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Name: Shaundi Kay Bowen <nashalti@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-09-02
Comments:
Halito! Alice Brown was my great-grandmother. Please add me to the list of disenfranchised Choctaw.
 

Name: otis cooper <myusea@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-25
Comments:
i believe to be a desendant of john cooper my fathers father was stephen cooper a choctaw indian but im having a hard time doing research.
 

Name: Teresa Thorpe <brightpath1@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2014-08-17
Comments:
Found the eBook The Big Little Book of Native American Wit and Wisdom and had to visit this site!
 

Name: Barbara Morris <littlefeather@sccoast.net>
Date: 2014-07-29
Comments:
My ancestors are Isaac Cooper and Nancy Blackfox. May I have our enrollment number.
 

Name: Patricia Walker Cooper <patcooper.ages.dnp@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-07-21
Comments:
My husband is in the immediate downline of Wm Cooper and Melea Labon. Is he eligible? Thank you
 

Name: Kristie (Muse) Carpenter <autum2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-04-25
Comments:
Hi Donald! I still have not heard from Pam. My e-mail use to be kmuse@zianet.com. Now I use autum2@hotmail.com or ashley88337@yahoo.com. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Kristie

 

Name: Valerie Gene Melton <vgmelton@aol.com>
Date: 2014-04-05
Comments:
Hi Donald
I am a 7 times great grand-daughter of Malea Labon and William Cooper. I descend from Benjamin Cooper and Temperance Leeman. Love your site, and appreciate your dedicated work.

 

Name: Kristie (Muse) Carpenter <autum2@hotmail.com or ashley88337@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-02-21
Comments:
Hi Pam its been a while. I lost a lot of my contacts when I moved and web providers. Thank you again for the wonderful CD you sent me several years ago. I used it so much, I had to use my backup copy. Please contact me with more information on our potential claim! I would greatly appreciate it.
 

Name: Lynette Justice <judgelynnie@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-30
Comments:
HELP!!!!!
I have been denied membership in the Choctaw Nation and need to file an appeal soon with the BIA.
I am a descendant of Polly Ann Brown Peck. Polly Ann Brown Peck was the mother of my grandfather, Benjamin Grant Peck. BIA tells me that Benjamim Peck was "disenrolled from the Choctaw Nation by Secretary of the Interior on March 1, 1907".

I need help for myself and many of my descendants.
Thanks.

 

Name: Cathy Stafford <cathystaff84@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-13
Comments:
I just called the Choctaw nation and ask if John Cooper's family could get on the roll. I was told the case was never overturned. I was wondering if anyone can help to figure this out. Thank You
 

Name: Cathy Stafford <cathystaff84@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-12
Comments:
From my research I am 7 generations back from Capt. John Cooper and want to know what I need to do to get on the roll.
 

Name: Katherine M. West <k.m.marshall@live.com>
Date: 2013-11-24
Comments:
Found this web page looking at Rootsweb, on my Jones and Brashears side. Best I can tell, I'm Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw and Cherokee. Not to mention my "other' bloodlines. I'm as American as you get. I'm glad I looked here. I plan on writing a book on my Jones-Brashears family. K. West
 

Name: Tom Estep <Nitrotom@acsalaska.net>
Date: 2013-11-06
Comments:
i am a grandson of Oscar S Peck My mother is Minne F Peck and my brother is Robert Lauer who has contacted you allready
 

Name: Tom <Nitrotom@acsalaska.net>
Date: 2013-11-05
Comments:
i am a grandson of Oscar S Peck My mother is Minne F Peck and my brother is Robert Lauer who has contacted you allready
 

Name: Linda Sanders <lil1055@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-10-28
Comments:
Very nice to research my Indian heritage.
 

Name: Linda Sanders <lil1055@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-10-28
Comments:
Very nice to research my Indian heritage.
 

Name: Frances Earnhart <frances_earnhart@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-23
Comments:
Dr. Yates, Thank you for your time & information today.
Frances Earnhart

 

Name: Anita R. Dillon <souanita@charter.net>
Date: 2013-10-12
Comments:
Interested in the Yates Family from which I descend.
 

Name: Patrick Charlton <indianacharlton@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-09-25
Comments:
Came upon a document in my family's estate from 1972 that included a letter from my great aunt that included a family tree that terminates with "John Cooper Choctaw Indian Chief." I am trying to validate this information and welcome all help with 1 troublesome generation. If you can be of assistance please let me know. Thank you so much. Respectfully...Patrick Charlton
 

Name: Patrick Charlton <indianacharlton@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-09-25
Comments:
Came upon a document in my family's estate from 1972 that included a letter from my great aunt that included a family tree that terminates with "John Cooper Choctaw Indian Chief." I am trying to validate this information and welcome all help with 1 troublesome generation. If you can be of assistance please let me know. Thank you so much. Respectfully...Patrick Charlton
 

Name: Myra Nichols <mynichols25@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-09-22
Comments:
An amazing website with new opportunities for honest history and science. As a retired educator, it is refreshing to read how our new technology is uncovering and exposing the real history of America.
 

Name: William Lyne <billlyne@earthlink.net>
Date: 2013-09-19
Comments:
Interesting site, good to know, I am an author.
 

Name: james e. summers <boggyriver@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2013-08-30
Comments:
hello Don just read you article (choctaw nation re-admits cooper family descendants) very interesting article. since I am a descendant of Nancy J. cooper would be very interested in you giving Pamela Hynson my e-mail. (boggyriver@sbcglobal.net) I live close to Okemah okla but unable to locate her family in the phone book.
 

Name: james e. summers <boggyriver@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2013-08-30
Comments:
hello Don just read you article (choctaw nation re-admits cooper family descendants) very interesting article. since I am a descendant of Nancy J. cooper would be very interested in you giving Pamela Hynson my e-mail. (boggyriver@sbcglobal.net) I live close to Okemah okla but unable to locate her family in the phone book.
 

Name: judy campbell <judycampbell@knology.net>
Date: 2013-08-27
Comments:
I am a descendant of the McDonald's listed in your works.Bailey Harvey McDonald and Amanda Hildebrand were my grandmother's grandparents. I have taken the Ancestry.com DNA ethnicity test. Would your DNA tests provide more info and which test should I choose?

 

Name: judy campbell <judycampbell@knology.net>
Date: 2013-08-27
Comments:
I am a descendant of the McDonald's listed in your works.Bailey Harvey McDonald and Amanda Hildebrand were my grandmother's grandparents. I have taken the Ancestry.com DNA ethnicity test. Would your DNA tests provide more info and which test should I choose?

 

Name: Linda Alexander <linda69z28@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-08-22
Comments:
Hi, Dr. Yates. My name is Linda Alexander and I am writing on behalf of my husband, James David Alexander. Here is his lineage:
James David Alexander, my husband

James David Alexander, born 1927

Jessie Ruth Hazelip, born 1901 and Francis Alvin Alexander, born 1885

Viola Koger, born 1867 and James Hazelip born 1859

Nancy Ellen Cooper, born 1845 and Jefferson Koger, born 1847

Harmon Cooper, born 1811 and Mary Ann Polly Adkins, born 1814

Isaac Cooper, born 1775 and Nancy Black Fox, born 1775

We are interested in your work and enjoy visiting your site.


 

Name: Leaettea Geary <stonefox1@excite.com>
Date: 2013-08-21
Comments:
Is this really true? My application was just denied last year. I am the granddaughter of Earl Long sone of TT Long and Nancy J. Bowen
 

Name: Janet <janlwh@aol.com>
Date: 2013-08-18
Comments:
I am also descended from John Yates and eliz. thru their daughter Hannah Yates and her husband William Shelton. I am very interested in the Jewish ancestry of John Yates. What male haplo type does he have and how does it relate to Israel? I am happy to have Jewish ancestry but want to be able to prove it when people ask. Thanks so much for any help. Janet
 

Name: Sue <s.griffith8888@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-08-01
Comments:
I just found your site and noticed you have some Boen's on here my ggrandmother's name was Sarah Boen she married James Cole. I don't know if she is the Sarah on this or if it might be her Aunt Sarah. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Sue
 

Name: Diana Lyon Bratton <bratton.di@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-07-20
Comments:
Our family emigrated to Jackson County, Alabama and we are related to William Davis and his wife Mary Black. My brother had his DNA tested and it came up with 92.5 percent Scottish and 7.5 percent Middle Eastern. I am currently having a Mtdna performed. My family lines in that area are Davis, Holland, Ivy, Chandler, Lyon, Maples, Vann and more.
 

Name: Tom Estep <Nitrotom@acsalaska.net>
Date: 2013-07-10
Comments:
Choctaw Indians Disenfranchised by Dawes Commission Case #1418, All Relatives of the Author of This Blog Post
My great grandmother was Polly A Brown Peck. My grandfather was Oscar Sherman Peck. My mother is Minnie Florence Peck
Please Pass to Pamela Hynson

 

Name: Kaye <tahwakeena@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-07-10
Comments:
i believe we may be related but i am not sure i have my genealogy charts and have many coopers in my charts would like to know more about this thanks Kaye Tahwakeena
 

Name: Jennifer Page <Jenniferpage@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-06-29
Comments:
Hello Donald Yates. I am glad to be in touch with you.We are distant cousins from Mary Ann Black and William Davis.My lineage goes through their daughter Lucy Davis and William Polson. Both sides of my mother's family was from Sand Mtn. area. My mother was born there also. From the pictures of my grandmother and her sisters when they were young they favor your mother.The Cherokees say that Maryann Black was not Cherokee.It is because William Alexander Davis son was filing for his Cherokee papers and he said that his father's side was white and that he was Cherokee through his mother's side Aky Burns.I still think Mary Ann Black was Cherokee but we are considered white because our family stayed with the white side.You might have seen this on the House of Proctor genealogy website.Please give me feedback on this. I suppose you have DNA proof on this. Email at Jenniferpage53@yahoo.com.Keep up the good work. Thanks Jennifer Page.
 

Name: Harvey Arden <harveyarden@>
Date: 2013-06-05
Comments:
From the desk of Harvey Arden
Founder: ~The Wisdomkeepers Project ~ "Bringing the Elders to the World & the World to the Elders"


Author: WISDOMKEEPERS: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders
TRAVELS IN A STONE CANOE: The Return to the Wisdomkeepers
DREAMKEEPERS: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia
NOBLE RED MAN: Lakota Wisdomkeeper Mathew King
~HAVE YOU THOUGHT of LEONARD PELTIER LATELY?~
Editor: PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE by Leonard Peltier
WHITE BUFFALO TEACHINGS by Chief Arvol Looking Horse
VOICE OF THE HAWK ELDER by Seneca Wisdomkeeper Edna Gordon
BROOMSTICK REVOLUTION by Edna Gordon & Harvey Arden


 

Name: Kathryn Halliday <hallidaywp@aol.com>
Date: 2013-06-05
Comments:
Looks great! Need time to peruse all of it.

Donald, I am a distant Blevins cousin. When I get time to sort things out; some corrections need to be made; 1860 census has info a bit mixed up, misleading.

I have been too ill from FMF. Thanks to my DNA test through your company I had proof that I had the middle eastern/Mediterannean ancestry to have inherited it.

Thanks to Nancy Sparks Morrison's web site and the FMF forum I was able to get the information for the correct drug, etc.

I have purchased some of your books; will get more.

 

Name: Anne Marie Fine <naturedoc@cox.net>
Date: 2013-06-04
Comments:
Awesome website!
 

Name: Virginia Harkness Hallmark <budsherbs@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-05-15
Comments:
Nice website well done
 

Name: Bob McBeath <remcbeath@aol.com>
Date: 2013-05-11
Comments:
Great site, Donald! Kudos to you. Your graphic prolificity is inspiring . . . keep it up. I've already enjoyed many of these works, but will download one or two I don't already have.

Peace and light,

McB

 

Name: donald Yates <dpy@pantherslodge.com>
Date: 2013-05-09
Comments:
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Who said American Indians have no sense of humor? Relive the scathingly satiric press releases of the American Indian Movement and other humorous,

 

Name: Phyllis Starnes <kewpie2398@aol.com>
Date: 2013-05-07
Comments:
Testing
 

Name: Donald Yates <dny@pantherslodge.com>
Date: 2013-05-05
Comments:
Testing....
 

Name: Donald Yates <dpy@pantherslodge.com>
Date: 2013-04-12
Comments:
testing
 

Name: cristi <cristi.catea@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-04-02
Comments:
test
 

Name: Debora Yates Edholm <deboraedholm@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-06
Comments:
I really enjoyed reading about my Fathers family and learning all the history. So very interesting.
 

Name: Monica Hampton Taylor <monica@wildblue.net>
Date: 2013-01-31
Comments:
I believe I am a Denney cousin, my grandfather was Etheridge Homer Denney grandson of Thomas Newton Denney. My mother is Joyce Diane Denney Hampton Hayes, daughter of Maggie Lee Gilam and Etheride Homer Denney. I was always told we are part Cherokee and I am trying to find the connection etc..
 

Name: Rufus Defibaugh <rufus_is_da_man@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-01-30
Comments:
My mother's side of the family has always been puzzling to us. The dark hair, dark eyes, dark skin came into the family in the 1800's from Edwin Barker who married a woman who came from Virginia with no last name. We have a picture of her children and grandchildren and they are very dark, but not negroid in appearance. Looking up gypsies, I came across many sites talking about Mulunegon Gyspies who lived in Virginia. Seeing pictures of these people from that time frame, makes me believe whole heartedly that Edwin Barker and his wife were Mulungeon Gyspies. Is there a way to do a DNA test to confirm this in my family? Is there anyone who may have records that list Edwin Barker and his wife as Mulungeon? Please email me if you have information to any of this. Jesus bless.
 

Name: tish <tisheysman@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-01-30
Comments:
Greetings! I'm Tish Eysman, contributed many Sephardic-French archives to the Sephardic Forum moderated by Harry Stein.

You are 'right on track' with your correlations between melungeons/cherokees/crypto Jews in Scotland; Georgia/Tennesee/Alabama.

The male "y-DNA E1B1" (Saracens, Moors, N. Africa etc.) is verified all the way back to (SOME) ancient Hebrew patriarchs MARRYING INTO 'CUSH' LINES. But they are not 'Cushites' per say...

The Saracens were 'classified' as a DISTINCT Arabic Tribe dwelling in the SINAI. Before they were 'converted,' they had HEBREW NAMES.

Their ancient so-called leader--a woman--insisted their new "CATHOLIC BISHOP" be chosen from amongst their own 'clan.' His name was Moishe/Moses...

The Saracen surname, though 'scant' can still be traced today in QUEBEC/NY/ etc., as well as Germany.

The Semitic Saracens intermarried EXCLUSIVELY into old Sephardic-French lines, as well as "seemingly" old Arabic lines (D'Arabie, D'Portugae, Mahomet, Gagnier etc.)

These peoples were the founding nation of QUEBEC, and they spread out throughout the NORTHEASTERN U.S.,

It appears the ancient Sephardic/Arabic/Scottish influx into Alabama, Georgia, Tennesee, etc., also spread out.

Interestingly enough, both of these 'sephardic groups' (northern and southern) INTERMARRIED WITH FIRST NATION TRIBES.

The old archives demonstrate this fascinating 'merging' between these ancient 'crypto jews' with the old Indian lines.

 

Name: Yvonne Atkins <yvonne_a36@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-01-28
Comments:
I did a DNA test with another company that said they could help me find out if there was a chance to find out if I had Native American in me like I had been told growing up, all it has done was leave me confused. My father who recently passed was suppose to be Native American Indian (Cherokee) & German, I never had the chance to grow up with him in my life or know the family.My moms side is suppose to be Italian. Here is a link to the DNA site for my genetic map, maybe you can make heads or tails of it http://www.dnaspectrum.com/publicprofile.aspx?cid=1674. My predominate markers are Middle Eastern, Central European, Iberian. Secondary Match is Northern European, East European, Iberian American. Minor Match Central Asian, Jewish, European American. No all this said I am more confused than ever before. Can you please help.
 

Name: Jo Nell Costello <llenoj56@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-01-27
Comments:
My 4th great grandfather was Martin Cooper, son if Benjamin Cooper and Elizabeth Cannon. He married Elizabeth Davenport. He seems to be missing from your site.
 

Name: Camille <Camillenovels@live.com>
Date: 2013-01-26
Comments:
I hope to enjoy many days of learning. I am honored.
 

Name: Bill Cooper <southern.gentleman@verizon.net>
Date: 2013-01-25
Comments:
I am of the Henry and Isaac Cooper line. As such, Dr. Panther-Yates information and research is intriguing.
 

Name: ricky a buke <rickaburke52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-01-20
Comments:
Very interesting site I come from some of the same lines
 

Name: Betty Lou Dingler Harris <winbet@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2013-01-07
Comments:
So sorry to hear of your loss.I just found your site & am very excited to see the name of Pearlie Mae Yates.
She was my Dad's Mother, Herman David Dingler,{born Feb 12, 1922}. I guess there were also a daughter born to Jessie Lee Dingler & Lovita Pearlie Mae Yates too. Maybe Carrie, was her name but died very young,not for sure though.
My Grandfather, Jessie remarried, Gertrude, shortly after her death. They had 4 children. I guess moved to Carrabelle, Fl . We never got to hear much about his Mother. But I have been interested in her families all my life. I have one picture of her, & my Dad told me I resembled her. Hope to hear from you soon
Sincerely Betty

 

Name: Betty Lou Dingler Harris <winbet@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2013-01-07
Comments:
So sorry to hear of your loss.I just found your site & am very excited to see the name of Pearlie Mae Yates.
She was my Dad's Mother, Herman David Dingler,{born Feb 12, 1922}. I guess there were also a daughter born to Jessie Lee Dingler & Lovita Pearlie Mae Yates too. Maybe Carrie, was her name but died very young,not for sure though.
My Grandfather, Jessie remarried, Gertrude, shortly after her death. They had 4 children. I guess moved to Carrabelle, Fl . We never got to hear much about his Mother. But I have been interested in her families all my life. I have one picture of her, & my Dad told me I resembled her. Hope to hear from you soon
Sincerely Betty

 

Name: Betty Lou Dingler Harris <winbet@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2013-01-07
Comments:
So sorry to hear of your loss.I just found your site & am very excited to see the name of Pearlie Mae Yates.
She was my Dad's Mother, Herman David Dingler,{born Feb 12, 1922}. I guess there were also a daughter born to Jessie Lee Dingler & Lovita Pearlie Mae Yates too. Maybe Carrie, was her name but died very young,not for sure though.
My Grandfather, Jessie remarried, Gertrude, shortly after her death. They had 4 children. I guess moved to Carrabelle, Fl . We never got to hear much about his Mother. But I have been interested in her families all my life. I have one picture of her, & my Dad told me I resembled her. Hope to hear from you soon
Sincerely Betty

 

Name: John <Clinard>
Date: 2013-01-01
Comments:
Still reading your book. I see that you come down from Edward (Old Ned) Szemore.
 

Name: Vi James <Vijames77@aol.com>
Date: 2012-12-28
Comments:
Have been reading your site for hours, and really enjoyed every bit of it.

I found that you had the Land Deed of Francis Wyatt and his wife Nancy to Henry Cooper of Clark Co., Ky. on 27th of January, 1795 for 100 acres, this is our Henry Cooper, and his wife was Catherine. He is not Henry Labon Cooper. They are two different Henry Coopers.

Our Henry Cooper and his brother George Cooper came from Berkeley Co., W.V. I have followed him from 1779 to the death of him in 1820 and then his wife Catherine in 1840.

We believe that they are German and that they Anglicized their names from Kieffer/Kueffer/Keefer to Cooper. I have one of his land deeds with the German spelling on it and under it is the English spelling of Henry Cooper and Catherine Cooper. He had brother, William Cooper and his wife was Elizabeth ________. He also had a sister Ula (Cooper) married to __________ Smith. She is listed on the will of George Cooper, the brother to Henry Cooper.

If you would like more information let me know.

Vi James

 

Name: Pamela Cheatwood <nanasuzy54@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-12-25
Comments:
I am a decendent of English Lafayette Yates. Have been told he was Cherokee or Choctaw or both. Was wondering if any relation
 

Name: Tammy Duncan <aquest1620@aol.com>
Date: 2012-11-18
Comments:
Tammy Duncan your Payne cousin
 

Name: Donna Cooper <donna@sullco.com>
Date: 2012-11-14
Comments:
I have been reading through your comments. I am really interested in taking the DNA test but I don't know which one I need. I already know I'm Cherokee. My cherokee blood comes from two side of my mother. Her father sides comes from Avery Vann and Martha McSwain and her mother's side comes from Andy Hair and Julia Compton. Not sure of her last name it has been listed in different spellings. She was also married to Looney Rattlinggourd and Samuel Candy I believe it was. She came from California and records show she was a Digger Indian. I also notice there is a lot about the Coopers which I am a Cooper. I notice you can take a DNA that shows the % be it Native American, Asian, Black and so on. I would like this informations because of my gg grandmother because of her being a Digger Indian. For some reason my aunt believe she might have been of black race. If you could let me know which DNA test would give me the best information of either side. I also notice some one was writing about a Cooper married to a Blackfox my uncle's mother was a Blackfox. Thank you
Donna

 

Name: Patty Burnett <docburnett@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-10-12
Comments:
My interests lie with the Coopers, Davenports, and Lees in Newton, Pope and Searcy counties Arkansas.
 

Name: norma kay sizemore <bettyboop19502010@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-11
Comments:
i have already did my dna
 

Name: David Gary Yates Canfield <davecan1954@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-03
Comments:
I was born David Gary Yates...turned up in Spring Meadows ophanage in Kentucky mid fiftys.I'm dark skinned and definitly have the bump on the back of my skull. Have travelled quite a bit in parts of Europe...where my dark hair and complexion raised,eyebrows to say the least! I was beat up and tossed out of a bar in Kiel Germany, told I was either Jew or Gypsy and NOT welcome. I Have an unusual shade of bottle green eyes...that have helped get me in trouble...sometimes called the "evil eyes" I'm pushing sixty plagued with what some docs say is both kinds of arthritis...as well as a total body pain problem a doctor at UVA hospital calls fybromualgia.Having a Problem with dissapearing gums..I'm told is rare and generally found only in parts of Tennessee, Kentucky...Appalachia! I currently live in the moutains outside Lynchburg Va, and only know of one brother in Arkansas #Jerry#.. has similar carachteristics...I've recently found this site and it's been enlightning...feel free to get in touch if you know anything about me! Record I find in Kentucky have been sealed!

 

Name: Imogene Jones <dinky7118@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-09-12
Comments:
Great site!

I have been trying to find my Great Great Grandfather, Thomas Ashworth born in Bowling Green, KY 5 June 1839. I am told he was Choctaw. I do not know his parents names. I do hope someone can help me.

On the other side, I have Mary Magdeline Clark born in Shannon County, MO. She was a little girl with her Mother on the Trail of Tears. I cannot find her Mother's name either.

Keep up the good work.



Thank you

 

Name: Mark Singleton <singleton_travel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-29
Comments:
Hello Mr Panther-Yates

My name is Mark. I found your name on wikipedia and your site off google. I have been researching native american poverty for a book I am writing. I will probably be e-mailing you soon to ask several questions. Would this be the best avenue to contact you or should I do it through another medium? Thank you for your time,

Mark

 

Name: Tom Kingery <jam22960@aol.com>
Date: 2012-08-20
Comments:
Dr. Yates,

Can you tell me which DNA markers and coresponding numbers would be indicative to Native American ll? My aunt showed an above average match to Athabaskan and other NA groups.

Best Regards,
Officer Tom Kingery
Horseshoe Bay Police Dept.

 

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Name: Hannah Barber-Abraham <izzyann9285@att.net>
Date: 2012-08-03
Comments:
Hello,
I am a descendant of the Mattamuskeet. my ancestors are Benjamin Mackey and Mary Jane Barber Benjamin Mackey was a man of color and Mary Jane Barber in Hyde County North Carolina. Are the mattamuskeet Indians related to the Cherokee Indians. I would like to find out more about them.Apparently I have many cousins out there that are part Indian. Also why were the mattamuskeet Indian's put down, is it because some were of the black race. The Barber's were not as far as I know. but the Mackey's were. Also how does one obtain an ID card to show they are part Indian. Sincerely, Hannah Barber-Abraham

 

Name: Hannah Barber-Abraham <izzyann9285@att.net>
Date: 2012-08-03
Comments:
Hello,
I am a descendant of the Mattamuskeet. my ancestors are Benjamin Mackey and Mary Jane Barber Benjamin Mackey was a man of color and Mary Jane Barber in Hyde County North Carolina. Are the mattamuskeet Indians related to the Cherokee Indians. I would like to find out more about them.Apparently I have many cousins out there that are part Indian. Also why were the mattamuskeet Indian's put down, is it because some were of the black race. The Barber's were not as far as I know. but the Mackey's were. Also how does one obtain an ID card to show they are part Indian. Sincerely, Hannah Barber-Abraham

 

Name: Angie McPherson <Angiejar47@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-07-31
Comments:
I have Indian blood and remember my ancestors passed through my mother. Recently some things I am reading state that we could be we
Could be related to Lost Colony. They find some people in my line are connected to Jones, one of original. Testing on some of those has proven much less Indian but really, why would my great grandfather use to have a vest that had all of the Cherokee history and he memorized it word for word. Unfortunately for some, being Indian was a curse in those days and history is broken.

 

Name: Donald E. Breland <donbreland1@Juno.com>
Date: 2012-07-10
Comments:
I amd perty sure that some of my ancestors were RedBone/Melungeon descent, it has bee said that my Great great grand father C.William Powell had Cherokee blood, was born 1815, in North Georgia, where it was well recored that many people of mixed heiratage had plantations and farms, his wife was a Hanna Denmen, her mother was a Prestridge, the Powells, Denmen, and Prestridge famiies came to America in the early 1600's and migrate from the New England states and settle for some generations in Verginia and the Carolinas, where many people of mixed heitatage lived, before going into North Georgia, the went into Mississippi and Louisiana,one of my Great Great Aunts, Lorentha Taffen Breland married a Jack or James Goings, who is of a well documented Melugeon/Redbone family. Also my 5th GreatgrandFather was a John Rogers born 1760/65 in the Orangeburge District of South Carolina, he married a Sarah Yeats, who was born in that area, think she was of mixed blood, John Rogers great uncle was John "HellFire" Rogers, who is said to have had 8 wives of the Cherokee, Chocktaw and Chickasaw tribes. Also some of my Fussell ancestors are believe to have some Chickasaw blood. My Breler/ Breland ancestors married into these families around 1759, when they came from the Palatenate, in Prussia. If you have any infromation on any these families will you send me some of what you have or point me in the direction on where I can find that information. My Computer is of line at this time, so, will you send it to my home address:
Donald E. Breland
2309 East Highpoint Drive
Mobile, Alabama
36693

 

Name: Mildred Cole Arnold <mschoctaw46@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-25
Comments:
Wonderful! Just wonderful.
 

Name: Lynda Yates Russell <lgruss@whti.net>
Date: 2012-06-14
Comments:
Have been looking for your book "The Bear Went Over the Mt." for years. Recently found it on your website and waiting for it to come in. Hope it will shed some light on our family. My Yates family is from Bowie County Texas.
 

Name: David Earnest <dearnest100@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-05-26
Comments:
My brother found out we came from Mary Black. Supposely she was the daughter of chief Blackfox.

David Earnest

 

Name: ramona morgan alisch <ralisch@rtmc.net>
Date: 2012-05-26
Comments:
It seems we have related by our ancestors. I was trying to find info out about my dad's grandmother Nancy Jane Cooper. I have done research on ancestry.com on both sides of my family.I just printed out 27 Pages of your Sand Mountain MelungeonFamilies. I SAY chief Black Fox is also my ?.. grandfather. I never got to know my dad's family as he and my mothrt were divorced when I was 8yrs old. MY DAD AND HIS FAMILY MEMBERS are buried at New Hope Cem. In TN.
 

Name: Will Carlton <willcarlton4@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-05-25
Comments:
Thanks for the work you do. I was originally curious because the 1850 Athens,GA census shows my great great great grandfather (James R,Yacov, son of Elijah)to have fathered many of his 17 slaves.

Having come into a Torah keeping life and helping to host national Hebrew roots speakers for a number of years, I was aware of Jewish / Cherokee reports. In fact, I will be sharing your information with my Cherokee and other native American friends to further consolidate their understandings. I would suggest that you speak with Bill Cloud, Brad Scott or Eddie Chumney to grasp the immensity and scope of what you are entering into.

As you are aware, I am sure, the house of Judah rejected Yeshua the Lamb / suffering servant because He had to fufill the Spring feasts before He could function as the prophesied Lion of the tribe of Judah to gather the the lost tribes of Israel. While the criteria for grafting into the family of Israel is not specifically genetic, it is incontrovertible that these people are those that are promised to be gathered by Yeshua haMessiach, specifically prior to the events about to engulf us. So, thank you for richly contributing to my understanding of this place and time that we occupy.

Regards,
William Alexander Carlton IV, ben Yoseph, ben Yacov, ben Elijah of Northern Ireland....

 

Name: BETTY <betdan@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-05-16
Comments:
MY 2ND GRATE GRANDMOTHER LUCINDA FENTRESS WAS MARRIED TO THOMAS PHILMORE DAVIS AND I NEED MORE INFORMATION IF THIS IS TRUE. HOPE i I SPELLED THE NAMES RIGHT
 

Name: Mona Allen <pantherstar5@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-05-07
Comments:
Hello
 

Name: JoyCiara <joyciara44@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-05-06
Comments:
I am ciara, i am a nice girl and i am very beautiful i want to make a friendship out of my town...here is my email address joyciara44@gmail.com
 

Name: David Green <lionsndragons@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-04-27
Comments:
I am descended from the Sizemore family through my Grandmother - Lula Jane (Cooke) Green. In my research into the Native American heritage in that line, I came across your work. I am pleased to find you have your own website and I look forward to learning more from you and your site.
Thank you for sharing your work and knowledge with us.

 

Name: Verneal Maze <verneal2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-04-18
Comments:
Hello, You have a very nice website. I was born a Gregory. One of my ancestors was Mordecai Gregory who married Dicey Jane Burke, daughter of Benjamin Burke and Elizabeth Troxell. I'm curious about Elizabeth's mother whom I've heard was Anna Elizabeth(owl?) Saenger. I've seen web sites that claim her father or grandfather was the French explorer Chartier and her mother was Shawnee. Where did the name Saenger come from? Was she adopted into another family? Can you send me the information about her? Best Regards, Verneal Maze, email: verneal2000@yahoo.com
 

Name: VIV BOOKOUT-RODGERS-CHAUVIN <vivbob2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-04-13
Comments:
This is beautiful - I hope I can find my way thru it.

Are there any references to the Bookout line - I have been told there was some Native American Blood in our linage. I would be happy to be the first in my family to discover it - (smile and thumbs-up gesture)!!!

 

Name: Austin Cooper <austinlcooper@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-04-12
Comments:
Trying to find out more about my "COOPER" ancestry.
 

Name: Tom Cooper <tomcarey@live.com>
Date: 2012-04-10
Comments:
Looking for information on "Cooper" ancestors in the Southeast with a American Indian Ancestry.
 

Name: Shirley Cole-Cartman <shirleycartman@aol.com>
Date: 2012-04-09
Comments:
My middle name is Graham, named after my ggrandfather, Laurence Calvin Graham who was first married to Mattie Livingston Simpson. His father was William Brighton Graham and his father was John Graham and finally Andrew Graham his father. We know he came from NC. Laurence or Cal as he was called had a brother William which I am in touch with a Sam Graham, one of his descendants that has had his dna done. I am curious about the Graham's that you have listed on RootsWeb's WorldConnect: Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1 Is there a way to talk or e-mail Teresa Panther about this. I tried to contact but to no avail the Donal, dp? This is my line and I have pictures up to William Brighton Graham and also the gravestones of Andrew and John.
 

Name: Phillip G. Gurganus <pgurganus2@ec.rr.com>
Date: 2012-03-15
Comments:
I am from Eastern North Carolina. My haplogroup is E (Family Tree)through The Lost Colony Center for Sience and Research. Two others with whom "Family Tree" says I share a common ancestor are E1A1 and E1B1. My legal name is Gurganus, however, I have evidence that Gurganus is a translation of the Welsh name Gwrgenau. Gwrgenau is and was a very popular Welsh first, or given name. It seems to have been converted to a surname somewhere around the latter part of the 1700s. I have uncovered evidence that causes me to believe that my ancestors were first recorded in the area of North centeral South Carolina or Southern North Carolina, unlike the popular theory that we came from Edward Gurgany from Virginia. My belief is that we came here as Welsh Jewish desendants either with the Madoc expidition in 1170 AD, or with the Welsh Tract imigration to Pender County NC in 1730. However, My earliest trackable Ancestors were from North Eastern NC. My G-G-Grandfather (John Masterson Gurganus) was a Minister in an Indian and black slave Church and was, according to the genologist from the Lost Colony C F S and R, married to an Indian woman from the Mattamuskeet tribe. Other of my Grandfathers were reported to have been maried to, one a Meherian Indian and another to a Tuscorora Indian. I can prove none of this because all records have been destroyed, and I have no Surname to research.
Thank You
Phillip G Gurganus
pgurganus2@ec.rr.com

 

Name: George Collord <georgecollord@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-03-11
Comments:
Sir, I note the portrait of George Mason in your new book, Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America, but I did not find a discussion of him with regard to your excellent theories. Will you have a follow-up book?
 

Name: Deb Hair <pickle2353@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-03-09
Comments:
My g-g-grandmother was Hester Redwine. Only thing I found on her was that she was Tihanama. Sadly I did not copy the document and haven't it since. She named my g-grandfather 1871 Wiley Redwine Cox after her father.
 

Name: Heather Smith <heatherlsmithky@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-03-03
Comments:
I believe I am finally on the right track. We have hit a road block in our family mainly due to not really knowing where to look. My father always said he was told he had black foot and black dutch. None of us knowing what that meant. One entire side of the family has been lost to us. The Cooper side. I have a Lizzie Cooper ( unsure if that is a maiden name or a married name) who had a child H.A. Cooper in Alabama. Lizzie was born around 1835 in South Carolina. Based on family information Hosea A Coopers dad was from TN. Very glad I found this site because it could finally have the information I need to get on the right path to tracking down my Cooper roots.
 

Name: cherokee empire <noemail@duetohackerss.com>
Date: 2012-03-02
Comments:
Your Sand Mountain Cherawkee info is very valuable to us. We recommend the addition of the Chera Empire of India and Bali and Sumatra and South Pacific and Buhtan, China and other Asia info as well or jush link to us: cherokeeempire.bravehost.com
 

Name: cherokee empire <noemail@duetohackerss.com>
Date: 2012-03-02
Comments:
Your Sand Mountain Cherawkee info is very valuable to us. We recommend the addition of the Chera Empire of India and Bali and Sumatra and South Pacific and Buhtan, China and other Asia info as well or jush link to us: cherokeeempire.bravehost.com
 

Name: Jennifer Ross <wrayjennifer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-03-01
Comments:
Came across your site while researching my family.
 

Name: Karen Focht <karen19focht@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-02-20
Comments:
Your information regarding dna testing is just what I need. Recently a word from a messianic woman minister from Israel surprised me. She stopped the meeting and walked over to me and said, the Lord says your are Jewish. I know that my mother and grandmother were part cherokee and possibly my father who was English,Irish and German may also be from the House of Joseph. Thank you for the research it is greatly appreciated....
 

Name: becky bucalo <bbucalo@century21award.com>
Date: 2012-02-18
Comments:
Looking for Cherokee connection through the "Bunch" surname of TN and KY
 

Name: Janet <Janlwh@aol.com>
Date: 2012-02-14
Comments:
I have long known in my heart that I had Jewish ancestry but I thought it must have been through my mother's father's German ancestors. But I just found the information on John Yates of Dan River showing French Jewish DNA. He is a 6th GGF and his daughter Hannah Yates and William Shelton are one of my 5th GGP's and their son Josiah Shelton is one of my 4th GGF's. This is exciting and long a dream of mine to find!!! Now I need to find my NA connection. Janet
 

Name: Janet L Garner <janetg040@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-12
Comments:
Iam a direct decent of Moytoy,Big Chief Halfbreed and Cheif Charles Renatus Hick please send any info for these great Cherokee people I am trying to bring my father home who passed 4 month before my birth
 

Name: Lorene Cooper <lorenecooper11@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-02-09
Comments:
My great great grandmother was said to be cherokee..last name Conn from Talladega, Alabama..cannot trace further..need help..thanks
 

Name: Ray Weary (Crosby) <ussraymonski@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-02-06
Comments:
I am trying to find my gggrandfather's lineage as a Cherokee Indian. My gggrandfather's name is Moose (or Moses) Weary who had a brother by the name of Scipio Weary. My father was Charlie Weary who is listed as Mulatto in the 1930 Mississippi census. Hope you can help me out.
 

Name: Ian Haberlin <ihaberlin@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-02-06
Comments:
I have heard from some sources that the Bean family that produced William Bean, early Tennessee pioneer, was Melungeon. Does anyone have any more extensive information regarding where the Beans get their Melungeon heritage from? Thanks.
 

Name: Amy Butler <anuchild@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-31
Comments:
I am one of yours. Melungeon. Oddly I am also a Jewish convert since 1993:) I am a historian, former archaeologist, and genealogist. We need to talk!
:)

 

Name: Jennifer Page <JenniferPage53@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-27
Comments:
Hi,Mr, Yates We come from the same family from William Davis and Mary Ann Black(fox)through their daughter Lucia Davis and William Polson, then their daughter Nancy Ann Polson and John H.Brooks,Then their daughter Laura Jane Brooks and Joel Cobb McClendon,Then their son Polk Bobo McClendon and Alice Bertha Swafford and their daughter Katherine McClendon,my grandmother and Hubert Gamble and my mother Jeanette Gamble Jones.They all were born and/or died in Scottsboro Jackson Co. Alabama.My great-grandparents were buried in the same cemetary as William Davis and Mary Ann Black(fox).I didn't know I was of Indian descent until finding your website.My grandmother and her sisters favored your mother when they were young. Thanks for your help ever so much.Jennifer Page
 

Name: Desiree Ohnick <dohnick@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-23
Comments:
My best friend in the world is both Choctaw and Cherokee, and I was really excited to find them combined like this. Thank you for all of your information!
 

Name: Jeanene Fowler <jeanene.fowler84@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-22
Comments:
Hi, Thanks for documenting the "Story of the Coopers". My maternal grandmother was Geneva Cooper from Sand Mountain, the daughter of Charlie Cooper and Alice Whetzell. Her great-grandfather was Peter Isaac Cooper and great-grandmother was Malinda Sizemore. My grandmother had told us that her heritage was German on her mother's side and a mix of Cherokee & Irish on her father's side. Your story provided additional details to fill in the blanks. Thanks!
 

