Hi. I am looking for any info on a woman named Elizabeth Rigney born 1803. Various records list her as a Cherokee, a quadroon,a mixed blood Cherokee and another as a white girl taken captive by Cherokee and rescued by the man who became her husband, Austin Hackworth born 1793. All of this happened in & around N.E. Alabama/Sequatchie Valley area of Tennessee. There is a lot of conflicting info. What's odd, is that Austin's father Augustine, seems to have spent a lot of his life fighting Indians. I believe Eliz. & Austin were married around the time of Seminole War, so I thought there may be connection. Elizabeth's parents are listed as John Rigney & Catherine Huffman. Also- has anyone ever heard of a group of people called Melungeons?