January 2013 Genealogy Queries

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Angela
Query: I am related to Samuel ST. CLAIR CASEY who has been stated that back a few generations the great grandparents mother was an indian princess stolen off the reservation and would be interested to find out her name.
Posted: January 2013


Lisa Cunningham
Query: My paternal 3rd-great grandmother was Destimony RAIL (sp?) and was born in Tennessee on Sept 25, 1815. She married James BRITTON on Sept. 22, 1836 and lived in Jefferson County, Tennessee. They had 10 children. She died on Jan. 1, 1873 and is buried in Louisville, Clay County, Illinois. Her son, Andrew Boston BRITTON, married Caroline KENLEY and their daughter, Armina BRITTON, married a CUNNINGHAM. They had a son, Lawrence Raymond CUNNINGHAM who is my grandfather. We have been told that Destimony was a full-blooded Cherokee. We are trying to confirm that.
Posted: January 2013


Shannon Sprague
Query: Trying to find Richard Riley PATTERSON my great great grandfather. told he was full blood Cherokee.
Posted: January 2013


Anita
Query: I am looking for information on Byrd SHELTON. I believe he was Cherokee Indian. His daughter was Mattie SHELTON RIGNEY. I know Mattie lived in Casey Co. Kentucky when she died.
Posted: January 2013


Howard Brian Norwoood
Query: Wondering what percentage of Cherokee heritage I am. My Grandfather (Earl BENHAM) had a tribal card. My Mother does also...her name would have been Thelma BENHAM or Thelma NORWOOD. Can you help?
Posted: January 2013


Dawn
Query: I am trying to find info on my great grandmother Martha Cordelia SHOOK. I was told she was either Cherokee or Blackfeet and was full blooded. She married James Martin BENTLEY and moved to Norton, VA. I cannot find any info. Please let me know if you have any
Posted: January 2013


Ross Nutt
Query: I am looking for information on Chief OLD DUCK and a possible connection to YOUNG DUCK line. My ggg grandfather was Timothy DUCK and his father was William David DUCK 1778, NC. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: January 2013


Jerry Wright
Query: Looking for William James WRIGHT b. 1823 and Edward PEARCE b. 1822. Family oral history states that Wm. may have been on trail of tears. He came to Burnside Pa before 1860 with two children Porter WRIGHT b. 1842 and Sharp WRIGHT b. 1844 from Alabama, without first wife Rebecca SHARP. No info for Edward PEARCE who also came to Burnside Pa before 1860.
Posted: January 2013


Chris Walraven Aker
Query: Looking to see if Nancy Elizabeth MCCALISTER born 1786 in South Carolina died 1865 in Gordon GA. is Cherokee Indian.
Posted: January 2013


Arliene
Query: I found out that my grandmother was 1/8 Cherokee. What percentage Cherokee would that make me? Thank you in advance.
Posted: January 2013


Allen
Query: Anedotal infromation and old family pictures regarding Cherokee background. Want stronger evidence. Mother's paternal grandmother that she never met was Lula HOWELL born 1887, Arkansas, Lula's; parents were from Georgia father was born 1848 and mother 1862 possibly Oglethorpe County. Have pictures showing strong Native American presence. Mother's maternal great grandmother died before her birth; N. CUMBY/CUMBY, possible first name Nekia, Nettie, Nidi. My great grandmother said her mom was full- blood Cherokee who married an Irish railroad track builder both died young as no known death records. Reportedly, my Great Grand born in Northern Louisiana- she lived in LA as a mature adult and I grew up in CT so lost great opportunities for info- and married great granddad African American before 1900 in Louisiana and she was likely 14 or 15. My father's people are descendant's of Linn BOYD a Ky US legislator, briefly speaker of the house during 1850's and elected Lt governor of KY, died 1868. He had a son by family slave, Felix BOYD, whom L BOYD freed before emancipation. As the story is told: Felix married a local full blood Cherokee woman, Martha and remained in Trigg/Christian county. In 1906 my great grandmother Betty, now in middle Tn, whom I do not remember. filed and it appears was granted compensation on the Kerwin-Miller Rolls as an Eastern Cherokee. She had a sister Mary and her decendants whom I know only from afar also carry the family resemblence. Although, we call ourselves African American, it appears we are more Native American; coroner put white as race on my grandmother's death certificate until I corrected it. Growing up other children often said I was not "all" African American because I looked "Indian". Looking for more documentations and family with stronger Cherokee ties to fill the blanks as documents were lost/destroyed or in a relatives old garage in boxes.
Posted: January 2013