Name: cindyhedrickstark <kiescindy44@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-19
Comments:
This is a wonderfull sight...Iam Cherokee...Desended on my grandmothers side(Sallie Coody# from Cheif John Ross...on my grandfathers side #Michael Payne Hedrick# from Nancy Ward. I had the good fortune of my grandma living till she was 93#1896-1989) and i was 23. She told many stories of Oklahoma..I now live in Ar and hope over my life time to go see some these places and learn more..Would love to find out what happened to some of her brothers and sisters...know some but can connect others...Betty Coody married John Fox would like to know where they are burried as well as sister Lila coody Naught married Vern Naught in Co. and sister Mary....am also looking for living desendents of John P. Lyman and Mary Polly Patrick
 

Name: cindyhedrickstark <kiescindy44@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-19
Comments:
This is a wonderfull sight...Iam Cherokee...Desended on my grandmothers side(Sallie Coody) from Cheif John Ross...on my grandfathers side (Michael Payne Hedrick) from Nancy Ward. I had the good fortune of my grandma living till she was 93(1896-1989) and i was 23. She told many stories of Oklahoma..I now live in Ar and hope over my life time to go see some these places and learn more..Would love to find out what happened to some of her brothers and sisters...know some but can connect others...Betty Coody married John Fox would like to know where they are burried as well as sister Lila coody Naught married Vern Naught in Co. and sister Mary....am also looking for living desendents of John P. Lyman and Mary Polly Patrick
 

Name: cindyhedrickstark <kiescindy44@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-19
Comments:
This is a wonderfull sight...Iam Cherokee...Desended on my grandmothers side(Sallie Coody# from Cheif John Ross...on my grandfathers side #Michael Payne Hedrick# from Nancy Ward. I had the good fortune of my grandma living till she was 93#1896-1989) and i was 23. She told many stories of Oklahoma..I now live in Ar and hope over my life time to go see some these places and learn more..Would love to find out what happened to some of her brothers and sisters...know some but can connect others...Betty Coody married John Fox would like to know where they are burried as well as sister Lila coody Naught married Vern Naught in Co. and sister Mary....am also looking for living desendents of John P. Lyman and Mary Polly Patrick
 

Name: cindyhedrickstark <kiescindy44@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-19
Comments:
This is a wonderfull sight...Iam Cherokee...Desended on my grandmothers side(Sallie Coody) from Cheif John Ross...on my grandfathers side (Michael Payne Hedrick) from Nancy Ward. I had the good fortune of my grandma living till she was 93(1896-1989) and i was 23. She told many stories of Oklahoma..I now live in Ar and hope over my life time to go see some these places and learn more..Would love to find out what happened to some of her brothers and sisters...know some but can connect others...Betty Coody married John Fox would like to know where they are burried as well as sister Lila coody Naught married Vern Naught in Co. and sister Mary....am also looking for living desendents of John P. Lyman and Mary Polly Patrick
 

Name: Bill Cooper <imapepsiguy@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-01-19
Comments:
Hi Donald,
I haven't written in a while. Recently retired, I am taking on genealogy more fervently. My thanks for all of your hard work. I have posted my line on Ancestry.com, as "The Cooper Family". Regards,
Bill

 

Name: Nancy Hause <nrhause@msn.com>
Date: 2012-01-18
Comments:
I'm a Sizemore on my mother's side and a Yates on my father's. Would like to know more about both families.
 

Name: david mowa <davidn53@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-12
Comments:
Happy New Years, my brother! How have you and Teresa been doing? I still reside here in Phoenix, just came back from Hopi after a long winter solstice ceremony. An emergences for a long healthy life and prosperity for all mankind. I do have some protection pahos for you and Teresa. Hope to talk to you soon. David
 

Name: Marjorie Kellogg <lehtoinaz@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-08
Comments:
I have heard that on my mothers side Cunningham/Dorsey she believe that we had either cherokee or choctaw in our family. If anyone has info on Haston Cunningham or Anna Mann Dorsey,I would like to hear
 

Name: Elizabeth Hood <eoeden@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-03
Comments:
When I read Mr. Donald Panther Yates research I began looking at my family heritage with sharper perception. I am hoping to contact Mr. Yates. I am the gggggreat-granddaughter of the Longhunter called Jacob Troxel. My great uncle was Thomas Harlan Troxel, the author of Legion of the Lost Mine (and source of much controversy). My family heritage is in the area of McCreary/Wayne Co, KY and Scott Co, TN. I always wondered why my Troxel relatives all had dark hair, angled facial features, and olive skin. I am looking for three things: (1) to verify the family legend that we are descended from "Hebrew Asia Minor" as my Uncle Harlan always claimed, (2) to find as much information as possible about our Native Am Indian heritage, whether through Cornblossom, the alleged Cherokee wife of Jacob Troxel, or Elizabeth Chartier, a Shawnee melungeon also proported to be his wife, and (3)to find the origin behind my great-grandfather middle name, Joab Burke Troxel.I think I have reached the end of the information available from places like ancestry.com and see several leads through Mr. Yates research. I am hoping that perhaps Mr. Yates can point me in the right direction. Warmest regards, Elizabeth Hood
 

Name: Dana Spradlin <dana7s@aol.com>
Date: 2012-01-02
Comments:
Hello, I am a descendent of James, Benjamin, Johnathon, Granville, Henry, and Richard Burke. Richard was my grandpa.
 

Name: John Blevins <jblevins18@cox.net>
Date: 2011-12-22
Comments:
I came here looking to see the connection of our family(Blevins) to the Pocahontas linage. Thanks for letting me look around Blessings.
 

Name: Mary Lee Shelton <mlbs1@aol.com>
Date: 2011-11-25
Comments:
I am a descendent of Malea Labon
 

Name: teresa yates miller <tyymiller@juno.com>
Date: 2011-11-24
Comments:
Interested in Yates native american research
 

Name: DAVID RIKER <olebigwave@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-11-20
Comments:
great idea
 

Name: Anne Martin <blondiemo@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2011-11-19
Comments:
I ended up on this site while researching my grandmother's grandparents. I can't wait to look around!
 

Name: Kimberly Wood <seansgirl40104@aol.com>
Date: 2011-11-11
Comments:
I have heard alot of great things about your site! My Mother-in-law visits regularly so i had to take a look.
 

Name: Sheila Featherston Durham <sheiljd@cox.net>
Date: 2011-11-11
Comments:
My GGG Grandfather was George Washington Panther, born 1821 & died 1861. I am trying to locate his Father's or Mother. My father was told he was 1/8th Cherokee so this is very interesting to me. My Son has very strong Native American features as did my Dad. Thank you for this site, it is a honor to know my heritage.
Sheila

 

Name: Alan Henderson <lordkintyre@att.net>
Date: 2011-11-09
Comments:
...interesting site...well done.
 

Name: Robin Joly <robinjly@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-11-08
Comments:
Looks interesting, I will be back to check out some more.
 

Name: Silver Wolf <silverwolf_micmac@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-11-06
Comments:
Nicer site will be back to look more and read a lot more Aho my brothers
 

Name: La Nita Wacker < RAWacker@aol.com>
Date: 2011-10-26
Comments:
Previous contacts regarding Marvin Jordan DNA which is semetic comparing to Cohanin genetic pattern from DNA with Bernard Greenspan. Have the Jordan surname projectbeen merged? La Nita
 

Name: Norma J Blasdel <nblasdel@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2011-10-21
Comments:
This is my first time on your page. This research is for a cousin of my husband's. but, do you have any Poe's, Elkins, Walker, Townsend's? Norma Blasdel, Enid, Ok nblasdel@sbcglobal.net
 

Name: Barbara Hensley <barbarahensley7@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-18
Comments:
I am looking for my ancestors. The only one I know is my Grand Mother, Maggie Schuler. Schuler is not her maiden name. Can you tell how to go about finding anything on her?
 

Name: donald cooper <djcooper@yadtel.net>
Date: 2011-10-11
Comments:
my father edward frost cooper and ola troy hollaway son of william franklin cooper and melinda jane snow son of william edmon cooper and lydia caroline young son of charles agustus cooper and frances almedia mcdaniel son of william labon cooper and sarah glass son of isaac cooper and nancy black fox son of henry labon and molly huston son of william a.cooper and malea labon
 

Name: jerry leeman <kindnessfestival@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-08
Comments:
aho
 

Name: chet blair <outlaw.justice@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-06
Comments:
my great granfather was william darling yates
 

Name: Robert Troxtel <bettytroxtel@tds.net>
Date: 2011-09-30
Comments:
I am looking for my indian hertiage.Richard Muse was Elizabeth Blevins grandfather.Elizabeth married Big Jake Troxell.They had a daughter named Elizabeth 'Eliza' Louisa Troxell. Any information will be greatly appreicated. Thank You Robert Troxtel
 

Name: James Taylor <jtayl607@aol.com>
Date: 2011-09-27
Comments:
Family is from TN- Archibald Taylor/Margaret Looney- of Samuel Looney Jr- Everything I find is Looney-Cherokee related- and connection to Chief John Looney. Margaret Looney was 7th generation from me.
 

Name: Marjorie Lea Kellogg Lehto <lehtoinaz@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-25
Comments:
have enjoyed the info and will check in frequently thank you
 

Name: rhoda barr <granyb2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-22
Comments:
I am looking fir my sizemore family conected to the mosleys
 

Name: Patricia Casey Meadows <pcmeadows@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-21
Comments:
My 5th great grandfather was Chief Blackfox of the Cherokee nation. I am descended from his daughter Nancy who married Isaac Cooper, then William Labon Cooper who married Sarah Glass, then Charles A. Cooper who married Almedia McDaniel, then William E. Cooper who married Lydia C. Young, then my grandfather: William F. Cooper who married Melinda J. Snow.
 

Name: Doyce Garrett Lansford <mur0123@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-20
Comments:
My Garrett family were from Cherokee Co NC and Union Co GA.My early years were on Sand Mountain, later Chickamauga, GA.My lines are Dockery's from Cherokee NC,Waters from Ga,Radford's NC.My mother's were Smith's, mostly Cherokee from Jackson Co AL.
 

Name: Doyce Garrett Lansford <mur0123@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-20
Comments:
My Garrett family were from Cherokee Co NC and Union Co GA.My early years were on Sand Mountain, later Chickamauga, GA.My lines are Dockery's from Cherokee NC,Waters from Ga,Radford's NC.My mother's were Smith's, mostly Cherokee from Jackson Co AL.
 

Name: Chuck Runyon <chuckrunyon@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-09-15
Comments:
Interested in the Saponi Nation
 

Name: margie clifton <dynamichobbies@consolidated.net>
Date: 2011-09-15
Comments:
i am trying to research my cherokee heritage. my maiden name is justice, decendant of richard (dick) justice. my fathers name was james bradley justice, grandfathers name, James Franklin Justice, great grandfathers name Jasper Justice, i can't get back further at this time, can you help
 

Name: PATRICIA FULLER <patricias27avon@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-13
Comments:
I have Cherokee's in my family line mostly from Kentucky area my Great Grandmother was Roxie Pack who married a Campbell then a Boyd. Don't have very much info on her but I am still researching in hopes to locate her family
 

Name: Linda Turner Zinn <zinn411@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-07
Comments:
Ancestor is Elizabeth Mitchell, Cherokee Indian, AL.

 

Name: Rebecca Ann Cooper <rebeccaash10@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-03
Comments:
My 3rd great grandfather is Black Fox. I never knew my grandfather on my father's side. His name is John Wesley Cooper, as is my father's. I believe my grandfather's name was Issac. I would love to connect to my people as I have been dreaming of my entire life. I am on that journey...
 

Name: Sheila Gibson <s2gibso@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-31
Comments:
Dear Don: We've corresponded before. You know I love your work and thank you. Today I write just to correct something. You have in your Sand Mountain article mention of "A notable member of the Brown clan was Capt. John Brown, born about 1756, residence of Creekpath." The continuation of this (about being partnered with Jerome Courtonne etc. is his father. You can write me and I can mail you a biography I wrote on him. Here is just one paragraph:
"In 1751 from an Upper Creek settlement John BROWN & Jerome COURTOUNE wrote to Daniel CLARK regarding problems with the Choctaw. In 1753 John BROWN, John BUCKLES & John TANNER (or TURNER) wrote to John PETTYROW about more Choctaw problems. They mentioned concerns for the “safety for their wives and childrenö. In another 1753 letter BROWN & TANNER (or TURNER) reported capturing a French prisoner along the Cherokee (Holston) River. (South Carolina Indian Affairs Documents)"
Regards, Sheila Shelton Gibson

 

Name: Linda Turner Zinn <zinn411@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-29
Comments:
My maternal grandmother was a descendent of James C. Yates and Mary Elizabeth Catherine Mitchell.
 

Name: lois cooper <huskywolves7@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-28
Comments:
I don't know if you can be of assistance to me,my husband's father passed away 1987. Before he passed he told him that they were connected to Daniel boone, said he never told anyone because he didn't know the whole story of how they mite be related.I have some info,but not sure i;m on the right track.We both carry a same gene for Wilson's disease.I'm suppose to have cherokee/blackfoot in my familyI'm having a hard time provingit.my side were supposed to have escaped the trail of tears.any help appreciated
 

Name: Mary Stephenson <marylynette54@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-27
Comments:
Thanks for all the research you've done and for maintaining this site.
 

Name: Linda Riley Rusch <lrusch@opusnet.com>
Date: 2011-08-27
Comments:
Hi.
 

Name: Brenda <Inaliandme@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-25
Comments:
I'm reading and learning here! My people are from southern Ohio,KY, VA, and who knows where..Blevins, Brown, Parker, Boggs..love your site!
 

Name: George Collord <georgecollord@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-16
Comments:
Loved the book on Crypto Jews in Scotland! I'm related to Isaac Cooper, first rabbi of Wheeling's Temple Shalom, through my mother. I'm looking forward to your Jews and Muslims in Colonial America
 

Name: Bill Wallace <billwallaceus@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-10
Comments:
I am looking for information re;Jane Shaw. Reported to have married a Yates that went to Georgia. It is thought that Jane was Cherokee.Living in one of the Carolinas
 

Name: sheila heath penner <sheila4491@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2011-07-21
Comments:
I am a DAR chapter registrar in Texas, and I am working on proving a Cooper line for an applicant. I stumbled onto your site quite by accident, and I am fascinated.
 

Name: Lynn Davis Wilhelm-Melberg <Jenelen@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-07-20
Comments:
I am finding, after 30 years of research, that my Uncle's comment re. me (at three years of age) looking like the "Black Dutch" had basis in fact.

In fact, all families, (and there are many), in MS. Terr. and Madison Co. seem to have come from E. TN and intermarried with Indian tribes.

However, they supressed that information.....and it is very difficult to find.

 

Name: cindy millican <kilmerca@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-15
Comments:
My family has a William Millican, and sister, Celia Frances Millican. William was born in 1810 in Tennessee, and his siter was born in 1812. Celia Frances married a Goodman Stout. His family was from N.C. and Tennessee. Goodman Stout marries Celia Frances in Tennessee, and moves to Crawford County, Ark. and Washington County, Arkansas by the late 1820's or early 1830. We find Goodman Stout and wife Celia Frances, and her brother William M.Millican with wife Rebecca living beside each other in Crawford County, Ark. in 1850.

We believe that the Stouts werre Quakers at one time in N.C., but we can find no trace of the family of William and Celia Frances Millican in either, Tennessee or N.C. We have only found one case of siblings with the names Celiz Frances and William M.Millican, and they were born one generation later in the 1840's.

Any help with this line would be appreciated.

 

Name: Cindy millican <Kilmerca@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-14
Comments:
I am looking for a William Millican line out of Tennessee. I am, also, looking for a Luduska Arena Jones, parents line.
 

Name: Anthony E Wilson <tonywilson13@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-13
Comments:
Just wondering how the Cherokee study I am in is going?
 

Name: Carolyn seritt <liledger@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-13
Comments:
just adding to the last post for clarification to our connection. Granville and Bessie are my Mom's first cousins. She is Charlie Shraders daughter. I have his childrens, ect information if you want to complete them on your pages. My Momma was very excited when I told her I had signed your guest book. It is nice to reconnect. I know Mom would love to chat with you. She misses the mountian alot and we go back there for the decorations. God bless you for your work and just being one of us.
 

Name: Carolyn seritt <liledger@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-13
Comments:
just adding to the last post for clarification to our connection. Granville and Bessie are my Mom's first cousins. She is Charlie Shraders daughter. I have his childrens, ect information if you want to complete them on your pages. My Momma was very excited when I told her I had signed your guest book. It is nice to reconnect. I know Mom would love to chat with you. She misses the mountian alot and we go back there for the decorations. God bless you for your work and just being one of us.
 

Name: Carolyn Serit <liledger@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-13
Comments:
I am decended from the coopers, Margaret was my Mom's Grandmother. I am trying to establish my Mom's citizenship to the Cherokees. Do you have any advice on how I can accomplish this? Its great to learn of my heritage. No one in the family EVER spoke of this. I stumbled across it just reading stuff.
 

Name: Edna Krueger <ekrueger52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-10
Comments:
I'm a direct decendant of Thomas W. Denney (son of Wm. Denney Jr.,Sevier Tenn.)My great grandmother was Ida May Denney. I've just started investigating this side of the fam., and have "heard stories" that there mightbe cherokee in the family. The cherokee part I have not verified. The above info I obtained from "Denny's served in Several Wars",by John Wilson.
 

Name: Cindy Millican <ctmillicanglenn@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-06
Comments:
Thanks for telling me about this information and for doing all this laborious work. I am speechless with delight! I can't wait to read it all. I am so proud to be a descendent of these people and to be related to you!
 

Name: Cindy Looney King <cstarzandmoon@aol.com>
Date: 2011-07-01
Comments:
Greetings!
MyMaiden name is Cindy Looney and I am from the Moses Looney-Mary Guest Looney line. We have been searching for information about Them for a few Years and are unable to find any photos of Mary..Would You happen to know where We might find one or information about them?
Cindy Looney King

 

Name: Douglas Cox <drcox2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-06-30
Comments:
My GGGGrandpa was Moses Proctor that married Sausan Brown. I have all ways heared we had Cherokee blood in us, but I don't know how much.I'm glad that I found this web site.
 

Name: Rebecca Chism Hatcher <rebeccahatcher2010@att.net>
Date: 2011-06-20
Comments:
Hello from Florida! I am rsearching my Cherokee heritage. 2nd great grandmother, Zelphia Keys, daughter of Isaac Keys(1786) and wife/partner Rebecca (1800) of Tennessee. Zelphia is the mother of Richard Winford, (1846). She married Nathan Breed Chism in 1850 in Barren County Ky. He adopted her son, Richard, and there after the Keys name was lost.

I am hoping that by connecting here I will be able to locate the missing pieces of my family mystery. Who was full blooded Cherokee? Isaac or Rebecca? Or was it one of their parents? Anyone who is related or may have information about my family heritage is welcome to email me! Thank you!

Rebecca Ann (Chism [Keys]) Hatcher

 

Name: Joey Evans <spiritwarrior@nctv.com>
Date: 2011-06-02
Comments:
IM,tracing my Cherokee Blood Line.
WA DO
Joey Evans

 

Name: Teresa Clark <taclark12@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-05-30
Comments:
I am related through the Cooper Line. My 2nd great grandmother is Maria Wood Cooper (1798-1876) married Jacob Cornelius Miller (1780-1845. Would love to collaborate on information.

Teresa

 

Name: Renee Marble <renee@reneemarble.com >
Date: 2011-05-13
Comments:
Nice site, soothing...I am interested in studying herbalism and root medicine with a Choctaw Healer. How can I connect?
 

Name: Sharon Combs <sharoncombs944@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-11
Comments:
Love this site! I am the granddaughter of Robert E. Lee Powell, son of Malinda J.Medlin, daughter of Nancy Ann Jackson, daughter of Samuel Silas Jackson and Ester Hart. I've been searching for the parents of Samuel and Ester, who were Native American, but have hit a wall. I know he came to Gatesville, Coryell Co., Texas after Ester died in Clinton Co., Ohio in 1840. I don't know where she is buried, but she was born in North Carolina Abt. 1776, and Samuel was born in either N.C. or Va. Abt. 1775. The Jacksons came to Texas from Tn. with Starrs and Jones. Grandpa's grandma Charlotte T. (Lane) Powell lived with Dicie Carson Arrowood after her husband, John Anderson Powell died. The Arrowood's came from Cherokee Co., N.C.and Elizabeth (Anderson) Arrowood was 100% Cherokee. If you can help me find the parents of Samuel Silas Jackson and Ester Hart I think there is a connection to the Sizemores, Harts and Jacksons from your lines, I would appreciate any info. Sharon Willis, Powell, Combs.

 

Name: Deborah Brown <cinnamon2347@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2011-04-13
Comments:
I noticed the Melungeon sites,, have several Jones, that I have also seen listed in Culpeper Co, Va Records. I would like to find which one may have been the father of my Timothy Jones b. 1767 in Culpeper Co, and if any one know the history of this Group of Jones Families.
 

Name: Olivia Hall <ohall105@aol.com>
Date: 2011-04-06
Comments:
I am a descendant of Golden Hawk Sizemore.
 

Name: Lynne Stafford <jlynneda7@aol.com>
Date: 2011-04-01
Comments:
I am finding missing links to the rest of my Coopers in Ohio. The family changed the surname by dropping the Cooper & adding another name. It has made my search almost impossible....almost! I do have the ancestors helping me so all the hiding will not stop me from finding the truth!
 

Name: Michelle Keylon Watts <suzyqwatts@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-30
Comments:
I have just started tracing my father's family. I found awesome info on rootsweb and it led me here. I can't wait to peruse your site!
 

Name: Beverly Bryant <macawlady@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-19
Comments:
Enjoyed your site. I am a descendant of William Bean & Lydia Russell, and their son Jesse. I don't know of any Native American heritage through this line, though. But I have certainly learned a lot! Thanks.
 

Name: suzie breedlove <oldgraymule@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-12
Comments:
sorry,I entered wrong e-mail on previous sign in.
 

Name: suzie breedlove <oldgreymare@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-12
Comments:
wife of larry breedlove. I am the GGgrandaughter of Wm Blevins (settled in Marion co. TN), and the GGgrandaughter of Samuel Beene (from Robert Beene)married Millie Raulston, and the GGgrandaughter of Raulston/Simmons. I am the GGGGgrandaughter of Lousianna Porter daughter of Henry Porter from my fathers line. And the GGGgrandaughter of Edward Page whom married Alley Davis from Marion CO. TN andmoved into Dade Co Ga circa 1840's. I have been off line for 10yrs enjoying grandchildren and building house and farm life.
 

Name: Larry Breedlove <breedlove62@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-12
Comments:
I am the grandson of Estelle and Bud (albert) Cooper, Bud the son of Issac, son of Peter.
 

Name: Pam <psr77@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2011-02-21
Comments:
I like you website. Just found out that one of my grandfather's was the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh.
 

Name: Valerie Scott <crete98926@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-06
Comments:
Can't wait to get my tests back! this is amazing!
 

Name: Mrs. Shawn McKendrick Wooten <robwooten11gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-02
Comments:
I am the GG Granddaughter of Lutish Panter Panther from Alabama, her daughter Stacia Tirey was born in Alabama but passed away in Idabel Oklahoma. I have only been able to trace family to the mid 1800's have no idea how to go any further. Family members with last name Panther include Richard Panther, Calvin Panter Panther, and Lucinda Panther. If you or anyone of any knowledge of my family it would be greatly appreciated. My father passed a short time ago and would love to find out our true heritage. Also Ive been told that my G Grandmother ran an Indian Boarding School in Lamesa Texas but cannot find any information placing her there. Great Site and Thanks for all the great information.
 

Name: La Vera Jean Windisch /Beason <ikim_63@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-01
Comments:
I am a decendent of the Beason, Ramey, Goode family. I was recently trying to trace down my half brother or sister from my monter's first marriage and your article intitled " You will never find the truth" came up on google. It was my grandmother that you went to see in Huntsville. I find this so interesting as I have never known much about my mother's family other than my grandmother Elzina and my great grandmother nanny. I would love to find more information about the heritage of my family. My mother's name was La Vera Vetula Beason. She still has a brother living in Huntsville and his name is Fred Beason.
 

Name: majie <majie@majielaw.com>
Date: 2011-01-31
Comments:
Majie Moore Dodge
Attorney at Law

 

Name: Melody Dent <Ravenwind52@aol.com>
Date: 2011-01-16
Comments:
I would like to add you as a friend on facebook,I am from The Sizemore line as You are,MY cousins and I would like to get to know you better,Sincerely
 

Name: Charity Hohm-Whaley <plantershall@aol.com>
Date: 2011-01-13
Comments:
I'm trying to find out some information. It has been passed down in my family that we are related to Musholatubbee. I am related to Annie Llewellyn, which was suppose to be his daughter. I never see her name anywhere. It is my understanding that my family were early missionaries to the "west." Please contact me if you have any information. Thank you,
 

Name: Brenda Crittenden <nanab9@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2011-01-09
Comments:
I'm looking for information on my great grandmother Almeda Sizemore died before 1898. She had two children Sopha or Sofia Spears and Orla Spears. They were born in the Lincoln County West Virginia area.
 

Name: Pam Norris <dreamcatchernorris@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-01-03
Comments:
Refer family history on Alexander McGillivray, I found him to be my 6th/7th Great Grandfather but can not find him on any of the rolls a such. Contacted Atmore Alabama, the adv that I did not have enough decree (can't really remember the word) percentage of Indian blood to become a clan member, any suggesting as to what to do next? Is there somewhere that I can get the infor on his children, grandchildren and so on....
 

Name: JOHNNY RAY UPTON <MOVNUP@WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: 2011-01-02
Comments:
MY GRANMOTHER WAS CHEROKEE/CHOCTAW MIXED-BLOOD WHICH I LOVED DEARLY AND MISS.
 

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Date: 2010-12-30
Comments:
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Name: Sue Dave <suedave@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-12-25
Comments:
i am here again watz up
 

Name: Carol Myers Rymes <carol@rymes.net>
Date: 2010-12-20
Comments:
MtDNA U2e

Maternal Surnames: Rose, Staples, Green(e), Self/Selph, Jackson

 

Name: Debra Winchell <dldove22@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-12-18
Comments:
I'm happy to find you on the web again. We conversed a while ago. My Coopers might be related to your families somehow. I also have Native Ridges and Beelers/Peavlers from Tennessee.
 

Name: Carol Stahlin <bstahlin1@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-12-16
Comments:
Hello,
I'm thoroughly enjoying your website. I came upon it doing some post research after receiving my aunt's mtdna results from Family Tree DNA. It came back as a J haplogroup. (most of her exact matches are J2's) She was born in Arkansas, as was our father, from a family line where there is a strong indication of Cherokee roots. Basically, our early male ancestors from the United Kingdom settled in Virginia in the 1600-1700's and many married native women. Their migration then took them to the Carolina's Kentucky, Tennessee, and finally into the Arkansas Ozarks (Searcy and surrounding counties.)
Scattered throughout the family tree are daughters being named Pocahontas, Powhatan, and Toccoah.
The direct line surnames are Baker, Hensley, Wyatt, Tutt, May, Robertson, Rea, Duncan. Surnames coming in through marriage are Hendrix,Tate,Jameson, Fowler, etc. I've seen all these surnames on Cherokee surname lists.

One of my ancestral uncles, David Curtis Baker, married a Sarah J. Cooper, born c. 1843, Ar. d. 1897. Supposedly she was a cousin to Eleanor Rea, granddaughter of John Robertson, Jr. and Jenny unknown(stories told of Jenny being Cherokee). Did any of your Cooper's end up in Arkansas?

I'd love to be able to help you out with your DNA compilation, but unfortunately, none of our Cherokee roots are documented (except for some Hensley aunts, uncles and cousins listed on the Guion Miller Rolls).

Anyway, if you would like any more anecdotal history of our family line, please email at bstahlin1@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Carol Stahlin
Portland, OR


 

Name: Paige Fontaine <pfontaine@conroeisd.net>
Date: 2010-12-12
Comments:
Love your site! I am just starting to reseach this line and what an invaluable resource this is. I descend from Cornelius C. Cooper through his grandson, Hope Hull Cooper, whose daughter Pricey Adelude Cooper married Henry J. Adams and moved to Wharton, Texas. My grandpa used to say his grandma was "an old squaw" but I didn't know any more than that until recently. What an interesting family line this is proving to be! Thanks for all your hard work.
 

Name: Phillip G. Gurganus <pgurganus2@ec.rr.com>
Date: 2010-12-07
Comments:
Thank you for all you do.
 

Name: Debbie Miller <drmiller55@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-25
Comments:
Looking for Cherokee ancestors. Mahala Stanford Flowers b. 1832, TN. & Clayton Miller b. 1831, TN.
 

Name: Richard Alvarez <guitarz4eva@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-10
Comments:
I read your article on Chicano.org and I found it very insightful and interesting, being of Pascua Yaqui decent myself I was taken by the history witnessed from your Grandfather. I have always looked for true history and not the one that's fed by the government to our children everyday. I really appreciate the information and how forthcoming and freely it was shared. Thanks Brother
 

Name: Toni LaTulippe <tonileelat@charter.net>
Date: 2010-11-09
Comments:
Hi, I am searching for information on my maternal grandmother. Very little is known other than her last name which was Caderet. Like I said very little is known. I have some information but I can't say if it's true or not. It would mean so much to me for too many reasons to say if someone could just let me no where to begin. Thanks.
 

Name: Ka Beard Hethmon <kahethmon@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-08
Comments:
As everyone else My mother, and her grandmother has said we were indians from N.C. But can't prove it. can't find anything on Beards past Martin Beard, b. about 1792.
Love this site. Ka Beard Hethmon


















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Name: Ka Beard Hethmon <kahethmon@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-08
Comments:
As everyone else My mother, and her grandmother has said we were indians from N.C. But can't prove it. can't find anything on Beards past Martin Beard, b. about 1792.
Love this site. Ka Beard Hethmon


















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Name: Brian L. Miller <bl_miller@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-10-25
Comments:
I am trying to find out the true heritage of Chief John Looney (Prin. Chief twice, western Cherokee). I have found Looney family research online that credits the father of Chief John as being both Capt. John Looney with daughter of Black Fox Chippewa ( and daughter of Black Fox of Tellico) and also his father being Joseph, the brother of Capt. John with his wife being the daughter of Black Fox Chippewa. For some reason this one step is very confusing.
I have also been contacted by an independent member of the Looney family claiming that the sole mother of all of Capt. John's children was Elizabeth Renfro.
There is little effect on my heritage because I come back to the Looneys through Betsy Webber, adopted daughter of William Webber.
I am in hopes that I can get the proper family line as to Chief John, his wife and her parents so that if I do have a Cherokee heritage that I have it accurate.
How would you suggest that I proceed?

 

Name: Teresa Frabbiele Kathmann <tangelk@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-22
Comments:
I have always been told by my mother that i was Cherokee Indian from my maternal grandfather, his name was Hubert E. Hall. I have just recently been very curious about my ethnic background as I have always know that my father is only Sicilian and Jewish only. I have just recently discovered from a cousin on my mothers side with whom we share a Grandfather, that we are considered Melungeons. I have never heard of this ethnic group ever before. I always suspected that my mother had Cherokee and Jewish heritage just by her looks. However, I did not realize that she may also black roots also. I am curious about this and want to know anything about the Melungeons and how I can get a DNA test to be sure of my heritage.
 

Name: yamit <roden_s@netvision.net.il>
Date: 2010-10-22
Comments:
The last information I found re; your work re: Cherokee connections to Jews was around 2002. What is the latest updates re: your work and others to that end.

Yamit from Dimona Israel.

 

Name: Lani Aloha Christian-Garner <lanialoha@ou.edu>
Date: 2010-10-21
Comments:
Dear Dr. Yates,
As you can probably tell my background is actually a conglomeration of Hawaiian, Norwegian and many other backgrounds. I have taught over 18 years in the music classroom and have always been fascinated with music from around the world. It has been a huge part of my music curriculum and an extremely valuable tool in helping my students become more aware and involved in the world outside of their smaller parameter.
I have been fortunate to have travelled in my past and use my knowledge to help guide my students in opening their minds to other cultures. Although I am definitely not an expert in all of the cultures I teach songs and games from, I at least feel confident sharing the knowledge I gained from visiting these countries first hand.
I, like many music teachers in Oklahoma, do not feel confident or qualified teaching Native American music in the classroom, due to lack of knowledge in this area. Because of this fear of being disrespectful by misrepresenting Native American traditions, I have found that Native American music is often pushed to the side, taught out of context or omitted entirely. This seems terribly inappropriate, especially with the high Native American population in our schools.
In hopes to help to remedy this situation I am writing a paper on a subject, which is forcing me to reach out a little beyond my comfort zone. Working through this paper, I hope to find ways to revitalize traditional Native American music, lost or become lost from, in our current music classrooms. I am very interested in the history that was “left outö in our state and the importance of bringing it back. This is the least I can do as a teacher and hopefully, lead by example. Again, my fear is not doing it appropriately or respectfully. I was truly inspired by your website and your writings. Can you give me advice or direction?
Sincerely,
Lani

 

Name: Teri Steiner <ptsteiner1@juno.com>
Date: 2010-10-10
Comments:
We are related through Issac Cooper and Nancy Blackfox. My line continues through Mary Polly Bookout Cooper and John Lovelace Sr. I would like to know more about your When Scotland Was Jewish. My Mother always said I have the Jewish nose (I'm the only one with a nose that doesn't turn up!) Somehow she always knew we had Jewish ancestry, but I never thought I'd find that out for sure. The interesting thing for me though is that both of her Father's parents had Jewish roots. Her Father's maternal Grandmother (Eva Green) came from Ireland or Scotland and was definitely Jewish. The Paternal side was Cherokee (Lovelace) and Irish (Leona Kennedy). I'm going to order the book and am sure I will enjoy it!
 

Name: Pamela Jo Hatley <pamela@pamelajomusic.com>
Date: 2010-10-03
Comments:
It is an honor to find your site. I have been searching for ancestors of my father's family, and particularly my great-great-grandmother, for many years. Family folklore is tha she was a Cherokee, born 1936 in Tennessee, and "orphaned" as a child. Census data confirms her birth and death dates, however, they also show her as "white." She was Kezziah (or Kizziah, or Kissiah) Potter. She married James Willis Amos and they lived in the Sand Mountain, AL community. I may never learn the details of her life, but nevertheless I know there is a connection somewhere back in time, and I am honored to find your site.

Pamela Jo

 

Name: Pamela S. Riffe <psr77@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2010-10-02
Comments:
I recently learned I was related to Chief Cornstalk and to the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh on my mother's side. I am looking for my gggrandmother Linny Messer who I was told was a native american but I do not know what tribe she was from. Thanks for all of the information on this site
 

Name: RON E. PENNINGTON-SATTERFIELD <WWW.BARONMUNCASTEROFMUSCOY@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2010-09-30
Comments:
SORRY FOR THE BLUNDER. I HIT THE WRONG KEY. MY MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME IS PENNINGTON. THANK YOU.

RON E. PENNINGTON-SATTERFIELD

 

Name: RON SATTERFIELD <WWW.BARONMUNCASTEROFMUSCOY@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2010-09-30
Comments:
PLEASE E-MAIL ME. I AM CURIOUS WHO THE INDIAN CHIEF IS CAPTIONED ABOVE. HE LOOKS LIKE A THORNTON MY WIFE KNOWS FROM OREGON. THANK YOU.
RON E. BENNINGTON-SATTERFIELD

 

Name: Janet Garrison <garr236@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-09-28
Comments:
Where can I find your book "Old Souls in a New World?"
 

Name: Phillip Gurganus <pgurganus2@ec.rr.com>
Date: 2010-09-26
Comments:
I am seeking my Red Roots. My people came from N.Eastern NC around Angetown, Longridge and Pintown. I believe that my Paternal Greatgrand Mother ,Stubbs, was a Melungeon. I believe that my other paternal ancestors were Indians, Kelley, Ange, Browning, and Rytan. I believe that my Gurganus ancestors were probably Melungeon. However, there is a lack of documented evidence to support my beliefs. What I feel in my Spirit is my strongest supporter.
Phillip G. Gurganus

 

Name: Marilyn Mitchell Gross <rarepinkladyslipper@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-15
Comments:
Dr. Yates,
Very nice website extremely interesting & infornmative. I was recently watching Johnathan Bernis's TV show, Jewish Voice. My ears perked up when he began introducing you & describing the work you are doing with DNA testing. I happen to be very interested in DNA testing & had heard many years ago from a realtive in Ft Payne, Al, Rachel Manning, that her sister who had been a librarian, had done some research into the Mitchell family line & she felt strongly we had Jewish roots since she had discovered the Jews had migrated into Scotland. . .I also have Native American ancestry so your information was even more interesting to me.

I taped the show so I could go back & listen to it later in more detail. One of my Mitchell cousins who was also from Sand Mountain, Al had just returned from a trip to Scotland & I thought he & his family would enjoy reading your book. I decided to google the info but did not take time to go back to the show for the details, just typed in Scottish Jewish Roots etc. Which led me to your website. Imagine the surprise when I read that your roots were also from the Sand Mountain, Al area.

As I read on I discovered some more information that astounded me. . . I had actually heard of your Mother before. I have been involved in the arts since I was a teen. My family moved from Sand Mountain to Huntsville, Al & I began a modeling career while in High School, then later relocated to Atlanta, Ga, where I modeled & studied acting & voice. I left Georgia & moved to New Port Bch, Ca & lived in the Southern Ca area for 15 years before returning to the South. Several yrs ago, I was working as a talent agent in Buckhead, in Atlanta & working as talent myself, when I met a man named Cooper Yates. We worked on a project together for "The Great Gatsby Auction House" in Atlanta.

I was surprised to discover that his Mother was from my area in Al & he told me about her attending Berry College, as I recall she met his father then. He said there were several children in his mother's family so she had to live with a relative, an aunt I think he said, in the valley. At the time I thought he meant Valley Head. Apparently Cooper was your brother!

I googled him and was so sad to find that he had passed away. He was a very nice person & such blue eyes! I enjoyed working with him on the project.

