Hi! I have been in touch with some of the Partains descendants of Mathew Benjamin Partain and Maranda or Miranda Catherine Grace. I believe Mathew Earl Brown gave me your name. I am descended from Connie Lee (Carrie) Partain who married Tobias J. Bailey.Vera Catherine Bailey Whitworth was my Mother, Connie's eldest child. Claudie Verba (Bob) and Velma are her two other daughters that lived to maturity.The Bailey family had choctaw Blood.I have traced the Bailey line back to the Revolution and am in the DAR then reversed it and then traced and did the extra work and got my CDIB in Choctaws.My Revolutionary ancester married a full blood choctaw lady.
I do not know if Partains had any Indian blood.Connie died when Mother was 10 years old so she did not know a lot about the Partains.Mother did say that she had a little choctaw, a little chickasaw and a little cherokee blood.I know where the choctaw and chickasaw blood is, so assume the Partains had cherokee blood.
I have researched over 30 years and the Partain line has just opened up.I am thrilled.I believe there are eleven children born to Mathew Benj. and Maranda and I knew of only five orsix and did not know who my great grandparents were (Mathew Benj. and Maranda). I would like to have your line to add to information just coming in.I believe you are Mathew Jenkins and Etta Heard Partain through Maggie Partain Brown.Mathew Earl gave me his line and a little more.
As I get this information under control I will share with you.