Re: John Pinckney Painter, b NC
I don't descend from Alfred either, but his brother, James Madison.
I've been trying to crack the code of their mother, Nancy.
It has always been said in my family that she married a Cherokee. I've not been able to prove nor disprove this.
I was looking to Alfred's Dawes application to see if he named his father. I haven't been successful as yet.