My dad is on the Choctaw rolls, though I believe our family actually has more Cherokee than Choctaw in us. What we have is pretty well mixed with the Irish and German and whatever else is in us, though. Anyway, my grandfather, William Haskell Allen was the son of Cora Elizabeth Ward, through whom we trace our line back to Nancy (Nan ye hi) Ward of the Cherokee tribe. Sadly, I don't know anything about the Allen side of the family beyond my grandfather. I'd love to find out more, but I think my dad's told me about as much as he knows.