October 2001 Genealogy Queries

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Jan Foster
Query: My great-grandparents lived in Oilton, Oklahoma in 1910. They were George A Elizebeth A. McCurry. Looking for anything I can find out about them.
Posted: October 2001


Lindsey Lee
Query: I am seeking information on John Terry. Family legend is Cherokee, although I think he could be Creek. Born in 1839, probably Chambers County, Alabama. Married to Clementine Garrett in 1859 in Troup County, Georgia. Civil war veteran. Died, I think, in 1874. Supposed to be buried at one of the Cherokee Nation cemeteries outside of Tulsa. Any leads will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Nakia Armstrong
Query: I have been told that my great-grandfather was part if not all Cherokee. His name was Cherry Johnson. His father was Jarrett Johnson and his mother's name was Hannah Cherry. Cherry was born in Tennessee as was his mother. He was born about 1897 and his mother is listed and being born 1863. She later married a gentle man by the name of John Garland. Some of the other children that she had with Jarrett Johnson were Gertrude, Mary, Beatrice, and Linnie. With John Garland I believe she had one son Andrew D. Garland. Thank you so much for your assistance.
Posted: October 2001


JennaJ
Query: I am looking for any connection to the Cherokee nation through the lastnames of Hupp or Blackwell. My grandparents are George Hupp and Helen W Blackwell. We are trying to trace our lines rumored to be Cherokee I'm not sure what all info is needed if anyone can help me please email me.
Posted: October 2001


Glenda Poole
Query: I am trying to find out if there was ever a Cherokee reservation around the area of Brotherton, Tennessee around 1883. My great-grandmother, Nancy Jane (Winningham) Bryant was born there on August 30th, supposedly on a reserveration there at that time.
Posted: October 2001


Suzanne Sherrod
Query: Hi there! I am looking for info on my great great grandmother who was full blood Cherokee Indian. As far as I know, she was born in Muhlenberg Co., Ky. Her name was Mary Ruth Knight and she married Sam Sherrod in Muhlenberg Co. I am trying to find her in the Cherokee records. I know she was born with a Cherokee name, and I am trying to track her down. Can someone help me?
Posted: October 2001


Pamela Bennett
Query: My father was raised by his grandmother, Mary Louise (Mollie) Harris, daughter of Washington and Sarah Harris. She always told him she was full-blood Cherokee, but have been unable to locate proof. She was born in 1859 in Retreat, Texas; parents originally from Tennessee, I think. If you have info, please respond.
Posted: October 2001


William Powell
Query: I am searching for information on my great grandfather John Watson. He may have been Creek. Also, he may been born in Illonois about 1835. The earliest definite information I have on him is that he was in Texas in 1866 where he married Sarah R. Baxter in Dallas County. They lived most of their lives in Hunt County Texas. Sarah R. was the daughter of John J. Baxter and Sarah "Ruth" Stayton Baxter. Sarah R. Baxter Watson passed away in Hunt County Texas in 1918. Her Death Certificate lists her as a widow, so John Watson passed away prior to 1918. However, I believe he was alive in 1903. Any information will be deeply appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Wanda (Lomas) Rice
Query: I too am looking for my "roots" in the Cherokee Nation. My great-grandmother (Maternal), used to sit me on her lap, and try to relate stories to me; she was so old, and I so young! She passed away from smoke inhalation/ and or burns, at 95 years. (she was mostly blind, and did not realize her sweater was ablaze). Ok, here's what I remember not much..she told me that she was of full blood, (Cherokee) and the part I did not "get", either she or her mother was born on the "Trail of Tears". I know that she definitely looked of full blood. It seems that the family tried to keep me from discovering more? I know that my grandfather did not read or write English, so I figure that this may have embarrassed them? Perhaps the humiliations of the past, and/or the need to "be secret." Because appearently I come from a line of those who did not stay on the "Trail of Tears"! My "family" settled in Southern Illinois. Anyone out there with some info. on that area?
Posted: October 2001


Melvin King
Query: I am looking for information on my great great grandfather Isaac Neal Palmore he was born the 7th of Apr. 1894 in crocket Tenn. and Died the 9th of Nov. 1953 in Halls, Tenn. I am trying to find out if he was Cherokee?
Posted: October 2001


Joyce Webster
Query: I am told my great grandfather was a member of the Cherokee Nation. His name was Walter Ashton. Born sometime in the 1800's in Oklahoma and died in 1908 in Oklahoma. His wife's name was Elizzie. If anyone has any infomation about either of them, I would greatly appreciate hearing from them.
Posted: October 2001


Mel Suttles
Query: My grandfather's last name is Eller. His grandmother is rumored to have been a full-blooded Cherokee. She would have possibly entered a census during the mid to late 1800's in Dekalb County, Alabama. If anyone has any info on Eller Ancestry, please let me know.
Posted: October 2001


Frank Meadows
Query: My family is descendants of Mary Polly Creekmore, a full-blood Cherokee. She married Jeremiah Meadors (Meadows eventually) and they had James - James is my great-grandfather. They had several children, one of which is my grandfather, James M. Meadows who lived in Dorton, Tennessee,died in 1957. My father's name was Walter Samuel Meadows born in 1911 and died 1971 having lived in Crossville, Tenn. then Springfield, Ohio. We are trying to prove our Cherokee bloodline so we can become registered Tribal Members. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Tricia Hernandez
Query: My grandfather died in San Gabrial, ca. in 1943. He was Robert Heron Brooks. My mother was Hariette Jacqulyn Brooks, born in McAlester, OK. Any info. please contact me.
Posted: October 2001


Landreth
Query: I am looking for information about my great-grand father or his family. I believe that he was full Cherokee. His name was Tom Lee. He was also known as Walking Tom. Tom was from southeast Kentucky or eastern Tennesse. He had at least two sons, Frank and Gene (or Eugene) and at least one daughter Fannie Kate. Fannie Kate was taken from her family at 14 years of age and she and later her children were forbidden to make contact with her family. This took place around 1920.
Posted: October 2001


Chesley K. Hulsey
Query: Am looking for infomration on my ggg grandmother Nancy. She was born 4-1-1818 and married my grnadfather J.Z.B. Hulsey about 1836. Their children were Almond, Elizabeth Caroline, Rosannah, S.H., James Leonard, W.W.M, Margaret J., and Mary L. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Sue
Query: Lillian Paris: 1867-1900 lived in Indianapolis,IN. Married to Marion Bailey. Frank Tillinghast and Mary Jane Johnson: 1860-1900 lived in Indianapolis, IN. The above names are my grandparents I'm loooking for any imformation on them.
Posted: October 2001


Kim Moss
Query: My paternal ancestors came from the hills of North Carolina- Rockinghma county- specifically Stoneville, Eden, Martinsville VA. Two family names are constant Dalton (who we think is th name of freeman who married an indian) and Galloway. Names like Rosa Dalton and Bentham Galloway have come up. If you can offer any suggestions or information we would appreciate it.
Posted: October 2001