One of my Mitchell cousins wrote a book on the Mitchell family history & I decided to pick it up & do some digging after your appearance on Jewish Voice. I googled one of the family names which seemed to have a dead end & it took me to another site that I found very interesting. My Grandfather's family are listed there & I also found your Mother's name. . . Bessie Louise Cooper, 22 Oct. 1917, Langston, Jackson Co, Al. No parents were listed or children. Her husband was listed as Lowden Henry Yates, & his parents were listed & it stated that they were married in Muscogee, Ok. (My father was born in Fairfax, Osage Co Ok) According to the site all the people listed are either related by blood and/or marriage.

I wonder if you are familiar with this site or the man who put it together. His name is Randy McCord. Randymccord.com

I found you on FaceBook but did not see a place to request you as a friend. I am on FB, Marilyn Mitchell Gross. I would like to keep in touch.

My great grandfather Raymond Biddle was sheriff of Dekalb County in the 20's & my grandfather James Polk Stringer & his ancestors helped settle Jackson Co, particulary, the town of Section. I think it was his grandfather who manned the ferryboat across the river in Langston. My ancestor was the first school teacher in Section too. Some of my family names from Jackson & Dekalb Counties in Alabama are: Mitchell, Lowery, King, Cordell, Biddle, Stringer, Reed, Pierce, Davis, others from the South include, McVey, Thompson, Blankenship, Eaves, Brown, Snow, Knight etc. My Cherokee ancestor on the Cordell side was a Painter or Panter or Panther. . .

 

Name: Jason Tomlinson <pawmi@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-09-07
Comments:
I want to thank you for all of your work . After countless hours of researching the Turnbull side of my family ( and not much to show other than the lineage to John Turnbull and sister of Taski Etoka ) I now know why we are not on the dawes roll (William Turnbull drowning ... my great (x4) grandfather) thank you again
 

Name: Josef Nix <joeandkeith@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-09-05
Comments:
Dr. Panther Yates:

I just recently “discoveredö you and your work and must admit I am fascinated. I trust you will bear with the length of this present, and hope that I am not “out of line.ö If I be so, please forgive me. I fear I suffer from what my favorite Yankee professor called, “the Southern malady of diarrhea of the pen.ö

A bit of background here and how I came across you and your work. I am what we call a True Southerner, my ancestry going back as the Spanish gitanos say “de las cuartro costasö to the early colonial period. I have done any number of things along the way to my middle years which are far removed from “Southernö per se, but I have always been rooted in my culture and heritage and have resisted all attempts to force me to assimilate! Now comes the time when I have time to explore just what it is that makes a Southerner and Southerner and what goes into that tenacity to hold onto that identity when, all it all, life would probably be easier if we gave “all thatö up. I only half jokingly say that “it’s in the genes.ö

I have no Indian blood that I know of. I have, however, spent the last 35 years sharing beads and blankets with a partner of Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. My own is Sephardic. Back in 1992 we got orders to “rethink Columbusö and we did. What we found was not what the politically correct had in mind! That, though, is another story. Just suffice it here to say that in the journey through that 500 years, we wound up with the conclusion that had it not been for Ole Chris, we probably wouldn’t have met, so all’s well that ends well.

That said, in the navel contemplation and delving into the half-forgotten pages of the recorded story and the oral traditions, I have come to the conclusion that standing at the cradle of Southern civilization there were a Sephardic Adam and an Indigenous American Eve. I’ve written a so-called “manuscriptö in which I deal with that aspect along with other elements which went into the make-up of the Southern weltanschauung which have no place in the standard version of the story. It will never see the light of print, of course, since no editor would touch it. That’s fine by me since it was written as a cathartic experience. I call it "Dereconstructing History: a revisionist view of the South starting with Columbus."

So, with all that said, now I think you can see why I am so fascinated by what you are up to. Anyway, keep up the good work and thank you for thinking outside the box.

Josef Nix

 

Name: Millie <Ocalanne@aol.com>
Date: 2010-08-02
Comments:
A fellow genealogist suggested this site very worthy of researching. Am trying to verify family folklore that my paternal grandmother was part of the Native American family ... in particular Cherokee. She was born and raised in eastern KY 1905 - 1977 ... southern WV ... her ancestors being from KY. The McCoy family is one of the families I am researching, along with Allen. So glad to find this site ... will enjoy my search. Thank you!
 

Name: Kendall Brune <kbrune2339@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-07-25
Comments:
I am working on my families history. My grandfather is still living at 102 and is in excellent health. He and my grandmother always had a running joke of ancestry: She is related to John Quincy Adams...and had family on the Mayflower. However, grandfather's family history is sketchy at best but he always shared that his family met the boat~!

Thank you for the excellent site.

Kendall Brune

 

Name: James Camp, Jr. <jhcamp58@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-06-26
Comments:
Thanks for this great website and all that you do. I am the ggggrandson of Anna Taylor. She is thought to be the daughter of Chief Richard Fox Taylor. Her mother Ruthy West Mckinney was kidnapped while working in the field. They had a daughter Anna Taylor. They were never married but later he did get married twice to other women. This is the story that has been passed down generation to generation. Ruthy west was on the 1835 Indian Census. He is the son of Jennie Walker and the great grandson of Chief Oconostota. I would like to be able to prove this to be true. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Dennis Cooper <dccrealtor@cox.net>
Date: 2010-06-14
Comments:


 

Name: Dan Norvell <nangjing@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-30
Comments:
Dear Panther,
My great grandmother Martha E. Taylor Bernard was reportedly part Cherokee. Her Father Lewis Taylor (KIA 1862 Civil War) and her Grandfather Joshua Taylor are both listed in 1850 census for Bledsoe Co., TN. I'm trying to find out if they are related to known Cherokees Lt. Col. Thomas Fox Taylor of First Cherokee Cavalry (KIA, 1862, Bayou Menard#; or to Richard Taylor, Cherokee Council #leader of "Trail of Tears" march); or to any other Cherokee named Taylor. Would like to hear from anyone researching descendents of Richard or Thomas Fox Taylor or ascendents of Joshua and Lewis Taylor. Thanks again for your website.

 

Name: Kathleen Rogalla <chasesthewind@knology.net>
Date: 2010-05-20
Comments:
Love the site! I'm getting the Finger print and the 18 marker ethnic panel done. Can't wait for the results.
 

Name: June Everheart <June@Everheartfamily.com>
Date: 2010-05-18
Comments:
My mother was a Cooper, and I am working on completing her genealogy --- from Howell Cooper son of James Cooper (1727 Surry VA) and wife Hollanberry Cooper gr-daughter of Benjamin Cooper (1691 Surry VA). Would like to hear from other genealogist or historians as I am very interested in the origin or our family.
 

Name: judy <jasanders750@live.com>
Date: 2010-05-13
Comments:
Still searching for my Cherokee roots through the Keys/Rorex connection. Can anyone help? thanks!
 

Name: harry hicks <fhx@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-05-08
Comments:
i am trying to find my great grand-father ambrose hicks
 

Name: Billie Marrs Harless <cwckjd@aol.com>
Date: 2010-05-08
Comments:
My BLEVINS line; F)Living and M)Thelma Lee Jones MARRS, s/o James Hiram and Nancy Florence Blevins MARRS, d/o Richard William and Adaline Herring BLEVINS, s/o Squire and Elizabeth Meek BLEVINS.... Just stopped by to look at your site and enjoy the music.
Billie

 

Name: frances hicks <fhx@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-05-06
Comments:
looking for ancestors
 

Name: james summers <boggyriver@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-04-16
Comments:
don, been a while since i have contacted you. see you have some info on the peek family. i have much more info on the peeks from alabama if you are interested let me know how to get it to you. tks cousin james
 

Name: Vickie Lasley <vlasley@charter.net>
Date: 2010-04-14
Comments:
I see that you are looking for descendants of John Looney, but you don't say which John Looney. I am descended from the Looney family and there are several Johns listed. I do know that some of the Looneys in my family were listed on the rolls of the Chickasaw Tribe, and I am descended from one of those branches. I look forward to exploring your site in more detail.
 

Name: Ken Herman <kherman4@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-04-13
Comments:
I am interested in researching my family roots and was very impressed with how the DNA Consultants test confirmed my research.
 

Name: William Deremiah <deremiah@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-04-13
Comments:
I recently submitted cheek swabs for testing on maternal and paternal lines to Ancestry.Com. I have the results, but not the expertise to interpret them.

My father's people (Deremiah) have been in the Americas since the late 1600's. On my mother's side, (Van Ronk or Ronk) they have been here since the settling of New Amsterdam. A Bible page I once saw stated the one of my ancestors married an Indian woman. From my maternal grandmother's line (Dunham, Bradford, & Childers) there are stories of links Native American families, but I can find nothing verifiable.
Perhaps you folks could help me with a direction to follow?

 

Name: tguess <tange.guess187@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-12
Comments:
i have found the ifo i need but i need to know how to be sure that it is viable and that i can actually confirm it.
 

Name: tguess <tange.guess187@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-12
Comments:
this site along with others helped me unearth my cherokee roots. Thanks

 

Name: Janice Thompson <Manyhorses21@aol.com>
Date: 2010-04-11
Comments:
Looking up my background and ran across this site.
 

Name: Nancy Kier <nak1226@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-01
Comments:
Green Berry T.Rozell(my ggg grandfather) and George Rozell (gg grandfather are who I'm looking for info. The Rozell Masacre mentions being "Spaniard" my grandmother Lenora Pearl Daniel Hughes her father Elbert Browning Daniel1869 Louiseville KY (there a stop in his line, I believe it may be name change, and a Townsend connection. Pearls mother was Margaret Ann Lellena "Lula" Rozell said there were a bunch killed and so he would never say he was Indian again. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Nancy Kier <nak1226@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-01
Comments:
Green Berry T.Rozell(my ggg grandfather) and George Rozell (gg grandfather are who I'm looking for info. The Rozell Masacre mentions being "Spaniard" my grandmother Lenora Pearl Daniel Hughes her father Elbert Browning Daniel1869 Louiseville KY (there a stop in his line, I believe it may be name change, and a Townsend connection. Pearls mother was Margaret Ann Lellena "Lula" Rozell said there were a bunch killed and so he would never say he was Indian again. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Sandra Otos <cgoslo@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-03-25
Comments:
Hello Donald,
I haven't worked on genealogy with you for a while. I found something today which I think might apply to your family. I was looking for my Davises. In 1830 Blount Co. TN, there was a John Panther listed age 20-30. I hope you can use this info. Happy hunting! We now think our Davises may have come from Rowan Co. NC and be connected to the Bryans, Boones, Douthits and Linvilles, but nothing in concrete.

 

Name: C. Mosco Dawkins <jojochurch55@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-23
Comments:
Interested in the book by Donald Yates, The Bear went over the mountain. My ancestors are Burrell Yates and Sarah Cothern. Is there anyway I could buy a pdf version of the book.
Thanks
C. Mosco Dawkins

 

Name: Mildred Cole Arnold <mschoctaw@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-13
Comments:
When I happened across this site, I almost screamed out loud. For years I have been trying to find some of my ancesters beginnings, but with no luck.
Some of the surnames mentioned on your site are the same ones I have been searching for.
One of my ancesters is Delilah Cooper, born about 1798. She was married to Joseph Jackson. Their daughter was Amanda Minerva Jackson.
I am also decended from John Cole and Parzada Clement, with Seale's, Payne's, Terry's and more thrown in.
Do any of these names sound familiar?
Any info would be so appreciated. I have run out of places to search.
Mildred Cole Arnold

 

Name: gloria shelton palmer <gjanpalmer@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-03-10
Comments:
love your information
 

Name: Joyce Samples <joycesamples@tds.net>
Date: 2010-03-08
Comments:
thank you for all of your work on these sites. I am especially interested in doing more research on the Collins people.
 

Name: Sue Lambright <Sonshinelady2@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-07
Comments:
We are researching our Yates. Belive we are your Cousinly Kin. Sue L
 

Name: Mike Sims <zusweca@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-06
Comments:
Hi Don long time since last we talked. Where are you now? I stumbled across a common ancestor and thought of you - Dik keh Justice. Look forward to hearing from you. Mike
 

Name: Gail Crabtree Dunn <rldunn1602@newwavecomm.net>
Date: 2010-03-04
Comments:
I am a fellow COOPER/SIZEMORE descendant. I appreciate having access to your data.
 

Name: Carol Childress <Weaver01@semo.net>
Date: 2010-03-04
Comments:
My great great grandmother was Sarah Adeline Hammett Williams. Great great Grandfather was Oliver Perry Williams. We have documentation back to Edward Williams SR. and his wife Lydia from South Carolina, But no further would you possible have any information older than this ? Thanks
 

Name: linda justice <lindajusticej@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-02
Comments:
Hello,
Dear Dr. Panther-Yates,
Do you happen to have any information on Chief Richard Justice?
Thank you,
Linda

 

Name: BrownVickie <vlbrown1952@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-02-19
Comments:
I have been looking and can,t find any info on my fathers family. They referred to themselves as dark dutch. There are lots of questions My grandfather was Sherman Brown grandmothers maiden name was Minnie Vanhouser. I would love any help I know nothing past this.
 

Name: Larry Yates Taylor <larryytaylor@centurytel.net>
Date: 2010-02-12
Comments:
I am interested in the Yates family that ended up in the Decatur o. & Benton co. Tennessee. Do you know anything about them. My mother was a Yates from the U.S. Yates family. Any Information will be appreciated. I am trying to establish if we have any Cherokee in us or not.
 

Name: BarbaraBland <blnbrbr@aol.com>
Date: 2010-02-08
Comments:
Thanks for your efforts in providing this site and all the good info. I'm looking for the parents of my ggggrandfather William L Houston, from whom his granddaughter thought we received the dark straight hair, gray eyes and Type-O blood. Born 1828 in NC, he likely lived in Monroe Co TN by 1837, then moved to MO in 1857 and died in 1862. James Houston is likely his brother and lived in Monroe Co from at least 1845 until his death in 1894. Another brother, Robert, born about 1837 in TN, lives with William in 1850 and disappears after that, so far. Two other likely siblings, John (b 1838) and Sarah (b 1839), are living with Arch Marley 1850 in Monroe Co, move to MO and take the Marley name, then end up in Iowa. Their Houston parents appear to be deceased by 1850. William and James name their children nearly identically. Their sons and grandsons are John, Thomas, Robert, James Armstrong, Joseph & Hugh. Daughters are Mary, Margaret, Martha, Nancy. I'd be delighted to hear from anyone who can help identify the parents of these orphans and our likely Native heritage.
 

Name: sherrie barkley <cricket.barkley@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-07
Comments:
Hello, I am resurching my family history, trying to find info on lemual r stone married in putnam cnty Ga to sally cooper daughter of benjamin cooper born 1772 grantville cnty N.C die 1852 cherokee nation burial cooper family cemetary mayes OK.
 

Name: sherrie barkley <cricket.barkley@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-05
Comments:
Hello, I am trying to find my ancesters, I have traced it back to lemual stone his son was leamon stone married to sarah e bailey they lived in georgia. I have been told Stone Mtn. is named after them and that they were Cherokee, Thanks for any help!! Sherrie(cricket) Barkley
 

Name: sherrie barkley <cricket.barkley@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-05
Comments:
Hello, I am trying to find my ancesters, I have traced it back to lemual stone his son was leamon stone married to sarah e bailey they lived in georgia. I have been told Stone Mtn. is named after them and that they were Cherokee, Thanks for any help!! Sherrie(cricket) Barkley
 

Name: Sheri Polk Herrick <Tauiekatsmom@aol.com>
Date: 2010-02-03
Comments:
Prudence Anderson was my fouth great grandmother and a decendt of the Cherokee East Nation. Some of the last name's I have discovered are as listed.
James Anderson and Francis Griffin
Henry Anderson and Elizabeth "Bettie" Mitchell
James Mitchell and Elizabeth "Bettie" Harlan
Ellis Harlan and Catherine Ka Ti Kingfisher
Isu-LA Kingfisher and Nancy (Nanye' hi the Ghi-ga-u) Ward
Five Killer and Tame Doe
Amatyoa Moytoy Doe and Quatsy
All lived on the Cherokee Nation in Alabama and Tennessee.

 

Name: Jim Cox <mr.cox@att.net>
Date: 2010-01-31
Comments:
I hit the brick wall on family history. Always have been called BlackDutch by my dads Cox side of the family. No one admits anything and no pics. My oldest relative(99) told me "if'n we are Indian I wouldn't admit it" So I don't know where to search anymore. They dissappear in Shannon county mo. in 1845-50 can trace them from that timeframe forward
 

Name: Harvest Moon Dyer <harvestm@toledotel.com>
Date: 2010-01-30
Comments:
I have just found your website. I am thrilled to have the information that you provide. I do a lot of genealogical research for our people and am working on one now that ties to: ROWLAND - Yates. I have found those who are of Cherokee Decent and those who have me research know how "Knit-Picking I am to find a true connection.
Harvest Moon Dyer harvestm@toledotel.com

 

Name: Richmond Hughes <redshoes2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-01-29
Comments:
I am the Great Grandson of Demarias Prevatt Peacock,wife of Samuel Harrison Peacock of Henry Co Alabama. I believe that she is a relative of CedarSong Panther-Yates. I believe she, Demarias, is the decendent of Pierre Prevot{Prevatt}who settled at Manikin Town, near modern day Richmond, Va..Do you have any info on this subject? Thanks, Richmond
 

Name: Tammy Fossett McMahan <projectsoluti678@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2010-01-26
Comments:
Lovina Dovie Adeline Lackey was my great, great Grandmother she was married to Milligan Fossett and had my Great Grandfather Seaborn--I am tracing down my Indian blood through her lineage and can't find her or her siblings on any rolls. I also have a Gr,Gr.Great Grandmother Wineford Sizemore Fraser on my moms side who I have sent off for her Guion Miller paper work from National Archives. I wish I could find more on the Lackeys would love to see how beautiful she was. I am trying to track down some Shankles to see if they have some good info!!!
 

Name: Medora Johnson <medorafj@att.net>
Date: 2010-01-21
Comments:
I am interested in Melungeons...I was told that there were some in my father's background. That's where I'm starting! Thanks, MJ
 

Name: Richard Mack Bettis <mmbettis@cox.net>
Date: 2010-01-21
Comments:
GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Name: Michael Hatfield <varthold@aol.com>
Date: 2009-12-26
Comments:
I'm trying to establish my Native American ancestry, and I see you have a picture of one of my ancestors, Elizabeth Burke, on your site. Do you have evidence that's she is part of the Cherokee or Choktaw tribes? Any help would be greatly appareciated.

Many thanks,

Michael Hatfield

 

Name: jody <reddiriz@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-22
Comments:
Hello, I am hoping someone can help me? I am looking to find my heritage in the Cherokee Indians. My great grandfather was a full blooded Cherokee. I have recently found this out. I am have my dad and uncle left whom of which I no longer talk to. This was never mentioned growing up, the only thing I have is his name. I would love to find out more about him, and what he was like. If you have any suggestions I could sure use them. Thank you.
 

Name: Gene Young <youngg@knology.net>
Date: 2009-12-15
Comments:
Thanks for the website.
 

Name: MADOLYN YORK <madolynjysele@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-15
Comments:
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS DONALD YATES NOW? IF YOU GET THIS PLEASE REPSOND AND GIVE ME YOUR NEW ADDRESS.

COUSIN MADOLYN

 

Name: whitefawn <whitefawn65@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-14
Comments:
I came across your site from familytree maker. I am very interested in Your Yates line. Working on Christmas Project for relatives and running out of time. Believe my Yates are the same family as yours. Joel Green Yates was my GG GRand, his father William, his father James. If you could be of any assistance would be much appreciated. Believe James b. VA William SC Joel GA d. Alabama. Know there is native ancestory. In the Hopper Book has a pic of the some of the family and listed in names is Red Joe and Black Joe. Understand at one time this was a common practice maybe around the 50/60's with mixed native families. Any help you could give would be very much appreciated.

Wado,
WhiteFawn

 

Name: Roxanne <rnjob@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-03
Comments:
this site was recommended to me, i am trying to trace my grandfathers roots and do not know where to begin. he was born in tifton georgia and i was always told that he was almost full blooded Cherookee. anyone have any idea's how and where to start searching??
 

Name: Billie Groening <bgroenin@att.net>
Date: 2009-11-12
Comments:
Hello Dr.Donald... I have not talked with you in several years. Harmon Cooper and Mahala Jane Blevins are my ancestors. You have been of great help over the years and now I am beginning to return from a genealogy break of several years. I have information to share with you about James Fenimore Cooper. Billie Groening
 

Name: June Everheart <everheart@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2009-11-09
Comments:
Would very much like to contact you, Dr. Panther-Yates and get information on my Cooper lineage. I am a descendant of Benjamin and Elizabeth Cannon Cooper of VA and NC through their son Kannon Cooper.

 

Name: Bill Yates <genabil@aol.com>
Date: 2009-11-08
Comments:
Little is known about my family line. Father, Estes, "Buck," Yates, his father, William Yates, Trenton/Old Town Florida. Dad's mother died when he was year old, family Bible lost in fire. Parents came to Florida on a oxcart from, "Coffee County.....". My father's grandmother was full blooded Indian but tribe not know, she spoke no English. Family names, William, Mark, Mayo, Maurice, Blanche, Lindsey. Dad spoke of relatives in Hillsborough County Florida, Turkey Creek area of Florida. Possibly kin to Robinsons. Dad's mother was, Minnie Lindsey.
 

Name: Ava Ewing Friddle <avanell@cox.net>
Date: 2009-10-29
Comments:
You do such wonderful work. I'm proud to call you my family, no matter how far back we go!
 

Name: Joseph W. Scott <jwscott03@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-27
Comments:
To Donald Panther Yates,

I am gratefull for your words on truth. It was especially meeningful to me as I have been frustrated of late with all the "NOISE" people make to hear themselves talk. I really believe no-one speaks from the heart any more. Everyone is to concerned with being politically correct as opposed to being correct. Truth does not always make people happy. Sometimes people are offended with words; it is human to protect one's own. I am personally offended by the lack of truth shone by our leaders. How gracefully one's lies can be pushed aside; like a magician who says "watch the shiney object" while slipping something else away to "make it vanish".
I came appon your sight after a lengthy prayer about my frustrations. I came across and was drawn to the name "Panther" as my addopted totum is the puma. It was a name my friends had given me over twenty years ago and stuck. I just wished to express my gratitude and tell you how great it is to hear (read) words from the heart.
Sincerely,
Joseph "White Puma" Scott

 

Name: Barbara Newton <littlelily2@msn.com>
Date: 2009-10-24
Comments:
I am decended from Chief Motoy or so I thought thur--
Daughter of Doublehead in so many stories named Cornblossom
married to Jakob Troxell. Your records do not metion any
Troxell Family. I did have a dna test that showed 85% european,11% native american and 4% asian. I just don't know where i fit yet.

 

Name: Vallery Jean Upton Morgan <valleryjean@aol.com>
Date: 2009-10-21
Comments:
Very interesting site, thank you for maintaining
 

Name: Ella Morgan <grannyel@windstream.net>
Date: 2009-10-19
Comments:
Are you aware of a large rock that fell from the side of the mountain close to Manchester, Ky. that has ancient Hebrew, Greek and other writings on it, along with caves in the area that also have the writings? Dr James Burchell has done some extensive work on translation and history of the area as a trade route from the North to Cumberland Gap. He dates some of the writings as predating Columbus by 800 years.
 

Name: Gary Jeffryes <birdclanmotheroflooney2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-13
Comments:
Osiyo, Panther

Still visiting your site for resources. I can never use them up. May be submitting DNA with share in cost with oldest brother and one other family member.

Wado

 

Name: Kendra Lisle <kmclisle1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-12
Comments:
My maternal grandfather, Charles E. Roach, was either 1/2 or 1/4 Cherokee. What is known of his mother's leaving him and his little sister at the ages of 2 and 4 is not settled. She either died in childbirth of the little sister, of some disease when they were 2 and 4 or ran away at that time. That is why we do not know if she was full or half Cherokee. My maternal great-great-grandmother, or her mother was Wyandotte, I only know her as Grandma Ritchie. We were not on any Indian Rolls as inter-marriage with whites had already happened and when the registrars came around, the Indian blood was denied by my ancestors. I now understand it was most likely due to the threat of free peoples being forcibly taken to reservations. There may also be some Creek in my lineage, but I do not know where it would have come from, just that it was "whispered" about by the oldsters in my mom's youth.

Interestingly enough, I married a man whose father was born of a Polish Jewish woman. My father-in-law denied being of Jewish decent even after direct questioning by one of his sons. It took both sons confronting him together with what they had come to believe before he admitted his Jewish heritage. Once I recognized the heritage of shame in both of our lines, we have broken it for our children. We are proud of who we came from and who we have become.

What I find most interesting is the fact that there are some social traits that have been passed down through the genes and or teachings of our parents. Mine is a strong respect of the land. From my youth I was taught to leave a camp as clean as I found it. "Roughing it" was considered acceptable and a necessary time for reconnecting to the land. My connections to God were most firmly attached when we were on these camping trips. My mother showed me proof of a loving and guiding Lord by how He made the creation.

I have a picture of Grandma Ritchie and a four generation picture of her with a daughter with the infant being a distant cousin of my grandmother. This picture is and old tin-type. You can see the "Indian eyes" and nose coming down through the generations and even in my family branch. My youngest daughter has the same shape of eyes and nose. People have asked her if she was part Asian. the blood still runs deep. I will continue to monitor your sight. Thank you for making all of this available.

Sincerely,
Kendra Lisle

 

Name: Savannah Ollar Jordan <lakegirltyler@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-09-26
Comments:
I haven't visited your site for a quite a while but I was happy to find the info on the Fingerprint DNA. I may try this one when the $ are available. Sounds interesting and since I have more info now, I might really be more enlightened. Thanks so much.
 

Name: Hellen Mullins <ncmade@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-09-23
Comments:
I live in NC and see that our family names have some of the same names and dates. I know that I am part Cherokee but I am not sure we are truely related. Would be nice to get to know more! Thank you for all your research!
 

Name: J.D. Payne <jdwypayne@tvn.net>
Date: 2009-09-23
Comments:
Son of Ella Cooper Payne, daughter of James Cooper and Mary Rhodes
 

Name: CHRIS WHITE <grngsghst@aol.com>
Date: 2009-09-20
Comments:
no comment at this time, first time on site.
 

Name: Tim Beardsley <tim.beardsley@mail.wvu.edu>
Date: 2009-09-08
Comments:
I am a novice to Native studies and hope to learn more. In our family I suspect Native lines to Wyandotte as well as Cherokee. Wyandotte from Athelinda White Dove Waterman (Ohio) and Cherokee through Isaac Johnson (NY). I hope to learn more.
I have been named Pathfinder by a Native woman several years ago but did not, at the time, understand what it meant and why she would seek me out and give me a gift of a book, The Path of Power, by Sun Bear. I now understand more but am still a novice.

 

Name: Luther Baker <2kbaker@cox.net>
Date: 2009-09-07
Comments:
Howdy Y'all
 

Name: dbcooper <dbcooper10@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-09-06
Comments:
To Dr Don Yates,
I met a good friend of yours named Dr Katharine Ryder from USF. She surprised me with her friend being a Sephardic
Native American Jew who wrote about the Cooper lineage in,"The Bear went over the Mountain." I am also Jewish but my grandfather Meyer Schlocktsitz had to change his name to Cooper to be sponsored over here. Supposedly they were Cooperschmidt who cut it down. However I'm not that interested in my lineage or genetics. Thank you for your time.

 

Name: dbcooper <dbcooper10@verizon.ney>
Date: 2009-09-06
Comments:
To Dr Don Yates,
I met a good friend of yours named Dr Katharine Ryder from USF. She surprised me with her friend being a Sephardic
Native American Jew who wrote about the Cooper lineage in,"The Bear went over the Mountain." I am also Jewish but my grandfather Meyer Schlocktsitz had to change his name to Cooper to be sponsored over here. Supposedly they were Cooperschmidt who cut it down. However I'm not that interested in my lineage or genetics. Thank you for your time.

 

Name: Melody Rainwater <icspots@littlehorsedanes.com>
Date: 2009-08-31
Comments:
Was working on my family tree and found out Chief Pushmataha is an ancestor according to the Anderson family tree.

Melody

 

Name: Frances Youngblood <merrywinters@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-08-26
Comments:
Hi Don:

I am a Choctaw Baptiste descendant - most likely through Trader Pierre Baptiste (1745-1805) and Choctaw female (most likely Chief's daughter or sister). I believe Pierre Baptiste could have been of ancient Ashkenazic origins according to a Choctaw Baptiste subject I sponsored for y-DNA. His 12-marker results were Haplogroup Q. I am now looking to upgrade and expand his markers to at least 37 markers to gain more information.

I also have maternal Choctaw lineage as I sponsored a distant female cousin of mine who is fully documented (female descendant of Kitty Spring and Chief Green McCurtain in which Kitty Spring was also a Baptiste descendant). Her mtDNA results were Haplogroup H. Kitty Spring's female-to-female descendant is of the same maternal Baptiste Choctaw female. I had male interference in my straight line.

I also have a Yates line in which I've not researched - believe it is the Isaac Yates line.

Would like to discuss further as have some questions you might be able to help me with. The Choctaw Baptiste (later Battiest) descendants intermarried with many of the mixed-blood Choctaw/Chickasaw families. Mixed-blood John Baptiste was power of attorney appointed by John Turnbull in 1798 to help administer John Joyce's estate at Mobile. I know William Cooper was silent partner of Turnbull and the Cooper/Baptiste family alliances resided among each other. Benjamin Baptiste married Sarah Turnbull, granddaughter of John and daughter of George Turnbull, mixed-blood. Chief Wilson N Jones' mother was a Baptiste sister to my direct female Baptiste ancestor.

Therefore, it appears that my family would fit the scenerio of a Jewish trader in the Choctaw tribe marrying a Choctaw female of a Chief whose y-DNA and mtDNA can be proved. I just don't know who the Chief was, but is assumption he was a chief since John Baptiste is considered the last Choctaw chief on the Pearl River when the Americans began settling their new American grants of land in the Florida parishes. Therefore, John Baptiste (born c1771) would have inherited the right through his mother. I am now sponsoring a y-DNA candidate who may prove to be of Chief John Baptiste's direct line. How strange if his result proves through both y-DNA and documentation he is of a "Jewish Choctaw Chief's family?" Am awaiting results - will let you know, but would love to hear from you in mean time so I can get your direct email address to ask a couple of questions. Thanks.

Frances Youngblood in TN

 

Name: Coowescoowe <awow@begong.com>
Date: 2009-08-23
Comments:
My heart soars from your words of wisdom. Just like our grandfathers and "Cherokee Chiefs" http://www.cherokee-indians.com/cherokee-nation/historic-cherokee-chiefs.html we continue the struggle towards brotherhood. You Honor Us.
 

Name: John Rodenmayer <jprodenmay@juno.com>
Date: 2009-08-21
Comments:
Hello Donald, Thomas Cooper III was my 3x gr gf. He was born 1 Nov 1771 in Virginia, married Abigail (Maiden Name Unknown) abt 1800 and died 21 Oct 1854 in Schuyler Co, IL. He was buried in the Bethany Cemetery in Schuyler Co, IL. I have a picture of his grave stone. After his death, Abigail moved north to live with their eldest son, Thomas Cooper IV and his family in Roseville, Warren Co, IL. Abigail was born 25 Sep 1777 in Pennsylvania and died 16 Jul 1859 in Roseville. She was buried in Family Plot of Thomas Cooper IV in the Roseville Cemetery. I really appreciate your sharing our ancestors family information on the RootsWeb WorldConnect Project. Look forward to hearing from you. John Rodenmayer
 

Name: Rick Breeden <kerontehe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-20
Comments:
I have finally decided to embrace my families oral tradition of having several direct ancestors of Native Americans. While I still have some living ancestors to help in my investigation, and use of my great grandmothers bible entries. She claimed to be "black Dutch" . My mothers lineage has finally admitted to being of both Cherokee and Choctaw ancestry. The evidence accrued as I was plumbing my family history during research for a possible historical fiction novel.

I have determined that your site and references are the most reliable for factual and accurate references. Thank you. I look forward to making good use of the resources provided. kerontehe is the name my maternal grandfather used for me - he said it meant "walks alone". I am still looking for clues as to it's origin.

Rick

 

Name: Kate Redford <kredford9373@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-08-19
Comments:
My Cherokee ancestors descend from the daughter of Granny Sookie who married the William McDaniel. Granny was the daughter of Old Hop and Su-Gi. Great web page Glad I found your site.

 

Name: Bill Stiver <wstiver@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2009-08-13
Comments:
I saw Richard Sizemore & wife Elizabeth Forester on your site. The mother of Elizabeth, is known only as "Chickahominy Woman," an ancestor of my wife. There is a monument to Chickahominy Woman in Miller Cemetery at
Rising Fawn, GA also a tombstone to her husband, Francis Forester.

 

Name: Wanda Irwin <wirwin1758@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2009-08-06
Comments:
I almost forgot to tell you, the lines I'm working on is the: ALLENS, HAWKINS,HOWARDS, & WALKERS. All of these are listed in the Rootsweb listing. They are all in the same areas of my family. I have two others, that I haven't searched awhole lot--HUTCHESON,PERRIN & WALLIS.
Thanks,
Wanda

 

Name: Wanda Irwin <wirwin1758@wmconnect.com >
Date: 2009-08-06
Comments:
Thanks for the site, I have been looking for a long time for this information. I am the great great grandaughter of James A. Allen. I have been trying to prove (for my benefit) that the family was Native American!! My Grandmother always told us she was 1/2, but I wasn't able to prove it until now. Of course, James would have had to marry another in order for her to be 1/2, so I'm not through with all this yet. But, with your site, this is a great start. Thanks again,
Wanda

 

Name: Leona Williams Smith <lws1030@att.net>
Date: 2009-08-02
Comments:
Beautiful, helpful site. Will enjoy, Thanks
 

Name: Howard Hayes <shikita@harrisonweb.com>
Date: 2009-07-30
Comments:
love you web site. hope to finish my book on the coopers. will invite you to my family tree and see how we may be kin some how
Thank's

 

Name: Alan Freer <scouter1@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2009-07-29
Comments:
Hi

I see you have a link to an old version of my Descendants of William the Conqueror. It would be better to make the link to the main website at www.william1.co.uk

Enjoyed your site very much.

Regards

Alan

 

Name: JB Jennings <Jazziepooh1@aol.com>
Date: 2009-07-28
Comments:
Looking for Grandmother, Emma Jean Fox
 

Name: Belinda Hatton <bgh1@wt.net>
Date: 2009-07-26
Comments:
I have enjoyed your website.I am trying to connect my Dyers with Reuben Dyer's family who were at Ft.MIMS. I would like to know who his parents were and what happened to his son William Dyer.I believe my William who ended up in Louisiana may be his son but no proof. I would appreciate any help. Again I love this website it is a wonderful labor of love!
God Bless
BELINDA

 

Name: Janice Thompson <Manyhorses21@aol.com>
Date: 2009-07-11
Comments:
Thank you for a wonderfull site. my husband and I are researching our families and I am part Native American.
 

Name: Allece Falkner <allecefalkner@cox.net>
Date: 2009-07-08
Comments:
Just discovered this site. It seems to cover a lot of genealogy territory, especially Cherokee.
 

Name: Linda Newman-Johnson <Clayhummingbird@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-01
Comments:
I remember when I spoke with Mr. Denney asking him about any Indian relatives. He was not sure.
But I was sure that her decendents were Native Americans.
I have several different names that were all in Surry Co., NC.
And so I was very curious about the Denney/Denny line. I have Wm Denney,(MATERNAL) marr Rebecca HOOPER, Albermerle Co., Va. and daughter Martha DENNEY born Pilot Mt. NC Surry Co.,she marr Nathan HOLT,SR.,BORN 1770/1779 Surry Co., NC
Nathans parents were

Wm. Holt and wife "NEWTON"
and he died 1844, in Scioto Co., Ohio

Also, I have others from the area, that ended up in Adams, Highland,Ross,Scioto Co.,Ohio that were in Surry Co.NC

My PATERNAL gr grandmother, ELIZABETH MARGARET C.HONN/HORN(may have been ADOPTED BY a FRY), MARRIED IN SURRY CO NC, TO MICKEL HAWSER,

My MATERNAL GR GR Sarah Elin(Elendore)Holt born 1825-1833 NC Her father was Henry Holt. 1796 NC(supposedly Surry Co., NC) marr in Cabel Co Va/WVa in 1820, to Winnie possibly Minnie Watts born 1800 SC Died 1840 Scioto Co., Ohio. Henry marr secondly to Catherine Boldman born 1820 marr 12-5-1844 Scioto Co., Ohio

Catherine Boldman/Bowman may have marr secondly to Charles Bowman. They had two daughters that was raised by Elin, and her husband Elijah Boldman,
MY GR GRANDMOTHER Anna Eliza" Lydia" Bowman,1876,who marr Charles IVERS and her sister Laura Bowman who marr a FREEMAN.
Please respond. Thanks a lot! LINDA JUANICE NEWMAN-JOHNSON write directly for phone, and address





 

Name: Patsy Bowen Bennett <patsy.bennett@ymail.com>
Date: 2009-06-25
Comments:
I am fairly certain that I have Melungeon ancestry and also
Native American ancestry from the SE United States. My family has been in this country or at least 400 years, and
I am interested in finding out more.

 

Name: Deborah P. Collard <alabamdeb4ever@aol.com>
Date: 2009-06-22
Comments:

Osiyo Don!

I'm pleased to be back on your web site utilizing its many tools. I have emailed you some information and posed a question that I hope you are anxious to respond to.

~Deborah

 

Name: Pat (Goin) Jones <pat.ann.jones@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-06-18
Comments:
enjoyed your site.
 

Name: Marilyn Carnell <marilyn@olemac.net>
Date: 2009-06-17
Comments:
I found your site through a Melongeon discussion group. I have Bunch and Looney connections, might be related to the early Indian traders. Have traced my Bunch line back to Eli in Maury Co. TN. Eli fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1814, but a brick wall beyond. There are lots of theories on the web, but none seem to have documentation. Eli's grandaughter, Laura Watkins married a Looney here in MO after she migrated with her widowed mother & sister from VA in 1875. You have a very interesting site. Thanks
Marilyn Carnell

 

Name: ophelia <ggproductivity@aol.com>
Date: 2009-06-16
Comments:
I look forward to reading the information on this website.
 

