My intent was this:
In a previous post, a user had posted that in 1896 Clemeth Abercrombie had stated that he did not remember his grandmother's name but recalled that she was "a dutch".
I was attempting in my post to support your claim to Native American ancestry by proposing Clemeth Abercrombie's statement in 1896 might actually support this claim.
I did, however, take note of the fact that the Peck family which intermarried with the Abercrombie family in later generations, and which had, co-incidentally, formerly spelled their name "Beck", were of German or Deutsch descent.If Mary Ann Beck were a member of this family, it might again allign your claim with the 1896 Clemeth Abercrombie statement.
Another point, as I understand it, the children of a Cherokee woman and a white man were Cherokee in the eyes of her people, and the children of a white woman and a Cherokee man were white.Fractions of racial ancestry, (fullblood, halfblood, quatroon)were a European construct.People were either Cherokee or they weren't.Of course I could be mistaken, but I believe that this again could support your claim that Mary Ann Beck was Cherokee, even though she had a German name.
As you are much better informed than the rest of us, please reveal the source of your information.Have you found a will, a deed, a family bible, a correspondence, a marriage record, a church record, or any other documentation that would put to rest the question as to whether Mary Ann was a Beck, a Williams, a Leigh, or possibly all three?
The only relevence my post would have to any of your posts would be in the context of a continued search.You had presented a scenario, and another individual had posted a possibly supporting statement, which appeared to have gone unrecognized as such in previous posts, and in my post, I attempted to build upon previous posts with what I know, in order to present a possible line of study that might prove fruitful.
The fact that one (anyone) believes one is correct does not in any way confirm or negate the validity of said belief.