Re: John Pinckney Painter, b NC
I have an Alfred Painter b ca 1830 in Rutherford Co., NC
who married Eliza Tidwell. Family tradition says Alfred was 1/2 Cherokee, and Eliza was full.
They are found on the Dawes Rolls in OK. Alfred as white, and Eliza as 1/2, so I don't know who is right.
I have Painter relatives in Dekalb Co. AL. as my g-grandfather, Andrew Painter, moved to Kaolin, Al, and already had relatives living there, I just don't know who they are.
I find it interesting that the names changed so much, as we believe that our line, Alfred's brother, James Madison, was passing as white in Fannin Co., GA.