August 2002 Genealogy Queries

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Carolyn Moore Tiner
Query: I am looking for information about Fannie Matthews who married John Wright. I am told that she was Indian possibly Cherokee.
Posted: August 2002


Cynthia Sears
Query: Am looking to see if I am a decendent. My maiden name is Valdez.
Posted: August 2002


Jennifer Bowen
Query: Looking for Bowen family. I'm trying to find family of mine they are the Bowen family that lived south of Bigcabin, Oklahoma about all I know of them are there names and some what about the land that they had owned in OK they are: John Bowen, Nellie Green (my g-grandparents) when they live in OK was befor OK became a state back when it was indian land. There land at one time had a bording house on it also on the land was some oil if any one has any info that can help let me know. Also I'm working on the whole Bowen family tree if any one is in need of info on the family tree and it family lines ties.
Posted: August 2002


Ruth A. Rusk
Query: I am looking for any info on Rhoda Standlee(Standley) who married John Lawler in Jefferson County, Ms. about 1846. They moved at some point to Boliver County, Ms. She is believed to be almost full blooded Cherokee Indian. Any info on her would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Michelle Gross
Query: I Am searching for my cherokee ancestors. My g,g,gGrandmother Martha Dosier. She was married to "Pap" White. My g,g,Grandmother was Alice Bell. Smith She Married Henry Freeman Sr.(she was full blooded) My G,G,Grandfather was Scotish and Cherokee (3/4 I think). Their cildren were: Last name (Freeman) givin names are: William, Elmer, Then my Grandfather Henry freeman, Born in Cold Spings Ohio in 1894. Then Albert, Ida Mae, and Homer. Next is Lillian freeman Born in Algiers, Oh. Then James McPherson Freeman, Stella Freeman, Mary, David, and Samuel. Then the other sir names are: Martin, Kain, Chance, White, Dosier, Smith, and Brafford. Please help thank you so much.
Posted: August 2002


Linda Anne Herrera
Query: I am trying to find Elizabeth Kirk, mother of Susie Jane Kirk DOB 02/22/1866, died 06/10/1953. I beleive she may have had a sister Minnie Kirk. Please if you have any information I would greatly appreciate the help.
Posted: August 2002


Gary A. Greene
Query: My Grandmother on my dad's side name was Hannah Green Her husband's name was John Green My Dad's Name was Isaac Green. I know my father was born in Cocke County Tenn. Cosby Tenn. Does anyone have any knowledge of them being cherokee? I have always suspected because she was so dark with Black hair. They often spoke of relatives in N.C. I refuse to be a wanna be and I don't want any thing from the Qualla Nation except wisdom.
Posted: August 2002


Debbie Cooper
Query: I'm researching Elizabeth Feather b.ABT 1725 in Wilkes CO., NC married Richard Parsons Sr. b.ABT 1720 They were married ABT. 1744 in VA. Any information on Elizabeth would be appricated.
Posted: August 2002


Theresa Shanks
Query: One of my ancestors by the name of John Looney married a native american and his children (so i've been told) were in the forced march, known as the trail of tears. Any info on this will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Kim Ferren
Query: Query: Thomas, Newton Growing up I was told that Grandpa Thomas was Cherokee Indian. Either his mother or grandmother was full blooded and lived on the reservation in Oklahoma. His parents were David and Mary Thomas. I'm not sure where to begin. Thanks in advance for any help, info or direction anyone passes my way.
Posted: August 2002


Leno Wright
Query: I am searching for my Cherokee ancestry. My great Grandmother's name was Anna Hunt. She married a White Irishman named Charlie Wright. Anna' surname then became Hunt-Wright. She resided in Plains, GA where she later died around 1917. If anyone has any info, please contact me via e-mail. It would be most helpful in my attempt to establish my family line.
Posted: August 2002


Charley Swanson
Query: Nellie Alice Taft Lake. Maiden name is Taft. Married name is Lake.
Posted: August 2002


Phyllis Fletcher
Query: Attempting to locate Mary Cloud who is believed to be a Cherokee Indian married to Newton Jett in the 1800's.
Posted: August 2002


Shauna Lynn Harvey
Query: I am blond haired and blue eyed, but still I do have Indian roots in my ancestors. That has nothing to do with what I need you or someone to know about. The digging of a somewhat burial ground. In Tennessee along the clinch river just befor Claiborne county the government began building a four-lane highway and they found they were digging the graves of Indians. For some reason they are going ahead with the road and from what I understand it is being studied by archiologist or somthing like that. What I don't understand is the road can easily detor this area, why is it possible to do this? How can anyone have the right to disturb a grave? I know the governmant is very powerful but just because this is a small town where most people are not concered I think it is wrong and should be stopped before they keep going any further. My question is what can we do? I am very serious. I would like some answers if you know more about how the law works in these matters.
Posted: August 2002


Suzanne Hurst
Query: I need DOB and parentage plus burial info on my grandmother, Lena Mae Smith, of Rockwood, TN. She married Walter Lee Hurst on Oct. 7, 1917, and died on Oct. 16, 1923. Lena was one half Cherokee.
Posted: August 2002


Don Lamb
Query: I have information that my great,great grandfather was a Cherokee Indian Chief (Chief White Eagle) or Haywood Pender, that captured a white woman, married her and and was digraced by the tribe. They had a child (my great Grandfather) Josiah Pender, born 12/3/1865 in a covered wagon somewhere around Cumberland Va. The Chief had a brother named Black Hawk but I have no further information on him. I have other names farther up the tree but I thought I would try a less confusing search to start with. this information follows my grandmothers side so the name changes through following marriages. I am looking for any information that anyone may have on any part of this. I am trying to research roots and establish Cherokee Ties.
Posted: August 2002


