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Discussion Forum

Chief Bald Eagle: Lenni Lenape Tribe in Pa 24 Replies

Started by Joseph Eric Hoffman. Last reply by Melinda Case Feb 17, 2019.

Timms/Tims and Shores 1 Reply

Started by Connie Timms. Last reply by Athena Spigner Jun 3, 2015.

COON / KOON family in Michigan

Started by James P. LaLone Jan 18, 2015.

McSAWBY Family

Started by James P. LaLone Aug 12, 2012.

ESPIEW family in Michigan 8 Replies

Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by Whitney Franquist Apr 13, 2012.

Jeebic (sp?)

Started by Whitney Franquist Mar 18, 2012.

CHEROKEE research

Started by James P. LaLone Feb 28, 2012.

MONTOUR - MONTURE family 1 Reply

Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by James P. LaLone Oct 30, 2011.

Grey Eyes Dark Adopted cherokee given the name Mattie Mae Mc Clellan 1 Reply

Started by Dana L Van Pool. Last reply by Myra Vanderpool Gormley Oct 25, 2011.

Miami GODFROY / GODFREY family

Started by James P. LaLone May 30, 2011.

Civil War Memorial service

Started by James P. LaLone Apr 25, 2011.

Doc Blakney 1 Reply

Started by Danielle Jackson. Last reply by Danielle Jackson Mar 30, 2011.

The ERMENTINGER family of Sault Ste. Marie: a metis family

Started by James P. LaLone Jan 12, 2011.

SABO / SABBOOE, etc. Families in Michigan

Started by James P. LaLone Jan 11, 2011.

Translating Upper Michigan Ojibway/Chippewa names 1 Reply

Started by Marilyn K. Sobiech. Last reply by James P. LaLone Jan 11, 2011.

Finding Old Tribal property lines

Started by Kathleen Triem Nov 4, 2010.

Mariah Jones b: GA abt 1825

Started by Annette Weems Spencer Aug 14, 2010.

Mackinac metis families

Started by James P. LaLone Aug 6, 2010.


Started by James P. LaLone Apr 30, 2010.

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Comment by Mavis Jones on July 12, 2009 at 5:59pm
Hello everyone. I appreciate having this board. On my maternal grandmother's side, was handed down that one of her grandmother's was half white and half indian. Based on pictures of my great-grandmother, I've always assumed that if the story were true it came down this line. mtDNA is Haplogroup M which does not point to any of the native tribes. No matches in ancestery DNA database or any of the other databases I inputed the information into. My great grandmother was born in GA and the censuses I find her on (1900 and 1910) state her parents were born in GA to. Her surname as handed down our line was Henry. Could also be Henyard. She more than likely had a prior marriage / relationships before marrying my great-grandfather, Cornelius Pierce, as her surname was White when they got married. They were married in Walton County, Georgia but not sure if that is where my great-grandmother was from. My great-grandfather was from Greene County, Georgia. Great-grandmother Fannie is one of my brick walls on my maternal side.

Would als be interested in knowing if there were / are any triracial isolate groups in Georgia. Almost for to mention that on one census she is listed as Mulatto and on the other census she is listed as Black.

Please let me know if you need any other informatin. Would appreciate any advice or information of possible directions to head next. Thank you.
Comment by Gloria Fields on July 12, 2009 at 5:11pm
My husbands surname Fields from Alcorn Co., Corinth, MS, claim Native American Ancestry, unable to locate so far His father's mother was Elizabeth Davis. His maternal surnames include, Fowler, Sweat, Davis, Heathcock/Hathcock and I think Latham
Comment by Robert Yates on July 11, 2009 at 9:07pm
Although I don't know her name my ggg-grandmother was full blooded Cherokee from Georgia. She married my ggg-grandfather John Yates(born abt 1785)
of Georgia.
Comment by Bonnie Vance Miller on July 11, 2009 at 6:36pm
Looking for information on Susannah Sowege Gliding Swan Castle who was married to Alexander Vance. Susannah was the daughter of the Great White Hunter, Jacob Cassell. (Castle) in PA/VA/WV
Comment by DeeDee Anglin Shackelford on July 10, 2009 at 10:16pm
1852 Drennen Roll (Emigrant Cherokee in Indian Territory). This roll was the first census of the emigrants/new arrivals of 1839. This was the “Trail of Tears” survivors, or New Echota Treaty Group; microfilm M-685.

Mose Otterlifter
{indian name- Gona Ha Laskmas }

Mose Otterlifter was Cherokee

the Otterlifter family came to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears
they lived in the Flint District of Webbers Falls Indian Territory
his wife and him were not living together in 1851 when the Drennen Roll was taken
she was Joo-mi Baldridge

their children were

Betsy died about 1891-1896
Rachel " " 1860
Dave " " 1861
Cy " " 1866
Mary died 1867-1868 - my husbands line decends from Mary who married Henry Simmons
Comment by Tammy on July 10, 2009 at 5:29pm
Hello everyone! I have quite a few Cherokee and Choctaw ancestors with the last names of Polson, Pate, McDonald, and Reese. My great grandmother was born on the Cherokee Reservation in 1897, which is well documented--the problem I'm having is with my own grandmother's & uncle's documentation. Even on Rootsweb they are not listed with the other 4 children. My grandmother was never able to find a birth certificate, altho they are available for the older 4 children, 3 of whom passed as children. I've spent hours searching--it is as if my great grandmother and her family vanished after her husband died in 1928--I can't find any of them on the 1930 census. It makes me wonder if, in her grief of losing her 2 daughters and son, that she didn't grab someone else's children and make a run for Texas, avoiding the census. My older great uncle (a mean old man) always told my granny that he had a secret but he would never tell. I'm so frustrated.
Comment by mary e piazza wergin on July 10, 2009 at 11:58am
thanks im glad to be here and i need to look at my info before i can put it here i do have a grandfather on the 1900 cherokee indian nation census rolls...last name is yates wifes name is wells i think... not sure need to look............. mary
Comment by Blaine Bettinger on July 8, 2009 at 8:49pm
Ellen - my mtDNA is Haplogroup A, and my maternal line originated somewhere in the Grand Cayman area (still not sure where). Unfortunately, no one has ever matched my mtDNA results, but I continue to do research and hope for a match. My 23andMe results also report Native American ancestry in my autosomal DNA.
Comment by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, Ph.D. on July 8, 2009 at 8:18pm
I'd like to know if anyone has done their mtDNA, and if they are Haplogroup C. As a Puerto Rican, this means Taino lineage, which I am still researching. Am interested in learning more about DNA and Native American genealogy.
Comment by Lillian Joan Marie Hattabaugh on July 8, 2009 at 8:10pm
I am so excited about this Native American information.... I am like many who is suppose to have a great grandmother who is Cherokee.... in my case she is Eunice Jane Williams and she was from Tennessee... because of your common last name of Williams it is just any suggestions on how to start...I have her parents first names and think I have found them but again such common names, Andrew and any ideas...what I should do...HELP and thanks in advance

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