Lori
Query: Hi. My gr gr grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee. Her maiden name was Mollie (Molly) Elizabeth Pierce. She was born December 1868 and was living in Nankipoo (Lauderdale, Co.), Tennessee in 1900. It is possible that she once lived in Dyer or Gibson Counties in West TN as well. She married Benjamen Franklin (Frank) Gilliland. It is believed her family might have changed their name to Pierce and moved from North Carolina shortly after the removal. If you have any information on the Cherokee Pierce's, please contact me. Thank you so much.
Posted: October 2001


Buford
Query: Looking for any Bufords that might be connected with the Cherokee nation.
Posted: October 2001


Carol Blessing Liggett
Query: Looking for Cherokee line: My husband's gr grandmother was Martha Powell, married to John Vernon. Martha was born in 1842 in North Carolina. She died in Kentucky. Believe the Cherokee line was the Powell's. Please e-mail me.
Posted: October 2001


Charlene Mills
Query: My grandfather was 1/4 Cherokee. His name was Benjamin Franklin Hardiman. He came to Oklahoma from Tennessee. He married my grandmother Clara Gertrude Morgan, they lived near Daisy, Oklahoma. He died in 1936 and is buried at Yarnaby, OKlahoma. I would like to trace my Cherokee roots back through my grandfather. I have nothing to go on as to his parents or ancestors. If anyone can help I would be most appreciative.
Posted: October 2001


Susan Mary Carter-Cordeiro
Query: I am trying to research my g.grandmother's line. Her name was Mary Bishop, but I do not know her parents' names. I have been told that her mother was 100% Cherokee, but I don't know her mother's maiden name. Mary married Zollie Carter and lived most of her life in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Please email me if you have any information.
Posted: October 2001


Gregory Black
Query: I'm looking for info on Samuel Lewis Black. Born 07-26-1829 Rockdale county GA. I have read that Rockdale county was the dividing line between the Creek and Cherokee nations. I am sure there is Native American blood involved. Many of my family have talked of a Native American woman, any help or direction would be great.
Posted: October 2001


Randy Suggs
Query: I'm tracing my father's ancestory to see if I, and my daughters, can qualify to join the Cherokee nation. Here's what I know:

Name: Leslie Dwayne Suggs
Birthplace: Hominy, OK
Birthdate: 02/21/1932

Father: Leslie W. Suggs
Birthplace: OK
Birthdate: 1912

Mother: Hellen Joann Holloway
Birthplace: KS
Birthdate: 1914

They lived in Arondale (just outside Hominy) when dad was born.

Any information is greatly appreciated. I will be in OK during June for further research.
Posted: October 2001


Shelly Wales
Query: My great grandmother Polly Ann Burgess Brown was a full Cherokee. Her father was Joseph Burgess and her mother was Nancy Vitatoe. The lived in Robertson county Tennesse. If anyone has info. please email me.
Posted: October 2001


Marilyn Markow
Query: Looking for any relatives of Pigg Smith. He was a chief of the Cherokee Nation and a member elect of the senate. Think he had a sister named Polly who married Joseph Norris.
Posted: October 2001


Forrest
Query: I am looking for an Amanda Goodson. She spent a brief amount of time in Irving Texas in the late 80's (88-89). Stayed with her brother in an apartment in Irving where I meet her. We became great friends and would love to hear about her.
Posted: October 2001


Steve Guerrero
Query: Grandparents: Pete, Ophelia Hendren. Surnames: Howerton, Goodman.
Posted: October 2001


Eric Patton
Query: I am interested in information related to Cherokee involvement in the French and Indian War. My ancestors were rumored to be descended from a group of Cherokee's that went to Pennsylvania in 1755 to fight against the french. My ancestry is so distant I don't hold much hope of verifing my personal connection to the Cherokee Nation, but would like to learn about the history involved. I beleive that they had come from the Kanawha Valley in western Virginia and most returned to that area. I am descended from Celia Buzzard(b.1882) daughter of Jeremiah Buzzard(b.1832) son of Jacob Buzzard(b.1810) son of Samuel Buzzard(b.unknown).My family oral history also said that Jeremiah Buzzards wife, Lucetta Baer(b.1844) daughter of Ludwig and Catherina Baer was part Native American. After reading some of the other queries I realized how many people have heard the same type of things as I did growing up. If anyone can help me or direct me to some good historical reading I would greatly appreaciate it.
Posted: October 2001


J. Smith
Query: Looking for information on father, John Matthew Smith born on Cherokee Indian Reservation or Land in 1917 in Skelton or Kelton, South Carolina, which is now part of S. Union County, South Carolina. His father, Samuel Mathew Smith, part Cherokee and black, married French Canadian named Mamy (last name unknown). They later lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ANI-YUN'WIYA is the Cherokee information given to my niece. Also looking for part Cherokee grandmother, Rebecca Forsyth, could be Morgan, born 1896 in Greenville, North Carolina? Married John Hall. Marriage was recorded in Wilson County, North Carolina. Died 1975.
Posted: October 2001


Marlene Allison
Query: Looking for any information at all on William Mack Crain, born on Indian reservation in Florida, Cherokee County. Ms. Redmon only name available for mother. William died in Detroit Michigan in 1954/53.
Posted: October 2001


W. Craft
Query: Looking for info on ggm, Rendie Virginia Walker, from the Pelzer/Possum Kingdom SC area. Married Henry C. Shular, had three sons: James, Wayne, and Joseph.
Posted: October 2001


Janice Essary
Query: I am searching for my indian ancestry. My father was James Thomas Blalack (also spelled Blalock, Blaylock) born 8, October 1905, died 21, August 1975, his parents were William Thomas Blalack and Nancy Melinda Gregory.
Posted: October 2001


A Boomer
Query: I understand that some Ackley's escaped from England agfter assassinating Cromwell and came to live with the Cherokee people. It is rumored that these Ackly's (or Hackley's) are ancestors of mine.
Posted: October 2001


Jane Cullinan
Query: Looking for history on May Raines, born about 1879, married 1898 in Covington, Pemiscot County, Missouri.
Posted: October 2001


Angela Brown
Query: I have recently been told through a family member that I am part Cherokee Indian however, I have no proof and no one in my family will talk about the past. If someone can help me my born name was Barton. Please write to: Angela Brown, 1587 So. Washington Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756
Posted: October 2001


Beth Gilbert
Query: I was told there was some Cherokee on my father's side. I am trying to find out if there is a roll number. My grandfather's name was Virgil Lee Green, born4-11-1889-in Missouri. He married Pearl Trustee abt. 1925-1926, I also understand there is possibly Cherokee from both grandparents. Virgil and Pearl divorced when my father (Arthur) was probably in his early teens. She then married a man by the name of McRoberts. She then lived and died in Pendleton, Oregon.
Posted: October 2001


Lenora Cowden
Query: My great-great-great grandfather was John J Witherspoon and my great-grandmother was Nancy Jane Brooks who married Arthur Brown. My great-grandmother never admitted she was Cherokee until I was 6 and only then because she felt that the times had changed enought to where she would not be oppressed for being Native American. She showed me a picture of her mother in a beautiful buckskin dress (that was a black and white photo) and told me how hard it was to grow up being an indian in the time she was a child in the era around the early 1900's. If any of these names strike a bell with you please contact me I have wanted to know all my life since she finally admitted she was Native American Cherokee to me who these people really are and any other relatives I may have that are Native American. I do know that my great grandmother after she was married resided in Wilkes County because my grandfather William Frank Brown was borm there.
Posted: October 2001


