October 2002 Genealogy Queries

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June Two Smokes
Query: I am looking for my ggrandmother Nancy Louise Bowen she was born in 1878 in Hart Co. KY. She married Morgan mitcheal Storie. We known she had a brother Charles William Bowen. Nancy's mother was Cathrine Bean? born in Clark Co, Hammonville KY 1853.she married George C. Bowen. we have seen other spellings of the Bowen name Boen, Boan. We know She was Indian but she refused to talk about it. also there is probably other siblings.
Posted: October 2002


Louise Chapman
Query: I am looking to see if there is either a John Stout or Jospeh Stout in and if they were Cherokee? They lived in La Follette, TN and were born round 1870?
Posted: October 2002


Sue Edwards
Query: JAMES SHACK-In New Zealand 1933,Merchant Navy? Looking for my Grandfather who was in Auckland around December 1933. He met my Grandmother Constance Edwards 18yrs old. On August 31st 1934 my father Terence was born. Father listed on birth records as 'James Shack-furtative father. This is all the info we have on him. She moved back to her home town of New Plymouth after his birth and 12mths later fostered him out to the first of many homes under the care of NZ Welfare until he was 17yrs old. He never knew either parents and only has info on his mothers age and name at year of passing-1977 aged 60 named Constance Tanner. We know for sure that JAMES was of Cherokee blood, if not full blood. His Genes are so strong in us 3generations later. I only was reunited with my Dad 1yr ago in October/November, aged 39. We have the most incredible connection,almost like we mirror eachother. It would be the ultimate to find any info on JAMES and I wont ever give up. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my query.
Posted: October 2002


Monica Morris
Query: My great grandfather moved from Cherokee, NC to W.Virginia, his name was Tuchlo/Teslo Stilwell, he married my great grandmother, her name was Alethae Mae Carr. Teslo was born in 1905. Alethae Mae was murdered in Norfolk Virginia. The Stilwell children grew up in Warrior Mine. I wish I could know more about my family. Please help.
Posted: October 2002


Cecilia Church
Query: Legend says that my family is Cherokee. I have been unable to find any connection, so far. I believe it may be my G-G-Grandfather, James P. WOOD. He was born 9-9-1823 near Greenville, SC. He married Rebecca P. JONES, b. Nov. 1828, in 1845 in Hall Co., GA. It is believed that James's parents MAY be John and Elizabeth WOOD. I have checked through the Dawes Roll and others, but to no avail.
Posted: October 2002


Mark A. LisenBee
Query: I'm trying to locate information about my Grandparents ~ Albert and Katherine Lisenbee. My Grandmother's maiden name was Asbell. They both lived in Beardstown, Illinois in Schuyler county, and both died during the same year, 1979. Their children were ~ my Father, Paul, as well as Helen, Albert, Celia, Lois Scott(Jonathan), and Tiny(Mark?) Any information would be helpfull.
Posted: October 2002


Shelbyjean Houghton
Query: believe my great grandmotheres parents were full blood cherakee, her name was louise church, she married peter hoke and they lived in quincy. llinois for awhile, she had 5 children the name of church and 3 name of hoke do not know much more than that.
Posted: October 2002


Michelle Cook
Query: I am trying to find proof of my Cherokee heritage and I have a few names and the death certificates to match. Although I have these documents and photos of some of my ancestors, it is not enough to validate my heritage. I am interested in any information for the following names: Wood King- died June 14, 1933 Age 82. Red Bud, KY. Bird King- date of death unknown. Possible brother of Wood King and undertaker in Red Bud, KY 1933. Ples Storms- Born May 26,1872. Died May 26, 1912 in Fork Ridge, TN. cause of death: gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Posted: October 2002


Barbara Phillips
Query: Serching for information/genealogy on Lucinda Davis. She was born in Indian, May 15, 1837 and married John "Jehu" H. Lipscomb on June 30, 1856. They lived in Preston Co, WV (formally Randolph Co., Virginia). I was told that she was a "Cherokee Princess."
Posted: October 2002


Sharon
Query: I need to seach for my Indian hertiage where do I go to seach for free.
Posted: October 2002


James Potter
Query: Looking for James Dillard Potter Born Feb. 23, 1924 in West Virgina.
Posted: October 2002


Trina Matthews
Query: I have been told by my grandmother that her mother was 1/2 cherokee. I can't find out anything on her. Her name is Ellen Conley. Her father is J Lucius? Conley. Her mother was Lydia Octavia Mason. She was born at the foot of the Nantahala Mtn. on Jan. 9, 1900 and died in Ellijay, GA on Oct. 8, 19??. She had a sister named Niawasee(I don't know the correct spelling). Please help!
Posted: October 2002


Ed Fender
Query: I am looking for Willliam Willis Wallace. It is believed that he took his name from his employer and he was full blooded Cherokee. Looking for any informations on him. I have all of his childrens names and siblings if anyone can help.
Posted: October 2002


Trish Grundy
Query: I would like to know where I can find information on Bird Wilson who was a member of the 1st Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, Company J. It is my understanding that Company J later merged with Company B.
Posted: October 2002


Linda Franklin
Query: My family history has an Indian Chief in its background. I thought Cherokee. Do you have any knowledge of a link to the Chaptahoochee Tribe in Philadelphia?
Posted: October 2002


William
Query: The history I have is that my father is part Indian. He was adopted as a child by a family by the name of Walker. Edward Glenn Walker became his name. He later married a Harmon. Is it possible this infant could have been Cherokee, and if so, does anyone have any information?
Posted: October 2002


J Moore
Query: Would like info on a Rosetta Green. Born in Haywood County probably around 1890. Was married to Joe Parton, also of Haywood County, N.C., moved to Gastonia, N.C. had 2 sons, 1 daughter. Died around 1918 or a few years after.
Posted: October 2002


Mildred Fay Heath McCarley
Query: I would like to trace my geneology and try to get information on getting Native American rights and benefits for me, my children, and my grandchildren. Please send information on how to recieve these benefits.
Posted: October 2002


