Ahhhh, Thanks for the info. I had THOUGHT it might mean don't know, but wasn't sure. Unfortunately, we seem to have found the area she was born, who she was born to as far as her father - But her Mother seems to have never been in the picture. The 1 person that I can remotely link her to was fathered by a Talley, but her mother was Cherokee Indian. The tale goes that Sarah Elizabeth Talley's given name may have been Elizabeth Walkingstick Talley & she just appeared on the Talley Farm in Jefferson County AL at a young age. There was a woman, I think her last name was Deloach or Deroache, but at any rate, although she was THOUGHT to have been the mother, she was proven not to be the mother. Then, to top it all off, the Family Genealogists for the Talley Family Farm in Jefferson County, AL say that their William Talley is NOT her Father & that nobody knows where My Elizabeth came from or what her parentage is. They know OF her, but not where she came from or who she is & they claim adamantly that she is not of their Talley Line.
I don't know if I have the wrong Talley's in Jefferson County, AL or if, possibly, she was an orphan, OR even if maybe the Talley Father got an Indian woman pregnant, raised the child, but never claimed her legally as his child - It is a mystery & as you said, very frustrating. Thanks for your help!