Randa
Query: I am doing research into the Harrison family. I understand that Bertha Harrison was a Cherokee who married Bartlett Eaves in Davis, OK around 1919. They later moved to Arizona where they raised their family. Bertha's siblings were Jack, James, Roy, George, Cleo, Essie and Clara. Any info on Bertha's family would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Jennifer Johnson
Query: I have family records showing that a granddaughter of Sequoyah named Bersheba, born ~1790 in North Carolina, is in my family tree? Do you have any record of this person. My records show she married William Foster. I believe they lived in Tennessee.
Posted: October 2001


John Taylor
Query: My great grandfather's name was Abraham Lincoln Lile (also spelled Lyle) from Green County, KY. He was born 1-6-1861. His parents were John Lile and Quintilly Houk. Quintilly (or Quintillie, not really sure) was full Cherokee, also from Green County, KY, I believe. Looking for more info on Quintilly.
Posted: October 2001


Brian Sarff
Query: I am trying to find the parents of my great-great grandmother. Tirissa E.K. Hamilton. She was married in 1857 to Fleuming Schoonover in Mason County, IL. Her father was said to have been full blooded Cherokee. I have no name information of her mother or father. I know this query has little information in it, but I hoping that someone will see just enough to let me know something.
Posted: October 2001


Carol
Query: Looking for Furr. All I know is he was a scout for the northern army in the Civil War. He married Margret Clarke from IL. Had two girls? Margret and Gladys. Margret married Clarence Butler from Mo. I know this isn't much to go on. At this point that's all I know.
Posted: October 2001


Lisa Marsh
Query: I am searching for information on Joseph Terrell, Sr. Grandfather to Solomon Shadrack Terrell, born 10-12-1874 in Mississippi, died, 11-19-1927. Joseph was Cherokee.
Posted: October 2001


Cynthia
Query: Looking for information on Wm. B. Cartwright. He was born to the Cherokee abt. 1898 but was adopted sometime after this by the unk. Cartwright family. He married Ethel and lived and died in Evansville IN. Any info on him or how to access records that pertain to Cherokee adoptions greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


John
Query: Thomas Walker, b.1854, Savannah Township/Barker's Creek area of Jackson Co. NC. This area was formerly Macon Co. NC. No further record of Thomas, in this area, after 1876. Do you know of him?
Posted: October 2001


Jo Castoria
Query: The name Puthuff or any close spelling. My ancestor was a Elizabeth Puthuff bonr in Apr 1788 in James Island SC later adopted by a family named Lusk. Please help in any was possible.
Posted: October 2001


Rita
Query: I am looking for information on the Cherokees of Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia. There is Cherokee on both sides of my family. Surnames are: Keen, Farmer, Cole, Matney, and Hagerman. Any information on Cherokees in these areas would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Brenda Glidden
Query: I am researching Jack/Mildred Stumbaugh. One known area of residence was Farmersville, OK. At least 2 children were born there. Jack was of Cherokee descent. Please forward any information to the e-mail address above.
Posted: October 2001


Cathi
Query: Grace Miller Sunderland - born 27 Feb. 1913 in Pushmataha, OK. Looking for her genealogy.
Posted: October 2001


Kimberly
Query: My great-grandmother's name was Mary "Lettie" Banks. She was born in Catahoula Parish, LA, in 1875. I've heard she was Cherokee, but cannot find out her parents names, so I can check Dawes Rolls or Guion Miller Rolls. Can you help? Thanks. I'm new to this kind of research. I will gladly accept any advice or guidance anyone may have to offer.
Posted: October 2001


Niles L. Mayo Sr.
Query: I am trying to trace back as well as prove my Cherokee geneology. My father was 1/2 Cherokee and 1/2 Irish and his name was Noel H. Mayo. His mother's name was Nellie and her maiden name was Edmondson. Her father's name was Isham and her mother's name was either Kaziah or Nelrosia. When I picked them up it was in Va. about 1870 censes. My grandmother Nellie was 3/4 Indian. She was a beautiful Indian woman. She moved to N.J. about 1900 and her husband's name was Rufus. I am very proud of my ancestry and I want to find out as much as I can about them. Also she had 2 sisters named Sarah and Maggie. They were born the early 1870's. Any help will be greatly appreciated. The county in Va. was Halifax.
Posted: October 2001


K. Baker
Query: I'm looking for a dear friend of mine who is Cherokee. Her name is Wanda Bungardner and she lived on Route 61, Clinton, Tenn.
Posted: October 2001


Robert Deming
Query: Ortega K. Paddock, Katie M. Splawn, Addie M. Wise.
Posted: October 2001


Becky Buie
Query: Searching the Plummer name, I have been told that my grandfather had Cherokee in him. But how do I find out, where do I start to look? Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Kyndra Aly
Query: I am trying to find out information on my great-great-grandmother - Rosa Eliott Jones- she was born in 1858 and died in 1900. She was married to Greene Lee Smith and resided in South Carolina after marriage. She was born in North Carolina. She had three children two of which are: Ophelia and Elsie Rinza (my great grandmother). Rosa Eliott Jones was a full blooded Cherokee, but never returned to her home after she married because of the tribe's disapproval (supposedly). I do not know her parents or siblings names. Any information that you may have regarding Rosa Eliott Jones would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Nicholas Peddicord
Query: I am Nicholas R Peddicord my wife and sons are registered Northern Poncas. I and my boys are Tradtional Strait Dancers and my wife is a Tradtional Womens Strait Dancer. I am told too be part Cherokee on my mothers side. My mother was Virginia R Mefford Peddicord, she was born in Williamstown Ky., Grant Co. My grandmother was Isa B Dunn Mefford. Grandfather was Alexandra Mefford. My great grandmother was Lola or Lula Davis Dunn enrollment no. 21926 married too Elick Dunn of Milton Ky. My great great grandmother was Allie B Cordray Davis married a soldier whos name I do not have but believed too be from Tenn. I also believe I have my great great grandmothers enrolment no. off of the Freeman rolls it is 1116, but on the Freeman rolls it only has maiden name not her married name Davis. If anyone has any information concerning these people that are my relatives I would deeply appericate the information. I was name two years ago at the Northern Ponca POW WOW. I was given the name Nuzga-Ma-Sha-Ta-Ma-Da, in Ponca means Little Man Walks Tall, I am very proud of my Ponca family, and waiting on more information so I can get registered with the Cherokee Tribe. For I am proud of my ancestors, and also equally proud of all Native Americans.
Posted: October 2001


Cindy Pratt
Query: I'm looking for information about my g-grandparents. George Roland Stone, born November of 1884, in Cherokee County. In a town called Gaffney. He married a Mary Robinsion. Georges parents were Perry Zealy Stone and Mary Robinson. Mary was the family member who was reported to have been of Cherokee descent.
Posted: October 2001


Ron Eaves
Query: My great grandmother and granfather were Rena Mariah and George Aaron I am looking for any info on them thay were in Okla at one time.
Posted: October 2001


