Re: Scrinber in Ten to Ark
Could your Nancy be the daughter of Redding Scribner and his wife Elizabeth Goodwin? Their youngest daughter, Jemima J., b. 1847 in Taney Co, MO, married my g-grandfather Aaron Calvin Morgan. The 1870 Census shows them in Independence Co., AR. Jemima d. when my grandfather was just a toddler, probely about 1873, and Aaron Calvin Morgan moved the family to Texas. He always said Jemima was Cherokee (but how much?. Jemima's next older sister, Elizabeth is shown in a photograph owned by her g-granddaughter, who lives in Ft. Worth. I have a copy. Elizabeth looks very Indian. The back of the photograph is inscribed with her name and says full-blood Cherokee. We think that is not true for we doubt that both Redding and his wife, Elizabeth Goodwin, were full-bloods, although either one may have been. I have tried for years to track down this Indian connection. Is from Redding or Elizabeth, and how much? Census data before 1850 shows Redding and Elizabeth with three daughters who do not appear on the 1850 Taney Co., MO, census, probably because they had married and left home or had died. The next three children were were males listed by their initials, and the last two children were girls also listed my initials. In 1860, Redding was in Denton Co. TX, with James Scribner, b. 1836, John M. or N. b. 1840, Elizabeth b. 1842, and my Jemima, b. 1847. Let me know if you think your Nancy may belong to this family.