Thank you for your quick response.I also got a response from Sandra Stephens which I gave a lengthy reply to.You can see my response to her post.Too long to put out there twice.
There is a ton of stuff out there, a lot to digest.I looked up John Burl's father first and am now going to look for what is out there on John Burl Harger.
I am very interested in finding out more about his second/third wife. Mary Eliza Miller, who is my Great Greatgrandmother.Our family story is that she was a Cherokee Indian.We have not been able to find anything to substantiate that as yet and I think it is possible that the history may have gotten confused since John Burl's 1st wife was a Choctaw Indian.
I will say that my grandmother and 3 of her children have a lot of Am. Indian Characteristics.My grandmother had very black hair and just a little grey when she died at age 83.My Aunt and my mother's oldest brother were both very dark complected with high cheek bones and very dark hair, so I do believe it is very likely that there is American Indian in our heritage, but I don't know if we will be able to find the connection.