Name: Barbara hagy <barbhagy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-08
Comments:
Princess Cornblossom is also a descendent of mine through my Gregory side 'William Harrison Gregory'
 

Name: Caroline Wood Tumlinson <caroline@tigrett.com>
Date: 2009-06-05
Comments:
Your website is very interesting and informative. We are researching family history and I know that my great-grandmother's maiden name was Panther. The story that we are Choctaw has been passed down through the family. My great-grandmother was born in Tennessee; some believe her name was Martha and that she was married to John Haynes; some believe her name was Malinda and that she was married to George Haynes. Were Panthers from the Giles and Lincoln County Tennessee areas Choctaw or Cherokee? Is there anyway to research this? Thank you.
 

Name: Geri Schlatman <schlatman@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-06-01
Comments:
Cornblossom daughter of Chief Doublehead is my 4th Gr. Grandmother.
 

Name: Bill Shankle <wjshankle@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-20
Comments:
I'm a direct descendant of John Shankle(s) and Clarrisa Proctor. John Shankle -> James Shankle -> Lemuel Shankle -> Luther Shankle -> Billy Shankle (my dad) -> William SHankle.
I would really like to get more information / details on the Shankle information in your web site.. I have some information on Avold Shenkel, but nothing more than family history and a letter written in Georgia around 1900. I would really like to see what original sources you have on them.

 

Name: Wanda Smith Yates <yate7005@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-05-19
Comments:
Dan, I looked at the picture of your Dad yesterday and it almost took my breathe. My husband looks so much like your Dad when he was your dad's age. The face structure, ears, nose and eyes are a dead give away. I showed the photo to my husband and he was so shocked. When I have time, I'll scan a photo of my husband at the age of your dad so you can see how much they favor. Byron said that all he knew was what family members had told him ---- they were Irish. But I've always believed he had Indian blood in him.

I have been helped so much through your web site. Thanks again for sharing your info. with others.

My husband are history buffs. Studying about the American Indians has been very enlightening for us. We visited the home of the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina a few years ago. Learned so much from that visit.

Checked out your McDonalds. I have McDonalds in my family. Was able to find some info, but not able to trace them back to Scotland.

When you start doing genealogy research, you can find out things your might not want to know. I have Tauntons (Tantons) in my family, and Byron does also. In fact after I did the research, I found out we were 8th cousins.

Thanks again !

Wanda Smith Yates

 

Name: Pamela Almoustine Bradford <pamela.bradford@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-14
Comments:
Proud Descendant of the Tihanama.
 

Name: Pamela Almoustine Bradford <pamela.bradford@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-14
Comments:
Proud Descendant of the Tihanama.
 

Name: Tom Eatman <gteatman@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2009-05-13
Comments:
Just checking on any knowledge of my Indian ancestors in North Carolina and Georgia.
 

Name: Wanda Smith Yates <yate7005@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-05-12
Comments:
You have a wonderful site of info. Researching my husband's Yates family. His gr gr grandfather was James C Yates who married Mary Elizabeth Catherine Mitchell. Have found much info at Ancestry, but a lot of the info is not based on any records. How far back do you have the Yateses?
My husband's grandfather was William S Yates, son of Peter Thomas Yates, who was son of James C Yates. Where can I find more info of the Yteses? Is it true that Elizabeth Mitchell Yates was a full blooed Cherokee Indian? My husbadb had wondered about this, as he has a lot of Indian features.

Thanks for sharing your info,

Wanda Smith Yates

 

Name: Wanda Smith Yates <yate7005@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-05-12
Comments:
Your website is very informing!
 

Name: Jo Nelson <jonel_1999@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-07
Comments:
I love any history on Indian culture , history and your products you make. i would like to know what Indian reservations i could visit in south western states.
 

Name: James A Muncey <jm@beecreek.net>
Date: 2009-04-22
Comments:
Family occupied NC and SW Va prior to the Rev war. Migrated from Montgomery cty, Va to Bledsoe cty, Tn ( Circa 1832)to Washington cty, AR (Circa 1840) to Bexar cty, TX prior to the mexican War. Known marriage with the Sizemore's in Washington cty, AR. We are dark skinned. MUNCEY is a Scot/Irish name.
 

Name: Hannah Thomas Wolbrueck <wolbriks@swbell.net>
Date: 2009-04-20
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of George Jacob Troxell. Samuel Houston Thomas born in AL in 1854 ia my great-grandfather. His father traveled with the Blevins, Steel and Troxell families and was a trader.
 

Name: Michael Smith <Michaels29072@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-04-09
Comments:
this message is for Mr. Yates.

I have some information that needs to be checked out concerning the Melungeoons. Write back if interested.

Michael Smith.


 

Name: J.Summers <boggyriver@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-03-26
Comments:
Don i have received some info few years ago by mail from some of our relatives in alabama,since then they all have passed away. i will mail it to you and let you see it. it may help you in your research. is your address still 7459 pleasant run in scottsdale, az.
 

Name: Charlotte Graben Flowers <flowec@afge.org>
Date: 2009-03-15
Comments:
Just taking a look to see what you may have added since I last viewed.

Doing well in Alabama.

 

Name: Sandra Starr <starrs@si.edu>
Date: 2009-03-13
Comments:
Please write about how I can find the source you found for images of 1731 French census records.

Thanks so much,
Sandra Starr
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

 

Name: Mary Wilson <tickletwice53@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-04
Comments:
I am searching for my roots I was told I have a third cherokee in me surnames are as follows Wilson,Escue,Pyle,Coleman,Marshall.In the Marshall line I found Eunice Nicee Marshall filed for indian land it stated she was Cherokee and that her father's name was John. She was born 1780 Delaware not sure if it's the state or a county. PLEASE HELP.
 

Name: Lackey <lackey1957@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-20
Comments:
Great site
 

Name: David Bush <dbush40220@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-02-19
Comments:
I found my grandmother's family name - its the first time I've been able to find them on the internet. I have their Indian roll numbers from the 1896 Dawes rolls if you are interested. I have been trying to trace my grandmother back to her original family because she was "adopted" along with her sister Bettie - but we've never been able to find the paperwork which supposedly burned.
 

Name: Sandra Starr <starrs@si.edu>
Date: 2009-02-18
Comments:
Hello,
Looking for sources for finding good images of the original French census records. Can you help?

Thanks,
Sandra Starr

 

Name: Patricia McMahan Chambers <pcham777@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-17
Comments:
Thank you for your excellent research. I have always believed I was part Native American. With research such as yours I am finding my ancestors. What words could thank you enough.
My families are: Ward, Mitchell, Davis, and Jeffrey.

 

Name: Darryl Hill <coree.tribe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-02-15
Comments:
I am curious about your reasoning that Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury and one of the Lord Proprietors of the English colonies is jewish along with the Looneys from the Isle of Mann. I descend from both as well as the Forbes family of Scotland. I am related to Nancy Ward via John Walker and Tame Doe. You mentioned William Davis. My W. Davis home was used as the meeting place to form Washington County TN. I assume this is not the same W. Davis. I look forward to your response.
 

Name: David E. Vigil <devigil1@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-13
Comments:
Greetings,
My name is David E. Vigil.
My Father was Fermin Carmen Vigil. His father was Emiliano Vigil. His wife was Mela Baca Vigil. The other last name in the family is Luna.
My Mother is Eremita Raymie Vigil. Her father was Eloy Pino Martinez. My great grandmother was traded for a cow to by father to a polo player named Pino.
I was born in Bernalillo County New Mexico. My Grandma Vigil told me they traveled for months on a covered wagon when she was a child from Montana.

This is all I know. I want to find out about my Jewish ancestory. Can you help me?

Thank you,
David E. Vigil

 

Name: kenny franklin overman <kenoverman@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2009-02-11
Comments:
Dear Donald:

Thank you for the information I found on Ancestry.com.
I am searching my family, Mother was a Walker born in NW Arkansa in 1907 to Luther Walker.

Best reards,

Ken Overman

 

Name: Barbara Clabo <bclabo@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-02-07
Comments:
just found your website, I have been told there are some Cherokee bloodlines in my family, but haven't been able to prove it. Hope this site will give me some more paths to follow.
 

Name: LaVerne Jean Wildt <rwildt@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-02-05
Comments:
James Jackson Haggard was my great grandfather.
He was born in Hogjaw Valley,Marion, Tenn Jan 7 1849.
His wife was Cynthia or (Synethia) Anne Craze. She was born Aug 13, 1849 in De Kalb DE Kalb, Ala and died on April 18 , 1925 in Lubbock,Lubbock,Texas. They had 10 Children,one of which was my grandfather James Lafayette Haggard. born Aug 8/8,1883 in Chattanooga,Tenn died in ft. Worth,Texas 23 Mar 1953. He married Novella Elizabeth Wood/Woods in 1903 in Fort Worth,Texas. They had four children.

 

Name: ka beard hethmon <kahethmon@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-10
Comments:
we have had information handed down for generations that our beard line from tn, came from indians. some say cherokee, someone emailed and said if we were beards in western ky we were okonee and soponie from n.c. But i can find no proof. still looking ka
 

Name: Helena B. Quinones <starrquinones@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-10
Comments:
Do you all have a place where you all do studies on DNA genetics by Swab Test?


Helena B. Quinones

 

Name: Ian John Denney <welsh-ian@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-09
Comments:
hello,how are you all?.ive just discovered this site and would like to learn more and keep in touch.I was born in East london england but now live in Wales UK,after living in Toronto for 8years.I hope to hear from you.thanks Bye
 

Name: darlene jackson <ncldarlenej@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-08
Comments:
looking for Philinda (possibly Belinda or Melinda) Denney who married Thomas Hughes (Hughs). These Denney's were Cherokee according to family tradition.
 

Name: Jolene <Noteboom>
Date: 2009-01-07
Comments:
Under surname Cooper, Descendants of Robert Cooper, my Cooper's are mentioned in one paragraph. While the names that are there are correct, the location isn't.

"The Scottish branch before Cromwell lived in Coupar, Fife, Scotland. This appears to be the seat of an Alexander Cooper whose
descendants included John Cooper, son of Isles Cooper, of Currytuck, N.C."

"There is a place name or town called Cooper in Nash
Co., N.C. where our Coopers were plantation overseers for Lord Anthony Ashley-Cooper, earl of Shaftesbury".

This last bit is also incorrect. I have data and documentation and other records, if the owner of the tree would like to see them.

Jolene jojo.not@verizon.net

 

Name: helena terrace waldmann <mamalamb3@aol.com>
Date: 2009-01-07
Comments:
Having recently conpleted my fingerprint testing, I am pleased to find this site. Thank you for creating it. Blessings.
 

Name: Jolene <jojonot@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-04
Comments:
I'm checking to see if we have a connection, and if so, where it is.

I descend from the Elizabeth Cooper - Robert Heath Marriage abt 1779 in Halifax Co or Currituck Co's, North Carolina, by way of Ryland Heath, who left NC, going first to TN, then GA. He married Anna Marie Gilbert in Greene Co., GA. in 1808. After the war of 1812, they removed to Livingston Co., Kentucky. These names are in your surname lists.

 

Name: Janey Amos <ssgmom@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-29
Comments:
Am trying to locate the Native American ancestry not only for myself but for my nieces and nephews. We have been told of our heritage and most of use have characteristics of the Cherokee.
 

Name: Bobbie Wagoner <ba_wagoner56@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-29
Comments:
I thank you for letting me look around. I am the 8th Generation of Descendant of David Cooper son of Marcome Cooper if I have been given the right information.

From what my grandmother told me before she died does not match what I have learned.
Again Thank You
Bobbie

 

Name: betty love <jessbettylove@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-26
Comments:
I am trying find Indiam Blood for Elizabeth Cooper she was
married to William Wiggins, Her father was Fleet Cooper. can you help me please. Betty

 

Name: Clarence Franklin Tucker <blutuck@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-12-21
Comments:
I am a 5th Ggrandson of Richard Fields Jr. and have been researching a possible Tucker link to the Conseene family. From what I have found it seems a very resonable assumption Conseene actually was Ka-Na-See-Na(Dragging Canoe). My dna is R1a1 which connects to Sephardic and Levite ancestry. The melungeons have a strong draw for me for many reasons.
 

Name: Larry Bennett <lybharley03@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-20
Comments:
I was just looking around. I'm Larry Bennett, G-G-G Grandson of John Bennett and Elizabeth. My father wants to submit the DNA, but he's a little uneducated on the purpose. What is the process..
Larry

 

Name: Ron Bunch <waynebee@msn.com>
Date: 2008-12-15
Comments:
Hi Donald
it has been a long time since I talked with you. I don't
remember if I had done this research the last time we talked. I thought I would send to you.





I wanted to pass on some of my research information,
My Smith ancestors were Cherokee which I have not been able to prove because of Missouri laws.

I hope this will help many understand.

MISSOURI INDIAN LAWS
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If any of your Ancestors came through Missouri and was from the Removed Five Civilized Tribes or any other indian nation here is what they found.

Many Indian Familys because of the move of the Five Civilized Tribes of the Indian Nations moved to Missouri and many choose not to be Recognized or Register on the Goverment Rolls and hid there idenity. Missouri became a state in 1821 and began passing laws to prevent Indians from moving into or hunting in the state of Missouri without a pass from a Goverment Indian Agent. And could not purchase or own land in the state. The State Milita was also called out to remove Indians from theWhite Settlements when found. This did not include the Tribes which were here when Missouri became a State, because they were Registered with the Goverment. The Govenor ask the surounding States to also abide by these laws and not issue permits for Indians to come into the state.There were many heavy fines for even tradeing with Indians or living with Indians this is why I Call Missouri the Black hole of Genalogy when your Ancestors were Indian.They came to Missouri,They bought land and lived in Missouri, but could make no mention of there Ancestors untill 1909 when the laws was repealed. Below is sample from the 1845 Missouri State Revisied Statutes.


MISSOURI INDIAN LAW

The law was was repealed and approved 14-may 1909. section 1.
chapter 115 revised statutes of 1899 section 7566 to 7577 both inclusive, and entitled "Indians." be and the same is here by repealed. This is why many of our ancestors hide the fact thay were Indian. and makes research very hard in MISSOURI.

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Thirteenth General Assembly 1845
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:

1. No person shall reside, or attempt to reside, as a trader, in any hunting camp of any Indian tribe; not permanently settled within this state.
2. No person shall give to any Indian a permit to come or remain within this state; nor a permit, or other instrument of writing, with the intent to induce any Indian to come or remain within this state, except the proper agent, under the authority of the United States.
3. No person shall sell, exchange, or give to any Indian any spirituous or vinous liquor, under any circumstances whatever, unless directed by a physician, for medical purposes.
4. No person shall sell, exchange, or give to any Indian, any horse, mile, gun, blanket or any other article or commodity whatever, unless such Indian shall be traveling through the state, and have a written permit from the proper agent, or under the direction of such agent in proper person.
5. No person shall receive from any Indian, by way of purchase, gift, exchange or barter, any horse, mule, gun, blanket, fur, peltry or any other article or commodity whatever.
6. Any person convicted of a violation of the first section of this act shall forfeit the merchandize found in his possession, and offered for sale to the Indians, and shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty days.
7. Any person convicted of a violation of the second, third, fourth or fifth sections of this act, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty days.
8. If any Indian, who shall have received a permit to come or remain within this state, in violation of this act, or who may have been furnished with spirituous or vinous liquor, by any person, in violation of this act, shall, whilst thus unlawfully within this state, or in a state of intoxication, commit any injury of damage to the person or property of any inhabitant of this state, the person giving such unlawful permit, or who shall have unlawfully furnished such Indian with spirituous or vinous liquor, shall be liable for all injury and damage thus done, to be recovered by suit in any court of competent jurisdiction.
9. All contracts made in violation of this act shall be void, and any Indian may recover from any person, any peltry or other property, sold or exchanged by him in violation for this act, or the full value thereof; or the proper agent of the tribe to which such Indian belongs, may sue for and recover such property, or the full. value thereof, in his own name, to the use of such Indian.
10. If any Indian shall be found hunting or roaming within the limits of this state, without a written permit from the proper agent, such an Indian shall, on conviction, be fined ten dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail ten days.
11. It shall be the duty of the Governor to transmit a copy of this act to the agents of all the Indian tribes on the border of this state, with a request to such agents not to grant a permit to any Indian to come into this state for the purpose of hunting or without necessary business, or who is not of a peaceful character.
12. It shall be the duty of all the civil and military officers of this state, to give immediate information of every violation of this law that may come to their knowledge.
13. The judges of the Circuit Courts shall give this act in special charge to the Grand Jury, in every county on the frontier of this State, at each term of the court.
14. Whenever any general or field officer of the militia shall receive satisfactory information, that any Indians are hunting or roaming within the limits of such officer’s command, he may order out a sufficient portion of his command to remove such Indians out of the white settlement.
15. When any portion of the militia shall be so ordered into service, it shall be placed under the command of some competent commissioned officer, who shall have power, and it shall be his duty, to remove such Indians according to the order, without delay.
Approved, February 27, 1845.

These Laws may be Obtained from the-- MISSOURI STATE LIBRARY
PO.BOX 387
Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-0378
libref@mail.sos.state.mo.us

Here is a Stateof Missouri Revised Statutes list of years found. There may be more.
1825.1840,1841,1845,1856,1866,1870,1879,1889,1899,and1909

Ron Bunch
603 Dover
Nixa Mo


 

Name: Janice L Reed <lostsheep.1@netzero.net>
Date: 2008-03-31
Comments:
Hi, I just finished reading your book "When Scotland Was Jewish." I really enjoyed it! I have been researching my Great Grand mothers' maiden name Leslie. It was wonderful to know it was Jewish. Now I know I'm Jewish on both sides!!
Best Wishes, Janice L Reed

 

Name: Cheryl Owens <owens@farmerstel.com>
Date: 2008-03-31
Comments:
This is a wonderful website! I am doing research for my husband's family. His mother was a Shankles before she married. Her line runs from Rev. John, William T. and Greenberry Shankles.
My husband has been told that they had indian blood but didn't know where in came in at, so this has helped. Being Native American is something to be proud of.

 

Name: b. love <jessbettylove@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-20
Comments:
great site. come back later.
 

Name: Brian L. Miller <bl_miller@verizon.net>
Date: 2008-03-18
Comments:
I would be either the 6th or 7th great grandson of Black Fox. Records that I have accessed leave me a little confused as to if the husband of "Daughter of Attakullakulla" was "Chief" Black Fox or if they had a son that became a "Chief".
My lineage follows to Jane Guest and Isaac Miller, the best I can follow the records.
I am very interested in early American history and my strong interest in the outdoors may be partly explained if I trully have a natural Indian heritage.

 

Name: Joe Smiddie <joesmiddie@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-18
Comments:
I am a desendent of Ruebin Smiddy and Sarah Shoopman, my father's side. I was told long ago (early 1950's) that we had Indian blood. Just found your site through Rootsweb.com.
 

Name: Deborah Brown <cinnamon2347@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-03-13
Comments:
Don: I admire the work you have done here. I wonder if you know when William Proctor and his children were at between 1830-1858 I am speaking of the timeline of William Proctor md to Dicey Downing. Who were all his children and where did they all settle?
Deborah

 

Name: Wanda Wyatt <mickeyandwanda@cableone.net>
Date: 2008-03-07
Comments:
Just saying hello to a new cousin.My Great Grandfather was John Franklin Williams who married Lucinda Catherine Lee.
 

Name: Jerry Gault <jfg3387@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-27
Comments:
Great site. Hope I can connect my Gilberts to yours.
 

Name: charles cooper <freefytr51@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-26
Comments:
This site came up as I was researching my family tree.
 

Name: LaVerne Jean Wildt <rwildt@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-02-23
Comments:
Elisa Crazes' daughter Synthia A. Craze was my great grandmother. She married James Jackson Haggard from Tenneessee. Her son James Layafette Haggard was my grandfather.
 

Name: dwood1611@juno.com <david wood>
Date: 2008-02-22
Comments:
CORRECTION, She was the sister of my gr.gr. grandfather.
 

Name: david wood <dwood1611@juno.com>
Date: 2008-02-22
Comments:
Frances Missouri Williams who married James Cooper is Brother to my gr,gr,grandfather. All of the Williams family was believed to be Cherokee. The information given on Frances Williams Cooper and her parents say they were Cherokee. Thanks for the info.
 

Name: david wood <dwood1611@juno.com>
Date: 2008-02-13
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of the edward williams family. William Jackson Williams was my great grandfather. These are a few generations from edward who was a cherokee medicine man.Please contact me.
 

Name: Margaret A. Cooper <BoxJr@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-08
Comments:
This past summer I read When Scotland was Jewish. When I picked up the book I couldn't put it down. I found it very interesting. I was amazed at the surnames from my family that were there, not just Cooper, which I knew would be. I also found names from my paternal grandmother's family, Crockett and Ross. It seems that all of my dad's grand parents except for the Cherokee grand mother were descended from people I read bout in the book.
Thanks so much for doing the research and writing the book. I am sharing it with my cousin Chuck Harvey was excited when he found his dad's family names there as well.
Thanks again. That was pme fp the best book I read all summer.
Margaret A. Cooper

 

Name: jeff benjamin <roden_s@netvision.net.il>
Date: 2008-02-02
Comments:
I am an American Israeli who recently became interested in researching Native American and if any, Jewish connections . I happened on Keynote address given to Institute for the Study of American Cultures, and Epigraphic Society, Columbus, Georgia and would appreciate any other information in addition or similar you might provide. Where can one buy the book mentioned in address?

Thanks in advance

Jeff benjamin


 

Name: jeff benjamin <roden_s@netvision.net.il>
Date: 2008-02-02
Comments:
I am an American Israeli who recently became interested in researching Native American and if any, Jewish connections . I happened on Keynote address given to Institute for the Study of American Cultures, and Epigraphic Society, Columbus, Georgia and would appreciate any other information in addition or similar you might provide. Where can one buy the book mentioned in address?

Thanks in advance

Jeff benjamin

October 24, 2002

 

Name: Karen Graham <gkc7@cox.net>
Date: 2008-02-01
Comments:
Case-in-point: Am researching a Mary Black b. 1780 Georgia(by several censuses). Believe she is a descendant of John Frederick Swartz Black b. 1735/38 in Ireland or Scotland, settled in Cumberland Co. PA. who m: Abigail Lowry b. abt 1725. Some researchers think this is a different person from the John Black (same details). I think he is John Swartz who changed his neme to Black either before or after he married an Indian woman Lowrey.
 

Name: Ben Hunt <mbs.hunt@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-29
Comments:
Iwould like to find out more about my native american ancestors. I know that my great grandfather Maxiel Hunt's mother was a full blood cherokee origanally from tenn. Iwould like to know more if you could help.
 

Name: teresa steiner <ptsteiner1@juno.com>
Date: 2008-01-24
Comments:
I also come from Black Fox through
Nancy Black Fox/Isaac Cooper
Mary Polly Cooper/John Lovelace Sr
John Lovelace Jr/Lucinda Scott
Fox Fountain Lovelace/Leona Kennedy
Clarence Lovelace/Ocie York
Kenneth(Fox Ford) Lovelace/Effie Morris
Mary Eva Lovelace/Walter Williams
Teresa Steiner(me)

I would enjoy hearing from you!


 

Name: nadene snead (fine) <realyfine@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-22
Comments:
Ephiram Sizemore --Richard Sizemore/Elizabeth Forester William C Sizemore /Sussanah Dockery-Copper
Maryanne Texas Sizemore/Campell Manard Gayler
America Orilla Gayler/Rowland/Edwards/Snead
Cora Orilla Rowland/Snead
Nadene Marie Snead /fine

I love your site --where are you exactly connected ?
Above is my line from E-phriam

 

Name: Jean Wildt <rwildt@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-01-13
Comments:
My grandfathers' mother was Cynthia Anne Craze. Her mother was Elisa Craze daughter of Lucy Anne Craze born in 1790/95 in N.C.. They were from De Kalb,Ala. and North Carolina and then in Tenneesee.Cynthia (Synethia)married James Jackson Haggard in Marion Tenn in 1870. He was James Lafayette Haggards' father who was my grandfather.
Jean Wildt

 

Name: Deborah Crase Craze <t_dfarm@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-10
Comments:
Hello Donald,
have you done any DNA on the Craze line? P.S. their is a family that lives in my town with the last name Yates they are Cherokee Indian.

 

Name: Paula Warren <cdickandjane@earthlink.net>
Date: 2008-01-10
Comments:
After 2 months I finally was able to get the results via Fax. Was not able to receive the results to my email. Never received the map of colors showing areas from where ancestors came. Can not reccommend to friends as they may not receive the complete results.
Thank you.

 

Name: Annette Haven <Brightfeather65@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-09
Comments:
In some of the genealogy paperwork I have it states that my gg grandmother Charity Tayolr was Cherokee.Her father James was born in 1801 in South Carolina. Migrated to Thomas County Georgia. This is where Charity was born in 1830. And then they came to Holmes County Florida in 1842. I have not been able to find if it's really true that they were Cherokee or Creek. Can you please tell me where to look? Thank you and I love your web site. Annette
 

Name: Billie Sutton Smith <bjs020442@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-01
Comments:
My ancestor is William Rea the son of Elizabeth Rea who married Thomas Cooper. Thanks for the info you have shared on Thomas Cooper. I can provide decendency of William Rea, he married twice to unknown and then to Rebecca Scruggs. By his first wife he had a son Luke Rea who married Martha Sawyer, their son Theophilous Rea married Margaret Edwards and had a son named Harrison Cicero Rea who married Emma Snyder Gilbert, their daughter Ora Rea married Charlie Sutton and were my grandparents. My grandparents lived in Union Parish Louisiana. Can share more info, and would greatly appreciate any info that one might add to my family tree. Thank you for a great site with so much information.
 

Name: nadene SNEAD fine <realyfine1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-31
Comments:
I AM MARY ANN TEXAS SISEMORE GAYLER,S GRGRANDAUGHTER .GLAD TO FIND YOR SITE AGAIN -wE JUST MOVED TO THE OZARKS --IN FEB. LOVE IT HERE..
 

Name: sandra weston <sandraweston@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-12-28
Comments:
I am trying to do research on the Ross line. My line comes in with Reuben Ross who married Mary Teackle. I know that there is a connection in Guilford NC between him and Chief John Ross. I am just trying to find the missing link. Can you help me find a starting place?
 

Name: Caroline Sisson Carder <ccarder@aol.com>
Date: 2007-12-13
Comments:
My third Great Grandmother is Hulda Caroline Clark who I believe is the daughter of Nancy Colbert the Daughter of Cheif Geroge Colbert.I have truly enjoyed your sight. I come to it almost daily.
 

Name: Joyce Tompkins <joyce97463@msn,com>
Date: 2007-12-10
Comments:
Can you help me find out how mutch American Indian there is in my line of Catherne Sizemore - James Hart on your tree. My line is with there doughter Margery Hart who married Robert Hash. Joyce
 

Name: Howard Hayes <shikita@harrisonweb.com>
Date: 2007-12-09
Comments:
checking out your web pages. trying to find my blood line of coopers and hayes's
 

Name: Deborah Brown <cinnamon2347@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-12-06
Comments:
seeking native american history esp involving Proctor lineage. I am curious abt the lines you have here. Many descendents of them lived near my family for abt 50 yrs.
Could we be connected?

 

Name: Deborah Brown <cinnamon2347@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-12-06
Comments:
seking native american history esp involving Proctor lineage. I am curious abt the lines you have here. Many descendents of them lived near my famiuly for abt 50 yrs.
 

Name: calvin harkrader <cowboyxyz@msn.com>
Date: 2007-12-04
Comments:
O'siyo
I am a direct descendant of Edward Wilkerson and Mollie
Wolfe through this line i am a citizen of the cherokee nation. I would like to know who Mollie's family line was would you know anything on this?
Enjoyed looking through your database and look forward to new found geneolgy.
Calvin

 

Name: Mark Allen Yates <navypride94@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-03
Comments:
I am trying to research my Cherokee/Choctaw lineage through the Yates/Ensey family line. My mom's father Herman Lesile Ensey passed away November 10, 2007 of natural causes. He was born in Marlow, OK. My dad's parents were born in Arkansas I believe. At least that is where alot of the family is at along with the relatives in Booneville, MS. Myself I am in San Diego, CA. and in the California Army National Guard. If anyone wants to know I was born Sept. 9, 1971 in Salinas, CA. to John Allen Yates and Pamela Sue Ensey. I can go on and on and would like as much help as possible. I am trying to trace the native american blood line where the Yates/Ensey entered into the native american's. Email me and I'll send you my phone number so we can talk. Thank you all.
Mark

 

Name: Bill Frazier <fishtrap@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-12-01
Comments:
Researching riverine cultural resources,especially fish trap dams, in Georgia's streams.
 

Name: frann walker-joice <joicefd@nsuok.edu>
Date: 2007-11-28
Comments:
looking for Walker information
 

Name: frann walker-joice <joicefd@nsuok.edu>
Date: 2007-11-28
Comments:
looking for Walker information
 

Name: james <boggyriver@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-11-25
Comments:
Hello don, i just recently found your web site and i really
do enjoy it. i am a decendant of the peek/garren/cooper/
blevins and i have enjoyed my research since i have this site. tksjames

 

Name: James Summers <boggyriver@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-11-25
Comments:
another one of your native distant cousins just signing in
 

Name: Travis Barlow <travis@travisbarlow.biz>
Date: 2007-11-25
Comments:
Enjoyed your page. I am descended from Creeks, (Poarch Band), Scots-Irish, (Reverend Martin's ships to Charleston, S.C 1772), and God knows what all blood is in my veins. Interesting, this ancestry thing? The internet is wonderful for connecting folks and stirring up interests.
Thanks,
Travis Barlow Pooler,(Savannah)Georgia

 

Name: Travis Barlow <travis@travisbarlow.biz>
Date: 2007-11-25
Comments:
Enjoyed your page. I am descended from Creeks, (Poarch Band), Scots-Irish, (Reverend Martin's ships to Charleston, S.C 1772), and God knows what all blood is in my veins. Interesting, this ancestry thing? The internet is wonderful for connecting folks and stirring up interests.
Thanks,
Travis Barlow Pooler,(Savannah)Georgia

 

Name: Cathe <fredfam1@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-14
Comments:
Hi great site!
 

Name: Larry Glover <laglover19@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-11-11
Comments:
Trying to link the Carpenters and Hutto familys to an indian lineage. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Name: Doyce Yates <dy4406@charter.net>
Date: 2007-11-09
Comments:
Amazon.com can sell e-books. I really wish you would work on getting "The Bear Went Over The Mountain" on e-book so we can purchase it.
 

Name: Jennifer Anne Northern <icicupi@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-11-08
Comments:
Dear Sir or Madam:

I am in search of my relatives who have been told by word of mouth were Native Americans. On the US Census Great Grandmother , Ida Mary Slover-Maddox-Glover,is listed as Negro. However , my mother and family members have told me that she was a 1/2 Native American and Irish decent. Her fathers name from what I researched was "Jesse Slover or Cover" her mother's name was Lilly. I am looking for her mother's name and any decendants whom are left. All I know is that my Great Grandmother lived in Georgia on a farm near Macon, GA. I do not know if this was Native American land in which she resided or once was part of the Choctaw Band/Nation. I know that the area was part of the Wolf Clan from research,but I am not certain if my precedents were of which nation or Cherokee. There was also intermarriage in my mother's family to Cherokee, Solomon Caldwell &Glen Caldwell Sr. and family, which are my cousins. We as family members have been in search of
of our Native American Heritage for over 30years.
I was wondering if you could please input the pieces to my family history. My family will be greatful.

RE:
Death of the 1st mentioned and parents were in the states of Michigan and Pennslyvaina
Ida Mary Glover,( Married 3 times) Mother of Anne Maddox-Causey,Lewis and John Lee Maddox
Jesse Slover,(Irish Immigrant from England 1865 with sister Sarah or Elizabeth) father of Ida
Lilly, Native American ( native name unknown
There are relatives of these in Tennesee.
Deaths of following elders weer in the state of Michigan
Solomon Caldwell, Grandfather to
Glen Caldwell Sr, father to
Glen Caldwell II/Jr.

Micheal Caldwell, Anthony Caldwell,Victoria Caldwell (Children of Barbara Causey and Glen Caldwell,Jr./II.

Thanks,

Please email to the above address. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

 

Name: Mary Duncan <grannyfran7@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-05
Comments:
I was told I came from Cherokee blood, however I cannot find the proof I need. Just came across your website and thought I might find something I need.
 

Name: Cindy Bell <Bell2813@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-11-03
Comments:
I am interested in learning more about the Cherokee
 

Name: joseph nickel <jsdenickel@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2007-11-02
Comments:
Hello I am the husband of Sherry Bowling in doing some research on her family history I came across your site. My wife has native american ancestors which were cherokee on her mothers side also some on her fathers side but we are not sure which nation on her fathers side. We have tried for a long time to try to find out what to do to have her recognized as a native american but we do not know what steps to take. Can you please help?
 

Name: Sydney Foor <fsydney@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-14
Comments:
Dear Mr. Yates,
I wondered if you would please help me if you already have knowledge of who my people really were.
My great grandfathers names are Allscheid raised by Browns, Grabels, Bickelhaupt, Looney, Penney, Clubb, Glenn, Williamson, Scowden, Evilsizer, and Floerke. I have seen who they are in my own vision, but the only proof I have of who they may be, is of their neighbors on census records and what I have studied of history, some pertaining to cherokee indians and wars. I was told Mary Ellen Clubb was indian and my 2nd cousin has pictures of her and her mother. There are Jacksons and Overtons in my cousins line. I am obsessed with studying my family, and know we were warriors based on the way we act and react today. I feel if I can find out the truth maybe our future generations won't be so hell bent on misery.

 

Name: Delora Lewis <deloralewis@att.net>
Date: 2007-10-11
Comments:
I have enjoyed your site, but I am still confused as every. You have all of my Maxey ancestor listed on your site. I have been trying to prove our Indian Heritage. on the Dawes Rolls. They came up Mississippi Choctaw
rejected. I noticed alot of the families of Missippi did.

 

Name: Hill Smith <hill.smith@kctcs.edu>
Date: 2007-10-09
Comments:
wonderful
 

Name: Jerry Cooper <cooper@acindustrial.com>
Date: 2007-10-09
Comments:
Still Looking for Cooper's from Rutherford County Tn. My Grandfather (EDD Edgar) Cooper Born 1883 was son of (Brown,Brownlow)Cooper
 

Name: Jerry Cooper <cooper@acindustrial.com>
Date: 2007-10-09
Comments:
Still Looking for Cooper's from Rutherford County Tn. My Grandfather (EDD Edgar) Cooper Born 1883 was son of (Brown,Brownlow)Cooper
 

Name: Angie Justice <ajstc@clemson.edu>
Date: 2007-10-08
Comments:
You have
Justice, Richard (Dick) b: ABT. 1750
listed in your files. Do you know the names of his decendants?
Did he have a son named William?

Thanks
Angie Justice

 

Name: JUDITH DOMMERGUE <jdommergue@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-10-02
Comments:
I am Cherokee-Creek- Choctaw- Stuart-Emory-Sutton-Brewer-Boyd-Stricklin-Strickland- King- And others. Will DNA testing tell me how much I have of each Tribe in Me? We have a genealogist going over our family tree to make sure we have everything correct. We are on all lists. Would this test help us?
 

Name: Ann Morris <morris7631@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-23
Comments:
I have been enjoying this site for over 2 hours now.Thank you so much.I live and was born in this small town just out side of Welch,McDowell Co.WV.There is so much history here.I will return here often.
 

Name: EdrieAnne Broughton <edrieanne@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-23
Comments:
I love your new site. You helped my try to nail down my cousin's Nancy Cooper and I helped you find a couple of her cousins after the CW. Still haven't figured out Sarrah Elizabeth Dorsey, her daughter Mary Elizabeth Frerichs and why she didn't or couldn't marry any of her babies fathers. But she was Black Dutch for sure.
 

Name: Jerry Gill <jwgbailey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-20
Comments:
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From: jwgbailey@hotmail.com
To: strawdog@frontiernet.net
Subject: Scotland
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 17:35:49 -0500


Hello Don,

Looks like you're interested in a heap o' things. As I have time, I'm going to have a closer look at your Web site(s).

Diana has been to Scotland a few times. She believes that we are of Scottish origin. She has visited a castle—I can't remember the name—that she believes was once occupied by some of our ancestors.

I might let her have a look at the book.

Let me know how you're doing!


Cheers,




Jerry

 

Name: Robert Royall <BHEALTHYNWEALTH@OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: 2007-09-18
Comments:
I WAS JUST LISTENING TO THE PROGRAM WITH "HAMZI" AT GALACTIC7RADIO. I AM AMAZED BY THE TOPIC COVERED AND INFORMATION DIVULGED. IN TERMS OF THE SEARCH FOR ORIGINS, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CURIOUS BY THE TERM "INDIAN". IS THIS REALLY A NAME THAT PEOPLE CALLED THEMSELVES?
 

Name: Jane Cooper Springe <pspringer2@cox.net>
Date: 2007-09-17
Comments:
Don, I had a dna test done on my oldest brother, now deceased. It is With family tree dna, his number is 778RB. I am looking for information on William Darus Cooper born 11 Jan 1894 and died 27 dec 1971. Parents are John Anderson Cooper and Nancy Louisa Anderson.

Jane

 

Name: Jane Cooper Springe <pspringer2@cox.net>
Date: 2007-09-17
Comments:
Don, I had a dna test done on my oldest brother, now deceased. It is With family tree dna, his number is 778RB. I am looking for information on William Darus Cooper born 11 Jan 1894 and died 27 dec 1971. Parents are John Anderson Cooper and Nancy Louisa Anderson.

Jane

 

Name: Joan (Page) May <mayjoan@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-09-11
Comments:
I am related to John H Holloway and Jemima Cooper. Isaac A. Holloway was my grandfather Thank you for this info.
Joan

 

Name: Rose Carter Shockley <roseshockley@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-09-05
Comments:
Don, Our cousin Phil Riner in Nashville wants to get ahold of you to do some DNA testing. I believe he wants to find the Cherokee roots... from our grampa Riner's mother's people. I'm sending his home number to you, and I'm sending him your email and site address. I don't see a phone number here, but I know that you have given it to me- or I found it before in here.... somewhere. Phil just called me a few min. ago, so I want to do this before I get busy and set it aside.

Phil and Sarah 615-832-8249 sarah.riner@comcast.net

I have missed chatting with you. Talk to you soon.

God bless you and yours.

Rose 318-965-0028

 

Name: L.L. Deal <daffodil@pine-net.com>
Date: 2007-09-03
Comments:
Searching for my Cooper ancestors, whether Choctaw, Cherokee, or just my ancestors
 

Name: sandra salyer <alliedon@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-31
Comments:
just checking your site out to see if I could have family on here or info on them.
 

Name: Earlene Timm Allison <earleneallison@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-08-29
Comments:
I'm excited to be here to explore possible family connections to American Indian heretiage.
 

