The family begins in TN., KY, NC etc. with the Buttram Clan from William Buttram I and down through my Grandfather John William Loren Buttram. In the Buttram clan were some Mahan's by Marriage and some Welch's by Marriage. The Welch line and the Mahan line were Cherokee but, with no card or roll numbers that we know about.
William Welch born in NC 1778 married Martha a full blood cherokee born in TN. in 1779 they married in NC and went aback to TN and lived with her parents so we think but no documentation of such. They moved to Indiana in 1822-1825 before the trail of Tears. so we do not have the family name of Martha other than her married name. William was aborn in NC and his father was Walter Welch born 1762 and married to a Cherokee woman name is unknown to the family. William and Martha had 10 or 11 children, the last being my ggggrandmother Sarah Ann Welch born 2-12-1827 and she married John Mahan born 1826 they moved to the ozarks, thornfield Mo and lived there all of their lives and are buried there. My cousin lives on the old homestead in a house that he built on part of the old foundation. This is where the Mahan's come into the picture. they had a daughjter named mary malinda matilda mahan /buttram, who was my gggrandmother, she was born in 1850 and died in muskogee okla in 1915. my mother was a buttram and i am married to a herrington and live in muskogee okla.