady.
Posted: August 2001


Valerie Roark
Query: I am looking for information on my ggg-grandmother Mary A. Henderson 7-25-1836 Arkansas to 7-7-1912 Missouri. She was married (1) to ? Hoge they had a son William J..(2) Daniel M. Watkins they had a son Daniel M. (3) Charles Moyer Their children are Mary M., John, Charles A., Lillie H. and Emery E.. I received this information from a cousin. We were both told from different family members that Mary was part Cherokee. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Posted: August 2001


MaryAnn Burchfield
Query: I was adopted at the age of 3.In locating biological family have found that my grandmother was full Cherokee. Her maiden name was Loma Stepp. She was orginally from Lovely, Kentucky. And passed away in Newark, Ohio.
Posted: August 2001


Betty Jones
Query: I am searching for Greenberry Miller born 1810-15 How can you find the indian that live in Tennessee and the one in the walk for 1825-45 Thanks for your help.
Posted: August 2001


Cynthia Rose Stefenoni
Query: My maternal grandfather was William Benjamin Addleman. His mother was named Adah Letitia Cheek. She was born in Indiana in the 1800's and family lore says that she was Cherokee. I think that the county of her birth was Dearborn, but I don't know. If anyone knows anything else about her, please contact me. I am trying to find out if I have any Cherokee in my background and, if so, I would like to trace it.
Posted: August 2001


Patricia Baggett
Query: My great grandmother is full blood Cherokee, her name is Hixy Bard. I am still searching for her husband's name. All I know is that they met in Arkansas while she was on a journey, married, and moved to Tenn. Their daughter, Georgia, is my grandmother, married William Beard and lived in Tenn. They had 3 boys, 2 girls, Dorthy, is my mother. I search for a dream. I have so many feelings that only a person of Indian blood can understand. please help me find out who I am.
Posted: August 2001


Kathy Clark Manery
Query: I'm looking for info.on my grandfather.His name was Buddy Vaughn-born 1905-1907,died in the 1990's in DeQueen,Arkansas.Married-Mozell Mills in the 30's.He had at least one sister.Name unknown.Any info.will be greatly appreciated.I have just discovered that his true first name was Roosevelt and date of birth is May 7th,1908 and death was Nov.21st,1987.
Posted: August 2001


Melissa Holt
Query: I'm searching for an ancester who was removed from Cherokee county GA (ball ground) and forced on to the Trail of Tears his Indian name is one of the three Noogen, Neogen,or Hoogen. I'm still trying to search thru trail records for this person. His mates name was Rhoda (Willson) Holt and sons name was John Holt. Sister-in-law Charlotte Vikery.
Posted: August 2001


Donna Sammond
Query: I live in Mauldin, SC. In my subdivision, Planter's Row, there is a building lot left undeveloped because it contains several unmarked graves. We are trying to find out more about the graves; we believe they could possibly be of Cherokee Indians? Do you have any information of Cherokees in this area south of Greenville? Thank you very much.
Posted: August 2001


Shirley Mahana
Query: My grgrandmother, GeorgeAnn Crabtree, was 1/2 Cherokee. She was born Sept 1862, ?, Tennessee, married my grgrandfather John Bunyan Cason, Jr. They had 9 children: 1. John H. Ervan 2. Amanda Elmora 3.William A. or Alex W. 4. Ida Lee (my paternal grandmother 5. Lousinda (Lucy) 6. Birtha C. 7. Sarah L. 8. Abba J. (Abby) 9. Tennessee (Tenn). I believe all children were born in Arkansas. After the death of her husband John, she married Joe Ross. According to the 1900 Census, GeorgeAnn's father was born in ?,Tennessee and her mother was born in ?,Georgia. I don't know their names or the names of any of their other children, if any. GeorgeAnn was buried in a cemetery just outside of Batesville, ARK after her death, 28 February, 1929. I have found many wonderful new relatives on my dad's father's side; it sure would be fun for my dad's mother's side to open up now. If any one could shed any light on GeorgeAnn's Ancestors I would be eternally grateful!
Posted: August 2001