Donna Sheraden
Query: I am looking for information on Molly Gamble or Gambel. She was born in the Bristol TN/VA area about 1856. She marries Stephen Pamplin Jannings who came from England--he was born there 4 July 1852. They had one daughter Annie who was born in TN 1872. They had two sons who were born in MO: Charles b. 1874 and Henry b. 1876. Charles is who my boyfriend descends from. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


GL MEYERS
Query: I am looking for Johnston Ridge, married to Elvina Ridge around 1850 I believe in Kentucky.
Posted: October 2002


Cathy
Query: Need any information on my great great grandma Mary Ellen Gales, born about 1860.
Posted: October 2002


Christina Ackerman
Query: I am looking for any information on my ggggrandmother, Elizabeth Chevilare was on the forced march in the "Trail of Tears" her daughters name was Evie Brady. It is believed that they were buried in Yankeetown, Indiana. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also have pictures. One of the pictures she is sitting in front of an American Indian Blanket, if any one would like to see this desizn and maybe know if it tells what trible that she was in.
Posted: October 2002


Lenii
Query: The name Henderson and Burwell of North Carolina born.
Posted: October 2002


Tom Cochran
Query: RE: Query from Monika Arnett on Sarah Ann Dennington. Go to Ancestry.com, enter her name, hit Pedigree, and see her chart. My 8th Grandmother was Keziah Arroyah, daughter of King Wahanganoche, Chief of the Patawomeke, Uncle to Pochantas. My Dad, your grandfather, James is listed on the Guion Miller Roll, #516. That is your Cherokee and Indian heritage....More to come.
Posted: October 2002


Tanya Hayes
Query: I am wondering if you can relate or answer representaion of "triple dashnia" Do you know what this means?
Posted: October 2002


Susan
Query: Looking for parents names of Rosa Alice Thompson born in Payola, OK on March 3, 1893, died Jan. 11, 1965 in Jerseyville, ILL. She married Harry Aaron Gardner on May, 1908. She was half Cherokee indian.
Posted: October 2002


Christine Porter
Query: I am looking for information about my Cherokee ancestors in the states of Tennessee and Georgia. The Seviers, my mother's family settled in Tenessee and intermarried with the Cherokees. Any information would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Darla (Rice) Torrence
Query: Looking for parents of Jane Guest, Isaac Miller, both Cherokee, migrated to Saline County, Ark about 1831. Also any information re: James Paschal Rucker whose mother was full blood indian. Elizabeth Bates who married John F. Rice in Ga. 1850. I think they were indian but don't know what kind. Like everyone else, this was a closed subject when I was a child. My grandfather always said he was Blackfoot when I asked him. His mother who was 3/4 Indian said my g-grandfather Rice was more Indian than she was. Anyone who has information on these lines, I would love to exchange what info. I have.
Posted: October 2002


Richard Davis
Query: I'm looking for information on Jack Bradley that was at least part Cherokee. He was probably born in the mid 1800's. He may have married a woman named Elizabeth in Jackson County, NC.
Posted: October 2002


Carol Hawkins
Query: any information on Cecil Hawkins, Greenville TN area. Cherokee descent.
Posted: October 2002


Worby
Query: query:My grandfather's name is Raymond E. Worby. Looking for any information. Died in pennsylvania. He was buried in the Beverly national cemetary in New Jersey. He was full blooded Cherokee indian. He also was in the navy. Any info: serious inquires only, please. Cannot find grave site.
Posted: October 2002


Christy Landess
Query: Any information on Jeyho Pyle.
Posted: October 2002


Betty L. Jenne'-Haines
Query: I'm trying to research my grandmothers Cherokee genealogy. Can you tell me where I can search on line to see if her mother is on any of the rolls in Scott Co. TN. I would apperciate any and all suggestions. My Grandmothers name was Matilda Mason Married to Ben Harp, Her mothers name was Sarah A. Lowe. Married to Anderson Mason Bell Co. Ky 25 Oct. 1875.
Posted: October 2002


Penny Aaron
Query: I am trying to trace my ancestors. My Grandpa Jake Daniel Tate's Grandmother or great Grandmother was full blood Cherokee Indian. I'm not sure what side of his family she was on. I have been trying to do this for some years now, without much luck. Any information on how to this would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Barbara Murphy
Query: I am trying to find out my Cherokee connection. My great grandmother was said to be Cherokee. Her name is Malissa Sullivan, d/o Hardin SUllivan and Martha Fields. They came from Ahse Cty. NC and settled in Pike Cty, Ky. Malissa was married to Bud Rutherford Sr. and had two children, Bud Jr. and Virgie Rutherford. I would apprecate any help you can give me.
Posted: October 2002


Debbie Capps
Query: I am trying to find out any information about my great grandmother. My mother was adopted. However, I have recently found out that my great grandmother was a native Cherokee Indian. Her name was Cynthia Jane Messer, born in Haywood County in Oct of 1869, Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Tena Draper-Clifford
Query: Gus Blevins married Hattie Swafford. I found Hattie's family. I'm looking for Gus Blevins we were told he was Indian and had a roll number but we can't find. Please help. Hattie's Swafford's parents are Peter Swafford and the wife was Tennessee Corbet.
Posted: October 2002


Greg Gault
Query: I'm looking for records of my fathers birth. His name was Garry Dale Gault and he was born in a small community named Day. I've heard it no longer exists.
Posted: October 2002


Gregory Downing
Query: Searching for information on James Downing, b. 1812. Possibly the same that m. Eliza Parris, 1831, Cherokee Nation, GA. Need his lineage to date. Was in Mason County, KY in the 1850 Census living with Jane Baldwin.
Posted: October 2002


Jerri Ann Shields
Query: My son is a junior this year. I know we have native americans in our blood and I am trying to find out if any scholarships are avaiable to him or not. Surname was Drennon, Drennen? Located in Laclede County Missouri.
Posted: October 2002


Steve Green(Dixon)
Query: Trying to fine my grandfather. Paul Dixon-on cherokee rolls. Truck driver. Lived in Oklahoma.
Posted: October 2002


Elaine Nowlin
Query: I am looking for information on the Dobson family of Dobson, North Carolina. I am told that they were Cherokee. I am particularly looking for information on caroline Donnegan who married Lewis Dobson.
Posted: October 2002