Mary S Perkins
Query: I am looking for the parents of Henry Osburn Smith and wife Deborah(Debra), who were in Cherokee County GA. Henry was born in Ga in 1843. Deborah was born in Ga. They had two children while in Cherokee County; Mary Artie and William Thomas SMITH. They then moved to Drew County,AR and had James, John, Robert, Jeff, Twin babies and Dock. Henry was born in SC and Debra in NC. They had enough Cherokee to register, but I do not know if any of them did or not. If anyone knows of Henry O Smith family in Ga., please e-mail me. Henry was also a Mason.
Posted: August 2002


Linda
Query: I am looking for any Cherokee bloodline on the Garrard and Liney family tree names are Haarvey Lee Garrard and Ethel Reline Liney if any information please contack asap.
Posted: August 2002


Cassandra Parker
Query: Searching for the parents of Bertha L. Ingram, who are Willie Mae Williams and Nathan (Nat/Nate) Turner. Willie Mae Williams was believed to be half Cherokee and half Creek.
Posted: August 2002


Karen Henderson
Query: Looking for any information on Samuel Barker, born in North Carolina in 1820. May be Samuel J. Barker, may have married Rachael Rushton on 9/24/1842.
Posted: August 2002


L. Stephens
Query: I'm trying to find out the lineage of the Bigelow's. My father's name was Ken Bigelow. His father was Don Bigelow. Does anyone know how much Indian lineage there is? Please, let me know.
Posted: August 2002


Tracy Dryden (Matthews)
Query: I'm trying to trace my genealogy to see my BQ. My last name used to be spelled Matheus, and my grandmother's maiden name was Tayes. I hope you can help me.
Posted: August 2002


Marti Moore
Query: John Stephens, Enterprise, AL. How do I find out if he is registered with a tribe? He was 1/2 Cherokee Indian. I am trying to document this information. What further info (about John) do I need in order to do this?
Posted: August 2002


Robert Lee Kerr
Query: I know very little about my family. I do have a CID Cherokee Card. I am 9/128 degree indian blood of the Cherokee Tribe. How can I begin to research my family roots?
Posted: August 2002


Cathy
Query: Question: How can you prove that a relative was truly a full blooded Cherokee, other than what we were told growing up? I was told my gg-grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee. I just want to prove that. Need help. Is there any websites I can go to that can provide me some information on this matter.
Posted: August 2002


Gentry Stanley
Query: I was raised being told that I was 1/8 Cherokee. I need to know if anyone can help me find Cherokee ancestors in the line of Mary Mildred Kennedy (who was born in Ar about 1853) and whose father was John Kennedy (b about 1827) and whose mother was Mildred Mills (b about 1831). All of the above were born and died in Arkansas.
Posted: August 2002


Paul Kinner
Query: I am trying to find out about my grandfathers dad and relatives. I know my greatgrandfather was named GEORGE JONES. My grandmother told me they were from N.C. My grandfather was full blooded. What % does that make me?
Posted: August 2002


Karen
Query: My husband and I are trying to locate a CB Ellis or anyone related. He is my husbands birth father. I know that he was from Mississippi or near there and is Native American. We would really like to find my husbands missing history. I do know that CB should be in his mid 60's. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


D J Murphy
Query: Looking for info regarding a James Nicholas? Murphy, reported born in either North Carolina or Alabama. Was approx 26 years old in 1961, so going with birth date of 1935. He is supposedly a quarter Cherokee. I know he was in the US Army, and also was in Wash D.C. area in early 60s.
Posted: August 2002


Shannon Phillips
Query: In 1976 our county had a sequicentennial and there was an article submitted by a local high school history teacher that said my family is descended from Chief Doublehead. I am researching to prove this. The story is this: John Hough an early pioneer in Lauderdale County married one of Chief Doublehead's daughters. The Hough family was from Chesterfield County, SC. They migrated to Lauderdale County, AL (perhaps via KY or NC or TN) near Florence AL and were big land owners and slave holders by 1818, a year before Alabama became a state. Doublehead had a reserve on Blue Water Creek in Lauderdale County, AL. He rented land to whites (many who were in Giles County, TN just above the present AL sate line. Doublehead he lived on that reserve between 1794 and 1807. Any information about Doublehead or his family (his father- mother - brothers - sisters - children) from early times until now)would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Susannah Brin
Query: I am writing an essay for young readers on Tolerance. Starting with The Trail of Tears and ending with the Cherokee in Oklahoma. Where can I find information on how the Cherokee over came intolerance and built new lives in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma.
Posted: August 2002


Jason Seabolt
Query: I was looking for a history on Charles Emmitt Seabolt.
Posted: August 2002


Melba Coleman
Query: Any Information on names Lowry and or Hampton, Red River, Clear Creek, or Pecan Pt Area around, 1820. Nacogdoches TX, (Republic of Mexico) and Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. ( Lowry T Hampton 1839 census) Thank you.
Posted: August 2002


Kara Walker
Query: I am looking to find a role number for chief ware I am not postive how the is spelled.
Posted: August 2002


Barbara Caceres
Query: Trying to trace Cherokee ancestry. Great grandmother is Cherokee: Salle Prince. I am 41 yrs. old.
Posted: August 2002


Marianne Paluso
Query: Looking for information on Ada Chapman born July 15, 1877. Lived in the Reddies River area or Wilkesboro North Carolina. Married a George Shepherd.
Posted: August 2002


Frank A Neal
Query: I am trying to find some information on my g.grandfather George Washington Youngblood. He was born around 1879 in Missouri or Arkansas and move to the Tahlequah area around 1900. I was told he was cherokee indian and was a free mason.
Posted: August 2002


J. McLerran
Query: I am looking for McLerran Cherokee history.
Posted: August 2002


Diana Smith
Query: I'm just beginning the search for my ancestors. My grandmothers maiden name was Walkingstick, Mary C. who was born March 3, 1896 and died in 1994, and she married James A. Smith. She was also married to Clyde Ford.Her parents were Willson Walkingstick and Nancy Thomas. If you have any information it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Linda Stillwell-Henderson
Query: I remember my natural father telling me that his family was full Cherokee. That was some 50 years ago. I am looking for information on Stillwell families, probably in or near Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, or Tennessee. My father's name was William Herman Stillwell.
Posted: August 2002