Wendell Powell
Query: My gggrandmother was Cynthia Ann Cook. She was either 1/2, or full blood Cherokee. She was born 10 Dec. 1802, possible Va. She married John James Strain, 2nd. He was born, 1793-1800 (not sure). They were in N.C. or GA. Any help appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Jason Lawrence
Query: A grandmother on my paternal side had a first name of Arrniswakia and was rumored to be Cherokee but had land alotments here in Ok something to the Creek Nation. Not for sure what the relationship between the Creek land and them being Cherokee. Is Arrniswakia a Cherokee name and if so what does it mean.
Posted: October 2001


JoAnne Nelson
Query: My great-gramdmothers name was Mary (Sapp) Faught, Sapp being her maiden name. I am looking for any relatives who might know her and any of her family on the Sapp side. My Grandmother was her daughter, Anna Rae. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Ginger Bolli
Query: I don't have a lot of information on my family since I am adopted. I am trying to cross-reference full-blooded Cherokee males living from ~1901-1989 who also served in WWI or WWII and settled in Frederick Co, MD. This is a true longshot, but maybe I'll get lucky.
Posted: October 2001


Rene Longoria
Query: Looking for a CH connection with Lula Roberson of Woodville, OK. She dies dec 18, 1973, was married in 1909 to Robert Bethel Goff. I don't have her birth date or city of birth. I just found out that she is my grand mother. I am trying to trace her part of my tree as far back as it goes.
Posted: October 2001


Emily McQuillan (St. John)
Query: Great-grandfather Oscar St. John was 1/2 Cherokee. Oscar lived in Southern IL, but the family moved from North Carolina to TN to Kentucy. The name of my great-great grandparents is unknown to me.
Posted: October 2001


Zane Draos
Query: I am trying to compile some of my family history. I know that my great grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee. Her last name was Verdine, though I am not sure of her maiden name. She is from Starks, Louisiana; if anyone has any imformation, or might be a relative please contact me.
Posted: October 2001


Rita Taylor
Query: Elizabeth Malphurs married William Robert Emmons. Her mother's name was Mary. Eizabeth was born 1793 in Georgia died 1873 in Escambia, Ala. Parents: Jesse Edward Malphurs ? and Mary. Our family says Mary and Elizabeth were Cherokee. Any info appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Kenneth A. Lester
Query: I'm looking into several individuals that may have had American Indian ancestry. They are: John Duncan, born about 1750-1760, probably the Carolinas, Virginia or West Virginia; married 'Darcus', born about the same time in the same area. They birthed Dorcus Duncan, about 1783, Surry County,North Carolina; she married William Lester, Sr.in 1799, North Carolina. Dorcas Duncan passed away about 1803. I am also looking at Hannah Drake, born November 1836, died before 1892. She was born in Warren/Van Buren County, Tennessee. Her father was Jacob Drake; her mother was Hannah Ross. Hannah Drake was married twice - first to John Counts, then to Allison Boyd (about 1858). All assistance and guidance will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Debbie H.
Query: I am looking for my great grandmother, her maiden name was Hart and her husband name was Downing. The mother of Elmer Hudson Downing. Born on Jan-12-1878 in California, died on 11-26-1943 in Napa, CA. If you know of any way that I can find her please let me know.
Posted: October 2001


Mary Anne Weeks
Query: I am seeking someone who may be able to help me in establishing my daughter's heritage. Her father, my first husband, was killed in Vietnam in 1969. Unfortunately, our retlations with his father were broken before he was killed so we have not contact with them. His grandmother was Nettie Hester and I have one picture of him with her and the rest of his family. His mother's name was Maude and was later married to Glenn Mitchell. They lived in Indiana. I was told that she was a full-blooded Cherokee. I know from just looking at his grandmother and family that he has Indian heritage. My daughter is proud of her father and wants to know more about his hertigage. Frankly, I don't have the money to purchase the books, CD's etc., right now to do the research but would really appreciate any help or information that anyone could give me.
Posted: October 2001


Ryan K. Bowlin
Query: If you have any info on the Bowlin family, please e-mail it to me.
Posted: October 2001


Bette Moore
Query: I am looking for my gr,gr,gr,grandfather and grandmother. Their names are Sterling Bowers and Sarah Ann Farmer Bowers. Their children's names are Mary Ann, Robert Sanford, Louisa F., James, Thomas F., Sarah E., Starling Hayward Bowers. If anyone has any info that would help I would appreciate it. They resided in Carter Tenn. and Wilkes Co. Sterling was born June 30,1800 Sarah born 1840.
Posted: October 2001


Joyce L. Moulton
Query: I am searching for information about my husband's birth father. His name was Charles Canon. He was half Cherokee. My husband's birth name was Robert Gary Canon. He was born in Borger, Texas on April 7, 1945 to Joyce Marie Parker, and Charles Canon. He was later legally adopted by Jack Moulton. My mother-in-law would not give me any information about my husband's father, Charles. I feel that my children are being deprived of their natural heritage, and would appreciate any infomation you can offer. The name Canon may have been spelled Cannon.
Posted: October 2001


Linda McGillis
Query: I'm trying to trace the reputed Cherokee (non-enrolled) of my maternal grandmother who was born somewhere in Illinois to Walter or Walker Modglin (Madglin) and Telitha Davis on June 16, 1884. Telitha is reputed to have died shortly after childbirth. Any information about Telitha and her husband would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Bonnie Lewis
Query: I'm looking for information about Lanny Lewis. His parents came down the Trail of Tears to Ark, somewhere in the Wollie Swamp region. Lanny had a son named Lee Lewis, Lee's son was Tom Lewis and Tom's son is Bill Lewis. We are trying to track our Cherokee Heritage.
Posted: October 2001


Lynda
Query: Am looking for earlier family of David J. (Johnson?) Goode who married Melissa Eliza Wood Goode in West Virginia when he was 18 and she was 15 years old. This was in the later 1800s. My mother was their 9th child and was born in 1911. They were from Maben, West Virginia. They had/ran? a store. They had twelve children, two deceased as diptheria victims (very young) while the family was still in WV. Would like info previous to that. Cherokee rumor is strong. Tall, strong looks possibly confirms.
Posted: October 2001


Sue Ann May Lieber
Query: My great great grandparents were Moses Hickerson and Clarkey Isabella Looney I am seeking Native American ancestry throught either the Hickerson or Looney name. Moses and Clarkey are buried in Barber, Arkansas. It is my understanding that they once lived in Bowie County Texas and maybe in MO.
Posted: October 2001


Marinda Logan
Query: My great-great grandfather was Native American and he was born in Tenneessee. His name was Wallace Dennis. I am African American and I was wondering if you could help me. I think that the Cherokee inhabited Tennessee? Any information will be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Bill Dempsey
Query: My great grandmother was named Martha (Mattie) Elizabeth McIntosh. Her mother was Nancy Elizabeth Ross. As a young boy in the early 1930's I was told by my grandmother and great grandmother that we were related to John Ross, Chief of the Cherokees. At that time I lived in Chattanooga, TN. Does anyone have info on Nancy Elizabeth Ross, who I understand married Alexander McIntosh in 1845 in Monroe County, GA.
Posted: October 2001