Gladys Chastain Clayton
Query: I am seeking information on Mahala Akins, she would be my great-great grandmother and is said to be of Cherokee descend. She married Robert Foster on Sept. 14, 1858 in Gilmer County, Georgia, they had a daughter name Nancy, she married David B. Ash on Dec. 5, 1880 in Fannin County, GA. Their daughter Mary Navada (Molly) Ash married Collumbus Freemont Chastain , my grandfather.
Posted: October 2002


Kim Pumphrey
Query: Looking for information on Sarah Ettie Nunley. Married Andrew Pumphrey in 1889 in Butler County, Missouri. Was told she was of Cherokee Descent and have been unable to find any information on her at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Jennifer Parsons
Query: I am trying to find out information on my Cherokee indian grandfather. I know his full name was John Hall Parsons (I believe the first of many JHPs in our family). He was raised in Detroit, Michigan. I'm told he was chief of the Cherokee tribe in Detroit. I imagine this must have been in the early to mid-1800's as my father was born in 1940, and this is his great-grandfather. Any information out there as to his Indian name or who his family was would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Barbara Erwin-Mcguire
Query: I learned this weekend from my father-in-law that his grandfather, Samuel Benjamin Erwin (1861-1943) was the son of a Cherokee squaw. Apparently Samuel's father (given name unknown) was travelling west through Oklahoma and the Cherokee reservation and married a squaw there during his move westward. The family eventually was in California. I think Samuel had 3 older sibs -- John, Mary, Rebecca, and 3 younger ones -- Lewis, Ellen, John. A distant cousin apparently visited OK and found the marriage record. I would love to learn more about this couple and their ancestors, and would be grateful for any help or suggestions.
Posted: October 2002


JL.L Smith
Query: SMITH surname**Looking for info of marrage between Cherokee and Blackfoot tribes?
Posted: October 2002


Kaylee Bing
Query: I am a seventh grader doing research about the Cherokee Indian tribe. I am interested in learning more about your special ceremonies and celebrations that make your tribe unique. Please help me.
Posted: October 2002


Randy Moneymaker
Query: I need information where to send off to get copy of dawes scroll for eastern region and cost.
Posted: October 2002


Mike James Burrus Libutti
Query: My fathers name was Jame Henry Burrus born in Tutwiler Mississippi Jan 6th, 1924, and his fathers name was Frank Burrus his wife's name or my grandmother's name was Rosebud Allen. Frank had 3 daughters and 2 sons. Frances Whatt/MS?,Dorthy who is deceased, Martha Delph/ms?, Frank Burrus, and his wife's name was Hellen, and my dad. My great grand father used to say that his grand pa married a Cherokee princess I am tring to find out what Cherokee trib my grand pa belonged to. If any one recognizes the pedigree please write.
Posted: October 2002


Theresa
Query: I am stuck in my research on finding my cherokee lineage. My grandmother states "my mother ran away from a reservation in OK", her name is Almetta or Almeda McIntosh. She was conceived out of wed-lock to a man surname Curel. Her mothers name is Elvelyn or Elvaline McIntosh. My grandmother remembers her being called Elvi. My father, my grandmother were both unsuccfull in proving themselves Cherokee do to no birth certificates or marriage certificates found. I to am having the same problems. I know Almeda was buried in Farhaiven, OH. I was tolled Elvi was buried in KY. I found info. on McIntosh with my family but didn't match up correctly. Years of majorly. I have search the Dawes Rolls on ancestory.com and found nothing for Elvi or Almeda. Was thinking I need to find Elvi's parents name. Does any one have any suggestions? Also found nothing on surname Curel, was tolled Almeda ran away because she was the 7th daughter to this man and would have been sacrifised? Sounds funny to me but I don't really know the culture. I was raised by my mother. Thanks this means a lot to me and I appriciate all the help I can get.
Posted: October 2002


Carol Stacks
Query: Does anyone know what the name charquetta means? I don't know if it is indian or what. My family were said to be Cherokee but still have not found anything.
Posted: October 2002


Michael Scott Cain
Query: Seeking information on adoption ceremonies in the Cherokee tradition.
Posted: October 2002


Melinda Massey
Query: Looking for information on a Indian girl who married Levi Garrett, she would have been born around 1812-1815, all I know about her is that Levi gave her father 3 horses and $1.69 in order to marry her. Their descendants lived in Franklin or Colbert Counties in Alabama. They had at least 1 daughter: Luvenia Born 5/2/1832 Married Elexander Henry.
Posted: October 2002


Billie Millsap
Query: Looking for ggrandmother, Mary Ann Scott b. 1864 in Arkansas, probably Polk County. Adopted by family named Hayes/Hays prior to 1880 when she was married to her first husband James B. Pearce and living in Freedom Township, Polk County Arkansas. Moved with James Pearce to Indian Territory Oklahoma, city of Bower where James Pearce died in 1899. Mary Ann married my ggrandfather James L. Newberry in 1901 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They had one child that survived, my grandmother, Martha Ora Newberry. Mary Ann died in 1905 in a measles epidemic and she is buried in Bower, Oklahoma. I understand from family members that Mary Ann Scott was Cherokee and might have had a brother named John. This is my proverbial brick wall but I can hear her calling me and I can't find her. Any help would be so appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Jeff Hardin
Query: My Great grandmother's family name was "Youngblood". They were Cherokees that lived in the Hiawassee, Ga area during the late 1800's and early 1900's. I have been unable to find any reference to them on any of the rolls. Can anyone help point me in the right direction?
Posted: October 2002


Ada W. Ott
Query: I am looking for information on my great grandmother Rutha Musselwhite. She was full blood Cherokee Indian. She married Clem Sheperd in Ky, date unknown. Their daughter Rachel was my grandmother. There were several brothers and sisters, most of Ma's family were raised in Leslie Co. Ky.
Posted: October 2002


Margaret
Query: I have been told that my grandfather, Rueben Dewey Worth was part Cherokee. I have tried to trace our family tree with little luck. My grandfather was born in the year 1898, I believe in Neptune N.J. I am hoping to find out the truth about my heritage so that I may honor it. Any help is very appriciated.
Posted: October 2002


