Trail of Tears Map

Trail of Tears Roll

Trail of Tears Map
Trail of Tears Map
Depicts the routes taken by each of the five civilized tribes.

The Trail of Tears Roll is the name given by researchers to two different lists, both individually important, which provide an early glimpse into the Cherokees who went west in the early 1830’s. Lending to the confusion is the fact that both lists were created in 1835.


Topics:
Cherokee, History, Roll,

Collection:
AccessGenealogy.com Native American Rolls.

75 thoughts on “Trail of Tears Roll”

  1. Hello, I’m trying to trace my family’s roots on my dad’s side past my great-great grandmother. It was said she was a young child who was either orphaned or separated from family during the trail of tears. I believe the slaves that she worked with named her “Malinda” as she did not speak English and did not know her name. She was enslaved by a Franklin County, MO farmer. We believe she was born around 1820 possibly in North Carolina or Kentucky. I’m wondering if there was a list of orphaned children or a list of missing children during the “removal”.

    Malinda married Charles Wilson (freedman), had 5 children, was sold with her 5 children (Franklin County, MO), and died in 1873 in St. Louis, MO.

    Thanks for any help/direction,
    Shontel

  2. I am researching Polly Ann Rainwater, spouse of William Oscar Fowler. Family stories state that she was Cherokee and participated in the Trail of Tears. I appreciate any information available.

    1. I have several names in my family tree.I am chickasaw and choctaw and I wanted to know if you can help me find out something.My greatgranmother was named Anna Mosely and Anna’s mother was name Sarah Moslely and Sarah’s mother was named was Louisa Hillhouse and Jefferson Hillhouse. Any information is a big help thank you.

      1. Dates would be really helpful to close in on time frames. I put her info in and she is not coming up. Can you provide any closer time frames?

        Thank you,
        Rhonda

    2. Dates would be really helpful to close in on time frames. I put her info in and she is not coming up. Can you provide any closer time frames?

      Thank you,
      Rhonda

  3. Thomas Hatfield Jr

    I have traced a great grandparent relative, who was the cousin of a indian chief of the Montaukett tribe of Long island., NY; He also had tribal lineage with the Shinnecock, and Matinecock tribes, who’re located on Long island., NY
    Doing a family genealogy, is how you will find and discover about your native american roots. Should anyone, have a relative from the early 1800’s or mid 1800’s there’s a strong possibility that you and your family have native indian roots.
    I have traced one of my great great grandparents, from 1832 on my father’s side. I think my family’s tribe are the Shinnecock tribal nation, of Long island., NY

    1. I have traced my family to the one ( Meigs) who married Chief Ross’s daughter, Jenni .
      I’m extremely interested in everything I can find out!

  4. Shirley (Owens) Seals

    My grandparents were from Arkansas and moved to Oklahoma. Grandmother names was Martha Matilda (Bowman)Owens & grandfathers name was Calvin Lee Owens. Our family has always been told we have Cherokee & Osage Indian in our blood. I had a DNA test done & did not show any. Would like to find out for sure. If anyone has information to help me I would appreciate it.

    1. My GGgrandparents also from Ark moved to Ok. GGgrandmother was Caroline(a) aka Cally Owens. Any connections tp your family? I am un unable to find her. She married James Wesley Smith(native american?) ty

  5. Deanna McIntyre

    I have been researching a lady named Sarah Harriet Gortney, born 1810 in South Carolina, married Jeffrey Washington Beck in 1830 in Rome, Georgia. He was born in Pendleton, South Carolina. He died in 1860 in Etowah, Cherokee, Georgia from what I could learn. The family of Sarah believe that she died on Jul 3, 1891 on the Penobscot Indian Reservation near Old Town, Maine. They believe she “escaped” the Trail of Tears and fled to Maine. I could find no record of her parents or any siblings she might have had. Do your have any information on her? Would love to hear from you!

    1. Deanna McIntyre

      Regarding Sarah Harriet Gortney…I did find her parents. Their names are William Gortney and Sherry Ann Burdeshaw. I found out that 2 of Sarah’s children were residing in Illinois during the 1870 Census and wondered if she could have possibly gone to live near them after her husband, Jeffrey W. Beck, passed away in 1860. I am from Maine and the stories of her going to Maine and dying there when at least 2 of her children are in Illinois seems strange to me. I would love to know if anyone has proof that she died on the Penobscot Reservation in Old Town, Maine.

  6. I am looking for any information on Morning Star. David Vance, born 1798, my GGGG Granddad went to NC and brought Morning Star, a Cherokee Indian, back to TN and they had four children. My cousin had said they had a ceremony but the white man would not accept it. I grew up about Morning Star and David Vance and stories about them. But I can not find any information on her. I went to NC and they said they didn’t keep records on the Indians that far back. She lived with her people on Little Rock Creek, NC in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it.

    1. Here is some information to help get you going:
      David Vance I
      1788–Deceased • LYQQ-LZZ ​​
      No Marriage Events
      Morning Star
      Deceased • LT46-G5T
      David Vance II
      Birth
      1816 Carter, Tennessee, United States
      Death
      1886 Caney Ridge, Dickenson, Virginia, United States

  7. Looking for descendants of the Bass family Emily Sue America she was on the trail of tears as a child if any information please leave a comment only serious comments please this is no joking matter.

