Interestingly enough,my mother said that she thought we had a full blooded Cherokee Indian in our line.
She told me she thought Mathilda's mother was Nancy Triplett (found one married to a Charles McKinney .. who had 7 wives and 48 kids)
There is some feeling (unconfirmed) that Alney's father was an Arther (Auther,Arter) McFalls who had 3 "wives" , one of which was a full blooded Cherokee named Teek,I believe there are posts from that line in this forum (Brockmeier) . Another of this Arthur's wives was a Emzey Hollifield ... a possibility of being Alney's mom.
My mother seemed to think that a Barbara Holywood was Alney's mom ... haven't found anything about her ... but Holywood and Hollifield are similar ??????
I have seen one other set of information that says his mom was Barbara Holywood and father was a Winfield McFalls.Found nothing there either.That info I think came from the daughter of a cousin of mine (he was killed in Korea) whose g-mother was my father's sister and the last of William Julius' children by Mary Coffman alive.
Alney is an elusive guy, many alias, states, ....any leads would be appreciated.