Sarah Hanner
Query: I am trying to get information on my mother's people, who were Cherokee. Her grandfather, Caleb Howard (a slave from SC.) married a Cherokee lady named Ellin (maiden name unknown). The 1880 census showed Caleb and Ellin living in Dallas county with five children, one being my mother's father, Frank Howard. Caleb raised his family as black, and Frank raised his family as white. I know that my mother had a lot of Cherokee blood, and I would love to be able to find a link to her people.
Posted: October 2001


Kevin Whaley
Query: I am trying to find out more about my great grandmother, Maude Lane Epperly, I have been told by my mother that she was Cherokee. I tried going as far back as I could in my family tree, however, I was unable to find out anything about her parents or the rest of her family. Can you help me, she was born September 16, 1891 in Exeter, Mo. and passed on, October 27, 1976 in Coffeyville Ks.
Posted: October 2001


Heather Richards
Query: My grandmother was partial Cherokee, and would like some information of the geneology line. Lived in OH or KY early 1900's. Spouse's name was Leroy Gullett. Her name was Frona Hoskins. Her daughter's name was Martha born in 1923 in KY.
Posted: October 2001


Deborah
Query: Looking for ggrandmothers Cherokee line. She was Ollie Mae Jenkins from Marshall N.C. Married Jonah Rector. Any help is appreciated as I am up against a brick wall.
Posted: October 2001


D. M.
Query: Looking for marriages with Toonie from georgia about 1833. Maybe Shadburn/Toonie (any Toonie or Toonie marriages) Any Toonie enrolled at the Mission at Spring Place, in Georgia? Any information on how I might locate this or any information on this family who was located in Georgia at the time.
Posted: October 2001


Brenda
Query: My childrens greatgrandfather Foster Russ spent his childhood on the reservation in western North Carolina. Who would be able to tell me more especially about registry info? The daughter is Virginia Mae Russ. She was born in NJ. She married Charles M. Bingham. An enlisted man US Navy.
Posted: October 2001


Kathy Zachary McMahan
Query: I have been searching for any connections to my g-grandfather W.(alter?) H. Zachary married to Victoria Elizabeth Roberts in Madison County, Alabama December 1893. My grandfather Virgil Moses Zachary b.May 2, 1903 in Gurley, Madison County, Alabama. I have been unable to find any other records or information other than a marriage certificate. I don't know if there is any Cherokee connection. It's just that there seems to NO information anywhere. Could you help?
Posted: October 2001


Tara Gwen Palmer
Query: I am looking for the parents of Marion Thomas Ramsey (went by Thomas). He was born in 1813 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to the daughter of Cherokee Chief Oconostota and her husband, a Ramsey. I don't know their first names and I would be so grateful to anyone who may know something about this. Thomas married a Mary Ann Henderson on June 4, 1836. They had 5 children that I know of: Amelia Maggie Ramsey (married Elijah Pigue or Pigg); Mary E. Ramsey (married Bill Dickerson); Sarah Jane Ramsey (married John Thrasher); W.M. Ramsey (married Annie Staton; Jessie H. Ramsey (married Mary Thrasher. My grandmother's father was James Irwin Pigue' (the son of Elijah and Amelia Maggie Ramsey Pigue'). If anyone can help me I would appreciate it so much.
Posted: October 2001


Barbara Murray
Query: My mother-in-law, Wyomalee George Parrish, is looking for birth father, Sherman Don George. He is full-blooded Cherokee. Her birth date is 11/43 and her father was around 22 years old at that time. He may be from Colorado area, she was born in Porterville, California. We have found no info on him or family. Anything would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Sheila Culbertson
Query: I am searching for any information on my great grandmother who was a full blood Cherokee. She was born in 1889 to Jim and Mary Blackwell, (mothers maiden name was Mooney) we think in Elkhart, TX. She married West Florida Taylor in 1909 in Elkhart, TX. and died in Vinson, Oklahoma in 1969. We are trying to trace her indian heritage and so far this is all we have to go on. Any information or help would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Fay Korcykoski
Query: Seeking information about, great grandmother Nancy Jane Scott married to John Watson Scott, Richwood WVa. I just remember stories about he being part Indian. Info. would be apprecaited.
Posted: October 2001


Nicole Cate
Query: My mother, Carol Cumbie (maiden name Anglin) has told me that there may be Cherokee in my blood. Her birth father has passed on and was a soldier. They were never very close, so I don't know much about her side of the family. Knowing if I am or not would really help with paying for my soon to be college education as well.
Posted: October 2001


Kathryn Sartin Jamison
Query: Has anyone traced this name Sartin to Cherokee roots or Indian roots? Or could this name be from another tribe? I have been stumped for many years and cant go forward - someone who spells their name Sartain says this name is French Canadian ie from LeSarte.
Posted: October 2001


Chris Hendershot
Query: Searching for any information: Lora Lena Hogan -- she was born in Kentucky in late 1880's moved to Oklahoma in the early 1900's. She was married to Frank Muse.
Posted: October 2001


Sandra Hannan
Query: I am searching for information on my ggrandfather B. Franklin Hicks who I believe to be at least part Cherokee. He was born in Ky around 1844 and married Delila Wall. They had 5 children (last two were born in Tx). Any help or information would be most appreciated. Also I have information on his children that I would be glad to share if we have a link.
Posted: October 2001


Lourie
Query: I'm looking for George J White. He was my great grandfather. I was told he is full blooded Cherokee. He came from PA. He married Delora Bell Nice (Louie) she went by that name. George was born in 1836. He died in WV in 1930. They had 13 children. I have names and birth,marrage,death dates. This was my grandmother's mom and dad. Any info would help a lot. I have hit a wall again. Thank you for any help.
Posted: October 2001


Dawna Carlton
Query: Looking for info on grandmother born 1884 in Murphy, N.C. Name Mattie Adele Collins married John A. Hoover from Mecklenburg area. Her dad name was Robert suppose to be half Cherokee. Mothers maiden name possibly Fisher could have been step mothers name. Real mother died when Mattie was 14yrs. old she was oldest of 12 children. Welcome any info.
Posted: October 2001


Louis Mogel
Query: My grandmother was Cherokee. Her married name was Louella Holt. Maiden name Bush or Fish not sure. Born approx 1904-1907 married to James Eric Holt also Cherokee. He died 1988 she died in 1993. Both in Jacksonville, Ark.
Posted: October 2001


Florence Howard Rasco
Query: Looking for descends of George Hawk [Hock]. He is on the Dawes Roll. Was married. Had three children. Two boys, George and Jesse, one daughter Bertha. Remarried had Ozie, Rosie, Emmer, Ruby, Vivian and R.V. Was married to Susie Sigma. He is my Grandfather. I am Emmer's Daughter.
Posted: October 2001


D. M.
Query: Any thing on Loudermilk marriages. Looking for Kirby family, Loudermilk family marriages, Shadburn family marriages, Wright family. Jesse Wright the late 1850's or early 1860's, Claude Wright born about 1880, Fanny Wright 1880's (I'm not sure. She was a sister to Claude. They had cousins who were named Kirkland. Fanny about 1850 who married in a Wright Family. Mary Smith. Any Smith/Kirby marriages. I would appreciate any information on these families.
Posted: October 2001