  8. Hello,
    I am looking for information on my great grandma, Nora Mae Gorman. She was born in vermillion county Ill. on March 11 1882 .She also went by Sylvia Gorman. She married Albert Jesse Lanham and had several children including my grandpa (Alfred Andrew Lanham) . When Albert passed away she married a Robert (bob) Reynolds who made her put her children in an orphanage in Ill somewhere .Then she had more children with Reynolds.
    My grandpa always said that Nora was born on a Cherokee reservation and that her mother Jane Henshaw was full blooded Cherokee. I know of one sister of Nora who is Jane Hathaway. My grandpa was born in In Indianola Ill. in 1909.He also ran away from the orphanage.When Reynolds passed away my grandpa brought her back to Indiana where he was living, which they both resided till passing.I would love to more about my great grandma and my great great grandma and their Indian names and tribe.

  9. Susan Young,

    Hello, I am looking for my great grandmas Cherokee heritage, Her name is Nora Mae Gorman .Also went by Sylvia Gorman. Born March 11 1882 Was told her mother was Jane Henshaw, I know of one sister who is Jane Hathaway. Nora married Albert Jesse Lanham ,They had Alfred Andrew Lanham (my grandpa) and other brothers and sisters. When Albert passed she married a Robert Reynolds who made her put her kids in an orphanage. Then she had children by Reynolds. Grandpa said that his mother was born on a reservation in Illinois in vermillion county, He said that he was born in Indianola Ill. I had been searching and cannot find anything on her or her mother Jane. Would love to know her Indian name and what tribe she is from .

  10. Hi , My name is Susan Young,,,,,, My grandpa is Alfred Andrew Lanham , His mother is Nora Mae (Sylvia) Gorman. Grandpa told us that she lived on a reservation in vermillion county Illinois, Cherokee, She had married a Albert Jesse Lanham and then a Robert Reynolds. Her mother I was told was named Jane Henshaw, Gorman , married William Gorman , which he said that jane was full blooded Cherokee my. I know of one sister to Nora who is Jane Hathaway.Please help me find my indian ancestors.

  11. I am trying to find information about one of my relatives who is said to have been assistance to the Cherokee during the Trail of Tears. He would have been named Cox. Perhaps Thomas Mason Cox.

    Thank you for any information you may have.

  12. hello i am trying to trace my family tree , my grandmother told me that my my great grandfather is Stand Watie. Anyone wiling to help me any resources to locate the family tree . I would be so grateful

  13. Looking for information on Mary Amanda Berry born around 1818. Married William Tilley in 1835. Lot’s of family say she was 100% Cherokee but no one knows who her parents were or anything? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

  14. I’m looking for any info on James Russell Ivie and his Cherokee Heritage. He was born in Georgia in the early 1800s.

  15. HI – I’m looking for Indian heritage in Muskogee Oklahoma. My grandparents were Benjamin and Jesse (Stanfield) Stroud. As we have inherited mineral rights for their land and it is on Indian land, (per the Federal Land Management Bureau), I do believe the trail is there- I am just struggling to find it. My great, great grandparents were John P and Penelope (White) Stroud. Penelope definitely appears to have Native American roots, (found a picture of them on Ancestory). If anyone could provide direction or guidance- it would be most SINCERELY appreciated! Thank you so much!

  16. Looking for information on my great, great grandmother Lucinda Gulliam Father was a suppose to be a Chief on Trail of Tears…
    Thank you

  17. Mary Lee VoleY

    I am looking for anyone who may have information on John Wesley Green or Susan Pickle Green Lann. My great great grandparents. I am told that John Wesley Green is full blooded Chetokee and Susan Pickle Green Lann is 7/8 Cherokee. I am at a loss at this point. I have a photo of Susan but not on John. Please let me know if you have any information. Thank you.

    1. I’m looking for information about Henry Green and his full blood Cherokee wife, Clara Emma Bear ( Green) I don’t have any info on Henry , except the year he was born and died, and I wonder if he was Cherokee also. They would be my 4th great grandparents.

      1. Deborah Kay [Green Carrington

        Susan Jones …I am also a GGGGgrandchild in Oklahoma looking for the same information. I would love to exchange information that is already charted in our files.

  18. Rachael Youngman

    I am looking for any Coley and/or Cannard/Canard/Kinnard, Choctaw from Mississippi. I can share first names as well but all names I have are from when they already had arrived in Indian Territory after the Trail of Tears. Help is certainly appreciated. Yakoke!

    1. Barbara Brusatori

      I am looking for information on the Canards. David Allen Canard who married a Lyddia Bundy & had a daughter named Sarah J. zCanard who married a James M Clay & had a daughter named Mintie Clay 2 husband was William Forhand lived in Arkansas

  19. My great-grandmother was from Virginia and was Cherokee. Her name was Lucianna Glass after she married my great grandfather Edward Glass. They had a son named Henry Glass who married Dorothy Segar and lived in Toledo Ohio. I would love any information that you could give me on Lucianna, including what clan she belonged to. Thanks so much!

  20. My heart is breaking, trying to find my true Indian relation. My 3rd great grandfather, Eugene R. Brown married Ella Winn, she is supposed to be, according to my relatives, half Potawatomi. I have done the ancestry thing, her father was Eli Winn. Her mother was Sobrina Winn. Eli, on records show him as being white. So I dug deeper. Sobrina’s maiden name was Hendricks. Now, I have family photos of my 2nd and 3rd great grandmothers, and yes they do resemble Indian. The rest of the Browns shunned Eugene because he married an Indian. Talk was one of my Great Grandfathers was full blooded Potawatomi, and he died on the trail of courage and is buried in an unmarked grave somewhere. Is it possible, Sobrina was adopted so she wasn’t forced on the trail? I’m stumped, and will talk with my Fulton county, Indiana historian.

