May 2007 Genealogy Queries

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Lawson
Query: I am looking for information on a Blacksaw Lawson and Chief Standingdeer they were from va. or n.c. 1756-1850 should be related to a Drewery Lawson.
Posted: May 2007


Darlylne Hartman
Query: Any information about my great grandmother, LEONA SCHRIMSHER HANSON of IONA, ARK. will be appreciated.
Posted: May 2007


Susanna
Query: Hello, I am seeking information about my great grandmother named Mary (or Marie) F. Hicks. I've found a Mary Hicks on the Dawes Rolls but how can I know if she's the right one? What year is the age based on? It roughly seems about right for when she married. Is there a way to verify a birth date? Here is what I have: Listed in "Cherokees By Blood" section, p315 in the Dawes Final Rolls: Mary Hicks, age 12, full-blood, card#6069, roll#28247, misc: "Salina", type BB, with possible siblings under same card#6069 Ada (14F, roll#28248) and Josiah (9M, roll#28249).

OTHER: birthdate 11/27/1883. Mother's maiden name: Berry Father's last name: Hicks born in Texas, married in Clovis, NM, on 2/14/16 to Otto W. Bobo; died in San Bernardino, CA on 8/11/1940 at age 56.

Sure would appreciate help! How do I verify it's the right Mary Hicks?
Posted: May 2007


Joe Pippen
Query: To update email searching for Cicero Sweatt and Martha Jane Crossley. Also I was recently told that my grandmother on my fathers side was osage. Her father and grandmother were George Washington Curry and Mary Catherine Phillips Curry. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: May 2007


Leesa
Query: I am looking for information on the name Venters, Whitefield, Crutchfield and Whiteaker. My family comes from the bootheel of mo. My grandfather told me about how my gggmother recieved reservation papers and burned them in the fire. I guess they change their name from Whitefield to Crutchfield. Any information on these names would be deeply appreciated.
Posted: May 2007


Sheila Wilber
Query: I am looking for any info on Riley McDonald Honeycutt. He was born in Overton co. Tennessee around 1889 or later. He was supposed to be part Cherokee.
Posted: May 2007


C. Young
Query: My paternal grandfather was buried near Pensacola, Florida 1962. His wife, Ellen, was part Indian (not sure Cherokee or Creek. She had a large shell inbedded in the grave. What would the meaning of this be in Indian Lore. I loved Ellen so very much. Wonderful,kind, giving. granddaughter of Hubbard Henderson.
Posted: May 2007


Jean Snodgrass
Query: I am looking for any info on the BERRY/SMITH families of Taylor, Adair, and any neighboring counties in KY. My paternal great grandmother was reported to be 1/2 Cherokee Indian. Am trying to find out which parent was full blooded Cherokee. Her name was Louisa(Lou)Berry born in 1848 and died in 1941. I have a John Berry shown in Taylor County, KY in the early 1800's. Have found he had a brother named Andrew. John Berry married Louisa Eades, then later Hannah Shively. I believe this Louisa Eades is Lou Berry's mother but am not sure. Louisa(Lou)Berry married Josiah Smith. He was born in 1845 and died in 1927. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Posted: May 2007


Stephanie Eaton
Query: I am searching for my great great grandmother who is said to be of Cherokee descent. I know her name was Laura and she was born in 1868 in Missouri. Her parents were both from Kentucky. She married John MCKEEN from Illinois and had at least 2 children, Jed (1888) and Ella (1885). This is all I have to go on so far. I'm looking for Laura's maiden name and the names of her parents.
Posted: May 2007


Renee
Query: My great great grandmother was born Tennie Josephine COGDILL on 10Nov1875 in Bell Buckle, Bedford Co., Tennessee. Her father was Zachry Taylor COGDILL but there is no listing of who Tennie's mother was. He remarried on 29Oct1884 to Mary Emma Powell and moved to Texas. I am looking for Tennie and Cora V COGDILL's mothers name and any information about her. We are trying to trace our Cherokee blood line and believe she was Cherokee. Here is some information I received from tngenweb. (b. 25 Sept 1847 Spring Creek, Buncombe County, North Carolina. (Spring Creek is now part of Madison County, N.C.) This is just north of Asheville, N.C. The information I have says Z.T. COGDILL married in Charlotte, N.C.)
Posted: May 2007


Ruth Thompson
Query: I'm trying to get proof of my indian heritage. Samuel Estep married Susanna Terry Sept. 8, 1813. She was the daughter of Miles Terry Hannah (Horton) Terry. She was born in Botetourt Co., Va. She was suppose to be a Cherokee Indian. They were also suppose to be related to Chief John Ross. Would love to know more about my heritage and be able to prove it. I think it is something to be very proud of and to pass along to generations to come.
Posted: May 2007


