ITrying to verify the Native American heritage and any info you might have on the following: Alexander B. Thompkins Aliff marrried to Clementine "Tina" Gregory around 1832. The couple may have been called Tom or Thomas and Tina. His parents were William Aliff and Sophia Edwards. His siblings were: James Thomas Ballow Aliff, George Henry Jackson Aliff, George Henry Jackson Aliff, Joseph Napolen Bonaparte Aliff, Phillip Cicero Alliff and John Augustus Aliff (twns), Samuel Washington Aliff, Powhatan Carrington Aliff, Mary "Polly Aliff. A will filed in Amherst County, Va. lists William Lawhorn as bocoming guardian of Alexander T. Aliff on Aug. 16, 1847. The children of Tom and Tina were: Missouri Ann, Cicero (Sid), a boy 1853, a boy 1855, Gustavius Adolphus G., Mary Ellen, Mannie L. (or Nannie?), and William Bradly. A.B.T.Aliff was in the Civil War and was described as "5'7" tall, dark complexion, black hair, hazel eyes. Served with other Aliff men under General Jubal Early to stop Feds through Bedford/Lynchburg, Va (in battle on June 8, 1864). Were the Aliff's Native American?? I heard they were and the description fits: however, most Native Americans had been forced to leave Virginia due to the mistreatment of them during those times. Those that stayed behind, did so secretly. Virginia was extremely guilty of discrimination and even changed their birth certificates to list anyone they considered as 'non-White' to "colored". It is, therefore, very difficult to trace one's Native American heritage in Virginia. Peace to you all and thanks!