My/our (Alder) family history, as handed down verbally generation by generation, indicates that were are of Native American decent - which I believe given the pictures of my descendants.
I believe that I have connected the proverbial ancestral dots, but could use assistance in making a connection.
My research, to this point, indicates
"The summer after the treaty, while living on Big Darby. Lucas Sullivant made his appearance in that region surveying land, and soon became on terms of intimacy with (Johnathon)Alder, who related to him a history of his life, and Sullivant generously gave him the piece of land on which he dwelt ; but there being some little difficulty about the title, Alder did not contest, and subsequently lost it. According to Mrs. Sarah 'Norton, an early settler yet living, who is the daughter of Daniel Taylor, deceased.
Barshaw had two children when Alder took her for his wife, viz.. Sarah and John.
Mrs. Norton says that she often played with them ere Alder and his wife parted. She also says that the squaw thought a Great deal of Jonathan, and was afraid that he would leave her and marry a white woman, which fears were subsequently realized.
During his stay with Barshaw, she bore him (Johnathon Alder) two children. both of whom died in infancy, and this they believed was a manifestation of displeasure by the Great Spirit at the intermarriage of the two races. This, with other causes, finally led to a separation."
(The quote above comes from a document called:
HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY. - 271
PIONEERS PRIOR TO 1800-JONATHAN ALDER BENJAMIN SPRINGER - OSBORN- JAMES AND JOSHUA EWING-DAVID MITCHELL-OTHER SET- TLERS- MICHAEL JOHNSON-WILLIAM LAPIN- JAMES AND WILL- IAM HEWEY -DAVID MARTIN - WILLIAM ALKIRE.