Im trying to find information on my great great grandma. She was half Cherokee and Black. Not sure which parent was Cherokee. She was born in Alabama around 1850. She had around 18 children. She died around 1942. When she died her last name was Taylor. She had a son named Ben Frank Ruffin, Gaston Brooks and Green Brown.
She may have been born on a reservation. I can’t find a surname for her. Her mother was born in Virginia and there is no listing for the state her father was born in. I can not find her on any Census reports before 1880.
Any ideas of how I can find more information would be greatly appreciated.