We are trying to learn the lineage of my husband's family. He has always been told that his Great Grand mother, Minnie was full blooded indian and his Great Grandfather, James William was also indian not sure if full blooded. My husbands Uncle Sikes told him a story long ago. Chief White Cloud was killed in a battle (he did not say with who the battle was with) his daughter survived by hiding in a hollow log.An irish family came upon her and took her in as one of their own.We know that the families were in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and just found a census that indicates possibly Virginia. Here is what I know so far in searching: His father is Ira Smith Jr. born in Grand Haven, Michigan
His Grand father was IRA SMITH SR born January 25, 1920 in Lauderdale Co.
His Great Grandfather was JAMES WILLIAM SMITH (birthdate unknown) His Great grandmother was MINNIE M. TRIPP born April 10, 1891 in Tennessee.
They married May 13, 1914 (I have copy of marriage license)
They had 5 children.Two past on and we are not sure what from.Her surviving children were DUB, SIKE AND IRA.
Minnie died when she was 36 years old.Cause of death unknown.June 4, 1926 in Ripley Tennessee.(have copies of funeral records)
Minnie had a sister, Nellie that was 4 years younger
Her parents were WILLIAM J. TRIPP and her mother was LEONA WEAVER. William J. Tripp was born November 26, 1967 in Tenessee Died February 1940 in Tennessee. Liona was born in 1873 and died when Minnie was 6 years old. She died in 1897 in Tennessee.
MY INFO FOR LIONA ENDS HERE
William J. Tripps father was GOERGE WILLIAM TRIPP, born in Missouri Sons were William James, Goerge possibly Nuton and Sally.Figured this out through a census
WILLIAM J. MOTHER WAS DELLA?
MY INFO FOR WILLIAM J. TRIPP ENDS HERE
Any help would be appreciated.My father n law had a major stroke years ago and is unable to speak so it has been a challenge.Sikes has past on and he knew the most.He had done research but came up against a wall because he said that documents were destroyed in a fire.