Karen Hooper
Query: I am looking for my great great grandmother. Her name was Rachel Katherine Sharpton. She was born about 1850 in Edgefield, South Carolina. She married James/John Fondren Underwood. She died in Laudedale County, Alabama. She was full blooded Cherokee or Seminole. Thanks for any information.
Posted: August 2002


Michael J. Boose
Query: Family legend states that a relative of mine (last name Cope from Ky. or Tenn.) married a Cherokee woman. The time period would be the first half of the 1800s. Thats about all the info I have right now. Can you help any?
Posted: August 2002


Marti Byrne
Query: Looking for any information on the Griffin surname. My Ggrandfather, Edward W. Griffin possibly had ties to the Cherokee. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Posted: August 2002


Joyce Morgan
Query: I am trying to find ancestors of Ulysses Perry Laura Wright. Every time I search it myself it always goes to the Fultz ancester. I need more information on the Perry side of my family. I would appreciate any and all help. Thank you. I am looking for Native American ancestry also.
Posted: August 2002


Cindy
Query: I am looking for information on how/where I can find out about Cherokee adoptions between the years 1874 and 1880. I am searching for information on 'Maud Stubbs' and am hoping that she was legally adopted around the year 1880. There is a book published on 'Stubbs Genealogy' listing her birth year as 1880 which is incorrect. Her 'parents' had a son in 1874 who died that same year and I've been able to research and prove he was not a twin. I have found her listed on the Federal Census for 1880 with this family lising her age as 6 years old, birthplace Massachusetts. I have done a lot of research and cannot find a record of her birth in Massachusetts between 1874 and 1880 but ironically, Massachusetts remains listed as her birthplace on the Fed. Census until 1920 which states her birth place as "United States." I still have probate name change records I can research at the Archives in Boston but I'm hoping that other sources are available to research.
Posted: August 2002


Melody Ann Edington
Query: I am registered at ancestry.com. My family tree is there, I am told I am cherokee indian and english. I am searchig for my family for my heirtiage rights. I am also related to howards, cunningham, craig (my Childrens) fathers heirtages. The witte, kenneth, lienty, ward. I sent a reply to the edington request on this queries page 3. Please keep me on the roll list, I have been searching for so long. I have been here and there when I was a child. Any help appreciated. I would love to go to OK. I went through it once. I was born batesville, in, family in mo, in, kentucky, ill. I am in charleston,s.c.
Posted: August 2002


Debra Satern
Query: I am looking for information pertaining to Ola Eva Glass. She was supposedly full blooded cherokee and was my great grandmother. She lived in the southern United States until she died. I would really like to learn more about my heritage. Her daughters name was Annie Myrtle Stokes.
Posted: August 2002


Mel Henshaw
Query: My mother died in 1985 and I don`t know which Clan my mom belonged to, is there a way of finding out, if so, can you tell me? I`ll be happy to send you whatever info you need.
Posted: August 2002


Linda Savage
Query: I'm looking for my great great grandmother Rachel Fisher and her dad Benjamin Fisher. I know they are Cherokee, group 567 from the Going Snake District in Oklahoma. I am looking for dates of birth/death, and if their full blood or mixed. Also I'm looking for history on her mother Nancy. If anyone has any history on my relatives, I would be grateful.
Posted: August 2002


Debra Choate
Query: I am looking for my grandfather and great grandfather. They are William Adam Harvey and William Robert Harvey. I believe they are Indian but not sure if they are Cherokee. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Joel Wikhammer
Query: Family name Atkins in Ontario Canada.
Posted: August 2002


Judy Eastin
Query: Do you have any information on my father name of Eastin I'm a full blooded Cherokee.
Posted: August 2002


Susan Oliver
Query: I have two children that are and 1/8 Cherokee. I would like to have information on their rights as far a education and so foth. Good kids too by the way.
Posted: August 2002


Linda Sue Lee
Query: Mothers name: Helen Virginia Teague Clark Lee, buried: Blowing Rock Cemetary, Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Grandmothers name: Eller Teague, buried Blowing Rock Cemetary. Fathers name: Tom Junior Lee buried in Michigan.
Posted: August 2002


Lee Smith
Query: Mary M. Bannom or Mary M. Bantom.
Posted: August 2002


Dan
Query: My great great grandmother was a full blooded cherokee indian. All that I know is that she was from oklahoma. How and where would I get started in finding more information about her and my family tree? I would appreciate any helpful information.
Posted: August 2002


Heather Sawyer Allen
Query: Looking for my ancestors Lizzie McKinney born in Texas in 1868 and married Bill Haney who was born in Georgia in 1867. They gave birth to my Great-Grandmother Della Matilda Haney August 25, 1906 in Paris, Texas in Lamar County. Stuck finding my family.
Posted: August 2002


Vicky DeBord
Query: I am trying to find information regarding my Native American heritage. My great-grandmother was Eliza Gilmore; she came to the Havana, Illinois area via covered wagon in the mid-to-late 1800's from a reservation in Nebraska. Her mother's name was Anna Close; she lived on the reservation also and died there. I do not know which reservation. Anna was a full-blooded Native who married a white settler. I do not know which nation Anna belonged to. Eliza came to Illinois when she around 13 or 15 years old; she married David Watkins. I have all the information I need related to my great-grandfather's heritage but not my great-grandmother's. I am 51 years old and have just now learned that I have a Native American heritage; I want to find out all I can about her and her clan.Any help would certainly be appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Sandra Reed
Query: I am looking for reference to Prudence Ott or Katie Belle Caraway. Prudence was 100% Cherokee. I believe Katie was 1/2 but I have no idea what tribe.
Posted: August 2002


Michael
Query: Sykes.
Posted: August 2002


Steve Cook
Query: I am trying to find information on my great great grandmother, her last name was Little. She was of Cherokee decent. May have been born in Alabama. I am aware of her marriage to a Mr. Ward.
Posted: August 2002