Elaine Cain
Query: Beshear family in Oklahoma/Missouri. Grandfather George, Mother Bernita (born Commerce OK). Pearl Sullivan born Joplin MO married George Beshear.
Posted: October 2002


Linda Hill Cagle
Query: My father was adodted in Arkansas, Mississippi, around Blytheville Ar, in 1933, its stated final in 1939. His birth cert shows three other children other than himself, I'd like to know of them also, hid birth cert states his real mother is Estella Henderson, and father as Toy Duvall. I believe it's (Troy), I believe he died in 1971, in Russellville, Ar, in Pope co. and possible his mother died near his birth in 33, he was adopted by a foster family name Corthia Hill and Frank Hill in Blytheville Ar, all of these people are now deseased, I would like to find out anything. My address is Linda Cagle PO Box 145 Calico Rock AR, 72519 and linda_dreams@yahoo.com I'm told Troy or Toy Duvall was full blooded Cherokee, please help. I'd like to know my past relitives.
Posted: October 2002


Michael Wilson (Huff)
Query: I am searching for information on my grandfather Michael Abram Ghormley, who was a Cherokee Indian who lived in the Tahlequah/Hulbert/Muskogee, Oklahoma area in the earlier 1900s. His father was Michael Orlando Ghormley, a prominent Tahlequah, Oklahoma citizen married to Nancy David, a Cherokee Indian. They are on the Dawes Rolls as are my two aunts, Michael's daughters.
Posted: October 2002


Jim
Query: Any info on Runion Elias.
Posted: October 2002


Susie Tinsley
Query: My great granmother supposedly was full Cherokee. Her name was Dora Melton and she first married William Washington Showen. She ended up in East Prairie, Mo where her obituary says that she was buried in Dogwood Cemetary. She had three children that I am aware of. Twins - Louis and Laura Showen, and my Grandmother, Lavonne Showen. Laura died giving birth to twins. Dora re-married Clarence O'Neil and lived in St. Louis, Mo where she died in City Hospital, in the 1940's or 1950's. The obituary notice that I have was cut out of a newspaper, but the name of the newspaper and the date has been cut off. This means she would have been born in the 1880's or 1890's. At the time of her death, she had two sisters still living, Fannie duncan of Tunnell Hill, Ill and Mrs. Dela Robinson of Mounds City, Ill. If anyone has information regarding any of these people, please set me know.
Posted: October 2002


Robin
Query: Thrower/Thore married a Boon Halifax county NC. 1828 by 1850 they had moved to Stokes county had 9 children. A grand daughter to their son said she knew her grandpa was Indian and he had went before he died to Raliegh NC to get money for being Indian? Can any one help Thrower married Cox and Cox married Essick and you get to my grandpa but can anyone tell me if his grandmother Luvenia Ann Thrower was Indian? Luvenia Ann Thore parents were Norphlet Thrower/Thore and Frances Boon and Luvenia also had a brother George Washington Thore and he was the one that got money he died in 1928 in guilford county. G.W. Thore and some of his children were in the 1909 Guion Miller Rolls but they were rejected but some say that was a lawsuit and did not prove or dis prove if they were Indian or not. Please anyone who can help I would apperciate.
Posted: October 2002


Venita L. Casteele-Wolford
Query: Looking for any information on an Indian John Casteel born in 1764 from NC then moving to Lawrence County, Kentucky. He is buried in Lawson-Sparks-Whitt Cemetary near Ibex, Elliott County, Kentucky. He was medicine man supposedly married 4 or 5 times with children from each?
Posted: October 2002


Kristi
Query: What does the wolf symbolize? My son's middle name is wolfe, picked by his grandmother who was Cherokee indian. She has passed and we would like to know the symbolence.
Posted: October 2002


Jean
Query: My gggrandfather is Riley Adcox and his son is Benjamin Franklin Adcox my ggrandfather and my grandfatherwas Luther McKinley Adcox. They lived in Easley, SC and Ben and Luther are buried at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Easley. The problem I am having is finding out where Riley's family came from and where to start looking. I also have Ben's death notice and that is the only way I found out who his father was. Can you help please.
Posted: October 2002


Tricia Blickenderfer
Query: I'm looking for any information anyone has about the Bohannon family of NE Georgia. Cletus Bohannon was my great grandfather and little else is known about the family as a whole. My grandmother grew up with her grandmother. Her name is Jannette. Married name is Todd.
Posted: October 2002


Sarah Sitton
Query: I am looking for information about my gggm Mary C. Price Gipson b about 1850 in Texas m William S. Gipson about 1870 in Upshur County, Texas. They had three children, Cosgo Oscar, Laura, and Artimissy. Mary moved to Oklahoma about 1877, leaving them in Texas. Artimissy later married George Stilwell and moved to Oklahoma. Any information will be appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


John Ray Brackett
Query: am gggrandson of thomas brackett and elizabeth downs. am lookin for lineage ancesters of thomas of rutherford cty nc.
Posted: October 2002


James Heuser
Query: I am related to a Cherokee Cheif named Thead. I'm not sure the spelling of his name is correct. He was born I believe about 1820, possibly in North Carolina, and lived in Fauquier County, VA. I believe he was the Chief of his people in Fauquier County. My grandfather's, father's, mother was his daughter. Her name was Virginia Thead, born in 1861. I am trying to find any other relatives of his, especially full blooded Cherokee.
Posted: October 2002


Mara Leonard
Query: Searching for relatives of my Great Grandfather believed to have been of mixed Native American (cherokee) descent. William Cullen Bryant was born in 1895 in New York to Clark Bryant and Margaret. It is uncertain if Clark was of Native American heritage or if Margaret was for Margaret had been raised as an orphan in a convent in Rockland County New York. They also had other children: Edward, George and Julia. Please, if you know anything of the Bryant family name amongst Native Americans or Native American children placed in orphanages, please contact me.
Posted: October 2002