Rex Riner
Query: Do any researchers on the Cherokee know of a Bio. or other document listing the family members of John BROWN who was elected Chief of the Western Cherokee in 1839. There was a problem and evidently a blood feud among the Cherokee at that time and John headed to Texas and Mexico with a group. There was a note left in a BROWN Family Bible that stated my Ancestor was the son of the Western Cherokee Chief mentioned above. I am trying to confirm what is in the Bible note or reject it. My Ancestor was married to Elnora VANCLEVE and is listed on an 1860 Texas Census. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: January 2013


Carol White Clayton
Query: Need info. on town Chief WHITEPATH of Turnip Town, Georgia. Near Ellijay, Georgia. Need his wife's name, her clan name. Their childrens names, or anything you have. WHITEPATH died in ky. on the trail of tears in 1839. Also need connection between the whites in al. and georgia. Who william WHITE is. Perhaps son or grandson.
Posted: January 2013


Donna
Query: I am looking for information on John Jefferson DAVIS and his father Ira Joseph DAVIS. John was born in MO in 1870. We know they were Cherokee but have not been able to find a roll number. Does anyone have any suggestions that may help?
Posted: January 2013


Laura Johnston
Query: I am looking for information on my x2 great grandma. Her name was Sara Elizabeth Abbott and was supposedly full blooded Cherokee adopted in Georgia. Her birthday was 8/21/1851 (Georgia) and she died 6/26/1926 in Oklahoma. She was married to "Berry Dofford" who was born 1818 in South Carolina and died in Waco, TX. It seems as though he was quite a bit older than her and I would really appreciate any information that anyone might have.
Posted: January 2013


Sleepyjim
Query: I am looking for my relations, James Miller born Jul 1898 Ky., died Oct 1928 Ky., married Marie Gertrude SCHMITZ (Germany). S/o Ruben MILLER b Oct 1877 Ky. D May 1959 Ky, married Della "Dolly" Unk b Jul 1877 Ky, D May 1959 Ky. S/o Mason MILLER b Dec 1836 Ky, D Mar 1922 Ky. Married Nellie NEACE. S/o Andrew MILLER b 1799? D Jan 1870 Ky.
Posted: January 2013


Elizabeth Edmonds
Query: Husband's grandmother: Minnie Viola FREEZE (possibly CARTER) and grandfather: Frances Mahlon LAKE, married 12/24/1910. Born 1885 and 1884. Positive of Minnie's full Cherokee heritage. Not sure about F.M. LAKE. What can you tell me?
Posted: January 2013


Calvin Sizemore
Query: How do I find the relationship between the SIZEMORE Family name and the Cherokee Nation.
Posted: January 2013


Lawanna Hays
Query: I am trying to trace my Cherokee heritage on both sides of my family. I have been told that both of my great great grandmothers on both sides of the family were full blood Cherokee Indian. My mother is Lena Darlene HASS (HAYS) my mother has many siblings and her mother was Nellie Evelyn ADAIR. My great great grandfather on my mothers side of the family was William Edward ADAIR and his father was Benjamin Pinkney ADAIR and mother was Mary E JINKS. We do not have a lot of information on this Mary E JINKS except she was born around 1833. This is my mothers family. I need more information on Mary JINKS if anyone has any and Benjamin Pinkney ADAIR too if you have it. We are trying to trace the ADAIR side of the family to track our heritage. I want to know where my family came from and what their lives were like back then. If anyone has any information pertaining to my relatives that will point me in the right direction I would appreciate the help.
Posted: January 2013


