Have obtained more info on my grandfather, JOHN RESS ALBERSON, born 22 April 1887 in Patroleum, IN. I now know that his father's name was Joshua. John is listed in the Wells County, IN record of WW1 draft registration, on the Rootsweb site, along with many others from that area. You can bring up that page by searching key word "John Ress Alberson"
John is the only one on the list who's race is not listed as white, which ties in with the native american connection I was searching for. Any input is welocme.