Delbert H Carroll Jr
Query: My G-G-Grandmother was said to have been full-blood Cherokee. In the 1830's(there about) she was given to the Worley Musselwhite family for adoption. She was given the name Elisabeth Musselwhite. In the 1850's she married John Mayo and they moved to Carter County, KY. They had a son named Charles (my G-Grandfather). After Charles died in the 1870's, it has been told that Elisabeth went back to her people and nothing was heard from her again. This story has been told to numerous relatives by my G-Grandfather and to his children (one of which was my Grandmother). It is also told that an historical article was written about her, but we can't locate it. Any help you give will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Steve Neville
Query: Looking for possible Cherokee ancestry of my maternal great grandmother, Rena Elizabeth Dawkins Cherry, born Sept. 4, 1870 in Crayfish Springs, GA.
Posted: August 2001


Jane Young Bennett
Query: I am researching Missouri Bigbee born 25 September 1828 in Tennessee and died 25 December 1883 in Cross Plains, Tennessee. She married Franklin Lee Younbg on 6 November 1845 in Robertson County, Tennessee. She is the daughter of John S. Bigbee born 1790 and died 1840, who is the son of George and Sarah Bigbee. Missouri's children are Franklin L. Young, Julia Young, Zacahary Young, William Young, Florence Young, Abraham Young, Marcus Young, Benjamin Young, Alfred Young, and John Young. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me to share information.
Posted: August 2001


Stan Anders
Query: I am trying to validate my cherokee ancestry. My great,great grandmother was full Cherokee. Her name was Frances (Fannie) King Morgan. She was born in Philadelphia, Ms and was married in Forest, Ms. The difficulty has come in that she was adopted at age ten by a caucasian family, whose father was Hampton King. If there is anyone that can help us verify my ancestory I would be appreciative.
Posted: August 2001


Dusty Dunn
Query: Looking for Loretta Lasurie born 1860 married Albert E. Dunn had son (my grandfather) Vernon Dunn born 04/1890 in Ind. Just started my research.
Posted: August 2001


Pam
Query: Wade Hampton Cook was my great great grandfather, in or around Florence or Pamplico, South Carolina. I have just been told that a female blood relative of his was a full-blloded Cherokee. I am delighted to know this but have no other knowledge. Anyone who has run across his name in their searches, kindly share your information, please.
Posted: August 2001


David Joseph Rockwell
Query: Looking for Sparrow decendents-circa 1800-1900's. Bertha Sparrow- Grandmother. Indiana-Illinois-points south. Married McDonald -Indiana.
Posted: August 2001


Macleod Carre
Query: Looking for great grandmother whom I think is Cherokee. Married to Vernon MC Cabe of Belmont County, Ohio They had son also named Vernon Mc Cabe, born 1891. So she might be born appx 1870.
Posted: August 2001


George Bonner
Query: I am looking for a John Frank Bonner or Frank John Bonner that was married to Emma Bonner. Time frame 1850 to 1905. One of their child(ren) was Roy Lester Bonner. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Nancy Martin
Query: My grandfather, Gordon Hersom, was born in Easton Maine. His mother was a Littlefield. I am trying to find information about her. Not sure if she is Cherokee.
Posted: August 2001


Nancy Sanders Morgan
Query: Seeking information on David Ezeklie Sanders md Sally Ray known children were Abner Austin Sanders b 1879 md Hattie Nola Blake b 1890, Pink Sanders b 1877, Lonso Sylvester Sanders b 1873, John Buster Sanders b 1890 md Fannie Keith, Albert Jefferson Sanders, Bell Sanders md Unknown Cordell, Effie Lucille Sanders, Elizabeth Sanders, Geeorgia Sanders, Hulan Sanders, Irene Sanders, Joseph Sanders, Josephine Sanders, Lawrence Sanders, Sally Sanders md Unknown Clark, Ida Sanders md George Clark, Sarah Sanders, Will Sanders, William Sanders and Minnie Sanders. Family history is that David was md twice 1st Unknown Greenlee aand 2nd Sally Ray.
Posted: August 2001