Lisa
Query: Trying to find info on heritage...(My birth) know nothing, except for name, Chief Running Bear. Very drawn to New Mexico, but, never been there as an adult. Possibility info lies there? If anyone could help it would be deeply appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Kim Cavender
Query: Margret (Martha) Mink. Father: James Mink. Mother: Manerva Mink. Brothers: Amos Mink, Wm. D. Mink, James E. Mink, Reber Mink. Sisters: Mary Mink, Sarah Mink, Elizabeth Mink. They were supposedly Cherokee. My father used to visit relatives on the resevation in N. Carolina, so I would just like to know if anyone knows if they were on the roll.
Posted: October 2001


Doug Russeau
Query: My grandmother is Irene Woods Price her mothers name was Nora Bell Jordan, her fathers name was Sylvester Jordan. Her mother jenie Plaster Jordan, her fathers name was Sam Plaster. I believe his mothers name was Lou Gray but I'm not sure all you have to do is see a picture of my grandmother to know she has Indian blood in her I was told by my great grandmother Nora that we have Cherokee blood I just don't know how much and neither does my mother. All of my grandparents are dead now the only other thing I have to go on is my grandmother or great-grandmother was born in Weiss Co., Addington VA. The reference given me was the North Carolina Cherokee Nation If anyone recognizes any of the names I have listed please email me and let me know.
Posted: October 2001


S. Hill
Query: I am surching for Thomas Golden who was in Sparta, Tenn. about 1894. Who are his parents and any other information.
Posted: October 2001


Lucinda Teel Hightower
Query: I am trying to find any information on Sophia Angeline Macabee. She married William Edward Black. Her mother was a full blood Cherokee.I know that they were in Buncombe County, N.C. in 1874, where my great grandmother was born. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Ron Hayes
Query: Looking for information about my g.g. grandmother, Mary Ann May. Born 1869 and died 1960. She married John W. Poindexter (1858-1937) and had several children, Verta (1910-1992), Dave, and Frank, among others. I know mary may had lived in Benton Co. Ark in her later years but am unsure of early years. Any information greatly appreciated and thanks.
Posted: October 2001


Rich Hamilton
Query: I am attempting to help my wife trace what family legend states is Native American heritage, perhaps through her paternal grandmother, Cora Elizabeth Teel. A recently compiled family history gives info re. her grandmother as being the child of Elisha Marion Teel and Edith Henson Teel. Daughter Cora Elizabeth may have been adopted from either the Osage or Cherokee tribes. Family records show she was born on Christmas, 1895 in Dixon, Pulaski County, Missouri and died Feb. 29, 1920 in Pocahontas, ILlinois. She was affiliated with the Salvation Army. She is buried in Suggs Cemetery in Pocohontas, Illinois. While there is no record of her being Native American, that is the family story. One of my wife's uncles from a different marriage of Mr. Teel states that he remembers visiting Cora Teel, where she lived with "other Indians." Please contact us at your convenience if you have any information.
Posted: October 2001


Torrey Harris-Bruley
Query: Looking for info on Esta May Williams born in the mid to late 1800's. She is said to have been born in OK. In 1911 she gave birth to a son Steven Lee Srader. The fathers name was Frank Newton Srader. If anyone has any info on the woman please contact I will return the favor.
Posted: October 2001


Laura
Query: Looking for any information on Alifair Cole married James Horn.
Posted: October 2001


SKLynch
Query: I am desperatly searching for information on two Great Grand relatives of Native American descent: Female of Blackfoot tribe and Male of Choctaw/Cherokee/Irish. Any information and/or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Sue Rogers
Query: My husband's grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee Indian. From what I know she was born; lived, and died in the Maryville, Tenn. area. She was born around 1903-1913 and died in 1993. Her first name was Nola/Naomi Rogers. I do not know her maiden name. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


J Sweat
Query: In trying to link to Joseph Willis, the first Baptist Preacher west of the Mississippi and of Cherokee blood, I have encountered problems. Any help would be appreciated. I need the bloodline so that I can be recognized by the Cherokee tribe as a member.
Posted: October 2001


Lynne Mills
Query: I am looking for imformation on Tilman and Mary Smith. He was an Indian agent at Jenny Lind, Ark. durring the Trail of Tears where he met and married Mary, who was full Cherokee. They had 2 sons. One named Robert the other I'm not sure who were supposedly sepperated from their parents durring a flood. I was told that both boys were on the reservation for the very last rolls. Robert's full name was Robert Francis Smith. Any help will be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


K. S. Rogers
Query: I am trying to find the papers needed to prove our Cherokee link. My g-g-grandmother was Narcissus Saphronia Campbell (Nica, Nisa, Nerrie, Narsis, Narcis, etc.) She was born in Phillips County, Arkansas in 1836-1838 (depending on what paper or census you look at). She married her cousin John Henry Thomas Campbell who was also born in Phillips County 1838. So far I have found no marriage record for them. These two are both supposed to be full-blooded Cherokee. They had several kids, one of whom was my grandfather, Francis Marion C. Campbell. Another son was John Henry Lee Campbell, born Sept. 1866 in KY. He married Leona ?? Flute (divorced from a Flute, maiden name unknown at present) in 1899 Hancock County, KY. They are shown on 1900 KY census with one son, Ivory Lee Campbell, born March 1900 in KY. Both John Henry Lee and wife Leona are listed on the 1912 Per Capita Payroll of Cherokee. They are listed as full-blooded. Along with them are shown three stepdaughters for John. Jessie Flute, 24 yrs old, Charlotte Flute, 21 yrs old, and Aggie (maybe Maggie) Flute, 16 yrs old, all full-blooded. Also shown is a son Oolskuntay Campbell 12 years old, which I believe is the one listed as Ivory Lee Campbell on 1900 census, the age matches. In addition, there is shown one daughter Susan Campbell, 12 yrs old (would have to be born Dec. 1900). Both of these are also shown as full-blooded. Both Oolskuntay and Susan are listed in the Index to the Final Rolls of Citizens and Cherokee Freedmen on page 263. This group is obviously of Cherokee descent, but I can find NO birth records or marriage records for Thomas and Narcissus. I have a death certificate for her, but so far can only find a church death and burial record for Thomas, who died in Hancock County 1898. If John Henry Lee is full-blooded, then that means my g-grandfather, Francis Marion Campbell is also full-blooded. I have to find some records on Thomas and Narcissus to prove their Cherokee descent before my siblings and I can apply for enrollment back into the tribe. We have been trying to prove this for 40 years. Does anyone have any info on this family or any records that could prove ancestry?
Posted: October 2001


Densie Ripley
Query: Here's what I know: The first ancestor on my side to move to the us was my G.G.grandfather his name was Angelo DeVencenzi (not sure on the last name spelling) His wife later came with their 10 children. Her name was Addalaide. Their 10 children(9 actually 1 was born here) Their names were Armando, Maggelina, Victoria (came here then went back later in her life) Ida, Jenny, Nelly (my great grandmother), Ada, Sesto, and Sathimio. They all came from Italy. After passing through Ellis Island, They moved to Settlesmedford, Massachusets. I need to know what their b-days and death days were. What their jobs were. and how old they were when they came here.
Posted: October 2001