Renee French
Query: I'm looking for any info on my gggrandmother gggrandfather the names im looking for are William L Jones, and Sarah ? the birth state is GEORGIA. AROUND 1841-1844 THERE DAUGHTERS NAME WAS NORA GENIVA JONES, BIRTH PLACES YELLOW PINE TEX IN 1877 william also went by will jones thay moved to tex around 1880 to sabine co tex.
Posted: August 2002


Mary Bradley
Query: quaite>quates>Young. Searching for information on any Quaites the spelling may vary Moroe Quaite my great ggrandfather was 100% Cherokee and also on the other side I am looking for Youngs they were listed on some rolls Ida Mae Young and her father Richard Young please help.
Posted: August 2002


Deborah Berry
Query: I am trying to find ancestors on the Cherokee. My grangfather was part Cherokee part sioux. His fathers name was George Berry sioux mothers name unkown may have been Mattie or Hattie lived they were in monroe county and loudon county tn. My grandfather said shewas from cherokee,nc. He died in loudon county, sons were james, kenneth, lishie, daughters susie maybe more. he also had a brother named tom. she also died in loudon county.
Posted: August 2002


Dreux Carpenter
Query: My fiance and I are researching our geneologies to acquire documents for tribal enrollment. However, her father is very ill; in fact, he is dying. He may not make it through the night. Both his maternal and paternal grandmothers were Cherokee. I must confess that I am shamefully ignorant about so many things but... here is the point of my
Posted: August 2002


Pam Huot
Query: Are there any passing/mourning/grieving rituals that we could no about? As the end has been approaching, he has become more interested in getting better acquainted with his heritage. I thought this may be a loving tribute to this man of fierce love for his family.
Posted: August 2002


Bonnie B. Cutler
Query: Looking for information on my maternal grandmother, Rose M. Fox. She lived in both Eastern TN and Eastern KY. and I believe she was Cherokee.
Posted: August 2002


Grant
Query: Looking for my gr x 2 grandfather, Charles H. Davis, who was reportedly to be Cherokee. His parents were from Virginia or Tennessee. He served in the Union Army and was mustered out at Fort Gibson at the end of the Civil War. He became a school teacher traveling among the Five Civilized Tribes as far west as Wewoka. He married one of his first students, Emmeline Jefferson. They had three children, George Davis, Mattie Davis and Charles H. Davis. They settled in Cane Creek Community (20 miles west of Muscogee, Oklahoma) inside the Creek Nation. He died two months prior to his last child's birth August 29 1882. As you can see this would be too early for the Dawes Rolls and I have not been able to find his name on any of the other rolls. I've tried contacting Fort Gibson for records but received no answer. Does anyone have any suggestions of how might I obtained school records from after the Civil War?
Posted: August 2002


Tina Nowling
Query: I am looking for information on my ancesters. Gatsey Medlin I am told is granddaughter to Cheif White Horse of the Cherokee Nation. Mothers name unknown. Gatsey was B:March 24,1814 Montgomery Co.(?), North Carolina. Gatsey is my g-g-g-greatgrandmother. Any information would be helpful.
Posted: August 2002


John Hill
Query: I am searching for my Indian heritage.My grandmother was half cherokee.the maiden name was Edna McCurry her mother maiden name was Mary Mills.If anyone has Mills info for me it would be helpful. My grandma was born in Alabama(Carbon Hills).
Posted: August 2002


Ashley Shook
Query: My great grandfather's name was Dewey Blackwell. He was from South Carolina and I would like some information on Nellie Jane Gray.
Posted: August 2002


S. Simbeck
Query: I am looking for any information on the following people: Charlsey Amanda Southerland of Alabama, 1828-1900, and Edith Hubbard of North Carolina and Georgia, 1777-1861. Both were half or full blood Cherokee.
Posted: August 2002


Stacy Ruf
Query: I recently found cherokee blood in my family and was given a roll no.# I don't know what it goes too. The no.# is 03151. I got the no.# from a half sister I found.
Posted: August 2002


Pam Riley
Query: My g-grandmother was Virginia (Jennie) ANDERSON Arnett, b. 1876 in KY. She was widowed, had 3 daughters, lived in Magoffin Co.,KY in 1900 census. She was supposed to be 100% Cherokee, but didn't claim her heritage. Neither did my grandma, Gratza Marie Arnett Terrell. I am looking for Anderson family further back (siblings,parents, etc.) to see if there is any actual connection to any of the registered Andersons. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Kris Morris
Query: I am trying to find information on my husband's family. His mother was born in a hospital in Missouri and grew up on one of the reservations there. Her maiden name is Mildred Louise Rudd. She only recently admitted her Cherokee heritage to me (after 18 years married to her son). I would like any information you can give me on the family and also the Cherokee nation. It is my husband's heritage and my son's. It's important to me that I teach our son about his people. Even though that's going to mean apologizing to him for the way my people treated his dad's people. Thanks so much for any help and information you can give me. It is greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Julie Scott
Query: I have a great grandmother named Lucinda Green (1st husband's name). She lived to be over 103 years old - her son John Green came to get her in Texas to take her to his home in Arkansas in the 1950's, and she died and was buried there. She is assumed to be 1/2 or 1/4 cherokee indian. I have seen a picture of her, and she definitely looks indian. If anyone has any information about her lineage, I would really appreciate knowing more about her. My great grandfather's name was Benjamin Green. I am trying to write a family history book about our family, but have hit a stone wall.
Posted: August 2002


Joseph
Query: I read on a genealogy site where a white person was christened into the cherokee tribe. can some one please explain christening into the tribe to me. thanks for any information on this subject.
Posted: August 2002


Kris Keena
Query: Sarah E. Bristow b: 1868 in Johnson, Arkansas. sib: Samanatha b: 3/1865, Rose b: 1873, Oma b: 1875, William b: 1879. Father: William J Bristow b: 5/1844 in Johnson, Arkansas. Mother: Martha Jane Stone b: 1846. Trying to find any Cherokee proof. My grandmother, Rachel Caudell was born in Tahlequah, OK 1886
Posted: August 2002