  21. In Oklahoma in search of any information on my 5th great grandmother, Co-Sho-Hock-Ty (possibly Jefferson), my 5th great grandfather, Ibah-Fon-Quah-Tubby Perry (Choctaw ball player for old nation), my 4th great Chickasaw grandmother, Fuletike, and my 4th great Chickasaw grandfather, King/Chief Schicktokike also known as Lewis/Luis Johnson, his father was Solomon Johnson.

  22. In search of Cornelius Hart information. Born 1789??? Died before 1840. Wife Elsa or Elsie Beams , Robuck, Hart, Walker. Said to be a wife man and one of the first settlers of Indian Territory Choctaw County. Their son was my 5 th great grandfather. It is said the he died when his horse got spooked while he was working for the government making a delivery. I can’t find anything about his family or where he comes from. Can anyone help?

    1. Hi, not sure if you are still looking for this information or not, but here is what I find on your family, who happens to be related to my husbands family. Hopefully, this is the correct info.
      Good luck,
      Rhonda

      Name
      Elsie Little Blue Hen Beams
      Sex
      Female
      Birth
      October 1800
      Yazoo, Neshoba, Mississippi, United States

      Death
      1865
      Doaksville, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States

      Burial
      1865
      Hart- Walker Cemetery, Soper, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States

      Birth Name
      Ailsey ” Alice” Beams
      Birth Name
      Ailsey ( Alice) Beams
      Birth Name
      Elsie Little Blue Hen Beams

      Ezekial Roebuck
      1800–1832 • L6L7-TX5
      Elsie Little Blue Hen Beams
      1800–1865 • LWYX-1B6
      Marriage: 1815
      , Yazoo, Mississippi
      William G. Roebuck
      1820–1885 • LH34-P9S
      • • Benjamin Franklin Roebuck
      1822–1886 • KP3R-LH6
      • • Anna Roebuck
      1830–Deceased • MBRB-N83

      William T Beams
      1780–1831 • KVG3-686
      Hettie Folsom
      1782–1831 • L6L7-Y7D
      Marriage: 1799
      Yazoo, Neshoba, Mississippi, United States
      1. Elsie Little Blue Hen Beams
      1800–1865 • LWYX-1B6
      • • Jensie Beams
      1820–Deceased • 9F3B-G2B
      • • Unknown Beams
      Deceased • LJRK-MB9
      • • Unknown Beams
      Deceased • LJRK-SYF

      Cornelius Hart
      1812 – 1840 • MBRB-HJS
      Name
      Cornelius Hart
      Sex
      Male
      Birth
      Abt 1812
      Oklahoma

      Cornelius Hart
      1812–1840 • MBRB-HJS ​
      Elsie Little Blue Hen Beams
      1800–1865 • LWYX-1B6 ​
      Ezekial Roebuck
      1800 – 1832 • L6L7-TX5 ​

      Name
      Ezekial Roebuck
      Sex
      Male
      Birth
      1800
      Honey Island, Humphreys, Mississippi, United States
      Christening
      Add
      Death
      1832
      Quachita River, Trail of Tears, Arkansas, United States
      Alternate Name
      Birth Name
      Ezekial Honey King Roebuck
      Birth Name
      Ezekial Honey King Roebuck

      Ezekial Roebuck
      1800–1832 • L6L7-TX5 ​
      Elsie Little Blue Hen Beams
      1800–1865 • LWYX-1B6 ​

      Marriage: 1815

      , Yazoo, Mississippi

      William G. Roebuck
      1820–1885 • LH34-P9S ​

      Benjamin Franklin Roebuck
      1822–1886 • KP3R-LH6 ​
      Anna Roebuck
      1830–Deceased • MBRB-N83 ​

      Ezekiel Roebuck
      1755–1830 • KN8G-6SW ​
      Choctaw Women
      1780–Deceased • LHG8-LK9 ​

      No Marriage Events

      Ezekial Roebuck
      1800–1832 • L6L7-TX5 ​

      1. Just scrolled down the names above. My family is directly related to the beams family. Trying to track down any kin still alive on reservations.
        I just want to know more about little blue hen.

        My mother is Melanie beams daughter of James w beams

      2. I’ve been trying to find information on my GREAT grandmother who was named Mossie Dever/Deavers. We were told all the time of growing up that she was full blood Osage! I was also told that my grandfather was half Cherokee! Any and all information would be very appreciated! Thank you!

    1. Paul Jason Roberts

      I been told on my father’s father side. Have native American Indian. I have built a family geneanolgy / tree. To try and locate any possible native American Indian. My grandfathers last name was Roberts.
      His mothers last name was crose.
      May you help me locate? Please?

      As well, I been told on my mother’s mom and dad side. Both have native American Indian. I already located the native American Indian on her father side. But I’m having trouble locating native American Indian on her mother side.
      3 names to place the name. Erwin, Lynn, and sokeland.
      Appreciate your help.

  23. I have always been told that my great Grandmother was full blood Cherokee. I have been trying to find out more information on her but I have come to a block. Her name was Sarah Elizabeth Sanders Boling , born in 1853 died in 1923. Father listed as Milton White Sanders and Mother and 1st wife of Milton was Sarah Sallie Richards born 1814 died 1850. They were originally from NC and moved to Kentucky. Odd thing is Sarah Elizabeth is listed as being born in 1853 which is 3 years after her listed mother who is said to have died in 1850. Please help me if possible. We have been told that Sarah Elizabeth was adopted and took on the name Sanders. This could explain a lot. Also, I caneed not find parents for Sarah Sallie Richards.

