My name is Stephanie Cardin and Sarah Iler Chaney is my 3rd great-grandmother. I found your information on genforum. I am currently taking genealogy classes and studying the Ilers. I have had no luck with the Cherokee connection but have been told by my Grandmother that it is true (but we have no proof)
If you are willing, I would be interested in any information that you may have. I would also be happy to share any information that I have found.
I know that Sarah's parents were Henry Iler and Martha Wilson and have confirmed through their marriage license that Nicholas Wilson is Martha's father. I believe I have found a sister and brother-in-law for Martha (Leuraney/Lurana Wilson and Allen Cox). They were married in 1850 and are living with Nicholas Wilson and they are listed as neighbors of Henry and Martha Iler on the 1850 Census. I am working on getting a copy of the Cox marriage license.
Does anyone have anyfurther information? Thank you.