Leba London
Query: Searching for Willia J. Lovett( d.Dec. 1879). Most likely fro NC or SC and reloacted to Florida. married Sallie F. Walters. Absolutely no record anywhere of birth. My fiance has been told that there is Cherokee/Creek lineage. My fiance has also lived on a reservation 1958-1964 with his grandmother Sadie Godwin). Now, if there was no lineage, he would not have been permitted to live there. There was one family member left that confirmed this story, but that's all the information there is. Is Lovett a Cherokee or Creek name ? I found the surname on the Creek and Cherokee rolls.
Posted: August 2001


Bill Pickett
Query: My grandmother told me that her grandmother was native american but she had few details. I am looking for any information on Naomi Cambel (pronounced and sometimes spelled Camel.) She was the wife of Byron Cambel. They lived in Kansas and had at least one son, David Cambel, who married Elizabeth Stastia Orr abt. 1910. I estimate that David was born abt 1880-90 and that Naomi and Byron would have been married in that time period and born 1850-60. I do not know any more about Naomi. I hope someone can help me.
Posted: August 2001


Lisa Walker-Dubose
Query: I am trying to find out about my great grandmother Belear Yates born in Kentucky.
Posted: August 2001


Dan Nation
Query: I am looking to engage the services of a professional genealogist with the ability to do targeted research for a specific ancestor who lived near Livingston, Tennessee. I know who their descendants are -- I need help with their Cherokee ancestors. Please contact me at the following email address.
Posted: August 2001


John Burton
Query: I am needing info on John R Harris b1871 d in 1933. His fathers name is Wesley Harris and His mothers name is Tennessee Harris (tooley). There is a roll number for them somewhere, but dont know where. Any help on any of these individuals would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Shelia LaVow Johnson
Query: Cherokee Freedmen's in Oklahoma. My great-great-grandfather is (Rev.) Jack Brown. He is listed on the Schedule I Cherokee Nation 1890 Census Roll as an "Adoptive Colored", entitled to and exercising citizenship with Cherokee Nation. His Cherokee owner was Sequoyah Brown, Illinois District. Jack Brown married a Katie Fields, year unknown. Jack was reportedly the first black ordained minister in the State of Oklahoma, which at that time was Indian Territory. Vian, Oklahoma is the listed post office, which is located in Sequoyah County(?). Children born to Jack and Katie were Joseph, John, Annie, Lillie, Richard, Fannie and Deliah. Anyone having any information about Cherokee Freedmen's in this area are asked to reply.
Posted: August 2001


C Cherry
Query: I am looking for any information about my great-greatgrandfather, Isaac Cherry. We believe he may have been Cherokee or Choctaw.
Posted: August 2001


David Hopper
Query: I am trying to locate any information on my father, who is a Cherokee Indian. It is rumored that he is the Chief of the Bird, Baird, or Baker clan and his first name is Ted. He may possibly be a part of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Thank you for any information you may be able to give me.
Posted: August 2001


Shanette
Query: I am looking for information on a Amanda King she was born in or around 1852, I believe she is from the Cherokee tribe. I am also looking for Ada Whiteside she was married to a Joseph Thornton in Pike, MO in 1889.
Posted: August 2001


Linda Schultz
Query: Info on Chief Dragging Canoe d 1792 son of Attalcullakulls (Little Carpenter) interested in any children names and of any children left in North Carolina when he left also any white settlers he was friendly with. searching for any family of William Asbill of that time period.
Posted: August 2001


Jeff Savage
Query: Looking for any imformation on -William Ophella Smith. Who was married to Jonathan, A Sackett.
Posted: August 2001


Susan Sinclair
Query: I am helping my husband, Mark Dennis Sinclair, research his Cherokee roots. From what I have found already in the Index to the Final Roll (1889-1914), I believe his best chance for success lay in his link to the 'Spears' surname, because this name belonged to several individuals listed in this roll.