    1. Hi,
      Is this the information that you were looking for by chance?
      Sarah Sallie Richards parents and siblings:
      Thomas Richards
      1778–1850 • LC26-P4Q ​
      Malinda Marlow
      1779–1853 • LJ5M-3WS ​

      No Marriage Events

      Elizabeth Malinda Richards
      1799–1895 • LC2D-DTC ​

      William Richards
      1807–1854 • L2RP-CTY ​
      William Richards
      1807–Deceased • MCTR-1ZL ​
      Thomas Richards
      1810–1881 • KL7H-BR5 ​
      Sarah Sallie Richards
      1814–1850 • LC2Q-9VF ​

      Thomas’ parents and siblings:

      Parents and Siblings
      Caesar Richards
      1740–1813 • K6MY-D16 ​
      Priscilla Downes
      1759–1822 • K63J-HV6 ​

      Marriage: about 1773

      Maryland, United States

      Mary Richards
      1774–1854 • LHX9-3VW ​

      James H. Richards
      1776–Deceased • MTRZ-7NW ​
      Thomas Richards
      1778–1850 • LC26-P4Q ​
      Ann Richards
      1779–Deceased • 9KF6-GC6 ​
      Leonard Ranson Richards
      1784–1794 • MTR9-GK1 ​
      Richard B. Richards
      1785–Deceased • 9KF6-GDS ​
      Leonard Ramsey Richards
      1794–1830 • LZ68-56J ​
      Sarah Richards
      1794–Deceased • LC2N-9BF ​
      Gabriel Richards

      Malinda’s parents/siblings:

      Richard Marlow
      1737–1822 • LHQS-2R6 ​
      Lydia Lelia Berry
      1739–1820 • LHT3-NGL ​

      Marriage: 1764

      Maryland, United States

      Amelia Marlow
      1762–Deceased • 2BLB-S98 ​

      John William Marlow
      1765–1817 • LTNN-MYC ​
      William Berry Marlow
      1767–1850 • LMWP-BLS ​
      Samuel Marlow
      1773–1865 • LHX9-SB7 ​
      Malinda Marlow
      1779–1853 • LJ5M-3WS ​

  24. Talib Cornelius

    My families last name is Cornelius. There are 25 people listed at least two of which are family matches. How do you get family information on those listed.
    My last known relative is Cyrenius (Cyrus) Cornelius. Born in Tennesse. Parents are from North Carolina. Born 1827 (about) first wife was name Margaret.
    If anyone has any knowledge of him please let me know. We live according to census with other families also on the Henderson rolls for the next 70 years.

  25. Andrea Johnson

    My grandfather’s Benjamin Wilbure Cox mother was full blooded Cherroke Indian! I don’t know her name and I don’t know the name of my great-grandfather, her husband! I believe my grandfather may have been born in lower eastern Missouri! Where can I start to find information about her! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! My grandfather was an railroad engineer and lived his life out in possibly Missouri and finally in Arkansas! He married Bessie May (Wilson) Cox. 6 kids! My mom’s name is Vonnia Della Cox deceased 1930-2017! Thank you in advance!

    1. I have Cox in my family line out of Sussex NJ the man did a whole web page of his own on Cox and other Sussex County Families and includes evne more –Jeff Cox of [email protected] he is always looking for Cox descendents and am sure would be glad to hear form u glad I found this sight up late bored – looking for grave from a native ancestor who was separated from her family when made to go west to Oklahoma – Boteida unsure of spelling – was married to Deliverance Adams – both english and native storeis on web – burined in papers somewhere – this is all tonight b ecause checked facebook before going to bed and got a like from a Donna Youngblood from Oklahoma – from my genealogical research know a lot of names of settlers in NJ ended up attached to native Delawares that were then move – recall in looking for my one grandfather graves on find a grave of Ramseys – old name in NJ – since Cox an old old name there, in my Adams family line, I would start there and go backwards – the old version of find a grave easier to use to scroll through various cemeteries – u can emal me anytime : [email protected] amazed at what they have on this site – other missing natives in my family and my husbands, busy with stuff that has to be done but know that I will be back here when I can get all my paper on gen. out to look at good luck Wilson is also a name from western NJ geneal. and eastern PA – where I am orig.from

    2. Hi,
      Is this the Benjamin Wilbur Cox 91901-1978) that you are referring to?
      Benjamin Wilbur Cox
      13 December 1901 – 14 February 1978 • LBCF-D96 ​

      Benjamin Wilbur Cox
      Sex
      Male
      Birth
      13 December 1901
      Puxico, Stoddard, Missouri, United States
      Christening
      Add
      Death
      14 February 1978
      Burial
      Pine Log Cemetery, Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas, United States
      1910
      Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas, United States
      1920
      Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas, United States

      Parents/siblings:

      Benjamin Wilbur Cox
      1901–1978 • LBCF-D96 ​

      Parents and Siblings
      Thomas Piety Cox
      1865–1923 • 94YM-R8C ​
      Nancy M.
      1868–1912 • LBCD-29X ​

      Marriage: about 1889

      William Paten Cox
      1896–1977 • LBCF-N93 ​

      Benjamin Wilbur Cox
      1901–1978 • LBCF-D96 ​
      Dicy L. Cox
      1905–Deceased • LBCF-2SJ ​

      His father:
      Thomas Piety Cox
      22 July 1865 – 15 March 1923 • 94YM-R8
      Name
      Thomas Piety Cox
      Sex
      Male
      Birth
      22 July 1865
      Illinois, United States
      Christening
      Add
      Death
      15 Mar 1923
      Burial
      1923
      Pine Log Cemetery, Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas, United States

