I was told by my Grandmother and several cousins she was full Cherokee, born 1856 Rutherford Co NC, to Francis, Franklin or Frank Marion Harper and Sarah Elizabeth Moore whose parents unknown. they lived in and around Rutherford, and Henderson Co NC. I have photos of her. I was recently told that she worked for the Harper family and changed her name from “Parker” to “Harper“.
Other Surnames for Maternal G Grandmother possible Cherokee/Native blood- Letha Parthana Rhodes Beck born 10/27/1885 to Terrell Alexander Rhodes and Rachel Drusilla Wall Rutherford Co NC. the parents of Terrell Rhodes were Andrew Rhodes and Mary Ann, Annie or Anna Summy, Summey she was born abt 1820-26 in NC