Name: Joy Holden Schmitt <schmi93@charter.net>
Date: 2007-08-29
Comments:
My great-grandmother was Sarah Silvinia Cooper descendant of William A. Cooper.
 

Name: AvaNell Ewing Friddle <avanell@cox.net>
Date: 2007-08-28
Comments:
Greetings, cousin! I was in touch with you several years ago and sorry it has been so long since I've written to you. I am trying to locate the pictures of Isaac Cooper and Narcissia Richey Cooper to send you. They are my great, great grandparents (parents of my great grandmother, Tennessee Jane Cooper Ewing) and are buried at their old homeplace in Limestone, Arkamsas. Their tombstones were found in an old pasture and a cousin and I arranged to have them restored and fenced. I also have a cousin here in Arizona who has carried on the name of Isaac F. Cooper. He was named after his grandfather, who was named after his grandfather, etc., etc.

 

Name: tina <cheyennearch@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-08-08
Comments:
love your site!!!! beautiful.. love books and family history...
 

Name: tina <cheyennearch@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-08-08
Comments:
love your site!!!! beautiful.. love books and family history...
 

Name: Phyllis Unger <phyllis.u@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-08-05
Comments:
My grandfather had a brother named Jacob Rutman who disappeared. They were from Odessa Ukraine. THis is a Jewish family. I see you have a Jacob Rutman as son of George Cooper and wife Mary. Can you tell me anything??
 

Name: Phyllis Unger <phyllis.u@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-08-05
Comments:
My grandfather had a brother named Jacob Rutman who disappeared. They were from Odessa Ukraine. THis is a Jewish family. I see you have a Jacob Rutman as son of George Cooper and wife Mary. Can you tell me anything??
 

Name: Eleanor Patrick <irinsctstarchild@cs.com>
Date: 2007-08-01
Comments:
Hello Don, I forwarded a letter to you yesterday, using a past letter you sent me. It was returned, I was afraid you were gone. I'm so pleased to find you! I first contacted you on my dead end line of Harriet Blevins. She was in KY and married to John Adams. I had Heard this line went way back, but no names for her family. I had been told stories about being Cherokee and making a very long trip from Ashe county, NC. You were very kind and tried to be helpful. I just wanted to let you know I had a breakthrough! A descendant of Harriet's sister Isabelle, wrote to me. She had Harriet's parents, Solomon Blevins and Elizabeth Quinley and their 13 children on a 1860 census in Washington county, VA. Solomon's parents were Elisha Blevins and Rachel Osborne. Elisha was born 1768. His parents were James Blevins and Elizabeth Ward. Rachel's parents were Jonathan Osborne and Nancy Howell. James Blevin's father was Daniel Blevins. Blevins was a Welsh word meaning Little Wolf, I think. Some of these Blevins, Osborne and Sizemores were supposed to have married Cherokees. My familie's tales said so. Mom said they were full blood Cherokees but it doesn't seem to be true. I can't find the exact family that married Cherokees, only uncles and aunts. I was so excited to find all this, but when I told my Mother and sister the reaction was not good... My sister became angry when I said they were not full blood and my Mom (85 yrs old) got tears in her eyes and said documents don't prove any thing- it's what your family passes down that counts! I felt terrible! I suppose, if you know any of the above mentioned, who were married to Cherokee, you could get me out of a lot of hot water! I recently received an email saying his Margaret was Solomon' daughter, so he's quite sure she couldn't be an Indian. He was seeking just the opposite of my Mom and Sis! I told him there was no proof of ours marrying Cherokee, BUT- Grandma Harriet was small, dark and had High cheek bones (Thank you Grma Harriet). My gr grma Lou, her daughter, who helped raise me, was small, dark hair and high cheek bones was asked to leave school after three days because the other Parents wouldn't let their kids go to school with an Indian! Grma Lou agonized over not getting an education! Pretty suspicious, don't you think... It must be there in that line I just found! Thanks for listening to my rantings again. Ellie Patrick
 

Name: Susan Mulledy <coeescrow@aol.com>
Date: 2007-07-30
Comments:
What a wonderful site. I happened onto it as Sequoia is a cousin numerous times removed. Christopher Gist his grandfather was my 8th great grandfather.


Best regards,

 

Name: Susan Mulledy <coeescrow@aol.com>
Date: 2007-07-30
Comments:
What a wonderful site. I happened onto it as Sequoia is a cousin numerous times removed. Christopher Gist his grandfather was my 8th great grandfather.


Best regards,

 

Name: Deborah Brown <cinnamon2347@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-07-15
Comments:
I am very interested in the William Davis to Nancy Davis/Proctor line. So many names and locations match my family. I come from the lineage of Francis M. Proctor. I know William & Nancy (Davis) Proctor also had a son with this name, only he is older than mine. But, this line lives very near mine at all times from 1850 onward as far as I can tell. Census before that don't have the wife & ch names, so can't tell before that. I am most interested in this line as families lived near each other alot in those days. Deborah Proctor/Brown
 

Name: Margaret Alice Bright Eagle Cooper <BoxJr@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-12
Comments:
Hi, Panther,

I just received my copy of When Scotland Was Jewish!! Wow! I can't put it down! This is just what I was looking for. It is really interesting. I can't wait to share it with my cousins.
One of my cousins is searching for our Cooper ancestors and this will be very interesting for him. Thanks for the work that went into the book. It is very well written and I find the subject fascinating.
Your very distant relative,
Margaret Alice Cooper

 

Name: william maxey <w-maxey@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-07-01
Comments:
great site researching turbybyfield maxey
if anyone has any information contact me.
www.maxeysofwarrick.com

 

Name: Donald R. Magee <1dmagee@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2007-06-22
Comments:
I am a descendant of Reverend William Sharpe (1771-1845) and Judith Smith Sharpe(1776-1853)and came across your web site while researching information on one of thier children, Jehu Harris Sharpe (1808-1874)who was my Great Great Grandfather. He married a Tabitha White in Meriwether County, Georgia on May 4, 1830. She was born 19 Sept 1814 and died 12 June 1852. They had ten children and then she died and Jehu remarried. I am trying to find out who Tabitha's parents and family were. Do you have any information concerning them? I know that William S. Sharpe (1805-1852), Jehu's brother, married Caroline Matilida White. Perhaps she was a sister to Tabitha? I have other information on Tabitha White. Please let me know if you can help me in my search.
 

Name: lorene burgess <sisbur1937@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-15
Comments:
very nice site,Don-you can be proud of your accomplishments- lorene
 

Name: lorene burgess <sisbur1937@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-15
Comments:
very nice site,Don-you can be proud of your accomplishments- lorene
 

Name: Wayne Yates <wayneyates@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-06-05
Comments:
What makes one a Cherokee?I have been looking at a lot of posting on different sites and what was said about this.These are my thoughts as a Cherokee.To be on an Indian roll is not what makes you a Cherokee.It is in the blood.To meet the requirements of one of the Cherokee tribes will not make you a Cherokee.This is done only by birth.Our people of old did not see the rolls as a good thing but more government trouble for their people and you know what they were right.To have an application rejected by the Federal Government means only that it was rejected not that the applicant was no longer a Cherokee.Remember,I am a Cherokee by blood and by birth.No one can take that away.I may not meet the smell test of some Cherokee group,that is ok I am still a Cherokee.By the way I am a member of a Cherokee Tribe in good standing.
 

Name: Gwen Hooper <jonngwen@cruzio.com>
Date: 2007-06-04
Comments:
I'm in the circle of people trying to make sense of the Cherokee genealogy. I have traced my ancestry to Susannah Brown who married Moses proctor. After Alexander Brown and Violet Barton--I really lose my way.

I really enjoyed your web site. If you could point me to a Jim or James Hicks I have many, many questions to ask. Thank you if you can.

 

Name: James Henderson <jimhen1@ix.netcom.com>
Date: 2007-05-28
Comments:
Nice site and nice effort!
jim Henderson

 

Name: Evelyn Talley <eeatalley@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-28
Comments:
Thank You
 

Name: Amber Rose <arose@fullnet.net>
Date: 2007-05-26
Comments:
Hello!
I found your site through Ancestry.com, while searching for ancestors that link to your tree, Marcy McIntosh, and her decendants, the White Family.
I am excited to explore your site, perhaps we are related?
Best wishes to you!!

 

Name: Matthew G. Blevins <mgblevins@farmerstel.com>
Date: 2007-05-22
Comments:
I found this site very interesting, considering I am a Blevins living on Sand Mountain at Flat Rock, Alabama. I am also friends with David Davis and went to school with Lee Cooper at North Sand Mtn. School. I had no idea. I knew my mothers family had Cherokee blood, she was a Boatner, but didn't realize it in the Blevins family. My grandfather, Richard Blevins married Roxie Young and she said she had Cherokee in her too. Wow, My percentage is higher than I thought. I'm still looking over your website, just thought I'd drop you a line. Thanks Matthew
 

Name: Joseph T. Dial <sondial1@charter.net>
Date: 2007-05-13
Comments:
Nancy Chennault was sister to my ggrandfather William Chennault b.1816 in Al.Both buried in Chickasaw County, Ms. at Park Cemetery. Apsalom Looney buried there with children.
 

Name: Josh Royster <croyster830@charter.net>
Date: 2007-05-01
Comments:
Hello, my name is Josh Royster and my GGG Grandmother was Nancy Mitchell born 1830 in Georgia and was the daughter of William Oliver Mitchell and Anna "Annie" Thomas. I live in Talladega Alabama which is just West of Ashland Alabama in Clay County where this family resided for years. I know we are tied to the Yates' families and would love to hear more about them and/or the Mitchell families if anyone has anything. I can share what I have including some pictures of Nancy. She married Banister Royster in 1850 in Talladega County where I now reside. In case you didnt know Clay County was taken from parts of Talladega, Benton (now Calhoun), and Randolph Counties. Any of you cousins feel free to contact me, I'd love to chat and awesome site!!
 

Name: Michael Denny <mldenny1@juno.com>
Date: 2007-04-12
Comments:
One of my grand parents grand parents was a Cherokee chieftain that had a half head dress I saw a picture one time many years ago he was extremely tall up into the mid to upper 7ft. range. his wife was about 4ft. tall would like to find out more about him if possible would think maybe this would be a little easier because of his height
 

Name: Margaret A. Cooper <BoxJr@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-05
Comments:
Thanks for the wonderful research. I have ordered the book When Scotland was Jewish and I am very anxious to read it. My cousin Chuck Harvey is looking for information about our Cooper family. Some of the pictures her could be from our old family albums. Most of our family is tall and dark. I happen to be 5'3" and auburn haired with green eyes but most of us are tall and dark.
I really enjoy this website. I always find something wonderful to share with Chuck. He will want to read the book as well.
Thanks again for your wonderful work.
Bright Eagle

 

Name: LeAnn Hansell <cherokeebeauty@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-04-04
Comments:
Hi, I have a full list of all of Wiley Mcdonalds children. One of which is my grandfather. Lockie Mae Mcdonald is my grandfathers sister. sisters, Rena Olia Mcdonald, Glorqine Mcdonald, Wilma Lila Mcdonald, Ethel Jean Mcdonald, Bessie Ruth Mcdonald, Rachel Mcdonald, Alice Mcdonald, and Brothers, Sherman Mcdonald, Shirrel Ray Mcdonald, Frank Mcdonald, Burt Mcdonald, Normon Mcdonald, Jimmy Dale Mcdonald, And James Walley Mcdonald. I have been searching for the link between the Mcdonalds and the cherokee. Can you help me?
 

Name: alan sadler <mary@marymusgrove.com>
Date: 2007-03-30
Comments:
I have read several of your articles about the Melungeons. I'm pretty sure I saw your name in the Savannah Jewish Directory ( my hometown) How many Donald Panther Yates could there be in this country? If you're ever in Savannah I would like to meet you.
Feel free to email me or call and direct me to the latest findings.
Thanks
alan sadler
912 663-1533

 

Name: Marcus Jones <mrjthe1st@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-27
Comments:
Chief John Looney is an ancestor of my Maternal Great Grandmother Martha Jane Luna. Her Father was Peter Pittman Looney. I really enjoyed visiting your web site!
Is there a way to know whether or not the family history of Martha Jane's Mother being full or half Native American true or just legend? My Mother has seen a photo of Phoebe Turner-Luna in an "Indian dress" but doesn't recall any details at all.

 

Name: Dusty Yates <rotyro@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-24
Comments:
I am also an offspring of Elisabeth Mitchell (via son Peter), but I would never had known it if not for the work you have done.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate the research you have done re the Yates family. The DNA research is incredible!

I live in Alabama. My dad moved from the Randolph Co. land when he was 8 to a suburb of Birmingham (@ 1945). 3 generations from Peter (JT, Theodore[my g'father], and Charles [my dad]) and all memory of our Native American heritage had been forgotten.

My knowledge of the Yates family (as well as my Dad's) didn't extend past Peter Yates. Again, thank you!

Dustin Blake Yates
Birmingham, Alabama

 

Name: Jennifer Lovelace-Voigt <lovelj@charter.net>
Date: 2007-03-18
Comments:
HI,
We e-mailed back and forth a few years ago. I was looking at your website and noticed that you referred to John Lovelace (who married Mary Cooper) as John Lovelace (Wallace). I have never seen the name "Wallace" connected with him before. Where did you find that information?
Also, I have some information on Barbara Adair's (John Adair's daughter who married Robert Parmley)descendents that you don't have if you are interested.
Jennifer

 

Name: jan lovvorn <kaijan@netzero.net>
Date: 2007-03-16
Comments:
steven and mary holloway could't have been andrew jackson
holloway's mother and dad, they would have been too young.
you have steven being born in 1813, so he would have been
12 years old when andrew was born and mary his mother would have been 7 years old abt.

 

Name: Margaret Alice Bright Eagle Cooper <BoxJr@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-15
Comments:
I really enjoy the website. I have told my aunt to visit soon. She is fascinated by all the information I have found here. She is interested in finding out more about Black Dutch. I told her you have a great site with lots of links to fascinating places. I am going to search a bit more. Thanks for the excellent website and good Cooper info.
Margaret A. Cooper

 

Name: lois ann scofiled <cherokeew.va@att.net>
Date: 2007-03-10
Comments:
Hello and thank you for sharing some of your information. My family is all from west virginia maternal and faternal. we recently through the death of my grandmother(who was the daughter of solomon osborne jr.)found out we had Native American ancestry on my maternal side of the family and i have been beating myself to death trying to find correct information. I always knew i had the blood even when i was told as a child i was not, funny how that worked out, my mom was 62 years old when the first proof came in the mail.(hehe) Gees, for once i was right and she was wrong and i had proof. anyways i am just beginning my journey and am grateful for all good information, so again thank you. good luck to you in all of your journeys of life.
 

Name: Barbara Yates <barbara.yates1@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2007-02-27
Comments:
Hi Donald,
I'm also doing research on the Yates family.My husband is descended from Rev.John Yates from Tenn.I just wanted you to know that I think your site is great and keep up the good work.
Thank You,
Barbara Yates

 

Name: Charley Blair <chasblair@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-13
Comments:
Donald, I'm still toying with the idea of doing the DNA test, but still too cheap to commit. How about answering a couple of questions for me. I'm curious as to whether or not other Blairs from Watauga are testing out as Jewish. As a side note, my great grandmother was a Vann, probably descending from Isaac of Sweetwater, TN.

Another question, but off the subject, my dissertation concerned a pottery in Athens, GA from the late 1800s. The owner was an Athens business man named Bloomfield. There was a John Caldwell Bloomfield who started the Beleek(sp?)china factory in Ireland and I would like to make the connection. Do you know anything about this Caldwell Bloomfield or can you give me Elizabeth Hirschman's email address, so that I might ask her. Charley

 

Name: gene granville cooper <ggcoop@duracom.net>
Date: 2007-02-11
Comments:
Thank you for all the work that you have done on
the C

ooper genealogy.My father was Luther Granville cooper
B.1905 in PISGA aL. Grandfarther wasJames J.cooper decalb,Al.B1874 G.grand father wasJohn Granville CooperB1849 Wayne,Ky.GG.grand father was Harmon Cooper,B1811 N.C. GGG.William.Isacc Cooper b.1775 NC.
GGG Issac cooper B.abt1750,GGGG may be Joseph Cooper
I Know that ther is a lot of Cheerokee blood in the Cooper line,Do you have any roll numbers for any of these?
Thank you very much, Gene G. Cooper

 

Name: Wayne Yates <wayneyates@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-01-30
Comments:
(To: Don Panther-Yates)My Grandmother Yates was the great grand daughter of Hugh Mitchell and Sally Holland.Sally's dad was William Holland.My Grandmother's name was Armandia H.Mitchell and my Grandad was John David Yates of Blount County,Alabama.John David's dad,William R.Yates Jr,moved from Pickens County,South Carolina to Blount County,Alabama about the time of the removal to Oklahoma.Are we part of the same family?Please let me know.Thanks,Wayne Yates
 

Name: Patricia Yates <patandray@alltel.net>
Date: 2007-01-19
Comments:
It has been a long time since I heard from you. Glad to find this site. I am still plugging along on the Peter Yates clan. Still don't know who his parents were. Think I will check for more in Bladen Co., N. C. Good to hear from you. Ray was killed in an auto accident Dec. 31, 2005. I sure do miss him. We had moved back to Moultrie, Colquitt County, Ga. about four years earlier. I plan to remain here. Please let me hear from you when you can.
 

Name: Constance R. Bailey <crbailey61@msn.com>
Date: 2007-01-14
Comments:
Great Site.
 

Name: ralph Henry <war522@mac.com>
Date: 2007-01-14
Comments:
have info on willam cooper and fst wife susan &snd wife polly banhs warner anyone intersted (1753 -- 1820)
 

Name: Bridget L. Cope <scatrat@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-13
Comments:
I am extremely interested in Indian Culture and in the DNA Project.
 

Name: Tziporah Levi <shmayisrael2006@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-27
Comments:
Descendant of Chief Pathfinder of Overhill Towns of Tennessee.
 

Name: Pamela <pjslinker@juno.com>
Date: 2006-12-21
Comments:
I have found Nancy Davis line to Moytoy (b.abt. 1640).
 

Name: Pamela J. Pickering Slinker <pjslinker@juno.com>
Date: 2006-12-21
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of Mary Ann Black (Pogue) Davis through her daughter Nancy Davis (b. 1788, m. William Proctor), sister of William Alexander Davis. Mary Ann Black had 8 children by her second husband but I have not run across "Clarissa" Davis.

Nancy Davis m. William Proctor
her sister, Jane Virginia (Jennie) Davis m. Jeremiah Proctor

Ten people (I was not one)have just paid a genealogist ($600)to prove Cherokee heritage so one of them can apply to get on the census rolls of the Lost Cherokee tribe of AR & MO (one of the 200 groups seeking Federal recognition). The genealogist told the ten that William Davis was full blood Cherokee although my research has shown his ancestors are from NY and England.

Is Mary Ann Black or her husband William Davis of Cherokee ancestry?
Where can I find these pedigree lines?

 

Name: Pamela J. Pickering Slinker <pjslinker@juno.com>
Date: 2006-12-21
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of Mary Ann Black (Pogue) Davis through her daughter Nancy Davis (b. 1788, m. William Proctor), sister of William Alexander Davis. Mary Ann Black had 8 children by her second husband but I have not run across "Clarissa" Davis.

Nancy Davis m. William Proctor
her sister, Jane Virginia (Jennie) Davis m. Jeremiah Proctor

Ten people (I was not one)have just paid a genealogist ($600)to prove Cherokee heritage so one of them can apply to get on the census rolls of the Lost Cherokee tribe of AR & MO (one of the 200 groups seeking Federal recognition). The genealogist told the ten that William Davis was full blood Cherokee although my research has shown his ancestors are from NY and England.

Is Mary Ann Black or her husband William Davis of Cherokee ancestry?
Where can I find these pedigree lines?

 

Name: Burma Wilbanks <bwilbanks@centurytel.net>
Date: 2006-12-16
Comments:
The information on your homepage is great.
 

Name: Burma Wilbanks <bwilbanks@centurytel.net>
Date: 2006-12-07
Comments:
I have found all your information very enligthening. I have a lot of questions, but I am new at this and I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing. I am a descendant of Mena Moriah Graben; one of Mary Diana Kimbrell and Louis Graben's daughters.
 

Name: jan lovvorn <kaijan@netzero.zero>
Date: 2006-12-05
Comments:
dear mr. yates,
i found a lot of information on your site. my family was the holloway's from gilmer county to shellmound,tenn. were they indian or white. they were on the cooper, cherokee,choctac an sephardic site. i didn't know if this meant they were indian or not. could you help me out?
thank you

 

Name: jan lovvorn <kaijan@netzero.zero>
Date: 2006-12-05
Comments:
dear mr. yates,
i found a lot of information on your site. my family was the holloway's from gilmer county to shellmound,tenn. were they indian or white. they were on the cooper, cherokee,choctac an sephardic site. i didn't know if this meant they were indian or not. could you help me out?
thank you

 

Name: jan62@ionet.net <Janice Moore>
Date: 2006-12-04
Comments:
Looking for info on john m holloway, born in Ga. wife was named Lucy. Son was Walter Louis Holloway born in Tx, died in Ok. Walter had cousin in Stillwell, Ok. Need info bad, have no history on this side of family.
 

Name: Jan Mooore <jan62@ionet.net>
Date: 2006-12-04
Comments:
Trying
 

Name: LeNora williams <buffalogirl555@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-12-02
Comments:
I keep coming back to your site in hopes of finding the father of my gggrandmother. her name was Dorcas Looney Nettle. I have tried to find her parents but everyone I run across doesn't agree on who her parents were She was born in Missouri 1822 Both her parents came from tennesse. If you can help it would be great I seem to have hit a brick wall. Thank you
 

Name: LaVerne Jean Wildt <rwildt@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-12-01
Comments:
My family is Haggard and Craze.There is a Lucy A. Craige in the 1900 Lost Creek,Union,Tenn federal census living with Frank P. Miller family. She is 110 years old and was born in N.C. 1790 with son James. Could this be Lucy Anne Craze? She was married to John Craige. The family tree and world tree on Ancestry shows a lot of the same names.
What do you think? Jean

 

Name: Rose Carter Shockley <roseshockley@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-11-28
Comments:
Hello Don,
It's me again. I am looking at the tree that we edited- it still needs editing... sorry, I didn't get back with you sooner.
The children of Rebecca Riner and Martin Carter:
1. Emma Hester b.1883 The Pound, VA d.1965 Mossy Rock, WA
m. John Calloway Morris
2. Wise Hezekiah b. 1884 d. 1929
3. Festus Fernander b. 1886 Wise,VA d.1972 Scappose,OR
4. Inez b. 1887 d. 1978 m. Charles S. Mann
5. Viola C. b. 1888 d. 1964 m. James A. Stapleton
6. Samantha Ellen "Ellie" b. 1889- d.? unmarried

Grampa Festus Fernander's family
+.1 Dora B. "Dorie" b. 1882 d. 1907
1. Kedric Carter b. 1905
m.2 Sarah Elizabeth b. 1889 d. 1922(33) m.1907 age 18
d/o Sarah Hellen Carte and Jonathan Richmond
1. Emma Ruth b. 1908 m. Lloyd M. Kilgore
2. Hazel Rebecca b. 1909 d. 1982 unmarried (72)
3. Ethel Virginia b. 1911 d. 1998 unmarried (87)
4. Festus Floyd b.1913 d. 1983 (70) m. Frances White
5. Opal Ricmond b. 1916 m. Harold Mitchell
6. Wm. Euine b. 1918 d. 1919 8 mo. 10 days Gray Cem.
7. Dorthy May b. 1920 m. Delbert H. Barton
8. Willard Paul b. 20 Apr.'22 d. 2 May '22 12 days
Mountaineer, NM
m.3 Iva Parker
1. Stella Lee b. 1925 d. 1926
m.4 Grace Cross 1. infant stillborn

I have continued to appreciate your site- more and more.
When someone makes an error in a family name- I just send them to your site. Again, this is wonderful!

Later, rose

I did meet another Riner while in Wise this summer. (Wayne Riner and Geneva) I have recently met by telephone another Riner from Nashville. These are our G.mother Riner's siblings children. It's Wonderful!



 

Name: Joe McCulloch <j.w.mcculloch@txwi.net>
Date: 2006-11-23
Comments:
Great site!
 

Name: jan lovvorn <kaijan@netzero.net>
Date: 2006-11-23
Comments:
dear sir,

i found alot of information on this web site. i'm proud
that you have it.

thanks jan

 

Name: Don <donald.robbins@mildenhall.af.mil>
Date: 2006-11-17
Comments:
Hello, I noticed from your sight that you are interested in obtaining DNA from someone related to William Weatherford. Depending on whom you believe in the family, he is either my gggg grandfather or my gggg guncle but, either way I might be your source as he and I share the same grand parents. Let me know what you think.
 

Name: Betty <risingsun@tgrsolution.net>
Date: 2006-11-16
Comments:
Nice site. I came across your name while researching my family. They are from southwestern VA and TN. You have both the Overbay and Massengill surnames in your genealogy.
May be a long shot, but I thought I'd write. My grandfather, Lee Massengill was said to have been raised by his grandmother, Nellie Overbee/Overbay on Clinch mountain. He was born in Rogersville, TN, at least that is what I've been told. His mother Sarah Overbay died shortly after his father, Robert Massengill passed away. Grandpa Lee married Susan Mariba Tate (parents, Robert jefferson Tate and Amanda C Rhodes) and they lived on the south side of the Clinch river. Family members, now deceased, swear we had an Indian grandmother. If any of these names mean anything to you and you have the time to respond I would really like to hear from you.
Betty Rhoton Grinsell

 

Name: CD Grove <lady_matador1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-13
Comments:
Hello my name is Charlette and I hope you can help me. I have been researching my family lines, which there are many. Just to name a few surnames, Conn, Howard, Rogers, Moore, Pierce. My maternal Grandmother had told me many times before her death that; 1. We have ancestors that came to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears. 2. We have both Cherokee and Choctaw ancestors. My grandmother, Mattie Alice CONN, was married in Oklahoma but was born in Texas. She once showed me a picture of a lady that was American Indian and she told me that the picture was of her grandmother. That means that the grandmother in question had the last name of Conn or Moore. I would dearly love to place the grandmother in question in our family line. I have read that during that time many American Indians did not claim their hertiage for the simple reason of discrimation. I am fairly new to genealogy research, just one year, so I seek help anywhere I think that someone can help me. If you have any information that might relate to me I would greatly apperciate your help.

In 1976 my grandmother Mattie told me that she had gone to visit some relatives that were living on the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. She did not tell me who the relatives were, so I have no idea where to start there.

Please excuse any misspellings.

Once again thank you in advance
Charlette Grove

 

Name: cleta Mae Turner Pence <cleta@tgtel.com>
Date: 2006-11-01
Comments:
I also am kin to Pocahontas and do wish to become a member of a tribe I am trying to find some proof through papers of my people I also am kin to George of all Sizemore's I also have a Joseph Wilder b 1770 in my tree and mine was the spouse of Rhoda Sizemore b 1784 and one of their children is Elezabeth Betsy Wilder b 1821 my email is cleta@tgtel if any one wishes to contact me
 

Name: Susie Ford <sbford@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2006-10-11
Comments:
Greetings,
I am searching for ancestors of John Smith Ford born in Chester County, SC in 1790. I can trace another line back to the Pamonkey in Virginia, and am so glad that to have found even that much information.
Peace,
Susie

 

Name: Madolyn York <madolynjysele@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-08
Comments:
It's been a long time since I have mailed you. I am descended from Redwine and bondurant/bundren. I have retired and I have moved back to Stevenson, Al. I retired last year, just couldn't stay there longer, 30 was enough for me. I want to start working on getting more lineage. I want to work on some lineage with you. Madolyn
 

Name: blackfox/blackwood <kevan wann @isp.com>
Date: 2006-09-13
Comments:
my husband is suppose to be related to chief blackfox but they say the name changed to blackwood. what a journey this has been. do you have and thoughts on this .thank you.
 

Name: Neina Lang <ninkie3@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-30
Comments:
Hello, I am a Yates descendant, grandmother was Rebecca Missouri (possibly Missouria) Yates, born in Mississippi,1860, married John Robert Lang in 1882, Forney, Kaufman, Texas. Buried in the Crow cemetery Marietta, Love co., Oklahoma. do we know the same person? I was told she was a school teacher and a Cherokee or Crow Indian.
Please reply to me at ninkie3@aol.com. Thank you,
Neina

 

Name: Barbara Ross Watts <yona1939@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-29
Comments:
I could not leave my message.
Waddo for sharing.
Yona

 

Name: Barbara Grisham <floydbarbgrisham@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2006-08-27
Comments:
David Wood Walker and Rachel Durant are my ancesters. I have Indian(Choctaw, Cherokee, Choctaw) in my ancestry from three or four different directions and I would like to find out how to find proof of this. I have names but the only proof is of Annie V. Lewellyn. Walker, Sellers Taylor and Lewis are a few. How can I find proof? I like your site. Barbara
 

Name: Susan L Cook <twoclncooks@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-26
Comments:
I think we are kin. You just help my family conect to our cherokee blood line. willie club was the daugther of Mary C. Blevins and William H. Club. I've just started this and found your info. My cousin has been looking for yr's.
My dad is the last of this line willie club was his mother and his name is wesley hughes. Please if you could write back i would love to chat. susie P.S. Have pictures of the blevins

 

Name: Susan L Cook <twoclncooks@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-26
Comments:
I think we are kin. You just help my family conect to our cherokee blood line. willie club was the daugther of Mary C. Blevins and William H. Club. I've just started this and found your info. My cousin has been looking for yr's.
My dad is the last of this line willie club was his mother and his name is wesley hughes. Please if you could write back i would love to chat. susie

 

Name: Savannah Ollar Jordan <lakegirltyler@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-16
Comments:
Hello - Great site on the web. I am the ggggrandaughter of Elizabeth Flippo and William Walker. Nice to see such a beautiful site.
 

Name: Tia Rucker Laws <tialaws@tds.net>
Date: 2006-08-12
Comments:
I'm wondering if you would respond to questions asked... I descend from Yates and also Blevins(Paternal side). I would like to see if you have might know of these descendants if you have time... George W Yates (1839-1840)(gggrandfather) son of Joshua Yates and Margaret Ghent(VA and NC) Mary Blevins (1795 or 1800 some say Morgan Co Tn some say Wise Co Va)(4th great grandmother) daughter of Daniel Blevins and Sarah(Belcher) She had a sister(Sarah) that married Jacob Ramey and brother's Nathaniel and Linkhorn. Thank you for your time.
You have a very interesting website, Jerry Earnest referred it to me a year ago and have been searching it ever since. Thank you for you efforts, dedication and hard work.

 

Name: Mary E Cooper <mcooper@gsw.edu>
Date: 2006-07-30
Comments:
Great site and information
 

Name: Dick Cypher <DCy47@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-23
Comments:
Great Web site
 

Name: Larry Walden <toyplane1941@charter.net>
Date: 2006-07-23
Comments:
This DNA page has Elisha Walling listed in Family RB. I am in the Emsley Line of this family.
Thanks
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jswdna/waldenresultsall.htm

 

Name: Dick Cypher <DCy47@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-22
Comments:
This is a great site
 

Name: DICK CYPHER <DCy47@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-22
Comments:
July 22, 2006
Dear Donald:
My name is Betty Cypher and we live in Oklahoma. We are trying to trace our family history. My grandmother was Viola (Ola) Riley (Born 9 August 1890 & Died 26 Feb 1964). Her great grandmother was Malinda Luna (Born 11 April 1813 & Died 2 August 1886). This ties with your User Submitted Tree for John Looney (Born 1642 & Died 1685). Do you have any information for the following questions:
(1) My grandmother always told us she was ¼ Cherokee but we can not find anything in the Dawes or Guion Miller Rolls in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Is there Cherokee in your John Looney tree and who are they ?
(2) Do you know why the change in spelling from Looney to Luna ? It looks like Ancestry.com changed from Peter Looney (Born 1734) to Peter Grancer Luna ( Born 1759).
Any information you have would be greatly appreciated. Also, I will be glad to share with you my tree information if you would like to have it.

Have a great day---- Betty Cypher
DCy47@aol.com

 

Name: LeNora Williams <buffalogirl49@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2006-07-20
Comments:
I found your site and thought it might be of some help to me in my research .I am looking for the parent of my gg grandmother, her name was Darcas matilda looney, she was born in Missouri but her parents were born in tenneesse. she was born from 1820 to 1830. So far not having much luck . Any help would be appreciated.
 

Name: Jane Ford-Taylor <janiceannismcfanis@msn.com>
Date: 2006-07-10
Comments:
Loved the site, but was of no help, yet. I hope to view it later to see what's been added. My "Native American" connection is supposedly Thomas Cherokee Mantooth. Any ideas?
Jane

 

Name: Darlene Prevatt <bighead503@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-08
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of Pierre Prevatt Prevott I know we have Indian in us but dont what kind.
 

Name: Christa <indiancreekchrista@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-08
Comments:
I am also descended from the Isaac Cooper and Blackfox lines. Are there any known photos of Blackfox? Also could you suggest any books or any movie documentaries that might be of interest? Thanks for your time.
 

Name: kate branch <katbox@yancey.main.nc.us>
Date: 2006-07-07
Comments:
Thank you so much. Your information is priceless...
 

Name: Nancy (Seagraves) Stockert <nanstockert@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-06
Comments:
Hi, I have enjoyed your site very much. I have always heard my grandmother had Cherokee blood.Her name was Mary Ellen (Yates) Clere. Her grandparents were John Yates married to Anna Daniel,Ky., but on the death record of James Marion Yates (John & Anna's son), it states that James father John was from the Carolina's, maybe we do have Cherokee blood after all. Nan Stockert
 

Name: Roy McDaniel II <starry3731@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-27
Comments:
I have found that we are double relatations, through Mary Jane Bundren on my father's side & I Believe we are related through the Cooper & Adkins lines on my mothers side as well. I would love to talk with you about these families if you could ever find the time.
Thanks,
Roy McDaniel

 

Name: Jennifer Hensley <zooesaunt@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-24
Comments:
I found your gedcom file on ancestry.com My great great grandfather was Charles Ordway Hensley. I am just wondering how (or if) we are related!
Thanks
Jennifer

 

Name: helen mills <newallamills@aol.com>
Date: 2006-06-10
Comments:
I am a descendant of Mary Bailey Creek Indian Married Richard Bailey---Nancy Grey Stiggins married Joseph Stiggins. Nancy was sister to ChinnabbeeChief of the Natches tribe. In the writings of Benjamin Hawkins, he stated that Mary Bailey was of the "Otalla" family.
Would the Indian blood line show up in my DNA?
Helen Mills

 

Name: Rosealie Carter Shockley <roseshockley@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-06-10
Comments:
When I get thirsty for some more family information, I always come back to your site. This is just so wonderful. I can read about James and Isaac Cooper... and his daughter Martha who married my grampa's grandfather- Granville. We found Grandville's burial site, and Martha is at the Gray Cem. in Wise. Do you know where her parents or g. parents are buried? Marion Co. Ark.?
All of our Carters are from Coeburn, Norton, Pound, and Wise, Va. We went up there looking and found the gravestones for many of them. I am in NW Louisiana- only a few min. from Ark. We would run up there if we knew where to go to find somebody. Surely the Coopers and Rogers are still there.

Can you help?

rose carter shockley roseshockley@bellsouth.net

 

Name: Leah Cummings <leahtikva@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-05
Comments:
I am a former Georgia Southern Student starting to do some genealogy research. Your articles have been very illuminating for me! Thank you for sharing your hard work via the web. In reference to your recent article (Six Generations of Cherokee Blood), I wanted to ask you how you got your family members to 'talk'? In my family, the idea of being a descendant of anything other than Scotch Irish ancestors is a forbidden thought! But I've found quite a bid of evidence that leads me to believe several of my ancestors are Cherokee and/or Lumbee. So if you have any ideas of how to dig out that info, I'm all ears! (However, I kind of doubt that my grandparents would really know, even if they were willing to admit.) Being from SC, I cant use state documents to prove anything because in South Carolina it was not an option to be any ethnicity other than Black or White. No legal possibility of claiming Indian heritage was available until about the 1960s. From your experienced perspective, Do you think I'm at a dead end? My second question is about the name 'Watie.'It appears to be a family name by my father, and the only trace I can find of the name else where is "Stand Watie" the famous Cherokee from the Civil War. Do you know if this name is indeed Cherokee, from the Tsalagi word Oo-wa-di (ancient)? Or could it be something else? Any information you might shed would be most appreciated! Thank you so much and good luck with your continued work!
 

Name: Walter P. Johnson, Jr. <WJOHNSON2@satx.rr.com>
Date: 2006-06-05
Comments:
I am a descendent of William H. Buck Johnson and just found via your guestbook the names of his sisters Annis, Nancy, Martha, and Elizabeth thanks to a posting by Anne Butler abutler1823@mindspring.com. I am trying to find information on the parents of William and his sisters. Thank you for your wonderful website. Walter Johnson
 

Name: Sally Six <dms@lewiston.com>
Date: 2006-05-23
Comments:
I also have the Sizemore's as ancetors, Blevins are my cousins and Barker a direct line. Great great grand dad Daniel Royse (Royce,Rice) married Mary Cook also called Mary Jack. She had been dropped of at an orphange in Rowan CO. KY when she was a girl. She was 1/2 Cherokee. Any way, at the age of 13-15 she was sent to live and possably adoped by the Cookes. Looking for more info on all these familes.
 

Name: Sally Six <dms@lewiston.com>
Date: 2006-05-23
Comments:
I also have the Sizemore's as ancetors, Blevins are my cousins and Barker a direct line. Great great grand dad Daniel Royse (Royce,Rice) married Mary Cook also called Mary Jack. She had been dropped of at an orphange in Rowan CO. KY when she was a girl. She was 1/2 Cherokee. Any way, at the age of 13-15 she was sent to live and possably adoped by the Cookes. Looking for more info on all these familes.
 

Name: Artie Rodriguez <artie_rod@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-23
Comments:
I found my 3rd Great Grandfather on the eastern creek rolls. Or where three other families had applied for membership under his name in the poarch creek rolls. His name was Thomas Jefferson Franklin. I'm just trying to find as much info on him as I can and link the family to our native american roots.
 

Name: Thomas L Thomas II <tlthomasii@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-05-09
Comments:
To find your Hugh Thomas/Catharine Conaster,check out Sevier County, TN Geneology files. I have a Hugh Thomas there, wife Catharine but can't put the two together with certainty.
 

