My Great, Great, Great Grandmother was Melinda Berry Blackberry who married John Nicholson in the early 1800’s somewhere in either TN/VA/NC.
Myfamily has a long geneology documentation taking the Layman’s back into theVirginia are of mid-1700. They moved to the Sevier County TN area in thelate 1700’s then eventally to Missouri.
In that documentation it shows the marriage of John Nicholson to a Melinda (or Helinda) Berry Blackberry. It also states that she was 3/4 Cherokee and 1/4 Dutch and documents the words “Trails of Tears” I assuming meaning that she was forced to do the trail….
They had a daughter: Mary Adeline Nicholson who married Absolum McIntire. They had a daughter, Melenda Jane McIntire who married Robert Newton Layman (my Great Grandparents)
Any information that you have would be greatly appreciated.