Brian W. Williams
Query: My grandmother is Myrtis Bowman of MS, d/o Howard Bowman and Ida Roberts. Howard or Ida (if not both) were half Indian. The Indian line I am trying to find is from "Ocanisa" Roberts or Ocanisa Bowman, not sure what Ocanisa's (?spelling) maiden name was. Born in possible OK or MS. almost certain she died in MS. Any other Bowmans or Roberts out there that have proven their Indian ancestry? Can or will you help if these names sound familiar? Thanks and God Bless because we are ALL brothers and sisters, no matter what lines we descend from.
Posted: October 2002


Dorothy Pence
Query: I am doing my brother-in-laws ancestry. He told me his father, John Barnett, is of Cherokee ancestry. John was born in Jellico, Tenn. If any one out there has any Barnett information, please e-mail me. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Barb
Query: Jessup, Jessop, Patterson, Roberts, Robinson connection looking for the connection to with Ephrim or Maryette Roberts who both married Patterson. Maryette Roberts married James Oliver Patterson. Ephrim also married a Patterson from same family lineage. Father is listed as MR. Roberts also looking for a Robinson connection threw Maude Robinson born in Louieville Kentucky. Also looking for a Jessop, Jessup, Jasseph, Jaseph, Jesseph, Jesseph. Any help would be greatly appreciated I have hit brick walls with this and I am hoping someone has some information on these people.
Posted: October 2002


Robert Jacobs
Query: Jacobs Family Louden TN.
Posted: October 2002


Connie Short
Query: My grandmother was full blooded Cherokee. I would like to know for sure and if there are any benifits for us.
Posted: October 2002


Lisa Sachs
Query: I am looking for information on Nancy Redpath (born about 1789). The information that I have says that she was born in the Cherokee Nation, East, Virginia. She married Isham Spence (date unknown).
Posted: October 2002


Jeanne Taylor
Query: My grandmother Mamie Gilstrap attended Carlisle Industrial School as well as some of her siblings. The younger children were placed in Tomaha Indian school that was at that time in Michigan. On the Carlisle list of students the are listed as eastern Cherokee. They were given land allotments in 1909 in (I don't understand this either), Montana. In 1914 they were told that they had to homestead and all but one of the land file numbers were changed and it was an odd number to begin with, out of sequence. GGrandmother was Lou Gilstrap. Family bible has her as born January 18, 1966. That her father was Louis Ladd and her mother Charity Ladd and that Lou had a brother Louis who died at age 16. From the national archives I recived a copy of a notrized witnessed statement from Lou Gilstrap stateing she was 3/4 Cherokee. There are no records of my Grandfather George Washington Gilstrap of Greenville, SC marraige to Lou only of his first wife Carrie Dalton.**With the information I have does anyone have any suggestions? The only Charity Ladd I have found that comes close was on a Ladd web site having her 22 in Pickins Co, SC in 1850.
Posted: October 2002


Lisa Calhoun
Query: I am looking for any info on Emma Ellen Hahn. She was born July 25, 1862 in Marquand, Madison Co. MO. She is my great, great grandmother, and I was told that she had Cherokee blood. I am not sure exactly how much. Any information on her and her past family will be appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Delores Vaughn
Query: I am looking for info on my grandfather Tillman Gray Harris. I have found his name and all of his brothers and sisters names on the Choctaw roll with MCR3211 behind each name if I understand this right they were rejected. Family history has them as Cherokee-Creek-Shawnee. Does any one have any help for me. I seem to be up against a brick wall that I cant get around.
Posted: October 2002


Daniel A. Nichols
Query: My family is of Robert Nichols of Sneedsville TN. Can you help me get in touch with someone who can help me trace my ancetrial roots to the Sneedsville Nichols'. I was told by a member of the Cherokee council that if my family was from Sneedsville in the 1800's there was a very good chance that my family is of Cherokee decent.
Posted: October 2002


Nancy Ruth Kimberly Owens
Query: My great grandmother was an American Indian. I am interested in proving my heritage. How do I go about this. I believe her name was Alma (?) Kimberly (married name) and she died in Jacksonville, Alabama.
Posted: October 2002


Rayma Pinney
Query: Searching for info about siblings and parents of James Reeves, 1/2 Cherokee born abt 1770-1780. Spouse Nancy Goodwin. Lived in Salina/Gallatin Co. IL, Obion Co. TN, Christian Co. KY. and Ft Smith, AR. How does one find info around the 1770 period? Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Linda Robertson
Query: Cherokee ancestry: Mary Elizabeth Craig married Peter Daniel Leadingham 25 Apr 1892,Carter Co., KY. Mary Elizabeth (Molly) born 16 Jan 1870, Carter Co., KY died 5 Nov 1957 Fullerton, Greenup Co., KY. Daughter of Henry Burnard Craig and Martha Sammons or Salmons. Peter born 16 JUl 1868, Elliott Co., KY, died 2 Jan 1932, Greenup Co., KY. Son of Willliam Thomas Leadingham and Naoma Parsons.
Posted: October 2002


Hannah Tipton
Query: I am trying to track down Sarah A. Bird, my gg grandma. I am told she was full blood Cherokee. She was born Sept 9, 1861, place unknown and died June 25, 1899 in Olive Hill, Carter Co., KY. She was married to James Matthew "Mack" Offill. They had 8 children: Eddie, b Aug 1882; Ella Florence b. Dec 28, 1883;Elmer b. May 1886; Mabele b. Aug 1888;Roy b. Nov 3, 1890;Henry A., b. Jan 22 1893;Alta b. Nov 1894 and Goldie Lee, b. Oct 9, 1896. Roy died in Spokane, Washington and Ella, my ggrandma, died in Payette, Idaho. Goldie died in Grants Pass, Oregon. Both Goldie and Ella married a Tipton. I have heard that their father Mack also died in Spokane, Washington. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who recognizes this family.
Posted: October 2002


Linda Robertson
Query: I have many to ask about, but will ask one: Amasa Jay
Posted: October 2002


Linda Robertson
Query: I have Native American ancestry; however, I don't know how much of what. I have been told that we are Cherokee and Shawnee, with a little Blackfoot -- as well as English, Scot/Irish. My mixed blood ancestors are: Cynthia Alemeda LeMaster, born 31Aug1856, Johnson Co. KY-died 12Dec1938; married 01Sep 1880,Aberdeedn Brown Co.OH - James William Jarrell, born 28Nov1838,WV, died 27JUN1913 Greenup Co. Y.
Posted: October 2002