Bettina Smith
Query: I am looking for information on Chief John Ross or his brother Lewis Ross. They owned my family as slave in the 1800's. I believe they left Georgia in 1838 for Indian Territory. Also, information on may John Wildcat or Rosa Williams in Indian Territory.
Posted: October 2001


Liane Richardson
Query: I was born in June, 1970 in Las Vegas, NV. According to the state, my father was 29 years old, the father of 6 children, and was half Cherokee. He worked as a carpet layer. I don't know his name or anything else. Can someone help me?
Posted: October 2001


Andi Brown
Query: Searching for my ancestors too. Two sights that have lots of info are Jim Hicks, and Dick D. Fox. I am going through the Hicks sight first with a fine tooth comb. Many of the names in the queries are mentioned in there. The sight is excellent, orderly, and full of documented info. Hope that helps. Good luck.
Posted: October 2001


K. Brown-Wing
Query: My great grandfather was a Cheerokee, as was his mother and father, and theirs, etc. I do not know his first or last name, but his birthdate was 1893 and he was from Oconee County, SC.
Posted: October 2001


Brenda Fleet
Query: I am trying to find out about my Cherokee Heritage. My grandmother was Edna Young from the Charlottsville VA area I beleive, she married Wm. Fleet and had my father Carl and died within 9 months. If anyone has any info on any of these names please contact me.
Posted: October 2001


Janie Harvey-Hill
Query: I am seaching the families of Harvey's, Carnefix, Proctor's, Milbee, Hill, Vance, Seiber, Jarrett. Please contact me if you have any information on these names.
Posted: October 2001


Ceci
Query: Looking for ggg grandmother, Tennessee Porter Outlaw, b. Nov 17, 1823. She was 1/2 Cherokee. Maiden name Outlaw. Father's name possibly "John." She lived in Stewart County, TN and then Humphreys County, TN. She married James Franklin Summers, July 3, 1847. They had 13 children. She may have been illigitamate, not sure. Looking for her birth information but hard to find for these reasons I guess. Out of her 13 children, hoping someone knows of her. She has had at least 2 children named as her namesakes. Hoping someone will know "her story." She was very pretty (we have a picture of her and him). She had very delicate and fine facial features. Her picture is on Grannyjeans Outlaw Page.
Posted: October 2001


Tracey Collins
Query: My husbands great grandmother was 1/2 Cherokee Indian maybe even more. He was wanting to trace her lineage but his grandmother informed him that back in then some Indians took the last name of someone they respected. So I was wondering if there is a way that maybe I could trace her lineage without knowing her Indian name. By the way her maiden name was Massey.
Posted: October 2001


Carey Gilbert
Query: I'm looking for infoemation on Desdemona True b. 1872. Her family came out of Tenn to Oklahoma (no dates at hand) then moved to Southwest Texas (again, datesare not at hand) Desdemona (sometimes spelled Desde Mona) Married David E. Duff. My sister and I were told that Desdemona's mother was full blooded and her father was suspected of being half. I have no records of their names. For years we were told that it wasn't a god idea to talk about our heritage. My mother had grown up with a lot of prejudices and didn't want us to have the same problems. I was told by my mother that my sister and I were registered with the BIA when it was under the Dept. of Agriculture...(?) I would appreciate any help I can get on this.
Posted: October 2001


Lelaruth Greco
Query: I am searching for the family of William Mandy (Collins) Holland. William Holland was Dutch/Irish who married Mandy (Cherokee). They had four children Clarence, William, Margaret (my grandmother) and another daughter (name unknown) who remained on the Cherokee reservation. Margaret was born in 1872 in St Louis, MO. She lived in Kentucky and Indiana and died in 1942. My mother recalls visiting the Cherokee reservation when she was a little girl with Margaret (Maggie) to visit her relatives. If you can help, it would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Carol Walker
Query: I am looking for my roots! I believe my g-grandfather, John Damon Sheppard was a full blood Cherokee. He was born about 1859, birth place is unknown, He was married and had 1 daughter, Neel (Neely, Neelie etc). That wife died, and Feb.12, 1888 he married my g-grandmother, Hiley Garner. They had 5 daughters, Lou, b?; Hattie, b1-20-1887; Pearl, b 5-17-1889; Artie, b 5-1-1892 and my grandmother, Elva Ruth, b 4-10-1899. Their marriage license shows residence as Chismville, Logan County, Arkkansas. All the daughters were born in Logan County. Both John and Hiley were deceased by the 1900 census. The 2 youngest were livimg with Hiley's mother and the older girls were with other with relatives of Hiley's family. I feel part of me is missing and I would like to find my heritage. Thank you for any help.
Posted: October 2001


Jessie Kloos
Query: I'm trying to find information on my great-great grandfather, Saul Casteel. I do not have his date of birth or death. I believe he lived in the Northern Kentucky area somewhere. I've been told that he was full blooded Cherokee, but am trying to find out for sure. If there is any way you can help in my search, it would be great.
Posted: October 2001


Jeff Wallner
Query: My grandmother, who passed away long before I was born, was half Cherokee. I'm told her mother or father was full-blooded Cherokee. My grandmother's name was Letteye Large (first name pronounced Lettee) and she lived in Kansas or Missouri. She met and married my grandfather Gustav Wallner in Kansas City. My grandfather immigrated to the United States in 1902. His original last name was Sandean. I'm looking for any info at all on my Cherokee heritage. Can you help?
Posted: October 2001


Debbie Cassady
Query: I am looking for my husband's great-great-great grandmother. According to family legend and documents that I have found, she was left on The Trail of Tears with a white family named Neal or Deal. I gather that she was born either just prior to the trek or during the march. I know that her name was Polly and that she married Spencer Blankenship. They had several children. I do not know if she died in Virginia or the eastern part of Kentucky. If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.
Posted: October 2001


Marsha Patterson Raymond
Query: I am researching these VA/NC surnames with native american roots: Patterson, Puckett, Tuck, Redman, Poythress, Kinton. If you are too, please contact me to compare notes. I am particularly looking for the parents of John H. Patterson who md. Susan Rowland in Granville Co., NC in 1845; and anything on German Redman and his father Collier Redman.
Posted: October 2001


Shadow Walker
Query: I am attempting to trace any Cherokee line thru the Sweat, Willis or Cloud family in and around Allen Parish, Louisiana.
Posted: October 2001


Richard Cook
Query: I had a first grade teacher in 1949 by the name of Mary Gulager. The school was located west of Tahlequah and was named Eureka,Dist #24. Miss Gulager retired in 1950 and passed away a few years later. I would like any information regarding her education, nimber of years that she taught, where she taught, etc. An interesting note, she was my grandfather's first grade teacher too.
Posted: October 2001


Elyse Aranyi-Welsch
Query: I am researching this for my 11 year old daughter who should really know about her heritage. As I understand her great grandmother was part Cherokee. Her grandmothers name was Bonnie Mae Bray, born in Knoxville TN, in 1922. She was supposedly the daughter of a Medicine Man. Please help us.
Posted: October 2001