Eileen Weston
Query: My great-grandmother's name was Eddie CALDWELL, we believe she was part Cherokee. Her birthdate is around 1877, she died young in 1900. She married Joseph Thomas WESTON, maybe in 1893. She had two sons Ollie Lee 5 and Dallas Lester 1 when she died. It is believed that they met and married in the Wewoka Oklahoma area. Her mothers name was Francis REYNOLDS(?) and her father was Joe CALDWELL(?) Is there any information out there with a CALDWELL family that knows any of these three, or the WESTON family that lived around Wewoka.
Posted: May 2007


Anita Stanhope
Query: Information on Linnie Peters, may be Melinda Peters born around 1810 in Georgia. Do not know maiden name. Lived in the Monroe County general area. When a widow, she lived with son, William Peters and family as seen on the census.
Posted: May 2007


Darlene Steele
Query: My gg grandmother is said to have been Cherokee. I have a copy of a picture, and she does have Native American features. Many descendents including myself have searched for her parents and siblings for years, but with no luck. Her name was Rutha. She was born in 1817 somewhere in Tennessee. Rutha married my gg grandfather Elias Craft in Morgan County, Alabama in 1835. The Craft family lived in Monroe County, Tennessee before moving to Alabama. Census records show that Rutha was a weaver by trade, and that she could read and write. Rutha and Elias had several children with two sons named John Jasper and Joseph Craft. Rutha and Elias' marriage license shows McMinis or Minis as her maiden name. There were no McMinis living in the state of Alabama during the time period in which Rutha and Elias married. Rutha and Elias' oldest daughter's death certificate has McNeese as Rutha's maiden name while other siblings have their mother's maiden name as unknown. This is an age old mystery that no one up until this time has been able to solve. We have tried different variations for the spelling of McMinis, and that has gotten us no where. Many of Rutha's descendents have speculated on what the reason is that no one has been able to find her parents or siblings, but that is merely speculation. Any information would be helpful.
Posted: May 2007


Amy
Query: I am looking for anyone who reconizes these names: Darcus Fox, Peggie Fox, Swimmer Fox and James Swimmer. They presumably were from North Carolina.
Posted: May 2007


Joe Pippen
Query: Just updating my email address. Interested in Cicero Sweatts lineage also George Washington Curry and Mary Catherine Curry. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: May 2007


Michelle
Query: We have been told all of our lives that our Grandmother on our fathers side is full blooded Cherokee. The only information I have is she married a man last name of Fowler and they had a son (the only child I know about) Oct. 2 approx 1943-1947. It isn't much information but it would be great to find something out!
Posted: May 2007


Pat Kirkendall Eland
Query: I am the granddaughter of Essie Harper and Matt Kirkendall, Essie Harper was in in Greene co. and Marion co. Arkansas and is of Cherokee Indian descent. Related to Underhill and Nall families. Would like more information on her parents and grand parents.
Posted: May 2007


Ann Thompson Waller
Query: I am descended from William VAUGHN and his wife, Hannah HOUSE VAUGHN of South Carolina and later Georgia.(1790-1874)Their daughter, Nancy Jane VAUGHN was married to John Dial THOMPSON. (1828-1921)Our family tradition says Nancy Jane's grandmother was Cherokee and the family records list her as Mollie (Millie) Running Wolf Sequoyah also known as (Amelia WESTMORELAND/HOUSE) We have been unable to verify the Indian connection of our family. I do know that when John Dial's son, Thomas Almon THOMPSON,(1857-1937)tried to get on the Dawes Roll, his mother, Nancy Jane VAUGHN THOMPSON refused to cooperate, said she had destroyed her papers as it was dangerous to be an Indian, etc. She said some of her relatives had been on the Trail of Tears. Our family records show Thomas Almon as part Cherokee. Any nformation on the HOUSE/VAUGHN/THOMPSON Indian connection would be appreciated.
Posted: May 2007


Peggy Padilla
Query: Looking for any info on a Serril Williams, early 1800's in Macon Co. NC. Also Thomas Jefferson Williams aka "indian tom or tommyhawk" born 1809, Ducktown, Tenn. Lived in Macon co. late 1800's.
Posted: May 2007


Valencia Christian Weyrough
Query: Looking for geneology for Sowder Goodbread Singletary of Florida and Texas in the 1800's Died in Shawnee Oklahoma.
Posted: May 2007


Erma Goudeau
Query: Trying to find my Indian ancestors. The surname is Lofton the given name is Charley and his nephew given name is Willie or Will.
Posted: May 2007