Mark's maternal link to the Spear name is as follows:
Mother - Virginia Duren Sinclair
Maternal grandparents - Richard Duren, born Sept. 25, 1898, died Sept. 1964. Last residence - Purcell, OK
Clara Gertrude Moreland - born June 19, 1904, died in 1997. Last residence - Purcell, OK
Richard and Clara were married in Stigler, OK (Haskell County) Feb. 6, 1921, and moved to Purcell, OK after marriage.

We have been told that the parents of Clara Moreland looked like full-blood Indians. Her father was Plaes Moreland, and her mother was Ethel Spears Moreland. It is my hope that Ethel Spears is Mark's link to an ancestor on the Indian rolls. If anyone has information about Ethel Spears or her link to a 'Spears' on the Indian roll, please give us your assistance. We are very proud of Mark's Indian blood - it is very evident in his appearance and in that of his offspring. Thank you in advance for your help.
Posted: August 2001


Deana Lowe
Query: My mother believes that Sarah McDaniel is our ancestor. She doesn't have proof, however, so I am wondering how to find out. Any suggestions? I am a complete beginner.
Posted: August 2001


Jamie Lancaster
Query: My grandfather's grandmother was some sort of Indian (Cherokee or something) she was married in her buckskin dress and she was supposed to be full blood. Any suggestions?
Posted: August 2001


Richard Brewer
Query: I am searching for my grandmothers heritage. Her adopted name was Bertha Bethina DeWitt. She married William Albert Brewer. They lived in the vicinity of Fort Smith Arkansas. The adoption took place around the early 1900's possible in Oklahoma, Arkansas area. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Scott Stannard
Query: Any info on Marjorie Ward married to William Walker. Need to find out if Marjorie Ward birth place she is a full Cherokee.
Posted: August 2001


Jean
Query: I am looking for the Watt family of Goingsnake District, Indian Territory, Ok. Daniel Watt married Nancy Rider --Nancy maiden name could have been Rider. Also looking for their dau. Martha who married a Lincoln Dragger.
Posted: August 2001


Tommy Quick
Query: Need help any help would be appreciated. Grand parents are as follows Luther Quick, grandmothers maiden name is as follows Elzora Milton.
Posted: August 2001


Tonya Massey
Query: My great aunt whom is still living has said that her grandmother (my gg grandmother) was a full blooded Cherokee. Her name was Martha Jane Oyler (Oiler) b-6-27-1866: d-10-7-1941. She married Robert Henry White b-4-25-1863; d-12-5-1944. Her parents were Lucinda A. Layton and Joseph Harvey Oyler. They were married in Kanawha Co. WV in 1864. Lucinda's parents were Joseph Layton and a Martha ?. Her husbands parents were James Oyler and Rachel?. For Martha Jane to be a fullblooded Cherokee all of these ancestors had to be also. Mostly our family is from Virginia,West Virginia, Ohio,Tennesse and Kentucky. I can't seem to find any definite information regarding any of these people. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Renee
Query: Searching for my gg-grandfather Jesse Chandler-believe to be Cherokee from either Ok or Ark.
Posted: August 2001


Beverly Renner
Query: I am searching for Martha Jane Blair (said to be Cherokee) Born 10-29-1826, Died November 1859 Married Decatur Samuel Mangum 12-22-1843 possibly in Cook Co., Texas. This family was also in Attala County, MS. Martha Jane Blair is the second wife of Decatur Mangum. Birth of children found in Smith Co, Texas census. Children: Rosa, Nancy, Mary Francis, Rebecca Jane, Sarah Menikah, Lucinda Cebelle. Any new information on Martha Jane Blair and her parents will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


