I am researching our Family from VA in the early 1700's.Thomas or Tom Hilton was found in Lunenburg and then over into Rowan Co. NC. Some of our Cherokee applications say we married into the Mabe and Hooker families in the area of Stokes NC.Others of Daniels family were in Roane County TN.Abraham Hilton that married Charity Owl was in Cherokee Territory in Georgia. All of our families Cherokee Applications to the Guion Miller comes from these places. There are a couple of more that we have no sure connect to our family yet.
Tom had several kids and some ended up in the Cherokee Nation in TN and GA.Daniel S. Helton b. 1788 Emigrated West with a group of Cherokees in 1829 and Sister Ruth Hilton married into the Cherokee family of Matoy and Emigrated in 1834.
Our family told about having relatives in KY and actually lived in Leslie Co. in the early 1900's after my grandfather came back from WW1. Grandpa's words were, "Boy you got more family in KY than you can shake a stick at."
We have found a descendant of Daniel Hilton's in Webster Co. KY by the name of Thomas Helton.Son of Jefferson Helton and Emiline Hampton. Then in the Crittenden area are other family members that married into the Goins family by the name of Goins and Slaughter.I suspect there are more there living in Ky that we don't know.
Our DNA is Native American and not European.Straight back on the Y search which means an unbroken line of Native American fathers all the way back until the time America was inhabited by Native American peoples.
Asking for help with our Helton/Hilton family.Thank you in advance.If you run across any Helton information let me know and I will post it on the Helton gen forum.Thank You.