Heidi Shaw
Query: I am looking for info on Elizabeth Brown born 1810 S.C. died 1887 in Sherill, MO, she is 100% Cherokee. He married Samuel Franklin Giddens. Also looking for info on Martha Butler born 1824 TN died 4-1894 married Anderson Johnson Lewallen and Hester Elnora Wilson born 12-10-1865 died 1945 married James Jacob Lewallen.
Posted: October 2002


Robert M. Brackett
Query: We have been told by our grandmothers, Surby and Brackett, that we are part Cherokee and Osage. Do you have any record of eiter family in either geneology record. Grandmother Surby's family was Dobson. Thank you for your taking time to search for this.
Posted: October 2002


Dr. Franklin Farmer
Query: I would like to have information on Drakes who were enrolled Cherokee tribe members or Cherokee Freedmen. My family records were lost during the Civil War and I need information on Cornelius Drake, Benjamin Drake, or other Drakes in Indiand Territory or Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina or Tennessee.
Posted: October 2002


George A. Brown
Query: Martha Ann Matilda born 9-13-1820 died 7-4-1893 married 4-24-1838 to Edmund B. Brown.
Posted: October 2002


Linda Eller
Query: Surnames: NORMAN/HICKS. I am looking for info on "Chief Big Stick" a Cherokee Indian in Fort Loudon, Tn. He was the grandfather of Minerva Norman - married to Richard Hicks. He lived in Monroe Co., n. Minerva's parents were John and Milly Norman but I don't know if Chief Big Stick was Richard's father or Milly's father. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Also our newspaper is running a 5 part article on the Chattanooga Trail of Tears. It is excellent and the paper can be reached at the following if you would like to get copies: Chattanooga Times Free Press 400 E. 11th Street PO Box 1447 Chattanooga, Tn. 37401 (423) 756-6900 www.timesfreepress.com
Posted: October 2002


Lori A. Hicks
Query: I would like to find the Cherokee name for clown. I'm getting a dog from a kennel that is based on the Cherokee language and I want to name the dog Wahali's clown, and I don't know the proper name for clown. Can you help me?
Posted: October 2002


Ray Brackett
Query: Any Bracketts on Cherokee rolls qq who?
Posted: October 2002


Sue
Query: Am researching the Cherokee Horton and Wilson lines from the Scott, Barnhill and Grayson Co.,Ky areas. Sue in Mo.
Posted: October 2002


Pam
Query: I was told that on my mom's mothers side of family that there was a roll number. I do not know how to find it or what I am looking for. I need help in this area. This is the information I have. My grandmothers name is Jessie Mondrene Ramsey born: Nov.18,1919 her parents: George Franklin Ramsey born: May 8,1890 married Eva Lena Henderson born: April 14,1893, Married: July 10,1910. George's parents were: Thomas Jefferson Ramsey Born: Sept.7,1862 Married: Pernacy Caroline Sullivan Born: Jan.9,1866. Thomas's parents were: William Givens Ramsey Born: Nov.14,1872 Married Perlina Williams. I believe this last part is right. Would appreciate all the help I can get. I am Cherokee and Choctaw, but just dont know how much.
Posted: October 2002


Lorna
Query: I am looking for information on my great-great-Grandmother. I have been told she was part of the Trail of Tears, but later married outside the tribe. The name I have found is Eliza Dunn she married a George Kettner. There daughter Daisy was my great-grandmother. I would appreciate any information.
Posted: October 2002


Lori Ann Caswell
Query: Need to find ancestors fast my greatgrandma is Ann Caswell on grandpas side grandpas is Clerance Glen Caswell married to Estalee Alexander in 1920's. Clerance had brother Chock Caswell they were full blooded Chocktaw need to know there parents and them before them and any more you might know.
Posted: October 2002


Cheryl Webb
Query: I am looking for any information on my great-great grandparents, George Washington Graham, Mary E. Graham. Also on my great-grandmother Lula or Lulu Crabtree. They lived in Ohio. They were born around 1845(?). My g-g-grandmother was Cherokee. I am looking for information that will establish this.
Posted: October 2002


Amy Tilley/Trena Willoughby
Query: I need to get in contact with Trena Willoughby, she has a query posted here but her email address doesn't work! Can anyone tell me how to get in contact with her?
Posted: October 2002


Stephen H. Southerland
Query: Elisha Southerland born 1822 married Dovie Brown born 1822 in western NC probably of cherokee origin, married around 1840/1841 in Nc, both say on 1850 census from Polk county TN they were both born in NC, census taker also spelled Elisha as Sutherland, but all other census and records spell as Southerland, need to know NC connection and/or cherokee connection.
Posted: October 2002


Emily Haire
Query: I am trying despertely to find information about my greatgrandmother. I really know nothing except she was suppose to be a cherokee indian and I believe her name to be Nancy? She married James Digby (I believe) and had a son named Martin Van Buren Digby. I know that is not much to go on but if anyone has any sugesstions Please help.
Posted: October 2002


Celia Sanders Ward
Query: I am seeking info. on my grandfather Jesse Wilson Sanders. He was part cherokee/choctaw. I know that he appled for a roll number with the choctaw nation while living around Terral,I.T. My father was Bynum Luther Sanders. He also had a roll number. I can find neither of them. Could I please get some help? I need this for medical reasons. Thank you.
Posted: October 2002


William Enix
Query: Looking for info regarding the life of Rachael Thomas, a Cherokee woman that married John Parks. Their children were Lucy, Jaelie, Bertha, Julie, and Rosa Elizabeth, my grandmother. Most of my immediate relatives know very little about the Indian side of my ancestry. Please help if you can. Thank you.
Posted: October 2002