C David Hammon
Query: Traditional family homelands in NW GA since 1820's,then N.AL, S. TN. Names: Hammon (Hammons, Hammonds, Hammond, Hammann). Corn, Snow, Cook, Williams, Isbell, Matthews (Mathis). Always told we were Cherokee on this (paternal) side, stories & crafts handed down to grandparents (1880's) & physical characteristics persist thru my generation. Wado!
Posted: August 2001


Sara Casper
Query: Partha Missa Stewart my gg grandmother b. in GA Abt. 1803 d. Madison CO, GA Abt. 1885. married Samuel Benjamin Brown in Oglethorpe CO, GA 28 Dec 1828. Need parents and siblins Samuel Benjamin Brown fought in the War of 1812. The Story is that she applied for his pension and the Federal Government denied the application because of her Indian Ancestry. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Michael Charles Schumann
Query: To whom It May concern,

I am writing this letter to you, to find out that where I fit in the Cherokee Nation the names that I will announce to you, will be of my heritage. The first name ; William Silas Johnston born 1845 died 1908. Alma Rebecca Smart born 1869 died 1913. James Christopher Walton, born 1876 died 1966 married to Fannie Hudson, born October 8th 1880 died October 25th 1925. Their children's names are; Frank Johnston and L I L L I E Bell Walton. Frank was born April 15th 1891 died November 9th 1933, he was born in Sikes, W I N N, Louisiana. Bell Walton was born August 17th cut 1903 also in Winfield, parish Louisiana. Died February 20th of 1978.

Their children are; James Franklin, Agnes Loraine, William Daniel, Lillie Rebecca, Ray Vernon, C A L I V I N. All these people are connected to Mr. Wiley Johnston. He was born 1786 and died 1870. Born in Mississippi he was married to Melinda about the year 1845. There is the name Smart, that appears to be one of the ancestors along with the " " name Johnston. Wiley Johnston, had children named Harrison Johnston, and Elizabeth Lee. They had children named James A., Sarah E. Comics Louisa, George W., Martha Ann, Adalasse, Williams Silas, and Henry S. James Christopher Walton, in Fannie Hudson the parents of Lillie Bell Walton. Which in turn are the parents of my mother Lilllie Rebecca Johnston. (Scarborough, Schumann). Johnston is her maiden name. Please let me know asap, thank you very much.
Posted: August 2001


Jasione
Query: Hello, I am trying to gather information for a family tree which I am in the process of making for my highschool senior thesis. My great-grandmother was Cherokee and I am trying to find out more about her and her family. She was born Candace Porter in 1884 in Alabama. She was known as Ada, and her married name was Braxton, she died in 1964 in Memphis Tennesse. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
Posted: August 2001


Jim White
Query: I am trying to trace my Cherokee Indian ancestery, with the only name I have at this time being my grandmothers name of Redwing (no first or last information available) and her married name being the surname White. My relatives came from the N.C., Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri regions. I would greatly appreciate any information which anyone may have about the Indian name Redwing.
Posted: August 2001


Kathy
Query: I'm searching for any information on a "Chief Bow"?? please! and thank you.
Posted: August 2001


Amy Cantrell
Query: Mary Etta Turner Seay: I have been told the tribe was "Trimborke" but I can't find any information on the net. She passed away on 2/20/48, married to Dudley Seay. Her descendents live in Spartanburg, SC; but may be from lower North Carolina.
Posted: August 2001


Bernice Bunny Eversole Olin
Query: My great grandmother who was Mary Ann Johns Sherman died in 1923. She was the mother of Rosa Sherman Hogue Wiley who was born 9 March 1884 and died 8 November 1939. She was born in Uniontowm, Crawford, Arkansas, and buried in the cemetery at Sallisaw Oklahoma. I have three Enrollment # for Mary Hogue. They are as follows: #22011 Blood 1/32 and Census Card #9794. Also #16039 and 28042.
Posted: August 2001