Jeremy Vilmur
Query: I am trying to find information about two of my great grandparents. First Ione was named Birdie Pierce (male) apparently Cherokee and from Oklahoma. Second is Judy Henry (Vilmur after she was married) (female) and from Oklahoma family history has it that both wre born before records were kept. If any of these names sound familiar please contact me.
Posted: October 2001


Kris Fantin
Query: My great-grandmother is said to be Cherokee, her name was Mattie Emmaline Johnson, she married John Daniel Cameron sometime in 188? I think..Also I think my great great grandmother might have been Cherokee her name was Fannie Tanzey. If you can please help me I would really appreciate it I have been on here all day looking and have not found anything. Thank you for your help.
Posted: October 2001


Henry J. Brown
Query: Parris-Hefner-Hogsed. My 3rd-great-grandmother was Cynthia Parris, a Cherokee from western North Carolina, born in the early 1800s (guessing before 1820), married to Phillip Hefner. Her daughter Dorcas Caroline Hefner (1837-1925) married my great-great-grandfather Samuel Hogsed In Henderson Co, 1854. Family legend has it that she was on the Trail of Tears, died later in Alabama.
Posted: October 2001


Tammy Brummett
Query: I am looking for my heritage. My Great Grandmother was Mattie Saylor. Her mother left the tribe to marry Mr. Saylor. I am looking for information about any earlier relatives.
Posted: October 2001


Martha Roy
Query: My Great Great Great Grandfather was full blood Cherokee either from North TX or OK. He married a white woman and apparently moved from the reservation. All I know is his last name was Monday. What I do know is that his wife gave birth to my Great Great Grandmother, Syrilda Monday in 1866 in TX and Grandma Syrilda died 1940. Grandma Syrilda married Thomas Maguire in 1886. My grandmother told me that Syrilda was never register since they would have had to travel by horse and buggy. Once my Great Great Grandmother married my Great Great Grandfather, they moved and lived in Saint Jo TX, right across the Leon OK boarder. Several of my relatives have tried to find our link, but failed. If I do get more information, I will let someone know. My grandmother is searching through her stuff to see if she can at least find out where My Great Great Grandmother was born. I have been trying to search my history for a long time and keep running into roadblocks. I will also keep looking myself, but need your help.

According to my Great Aunt what she was told, my Great Great Great Grandfather Monday was from Oklahoma not Texas. They believe that my Great Great Grandmother was born in Collen County (I might not have the correct spelling). At one time my Great Great Great Grandparents, Great Great Grandparents and Great Grandparents would cross back and forth by a bridge that was in Ill Bend, 14 miles from Saint Jo. The bridge was washed away which caused them to go less into Oklahoma since they would have to go to Gainesville or Wichita Fall TX to cross although my Great Grandparents did live in Gainesville at one time. I was also told that a Great Aunt Lillie was born in Ok on the reservation. Her complete name is Lillie Moore parents were Cora (McGuire) and Thomas Moore. I was also told by my Great Aunt that Great Aunt Lillie's children did try to trace our roots, but failed since the courthouse where some of the papers were filed burned. I hope that we can bridge this gap.
Posted: October 2001


Donna Boe
Query: Abbie B. Reese married L.H. Hargrave on Dec. 11, 1871 in Seaboard, N.C. Sometime after he died on July 9,1893, she took her five children and moved to Texas. I would like to know more about how and why she moved and about both of their lives.
Posted: October 2001


Whitney
Query: I'm looking for information on Sarah Caroline Sparks who may have been Cherokee. She may have been born around 1832--possibly in South Carolina. She married John Wilson Nix 2 Sep 1847 in Monroe Co., MS. Information I have indicates that she and her husband moved to Arkansas. After John Wilson Nix's death she went to live with her son in Oklahoma. Any info on siblings and parents would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2001


Ella
Query: I am trying to trace back my history as far as I can. (new hobby). I don't have much info buthere is what I do have. My mother's mother tells me that her mother, named Margaret Weikel (may be misspelled -- Wiekel, Weikle, Wiekle) married to William Jordan, is one of 9 children. Their names were: John, Thomas (Tinker), George, May, Ella (Ellie) Henrietta, Ann (Nan), Bertha (Judy), and of course Margaret. Margaret's parents names were John Weikel, whom my grandmother says was full blood Cherokee, and Mary (Ann) Rutter. Our family has resided in south Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for generations.
Posted: October 2001


Usu
Query: Looking for connection to other natives related to the names Holsclaw and Tindell, Tindle, Tindall.
Posted: October 2001


Cecelia Allenstein
Query: Are there any Haynes or Copelands in your cheeroke registery?
Posted: October 2001


Rebecca Thomas
Query: My GGGgrandfather was Jefferson Conner born circa 1835 in GA. Family recollections say that he was a full-blooded Cherokee who recided in the Tallapoosa,Elmore, Coosa Co. AL area. He married a woman named Angeline and had two children, Jeff Conner being the oldest son from that marriage. Their is a family legend that says that he left Angeline and married a second time. There was a murder-suicide in that period (probably after 1870) that occured when Jefferson came home and found another man with his second wife. He murdered that man (who turned out to be her brother). After realizing that the man was her brother, he was so distraught that he went to another roon and slit his own throat. Can anyone give me any information about Jefferson Conner and where he came from? who his parents were?
Posted: October 2001


Judy
Query: My great grandparents, I am told were indians. Not sure what kind though. His name was George Hodge and he was born in Alabama. Her name was Lucrease Campbell and she was also born in Alabama. Can anyone tell me what kind of indian they are?
Posted: October 2001


Lori
Query: I'm looking for info on the Medders/Ponder bloodline from Alabama. They are both said to be Cherokee blood. Marcus A. Medders and Mary E.M. Ponder possibly married in the 1930's.
Posted: October 2001


Pat Liberty Harris
Query: I am looking for information about John Crowe, born 1885, in Westville, Adair Co, OK. His father's name is Billy Crowe and he may have come from Arkansas. Thank you in advance for your help.
Posted: October 2001


C. Bobier
Query: I am trying to prove that my great gandmother is full or part Cherokee. Her name was either Anna Mae or Maude Mae Blackwood, and after she was married, Benson. We belive that she was born in the 1870's or 1880's. Thank you for any info.
Posted: October 2001


JoAnne Nelson
Query: My great grandmothers name was Mary Sapp. I know that she was Cherokee. I believe her family lived in Kentucky. I would like any information that there is. I am very proud of my ancestry.
Posted: October 2001


Debra
Query: Need info on my step-fathers Cherokee ancestors. Looking for decendants of Adair family. Step-dad's father was Simmon Berry Adair. His father, Dave Adair. Dave married Elizabeth Loveall. He was born approx. 1865 in Stillwell, OK. Died, approx. 1911. Sons, Simmon, Albert, Larkin. Daughters, Annie, Gladys, Robin. Just starting out in this. Help! Simmon Adair's Children: Willis, James, Gene, Clyde, Ruby, Betty, Marie and one son that died at 18 months, Donald. Family was told Dave was a full blood Cherokee.
Posted: October 2001


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