Name: patricia edwards <pat_e_56@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-17
Comments:
thanks this site has brought me a world closer to finding and tracking down my indian 4time great grandmothers. I am only a 1/8th but the indian side keeps pulling me my dad speaks cherokee. so thank you for listening
 

Name: Don W. Walker <walkedw@msn.com>
Date: 2006-04-01
Comments:
I am Mary Alice (Goff) Walker's grandson.
 

Name: Don W. Walker <walkedw@msn.com>
Date: 2006-04-01
Comments:
I am Mary Alice (Goff) Walker's grandson.
 

Name: Helen Mills <newallamills@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-23
Comments:
Good site. I am a descendant of Arthur Sizemore and Mary Grey parents of: Absolum Sizemore who married Susannah Stiggins. Their daughter Charlotte Sizemore married Edward Forbes. Arthur and Mary both 1/2 Creek Indian.
Susanah Stiggins 1/2 Creek Indian.

 

Name: Pat Love Stubblefield <love.letters@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-03-21
Comments:
My ggg grandmother was supposedly cherokee (this would be Margaret, wife of Luke Blevins. My gg grandfather, Augustus Blevins was supposedly part Choctaw according to his obituary.
 

Name: Susan Lewis <sm.lewis@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-03-18
Comments:
I am a descendant of John Robert Houston and found your site to be very interesting. The connection to General Sam Houston "The Raven" is much debated in our family. I am happy to have found someone who had much of the same information I had found within the last year.

However, I have a question about finding Cherokee ancestors. A close friend of mine is certain he is of Cherokee descent, but the records proving such were lost in a fire many years ago. Do you have any suggestions about how he can search for his ancestors now. So much new information is available, but I am not certain how he should begin. I would appreciate any help. I was born in Colorado and lived much of my life here. For some reason, I have always felt very close to Native people. Even as a small child, my dolls were ones resembling Native Americans, not White which my ancestry indicates. It is my honor to view your website.

 

Name: Jeannie Helton-Vos <MTJeannie@Chartermi.net>
Date: 2006-03-09
Comments:
Great web site! My family line includes HELTON/GOINS/COOPER/DUNCAN. I just finished reading the article about Melugeon history. So very interesting. Thank you for supplying the info, its greatly appreciated.
 

Name: jane Cooper Springer <pspringer2@cox.net>
Date: 2006-03-08
Comments:
This is one of the most beautiful web sites that i have visited.
 

Name: ronald eldridge <papasenior@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-07
Comments:
I have been told all my life that I am descended from the Cherokee tribe. My Great Granmother, Lucinda Hamilton was said to be full blooded Cherokee. The Eldridge side was undeniably Cherokee and said to be descendants of Pocahantas although I have no way of proving this.
 

Name: Marcus Jones <mrjthe1st@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-06
Comments:
I found your site when I was looking at the family tree you had posted on RootsWeb for Robert Looney. My mother's Grandmother is a direct descendant of Peter Grancer Looney.
 

Name: Hargis Kenneth Gibbs <hargisgibbs@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-27
Comments:
I descend also from the Sizemore family.
 

Name: dan bunch <bunchd@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-25
Comments:
Howdy, <br> <br>Howdy kinfolk! There sure is Jewish blood in Melungeon veins! My connection is through the kinfolks of Ms. Failcowitz and others, names like bunch; bundren; bundurant; job; graff/graf; mcnabb; wilson; taylor; are in my lines of cherokee/choctaw/pict/scot/irish/english/. <br> <br>Good read brother! I will write private email following. <br>later, <br>dan bunch <br>tx
 

Name: Janet K. Tandy <jktandy1906@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-23
Comments:
I noted an error in the parentage of Rosa Donley (spelt that way on the tombstone) and Priscilla Donley, sisters and first and third wifes of Greenwood LeFlore, Chief of the Choctaws (MS). Their father was John Donley, mother Elizabeth Inman. John Donley's father was Major James Donley, born in County Kerry, Ireland about 1755, came to America about 1774, settled in Nashville, TN and died there in Aug 1850. age about 96. I am a descendant of Margaret Donley Greer, sister of Rosa and Priscilla. I have a copy from a Nashville paper of an article written in 1912 about Greenwood LeFlore plus a letter detailing the romance between him and Priscilla
 

Name: Deborah Collard <purpleforestmaiden@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-20
Comments:
I must tell you that this site has been most helpful to me. I was looking for a connection with my Yates family and found much more that I had suspected. Nancy Spears, Sephardic, amazing...she was my direct ancestor. I am preparing a full documentation of my family records for your collection. I have some information that can be added. My collection will include: Yates/ Morgan/ Holdridge/Lackey/McNarron/Driskell/Shaddix/Spears/Metcalf/Kilpatrick/Hogan/Norris/Crutchley <br> <br>Deborah~
 

Name: Hargis Kenneth Gibbs <hargisgibbs@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-15
Comments:
My family are the Sizemores of which you are related.
 

Name: Belinda Smith <bdiane62@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-10
Comments:
I was an ancestry world tree and found you sight through my investigation into John Mackey?McKee. Could someone contact me about how his descendants would be connected to this site? 281-924-0635
THank You
Belinda SMith

 

Name: Roy Rapier <oldgreybear65@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-09
Comments:
Found your web site as a result of looking for ancesters on ancestry.com name Jesse Maynard Harris. We must be kin in some way if you put something about my grandmother in there.
 

Name: Roy Rapier <oldgreybear65@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-09
Comments:
Found your web site as a result of looking for ancesters on ancestry.com name Zina Isabell Harris. We must be kin in some way if you put something about my grandmother in there.
 

Name: dj <carneydna@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-05
Comments:
My favorite Native American Site and DNA Studies!
DJ

 

Name: Abigail Banks Dennison <abanks@dnet.net>
Date: 2006-02-01
Comments:
My maternal gg-grands were Elizabeth CAMERON b Ga. and William Clayton SHIPLEY b 1788 either Ky. or Ga. d 1880 Floyd Co., Ga., Rome/Livingston area in home of daugher, Martha Louvinia (Shipley) WEBB (Mrs. James L. WEBB) Floyd Co., Ga., Rome. It is said within the family that Elizabeth CAMERON was either the daugher or grandaughter of Alexander CAMERON, friend of the Cherokee. According to my cousin she was 1/4 Cherokee; I had always heard she was full- blood Cherokee. I would love to know for sure the names of her parents and grandparents. Elizabeth CAMERON AND Wm. Clayton SHIPLEY do not show up in the 1840 census for Floyd or Paulding counties. I believe they were in hiding because of the Indian Removal policy. That is only my theory.
Abigail

 

Name: Jennifer Yates Bennett <auntninny1@charter.net>
Date: 2006-02-01
Comments:
I am a great great granddaughter of Ruben and Milly Hughes Yates. I have found postings and census records that confirm through Ruben and Milly being in Grainger, TN with the brothers and a John Yates. I found a posting associating Ruben and Meredith Yates as brothers and have found postings and census records confirming this with other brothers. But what I am really having trouble with is confirming an association with John B. Yates as father. Do you know anything of this lineage?
 

Name: Eric Dennis <edennis@swinomish.nsn.us>
Date: 2006-01-29
Comments:
I am the son of Shirley Leeds, she us the daughter of Louis Leeds, who is the son of Edith Luiza Yates, who is daughter of George Yates. If any of this rings a bell would you please contact me? Nice website. Thanks Eric
 

Name: Suzanne Lancaster <kangatota@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-23
Comments:
I am glad to finally find your web page again. When I had a house fire I lost all of my genealogy relating to Old Hop/Cunnechote/Kangatota. Your information is the most accurate I have found
Thanks again for being on the web

 

Name: Jean Wildt <wildtfr@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-27
Comments:
My grandfathers' mother was Synthia anne Craze,sometimes spelled Cynthia.
 

Name: Betty Greathouse <shorty2@clearwave.com>
Date: 2005-11-26
Comments:
I'm told that the name Greathouse is native american and I've found info that it is Cherokee. Also,the name Cooper is also Cherokee,which my grandmothers maiden name was Cooper. Would like all the info I can find on these names.
 

Name: Miriam "Brightmoon" Yates Benson <Mimgen61@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-11-25
Comments:
Was looking for Andrew Jackson Yates who d. Yatesville, Upson co GA 22 Feb 1890, to see if he was related. Seems he may be but there are several inconsistencies in what I found, many wives, parents, etc. Do you have info that might clear this up? The town of Yateville near Thomaston was named for him. Regards, your cousin, Miriam
 

Name: Heather Smith <hsmith@conwaycorp.net>
Date: 2005-11-25
Comments:
Dr. Yates,
I just came across your website. You have done a wonderful job. Mary Elizabeth Cathrine Mitchell Yates is my GGGG Grandmother. My Great Grandfather is Luther Claude Yates. I knew that we had Native American ancestory on my great grandmother's side, but I had no idea we also had some on my great grandfather's side until I started reasearching the family.
You may have spoken to my Aunt. I know she has the book you have written. Keep up the good work. Heather N. Smith

 

Name: Baruch Ben Chayil <bencha@012.net.il>
Date: 2005-11-20
Comments:
Hi
I live in a Hareid (Orthodox) community in the Judean Hills near Jerusalem, Israel, and came across your article on the Sephardi Jews & Moors and then found your site. Kol HaKovod. Keep up the good work of activating ALL of G-d's children before the Moshiach comes!

 

Name: Leslie Harmon <harmonfarm@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-19
Comments:
Elizabeth "Betsy" Sizemore was an ancesstress of mine. Your records on geneaology.com led me here. What a beautiful site! My grandmother told me there was Indian blood in her line, but I don't have any real information. She was from the Alabama/Florida area.
 

Name: Barbara Cooper McGee <bmcgee1566@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-19
Comments:
Panther,it appears that you have done a remarkable amount of research, and I have found your study utterly amazing. I would like to point out that the inclusion of Samuel Cooper, born about 1790 and Stephen Cooper, born about 1797 in the Carolinas, and later of Wayne County, Tennessee may be incorrect as determined by DNA. Also, there are other records that show that the James and John Coopers that have been designated as their fathers by some, including myself,
are incorrect, because these men had different groups of children that did not include either Samuel or Stephen. I have been working on a line going back to Abraham Cooper in Culpepper County, Virginia, that seems to be very close in many ways. The only problem is, again, the DNA does not match. The DNA does match someone named Clements, which gets me wondering if they could have been Clementses and later "adopted" by the Coopers. Just a thought.

Barbara Cooper McGee, 4th great granddaughter of Stephen Cooper of Wayne County, Tennessee.

 

Name: Gary Jeffryes <ddeanjeff@netscape.net>
Date: 2005-11-13
Comments:
Osiyo Donald;

It has been some time since I first got info from you on my ancestor Moses Looney Sr. I'm still looking for more and always think of your help to me when I was just beggining my search. Do you have any source material on the probability that Moses mother was Cherokee; or on his F-in-law Moses Guest ?

Honor to your lodge'
Gary Jeffryes

 

Name: Mary Wyatt <polo6565@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-06
Comments:
Hello! Enjoyed reading all your info and family connections. Mine might fit in with yours. My great grandmother was Frances E (Franny or Fanny) Wates/Waits/Waites born abt 1856 GA or TN. She married James W Webb born 1846 SC. I first found them married on the 1880 census Cherokee Co Hickory Flat, GA with the first of many children Laura J age 3. She is listed to be age 19 on that census. She died in Troup Co GA 1929. Death record says mother Sarah father Charlie. Anything greatly appreciated!!
Mary in Alabama

 

Name: Alan Henderson <lordkintyre@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2005-10-27
Comments:
nicely done...very interesting
 

Name: Verneal Maze <mazed@prodigy.net>
Date: 2005-10-18
Comments:
My son-inlaw David is descended from the Yates. One of them is English Lafayette Yates, B: 1-20-1827 in Warren co. Tenn. He died in Hunt, Johnson co. Ark. in 6-26-1887. Has anyone heard of him?
 

Name: Verneal Maze <mazed@prodigy.net>
Date: 2005-10-16
Comments:
I'm curious about Anna Elizabeth Saenger, the daughter of Martin Chartier. Where did the name Saenger come from? Why didn't she have her father's name?
 

Name: Cheryl <tohocheho@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-10-11
Comments:
Thank you for all your work, and this very important site. For the first time in over 20 yrs. of searching, I feel like there may be hope of unravelling the Native American mystery in my family. My ggg grand parents were Alexander Foren and Sarah Stiller/Stetler both born abt. 1811-1812. He in VA she in NC and lived in Bradford,Gibson Co., TN and probably other places, as this Foren family moved around alot! Ala., Ill., Tn., Or., Mo. My grandmother told me that my ggrandmother was of Choctaw blood. I was young and did not ask the important questions that I should have. I have found John E. Forne b: abt. 1847 m: Sarah Jane Cooper and I am trying to determine if this John is the same John that was a son of my Alexander Foren? If so - - he would be an Uncle to my great grandmother. I have tracked and transcribed the families of John E. Foren and Sarah Jane Cooper, including all the married in families! I began simply trying to learn about my Alexander Foren, now I have "much info", but no clear case fitting Alex in, though they all lived very close together, often next door, moved state to state together, etc etc. My Alex Foren and Sarah Stiller m: July 1834 in Gibson Co., TN and their children I know of so far are: John b: abt 1845 [per census], Sarah Tennessee {Tennie}, Rebecca, Susan, and Isaac. Sarah Tennessee Foren m: William A. Davis, they lived near Bradford or possibly outside Greenfield TN, I have a photo of their house, a large 2 story frame. He was older than Sarah and his second wife. The first being Mary Amanda Vaughn. I don't know if Mary Amanda died or if they divorced? But his kids from the first marriage, evidentally recented the new bride.
ANYWAY - I have seen on one of the Indian Census Rolls, a William A. Davis and other family members with the same given names as my Davis ancestors, but do not know how to find out what the birth dates were of those listed to compare dates? AND now with the John Foren AKA: John E. Foren possible connection to the Cooper's, I am EXTREMELY INTERESTED in learning more!!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me if you can? It's been over 20 yrs., and I feel SO close I can almost taste it! Another strange thing, I can not locate where Alex & Sarah Foren are buried, OR William A. Davis and Sarah Tennessee and their daughter Dollie A. Davis Wheeler are buried; yet I have found just about EVERYONE else!! This family had the money to purchase headstones too!! THEY ALL DIED CLOSE TOGETHER IN TIME, 1905 - 1907. too Strange? I am wondering if they were buried somewhere else than the rest of the family??
My mother, her mother and her mother { I have a photo} all look very Indian, Black hair, and the bone structure and classic nose, and skin tone.
I just need to find the sources to search, and I would like to learn more about your family and see if that leads to the missing link?
Forgive the Length Please, and I Pray to hear from you soon,
Cheryl

 

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Name: Tecumseh Brown-Eagle <erieindians@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-10-01
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very interesting i have my lineage to 1590ad
 

Name: Jerry Earnest <jerryearnest@cattle-today.com>
Date: 2005-09-18
Comments:
Appreciate your web sites. I also came down from Johnny Shankles and Clarissa. I live 5 miles from their graves and pass them most every day. Come from Mary Shankles through Robert then Marion then Jesse Hasting (my grand father} Have picture of Mary Shankles,the sister of Lucinda. Been to Proctor Cemetery nearby. Was told all my life Clarissa was Cherokee and her great grandson was 3/4
 

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Name: BARBARA HICKS <butterfly@cvok.net>
Date: 2005-09-15
Comments:
Osiyo,IS PLEASANT BLEVINS AND PLEASANT R. BLEVINS THE SAME PERSON OR FROM DIFFER FAMILIES I AM SEARCHING FOR BLEVINS AND DYERS AND SAGELY,S IN AR. ZULA SAGELY WAS MY GRANDMOTHER
 

Name: Charlie R. Lewellen <clewellen3644@clearwire.net>
Date: 2005-09-14
Comments:
I am very interested as to why you have included the decendents of Alexander (correct spelling) Llewellen on your web site? This family are decendents of Daniel Llewellen who came to VA Abt 1630. Daniel is buried under the alter of St. Mary's Cathedral in Chemsford England just east of London.
 

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Name: Patricia McMahan Chambers <pcham777@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-08
Comments:
Family history says our ancestors, Eleanor/Elender DAVIS, and Neoma MITCHELL were Cherokee. I have found an infant Eleanor DAVIS on the Chapman Roll, our Eleanor married John B. JEFFREY who we believe was also Cherokee. On Rootsweb.com some researchers list Eleanor DAVIS 1 Yr. #1616 on the Chapman Roll, in the notes on William DAVIS your ancestor. I would be so proud to be Cherokee. Patricia
 

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Date: 2005-09-06
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Name: GaryWRogers <GaryWRogers@Hotmail.Com>
Date: 2005-08-29
Comments:
Sir,
I have read with geat interest your several writings on your web site. I have many (several)of the same surnames in my geneaolgy that you do. Ironically, my mother's family was from Sand Mountain, (Jackson County), Alabama and through the YATES line to Tallapoosa County, Alabama and then Georgia. Not sure we are related or how, but was referred to your web site by Jeanette Cuthriel, who had read your material and noticed the similarities to some of the names and places. At any rate, congratulations on a site well done. Gary W. Rogers

 

Name: Larry Bryant Whitaker <mclean@dynasty.net>
Date: 2005-08-29
Comments:
My grandmother was a Yates and a decended of Burl Yates as well as Melungeon. I am involoved with the Trail of Tears in Kentucky and the Mantle Rock Native American Cultural Center in Marion, KY with Mom Feather Erickson. Currenetly working with congress and the National Park Service on HR 3086 for a study of additional information and cultural of the Trail of Tears.

Your research has given me the interest to become personally involved because of the work on our genealogy. Thank you, Larry

 

Name: VB Fillmore <bilf@adelphia.net>
Date: 2005-08-20
Comments:
I am doing research on Valley Head, AL. Trying to find histroy on the Native Americans that lived here. Saw your Melungeons site. Okay, I may be crazy, but in effort to understand my own unsual family, I thought WHAT IF: Before the Great Flood, and all the land was connected, and the Garden of Eden was really in the Amazon, South American, and the east (where they were sent) was the area we call mid-east. Maybe all these years we have had the migration backwards, that is, maybe the population went from this continent to Asia. Just a thought.
Another thing that is really bugging me is the "old" Valley Head cemetery, the one across from the city park, that is coverd in brush and not cared for, the book on the DeKalb County Schools, says this cemetery was used for both blacks and whites, could it also be that at one time it too was a burial ground for the Cherokee? Because the readable head stones are Cooper, Taylor and Burden. I am really enjoying your research.

 

Name: Gerri Ballew <gerriballew@cox.net>
Date: 2005-08-18
Comments:
I have to ask - where on earth did you ever get the idea the Chief Moshulatubbee's name had "Madison" attached to it. I am a direct decendant of his and have NEVER come across this one before. I'd really like to hear from you.
 

Name: Brook Sams <brook.sams@tyson.com>
Date: 2005-08-18
Comments:
Mr Panther-Yates,
I am a direct descendant of Alabama Cooper and Warren N. Sams. Alabama's father was Thomas Cooper. She is buried very close to where I live, in Arkansas. I have pictures of Warren Sams and his second wife, who was also full blood Native American. Have yet to find a picture of Alabama, she died very young in childbirth, having her fourth child. Can you please contact me as I have some questions about your research. I have located a Nancy Blackfox on the Dawes rolls, but the Cherokee Nation told me that this Nancy Blackfox was NOT the one that married Isaac Cooper. Wanting to know what you might have found out. Thanks!

 

Name: Jean Wildt <wildtfr@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-07
Comments:
Cynthia Anne Craze married James Jackson Haggard ,my great grandfather in about 1870 in Hogjaw Valley,Marion County,Tenn and she died 18th April in 1925 in Lubbock, Lubbock,Texas.Jean Wildt Ft. Worth,Texas
 

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Date: 2005-07-28
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Name: Bill Huyett <move_to_empty@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-27
Comments:
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Name: marie <reresister@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-22
Comments:
I found in Genealogy.com, that a Thomas Cooper had a brother Nathaniel Cooper b.1765( my side) and that their father was James Cooper b. 1740 in Pen.

Nathaniel Cooper married Christian Hughes in 1791, they had a son Kennedy Cooper b. 1794 married Susanna Kessee.

Nathaniel and Susanna had a child Susannah who married
Henderson Jacobs.

Susannah and Henderson had a son Harvey Taylor Jacobs who married Mary Lucinda Brashears who had a daughter Mary Fernie Jabobs who married Charles Edwards who had a son Ervin Edwards who had my mother Betty.

I think not sure if this is the same Thomas Cooper who we are related to. Could you help me out with this.

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

Marie Riley
Houston, Tx

 

Name: jat <tjfam5@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-22
Comments:
I found this site through rootsweb as I was researching my family history. hoping to find our native american connection. My great grandmother's name was Maud Emma Eliza Moss Baxter, her parents were Francis Leroy Moss and Minerva Anderson, Minerva's parents were Solomon Anderson Jr and Eliza Booth sound familiar? I've been stumped until I found your information on Daniel Anderson, who I believe was solomon jrs grandfather. Any help would been greatly appreciated. THANKS!!!!
 

Name: Bonnie Crutcher <bcrutcher@juno.com>
Date: 2005-07-11
Comments:
I have seen this site once, about 4 days ago and was interested to learn that my Father (Robert Newton Cooper) was listed along with other Cooper ancesters of mine, and I hape to maybe contribute to this family tree as well as glean more information and/or confirm my work. Thank you for this site. Sincerely, "Bonnie" JoAnne Crutcher nee Cooper
 

Name: Joy <ajgiff@fmtc.com>
Date: 2005-07-06
Comments:
I am a decendent of Synthia Anne Miller daughter Issac Miller Jane Guest. I was very impressed with all the research you have done on our family. Were you to Find Mary Sue Miller on an Indian roll. I have not had any luck. I would be interested in any information you have. Thank you for sharing on Ancestry.com Joy
 

Name: mary nell goodman <mary77mailbox-77@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-06
Comments:
dear dr. panther-yates,
i spoke with you on the phone a few months ago, and you said that i should write to you the same day at this site. i was unable to do so due to many factors including learning to use a computer and internet, researching my apparent familial mediterranean fever and hypersensitivities to toxic molds and chemicals, obtaining cholchicine, finding a relatively non-toxic home to rent, and dealing with a variety of serious problems which have been foist upon me by bigots. i am working on recording, for posterity, my many intact family stories of our family history and our moorish-american traditions. i come from a very old american family. my mother's family was from the "old south" in appalachia and mississippi, and my father's family was primarily from new england and went to indiana and then to montana, with a family line from ohio. i was told since i was small child that i am of moorish ancestry and that i was named "mary," after a long line of "secret marys" in our family, to signify and to remember that we were named after the bitter well called "marah," which, we were taught by moses from the word of --, can be healed by the tree of life, that we loved jesus who, for some of us, was our rabbi and messiah, that we were part arabian from the women who were in the close circle of prophet muhammad, that we kept our hebrew name, and that we have ancestors who fled across north africa to spain when it was not called spain and from thence to england and scotland and then to america. the bulk of my father's family, i was told, went with william to england and then to america, and a few lines came from prussia, the south of what is now germany, alsace-lorraine and belgium. i was told that the bulk of my mother's family fled, as moorish people, from spain to england and scotland and from thence to america, except for a possible ancestor from the de soto crew or something like that who might've married an indian "princess." my sister's daughter did some rudimentary genetic testing due to certain genetic conditions that run in our family several years ago. she told me that the doctors said, from the bit of testing they did, that we are primarily of sephardic jewish ancestry, and we are a little bit native american indian, black african, north african(berber), ashenazi jewish and mongolian. i was always told that i was the "pale-face of the family, like david and also a stray viking on the norman side of our family." i have blue eyes, pale skin, and i was a "tow-head" as a child. i've been targeted alot by bigots who think of me, and sometimes call me, a "jew-lover" and a "race-traitor." my family surnames include campbell, mize, cain, oliver, adams, martin, francis, zorn, and miller. i am interested in doing more exacting dna research so that i can more exactly identify from whence many of our various distinct family stories, beliefs, customs, linguistric structures, music, dance, etc, cometh. i have been reading some of your entries on the net and i have been delighted to find that, based on your genetic testing and historical research, you have come to many of the same conclusions that i have come to concerning certain groups of my ancestors. i have arrived at those same conclusions based on my repetition of my family traditions while intermeshing it with the amount of historical study that i have been able to do, given the limitations of my current situation. i have done additional research on jewish tradition, the early jewish christians, the jewish tribes of arabia and jewish-muslims, and the "dynasties" and peoples of "moorish spain." i would like to be in dialogue with you and also find out how to pursue the kinds of dna testing that interests me. i am particularly interested at this time in finding out if i am actually part arabian, and if so, if i am part umayyad and/or hashimite. i am also interested in finding out if i am actually part norman. also, i sometimes wonder if i am part turkish. my mother taught me how to "whirl like a dervish" when i was a little girl. she said that it was part of our appalachian tradition, along with our guitar-playing, our abilities as scribes, and our special family-signifying songs. i was further interested in the melungeon-turkish connection after finding the dna tests concerning it on the net, and thought that, if we weren't part turkish-sufi-whirling-dervish, maybe one of our neighbors was long, long ago and taught us how to whirl. we also practice many ways of native american indians and have many family stories of how kind they were to us when we came to america and all of the things they taught us, including "indian kisses." we were also taught to cherish african-american culture, and i was told as a child that one of our old family jokes was that one of the hardest things for our ancestors from the plantations of the old south after the civil war was that we had to go live with the white people after segregation was imposed. as you can tell by my writng at this point, i getting tired, so i need to stop, for now. i hope to hear from you soon. thank you so much for your time. -- mary nell goodman.

 

Name: Dr. Raymond Hurst <rs.hurst@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-07-02
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of Austin Albro Cooper

Lets talk

 

Name: neshoba <razzzincane@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-28
Comments:
i saw somewhere that this site is looking for dna from some early settlers with native wives...
let me know more.
neshoba

 

Name: Doyce Lamar Yates <DY4406@charter.net>
Date: 2005-06-28
Comments:
Great grandson of William Manning Yates - Alabama

Looking for info

 

Name: Margaret Alice Cooper <margaretc@cvtv.net>
Date: 2005-06-22
Comments:
I really enjoyed to article on the Jews from Scotland. I always find something interesting on this site. Keep up the good work. The photo of the Jewish Cooper on the Choctaw really looks like family. I can't get over the resemblance to old family photos.
I am also a descendant of the Crocketts, another interesting family.
Thanks for the interesting articles.
Margaret Alice Cooper

 

Name: Margaret Alice Cooper <margaretc@cvtv.net>
Date: 2005-06-22
Comments:
I really enjoyed to article on the Jews from Scotland. I always find something interesting on this site. Keep up the good work. The photo of the Jewish Cooper on the Choctaw really looks like family. I can't get over the resemblance to old family photos.
I am also a descendant of the Crocketts, another interesting family.
Thanks for the interesting articles.
Margaret Alice Cooper

 

Name: Lola Yates Corbett <OneInThree@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-21
Comments:
I forgot to say my father, Elbert Lee Yates, was their eighth child. We are descended from the William Yates and Lucinda Prescott line. Thank you for all of the wonderful information.
 

Name: Lola Yates Corbett <OneInThree@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-21
Comments:
I am happy to find your information again. I had it a couple of years ago and lost my computer information before I could send you information on my father's side. My grandfather was John Burl (Bud) Yates, III of Christmas, FL and he married Mary Polly (actual name) Canada of Christmas, FL. I have their birth dates and dates of death. They had ten children, 2 of whom were stillborn, and the last one died this past November in 2004 (100 years old). They are all buried in the Christmas cemetery. If you would like this information please email me.
 

Name: Karen La Rue <rebslady@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-06-07
Comments:
Don,
I am new to this site as I mentioned in my other listing. I am very interested in knowing if you have reprinted any of your book, " the Bear Went over the Mountain". I read somewhere that they had been exhausted. The story is about my direct line and I would vry much like to purchase one or more copies. Look forward to your reply. Karen

 

Name: Karen La Rue <rebslady@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-06-07
Comments:
Hello Cousin--I am descended through James Raleigh Yates son of William "Crazy Bill" Yates. My 6th GGGrandfather would have been RS William yates. That would amke my 4th GGGrandmother Elisabeth (full blooded Cherokee. I was delighted to find your info. Will return here often. Thanks for all the work you have done. Karen
 

Name: Rosanne Lewis <lewis.rosanne@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-05-22
Comments:
Excellent webpage and very professional! I am directly related to William A Cooper and Malea Labon through my Mother's side. Your site has heelped quench my thirst in finding out who I am and where I came from. After two hundred and eighty years I probably have only a drop of Indian blood in me, but the fact remains I would not be here today if it were not for Malea and William A. I will return often to read your information. And thanks so much for creating this website. I believe a person is a summation of all their ancestors and to truly know thyself, they must know where they came from. You have enlightened me to this belief.

Rosanne Lewis, Jacksonville, Fla

 

Name: Pj Sisseck <pj_sisseck@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-29
Comments:
Interesting site! I stumbled in while researching my ancestors, Townsend Fugett/Fugit/Fugate/Forget-it (I made that one up, but there are several other variations) and Malinda "Milly" Cooper. I think one of Malinda's brothers married a Native gal whose name, roughly translated, was "Pretty Girl". Anyway, I am chasing the Coopers back to a Francis Cooper born about 1726 in Culpeper CO VA. DNA has proven he is NOT of the Ashley-Coopers of English aristocracy. He MAY have been the son of another Francis Cooper who died in 1726, however.
 

Name: barbara a. samuelson <barbara.samuelson@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-04-22
Comments:
My great-great grandfather, ELISHA DOTSON HOLLOWWA b.1811 was a Choctaw Indian taken in as a baby and raised by white people.
 

Name: Becky Allen <beckyyoung777@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-20
Comments:
Hi! I'm reading with interest your contributions to the Nicholas Andrew Conatser/Connatser/Kinnetzer line. How, if any, does this family relate to the Cherokee?
Thanks for any information you could give!

 

Name: Kathy Conner Amelio <c_classactkate@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-11
Comments:
I'm looking for information on Elizabeth Page, wife of Joel Hampton. My grandfather Josiah White knew his Cherokee heritage but there was only rumor that my grandmother Ida Hampton had Indian blood. Can you shed some light on this for me please?
 

Name: Clarence Heatherly <Pacificnwclassicars@juno.com>
Date: 2005-04-04
Comments:
I found this site to be VERY interesting. I was born and raised in Northeastern Oklahoma and knew many Cherokees when I was growing up in the 1930's and 1940's. Many could still speak the Cherokee language, including my own Grandfather and his brothers & sisters. My Ancestors left North Carolina and Tennessee in the 1840's and came to Missouri and Benton County, Arkansas. They came because they were inter-married with Cherokees. NO - I am definitely not one of those people who are trying to get enrolled into the Cherokee tribe. The Cherokee blood goes back to my GG Grandmothers on both sides, so my degree of Cherokee blood is low. However, I am very interested in the history of the Cherokee people and my own mother tried in vain for many years to find information on her roots. Now with the help of the inter-net, I have done the Family Research and found that information.
 

Name: Margaret Alice Cooper <margaretc@cvtv.net>
Date: 2005-04-02
Comments:
I have not been to Panther's Lodge in quite some time. Wow! I am really impressed with the information available here. I have learned a great deal about who my ancestors probably were. I even saw a picture of a Jewish Indian named Cooper whose features strongly resemble those of my great grandfather John F. Cooper.
I have always loved history and I find this website fascinating. I have a cousin, George Cooper Harvey, who is looking for information about our family. He has not been as excited about being Black Dutch as I have been. I was thrilled to find out about the Melungeons. I think many mysteries will be solved through links I have found on this site.
I hear you are now in New Mexico. I lived on the Zuni reservation for 6 years. There are some beautiful, friendly people there. There are some bright children who need to be encouraged to develop their talents.
There is a wonderful gentleman named Alex Seowtewa who is a gifted artist. We played in the Zuni Pueblo Band together and also played the national anthem at Zuni Thunderbird basketball and volley ball games and always for the ST. Anthony's Braves Classic. If you have an opportunity to visit with Alex some time please do. He will show you his beautiful art work and share his love of his people. Alex will also tell you of a red-haired mixed breed lady who spoke fluent Spanish and played a mean trumpet.
I am now looking for information about Bright Eagle because of a message I received in a drea.

I will go now and search more links. Thanks for the wonderful website.

Margaret Alice Cooper

 

Name: Bob Rudden <markleeville@gbis.com>
Date: 2005-03-17
Comments:
You have no idea as to how much I appericate you site. I think I have found one error.
ID: I05315 Name: Rising Fawn (Agiligina Kenoteta) Sex: FEMALE
MARRIED: ID: I07898 Name: Ghi-go-ne-li Sex: FEMALE

 

Name: pat <billscherokeelady@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-16
Comments:
My family is from Edward Ned Sizemore who had a child by Martha Fields out of wedlock.This is a great site for Sizemore information.
 

Name: Shoshanah Theodorou <maison1977@webtv.net>
Date: 2005-03-14
Comments:
I was looking for ancestors by the name of Gist and found your family names similiar to the ones I am searching for also found two other people with the same ancestors as ours. I am searching also for my cherokee family line. Maybe you can help me with my family heritage.
 

Name: Linda Turner <ljturner@ev1.net>
Date: 2005-03-13
Comments:
Oh yes I forgot to say, have been studying The Bible, and The Lost Tribes of Israel, your site and your research has helped so much in my research.

Thanks again,
Linda Turner in Texas

 

Name: Linda Turner <ljturner@ev1.net>
Date: 2005-03-12
Comments:
Really enjoyed all your research. My Line is the Cooper's, my GGgrandfather was Lemuel Stone who married Sally Cooper, their son Lemon Stone then John M. Stone my ggrandfather. You really enlightened me. Always thought Melungeon was there somewhere, from physical family traits, but now Jewish, I always thought that too, now you have confirmed it. I'm curious about Benjamin Coopers first wife Temperance Leman, I've seen it spelled alot of different ways but never Lemar, interesting. Didn't know there was Choctaw in family, had always heard Cherokee, so see you helped so much. You have really done a great job with genealogy, thank you so much.

Linda Jo Turner in Texas

 

Name: Mercedes Dudas <mercedes@writeme.com>
Date: 2005-02-28
Comments:
I am looking for more information on my great-great-great grandparents William Callahan -cherokee indian from south carolina and Casie Callahan (maiden name unknown) said to be cherokee or creek indian. If you have any information it would be great appreciated
 

Name: Gwendera Clark <Whitewol1@aol.com>
Date: 2005-02-28
Comments:
I am looking forward to discovering my ancestry , THank you for providing site
 

Name: jeff jeppson <jeppsonjeffery@aol.com>
Date: 2005-02-28
Comments:
I have a question to ask you. Do you have any information on any Yates family that might have come from Culpeper County Virginia. I have a James Yates b. about 1770 in Culpeper, Virginia that married to a Sarah Sanford on January 29, 1798 in Orange County Virginia. She is said to be a possible daughter of a Pierce Sanford. James Yates died around the 1814 timeframe in either Culpeper or possibly in Mercer County Kentucky. Sarah Sanford Yates lived her later years in Mercer County Kentucky. She died in 1854 in Mercer County Kentucky.

I am wanting to know if you have connected the Yates of Caroline County to this other set of Yates? The Culpeper Yates are in my wifes family.

I am connected to Marshall Yates and Sarah Durrett's daughter, Elizabeth Yates who married to John Johnson or Johnston. John and Elizabeth had a daughter named Evelina Johnson or Johnston that married to George Washington Coons in Fayette County Kentucky. George Coons was the son of Joshua Coons and Judith Darnaby.

Jeff Jeppson

 

Name: Cherokee Council of America Assoc <noemail@duetohackerss.com>
Date: 2005-02-20
Comments:
Wonderful Cherokee and Cherokee connections site! Join us in bringing back to the fold the Extended Cherokee Nation, linked to Cherokee Council of America Association, and The Red Bird Band of Cherokee Council of America, linked to Cherokee Chiefs Aaron Redbird, Chief Doublehead, who Aaron protected in Clay County, KY; The Benge, and the main tribe.
Learn more about us: www.cherokeecouncilofamerica.com We are helping rebuild the extended nation, one at a time.

 

Name: Jack Burns <jburnsstunts@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-02-17
Comments:
I believe that I am decended from Chief Author Burns. My gg-grandfather George Washington Burns was born 1847 in Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia. He is on the 1850 Georgia Census for Walker County with his parents and siblings. His parents were listed as Ezekiel and Rachel Burn, no s. George is listed on the Drennen Roll and later as an applicant and guardian for the Guion Miller Rolls. He never completed the Guion Miller Rolls and no Burns were accepted.
I did find where he was called to testify for another Cherokee at I believe the Dawes Commission.
I have read where Author had other male children and my family lived in the same basic area as the Sauty reservation.
George always said that he was Cherokee and my research has found that there might be a connection to Author and/or Robbin Burns that is listed on the 1835 East of Mississippi. I believe this Robbin to be the son of Author and Aky Lowery and they had a son Ezekiel who in return had George.
However the only direct linage that I can prove on that side is to George Washington Burns.
On my mothers side, I have discovered that she has what is believed to be a Native American by the name of Jane Armstrong that married Major Joel Denton in Wilson County, Tenn. during the War of 1812. We believe she was Cherokee, Creek or Choctaw. They had two daughters and my gggg-grandfather Dr. James H Smith married them both. My ggg-grandfather George Walker Smith is believed to have been from the first sister, Eliza Jane.
I have been tested with results of 17% Native American.

 

Name: Kenneth Burns <kennethburns@karnesec.net>
Date: 2005-02-07
Comments:
Couldn't sleep so figured this was a way to pass the time and see if anyone had been any further back than Warwickshire on the Cooper clan.
Dillard Cooper was my gggrandfather. William N. Cooper was my Mother Ruth Cooper Burns Father.
We are supposed to have a Cooper reunion at Marshall Coopers place in S.C. in May this year. That is a long way from deep S. Tx. so don't know if will make it or not.
Keep up the good work.
Ken

 

Name: John F Gothard <John@GMS-Properties.com>
Date: 2005-01-28
Comments:
I think that John Cooper Gothard's (Gotthard) father William is my g-g-g-g-g grandfather. I would be please to communicate with any direct decendent of the Coopers. I have had my DNA tested (25 marker Y) and the results are on file.

