I have been researching the background of Mary K. Payne Braford (b. 4 Aug 1898 and d. 25 Aug 1962) who lived and died in Rockbridge County VA. The only information I started with is that she was Native American (Cherokee) and was born in North Carolina. Her first marriage to a William Lewis also took place in NC. My preliminary research has brought me to Madison County NC as a possible birth location. Does anyone have information on the family of Alice (Allie) Goforth and John Franklin Payne? The 1910 census shows a family consisting of Evan Goforth, Matilda Goforth, Mary K. Payne (granddaughter). Immediately below those names are: John Payne, Allie Payne, Minnie Payne, Matilda Payne and Emmitt Payne. The relationship category on the census does not make it clear if these families are related. I am trying to find Mary's parents/grandparents etc. And I am also trying to make a connection with the Cherokee background I have been told exists. I would appreciate any information someone may have concerning this family and whether my Mary K. Payne is the same one as I have found in the 1910 Census.