David G. Henry
Query: I am looking for family history within cherokee nation on my father, and grandfather. My fathers name was Joseph Glenn Henry (AKA. Winford Glenn Henry. I believe he was born in Tupolo, Mississippi. His mother was from the choctwa reservation there. My grandfathers name is Columbas Royal Henry who everyone called "Grampa Jack". I believe he came from Telequa, OK. My father abondoned my family, mother Carol Lee Moore (Henry) around 1971-72 from the Decatur, IL. area. Any helpt finding my father or grandfather would be welcomed. Grandpa Jack is Cherokee. My father is Cherokee/Choctaw mix.
Posted: October 2002


Carolyn Hollis Phillips
Query: Looking for information on Reuben Hollis, DOB:1862 in N. Carolina has roots from Scotland, Cherokee descent any info would be appreciated He died in Louisiana in 1942. I think heritage was not revealed.
Posted: October 2002


Gloria M. Dragoo
Query: Seeking proof of Indian heritage possibly through three different surnames. JOLLEY/JOLLY, DOUGHERTY and/or BAILEY. Can anyone give me advise as to how I can find these surnames, to prove which one has the Indian connection? Thank you for your time, a precious gift.
Posted: October 2002


Jacob Blystone
Query: Hello, I would like to ask you for help in finding out if I have any Indian ancestry. If I have at least 1/16th then I'm eligible for a scholarship. I'm told that my Great-Great-Grand Mother was Indian. She married my Great-Grand Father's dad whose name was James Ramsey. I do not know her name. We come from Nashville, TN. If there is any way you could help me please let me know.
Posted: October 2002


Bill Enix
Query: Any record of a Cherokee woman marrying into the Parks family around the turn of the century? This would have been in eastern Tennessee. She was my great-grandmother. Her children were Jaley, Arthur, and Rosa Elizabeth, my grandmother.
Posted: October 2002


Niakeia
Query: William Aaron Finley (1886-1973)Cherokee or Chickasaw married Mamie Finley (Choctaw) who died in 1917. One child: Jennie Lee Finley (1917-1952). Parents: Thomas Findley and Jennie Lewis. They were from Gaston Alabama, or Bessemer Alabama. Any leads?
Posted: October 2002


Dawn Miller
Query: Query for my father: I have a document dated 1907 from my great-great grandmother, "Missouri Bazzell" applying with the Court of Claims for evidence of identity with the Eastern Cherokees. Her mother's name was Emeline Spain, her father, William Bridges. There are two notes written to the side: "1901 went to Okla Ind. Nations" and "tribes within the nations." Can anyone please give me information about this family so that my father may register?
Posted: October 2002


Joanne
Query: From the Kern-Clifton Roll of 1897, I'm looking for any leads on #104 Morris/Price and #105 Morris/Adams.
Posted: October 2002


Bonnie Mulenex
Query: Information needed on Annie Quals. Any help would be much appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Yvonda Reed
Query: Looking for Campbell Long family info to see if any of them have a role number.
Posted: October 2002


Richard Downs
Query: Looking for information on Martha Jane Carroll (sp). She was from Wes Texas and was told to be full-blood. She married a man named Musick and one of their sons was Ernest Lee. Ernest was born in 1900 and died in 1950.
Posted: October 2002


Lisa Hogan
Query: I wanted to know which people were listed on the rolls with the surname Padget.
Posted: October 2002


Sara Holmes
Query: I am interested in the name Barcliff. It is my mother's name. We are a part of the Eastern Band of Cherokee. I have just had a son and I want him to know his history. Our ancestors are from Ahoskie and Elizabeth City, NC.
Posted: October 2002


Sue Price
Query: I have found info regarding my 5th great grandfather, it says that he was a Cheroke Chieftan named Big Eagle and that he had one child named Honeysuckle and she had 0ne child named William Prince born about 1788 in Candy`s Creek McMiniville Co. Tennesee. I cant seem to find anymore info and Im very new at this type of research. I have only found info going back to the 1800`s. Can you help me please?
Posted: October 2002


Carla Henson
Query: I am looking for any information I can find about my father's side of my family. His name was Calvin Ivan Pope, My grandmother's name was Dolly Marie Harris (she was full blood Cherokee) My father was born in Oklahoma and lived on the indian reservation. He had 2 brothers, Harvey, and Darrel, and several sisters, Betty, Elitha, Norma, and Janie (that's all I can remember about his sisters.) My dad was born May 27, 1933 and died July 15, 1994. My grandmother married William Pope (my grandfather) then after his death, she married Charlie Murphy. I think my great grandmother was Cora Mae Harris (not sure). Any information would be very much appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Minia Roth
Query: My query is a shot in the dark but I thought I'd try anyways. There is a family story about a baby that was from a Cherokee family. Around or just before the Trail of Tears, a female ancestor of mine in Georgia went down to a river or creek some where in the state and met two Cherokee women who gave a baby to her. This baby grew up in the family and became a part of us. I think the baby was a boy. Apparently, the women had to give the baby up so it wouldn't be killed or die in some way. If they were embarking on the Trail of Tears then the women may have been aware of the hardships that lay ahead and thought the child could die enroute. This story has been passed around the family for several generations. I don't have any other details, unfortunately. My questions are: Are there many stories like this where children were given up around that time period? Are there stories of this sort recorded somewhere that I can research? Am I looking for a needle in a haystack? If you have any ideas of where I could start to ask more questions, I would greatly appreciate it. I would imagine that the two women I spoke of ended up in Oaklahoma (?) if they survived the sad journey. Please advise at your next convenience.
Posted: October 2002


Elizabeth Weihert
Query: I was talking to a guy I know and he asked me to find out, what the Running Wolf clan stands for and what it did within the nation. So if anyone could help me with this answer, I would much appreciate it.
Posted: October 2002


Farris Murray
Query: I am seekin any information on my great grandmother on my father's side, Mary Murray, Cherokee Indian slave, owner surname Williams or Williamson, city of Sumter in Sumter County, SC. late 1800's. One known son, Weston Murray, born in December 1866. Mary died during child birth of Weston. Mary may have had other children prior to Weston.
Posted: October 2002