      Residence
      1870
      Illinois, United States
      1900
      Duck Creek (north part) Paxico village, Stoddard, Missouri, United States
      1910
      Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas, United States
      1920
      Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas, United States

      Thomas’s family (note second wife below)

      Thomas Piety Cox
      1865–1923 • 94YM-R8C ​
      Nancy M.
      1868–1912 • LBCD-29X ​

      Marriage: about 1889

      William Paten Cox
      1896–1977 • LBCF-N93 ​

      Benjamin Wilbur Cox
      1901–1978 • LBCF-D96 ​
      Dicy L. Cox
      1905–Deceased • LBCF-2SJ ​

      Thomas Piety Cox
      1865–1923 • 94YM-R8C ​
      Minnie E.
      1878–Deceased • LBCF-FPW ​

      No Marriage Events
      Parents and Siblings
      Benjamin A Cox
      1837–1869 • KL1F-C9T ​
      Mary Elizabeth Lemons
      1843–1893 • K6Q7-QZN ​

      Marriage: 7 December 1857

      Nancy Ann Cox
      1862–1897 • KL1F-C7C ​

      Thomas Piety Cox
      1865–1923 • 94YM-R8C ​
      John Charles Cox
      1868–1879 • 94YM-R86 ​
      Benjamin Franklin Cox
      1871–1951 • 94YM-R8J ​

      His family and parents/siblings:
      Name
      Benjamin A Cox
      Sex
      Male
      Birth
      27 April 1837
      Kentucky, United States
      Christening
      Add
      Death
      14 September 1869
      Gallatin, Illinois, United States
      Burial
      1869
      Ridgway, Gallatin, Illinois, United States
      Other Information
      Open Details | Add
      Alternate Name
      Birth Name
      Benjamin A Cox Jr.
      Birth Name
      Benjamin A Cox
      Residence
      1870
      Illinois, United States
      Title of Nobility
      Jr.
      Occupation
      Private
      Family Members
      Spouses and Children
      Benjamin A Cox
      1837–1869 • KL1F-C9T ​
      Mary Elizabeth Lemons
      1843–1893 • K6Q7-QZN ​

      Marriage: 7 December 1857

      Nancy Ann Cox
      1862–1897 • KL1F-C7C ​

      Thomas Piety Cox
      1865–1923 • 94YM-R8C ​
      John Charles Cox
      1868–1879 • 94YM-R86 ​
      Benjamin Franklin Cox
      1871–1951 • 94YM-R8J ​

      Parents and Siblings
      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Nancy Elizabeth Bean
      1803–1855 • LJRL-Z5J ​

      Marriage: 13 Mar 1816

      Wilson, Tennessee, United States

      Elizabeth Cox
      1819–1843 • K4YK-MC4 ​

      Catherine Cox
      1821–Deceased • KCS2-TFV ​
      Bricem Garner Cox
      1821–1872 • LKD7-LRF ​
      Catherine Cox
      1822–Deceased • LKD7-LBT ​
      Jonathan Cox
      1823–1849 • LKD7-GQP ​
      Sarah Cox
      1823–1900 • LKD7-GZ2 ​
      Sarah Ann Cox
      1824–1903 • LHSZ-46S ​
      Brice Cox
      1827–Deceased • K86H-71X ​
      Andrew Jackson Cox
      1828–1873 • K4RD-LBQ ​
      Katie Cox
      1829–Deceased • KZGW-PFW ​
      Betsy Cox
      1831–Deceased • KCK5-Y63 ​
      Joseph Noah Cox
      1833–1914 • K64W-GVR ​
      General John Henry George Washington Cox
      1835–1881 • K4P7-WQF ​
      Benjamin A Cox
      1837–1869 • KL1F-C9T ​
      Jacob Cox
      1839–1747 • 26KX-VCC ​
      Jesse B Cox
      1840–1909 • K2QV-7VL ​
      Jesse Cox
      1842–Deceased • KCF8-SZY ​

      Benjamin’s Mom;
      Name
      Mary Elizabeth Lemons
      Sex
      Female
      Birth
      15 March 1843
      Illinois, United States
      Christening
      Add
      Death
      25 November 1893
      Elba, Gallatin, Illinois, United States
      Burial
      25 November 1893
      Elba, Gallatin, IL
      Other Information
      Open Details | Add
      Alternate Name
      Birth Name
      Mary Elizabeth Lemons
      Residence
      1870
      Illinois, United States
      Family Members
      Spouses and Children
      Benjamin A Cox
      1837–1869 • KL1F-C9T ​
      Mary Elizabeth Lemons
      1843–1893 • K6Q7-QZN ​

      Marriage: 7 December 1857

      Nancy Ann Cox
      1862–1897 • KL1F-C7C ​

      Thomas Piety Cox
      1865–1923 • 94YM-R8C ​
      John Charles Cox
      1868–1879 • 94YM-R86 ​
      Benjamin Franklin Cox
      1871–1951 • 94YM-R8J ​

      Samuel C Hedger
      1836–1913 • LW51-F8J ​
      Mary Elizabeth Lemons
      1843–1893 • K6Q7-QZN ​

      Marriage: 27 March 1873

      Gallatin, Illinois, United States

      Benjamin and his family, note multiple wives below and then even more family:
      Benjamin Cox
      13 November 1791 – 1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
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      Name
      Benjamin Cox
      Sex
      Male
      Birth
      13 November 1791
      Holly Springs, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
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      1841
      Gallatin, Illinois, United States
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      Benjamin Cox
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      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Rachael Reynolds
      1797–1826 • 2WFL-8CP ​

