Hoping to find information on the ancestry of Mary Nancy Spencer (a.k.a. Nancey Spencer) born in MO about 1839. Per census documents her father is listed as born in PA and mother in KY. She married William Stout on Aug 21, 1857 in Pike County, MO. Passed down family word indicated she was of Indian heritage.
I have found the cremated remains of her daughter and my g-g-grandmother (Mary A. Stout born abt. 1870 in Pike County, MO d. Oct. 28, 1928 in St. Louis, MO. (Her husbands included Archibald Scoggins, John Linden and lastly William Vaughn). I was told by an elder in my family (who has since passed away) that the family then knew she wanted an Indian burial and they thought cremation sufficed that request.
I would like to know what tribe of Indian her ancestors were so correct recognition and a proper ceremony can be performed with her remains.