Our Hood line (part Cherokee)has a very puzzling beginning in the late 1700's early 1800's in N,W Georgia and Later in I.T. (Muskogee, Co. Oklahoma), Polly (Polie) Blackwell (my wife's GGGG GrandMother), Had at least two husband's, Sunday (James ?) Downing, and an unknown Hood, there seems to have been three sons by Mr. Downing, James, Richard (Dick) and Tillman, only James survived to have descendants (wife's line). In some of the Miller App. it is stated that the Three son's of Mr. Downing taken there Mothers second husbands name. Mr. Downing is said to have a brother "Lewis". Mr. Hood and Polly Blackwell/Downing/Hood had four or five more children, Barrah (may be the same as John Hood the Old Settler # 117 ill.), John (the old settler),David and Catherine Hood. John is said to have died before the Civil War, and had no descendant's,(there is a list of relative's drawing his Old Settler money), Richard (Dick), Tillman, died some time after the Civil War, David Hood had two wives and lived a long life and had at least 11 children and many grand children, and not one of them listed (in Miler App.'s) what there G Grandfather Hood's first name was. Catherine Hood married Johnson Alberty and had many descendant's, they are my next project for this spring.This group seems to have come from N,W, Georgia, Talking Rock area of Pickens Co. If anyone has any information about this group i would like very much to here from you.
James or Jim Downing/Hood, Children are, John Hood b. abt 1855 I.T. Emma Hood/Filmore Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hood/Frazier Ella Hood/Bradshaw
Catherine Hood/Alberty Children are, Patsy Alberty/Palone/Dougherty/Miller Delilah Alberty/Williams Jashua Alberty George Alberty/Wife Elizabeth Faught Andrew Jackson Alberth/Wife Amanda Dibble Moses Alberty Mary Alberty Sarah Alberty John Alberty/Wife Emily Caly McDonald Martha Elizabeth Alberty/Reeves Archibald Alberty/Wife Julia Peake
David Hood/Nancy Davidson children are. William Hood Henry Hood/ wife Leacy Barratt Caroline Hood/Simmons Katie Hood/Benge Sallie Hood/McKenney Manirva Hood Martha Hood/Vann
David Hood/Gebecca Griffeth children are, Mary J Hood/Luke/Wells David Hood Jr./Wife Mary Roberts Lydia Hood/Tyner James (Jim) Hood/Wife Lillie Timmons Sallie M Hood/Dempsey Daisy Hood/Hill Ellis Hood John Hood Sterling P Hood/ Wife Helen Sarah Hughes