Anita
Query: I am looking for information related to Nancy Jane (Nannie) SEAVERS, Cherokee, who married John Turner SHARP, in Smithland County, KY. Resided and buried in Ledbetter KY. Children; Lula Mae, Elmer, Shirley Edward, Glenn Odell, Wilde Pearl.
Posted: January 2013


Jerald Cumbus
Query: John RILEY CUMBUS (1831-1903). My ancestor shows up on a farm with an unrelated elderly couple in the 1850 census. He doesn't appear in any records before then. It is clear from later census records that he was illiterate, so the spelling of the last name was most likely arbitrary. It could be COMBS, COMBES, CUMBIS, CUMBA, COOMBES, or some other variation. Due to the timing and the dead end that I have reached with my direct ancestor, it may be that he was a half-breed child who may have escaped the removal. From our y-DNA testing, we know that at least the male line is European. With RILEY and COOMBES being roll names, I can't help but wonder if he could have Cherokee, or other civilized tribe lineage.
Posted: January 2013


David Todd
Query: Father was born in madison kentucky 1937 ? Name: Delbert Wayne TODD grandmother was called grandma JONES. My father has the characteristics of black hair even to this day. He said his grandmother had ties to "the Black Feet Cherokee"? dont know if any such tribe existed but that is what he told me.
Posted: January 2013


Mike Baird
Query: I am looking for supporting information regarding my great, great great grandmother, Susan Clark HEWETT. Born in 1815 in South Carolina. She was supposed a Cherokee girl who was adopted by a white family named CLARK. She lived for many years in Georgia with her husband, had 9 children and eventually moved to Texas where she died in 1890.
Posted: January 2013


Addie P. Glasgow
Query: I am looking for a John W. JONES (Indian BB- who married a "Martha" -can't find her maiden name. John W. JONES b. 1784-5 VA and Martha born abt. 1760 VA married in probably VA or TN on way to Alabama where they lived till they died. Anyone know of anything related to this couple- please email me and let me know something. My Grandmother always told me her father- James W. JONES had Native American Blood. She has been deceased for quite a while and I want to believe her.
Posted: January 2013


Rhonda Galbreath Pitts
Query: I'm looking. For any info linking these surnames as cherokee Indian. I have been told my entire life that there is cherokee on both sides of my grandparents in knower, oconee county South Carolina. Doing research I found my husbands last name listed also. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: January 2013


Mary (Fink) Roudebush
Query: NORRIS, Abner of Tenn. married to Elizabeth "Queenie" LOWE, this is suppose to be my great grandfather & great grandmother. ONE of their son(s) NORRIS, John married to Elizabeth Belle KEYES; their children: Lorene NORRIS/FINK; Willene NORRIS & Henry James NORRIS (I called him uncle Jim, so not sure his nams is above or James Henry). My sister Lorene FINK has said she is on the rolls as our blod line Cherokee Indian. Is there a way to find out percentage of the Cherokee blood line I am. Sister doesn't want to share the information she has. So I'm looking for help from you services if this is possible. Thank You for taking time to read this and helping me if possible. God Bless you and everyone involved in this web site. I totally enjoy All Things Cherokee web site. Gives me alot of information. I have deep feelings that there some kind of native american in me because of the things that comes out in creative & been told I've been a native american in past life. There has to be reasons why I feel the way I do. Can you help?
Posted: January 2013


Dale
Query: My great grandmother full-blooded Cherokee, spoke of grandfather Chief WHITECLOUD, her english name is Jessie Gertrude.
Posted: January 2013


Terry Davis
Query: I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather's mother. She was reputed to have been full blooded Cherokee, and married a man named William DAVIS in either TN or eastern KY regions sometime before 1878 when my great-grandfather was born. The only name (Amindy sp?) I have may not be all that accurate as it was passed down to me orally by my grandparents and may be colloquilized. I have tied everything else, so even a shred of hint would be most appreciated.
Posted: January 2013


