New here..sorta, been a few years. I'm from a Benson line that includes Oza Allen Benson, b. 1870, Ohio.
Curious as to the origins of the Cherokee ancestry that my father spoke of.(Oza Allen Benson, b. 1922 in Texas, what county?)He claimed he was an eighth Cherokee. Any other nfo along this line of inquiry would also be greatly appreciated.
Allen Benson (...no, he said that he learned to box because of his first name... so I got his middle name and my maternal grandfather's name, 'Bruce' for a middle name.
It seems that my father was big in Golden Gloves circles. He boxed in the Navy as a welter weight @ 145#. I was told that at one time he was the welter-weight champion of the 7th fleet.
I have numerous pics of his from when he was in the Navy (9 yrs. I believe)but I have no clue as to how to g about getting useful, military records and information concerning his deployments.
Through my mother's side I'm from a Robinson line that goes back to some deacon in Leiden, John Robinson I believe. If any of that is useful, please let me know.
Others in my family have compiled 11 - 12 generations into our tree.