J Worrell
Query: I am looking for my husband's gg grandmother, I was told that she was an indian her birth name is Cynthia A Herdon. She married Pinkney Henry Dooley in Comanche County on July 31st 1872. this is the only infor I have at this time. I also have on my side that I am trying to find. I will write you back if you can help in locating to see is they are on the list or not , they are from the north, please let me know if you can help me with them. any how I want to say thanks and GOD BLESS you.
Posted: August 2002


Egyirba High
Query: Harp, Hunkerfoot.
Posted: August 2002


Louise Keene
Query: I am searching for information on my gg grandmother, Nancy Jane Harrel, and her husband, Richard Greenloe Eubanks. Nancy was born in 1839 in Illinois or Kansas; she died in 1887. Richard was born possibly in Illinois in 1830 or'34 and died in 1913. Their daughter, Sadie Amelvina, is my g-grandmother, who was not allowed to sign the Roll by her husband Nancy was reported to be full-blooded Cherokee and Richard was 1/2 Cherokee. We would like to document the Cherokee blood line. Anyone who has any information, please contact me at lekeene@attbi.com. Thanks.
Posted: August 2002


Martha D. Bush-Blocker
Query: I have recently received my Tribal Membership Talagsi/Susquehannock. However I am still unsure how I qualified, my sponsor seems to want me to discover this myself. The link seems to be the Fields/Craft surname on my Maternal side and Osborn/Osborne on my Paternal side. In my ancestry is a boy named Osborne (either William or Thomas) who was kidnapped by the Susquehannock Indians in June 1687 in Maryland, raised by Indians and later became a "Chief" My sponsor has told me "The last we track him he is with Dragging Canoe in 1774. He did sit at a treaty of 1744 in Lancaster, Penna. in the Houdensaunee delegation." Does anyone have any specific information about "Chief" Osborne?
Posted: August 2002


Pattyhart (Piper)
Query: Looking for the brother and sister, of Earl Addison Piper 1st. married Henrietta Husssing in cin ohio june 6, 1942. dad was bor Jan 5, 1923. to lora piper and nettie davis. he die in calf. with his sister and family in July 1967. i think only the family of his brother and sister are the only piper in ohio to help me. dad had 7 children our oldest frances elizabeth (fran) die. so i am trying to see who we are and where our family of the piper and davis are. thank you patty hart piper oklahoma.
Posted: August 2002


S. Lathrop
Query: We are trying to trace our Cherokee heritage. Last name, BURNES, somewhere along the way some of the family dropped the e. Not sure who, where , or why. My Grandfather's name is Roy Leo Burnes, Grandmother's name is Dora Burnes, Unknown maiden name. Both born late 1800's or early 1900's. Bothe have Cherokee bloodlines. I don't know all their children's names but my Father's name is Charley Leo, his sisters are Shirley-Sue and Kathrine. Any information would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Diana Palone
Query: I am trying to determine if any of the Palone's or Polone's come from the eastern band of Cherokee or the western band of Cherokee. If you have any information on these folks, please let me know. Thank you.
Posted: August 2002


Kimberly Langenkamp
Query: I would like to obtain some information that may help me explain a dream that I continue to have involving a medicine man and woman touching and poking and the woman yelling at me. please help if you can, so i can help them.
Posted: August 2002


Delissa Wheeler
Query: My family name is Wheeler my Grandmother's maiden name was Pitts. I believe we are of Cherokee ancestry, however...
Posted: August 2002


Sharon Imel
Query: I am looking for Amy Medcalf-Metcalf family Holt Wiley Williamson and alot more. We are of the Cherokee that's what my grandma told me. I just can't find them listed in the rolls. I think Absolum Metcalf is part of this family tree but it cost so much to do his line. If anyone out there knows of the Metcalf Maryann Caroline who married a Amos Wiley and has her back ground please let me know.
Posted: August 2002


Samantha Harmon
Query: I'm searching for my roots and I have been told that I have a great-grandmother of Cherokee descent on my grandfather's side. I was just wondering where I should start looking for information that might lead me to more of my native american roots.
Posted: August 2002


Randy Pace
Query: Stewart or Stuart - James Stuart "Bald Jimmy" immigrant born 1718 Ireland and died 1783 Halifax County Virginia married a Cherokee girl - had son James Stuart II who married Mecklenburg County Virginia November 14, 1791 to Priscilla Stewart - James II died 1816 Halifax County Virgina - James II had William Stewart born 1780 Caswell County North Carolina where he married July 23, 1802 to Rachel Wisdom - they died 1860 in White County Tennessee - they had daughter Parthenia Ann Stewart who married 1824 in White County Tennessee to Charles Kennedy -they moved to Hempstead County Arkansas where they died 1858 - does anyone have info on Cherokee ancestor of this family? also contact at sackie@earthlink.net
Posted: August 2002


Walter Wilder
Query: My family lived in Wetumka OK. I have been looking for my ancestry for a very long time. I know that I am Cherokee, but someone has stollen our papers. My question is what can I do about this? I really would like to know for sure were my family originated from.
Posted: August 2002


Sue Newell
Query: Looking for any Horton's from Wayne Co., Ill. in or near Johnsonville. My grandmother was born there in 1868 in a Cherokee settlement.
Posted: August 2002


Chad Kirk
Query: I was told that my Great grandmother was a full blooded cherokee or at least native american of some type. Her name is Virgie Earl Smith. Her parents were Allen Smith and Rossetta Berry. I cant even find her birth record. Where do I go from here I have way more generations to trace but I cant get past the 4th. Supposedly her family is from some where near Tennessee or Kentucky. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Wendi Allen
Query: I am looking for any information on my great grandfather Tipton Jefferson Hamrick 1888-1942. I know he had 4 siblings, 2brothers and 2 sisters. I would be interested in finding out who his parents were.
Posted: August 2002