Jared Butler Kusaila
Query: I am the great grandson of mimi jo BUTLER of Kennesaw, GA. I am researching the lineage connection of Mimi b:1853 to the Cherokee. My mother told me she was pure Cherokee. I'm trying to confirm and figure my %blood.
Posted: January 2013


Jerald Cumbus
Query: John Riley CUMBUS was born in 1831 (Sep?) most likely in Georgia. He first shows in any records that I have found as a 19 year old working on a farm with an elderly couple in GA. That is the 1850 census. Having two Cherokee family names, RILEY and COOMBES (alternate spelling), I have been trying to find whether he was fostered out, or displaced during the removal and left in Georgia.
Posted: January 2013


Sam Gibson
Query: My grandmother: Ida Elizabeth Gibson HENRY
Her mother: Emma JoAlice Becknell HENRY
Her mother: Nancy RUNNING HAWK
Her mother: Sally CHEROKEE.
Posted: January 2013


Teshia
Query: I am actually looking to for any family relationship to Watson THOMPSON - I am told we are Blackfoot Cherokee and I cannot find any info on the name THOMPSON from my family ancestry. Would THOMPSON be a known surname within the Native American Tribe? Does anyone know?
Posted: January 2013


Nichole Laird
Query: I am the great-granddaughter of Dora Bell SHERROD (CARSON) she was born in the Cherokee Nation July 3,1885. Married Pryor CARSON March 3,1903 and had 3 sons-David D, Elston(Ellie) and Delbert Henery. I am looking for any information I can get.
Posted: January 2013


Christine DuBose
Query: My grandmothers name was Seleania CRITTLE. She was married to Sam JOHNSON. She lived in Louisiana. Do you have her name on your list? Also, my great grandmother was Mamie TUCKER she lived in Monroeville Alabama. Do you have her name on your lists? Mary Elizabeth DUBOSE lived in Monroeville Alabama. Lastly do you have her name on your lists?
Posted: January 2013


Susan Hertzberg
Query: My great grandmother Barbara NESTLINE was Cherokee Indian and I am looking for information on her.
Posted: January 2013


Jackie Kleser
Query: My great grandmother, Mabel GRASS, was born 1913 in what is believed Ohio. She was an amazing woman who I was told was full blooded Cherokee and was born on a reservation. I can not find any birth info or any connection to a reservation. The info my mom had was the reservation was Spring River or Spring Valley in West Virginia or Ohio. I can not find either. If you have any suggestions for me please help. I would like to find some proof so I may join my Cherokee brothers and sisters.
Posted: January 2013


Betty Sissom-Sachtleben
Query: Cherokee background. Not sure if it is HOGG; WILLIAMS; SISSOM. All from TN & SC. All ended up in Southern Illinois except Williams. SISSOM GGGrand father b. 1868 Bradyville, TN. WILLIAMS in Bradyville 1840-1880; HOGG's York Co. SC. Any suggestions appreciated.
Posted: January 2013


Toni Stamper - Fretenborough
Query: My great grandmother was Muzzy CULLEN. She supposedly had enough Cherokee to Claim land. I am also curious to know about the last name STAMPER. My father had reddish brown skin, jet black hair and blue eyes. Any Indian heritage in that last name that you may know of?
Posted: January 2013


Debby Tyler
Query: Minerva POLLY, PAULEY around 1812 in TN. Have name as POLLY on marriage certificate to James GILBERT in 1836. Any information would be great.
Posted: January 2013


Roberta
Query: Looking for information on Great Grandmother; first or middle name Lockie or Lockey. Family says name was Lockie Jane SMITH married to READ. She was reported to be Cherokee. Questionable if full blood or partial. Family lore is that she was not allowed to register on Das rolls as great grandfather did not want to be known as "sqaw husband" or whatever.
Posted: January 2013


William Teter
Query: I was told that my GG GRANDFATHER was a indian war chief his daughter's name was RACHEL TUSING she married a long one of there kids was SUSIE BELL LONG who married JOHN CHRISTOPHER TETER my grand father and grand mother.
Posted: January 2013