JOHN

 

Name: Virginia Phillips-Smith <vapsmith@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-01-26
Comments:
I am a descendant of Mary (Polly) Jean, whose father was William Jean. According to some family sites, he was a Rev. He must have been in Albemarle County, Virginia, for a brief time, at least, because his daughter Polly Jean married my great, great, great, great grandfather John Hughes in 1805. Can you tell me anything about the Jean family. Thanks very much.
 

Name: Miriam Yates Benson <Mimgen61@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-20
Comments:
Just looking, interesting reading. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Tommye Troxell Craven <tommyetroxell@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-19
Comments:
Altho I am not a direct descendent of this line, I am from the same family and a descendent of Peter and Juliana Trachsel/Troxell's son, Johannes Michael (John) born in 1736, brother to David Troxell. John also moved to Kentucky where he died in 1795.
 

Name: BrightStar ( Mary Jane Carroll) <BrightStar9137@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
Comments:
GREAT SITE !!! I enjoyed reading about the Black Dutch and Black Irish. I will surely be back to read the rest.

Bright Star

 

Name: Charles E Austin <chasaustin@pngusa.net>
Date: 2005-01-03
Comments:
Don, My Website has changed to:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/u/s/Charles-E-Austin-1/
Very little info there as I can't post to it at this time, but I will respond to all messages about Adkins, Blevins, Troxell/Troxtel.
Keep up the good work.
Charles

 

Name: Charles E Austin <chasaustin@pngusa.net>
Date: 2005-01-03
Comments:
Keep up the good work, Cousin.
 

Name: don yates <donpanther@msn.com>
Date: 2004-12-30
Comments:
testing
 

Name: rosalie carter <roseshockley@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2004-12-24
Comments:
I am thrilled to find this site and your info has helped me find some valuable family information which we never would have found w/o your help. Chief Black Fox's dau. Nancy m. Isaac Cooper. They had James who had Martha who m. my g.father's g.father Granville Carter. Granville is buried in Wise, Va. For some reason or another, his son Martin's Son Festus Fernander b. 1886 in Wise, Va. has been left off of the family listing. Inez, Julia and Viola are listed; but not Festus. That is my dad's father. Festus'mother was Rebecca Riner. The Cooper info is wonderful. Many thanks... so we are of Jewish descent... and we would love to hear more about our folks. I have printed off everything that you have written, so I could read it over and over again. "You will never find the truth" has Cooper, Carter, Cherokee info. What a thrill. I'd love to hear from you some time. rose carter shockley roseshockley@bellsouth.net

 

Name: jerryearnest <jerryearnest@cattle-today.com>
Date: 2004-10-26
Comments:
Mary Ann Black who married William Davis is my 6th-great-grandmother. How is her relation to Black Fox documented?
 

Name: Gary Jeffryes <garyjeffryes@netscape.net>
Date: 2004-10-22
Comments:
Osiyo, Donald Panther Yates.
I see your home page has changed some, but I am still unable to access the "our family history" link on your web page. Still waiting to hear from you.
Gary Jeffryes

 

Name: Ray Thompson <hypnostage@msn.com>
Date: 2004-10-13
Comments:
Donald, I have read your articles with great interest. I had no idea of my Cooper/Black Fox heritage until last month when I found the info you had posted. Their daughter, Mary Cooper, married John Lovelace. They are my ggg-grandparents. You state you have copies of letters from 1848 beteen John Adair and John Lovelace. Is there any chance I could obtain copies from you? I just started trying to trace my family history in Aug 2003 and have made great progress since I did not even have my grandfather's first name on my father's side.
Thanks

 

Name: Celia A. Ward <shellba48@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-09
Comments:
Arty Mincy Sanders was my great-grandmother. Jesse Wilson Sanders was my grandfather. He is buried in the Sanders Cemetery at Marshall, Searcy County, Ark. He died at the home of his brother, Samuel Nathan Sanders, in May, 1927. I have a cousin who has an original record of this and remembers my grandfather. Do you know why they were finally rejected on the Choctaw rolls? My father said he had a roll number. His name was Bynum Luther Sanders. On the application they had him named as Luther Byrum Sanders. Thank you for your help.
 

Name: Diana Truelove <truelove75@cox.net>
Date: 2004-10-07
Comments:
I am so glad to have found your web site, it's great. I am looking for information on Richard ' Deka The Grest' Justice, he was known as Dick. AKA Dek-keh the just, Cherokee High Priest.I understand he and his family went to AR about 1817. he was father of William Justice/Justus who married Sarah ' Sally ' Troutman.
these are some of my Cherokee Ancestors. would appreciate any information you might have on them.Diana

 

Name: RHONDA MATHIS <OURMAGOOS@AOL.COM>
Date: 2004-09-27
Comments:
WAS LOOKING OVER YOUR INFO ON ROOTS;INFO ON CAL BROWN ID: I17425 IS IN ERROR. CAL BROWN WAS BORN IN 1848 AND DIED IN 1941. HE IS BURIED IN HICKORY GROVE CEMETERY. HE IS OF SOME REALTION, BUT I AM NOT SURE AT THIS POINT. RHONDA
 

Name: Margaret Alice Bright Eagle Cooper <BoxJr@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-11
Comments:
I am still searchng for information about my great grandfather, John F.Cooper. According to his children he was Black Dutch. I know that he died in 1917. I have found an estimated year of birth 1856.
 

Name: Vicki Bryson <v_bryson@msn.com>
Date: 2004-09-11
Comments:
O'siyo I tried to access your family site but unfortunately it is not working. I believe we have a common ancestor and would love to compare notes with you. Please contact me at v_bryson@msn.com
Thanks!

 

Name: Margaret Alice Bright Eagle Cooper <BoxJr@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-09
Comments:
I really enjoy this site. I love the flute music. My computer crashed and I haven't been here in a while. I found the site while looking for well-hidden family members. There is so much to learn. I must get my cousin George to check this out. He is looking for the well-hidden ancestors as well but seems to think he will find Black Dutch ancestors in Europe. Surprise!!
 

Name: Retha Carter <carter490@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-07
Comments:
It's fantastic. The information here is great.
Keep up the good work.

 

Name: Gary Jeffryes <garyjeffryes@netscape.net>
Date: 2004-09-07
Comments:
Still having trouble accessing some ofyour pages on your website.
 

Name: Bobie J. Silvers <bjupton@rosenet.net>
Date: 2004-08-08
Comments:
I found this website very interesting. I have been searching for over 35 years for my Native American (Cherokee) ancestry. I have found only "Brick Walls" so far but I continue to search.
Many thanks for posting the information on your Website.
Bobie (Upton) Silvers

 

Name: Merlyn Bell <merlynbell@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-25
Comments:
What is your connection with the Coopers? It was your contributions to that family history where I found my great-grandmother, Nancy Margaret Cooper Bean.
 

Name: Merlyn Bell <merlynbell@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-25
Comments:
What is your connection with the Coopers? It was your contributions to that family history where I found my great-grandmother, Nancy Margaret Cooper Bean.
 

Name: GEORGE WOOD <GTWODOGS@AOL.COM>
Date: 2004-07-24
Comments:
AWSOME SITE. I HAD A DNA PRINT LAST YEAR, IT SAID I WAS 75% INDO EUROPEAN, AND 25% NATIVE AMERICAN.
 

Name: Trudy Wegman <tncablelady@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-08
Comments:
I'm back again!!!
 

Name: Richard Wegman <AlienInSky@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-08
Comments:
Hello, How are you doing? I am doing fine.. I just search find what my family of tree family... Our family is part of Native American. My grandma is about 1/4 blood of Native American. My grandma name is Mary King...
 

Name: Trudy Wegman <tncablelady@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-08
Comments:
still looking for ancestors on the Cooper side.
 

Name: Trudy Wegman <tncablelady@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-08
Comments:
My ggrandfather's father-in-law was Peter Cooper, son of Eli Cooper and Barbara Ridenour. My mother always told us that her Grandmother had Indian blood. I still haven;t found out if she was Cherokee or Choctaw. Either way, I am proud to have Indian ancestors.
 

Name: Trudy Wegman <tncablelady@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-08
Comments:
My ggrandfather's father-in-law was Peter Cooper, son of Eli Cooper and Barbara Ridenour. My mother always told us that her Grandmother had Indian blood. I still haven;t found out if she was Cherokee or Choctaw. Either way, I am proud to have Indian ancestors.
 

Name: Mildred Louann Thomas Bamberg <bamberg5055@direcway.com>
Date: 2004-07-08
Comments:
Hello, I enjoyed visiting your website in the past but for some reason I cannont get into the website now. Is there any way that you can help me pull up this website. I get the information but a good deal is blank or has empty boxes.

I am researching my Cooper, Looney, Lucky (Luckey), Thomas, Courtney, Hawkins, Adams, Lummus, Tackett, Rawson, Lawson, Reeks, etc. lines. I know that I have a good deal of indian heritage but I need to be able to trace my lineage backwards and then order birth, marriage and death certificates. If there is any way that you could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Louann

 

Name: Liz Hedges <lhedges@panola.edu>
Date: 2004-07-05
Comments:
What can you tell me about Rebecca Sevier, daughter of Col. Valentine Sevier (Brother of Gen. John). She married John Rector in Green Co. TN
Liz Hedges

 

Name: Liz Hedges <lhedges@panola.edu>
Date: 2004-07-05
Comments:
What can you tell me about Rebecca Sevier, daughter of Col. Valentine Sevier (Brother of Gen. John). She married John Rector in Green Co. TN
Liz Hedges

 

Name: Catherine Raney <cathy53@yahoo.net>
Date: 2004-06-26
Comments:
I love the music....but not all of your page came through...I was referred to this site by a fellow researcher on the Melungeon List...as a possible source for information on the "Sizemore" surname...perhaps someone could get back to me on this subject.
Wado...Cat

 

Name: Floyd Standridge <fstandridge@cox.net>
Date: 2004-06-19
Comments:
I am searching for Alexander Standridge information - married to Elizabeth. Probably born in 1776 and died in 1836 possibly in Carroll County, Arkansas. I THINK I am a descendent of his son, Samuel James Standridge Samuel's wife, Mahala Morgan Standridge. Any family history or possible photographs would be of interest to me. Thanks. Floyd Standridge
 

Name: Mary F. McBride <mfmac33@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-19
Comments:
I'm trying to establish WHICH line of Coopers my line comes from. Several granted lands in KY, then my line went from there up to Bartholomew Co. IN, then up to Tipton Co. IN. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Name: Kim Buffington <Kimberly070@access4free.com>
Date: 2004-06-18
Comments:
Your Information on Jane C Blevins is incorrect. I am her Great-Great granddaughter and it is important to me to let you know her surname was Troxtel or Troxel. My Great grandfather was Thomas A Troxtel not Blevins. Have a good day, God bless.
 

Name: JOY FITZER-MOORE <littlemama40@msn.com>
Date: 2004-06-09
Comments:
HI, NICE SITE, I AM DESCENDED FROM CHIEF APUKSHUNNUBBEE OF OKLA FALAYA, CHOCTAW NATION OF MISSISSIPPI. I LIVE IN CHOCTAW NATION IN OKLAHOMA.
 

Name: Ann Fisher <annfisher001@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-05-31
Comments:
Interesting website. I'm wondering if you are connected to Hannah Yates (Father, John Yates) who married William Shelton, if so we are connected.

Ann

Family surnames: Wilson, Yates, Shelton, Powell, Stone

 

Name: Sharon Rebecca Glover Wallace <baccabarns@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-05-29
Comments:
I really enjoy your site. Some time ago I mailed a check to you at the address on the web site for the purchase of two of your books. At the time, copies of the book were still available. The check has not been cashed or returned, so I am wondering if it ever received.

My grandfather was Arnold Monroe Yates (Yeates). His parents were James Monroe Yates and Louisiana Missouri Barber Yates. Both were born in Georgia and buried in Decatur County Georgia at the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.
James and Louisiana had the following children:

Della Yates
Nettie Yates
Theresa (Tircy) Yates
Isabella Yates
Florazell Yates
Lon A. Yates
Arthur C. Yates
James C. Yates

As you can see, my grandfather, Arnold Monroe is not listed here. He is listed as a son in the obituary of Louisiana Missouri Yates. Family history has it that he did not like his name, so he changed it sometime early in life.

James Monroe Yates parents were James B. Yates and Tearcey Gilstrap.

Other than some dates I could add, I don't have much more. Is it possible these names might connect in your research of the Yates name? I would appreciate any info you might have.

Again, I wish to say how much I enjoy your web sites. Thank you for sharing all the research you have done. I know it has and will continue to bring much joy and excitement to many people. God Bless.

 

Name: BarbaraJeanGibson <mymingaw@pacbell.net>
Date: 2004-05-25
Comments:
I've enjoyed your site...you have left me with many quistions as you have many names that are the same in my familys and places..your Nancy Spears shows up in some of our files as my gr gr greatma's aunt when my gr gr grandma's husband died I cant find out anything on my grandma's folks yet her dad was a John or Jack Spears,our family storys are that she was adopted??? her name I'm sure is more than I have -America Spears/Craig....and your Yeats-Yates-Yates I have a Susan Yatesb:1802 GA.or SC. her dad was John W. Yates - she married a William Stucky B:1797...Please excuse me for being so long winded..I get so excited when its possible I may have found more Family...Thank you for your time and please respond when you have a min...BJ.
 

Name: Joyce Cooper Walker <jskywalker@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2004-05-22
Comments:
Donald...there are some very serious inconsistancies in the Samuel/Isles/John/Samuel/Zacheus postings...
 

Name: Arlene Hampton <gypsyrose@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2004-05-17
Comments:
Greetings, I am a g grandaughter of Tennesee Griffith. The Griffith family married with the Cooper family in Scott County Tennessee. I am seeing your website for the first time and wanted to introduce myself to you. Thank you for all your time and effort in producing this wonderful site! Regards, Arlene Hampton
 

Name: Jessie Cheek <MikeJessieCheek@cs.com>
Date: 2004-05-15
Comments:
Is the William Bean b. 1745 on your rootsweb posting the same William Bean which my encyclopedia says founded the frst permanent white settlement on the Watauga River abou 1769?? I see that he was married in 1777 in Watauga (Tennessee). I am curious about the Bean family, as they keep showing up marrying into my husband's Southern lines. There was a Tennessee Bean, daughter of a William Bean born Oct. 24, 1813 in Sweeten Cove, TN that married a Russ Holliway (sibling of one of my husband's ancestors).
Another question about Coker surname. I'm trying to figure out if a Sintha Coker and Alsa Tarpley Coker may have had some Native American blood, or were Native Americans. Sintha married William Cheek in 1821 in Elbert Co., GA, and we never can figure out her ancestry, and family story has it she was Cherokee. We think that Alsa Tarpley Coker was somehow related as he was maybe the father of Sarah Coker, who married Sintha Coker's son's wife's brother, a William Bates. No one looks Cherokee to me, but since it may be further back, I'm curious. Story has it that Sintha's son, Charles went up into eastern TN between 1850 and 1860, perhaps to claim Indian land?? Does that make any historical sense. Seems too late for me. Thanks for your help. I notice that in Eastern Tennessee there was a place called Coker's Creek. Lots of Cokers around though, and I know at least one Coker is on Oklahoma Indian registry, but not any names I connect with. Relatives later went to Oklahoma in 1890's to claim land there, received it and then were turned down, as ancestry was too far back.
Jessie Cheek

 

Name: Janet Hineman <JANLWH@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-14
Comments:
where did you every find birth records for Cherokee's. I can't. The date of birth is 1818 in either Georgia or NC.

Keep the music playing. I love Ckerokee songs. I went to the Cherokee National Holidays in 1996 and I would highly recommend to everyone. Go ready to dance!

 

Name: Cherokee Nation of Mexico <doctorcherokee@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-12
Comments:
good website, wadoe! www.cherokeediscovery.com
 

Name: Cherokee Nation of Mexico <doctorcherokee@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-12
Comments:
good website, wadoe! www.cherokeediscovery.com
 

Name: Cherokee Nation of Mexico <doctorcherokee@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-12
Comments:
good website, wadoe!
 

Name: Melinda Massey <mella38@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-09
Comments:
Hello!
Looking at your site because I am A descendant of Rosa & Priscilla Donly's Brother James L.Donly.
The fact that they were married to an indian highly peaked my interest. Because I am proud of my indian heritage on my Mother's side of the family. Just wanted to learn more about Greenwood and his family

 

Name: Chantelle <angel_pooch300@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-05-04
Comments:
I would just love to say I love your website.

P.S. I use it for my school work!

 

Name: Crystal Lewellen <crgold@indiana.edu>
Date: 2004-04-29
Comments:
I am a Anthropology student and I am doing research on Melungeons. I first became interested while searching my own family history. My family names include Sizemore, Sloane, and Prince. Do you have any information on the Sloane or Prince lines? I know that Sizemore is linked to Melungeons. I am related to Alice "Little Granny" Sizemore through the Sloane line.I have also found spelling variations with the Sloane,Slone,Sloan name. Any info. would be helpful. Thank You, Crystal
 

Name: Suzi Clark <teclark@citlink.net>
Date: 2004-04-28
Comments:
What a wonderful family history!
 

Name: margaret alice cooper <margaretc@cvtv.net>
Date: 2004-04-18
Comments:
HI Panther! I love your website!! It is so nteresting. I found it through my search for information on Black Dutch. I really enjoyed the article "You'll Never Know the Truth". The articles on Melungeons are very informative and explain a lot of things about my grandfather's family.
My grandfather was Clarence Marvin "Bud" Cooper born June 16, 1894 died March 28, 1968. He said that his father John F. Cooper was Black dutch. His mother Sarah Cooper, according to him, was an Indian. He never said what tribe but I think his older sister Mody Quin Cooper may have known. There were five children that I know about in the family and I personally knew 4 of them well. Grandpa was 6'3" with straight jet black hair and very dark eyes. One of his brothers, Horace Wilson "Red" Cooper, was just as tall but had red hair and blue eyes. I found the accounts of the appearance of Melungeons very helpful in explaining this.
This may sound really strange, but while I was working on the Zuni reservation in New Mexico I began having dreams about my connection to Native Americans. In one dream my father, Wayman Cooper, insisted that I listen to a golden eagle that came and perched on his arm. The eagle spoke neither English nor Spanish, the only languages Dad and I both spoke, but I understood him. He also presented me with a snow white female eagle with green and gold eyes and reddish brown feathers on the back of her head. This eagle's name is Alice and she is part of me. I also look white, have auburn hair and green and gold eyes.
My great grandfather John Cooper who died in 1917 decided to visit me in a dream as well. He addressed me as Alice Bright Eagle and told me not to go into a building that was being built on the reservation because it was going to fall in a hole. There have been problems with the foundation of that building and I have not gone into it.
I started looking for information in hopes of finding more about my great grandparents. As far as any of us can prove John F. Cooper appeared in the mid 1800's and married Sarah. They had five children between November of 1885 and June of 1894. None of my cousins have a clue where these people came from or if they had brothers or sisters. All of their children that I knew were good, solid citizens but never said much about their parents.
I would love to know more about them.
Keep up the good work on the website. I will visit often because there are so many good links and lots of information.
Margaret Alice Cooper

 

Name: Carol Slaton <lumina55@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-15
Comments:
What a wonderful site! I happened upon it while browsing the GSU faculty directory. Unfortunately, none of the links to your Family History page is working. (I'm using a GSU computer in the IT building.)The arrow key does not turn into a hand when it hovers over the designated link. Could you take a peek at this problem? I would love to finish reading the page! Thanks, Carol
 

Name: Elinore Baker <naturefarm@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-11
Comments:
Thanks for posting your web-site on the Topical Melungeon
list. When browsing in the surnames, I found one that I
had a first name for but not the surname of her. It is --
ta-da--- Yates! She is my person # 227, Martha (your
ID # I02977), who was married to my Marshall Estes (your
# I02978). My info of his birth year & death date & place
match yours.


 

Name: Sherlene Whisenant <etwtraveler950@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-11
Comments:
Hello Donald, You have a great web site,keep up the good work.
Thomas & Sherlene Whisenant
Blountsville, Alabama

 

Name: vickie parker <VICKIEPARKER768@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2004-04-09
Comments:
GDEORGE HENRY JOHNSON BORN GRAHAM,TEXAS,YOUNG COUNTY 2/12/1885 DIED FORT SUPPLY,WOODWARD COUNTY,OKLAHOMA 11/1/1938 FULL BLOOD CHEROKEE LAND ALLMENT IN OKLAHOMA.HAD THREE CHILDERN BOBBY J.JOHNSON DIED 1962,BETH LUCILLE WILSON DIED 1982,JIMMY 'JIM BO' JOHNSON DIED 1990.WIFE LEATHA IRA POPE LIVED IN SAYRE ,BECKHAM COUNTY,OKLAHOMA DIED 1991
 

Name: John Freeman <jffreeman@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2004-04-07
Comments:
I believe the Hannah Horne (your ID 109870), dauhter of Mary Yates (Your ID 109800) and Thomas Horne was the wife of the original JOHN FREEMAN of Norfolk County VA. from whom I am descended.

Since you are knowledgeable about SE Indian tribes, especialy in Georgia maybe you can help me. My G-G-Grandmother was born and raised in Jackson/Madison County, GA from 1805-1870. The family lived near an Indian Ball Ground. Her name has been recorded variously as Beanigbea, Ma ng ma, Benigby, Benigma, and Demagna or Demasna. These spellings all appear to be attempts to phonetically spell an Indian name. Her father was Thomas Perry and she married William Freeman. Have you ever run across any similar names in your Indian reseach. By the way, it is believed that William Freeman was descended from a Chowanoke Indian in Chowan, NC.who married another John Freeman, grandson of the original emigrant and Hannah Horne. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I myself am a member of the Southern Band of Tuscarora Tribe of North Carolina through anothe fmaily line.

 

Name: kim garrett <kimbobby@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-03-24
Comments:
could layton cooper have had a brother named john cooper born 1821? i have birth and tenn but, that is all.
thanks

 

Name: Ruth Morrison Long <Jacksonone74435@msn.com>
Date: 2004-03-23
Comments:
The word AWSOME is so overused today that it means little to most people. This site and information is very awsome and inspiring. I do not use the word to describe trivial things. Thank you so much for sharing the history, knowledge and pictures. I am so thankful I found this site.My line is from Chief John Looney to Nancy Looney Guest to Jane Guest Miller to Cynthia Ann Miller Morrison. I have read where Nancy and Martin were not wed, and Jane is not in this line. Well, they must be in some line because I am here at the end.
 

Name: Ruth Morrison Long <Jacksonone74435@msn.com>
Date: 2004-03-23
Comments:
The word AWSOME is so overused today that it means little to most people. This site and information is very awsome and inspiring. I do not use the word to describe trivial things. Thank you so much for sharing the history, knowledge and pictures. I am so thankful I found this site.
 

Name: lillian cooper <willow358@cox.net>
Date: 2004-03-22
Comments:
Am trying to find the connection with the Crees, the family came through ONT. but have no dates as yet,,,,am going to check out the site, there are so many interesting sites on the internet anymore, hard to know where to start,,,,,,,
 

Name: misty odette <liquidbutterfly5@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-21
Comments:
please send me some information on claiming my families heritage. my mom has not known where to begin to claim our cherokee heritage.
 

Name: Martha Ann(Yates)Vandver <mvandver@wmconnect.comDONALD>
Date: 2004-03-21
Comments:
mDonald Yates, I am so excited about your website and all the info you have about the Yates'. I am from the line of James Yates b 1780 and Statia Barber b 1790 but,I didnot have all the info on the Barber's.We only knew her last name was Barber,thanks so much.My grandfather was Robert Darling Yates.His father was william Layfette Yates of NeshobaCo.Miss. Your website is just wonderful! Your info just confirmed what I have and added A lot more. I can'nt wait until the Yates' reunion in May at Grapeland, TX to give the good news I have found.William L.& wife Edna (Sis) Salter-Yates & children left Mississippi and came to Texas in the late 1800's. William L. DIED IN 1923 AND IS BURIED IN Jayton TX. Thanks Again for your great website.Oh, I must add;Edna(Sis)Salter b. 2-17-1844 died 10-27-1898,buried at Antioch,Davy Crockett Forest, Kennard,TX.(5 miles from Crockett,TX.
Martha Yates Vandver

 

Name: Martha Ann(Yates)Vandver <mvandver@wmconnect.comDONALD>
Date: 2004-03-21
Comments:
Donald Yates, I am so excited about your website and all the info you have about the Yates'. I am from the line of James Yates b 1780 and Statia Barber b 1790 but,I didnot have all the info on the Barber's.We only knew her last name was Barber,thanks so much.My grandfather was Robert Darling Yates.His father was william Layfette Yates of NeshobaCo.Miss. Your website is just wonderful! Your info just confirmed what I have and added A lot more. I can'nt wait until the Yates' reunion in May at Grapeland, TX to give the good news I have found.William L.& wife Edna (Sis) Salter-Yates & children left Mississippi and came to Texas in the late 1800's. William L. DIED IN 1923 AND IS BURIED IN Jayton TX. Thanks Again for your great website.Oh, I must add;Edna(Sis)Salter b. 2-17-1844 died 10-27-1898,buried at Antioch,Davy Crockett Forest, Kennard,TX.(5 miles from Crockett,TX.
Martha Yates Vandver

 

Name: Martha Ann(Yates)Vandver <mvandver@wmconnect.comDONALD>
Date: 2004-03-21
Comments:
Donald Yates, I am so excited about your website and all the info you have about the Yates'. I am from the line of James Yates b 1780 and Statia Barber b 1790 but,I didnot have all the info on the Barber's.We only knew her last name was Barber,thanks so much.My grandfather was Robert Darling Yates.His father was william Layfette Yates of NeshobaCo.Miss. Your website is just wonderful! Your info just confirmed what I have and added A lot more. I can'nt wait until the Yates' reunion in May at Grapeland, TX to give the good news I have found.William L.& wife Edna (Sis) Salter-Yates & children left Mississippi and came to Texas in the late 1800's. William L. DIED IN 1923 AND IS BURIED IN Jayton TX. Thanks Again for your great website.Oh, I must add;Edna(Sis)Salter b. 2-17-1844 died 10-27-1898,buried at Antioch,Davy Crockett Forest, Kennard,TX.(5 miles from Crockett,TX.
 

Name: kim garrett <kimbobby@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-03-21
Comments:
looking for family of enoch rogers and catherine teague
they had john calvin rogers married amy adams, who had lovesy rogers married james lawson cherokee indians related to chief john jolly rogers,
thanks

 

Name: kim garrett <kimbobby@worldnet..att.net>
Date: 2004-03-21
Comments:
there is several i'm looking for. samuel green cooper son of john cooper and carmalita nolan.
samuel married mary jane white.
samuel was born in lauderdale,al moved to oklahoma was told in family was indian decent any comments?
also elijah sample born 1832?
thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Name: Cadap,Riza Lynn E <Lynn@hearts.com>
Date: 2004-03-17
Comments:
i found the topics i need for my report in school which is related to my world litterature subject.
 

Name: MUGU <MUGU@MUGU.COM>
Date: 2004-03-10
Comments:
I DEY HERE NO NEED OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH
 

Name: Cindy K. Garcia <RedFalcon1151@msn.com>
Date: 2004-03-08
Comments:
What a beautiful site.
Thank you so much for sharing this with me, and other.
God bless you and your family always.
Cindy

 

Name: Don Yates <strawdog@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2004-03-07
Comments:
Testing to see if this works.
 

Name: Kathleen Wilmouth Butts <buttscabin@pure.net>
Date: 2004-03-03
Comments:
Donald,
I see that you have Thomas Wilmouth, Sr. in your list. Thomas was my 4thGreat Grandfather. I'm so pleased to have found your site and would like to share info with you. Please contact me if you're interested.
Blessings,
Kathy

 

Name: Ze-ki-ro-cro Kitkehahki <kitkehahki@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-25
Comments:
hello Panther... the Jewish Indians, what is it... i like my poni-wolves
 

Name: Verneal Maze <mazed@prodigy.net>
Date: 2004-02-23
Comments:
My son in laws mother is decended from Yates. Her grgrandmother was Ada Odella Yates, Father;Wesley Hartsell Yates, Father; English Layfayette Yates, full blood cherokee,of the wolf clan. His father was Benjamin Yates. English Yates's wife was Sarah Jane Morris, full blood chicamauga cherokee She was adopted after her parents were killed. Have you heard of any of these people?
 

Name: Dan Buckley <Outlaw27@twlakes.net>
Date: 2004-01-22
Comments:
This is one of the best sits i have seen so far.
My line is Sizemores who went to WV.

 

Name: stacy banks <spacyb29@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-14
Comments:
I'm having great difficulties trying to get information past my great mother and great grandfather. I've been told my entire life that they were full blooded Indians. They both were born in Kentucky. I've tried to contact Indian affairs, but it was hopeless, they don't seem interested in helping me. My grandmother nee name was Julia Howard, born 1-4-1888 and my grandfather Ben Brackett died 03-10-52. Can you assist me in finding more information?
 

Name: daniel gerald <danielbgerald>
Date: 2004-01-13
Comments:
decendant of homus ginwright
 

Name: snowyowlwoman <linniehunt@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-03
Comments:
questions: what is the significance of the circle of fire? and what is the significance of a great snowy owl? i am sincere,,,these are only some of my experiences...i have no paperwork...i have the blood!
 

Name: Phillip H. Pitzer <pitzer@btswirelessweb.com>
Date: 2003-12-31
Comments:
Found your web site on Rootsgen.com, family trees, Levi Lincoln Cooper (1867-1944)and Adeline Pitzer (1877-1901) from in and around Postoak, Jack Co., Tx. Adeline Pitzer was a great Aunt of mine, looking for other cousins.
 

Name: Tammy Nelson <nelsonbunch@tds.net>
Date: 2003-12-28
Comments:
Great website! I am the ggrangaughter of George Redwine and I have recently begun researching my family tree. I can't seem to find out anything about George's wife, Lizzie Griesbach though. If anyone has info on her or Redwine pictures they could email to me I would be very grateful! Thanks.Tammy
 

Name: Phillip W. Gordon <gordonabiding@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-12-26
Comments:
Mr. Panther
I have been reading your information on your site and find it most informative. I have been in touch with Dr. Kennedy conerning the melungeons. I am originally from WV. and spent most of my life there and in southeastern Ohio. We were heard years ago that we had "indian" and "black dutch" in our family. In finding the melungeon web site and some other information such as yours, it confirms alot of things to me concerning my family. Recently, my sister was diognosed with sarcoidosis. I hope to make it to one of the next meetings.

Abiding
Phillip W. Gordon
398 Co. Rd. 656
Athens,TN.37303

 

Name: Larry D. Cooper <coop47@adams.net>
Date: 2003-12-20
Comments:
I was just tring find out more about my cousin. Also looking for more photos of Don Panther Yates family. His Mother looks like an aunt that I had ( Ina Cooper ) His grandfather looks just like my grandfather ( Archie Cooper )
 

Name: Gloria Robertson <ladywestg@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-17
Comments:
I found your article on Cherokee Story interesting.
 

Name: Judy Padgett <judyspeech@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-12-09
Comments:
i have recently found out my husband's great-grandmother was cherokee.(not sure if she was full-blooded or just half)i saw your website and noticed the name "frances" on it. her married name was "frances" and i found out they were from buncombe co. n.c. her name before her marriage was "shepherd" her first name was betty. an aunt of my husbands is looking into more information on her and her family for me. i'm very interested in learning more, so my children can know more about their heritage.
any help you can give me would be appreciative.
thanks,
judy padgett
p.s. i live in southwest virginia and it is only a 2 hour drive to cherokee,nc. maybe i should start searching there.

 

Name: Lori Smith <lSmitty040@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-12-03
Comments:
Looking for information on religious practices for a world religions class. My Grandmother was Cherokee, and told me of trail of tears. Sadly, I was too young to remember the stories she told me. She died when I was nine. I would like to learn more about my heritage.
 

Name: Lori Smith <lSmitty040@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-12-03
Comments:
Looking for information on religious practices for a world religions class. My Grandmother was Cherokee, and told me of trail of tears. Sadly, I was too young to remember the stories she told me. She died when I was nine. I would like to learn more about my heritage.
 

Name: Marcia Cooper <Marcia_Cooper@baylor.edu>
Date: 2003-12-01
Comments:
looking at Cooper geneology for sons - your site is a feast !
 

Name: MARK D CARDWELL <marktonia1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-29
Comments:
I am trying to research my CHEROKEE ROOTS,I know I am CHEROKEE,and BLACKFOOT INDIAN,but have lived as an WHITE MAN,all my life...
 

Name: Michelle Duke <msduke@mindspring.com>
Date: 2003-11-28
Comments:
I enjoyed your web site. It is very informative and a joy to read. Thank you!
 

Name: Mary Barteld <gasgonct2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-27
Comments:
As I research more for my ancestry of my Cherokee ancesters, I understand why I can not find any information,but only the words of my beloved mother. She knew very, very little of her family and her hertiage, only that she was half Cherokee. I understand after reading your artical, for they did not speak,or tell about the trail they walked,for they stood silent. Thank You
 

Name: brian K white <sandee042@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-26
Comments:
I an a direct decsendant of John Rogers and by marriage to John Jolly. My grandmother was a Rogers and was born in Missiori. She was married to my grandfather Colon Ezra White and my dad is Paul Odell White. We have a pretty good family history and geneology of the Rogers Clan. I am Interested in any info you could forward to me as we can continue to build our book. I am very proud of my ancestry and would like to make application with the cherokee tribe west can you steer me in the right direction? I find your website very interesting and informative. Hope to hear from you soon. Brian K White
P.S.
My dads family was raised in RavenDen Springs,Ark. and we have family in Salisaw,Ok.

 

Name: Robert Sage <rsage@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2003-11-25
Comments:
I saw what you have on Rootsweb on Henry Blevins and Ursela Denny. One of their sons was my greatgrandfather John Hammons Blevins 1826-1856. I came to this conclusion with the help of Charles and Bill. John was on the 1850 DeKalb Co,AL census with his wife Nancy Cagle and 2 daughters. Nancy is found in Cass Co,TX in 1860 as a widow with 6 daughters, the first 2 born in AL.
 

Name: ray keys <dorthykeys@dclogic.net>
Date: 2003-11-20
Comments:
i resently sent an e-mail to you and then my computer crashed , im related to nancy blackfox through the adairs, issac cooper and nancy blackfoxs sarah, married john(jackie)adair there son jon adair married rebecca ann brisco and so on im the great grandson of james douglas keys . trying to find my indian roots before i die (help)
 

Name: Patricia & Roy Allen Brown <fallnanjel@msn.com>
Date: 2003-11-17
Comments:
Hello: My husband's father was the son of Ida belle Craze, daughter of Alexander "Ellic"Craze. I have been trying to trace my husband's roots for a very long time. Would you be interested in talking to us? My e-mail address is: fallnanjel@msn.com

Thank you,

Patricia Brown

 

Name: ray keys <dorthykeys@>
Date: 2003-11-16
Comments:
love your page, im looking for info on sarah cooper, father issac cooper, mother nancy blackfox. i am the greatgranson of james douglas keys which goes back to the adairs. any info would be appreciated. would like to find indian roots dont know how to start.
 

Name: Sherry Griffieth <preciousfoot@msn.com>
Date: 2003-11-14
Comments:
I am trying to trace my family's heritage
 

Name: charles L. Wilson <clwilson@bankrcb.net>
Date: 2003-11-14
Comments:
Panther: I am a descendant of William Cooper and Susan King Cooper, Choctaw Chief Moshulatubbe's daughter. I tried to reach you through the school site. I don't think it got through. I wanted to know if the Cooper side of your family was discussed in your book or was it all Yates?
I also have information on some of the Cooper kin of this couple. I look forward to discussing them with you. C.W. in Indian Territory, Oklahoma.

 

Name: mickey ramsey <michelpck@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-14
Comments:
Your web site is great! I have been looking up family for a short time now and here I find my ggg grandfathers sisters husbands family. That would be Ruth E. Ramsey who was married to Jacob Madison Cooper.

mickey

 

Name: Rebecca Cooper <cooperjr77@dixieconnect.com>
Date: 2003-11-13
Comments:
My Husband's Greatgrandfather was younger son of Stacy Cooper of Union Co. born Dec.1813. Graduated Medical University of South Carolina 1844. Married Rachel M. moved to Alabama Tuscaloosa Co. and on to Mississippi in 1858-9. Lived and is buried in Oktibbeha Co. Ms.
 

Name: Bud Tower <thetowers@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-12
Comments:
Trying to trace my Native blood. How in the world do I do that when my people didn't register, just migrated from NC and TN? Keep up your good work!
 

Name: Irene M. Stafford <I.Stafford@att.net>
Date: 2003-11-12
Comments:
Hi, Mr. Yates, I have enjoyed this site very much. I am a maternal Step-Gr. Granddaughter of Harmon Cooper and Gr. Granddaughter of Martha Pile/Pyle and Keelan Slagle. I am wondering if it is too late to order your book, "The Bear Went Over The Mountain." If you can send me an e-mail to inform me, I will order one if it is still available. Family tradition also has it that there was Indian blood in my father's family also. I have not been able to document it, but have pictures that supports that idea. So, I am very interested in any info that I can get. Thank you so much. I.Stafford
 

Name: jennybrightcheatham <angeleyes30560@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-11
Comments:
love your web !my ggrand m,was a sizemore in yourline
 

Name: Charles Wilson <clwilson@bankrcb.net>
Date: 2003-11-11
Comments:
I am of the lineage of Chief Moshulatubbe and Susan King-William Cooper. I believe that your mother was the Cooper and was wondering if your book dealt with the Yates side of the family or the Cooper side.
Thank You.
C. Wilson

 

Name: Kelli Taylor <kelli_taylor2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-10
Comments:
I found your web page to be very interesting. It makes me wonder about my own family history.
 

Name: Joe L. Blevins <Texasrepublic45@cs.com>
Date: 2003-11-07
Comments:
Yes. I believe that I am related to some of those Blevins' mentioned in the John Ross article. I have always heard of a connection to the Trail of Tears. We also have a number of family members that migrated to Arkansas around Arkedelphia, then to Texas in the Grapevine area after the 1843 Great Council made by Sam Houston opened up the Red River area for settlement.
Thanks for the interesting website!
Joe Blevins, author of The Texas Republic 1-55369-140-7

 

Name: gormanfoster <gormanf@highland.net>
Date: 2003-11-07
Comments:
do you have any information on a Patton (pat) Foster who married Jane Carson?
 

Name: Zanda Ridener <zojo33@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-03
Comments:
I am a descendant of Henry ridenour & Nancy Cox,I am very interested in my ancesters.If you can give me any info it will be appreciated.
 

