Hi Nancy, I agree with you 100%. The Chief John Ross that was part of the Trail of Tears was a learned man.He was 1/8? Cherokee. That is not unusual to find mixed blood in Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation. This John Ross took many delegations to Washington in an attempt to stop the removal plan.It is possible that he had a son named John Ross. I do not know.
The exChief John Ross has to be someone else.I am not great at math, but this John Ross would have been born around 1829 give or take a few years.Has anyone found him on a census roll anywhere?He could be listed in the Cherokee by Blood books, which I do not have.Actually, when you think about this possible birth date, he would have been a child when Jeremiah Fly went through Arkansas.
I appreciate your message.I am going to post some important health information that comes through our NA ancestors.Please read it.If you have anyone in your family that has weird symptoms I will gladly send them all the research I have on the problem.
I hope someone has access to some records that might show who this man is.I will check around internet and see if anyone knows. Joyce
I do not know if the Sooters were NA's or not.I would not think so since they filed the claim using their grandfather, Jeremiah Fly.Perhaps Jack Fly can give some input here.