Re: Michael Tingler and Emeline Rebecca Bradford, Craig Co., VA
Wanda, My grandfather had an Uncle marry a Spears in Blount county Tennessee. He was David J. Goodwin and he married Mary J. Spears. She was the daughther of Drury Spears and Drury was the son of Robert Spears from North Carolina. The Spears were Cherokee and Robert Spears fought in the Creek War with Andrew Jackson. David and Mary went to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. They are the parents of the Goodwin families in the Cherokee Nation. Of course there are other Goodwins in the Cherokee Nationnot from David and Mary. I am communicating with Cheryl Spears to see if we are cousins. David and Mary were married in the late 1800's.