Lisa Joseph Phillips
Query: I am a African American from Louisiana. As a child growing up I remember a picture of this Indian woman in my grandmothers house. I am married now and my husband of 12 yrs is from the some place I am from. His mother said that they had a grandmother who was Cherokee. I think it is important for us to know whom we come from. We have three beautiful girls and I want to be able to give them that information. Please help us find our grandmothers information. It is a missing peice of our History.
Posted: August 2002


Jodi
Query: How do you say 'SPIRIT' in Cherokee or how do you spell it in cherokee font?
Posted: August 2002


Linda
Query: My family has Hoomer Carter, Rachael Payne(Fisher), was also my grandmother's name. Also Hattie Carroll was my grandmother (father's side) We are also looking for any info. for Conley Collins. Any help is appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Briana Roehling
Query: Looking for information on my great grandmother, Celesta Ethel Guinn, probably from Oklahoma. Have been told that she is full blood Indian, probably Cherokee. She married Charles Harrison Winter (not sure what year). Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Wayne Peterson
Query: Ggg-gradnfather was said to have married a Cherokee. Her name is known only as Elizabeth-*-married to Jubal Berry abt 1795 in Va. I can't find anything on her.
Posted: August 2002


Jean McKillip
Query: I have found John and John C. Barrett on the Final Rolls, also listed are Kitty Barrett which I believe are my gg-grandparents. There are also other Barret names all in the same line that match with my family. HOw do I determine if they are my family and where do I go next. Any help I am grateful.
Posted: August 2002


Michelle Bellantonio
Query: looking for information on my hertitage my name I am looking to find any info about is Plemmons But was changed to Plemons. Thank you very much.
Posted: August 2002


Lisa Herring
Query: Are there any Cherokee Surnames of Basket?
Posted: August 2002


John Copeland
Query: An ancestor of mine had a brother who married a woman named Selina Walker (1810-1846) who supposedly was born a member of the Cherokee Nation in the SW Part. How can I found out info on this person?
Posted: August 2002


Lori Cooper
Query: Looking for information on Jane Creasy her daughter was Sarah Frances and married a James K Polk Northcutt in Savahna Tenn.
Posted: August 2002


Monica Pryce Hudson
Query: 1959. Birthmother approx. in her early 20s was moved to Staten Island (Louise Wise Agency) to give birth (her first time off res) It seems BIA had a real interest in her while she was living in the group home. Birthfather. Married-also lived on res. Maternal Grandmother, worked in one of the res gift shops. I understand my birthmother returned to res sometime in June/July 1960 leaving within the year to take a civil service job up north. Anyone with information please contact me at the above email address. I am trying to get information to submit to the courts to get my records unsealed so I may apply for tribal affiliation. Both my maternal grandmother and birthmother were from the Cherokee, NC reservation. This has been documented by the adoption agency here in NY.
Posted: August 2002


Laura Lucas
Query: Looking for information on Laura Carlton married to Hendrix (Henry) Lucas.
Posted: August 2002


Carol
Query: Looking for the parents of Cynthia Mitchell, reported to be a Cherokee, of Mason Co, Kentucky.
Posted: August 2002


Merry Langlinais
Query: Is there in existance anywhere a list of names of the Texas Cherokee, those who came with The Bowl into East Texas?
Posted: August 2002


Sandra Bale
Query: Odena Samples married Jos. Robert Mansfield in Mo? searching for Joseph Robert Mansfield, Jr. and antecedents, was told she may be Cherokee.
Posted: August 2002


Kay Davis
Query: Seeking any info on Angelina Ferguson (full blood Cherokee). Born in Arkansas, married a Hereden, had son Wilbur born in Arkansas. Son Wilbur moved to Oklahoma. Do not know if family moved to arkansas or just Wilbur. His twin dtrs were born in Pontotoc Co. Ok in 1905.
Posted: August 2002


Sandra Huff
Query: Looking for Elkins 1800, Nancy's father and mother and grandfather and mother.
Posted: August 2002


Donna
Query: I am trying to find about the cherokee tribe in Alabama. Somewhere in my family geneology there is Indian blood. Is there anyway to find out last names?
Posted: August 2002


Bonnie Cutler
Query: Looking for information regarding my maternal grandmother, ROSE FOX. Since my mother was born in TN, I assumed that my grandmother was also. According to the 1910 Soundex of Whitley County, KY, she was at one time living in KY. She was married to my grandfather, Paul McCloud, of LaFollette, TN and their children were J.L., Ruth, Mary, and Jane. Their marriage eventually ended in divorce. I'm looking for info to prove my Indian heritage.
Posted: August 2002


Sarah W
Query: I am looking for information anyone might have on a Sarah Elizabeth Carter Smith, and her family. She was married to Cortes Smith on Oct. 11, 1883 in Ray county Mo. They had 9 children. One of her daughters was my Great-Grandmother. I am trying to find her name, or the name of one of her children or relatives, on an indian roll, so I can join the Cherokee tribe. Her fathers name was Henry Meredith, and I am told he was the Chief of his tribes counsel at some point. He was married to Either a Mary Jane, Nancy Jane, or Jane(?) Hendricks. It is possible that his father was a John Meredith and his mother was Elizabeth Whisenhunt. A relative of mine is trying to prove this. The information we have seems to add up...and if we could prove that John and Elizabeth are his parents, we have a better chance of finding the name of an ancestor on a roll.
Posted: August 2002


Ocean Maverick
Query: I am looking for any one who can tell me about my father Odice Abbott Porter. He was born in Panama City, Florida. He came from a large family, and they were not allowed to speak about their Native roots, but my Native heritage is very important to me and my psyche. He was married to my mother Patricia Jean Burke. My father died shortly after we met, and he told me before he died that my sister, Jane Evelyn, and I areCherokee/Seminole/Irish and Scotch decent. Please send any information to the e-mail address above. I am desperate to find family who believe in their heritage and who do not want to hide away from it. I am PROUD to be Native American.
Posted: August 2002


