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My Great Grandmother was an Indian Princess


My Great Grandmother was an Indian Princess

My Great Grandmother was an Indian Princess and other stories that make our eyes roll...

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My Great Grandfather was with Fremont

Started by Sue McCormick Jul 17, 2009.

"I'm no ^%&%$ Frenchie!!" 1 Reply

Started by Merryann Palmer. Last reply by Myra Vanderpool Gormley Jul 9, 2009.

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Comment by Shannon Stokes Sheppard on July 10, 2009 at 11:58pm
Yes, I too heard the story growing up. I have found an indian link, ggg- grandmother was born on a reservation and there is no record of a last name prior to marriage to a Forehand. Forehand surname itself has been listed on several minor indian rolls. Soo, shy of DNA testing, I have nothing concrete. My line of the family, especially my brother, myself and 1st cousins are have unmistakable German feature; which I have found tend to be dominant in anyone having slightest bit of German blood. None-the-less, my dad and grandfather loved to tell this story. Still keep searching, maybe she's out there!
Comment by Joy Logan Burkhart on July 9, 2009 at 10:24pm
Hi all! Our family lore: our g-g-grandmother was half Indian. Her mother's name was Storms - makes sense if you think about the way I've heard Indians name their children. Thanks to a distant cousin, I've been able to correct the story about our g-g-g-grandma. Her name WAS Storms, but it was her last name, not her first! It seems her paternal line was German, the name originally spelled Sturm, probably with an umlat above the "u". My dad had his mtDNA tested, and it turns out to be U2 - British Isles/Northern Europe, not Native American. G-g-g-grandma's husband, Abram/Abraham Knapp, born 1832-1838 in PA, could possibly be the Indian connection, which would make the family lore valid. My trouble is not being able to find him beyond the 1850 Census, where he was living with a family named Jewitt/Jewett-the father being from Ohio. There were scads of Jewitts in Ohio, but have not found a Knapp family near any of them in the Censuses before 1850.

I'm sure there's Indian blood in our family, tho'. As I noted, we have mainly German-Irish roots, and 4/5 of us kids look it. One brother, however, definitely looked Indian! 3/5 of us have slanted eyes, we all have the shovel teeth (called Mongoloid, I think, found mainly in Chinese (Mongolia, hence the name), Japanese, and American Indian). My great-uncle had the most beautiful profile - looked like an Indian Chief.
Comment by Deci Worland on July 9, 2009 at 5:27pm
My paternal grandfather was a direct descendant of Princess Mary Kittamaquund who married Colonel Giles Brent in St. Mary's, MD in 1643.
Comment by Kelli Davis Underhill on July 9, 2009 at 12:46pm
Yes, supposedly my Great Grandmother has Indian Blood, Cherokee as I am told. However, I can't even find her let alone prove blood line. Yes, somewhere back in our family tree there is Indian blood. That's why everyone in our Irish/German family has olive skin, dark hair and dark eyes (except me, I'm the oddball) and so the story goes...maybe one day I'll find the truth. How about you?

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