      Marriage: 16 October 1811

      Randolph, North Carolina, United States

      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Nancy Elizabeth Bean
      1803–1855 • LJRL-Z5J ​

      Marriage: 13 Mar 1816

      Wilson, Tennessee, United States
      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Rachel Beeson
      –1826 • LC89-STY ​

      Marriage: 23 Oct 1816

      Holly Spring, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Rachel Reynolds
      1805–1851 • LH7M-CQF ​

      Marriage: 16 October 1821

      Holly Spring, Orange, N.C.
      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Mary Cox
      1804–1887 • KNQ3-NH3 ​

      Marriage: 20 March 1828

      Holly Spring, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Nancy Bean
      1803–1880 • LRK9-7FW ​

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      William Cox
      1761–1845 • LR31-Q2Z ​
      Ruth Cox
      1767–1826 • LTCD-5X4 ​

      Marriage: 5 December 1788

      Holly Springs, Wake, North Carolina, United States

      Amy Cox
      1789–Deceased • L7G8-DZT ​

      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Martha Cox
      1793–Deceased • LDM8-XBP ​
      Ruth Cox
      1795–1826 • LD1Y-MJM ​
      Mary Cox
      1797–1870 • KGM9-P4T ​
      Katherine Cox
      1799–Deceased • LD1Y-M24 ​
      William S. Cox
      1801–1870 • LCJ1-YVH ​
      Rebecca Cox
      1803–1821 • KLDH-CNT ​
      Sarah Cox
      1805–1870 • 297Y-4SX ​
      Joseph Cox
      1807–1863 • MM26-RVH ​
      Soloman Cox
      1809–1849 • KLFQ-CLN ​
      Nancy Cox
      1813–1874 • L7K8-QVY ​
      Jane Cox
      1813–1880 • LCV4-BN1 ​

      Grandma Bean:

      Nancy Elizabeth Bean
      1803 – 1855 • LJRL-Z5J ​
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      Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States
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      1855
      Gallatin, Illinois, United States
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      Nancy Bean
      Birth Name
      Nancy Elizabeth Bean
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      Benjamin Cox
      1791–1841 • LKD7-2YY ​
      Nancy Elizabeth Bean
      1803–1855 • LJRL-Z5J ​

      Marriage: 13 Mar 1816

      Wilson, Tennessee, United States

      Elizabeth Cox
      1819–1843 • K4YK-MC4 ​

      Catherine Cox
      1821–Deceased • KCS2-TFV ​
      Bricem Garner Cox
      1821–1872 • LKD7-LRF ​
      Catherine Cox
      1822–Deceased • LKD7-LBT ​
      Jonathan Cox
      1823–1849 • LKD7-GQP ​
      Sarah Cox
      1823–1900 • LKD7-GZ2 ​
      Sarah Ann Cox
      1824–1903 • LHSZ-46S ​
      Brice Cox
      1827–Deceased • K86H-71X ​
      Andrew Jackson Cox
      1828–1873 • K4RD-LBQ ​
      Katie Cox
      1829–Deceased • KZGW-PFW ​
      Betsy Cox
      1831–Deceased • KCK5-Y63 ​
      Joseph Noah Cox
      1833–1914 • K64W-GVR ​
      General John Henry George Washington Cox
      1835–1881 • K4P7-WQF ​
      Benjamin A Cox
      1837–1869 • KL1F-C9T ​
      Jacob Cox
      1839–1747 • 26KX-VCC ​
      Jesse B Cox
      1840–1909 • K2QV-7VL ​
      Jesse Cox
      1842–Deceased • KCF8-SZY ​

      Parents and Siblings
      Jonathan Bean
      1781–1850 • LRVZ-LV4 ​
      Catherine Schieff
      1784–1885 • LRV8-9T4 ​

      Marriage: 1801

      North Carolina

      William Bean
      1802–1890 • KHNH-R4B ​

      Nancy Elizabeth Bean
      1803–1855 • LJRL-Z5J ​
      John Bean
      1804–1814 • LJRL-ZKL ​
      Elizabeth Bean
      1805–Deceased • LJRL-Z9S ​
      Henry Marion Bean
      1808–1852 • KGCL-ZWP ​
      Henry M Bean
      1809–Deceased • LJRL-Z4M ​
      James Douglas Bean
      1811–1882 • LVF7-KJ1 ​

      Hope this helps lead you! Does not show a wife. You also are related to me. Small world!
      Good luck,
      Rhonda

  26. I’m looking for any information on my great, great, great, great grandmother, Hosanna Syler. We have always been told she was of full blood Cherokee ancestry. We think they lived in Ohio, possibly Holmes county. She had a daughter named Catherine and grandaughter Anna, my great grandmother. We don’t know her Cherokee name. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Lola

    1. Hi,
      Is this your Hosanna Syler?
      Hosanna Syler
      14 September 1882 – 3 February 1900 • MYMK-T6W ​
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      14 SEP 1882
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      Hosanna Syler
      1882–1900 • MYMK-T6W ​

      Parents and Siblings
      Simon S Syler
      1842–1910 • M5LK-Y3H ​
      Catharine Yoder
      1848–1914 • M5LK-Y3K ​

