I am searching for the ancestors of my ggg grandmother, Martha Jane Redman (Redden, Reddin, Redmon) -- b. 9/6/1821 in either NC, or TN. m. Sidney Henderson Thompson. One of their children was Rebecca Elizabeth Susan Thompson m. Ben Franklin Pearson.
Martha Jane was native american... (cherokee, chickasaw, or choctaw) and not wanting to be torn from her family as happened to so many natives who were married to whites did not register on any of the Indian rolls. Opting rather to claim her heritage as "black dutch". This may be the reason I have been unable to locate anything further about her.
If this should ring a bell with anyone, please contact me!