Name: Kirk Dobbins <kdobbi@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-10-26
Comments:
I am supposed to be cherokee on my mothers side,the Moores from Louisiana.I cannot stay away from the Cherokee res. in N.C. I know I belong there.I envy the full blooded Indians,I know they have suffered more than I can understand,however their ancestry and culture should make them very proud.
 

Name: Stacy McNeely <pcountry@pineland.net>
Date: 2003-10-25
Comments:
I think that Francis Marion Palmore is an ancestor of mine, but I can't find any information on him, do you have any suggestions? How is he related to you.
Thanks for your help.
Stacy McNeely

 

Name: J.J. <Jonfie@Junct.com>
Date: 2003-10-25
Comments:
Please Contact reguarding William Jones Son Of
James & Mary Jones

 

Name: gorman foster <gormanf@highland.net>
Date: 2003-10-21
Comments:
Do you have any information on Patton Foster who married
a JJane Carson?

 

Name: Tammie <1shadowwoman@msn.com>
Date: 2003-10-15
Comments:
i am cherokee and lakota decent and i am researching my heritage, my mother was cherokee and my biological dad was lakota, any help i can get would be honored
 

Name: Peggy Cox Granger <k.i.t@alltel.net>
Date: 2003-10-14
Comments:
A most interesting and perspective site. The knowledge I gained was extensive. The deeper skin tone of some present and past relatives is now understandable. Ancient Jewish origins, Native American origins, and Spanish origins! I came across this site while looking for an ancestor, great great great grandfather David George Cooper. Having been told that an ancestor married(?) a Cherokee, I stopped at this site. Unfortunately, he died(May 1818) three months prior to his son's death, my great great grandfather David George Cooper. Because of the older David's untimely death, very little is known about him. But I sense both David's are in the midst of your site. Thanks. I enjoy history and, again, this was a most interesting read.
 

Name: Susan Cole Parke <rosebud5548@msn.com>
Date: 2003-10-14
Comments:
Hello ; I'm doing genealogy on my father's mother's people from the Farmington, Maine area, also Waldoboro and Bar Harbor, Maine. Native American Abenaki, I got my grandmother's gr,gr, grandmother who was a daughter of a leader. I need her birth cert. and marriage lic. to get her father's name and her mother's first name. They were left off Mrs. Elzabeth Pinkham's death cert. She was married to Amos Pinkham , they moved down to Salem mass. in 1850's. Also my husbands mother's name was wells (her Maiden name)Parke was his father's name. I can't find anything for PARKE. I know his mother's people came from old town, Maine. rosebud5548
 

Name: Jade Durbin <durbinj@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-10-06
Comments:
Hi,

Just trying to get some info on my family tree. Trying to trace roots back to Chief Vann (this is my mother's maiden name). Ive been told that we have decended down from him.

 

Name: Alan Smithee <alanmarx@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-10-05
Comments:
I have never heard of a jewish indian.
 

Name: Nancy Beckwith <scarlet77@mei.net>
Date: 2003-10-01
Comments:
I am looking for information concerning my great grandfather
Jessie Napier born June 1, 1878 and died May 7, 1950, who was married to Bell Walker (english name) married name Bell Napier or indian name Redstar-she was suppose to be and I have seen pictures of her a full blooded indian (cherokee??)
Bell Napier was born June 1, 1873 and died October 31, 1961.
There is so much information out there it would take a lifetime to find the info I need. This would have been in the Kentucky area.

My father is old and in failing health-I would like him to know his forgotten ancestory. Pls help, thankyou so very much.

 

Name: Edd Bissell <eddbissell@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-28
Comments:
The Emily Cooper born in Al in 1832 is of interest to me. My GGM was an Emily Cooper also born in 1832 --- lived with and had at least 13 children by my GGF, Edward Hamilton Bissell in Mt Island, Charlotte, Mecklinburg NC area. They evidentally never married --- she and all of her childred were listed as Mulatto. The ONLY link we have with her is that she might have been from SC. But he had a brother who lived in Dallas Co, Al and he did visit back and forth. He had dissapeared from the NC area right before she was listed as being a household servant in his home. Just wondered if you had any idea of what happened to the Emily Cooper in you ancestory --- thanks for any help. Edd Bissell. I think I met your wife at a Melungeon Meeting in Kingsport, Tn maybe last year.
 

Name: Jeanne Morrel-Franklin <Jeannemfra@msn.com>
Date: 2003-09-27
Comments:
Interesting website. I am a descendant of Johannes Conatser and Catherine Cooper, and researching the possible Native American heritage of Catharine. Sending a check for your book. Thanks.
 

Name: ASABA <homeboy_asaba_owerri@aba.us>
Date: 2003-09-25
Comments:
I love your web site.
 

Name: Jo <johannah_ries@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-22
Comments:
doyu osd!

yeligwosg,
in this article http://www2.gasou.edu/facstaff/dpanther/page7.html
you might want to consider (elyst) add that from wesley's OWN notes he couldn't convert the indians because he discovered they had NO NEED and he recounts their beliefs & references to the shining ones who had taught them.
btw, I'm a member of the chikamaka cwy who speak /spoke the "lost" dialect. :) but i only know the giduwa dialect right now.
http://www.chikamaka.org

 

Name: Dawn Clark <arose4ufem@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-18
Comments:
I am trying to locate information on my grandmother (birth, death, ect.) I want to know my family heritage.
I am also tryingto get my fathers tribal papers father as a present. His mother died when he was around 7 years old. I have very little information, but i will give you what i got in hopes that you can help me.
She was born between 1840 and 1860, her maiden name was Ruth Jayne, married name was Ruth Clark. She was born in south dakota (denwick is where i was told). She as far as I know only had 2 sons Donnie Clark and Emmanuel or Manuel Clark. My father (Donnie Clark was around 7 yrs. old (he was born in 1949) when she passed away. If you can find any information that would be helpful to me I would be forever grateful. Thank you, sincerely Dawn Clark.

 

Name: mary wright <wownow4u@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-09-15
Comments:
thanks for the info.my grandmother was full cherokee. she lived in claiborne county tennessee at the time of her death in 1959.
 

Name: Audrey Williams Stanaland <audstan@chartertn.net>
Date: 2003-09-11
Comments:
Benson COOPER is my gr-gr-gr grandfather. I am the great-great grandaughter of his son Dillard L. COOPER, b 1838/39, Spartenburg, SC to Benson COOPER and Delphia LINDSAY/LINDSEY. Dillard L. COOPER married my great-great-grandmother Parthenia ANDREWS /ANDERS, b 1834/35 Wilkes, GA. Parthenia migrated with her 1st husband George HOUSE and all the ANDREWS family (Michael ANDREWS and Parthenia PULLIN) from Georgia in covered wagon, to Monroe/St. Francis County, ARK about 1856.

The daughter of Michael and Parthenia, Parthenia ANDREWS/ANDERS HOUSE he had at least 3 husbands and Dillard was her last. On the marriage record book for Monroe County, ARK, it says: B.L. COOPER married Mrs. Parmelia HOLMAN, Aug. 18, 1876. Edward HOLLOMAN/HOLMAN, born in Virginia, was her 2nd husband.

Parthenia and Dillard had a houseful of children from Parthenia's previous marriages--and perhaps from COOPER's other wives. I think Dillard was married to Martha HELMS before he married Parthenia. All of Parthenia's husbands died.

I have found some of the COOPERs on the 1850 census, 1860 census, 1870, and 1880 census in Monroe County area of Ark., Richland and Plainland townships--Cotton Plant Post Office. I had to scroll through the 1860 and 1870 census rolls to locate them as a search wasn't doing it. They were always living not too far from my ANDREWS (usually known as ANDERS in Arkansas)--so by going page by page on a hunch they were nearby, I found many records.

Clara COOPER,b July 21, 1878, Brinkley, Monroe County, Arkansas is my great-grandmother. She died at almost 101 years of age in May, 1979 and is buried in Little Rock, ARK.

Clara COOPER married William David McLAIN in 1898--was his 2nd wife and took in his 3 children by Cordelia MOSIER, plus had many more by McLAIN. My grandmother Audrey McLAIN was their daughter born Jan. 1, 1900, Newport, Jackson, Union Township,Arkansas.

Audrey married Robert E.L. WASHBURN from St. Louis (b 1897) and their daughter Frances Clotine WASHBURN, b 1920, Newport, AR is my mother. She married Arthur Joseph WILLIAMS from Dubuque, Iowa in 1941. They lived in Dubuque awhile where I was born, Aug. 31, 1943. By 1949 they were living in the DAllas area of Texas.

I have some information about some of Benson COOPER and Delhia Lindsey's children, but not much. I have been in contact with a FRUIN descendant of Cordelia COOPER DICKERSON FRUEN/ FRUIN. And I have some clues or information about the various children born to Parthenia ANDREWS HOUSE HOLMAN COOPER, but I am hoping to discover more descendants.


 

Name: Audrey Williams Stanaland <audstan@chartertn.net>
Date: 2003-09-11
Comments:
Benson COOPER is my gr-gr-gr grandfather. I am the great-great grandaughter of his son Dillard L. COOPER, b 1838/39, Spartenburg, SC to Benson COOPER and Delphia LINDSAY/LINDSEY. Dillard L. COOPER married my great-great-grandmother Parthenia ANDREWS /ANDERS, b 1834/35 Wilkes, GA. Parthenia migrated with her 1st husband George HOUSE and all the ANDREWS family (Michael ANDREWS and Parthenia PULLIN) from Georgia in covered wagon, to Monroe/St. Francis County, ARK about 1856.

The daughter of Michael and Parthenia, Parthenia ANDREWS/ANDERS HOUSE he had at least 3 husbands and Dillard was her last. On the marriage record book for Monroe County, ARK, it says: B.L. COOPER married Mrs. Parmelia HOLMAN, Aug. 18, 1876. Edward HOLLOMAN/HOLMAN, born in Virginia, was her 2nd husband.

Parthenia and Dillard had a houseful of children from Parthenia's previous marriages--and perhaps from COOPER's other wives. I think Dillard was married to Martha HELMS before he married Parthenia. All of Parthenia's husbands died.

I have found some of the COOPERs on the 1850 census, 1860 census, 1870, and 1880 census in Monroe County area of Ark., Richland and Plainland townships--Cotton Plant Post Office. I had to scroll through the 1860 and 1870 census rolls to locate them as a search wasn't doing it. They were always living not too far from my ANDREWS (usually known as ANDERS in Arkansas)--so by going page by page on a hunch they were nearby, I found many records.

Clara COOPER,b July 21, 1878, Brinkley, Monroe County, Arkansas is my great-grandmother. She died at almost 101 years of age in May, 1979 and is buried in Little Rock, ARK.

Clara COOPER married William David McLAIN in 1898--was his 2nd wife and took in his 3 children by Cordelia MOSIER, plus had many more by McLAIN. My grandmother Audrey McLAIN was their daughter born Jan. 1, 1900, Newport, Jackson, Union Township,Arkansas.

Audrey married Robert E.L. WASHBURN from St. Louis (b 1897) and their daughter Frances Clotine WASHBURN, b 1920, Newport, AR is my mother. She married Arthur Joseph WILLIAMS from Dubuque, Iowa in 1941. They lived in Dubuque awhile where I was born, Aug. 31, 1943. By 1949 they were living in the DAllas area of Texas.

I have some information about some of Benson COOPER and Delhia Lindsey's children, but not much. I have been in contact with a FRUIN descendant of Cordelia COOPER DICKERSON FRUEN/ FRUIN. And I have some clues or information about the various children born to Parthenia ANDREWS HOUSE HOLMAN COOPER, but I am hoping to discover more descendants.


 

Name: Lynda SoRelle <sorelle@bigfoot.com>
Date: 2003-09-10
Comments:
I found your site while researching Britton Harris of Randolph Co., AL. I am hoping that you may have done some research on Sarah S. Harris who was Britton's daughter and the second wife of Samuel McDonald. My gg grandmother was Webby Jane Harris, born about 1836, sister to Sarah S. Harris. Webby married James M. Lovvorn III about 1852 and they moved to Louisiana around 1859/1860. He died in the Civil War and she later married William Daniel and moved to Texas. I have been unable to find any information on Britton prior to 1827 Gwinnett Co., GA. I have not had any luck finding any parents or siblings for him. I have also been looking for the mother of Webby which is probably the same mother of Sarah and possibly Samantha. I would be interested in sharing any information with you.

By the way, great site! Very informative!

 

Name: Cynthia Jones Reese <creese@sw.rr.com>
Date: 2003-09-10
Comments:
This is a great web site. You have done lots of research on the family and I really apprictae it a lot.

My line is
Thomas Jones had
David Jones who had
David Jones Jr. and had
Francis Marion Jones and had
Melvin C Jones and had
Lloyd Jones and had
ME Cynthia Jones

 

Name: Linda <Linda.Jordan@att.net>
Date: 2003-09-06
Comments:
Doing a bit of genealogy research. Very nice site.
 

Name: Dede Smith <Ratwmn@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-09-04
Comments:
So much fantastic information! I notice you mention Vashti Cooper, daughter of Alexander Cooper, in your information. Our Porter/Cooper family legends say she was possibly of Native American heritage, but cannot find anything about her maternal side of the family. Does anyone have anything they could share with me regarding her? She is my GGGGrandmother and I am trying to put this piece of my puzzle in place. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
 

Name: Elizabeth Barrington <mullet@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-09-02
Comments:
Iam searching for links to my Indian heritage. I know about Creek and I believe Cherokee.
 

Name: jennifer <dixiegal_24@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-31
Comments:
I love your site and really the cherokee indian culture, I am learning alot about the cherokee culture and i think that there are alot of things spiritually that i really like to learn about the things that are done . My grandfather has some cherokee in him and i have been into the native american art and culture for awhile in learniing many things ! any imput o i would welcome
 

Name: Tommy J. Jefferies <TJ101126@AOL.com>
Date: 2003-08-29
Comments:
Fora Alice Cooper is my Grandmother
 

Name: Addie Pace Glasgow <Addiefaye4@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2003-08-28
Comments:
I forgot to say my Pace family goes back to Burrell or (Burwell Pope Pace and Richmon (or Richmond Pace, Gideon Pace, William Richard Pace, Joseph Benjamin Pace, Louis U. Pace. Pace married Pace- Joseph Benjamin Pace M. Lonie Leona Pace, had 10 children, one of which is my dad. Don't know her Pace family. Need help on this.
 

Name: Addie Pace Glasgow <addiefaye4@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2003-08-28
Comments:
I am part Indian by Pace, which I haven't found yet, and Guess-GIST), maybe Ward, Cummings and Jones. Like your website, wish I could find my Indian heritage
Christopher Guess (Gist)
Ward M. Pace
John Cummings
John Jones
William Jones -TN
James W. Jones-Franklin Co., AL

 

Name: Jasmin Hudgins <LadiJaye87@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-24
Comments:
Hi,
I came across your website after typing my lastname into a yahoo websearch. Your website is very interesting and I'll be back to see what I can find. I don't think my family line has any indians, since i'm african american. But we'll see. Bubye!

 

Name: Marlayne Boblett <mbkstoaz@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-23
Comments:
This is beautiful. Though didn't find information on my family, appreciated the beautiful music along with your information. Is there a way or place to obtain "more" of this type of music? Continued growth and blessings.
 

Name: lillian cooper -Chastain <willow358@cox.net>
Date: 2003-08-23
Comments:
Have had some of the family say we were Cree, french, jewish,Irish and yet others deny any of the above.
 

Name: Margaret Green <Marg_G2000@hifo.net>
Date: 2003-08-22
Comments:
Hi Panther:

Just wanting to say hi. I hope all are well in your lodge,very sorry for the loss of your wife's brother. I have become very interested in history since your visit! Maybe I can find more resourses at the Nashville library? I will see.

Honor to your lodge

Marg

 

Name: emond labat <emondlabat300@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-21
Comments:
You have lots of information i hope to find what i'm looking for real soon.

Thank you very much.

 

Name: Cheryl L. Brantley <cherylbbuddha@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-20
Comments:
This site is very interesting. Thank you.
 

Name: Jo Ann Crafton <joanncrafton@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-15
Comments:
Hi, I found your wonderful website through the Cooper-Mangum marriage, 8/29/1799, in Granville, North Carolina.
I am searching for the parents of my great, great grandfather Wiley P. Mangum, born 4/25/1795, in Granville, North Carolina. He married Mary McSwain, in 1819, in Williamson, Tennessee. She was the d/o John McSwain and Martha Andrews.

My great grandfather Thomas Carothers Mangum, married Mary Jane Barnes, in Tennessee, Mary Jane Barnes, was 1/2 or more Cherokee Indian, her parents were Lilburn Barnes and Mary Waits. Mary Waits, born in Georgia, was d/o John B. Waits and Mariam Cyempka, they married 1794 in Georgia. Mariam Cyempka, was full blood Cherokee Indian. I would love to know who Mariam Cyempka's parents were.

Thank You for the information you freely share on your website, and all of the hard work you have done researching the Cherokee people.

Jo Ann Crafton


 

Name: Sheryl Jensen <Cougar042561@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-10
Comments:
My Great-great Grandmother was Sarah Roxie Lumpkin, {her father was Bushrod Lumpkin} and she married James William Edwin Sampson. Their children was
1. Jessie Sampson
2.William Emmitt Sampson
3. Simpson Brenda Sampson
4. Ina Sally sampson
5. Mary Edwin Sampson
6. Mittie Grevil Sampson
7. Lilly Dee Sampson
8. Bonnie Leota Sampson
9. Roxie Nadie Sampson
10. Oliver Kelly Sampson
11.Lura Bell Sampson

William Emmitt Sampson married Lou Vinita Nally and their Children there were 9 or 10 children my grandmother was Cleo Sampson. Lura Bell Sampson Married Richard Taylor Harkey there were 7 children and My grandfather was Elvin Richard Harkey. Cleo Sampson and Elvin Richard Harkey had four children. Emmitt Richard Harkey is my father.


 

Name: Paul Lanier <aimeel@mindspring.com>
Date: 2003-08-08
Comments:
Just stumbled into this site. Its great. Looking for
Lanier/Tuck ancestors.

 

Name: Darla Torrence <steph@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-07
Comments:
Hi Don,
Hope you are doing well and have had a great summer vacation. I haven't done much research this summer. Hope
to get back into the swing of things in the fall. I have
found out a few things to update you. Jane Guests siblings
were John, Joseph, Susanna, Mary Roger, and Polly. Susanna
married a Wylie McDaniel. Martin signed for her marriage.
Martin Guest's last wife was a Jane McDaniel. Some of these
people's descendants are in our group. Harriet was not the
daughter of Martin Guest. How is the DNA study going?
Will try to send you more information in the fall. I got
my Western Cherokee card and blood was 3/16th. I am so proud.
Your friend,
Darla Torrence

 

Name: sarah jane jewell <sjewell@rtcol.com>
Date: 2003-08-04
Comments:
I am a member of Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee,i
am proud to finally be able to shout my native blood to the
world!
sarah(morningstar)jewell

 

Name: patricia mori <patmori1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-02
Comments:
my mother was told her father was 1/4 indian. his name was oscar sweatt. he died in alabama in 1930 6 months before the birth of my mother. my mom does not know very much about him. i really would like to find out his mother's name. his father was cc (christoper columbus) sweatt. i don't know if the indian is from her mom's side or dad's side.
 

Name: dar <dar541@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-28
Comments:
Enjoy your site
 

Name: Ze-ki-ro-cro Kitkehahki <kinderron@inet.hr>
Date: 2003-07-20
Comments:
Dear friends
-Blackfeet are the Plains Indians, Montana and Alberta.
-Croatan (Lumbee) are the same nation, maybee the Hatteras descendats.
-There were...Hooks and Backhooks Indians on the S.E., and the Roanoac, Nuntaly or Nuntaneuck, Managog and the others.

 

Name: DR. CHARLOTTE STINSON <ANNNR@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2003-07-15
Comments:
LOOKING FOR EATHLINDA RILEY PRICE-MARRIED GEORGE W. PRICE IN 1879 IN HENRY COUNTY ALA-PART CHEROKEE-NO KNOWLEDGE OF PARENTS-GOING TO RILEY REUNION JULY 19TH, 2003 IN OZARK TO SEE IF WE CAN FIND A CONNECTION. LISTED IN HENRY COUNTY CENSUS 1900. MOVED TO WINN PARISH LA IN 1904 WITH HUSBAND AND CHILDREN.
 

Name: Tina Hall <familylineage@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-11
Comments:
Hi cousin! Don't forget to save me one of those books! Write to me so I can have your CORRECT e-mail address please. I need to ask you to fix something on your submission to the WorldConnect on Rootsweb.

hugs!
Tina

 

Name: Irene Stafford <I.Stafford@att.net>
Date: 2003-07-09
Comments:
Your site is very interesting. I am a great-granddaughter of Martha Pile Slagle and Keelon Slagle. The granddaughter of Lavada Slagle Shoemaker. I have also seen your other sites on Harmons Cooper.
 

Name: Brenda Teems <Callylily55@msn.com>
Date: 2003-07-03
Comments:
I appreciate all the hard work you have done on your families genealogy.
I am researching Dabney Rains son Josiah his son Henry William. His daughter Comilla Pearl Rains was my grandmother.
Thanks,

 

Name: Sarah Jewell <sjewell@rtcol.com>
Date: 2003-07-02
Comments:
Great site, I Love reading all the messages
 

Name: Donna Stillwell-Chapman <nozysue58@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-07-01
Comments:
I think your site is interesting. My grandmother is Velma Sizemore. I'd like to know if u r saying that the Sizemores were Jews innstead of Indians?I was wanting to know how come some Sizemores had Roll#'s and the others didn't? There is so much in our history i didn't realize it so. I'd enjoyed your site.
Thank u
Donna

 

Name: Betty Sampson Nickles <bjunenok@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2003-06-24
Comments:
My Sampson/Lumpkin line is listed in your files with Ancestry.com. I'm still looking through everything and hoping to find more about my Cherokee bloodline. My grandfather Simpson Sampson didn't enroll when he was suppose to and was later regected. I'm hoping to find documents to prove my heritage.
 

Name: Katina Adams <muavecm@msn.com>
Date: 2003-06-13
Comments:
My husband is the grand son of Jesse F. Cooper, Jesse Father was James Vanzant Cooper, His Fathr was Thomas W. Cooper, his father was John C. Cooper, His Father was, George Cooper sr., His Father was Earl Cooper. That is just about all i know of this family could you help me in finding more about them.
 

Name: Jessie Cheek <MikeJessieCheek@cs.com>
Date: 2003-06-12
Comments:
I was interested to see your posting on rootsweb of Mary Ann Yates. Her daughter Harriet Yates Davis is, I think, an ancestor of my husband. I would like to correspond with you if you have the time. I have some Yates family names on notes left by my husband's grandmother, and I don't know who they are. Also she wrote that her father, George Washington Williams had a father named Mose Williams whose mother was a Patricia Flowers, and that George's maternal grandmother was a Polly Yates (Mary Ann Yates fits that description). Next to the note about Polly Yates was the notation, "Yankee Doodle song" Don't know what that means. Also it says she was a full-blooded Scotch. And how do Cherokee Indians on your web-site relate to this relative of ours. Several of my husband's ancestors proportedly married Cherokee indian women, but I haven't ever been able to prove anything.



 

Name: Bette L. May <BetteLM@ aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-12
Comments:

Thank you for all the information. I really enjoyed the site, keep up the good works.

 

Name: Janis Owens <janiseo@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-06-08
Comments:
I recommend you investigate the Troxel family of Wayne County, KY. I am descended through the Troxels, and they also have a Jewish-Indian connection, through Big Jake Troxel (who was Jewish) and Corn Blossom, Chief Doublehead's daughter. Little Jake Troxel was half Jewish, and the last of the fierce Cherokee warriors. There are many sites on the net regarding the Troxels. I'd love to do the DNA and prove it.
 

Name: sherrill (white willow) brown <white willow31534@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-08
Comments:
my gggrandmother was sarah lankford tanner, my ggrandmother was Matilda Lupina lankford Jewell, one of her dresses is in the Native American Museum in Tennessee. it is my understanding that i am a direct decendantof Osceola along with other Native Americans. we are still researching all of this. GGGgrandmother Sarah Tanner is listed on the Dawes Roll and also on the Guion Miller Roll. Another decendant Lillia White is on the Dawes Roll. I am really excited as i learn more and more of my native ancestory.
i am enjoying your website very much. thank you for making it available to everyone. When i lived in Dawsonville/Cumming area i was not so involved in learning of my ancestory, but in the past 3 years it has become a great comfort to me. I am so eager to learn all i can.

 

Name: sherrill (white willow) brown <white willow31534 @yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-08
Comments:
i would like to become a member of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee Indians. I will send my application and paperwork to you ASAP. I am enjoying the website links. thank you.
 

Name: Frankie M. (McDonald) Ormes <powf54@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-04
Comments:
I recently discovered your page, and found my grandfather listed in the "Samuel McDonald descendents" listing. My grandfather was Bailey Harvey McDonald. I would love to get any information that you may have to help obtain my family history. Thank you in advance.
Sincerely, Frankie M. (McDonald) Ormes

P.S. Bailey Harvey McDonald married Amanda Hildebrand (Heldebrand) in Randolph County, AL in 1867. He died in 1902 in Childersburg, AL. Member of Company D, 17th Alabama regiment volunteers; captured 1864 and released at the end of the Civil War.

 

Name: Beverly Foutch <Beverly15@MSN.com>
Date: 2003-06-04
Comments:
I have been tracing my family heritage and found that my grandmother on my father's side was Dora Blevins, born in Ashe County, North Carolina in 1885. My sister-in-law and I have been able to track quite a bit and found that Dora's father was full blood Cherokee. Thank you for publishing this information on the Cherokee Nation. I find it very interesting and would like to know a lot more about the people from which I came.I think my ggg grandmother was Lydia Sizemore daughter ofGeorge Edward Sizemore and Anna Elizabeth Hart. George was the son of Edward (Old Ned) Sizemore. I would very much like to establish the existance of our Cherokee lineage as there are also links with the Cherokee on my mother's side of the family as well.
 

Name: Beverly Foutch <Beverly15@MSN.com>
Date: 2003-06-04
Comments:
I have been tracing my family heritage and found that my grandmother on my father's side was Dora Blevins, born in Ashe County, North Carolina in 1885. My sister-in-law and I have been able to track quite a bit and found that Dora's father was full blood Cherokee. Thank you for publishing this information on the Cherokee Nation. I find it very interesting and would like to know a lot more about the people from which I came.
 

Name: Jimmie Cooper <jccoop@netzero.com>
Date: 2003-06-04
Comments:
Thack you for your Site.
Do you know how I would go about fineding out how much Inden blood that I have on my dads side of the family.

Jimmie Charles Cooper

 

Name: jimmie Cooper <jccoop@netzero.com>
Date: 2003-06-01
Comments:
Hi
 

Name: Jimmie Charles Cooper <jccoop@netzero.com>
Date: 2003-06-01
Comments:
Rwlative of William and Joseph Cooper of 1698.
The granson of James J Cooper.
The son of Luther Granville Cooper
Jimmie Charles Cooper

 

Name: Sharon Neuswanger <silver78too@charter.net>
Date: 2003-05-29
Comments:
Please help me. I found your site and the music played and my heart is most moved. Could it be that at last the family secret us found. My grandmother was Cordelia Cooper. She was proud of her Indian blood according to a relative I have recently found.All me life I have felt I was native American. I believe Samuel Cooper's wife was Elisabeth Ross. Their son was Newton Cooper. Elis. would have been born in 1788 in Tenn. I think. Their son Newton was born June 10, 1836 in Tennessee. My heart is racing a million miles an hour. I hope to hear from you soon. I pray the answer is yes. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and answer this. I pray we are related. I will share my line with you too. My family ended up in Idaho.
 

Name: jenny frey <purplepart@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-26
Comments:
Was trying to find out about Wiliam Cade born in1848. Trying to find out what clan i come from. Web site helpful in many ways. Thank you
 

Name: Delena Walls <garydelena@tds.net>
Date: 2003-05-25
Comments:
Just surfed in, enjoyed your site , haven't looked at all of it as yet. I am Registered member of western Cherokees in Oklahome. My Grandfather is on the Dawes roll, Also My two uncles and a lot of other ancestors. My linage goes back to Amatoya Moytoy abt.1640. to son, Old Hop. to his daughter Granny(sookie)Hopper that married my direct linage who is David Mc Daniel,a Scottish trader.David Mc Daniel's son was Alexander Mc Daniel. born in North Georgia.1868. his son was Alexander Mc Daniel.born inGeorgia in 1832. His son was Charley Henry born in 1879 in Oklahona. His son (my Father) born in Oklahona 1912. Iwas also born in Oklahoma. Iam tracing My linage, Iam very Proud of my Cherokee Heraitage. the more i read and learn I think my indian blood becomes stronger. thank you. Will I be able to Print off your web site for my own personal use for my genealogy Delena Walla
 

Name: Rev. Chuck Waibel <newworld@fedteldirect.net>
Date: 2003-05-22
Comments:
Osiyo! I was led to your site while searching for my own Cherokee ancestors. The family story is that my great grandfather, William(?) Radliff of Missouri was Cherokee. Other family names include Whitlow and Camel; they were known as spiritual folks, grannies, dowsers and such. Ojibwe, Lakota and Oneida elders have urged me to check this out.
 

Name: sharon busler (cooper) <sharonbusler@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-20
Comments:
descendent of isaac cooper, 1740, newberry district, S.C. and prudence (dunn) to
benjamin and ferribe (saunders) to
issac and abigail (thornburg) to
joel and narcissa (cutbirth) to
zachariah and cynthia ann (coburn) to
obediah and tressa (peacock) to
claud ethel cooper and leona (bigbee) to
claude leon and gwendoline (offord) to
sharon cooper

Looking for isaac's parents (possible William) and Prudence's parents (possibly Benjamin and Sarah).

 

Name: sharon busler (cooper) <sharonbusler@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-20
Comments:
descendent of isaac cooper, 1740, newberry district, S.C. and prudence (dunn) to
benjamin and ferribe (saunders) to
issac and abigail (thornburg) to
joel and narcissa (cutbirth) to
zachariah and cynthia ann (coburn) to
obediah and tressa (peacock) to
claud ethel cooper and leona (bigbee) to
claude leon and gwendoline (offord) to
sharon cooper

Looking for isaac's parents (possible William) and Prudence's parents (possibly Benjamin and Sarah).

 

Name: Kimberly Anne Landen <okepaku@nativestar.net>
Date: 2003-05-07
Comments:
correction on email is okepaku@nativestar.net not okepaku@nativestar.com sorry
 

Name: Kimberly Anne Landen <okepaku@nativestar.com>
Date: 2003-05-07
Comments:
It's summer college break so I burrowed a copy of "The Bear went Over the Mountain". I am enjoying.My G.Uncle is Albert Landen m.Bessie Mae Hart.Her parents Thomas Trammell Hart m.
Mary Iola Lanier.I 've a cousin by marriage Edwin E. Lanier m. Mary Cooper. Edwards parents are Lewis Hill Lanier & Wil-
helmina Oliver.I may be Donald Yates cousin by marriage.Sin
-ce cousins married cousins I am less than 1/16 Cherokee.

 

Name: elizabeth Shoun <liz4131@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-07
Comments:
Joseph Josiah White and Ida Hampton are my grandparents.
 

Name: patricia davis <cherokee414@mchsi.com>
Date: 2003-05-03
Comments:
great web site would like more info keep up the good work
have lot of into on cherokees in south ga
blessings to you and yours and may the creator bless us and our people

 

Name: eric askren <dougnwcf@telebyte.com>
Date: 2003-05-02
Comments:
i am trying to find my heritage.
 

Name: rick dawsey <rickdawsey@toolpro.com>
Date: 2003-05-02
Comments:
Greetings Cousin.

Rick Dawsey
Atlanta, GA
great, great grandson of Parmelia Prevatt

 

Name: Loretta J. Gilkey <lgilkey@intcon.nei>
Date: 2003-04-27
Comments:
A very interesting site, lot of information that is enjoyable to read !
 

Name: cynthia kruger <dyetribe@msn.com>
Date: 2003-04-27
Comments:
i am the mother of 5 children,the daughter of my mother whose family is of choctaw and hopi decent and mixed with french, the daughter of my father whose family is of cherokee decent and mixed with white. i am the only family member who has the desire to preserve the past link to our heritage to the children of our familys future. i am trying to teach my children and my grandchild about there heritage though books,songs,language,prayers,stories it has been hard since i am income limited and everything is quite pricey. i at one time tried to search for our ancestry but could not afford to continue. this is very important to me to teach them because if i do not it will be lost in my family.
 

Name: Amisa Yellowbird <redbirdwiley@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-24
Comments:
I have had an Mtdna test done, and I would like to know if you know of any Wileys,Weelys, Ozments, Hopsons, Messamores, RAys, Martins, Pools or anybody with the name of Ishmer within their names or as a last name. My grandmother's middle name was Ishmer. I am from Kentucky and most of my family is from Kentucky, Western area, Marshall County, Hopkins, Christian counties. Many are from Franklin County, Tennessee and one is from Cherokee County Georgia (John J. P. Wiley, who usually went by the name of Peter Wiley or Peter Weely). Thank you, Amisa
 

Name: Betty McDonald <Bettymc_99@Yahoo>
Date: 2003-04-21
Comments:
I was married to one of James Carlis Shankles children.
Hubert Franklin Shankles born l925. We were divorced in l95l. No children.

 

Name: Verneal Maze <mazed@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-04-20
Comments:
Your page is very nice. I'm researching my family name of Gregory. My dad was Luther Louis Gregory, His father was Shelby Gregory, son of Hayden{haden} Gregory, son of Mordecai Gregory, M: to Jane Burk. His father was Edward Gregory. Is it possible Dicey Burk Is the Jane Burk in my ancestry?
 

Name: Linda Rich Tey <LToney43@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-19
Comments:
Thanks,
My grandmother was Sallie Samples<Reams,Smith,her parents George Samples and Elizabeth Cooper dau. of Jackson {Jack} Cooper and Mary Ann Sizemore.

My Mother was Nell Reams,Rich.

I would like to know more about my Samples and Cooper. If you have any info on them ,I would appreciate it.

Thank you,
Linda Rich Toney

 

Name: tracy cooper hackman <tlclearspring@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-17
Comments:
I am a long way down the line Kentucky Cooper, with some ancestors listed in this site. It is fascinating and wonderful that I can see all this info in one place!! tracy cooper hackman
 

Name: donna slater <mawmaw2776@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-16
Comments:
We had spoken before and I found your info on Sephardic Jew.
My grandmother said she was Black Irish but not to tell people because she did not know what that was. I have seen her father written us as Black Dutch. His father, Joseph Palmore is on your family tree. He is descibed on his admission to Vidette Calvary as being dark complexion, black hair and black eyes. How do you test the DNA? I am almost convinced about the melungeon or Sephardic Jew.
The cousins are now becoming interested. Some of which taught with you at Georgia Southern!

Donna Richardson Slater

 

Name: Floyd Cooper <FCooper496@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-16
Comments:
will exchange info with you.
I have a copy of Chele Ward's Cooper and related family information.

 

Name: shirley gibson raines <shirleyr@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2003-04-12
Comments:
I very much enjoy reading all of your post on this and other sites.
 

Name: Susan Shryock <sshryock@gasou.edu>
Date: 2003-04-09
Comments:
Do you know of anyone in Statesboro or our area that is a registered member of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, OK?
 

Name: Lucille Chessmore <lchessmore@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-07
Comments:
I am interested in your information about the Cherokee Indians in Georgia. One of my ancestors was supposedly a Cherokee, but I have not been able to verify that.
 

Name: Andra Jacoby <gopheraj@fidnet.com>
Date: 2003-04-02
Comments:
Osiyo,
I am researching my g-grandfather, Andrew Jack Shoemaker, (Cherokee) born in May 1860 in Tennessee (maybe Chattanooga area) He was in Hopkins County TX in Oct 1886 when he married my g-grandmother and was on the 1900 Polk County ARK census with his family but went back to Hopkins County TX where my grandmother was born in 1902. He left his family around the time she was born and (we think) went to Oklahoma. I do not know his parents name only that he had (at least) one brother and his name was John and the name had been changed from Shoemake/Shumock. My grandmother and great uncle had the facial features of Stand Watie and was short in stature. My mother (in her younger years) looks like a man shown in the Cherokee Proud book, Eli Walker. My family page is at www.familytreemaker.com/users/j/a/c/Andra-M-Jacoby where there are pictures of them. Thank you for all the information you have on your site.

 

Name: Dennis Ray Hudgins <dhudgins1@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-04-02
Comments:
Would like to discuss translation of Iroquois word Nottoway meaning low river according to Canadian Iroq. translator. Virginia history incorrectly links it to Algonq. word Nadoway (beast, enemy etc). Wud like to discuss more on early Virginia Indian linguistics & their locations I have searched for in field arch. surveys mostly in SE VA. drh
 

Name: Rachel Sugrue <rsugrue@dca.state.ga.us>
Date: 2003-03-24
Comments:
Hey DPY,

Just wanted to drop a little note to say hi. I hope everything is well for you. I am working at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Cumulus Broadcasting, its a lot of stuff, but it's fun.

Have fun in the Boro'

Sincerely,

Rachel Sugrue

 

Name: Teresa Brandon Robinson <frobinson47@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-03-17
Comments:
My grandmother was Vesta Lula Sizemore Kirby. Her parents were Rev.Abraham B. Sizemore & Melissa McCarty Sizemore.( Buried Walker County Georgia). Abraham's parents were Allen Grant Sizemore & Sally Horton. Allen's father was Richard Sizemore.
Is there anyway I can be a part of the DNA testing?
Thank you for the wonderful site and hard work that you have done!
Teresa

 

Name: DEL HIESTAND <DELBERTHIESTAND@AOL.COM>
Date: 2003-03-17
Comments:
SIYO!
WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF TARLTON BLEVINS WHO MARRIED A TROXELL.TRYING TO FING OUT HIS CHILDREN AND WHO MARRIED ELIZABETH JANE BLEVINS,DAUGHTER OF RICHARD BLEVINS FROM MONROE CO,TENN. MY ANCESTOR,BENJAMIN TINKER MARRIED AN ELIZABETH????? IN EITHER MONROE OR MARION CO.,TENN. HE CONTINUED TO LIVE WITH OR NEAR OUR BLEVINS & COOPER FAMILIES
IN MARION COUNTY.TENN AND DEKALB COUNTY,ALA.
HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
ARE YOU PLANNING ON ATTENDING ANY POW-WOWS HERE IN ALABAMA?
DO NA DA GO HV II
DEL HIESTAND