Carol, We have always been told that my great grandmother (Sarah E. Melton) was part Indian, but we have no proof. I can't find no conclusive information on her or Austin McGee prior to their marriage in Wayne County, Tennessee in 1898. I am not sure who her parents were.
My grandmother (Bessie Morella Lard)first husband was William Richard Looney from Iron City, Lawrence County, Tennessee. Richard was born in 1892 and died 1922 and is buried in the Wade Cemetery in Iron City, Tennessee.