Re: John Pinckney Painter, b NC
My gg-grandfather, Barney Painter, looks just like a Sioux Indian. His son, Andrew, looks more Cheorkee, and my grandfather looks like everyone else on the reservation.
So if looks are any indicator, there is a lot of native blood in my group.
My dad looked like his mother, and I look like my dad. The Cherokee would never believe me based on looks.
On the Dawes, Afred is listed as white, his wife, Eliza Tidwell was 1/2 Cherokee.
Some times I wonder if James and Alfred didn't have different fathers.