Shawn Hisel
Query: My great grandfather was Harvey Anderson. I think he was from OK. I never knew him and my family never talked about him but they say he was a Native American and that he kept to himself and noone ever met pr new his side of the family any info would help. I just want to find out about a man nobody knew.
Posted: August 2001


Howard P White
Query: Searching for the Welch Cherokees: They were light skinned cherokees located in North Carolina. Could they be the descendants of the first Engish settlers in Virginia?
Posted: August 2001


Candice Stevens
Query: I am looking for any information I can find On a Southern Brave Karnes. He is supposed to be a ancestor on my fathers side. My grandmothers name was Grace Karnes. On my mothers side I am looking for any information on The Conklin Family. Can't get any more specific except to say that my great grandmother was Helen Conklin and married a William Blevins. I am desperately trying to find my ancestors.
Posted: August 2001


Francine Eppelsheimer
Query: I am looking for info. on Wiley Pumfrey, a Cherokee Indian who supposedly was in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The spelling of his name could be wrong. This name was passed on through oral history.
Posted: August 2001


Betty Shearer
Query: I have information re: my ggg-grandma, Nancy Riley, who lived in Mason Co. KY in 1796, at this time she married Benjamin Hudnall. In the record I rec. it stated she was Cherokee. I don't have a birthdate or any info. about her family.
Posted: August 2001


Dale F Fishel
Query: My great-grandmother, Mary Maranda Brown >(maiden name)Fishel, born June 3, 1846 is believed to have Cherokee family heritage. She married my great-grandfather Warren H. Fishel (Union Volunteer Infantry Veteran, 125th Ohio, Company 'B') on Dec. 16, 1866. They had nine children (I have their names and dates of birth, if helpful to confirm family connection). Mary Maranda's father was Dennis Proctor Brown. His wife (Mary Maranda's mother)is believed to have been a member of the Cherokee Nation. Any information on her genealogy, maiden name (Cherokee or Anglicized), family history, etc. will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2001


Grady Warford
Query: My gggg grandfather may have have been Cherokee. His name was Sanford Wofford. He was born in 1840's maybe early 1850's in Georgia. When he moved to Arkansas he changed name to Warford. I found a homestead land claim in Sanford Wofford's name and this type of claim may be unique to Native Americans. Anyone who can help please e-mail me.
Posted: August 2001


Gary Ryan
Query: My great grandmother Marget More (Moore) born in 1844 Scott County Virgina married to John O Ryan father John More. Searching for Margets mothers name. Marget was said to be Indian. Maybe on her mother's side.
Posted: August 2001


Randy
Query: I am looking for information on my great, great grandfather Frank James Eggers. I was told that he was from the tennise vally area and did not go on the Trail of Tears. Any information would be helpful. Tribe, family, etc.
Posted: August 2001


Sheila Pierce
Query: Trying to find out if I am of Native Amerian heritage. My ggrandmother was Mary Magdaline Tarwater. May's father was James Henry Tarwater and his father was William C. Tarwater from South Carolina, born 1814 and died 1876 in MO. His wife was Sara E. Gillborn about 1819 and died 1893 in MO. Her daughter said that Mary was a full blooded Native American. I also am looking for information on Lucy Mary McKinney. She married Charles Kirkpatrick Dearman. They had two sons. James Henry (my grandfather on mother's side) and Willard D. (uncle) Dearman. Charles came from KY and Lucy Mary came from AR? Mary was born 1880 I believe and she died in 1932. She was granted land according to the land grants given to Native Americans but died before she knew anything about it. "I am not", looking for land or money. "I am looking for my heritage." I have always felt that I have Native American in my family and I feel a kindred spirit towards the Native Americans. According to my grandmother, Lucy was living with a Mr. Briggles, not sure if they were married or just living together. He ran James off and would not allow him to live anywhere near his mother or him. James was on his own from the age of 12. The family lived in Arkansas. The name on the tombstone is Lucy Kennedy Gwen. I know that is the wrong name as my family has always said so. Also for some reason the name Lucy G. McKinney seems to stck in my mind. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thank you for your help. "Again let me stress the point, I am not looking for money, or land, only my heritage."
Posted: August 2001


