I am Metis for SURE through my Dad’s side. I was also told I was Cherokee through my Mom’s…” Clayton”, Dawson possibly. I was ALWAYS told a “story” about one of our Irish ancestors marrying a “Cherokee” woman. It was VERY TABOO at the time. May have been in Canada… Michigan….NOT SURE? I would say
Genealogy Queries by region - Michigan
I am adopted. The only thing I know about my birth family is the Surname Martell and that there is Cherokee blood. I would like to learn where I come from.
My gggrandfather was an Indian Chief who was hanged for stealing a horse, so the story goes. He lived in either Tennessee or Kentucky. He married a Cherokee woman by the name of Blue Feather. He lived outside but she lived inside a home owned by the last name Reed. She took that name on.
My maternal grandmother (Tilly Acree or Starr) is thought to be 50% Cherokee. I was checking to see if she was on the tribal roles.
I’m researching my great grand mother Alice Walker.
I know a decent amount but am lost once I hit Liza Cannon. I was told she was a Cherokee princess. This is what I know for a blood line. Liza Cannon married James French Noah French (Liza/James child) Married Kittie McNally Elmer Cummings married Kittie French Bob Swainston married Marion Cummings Fred Swainston married