I talked to Beth Cofield Beatty (Lonewolf) at some length earlier today.
She is down a line from John Allman Fly and his mother, Peggy (Allman) Fly. This is proven and generally accepted by the "strict constructionists" among us, who have not accepted the likelihood of my hypothesis that William Fly, (jr.) of the 1790 Census is the father here (and accordingly the husband of Margaret "Peggy" (Allman) Fly.)
I accept the fact that, for some reason or reasons that must seem good to them, they like Elisha (sr.) b. ca 1746 for the father here.I remain interested to learn what evidence makes this idea appealing to those who like THIS hypothesis.
But none of this affects what I'm suggesting here.Beth may turn up Indian information, but I don't think it will be involved with HER Fly line.We would ALL be interested if her investigations shed any light on the Indian connection, but the very fact of hypothesizing ELISHA (sr.) as Peggy's husband has the effect of "dynamiting" the hypothesis that reasonably allows ANY Indian-connection hypothesis with any real basis for believing it at THIS time and place.
In my hypothesis, Elisha (sr.)(in the 1790 Census) is the father of Elisha, jr. of the 1790 Census and John, b. 1772 and Jeremiah, b. ca. 1773/4.I have pursued to my complete satisfaction that those three were HALF Cherokee.I interviewed the GRANDSON of Jeremiah in 1961 (he being 96 years old at the time, but bright and alert.)I was friends with Rosalee (Fly ) Atkisson the great-granddaughter of "Rev." John Fly, b. 1772.She said that her grandfather, Capt. John was 1/4 Cherokee - POSITIVELY. "Rev." John Fly, HIS father was HALF.Elisha, jr. was THOUGHT to be FULLBLOOD Cherokee, so pronounced were his Indian features.
I BEG you few holdouts to grant the feasibility of my hypothesis until you can DISPROVE it.IT MAKES THE MOST SENSE.