I am also a great granddaughter of Sara Jane Winget. Rita's Great Uncle Johnnie is/was my grandfather. He said that maternal Grandfather was born in France, immigrated to the US, served in the Navy here and died in New Orleans of Yellow Fever. He mother is allegedly Native, but I have recently received a letter from Thea Weedman written by my Grandfather where he states "I don't think she had native blood", so I'm a little confuse too, I always heard that we were, and those stories in large part came from my grandfather.
If you know of any Wingets having a link to Indian blood, I'd like to know about it. I have found both the Winget and Littlejohn names on the Dawes Roles of the Cherokee Indians starting in the early to mid 1800's.