I know your post is old but I've just found it and I am very interested in what you know about Lucretia. Her name was Lucretia Clementine de Valence and she was married to my ggggrandfather Christopher Wolf. He was from Virginia, according to Lucretia, and from what I understand from the censuses taken in Missouri, all the children were born before 1840 in some place other than Missouri, and that she always listed herself as "married", not widowed. I've often wondered what happened to Christopher; I thought maybe he went out to the gold fields, perhaps he got caught up in the Trail of Tears, or sent to a reservation.
You see, we have conjectured that Christopher was perhaps Cherokee, that Lucretia was Cherokee or part, and perhaps part French (there were a lot of trappers/traders in Tennessee in 1800); that they fled to Missouri ahead of the Trail of Tears where they hid their actual identity to avoid having the children taken away to Indian schools, or being deported to a reservation. As I said, this has only been conjecture, but my dad and his two sisters agreed in 1982 that four branches of the family are Cherokee.
My gggrandfather was Simeon Wolf, his son, Ernest Christ, was my great-grandfather, his son, Simeon Anderson, was my grandfather. We never learned anything of our Native roots because all my grandparents but one died before most of us were born. I believe my dad and his sisters knew, but were not brought up as Natives for their protection.
Please, if you should get this, I would appreciate knowing what you can share. Thanks so much for your assistance. I'm sorry to be so long finding your post, but perhaps we can be of assistance to each other. My dad has Alzheimer's and can no longer remember his past. My last aunt died last year and would not divulge her secret, saying some people were still ashamed of their family roots. I would very much like to be able to honor my ancestors.