Re: Gilbert Family and Cherokee Indian
Joseph Gilbert "married" Susannah Hackworth who carried a direct indian line. This passed to their children in the Arkansas line who married into the Wages line also carrying a cherokee line from Isabella wife of William Wages. William married Susannah when his wife died and Joseph went off to new territory and died there. The later Wages boys all married women of indian descent. However, they all claimed to be white starting with Isabella and Susannah and have only acknowledged the ancestry when I began researching it a few yesrs ago.