Nisa Ra
Query: I am looking for Native American ancestry connections for Cindia or Cindy Wilson, Sidney Wilson, Warren McCree,Wilson Lair,Oscar Lair Letty Pearson, Julia McClain all from Louisiana. Also Roland Pope or other Pope family from or near Bolivar, Tn, near Memphis, Tn.
Posted: August 2002


Alex Morrison
Query: Looking for family history, on my father's Great Great Grandfather who was full blooded Cherokee. His Indian Name was Green Berry Shoot. He came off the Oklahoma Strip. The Name he took off the reservation was (Ike or Eli or Elijah Smith. Probably in the late 1800's. Would appreciate all your help.
Posted: August 2002


J.G.
Query: My aunt swears that I have Cherokee blood in me from my grandmother. I cannot prove this, or even prove that she existed. Her name was Sophia Lena Prine (Utley-Contreras was her married name). She was born 5-5-1888 in Hays Springs, NE died 4-17-1967 in Hawthorne,CA. Her parents were Edward Victor Prine & Emma Twyford, both of them were born in Iowa.
Posted: August 2002


Ember Wilson
Query: I am lookin for information on the Cherokee indian Bearpaw lineage. I was told my grandmother America Spears was orginal America Bearpaw but was adopted by a Spear's family they where also Indian. America Spear's married James Granville Craig, in either Lawrence County or Independence County, Arkansas. The Craig family become orphans during Indian removal and settled near Batesville, Arkansas. James G.Craig had three siblings Cynthia (Jensie) Craig Bales, Polly Craig and George Craig. George died with his father during the Indian removeal. Census say that America Spears was born in Arkansas in 1820. I think this information is incorrect. Maybe she was born in Redclay,Tennessee or Georgia . I have found Spear's in the household of Bearpaw's if I can tie the Spear's in with the bearpaw family maybe this will help solve this mystery.
Posted: August 2002


Denise Padgett
Query: My great grandmother was Tennessee Henson. She married George Douglas Brown in the late 1800's. It was told to me from my grandfather that her family came down the Trail of Tears. I would greatly appreciate any info on the Henson family from Central Texas with Cherokee connections.
Posted: August 2002


Sheere Parsons
Query: I'm looking for information on my grandmother. Mary Mabelle Barnes, born in the Oklahoma territory and believed to be listed in the final rolls of the Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma. Has a son named Eugene Harrison Hanes, born in 1924-25 in Roland, Oklahoma. Married to Lora Vance and had 2 children Brady Hanes and Sheere Hanes.
Posted: August 2002


Karen DeMarco
Query: I am trying to find my ggg grandmother, who was a Cherokee Indian ( North Carolina ?). Her name was Bluebird and she married Collin McKinney and they had a son, Thalis. Can you help me find any information about her or how I can find her?
Posted: August 2002


Cindy Turbeville
Query: Mary Payton, Mattie Ivie, Callie Dill. Does anyone recognize these names. I have a picture of these 3 women, I believe they are cousins or sisters. Mattie is my great grandmother and I would love to find someone who could tell me something about her.
Posted: August 2002


Della Scott
Query: My great grandparents were James Coffey and Martha Dalton. The indian blood is on the Dalton side. James Coffey: Mar 22,1851-Apr 14,1917. Martha Dalton Coffey: Jan 14,1858-Oct 30,1920.
Posted: August 2002


Airalisha (Voyles) Goff
Query: I am trying to locate my great-grandfather's father. I have been told that I am 1/4 Cherokee and 1/4 Apache. My great-grandfather's name is John Lawton Swilley and my great-grandmother's name is Lottie Corinne Mozingo. They were both born in Perry Florida, Taylor County. Can you help, me please? This is all the information I can find.
Posted: August 2002


R. Parsons
Query: I'm searching both sides of my heritage. John Parsons was my great grandfather, comanche, married to a spaniard (fathers side). On my mothers side, Edna (Mowdy ?) Driskill. My mother claims that my grandmother was Cherokee-Kiowa blood, and she remembers seeing her roll call card. I havent had any luck on either side. Any info would be sincerely appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Martha Jean Birdsong
Query: My grandfather was Sam Birdsong and his father was Thomas Birdsong from Tenn. Iam trying to link our Cherokee heritage as I was alwys that I was part Cherokee. Any info would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Colleen Roberts-Lane
Query: Looking for Minne Grey (Gray). Cenus info from 1910: Roberts, Minnie Volume: 72 Certificate: 35794 Death Date: 16 November, 1918 Death Place: Marshall Age: 024. I was told she was Cherokee or Choctaw. Looking for birth/any information. Thank you.
Posted: August 2002


Janet Ann Bullin
Query: Looking for father James E. Bullin, born in North Carolina around 1940. Sisters are Ann and Betty.
Posted: August 2002


Stephanie White
Query: Looking for evidence of a marriage of confederate soldier (Capt.?)George White of Fredericktown Missouri to a Cherokee woman assuming the name of Sarah Elizabeth Bess White. Sarah was said to have died in 1879.
Posted: August 2002


Phyllis Craig
Query: William Finley Gilbert born on 8/17/1892 on Cherokee Indian Reservation in Tennessee his mother was Cherokee, his father was Irish. He was my Grandfather.
Posted: August 2002


Marcia Ellen Lancaster Solter
Query: My mother's maiden name was Ida Beryl Elliott 8/13/1913. Her mother was Mary Campbell and she only lived to be 30 some years of age. Her mother was Anna Willwams Campbell and was from the Madison, Missouri area. Anna's mother and father were Permilia Frances Mallory and Andy Williams, may have been Andrew. I believe my great grandmother Anna was Indian but am not sure of what tribe. The records of marriages from Madison, Mo. were burned in a fire. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Even some of my children still have some traits that would link us to Indian heitage. I greatly hope you can enlighten me. If you don't have any information but know of other places I may search I would appreciate that too. Thanks you.
Posted: August 2002