      Marriage: 1868

      Clara Syler
      1869–1928 • KH8V-1V2 ​

      Evilina Syler
      1871–1872 • KHM6-2PY ​
      Elnora Syler
      1872–1901 • 9417-G7X ​
      Ira Syler
      1875–1897 • KCRC-FKR ​
      George Walter Syler
      1876–1911 • KDMJ-LSN ​
      Wilma Syler
      1878–1887 • KCRS-G9Q ​
      Barbara E. Syler
      1880–1966 • KCHV-W9G ​
      Hosanna Syler
      1882–1900 • M6F9-1Y6 ​
      Hosanna Syler
      1882–1900 • MYMK-T6W ​
      Harvey Elray Syler
      1883–1951 • MYMK-TXH ​
      Harvey Syler
      1883–Deceased • LVZV-XFP ​
      Ivan Walter Syler
      1885–1913 • K83Y-6C4 ​
      Florence Catherine Syler
      1889–1978 • LVZV-FMR ​
      Clay Syler
      1893–1978 • LWP7-BL7 ​
      Fern E. Syler
      1896–1949 • LWPW-MMR ​
      Hope it helps!
      Rhonda

      1. Hi! I am trying to find information on my GGG Grandpa. William Allen Jr born 1-4-1813 died 2-8-1874. I found a note on another site that says his parents names were William and Nancy but no other information was left.
        I was told that our family was Cherokee and that he changed his name in efforts to keep his land. I was also told that our family lived in North Georgia at the time of the Trail of Tears.
        Any information or guidance as to where I can find this information would be greatly appreciated!

        ~Samantha

  27. i have ancestors that where part of the trail of tears and he helped lead my ancestors while in the trail all that i know of him is that he is my grandfather far down on my dads side of the family his last name was young?

    1. Sherry lynn huffman mcalister

      I am a descendent of the Young’s. Do you know his first name or any other family members close to him?

      1. I am also a Young. What was his or someones name? I am on ancestry . com and have found many a Young and family there.

  28. My great great grandmother’s name was Mary Hale and on the roll for the trail of tears…so was wanting any information I could get

  29. Am looking for info on my granddad “Carl McPeck” was borned in Buchanan Co. either WVA or Va. In 1896 , who had grandfather that was a full bloodied Cherokee Chief, so I have been told. Do not know name but granddads mothers first name was Florence and her sister was Kate who married a Jenkins and they ran a store in Ky.Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  30. Looking on information on Levi Todd. This is relative of Mary Ann Todd Lincoln whom listed as father. Told traces also to Saponi in Carolina. And that he was on Dawes Roll. Ok.
    Family hx says g parent was poss choctaw cherokee. Traces also family hx of same Ancestor as my spouse gparent for ggparent Todd. My this line come theough Grimsley for Ellis

  31. Jeraldine George

    My Great- Grandmother was mixed Cherokee. She was born in 1896 and always said that her mothers side of the family was Cherokee. The names were John Holt and Elizabeth Campbell. They lived in Madisonville, Madison county Texas in the mid-1800’s I think, My Grandmother and I always chase the Campbells and Holts. I do my family genealogy and I hit a wall every time I try to look for the parents of my great- Great Grandmother, Effie Ann Holt. If anyone knows anything about my Cherokee ancestry, please get back with me.

  32. Look for info on my great grandmother Rose Melinda Gilliam. Was told her parents was part of the trail of tears. All i know is her dads name is William she was was born in 1874 died in 1950 in walnut rudge Arkansas. She married my great grandpa Artemus Edward Taylor hadv2 kids i kniw of cleo taylor and Minnie Taylor i can find info from my great grandparent forward but its like the trail stops with them. Any help would be appreciated.

  33. Looking for information going back to my great grandfather, Uriah Cloud. I am told he was full blood Cherokee and I am searching for some history to trace my roots – anything anyone can offer to guide me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. My mother, at age 85 is searching for her mother, grandfather and great grandfathers ancestry path and history. We believe, as told by my grandmother that Uriah Cloud (who had a son Andrew Jackson Cloud) was full blood and walked the Trail of Tears but I am not able to find any information to confirm this. Thank you

    1. Hi,
      Is this the info that you were looking for?
      Uriah Cloud
      1825 – 1888 • L5DY-9H4 ​
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      1825
      , Frederick, VA
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      1888
      , Frederick, VA
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      Old Stone, Greenspring, Frederick, VA
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      West Virginia, United States
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      1825–1888 • L5DY-9H4 ​
      Ellen STEWARD
      1832–1915 • LCJZ-H73 ​

      Marriage: ABT 1857

      Frederick County, Virginia

      John W Cloud
      1859–Deceased • KC5T-JMW ​

      Robert Lee Cloud
      1859–1922 • KH37-73L ​
      Jane Cloud
      1861–Deceased • MBCG-CKF ​
      James E Cloud
      1864–Deceased • KCMZ-J11 ​
      Andrew J. Cloud
      1865–1946 • K4LL-F93 ​
      William T Cloud
      1872–Deceased • LHCF-HX1 ​
      Mollie E Cloud
      1873–Deceased • KH3P-BG2 ​
      Mollie E Cloud
      1875–Deceased • LHCF-HFM ​
      Mary Cloud
      1876–Deceased • MBCG-CLR ​
      Elizabeth Cloud
      1878–Deceased • MBCG-CG7 ​
      Elizabeth Cloud
      1880–Deceased • KDMB-Z54 ​
      Elizabeth Cloud
      1880–Deceased • LHCF-HFS ​

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      William Cloud
      1795–1876 • LCDR-G3Q ​
      Nancy Butterfield
      1808–Deceased • LCDK-RRC ​

