2 Replies Latest reply on May 27, 2021 11:05 PM by Miles Miller

    Searching for Native American Family Tree Members

    Stephanie Carnes Olsen Newbie

       

      Good Morning!

       

      I am on the hunt for members of my family that may be Native American.  My 2nd Great Grandmother migrated to Oklahoma Territory about 1900 with her husband and family.  According to family legend, she was of Native American descent.  Her name was Tennessee Powell.  She married William Henry Sherrod about 1860.  Her grave marker in Oklahoma states her birth year was 1846 but the family bible states 1842. I believe her father was James Powell.

       

      I understand that some Native Americans were listed as White on the censuses (which isn't confusing AT all!).  I also am aware that the Oklahoma territory was opened to anyone to settle after they were populated from the Native American Migration.  They migrated to Marlow which is in Stephens County which is Chickasaw Territory (?).

       

      Any ideas of where to look or how to look would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Stephanie