Lori Reese
Query: I am looking for the Cherokee connection to my family that was told to me by my grandmother. Mary Ann FERREL, daughter of Shelby FERREL and mother unknown was born 02 Oct 1836 in Ohio. She died 17 Dec 1911 in Marion County Iowa. She married Moses HEDRICK in 1854. I have no other info about the FERREL family and would appreciate any help that anyone may be able to give.
Posted: May 2007


Sueann
Query: I am searching for ancestors on both sides of my tree. My fathers last name is Sheets and my mothers maiden name is Goodnight. My great grandfathers name was James Sheets. My grandfathers name was Delbert Sheets (Delbert's wifes name was Myrtle Vaughn). I am told that there are some Cherokee on both sides. But not certain where, because my information is limited. If anyone has any information on either Goodnight's or Sheets please share.
Posted: May 2007


Peggy Padilla
Query: I am trying to do research on my great grandfather, Thomas Williams,aka Indian Tom or Tommyhawk. He was born in Ducktown, Tenn. on Nov 5, 1809 and died Oct.11, 1895.His mother was part Cherokee. He was known to live in the area around Ellijay, NC. Info greatly appreciated!
Posted: May 2007


Kathleen Gordon Vargas
Query: My grandmother was Emma Bell Reece b. 1901. I am searching for the Cummings side of my family Cherokees. My great grandmother was Betsy Cummings married Richard Reece. I dont have there birth dates. They are buried at Proctor Okla. cemetrey. I dont have birth dates.
Posted: May 2007


EJ Thompson
Query: I am searching for my husbands family. We know the Thompsons were na, I think they are Blackfoot, but his grandmother said she was Cherokee. Her father was J.M. (Jim) BARKSDALE and he married Eugenia BRUMLEY. The Thompson line is William A. THOMPSON. He also has na on his mothers side these names are Charley BOUTWELL and William H. BRADDY (BRADY) who married Maggie A. GRIFFIN. As far as we know all of his relatives are from south Georgia. If you know any of these names please e-mail me.
Posted: May 2007


Lewis Shackelford
Query: My grandmother was Minnie Davis supposed to be Cherokee her father was Berle Davis mothers name unknown. Married Wm. Marion Shackelford 1893 Lafayette county Mo.
Posted: May 2007


Ben Wiseman Boswell
Query: I have been told that my great grandmother on the Boswell side was half Cherokee. Granny died in the mid 50 at 99 years old. My mother's mother was quarter Cherokee and died at child birth in the 30. She was a Wiseman. All the families are in lower middle Tennessee in Franklin County. Please help me.
Posted: May 2007


Elaine Truly Marusak
Query: I understand my great grand-mother was a full blood Cherokee Indian. She was born in Kaufman, Texas and went by Anna Fox on my grand-father's birth certificate. My Daddy told me her Indian name was Anna Maria Cynthia White Fox. Anna Fox married Capt. William Pinkney Truly and lived in Eastland, Texas. The Truly family geneology names her as Nancy Annabelle Fox. I would appreciate any information available on my ancestor.
Posted: May 2007


Darlene Steele
Query: My gg grandmother's name was Rutha McMinis. She was born in 1817 in Tennessee. She married my gg grandfather Elias Craft in 1835 in Morgan County, Alabama. The Craft family lived in Monroe County, Tennesse before moving to Alabama. Before that the Crafts lived in Darlington, South Carolina. Rutha is said to have been full-blooded Cherokee. I have a picture of her and she does in fact look Native American. No one has uncovered whom her parents or siblings were. There is speculation that her surname may have been Means instead of McMinis. Joseph and Mary Ann McMenis/Means married Alford siblings in Morgan County, Alabama. I haven't found out who their parents were and wonder if Rutha could possibly have been their sibling. I would appreciate any information.
Posted: May 2007


David Alpodoca Lucero
Query: I was just wondering if my what my name means (Alpodoca) I'm not even sure it's spelled right but I guess it's my father's name as well. I've never met him. My mom moved to Ohio when I was a baby so I don't remeber any of my native american family. Please help me find them.
Posted: May 2007


Catherin Burr
Query: I am looking for information on my gg-grandmother, "Cato" ALLEN, mother of July Ann WILEY MULLICAN (also known as Julie or Julia), b. June 1860. Cato Allen married a man surnamed WILEY. Cato was born about 1840 in Arkansas, perhaps in Pope County where her daughter lived most of her life, and where there were Wileys who owned land. Family lore states she was part Cherokee.
Posted: May 2007


Chris Sparks
Query: Looking for a Sarah Morgan b.1755 in Cherokee Reserva, GA. Buried Caesars Creek MM, Clinton Co, OH. She married Joel Sanders Jr. Their daughter Barbara married a Samuel Whitson.
Posted: May 2007


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