Darla Miller
Query: I am looking for information on Joshua TAYLOR who was the father of Dorcas Ann (TAYLOR) HOLEMAN (1823-1899). I am related to them. Dorcas was the mother of Lydia HOLEMAN who was married to Levi MORGAN. Levi was my great, great Grandfather. I want to trace my Cherokee roots as Joshua was full blooded Cherokee. I can't believe how hard it is to find out more information on him!
Posted: January 2013


Carol Huddleston
Query: I hope you can help me find my "American Indian" ancestry though my PRUITT line. I am descended from Christopher Samuel PRUITT (born April 14, 1905 in Brent, Sequoyah County, Cherokee Indian Territory). All my life I heard Christopher say that he was "Indian" but he didn't know if the tribe was Cherokee or another tribe. He isn't listed on the Dawes Roll. Family oral information claims he got his "Indian blood" through his father (Cherokee?) and/or his mother (Cherokee or other?). Christopher's parents are John James PRUITT (born in Missouri about 1873) and Emma Eveyline SKIDMORE (born September 1881 in Arkansas). John's parents are Christopher Columbus PRUITT/PRUET/PREWITT [sp?] (born 1841 in Bath, Tennessee) and Missouri Ann JOHNSON (born March 1, 1847 in Missouri). John's siblings are: George William (born 1869), Mary Margaret (born 1870), Elijah J (born 1871), Sarah Jane (born 1876), Ida May (born 1879), Emma (born 1881) and Sarilda/Surilda (born 1883). Emma's parents are James S. SKIDMORE (born December 1859 in Jasper County, Indiana) and Sarah H. [Hannah?] ALBERTSON (born March 1, 1860 in Hamilton County, Indiana). Nixon W [White?] ALBERTSON (born December 10, 1834 in Dublin, Wayne County, Indiana) and Amanda J. JEFFRIES (born abt 1831 in Indiana). I have found in my research that the surname JEFFRIES (in Indiana) may be Catawba.
Posted: January 2013


Madonna L Alexander
Query: Hello! I am trying to trace my great-grandmother's Cherokee name. I have been told she was adopted by a family with the last name of "White" when she was a little girl. It was during the time of the Trail of Tears. She then became Martha WHITE. She was married to Thomas E. LEWIS in Kentucky. She and Thomas had these children: Wilburn, Dave, Leif and Ella (my grandmother) If anyone has any information about her I would so appreciate it! I looked on the Dawes list and the only Martha that I saw in there was Martha DRAGGING CANOE...but have no idea if that is her.
Posted: January 2013


Bob Upton
Query: Am researching John Claiborn VAUGHN out of Va. birth 1795-wife a suppose to be Mary Elizabeth FERGUSON or Mary BLACK--son Peter Claiborn VAUGHN--also any Uptons out of Ky. or Tn. who moved to Al. My gggrandfather was Jesse UPTON out of Ky. who married a Mary Polly HACKNEY.
Posted: January 2013


Thomas Mac Henson
Query: My fathers name was Tommie Mac HENSON, from Oklahoma and his family was from Arkansas and Texas. I had an aunt named Lillian Hannah and a grandfather named YOUNG. I was nicknamed Tomac grew up in Texas on the Oklahoma border do not know any thing else except my mother was GOBER. Everyone is passed and I have no documention or know any stories or history, pleae help if you know anything of what I tried to put together for you to comprehend, sorry I dont have anymore information. There were HICKS in the family as well.
Posted: January 2013


Little Feather
Query: I am looking for Inez Azora RUCKER, born in Louisiana; PILCHER's of Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky; MINER's of Indiana; BROWN's; RIPPERDAN's...any name's ring a bell? Please help...
Posted: January 2013


Evelyn Cheadle LeCato
Query: I am looking for any info about Helen V. MYERS, my mother was Dorothy KEAGY. What is board 15? How do I reach Robert KEAGY Jr. or any other relatives?
Posted: January 2013


Brian Bunting
Query: I am trying to find out if Susannah FOX, born 1821, died 1907 in Van Wert, Ohio. Was she Native American, Cherokee? She was merried to John ROLLER.
Posted: January 2013


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