I am researching Elizabeth Wilkins 1826 Orange Co, NC- 1860 Greene Co AL. and her husband, George Wahington CHEEK 1823 Orange Co NC-1870 Newton Co MS. Family tradition is that one of them was Native American. Their daughter, Margret E. Cheek, is my gg grandmother, and the features certainly show up in her descendants. Elizabeth's father is John B. Wilkins, @1800 NC, and is in Orange County by 1840. I know nothing of his wife other than the first initial S.
I am wondering what tribes may have been in this part of NC?
Does anyone have documentation that the Cheek and/or Wilkins names were a part of any of these tribes?
Does anyone have information on these people mentioned?