I am finding this extremely interesting and educational! My great grandmother (who I never met), Ruth Louise Allen talked about having Indian heritage, but we never received an actual family tree of ancestors except for her parents who were Sylvester Rufus Allen (or Rufus Sylvester Allen) and Faith Wilbur Ostrander. Sylvester was born on 04 May 1881 in Stem, Granville Co, NC (according to Mormon Database sources, but of course, you know how that goes). And died in 01 Jun 1960 in Portsmouth, VA (his wife died there, and according to some of my early studies I seemed to think he was born there, but I don't have solid evidence?).
I would love to somehow connect with this family because I have very little information, but I do know for a fact we are from Indian heritage.