Can anyone add to this message or give me more info on this family? (1908) Brice Rutherford states under oath, he is the grandson of John Ables and Betsy Ables, cherokee indians, his mother and father died when he was young and he never learned very much about his grandparents, that .........., he passes as white in the community in which he now lives. John and Betsy Ables came to anderson county tn., about 1835-1836, lived there till abt. 1857, then went to hamiliton county tn. Sarah Rutherford age 84 made statement to notory public she had known bryson rutherford all his life, she is his aunt by marriage, knew his father and mother, also his grandparents. His mothers name before she married william rutherford was sarah ables, her father was john ables and her mother betsy, they came from cherokee nc.. After they moved to anderson county tn., and part of it changed to Union county, John and Betsy had 4-5 children, Polly, Sarah, Easter, Frank and Dave. letter dated june 25, 1909, from jack rutherford, to inform that brice rutherford has died.