Edward Fears b. 1838, married Mary Ellen Kennerly, b. Jan 19, 1842,d. Feb. 15,1916. Edward Fears was a full blooded Cherokee Indian. I think he was the son of Albert b. 1805 (KY), and Mary b. 1803 (KY).
Mary Ellen's parents were William C. & Mary McDowell Kennerly. Mary Ellen remarried after Edward's death to Martin Eckleberry.