Angela Sweeney
Query: I am looking to see if my grandmother was a indian she was born and lived in Kentucky and her last name was Hawk.
Posted: August 2002


Patricia Ogura
Query: My great, great, great, great uncle was in the 1st volenteer Cherokee Calvary Co.A. His name was Michael Blevens. How would I go about finding out about this? He was on the conferate side.
Posted: August 2002


Dave Ware
Query: I am researching my ancestors on my maternal side. My limited records show Anne Knight (believed to be Cherokee) married to David H. Walton in Texas county, Missouri. She died in 1910. Is there anyone that has any info about her family? Thank you.
Posted: August 2002


Toni Copley
Query: I am looking to find my great great grandmothers name on the list. her name is Alvary. We do not have a last name but we know that she married Thomas Mullins in or around 1850-1860 in Bristol VA. They had a son named Greenberry who is my great grandfather. He married Roxie Dotson in Dixon Virginia. Greenberry was born in 1885. He had a son named Charles Mullins who is my grandfather.
Posted: August 2002


Frederick A Greene
Query: I would like to know the whereabouts of one Rick Haushend.
Posted: August 2002


Danny E. Davis
Query: Cheorkee bloodline: I have a gap from a Patrick Mahan, born 1741 in Va, married to a Rebekkah of Va.,(born 1745), married in 1766, to earlier people within the bloodline -- Henry, Newton, Ollie, or Fannie Mahan -- all with no information on. The latter 4 individuals, I suspect, are within tribe Cherokee, just no info on whatsoever. This Patrick has a son named Alexander born Aug. 22, 1767, in Pittsylvania Va. The question lies from Patrick in 1741 to his un-documentated fathers and g'fathers g'mothers until the 4 above (henry, newton, ollie, fannie) make themselves present via some documentation.
Posted: August 2002


Susan E. Wagner
Query: I am trying to find out if our great great grandmother was cherokee. Nancy Presley born 1814 in Missouri, parents Mary Tucker and David Presley.
Posted: August 2002


Chauha
Query: Where did cherokee originally live?
Posted: August 2002


Linda Edwards
Query: My great grandfather was William J. Rainwater. I was told he was full Cherokee decendent. I was also told he lived at one time in the Johnson City, TN. area, were he "Quote" killed a chief of police, and served jail time. He married Annie Tucker and 2 children, "my grandmother had all the features, high cheek bones, dark black hair and mean as a rattle snake"; their residence was in NC till his death in the 1967, he was born in 1892, the place unknown. He also served in WWI. Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Michael Ross Matherly
Query: My grandfather was Jesse W. Ross b. 1889 Jay County IN, d. 1949 Wayne County IN. His father, my great grandfather was Francis (Frank) M. Ross b. in St. Mary's, Auglaize County Ohio in 1863, d. 1893 Randolf County IN. Frank married Caroline (Callie) Stitzer in Jay County IN in 1886. Frank and Callie also had a daughter, Florence Ross b. Abt. 1887 Jay County IN. Frank's parents were Robert Ross b. VA ? and Mary Miller. I don't know anything about Robert and Mary other than it states on two records that Robert was from Virginia, but I know part's of KY and WV were VA in the early 1800's. I don't know any of Frank's siblings. Robert and Mary may have went west, possibly to MO, AR or OK in the late 1800's, possibly to indian territory. I have hit a dead end with Robert and Mary. Want to find their parents and any other children they might have had. The Ross's are my mom's side. I also have american indiana blood from my dad's side. Some of the surnames of my ancestors that were of tribal heritage were, Carey, Casey, Darnall, Evans Bennett, Peter, Mason, Moore, Skinner, Parker McDonald and Smith. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Lavonne Griffin Moore
Query: I am looking for my great great grandmother: Darkey Emeline Green Turnbough Swafford. Born: 29 Dec. 1841 Ozark Co. MO Possibly Dade County. Died: 07 Sept. 1903 Faye, Ozark County Mo. Married: Jacob Moses Swafford on 21 July 1861 Crawford County Mo. Family history told was she was full blood Cherokee, her paternal father was Cherokee as well as her mother Rebecca Adeline Good Green. We have no records of her being registered, but believe that she was on the Dawes under Emeline Green. Can someone help me please.
Posted: August 2002


Julie Jackson
Query: I am using a friends e-mail address. Please reply at this address. Searching for information on my great grandfather Benjamin Harrison Fowler. Born August 27, 1889 in Tennessee. He marrried Dora Ella Daniels born April 7, 1891 in Kentucky. They were married on January 13, 1908 in Cooper, Kentucky.
Posted: August 2002


Deborah Spencer
Query: I am searching for information on my Great-great grandmother, Clara A Dixon Rawls, born 1-21-1855, died 9-30-1932, in Pamlico, Co., N.C.I am trying to find out if she was ever a registered member of the Cherokee Tribe.
Posted: August 2002


Melinda Weber
Query: I am trying to find the background of my family. I have been told that my great uncle was registered under Cherokee indian along with his children. I would like to know if this is true. His name was Carl LeRoy Welch and he was born on 4-29-1924 and died 7-2-1991. His father was Leroy Dacre Welch and he was born 11-21-1886 in St. John, KS and died 11-21-1971. This is were the Cherokee comes to play. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: August 2002


Terry Andrews
Query: Am looking for any information of Cherokee blood in my family; names would be Beswick, Bourn, Baker or Corey.
Posted: August 2002


Fred Hall
Query: Information on Cherokee female: Bonnie Catt, born April,1889. Married Henry Grace McKenzie, died 1932.
Posted: August 2002


Irene Korvun
Query: Trying to find my Cherokee heritage. Thomas William Dailey born 1846 died 1924 at 78 was my ggrandfather. Apparently he was 1/2 Cherokee. I am trying to find out who his father and mother were and where they origniated from. Thank you.
Posted: August 2002


Mary Welch-Laheye
Query: Trying to locate the "Welch" tie to Cherokee roots. I was told as a child that this was true.
Posted: August 2002


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