Wendy Lee Battenfield
Query: I am trying to verify if my great grandmother Willie Ann Cunningham born in Mar 1863 in Texas was Cherokee her husband's name was James Wiley Fields I have a 1900 census record that says she was white. I have not been able to find her parents names or her as a child.
Posted: August 2001


A Howe
Query: I am searching for information on my maternal side of the family. My grfather was Sam H Blades, I am told that his gr grandfather married a Cherokee Princess. Our relations in Louisiana will not tell us anything or provide any information. My mother tried to research this, however I have lost her to cancer so I now will continue the search. I only want to know my heritage. If anyone can help or has information, I thank them in advance for helping.
Posted: August 2001


Marjie Adams
Query: James Piper Rogers married Sarah Hocker in the early 1880's Sarah is supposed to be Cherokee, and James may also have Indian ancestry. We know that James lived in Mountianburg, Crawford County, Ark. late 1880's to 1931 at death. His Father's name was Josiah Rogers and mother was ? Mary E. Vogel. Data that I have says that James Piper Rogers was born in Peoria, Ill. 1856. (not proven by me) Does anyone know this family?
Posted: August 2001


Joshua S Coleman
Query: I am looking for information on a Cherokee man named KawugaKlega (Major Ridge). He was born in about 1771, in a town named Hiwassee. He was said to have a son named John Ridge.
Posted: August 2001


Samuel H Mills Jr
Query: Am searching for info on a Hattie Mae Thompson. Born April 13,1898. I believe in Texas, Possible Clearwater? Sweeetwater?or Muelshoe? She had a younger sister named Rose. Hattie also had a brother named Charlie and one named John. Their last name was Simmons. They were older than her so I believe that they were possible half brothers. Hattie was Cherokee and Chocktaw. I do have a photo of her around 1950. Hattie married a Samuel H. Mills in the early 1900's. I believe that they were married in Texas but not sure. They moved to DeWitt, Arkansas at some point. During their marriage they had 10 children: Fern, Sybil, Treve, Ira, Wanita, Irene, James, William (W.D), Hattie, Samuel Jr. (not in order of birth) Samuel Sr had been married previously to a Hazel ( ). They had several Children A Clyde and a Hazel (not sure of her name). Samuel died in Arkansas in 1948. Hattie moved to Arizona, Calif, Arizonia and back to Calif. She later married a Dave Buck in California. She died Jan. 1967 and is buried in the Golden Gate Cemetery. This is all I have at this point. It is possible that James is still alive Aprox 70 yrs old, and maybe one of my sisters. Irene married a Stein. Some of my neices names were Cathy and Pam Wages and or Gonzales. There is a Mike and a Cheryl I believe the name is Pepechello (I may have spelling wrong.) The relation will probably be in Ca. Some might be in Kansas. Please contact me if you have even the slightest hint that there might be a connection!!!
Posted: August 2001


Dayna Ellis
Query: Looking for info on Rose Bell McClain, d. 28 May 1968, her father Frank James McClian, mother Sarah?. They were Cherokee.
Posted: August 2001


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Cherokee Proud
A straightforward guide, written by a Cherokee, for tracing your Cherokee Roots, suggesting the rolls, records and organizations that might be of help to you in your search.

Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook
The book is organized around seven geographical hubs or communities within the orginal Cherokee homeland. Each chapter covers sites, side trips, scenic drives, and events.

Plants of the Cherokee
This book is an organized, easy-to-read book on medicinal, edible, and other useful plants.


Genealogy Help

All Things Cherokee has helped thousands of families with their Cherokee genealogy research. We offer tons of free information as well as genealogy services to help you find answers to your genealogy questions.