Doris Shackelford
Query: Trying to find information about Elizabeth Feathers b. abt. 1725 in Wilkes Co. NC-married Richard Parsons abt.1744 in VA-they had (8) children: Lydia, Hanna, Agnes, George, Joseph, Samuel, William. If anyone could shed some light on the Feathers family it would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Kaye Brown
Query: The name I am researching is Poole. My great grandmother was Alice Poole, she had a twin brother Henry Poole. They were born in Alexander County Ill on 02/20/1878. Their father was Henry Wahington Poole. I would appreciate any info.
Posted: October 2002


Rhonda Stevens
Query: William Hicks m. Elizabeth Lunsford(this is supposed to be in the Cherokee rolls) this is one line of my family. William Ross Jr. m. Ma Ha La Cunningham (wM. brother to John Ross) a chief of one on the bands when trail of tears happened. this is another side of my family. How do you document these things or find the books I have heard about. I am new to Cherokee geneology.
Posted: October 2002


Aunt Crazy
Query: Searching for parents of America Virginia McCllister, possibly with Va ties. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: October 2002


Rene' Comer
Query: I'm trying to find a tangible link to my cherokee and choctaw heritage. My grandmother was Etta Bernice Smith Bagwell, born in 1926 in Oklahoma and my maternal grandfather was Marion Verdell Bagwell, Sr. born in Arkansas. Can someone help me?
Posted: October 2002


Barbara Head Ward
Query: My gr gr grandmother was Mary (Polly) Dial, married Joseph Head in Surry Co NC in 1819. Joseph's brother, Isaac, married Jane Dial in Surry Co NC in 1821. Have been told Jane was Cherokee, and would like help in determining if the two Dial girls were sisters. Also, would really appreciate knowing the parents' names. Have much information to share on Heads.
Posted: October 2002


Donna Barnes
Query: Barnes/Stuart/Stewart: My Husbands grandfather was John Barnes. He married an Annie Stewart/Stuart whom was a full blooded Cherokee in Georgia. They had 13 children. They migrated from Georgia to ohio and then to Buffalo, New York. Does any of this soung familiar to any one? We have no clue on any relatives from Annies side.
Posted: October 2002


Danny Alton
Query: In searching my ancestry I find some Cherokee lineage. Looking for any info on Chief Doublehead and Cornbloosom. My connection Cornbloosom married George Jacob Troxell (Big Jake) their dau. Elizabeth "Betsy" Troxell m. James William Vaughn their dau. Mary "Polly" Vaughn m. William Gregory their dau. Nancy Gregory m. John H. Alton who is my ggggrandfather. Also any info on John H. Alton will be greatly appreciated. I can't find his parents or beyond.
Posted: October 2002


Keith Alan Artley
Query: My fathers name is John William Artley, his father was William Artley my father told me that we were related to Stan Watie, he was said to be the only Cherokee to serve as a general, although I don't think this is the best thing for a native to do, I would still like to know if we were really relateted. If you could help I would really appreciate it.
Posted: October 2002


Susan Ingram
Query: We are looking for our grandparents ancestors. My great grandfather name was Henry Richard Norton, he was supose to be Cherokee, and our great grandmother name was Caroline Evans, and she may have been Choctaw.
Posted: October 2002


Kim Malony
Query: I am trying to find out if my greatgrandmother was a cherokee? I do not know her name however, my grandfathers name was Harry Harper and was born and grew up in the Marion-Harrisburg area in Williamson or Saline county, Ill.
Posted: October 2002


Jeff Edmister
Query: Geer Wikliff (greatgrandmothers'name).
Posted: October 2002


Essalona Keller
Query: As you can see I have an unusual first name. I have been trying to establish its cultural orgin. I have found it at least 3 more times back in my own family tree, but no where else. The earliest lady to name her child Essalona I can find was Arminta Sizemore b1835. This has been my dead end. I can't find her parents. There are some Sizemores listed in Floyd Co. Ky in the 1830's, most of which have notes that they were of cherokee decent, however none of them have a daughter named Arminta. I have also checked some Cherokee sights and can not find any one named Essalona. If any one has info on Arminta Sizemore from Floyd Co Ky or just knows if Essalona (alt spelling Eselona) even sounds like Cherokee please let me know.
Posted: October 2002


Eva Howe
Query: I am looking for my great-great Grandfather. Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. Known as Redeye. My Father's side. His name is Robert Vandyne. His father was Edward Van Dine and his mother was Eva Mary Creviston. On my mother's side there is a possiblility of native roots that they are keeping hushed, since I am adopted. Her name is Rosa Haley, her mother is Lessie Hanshew and father she won't tell me about. I'm 52 years old and still don't know who I am. Please help.
Posted: October 2002


Lisa Lee
Query: My great grandma was Sarah Whitehorn she went by the nickname sallie it was even on her tombstone. Family legend has it she was the daughter or grandaughter of Chief Band Jno Mosier Whitehorn. My question is how do i find out ? Where can i find his lineage at?
Posted: October 2002


Donna Smith
Query: Would like to find lineage to the Cherokee side of my family. My granfather was Bertie Edgar Hanks. His father was Johesph or Joseph Richard Hanks. Bert was born 1-15-1890 died 7-18-1953 at Crowell Tex. Joseph was born 6-20-1866 in Gainsville Tex died 4-13-1936 in Crowell Tex. He was married to Elizabeth Ann Whitley, born 4-10-1866 in TN died 5-1906 in Loco Okla. They had 4 living children Amanda Tempie Hanks born 7-21-1887 William Hiram Streeter Hanks born either 9-8-1888 or 11-4-1888 Bertie Edgar Hanks 1-15-1890 Olive Ellen Hanks 12-28-1900. Can any one help me?
Posted: October 2002


Julie Smithwick
Query: I have been trying to trace my NA roots, and consulting family doesn't seem to help. All there is is just rumor and I need proof. Lydia C. Fuller,b. Mar. 1839,d. 1930, Ophir, CA., is reported to be half Cherokee. Her Father, Joseph William Fuller,b. Apr. 1812, d.Aug. 1901, married, Minerva Howe, b. Jul. 1820, d. Feb. 1908. I have a picture of them and a picture of Lydia. Lydia has strong NA features, but her parents do not. Can someone please help me prove or disprove this rumor? On my other line, I have Iriqouis, but first things first.
Posted: October 2002


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