      Marriage: about 1811

      Winchester, Winchester, Virginia, United States

      Uriah Cloud
      1825–1888 • L5DY-9H4 ​

      Amos Cloud
      1827–1890 • LCDB-43L ​
      John Cloud
      1833–Deceased • LCJZ-H46 ​
      Sarah J Cloud
      1836–Deceased • LCJZ-H45 ​
      Naomi I. Cloud
      1838–Deceased • K8ZC-MM7 ​
      Lucy Ellen Cloud
      1848–Deceased • LCJZ-HHR ​
      Ruth Cloud
      1849–Deceased • LCJZ-HCT ​
      Rebecca Ann Cloud
      1850–Deceased • M84C-PZH ​
      Armstead Cloud
      1852–Deceased • L28H-TTN ​

      Ezekiel Cloud
      1762–1850 • L2BS-CD8 ​
      Elizabeth Harrison
      1775–1860 • L2BS-CPJ ​

      James Johnson Butterfield
      1774–1820 • L4X6-BXM ​
      Edith Cloud
      1785–Deceased • KD34-G99 ​

      Marriage: 10 Oct 1808

      , Frederick, VA.

      Nancy Butterfield
      1808–Deceased • LCDK-RRC ​

      John Thomas Butterfield
      1811–Deceased • L4X6-BSM ​
      Joseph Butterfield
      1813–1834 • L4X6-B3F ​
      John M Butterfield
      1818–Deceased • MC87-LB6 ​

      By the way, we are related through Uriah, if this is the correct person that you were searching for.
      Thanks and good luck!
      Rhonda

  34. Hello. i am looking for any information on Mary Ann Kidwell born about 1849 – 1900. i am a descendant and have been told she was Cherokee. Thank you so much for any information.

  35. I am looking for someone with very little information. The only thing that I know is she walked the Trail of tears, name is lizzy (if this is how it is spelled) and that she is Cherokee. Can anyone help me towards where I could possible lead me to getting more information. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  36. Hello my name is Robin Long. I am a great Granddaughter of Renie Ethel Duncan who was born around 1894. I was informed that her Parents James Duncan and Martha Jane Cook where possibly part of the trail of tears cause i know they come from around Kentucky. Any information would be great

  37. I was told that James l Brock was on the Oklahoma Indian Rolls.if anyone has any information it would be appreciated.

    1. A quick search came back with just one James Brock on the Dawes Roll (Final), listed under Cherokee, blood quantum 5/16, age 3.

      Here is a link for that: https://accessgenealogy.com/data/dawescard.php?s_tribe=Cherokee&s_card=M3738

      The National Archives in Seattle has two ladies who are the Native American specialists. I don’t know what the fee is to have them pull that for you, but making a Certified Copy costs $8 and comes with a red ribbon, etc.–it isn’t just embossed or stamped. It was a 4-hour round trip for me to go get mine. You can find their phone number online. You may need to leave a message for them. I’m not sure if other National Archive locations have any Native American specialists.

      Former Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller (deceased) did away with all their blood quantum requirements. She said, “If we enrolled everyone with Cherokee ancestry, we would have as many citizens as China, and we would be a formidable nation.”

      Because of this, there is a 2-3 year wait for your enrollment. Cherokee (Oklahoma) do their own CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) cards—that, enrollment, and photo are all on one ID card. They do collateral enrollment—it doesn’t have to be directly from a great-grandparent but can be a great-aunt or uncle. You will need to have either birth or death certificates showing the path from you back to your Brock ancestor that was on the Rolls. Don’t be discouraged if some of them say “white” for race—there wasn’t an option to list American Indian; the only options were: white, black, and in some states mulatto (black/white mixed). The tribe knows this, and it will not be counted against you. If you have recognition of any other organizations, tribes, government entities, you may send it as supplemental. They aren’t interested in family histories, and only include photographs that would back up any supplemental recognition or showing that you’re keeping the culture even though you’re off-rez. Vital Source is the best way to get your certified copies of the birth or death records—-it cannot be a photocopy but has to be the actual certified one. They get it to you in 2 days to 2 weeks. If you order it from the state directly, that will take 12-13 weeks.

      The application for enrollment is at their website. Just type in Cherokee Nation enrollment form Oklahoma into your search engine.

      Make a checklist for your enrollment packet, including: enrollment application, birth/death certificate (and whose it is), plus any supplemental information. Have 3 columns on one side: one for have-it, one for copied-it, one for in-packet/envelope. Make 3 photocopies of everything you send in! One for you, and then pick 2 other people not in your house to keep a set. This is in case they have any questions, you have a physical copy in front of you, and someone else has a set you can easily access in an emergency. Mail it via Priority Mail–comes with confirmation of delivery. There’s no point in overnighting it—Oklahoma is a 2-day delivery regardless.

      Good luck, and feel free to ask me any other questions. I didn’t want to link through here on my profile, but you can message me via FB messenger (it’s set to anyone): Diana Schooling. I’m in Washington State, although I doubt there’s another one on there.

  38. My ancestors are from Ky. My great gma was Beth R. Skinnerhorn ,my father was Stanley S. Gilstrap, Ohio Co. Ky.would like any information you may have! Thanks in advance! Rose.

    1. A little late, considering it’s 2019, but I’m a Gilstrap by birth. I’ve been trying to do my genealogy for years and I have some distance kin in Oklahoma and Texas. Ironically I’ve been a traditional and contemporary Native American dancer since age 4 and speak Cherokee conversationally. I’m trying to get an enrollment packet together but I’m hitting some roadblocks. Just wanted to reach out!

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