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Cherokee Grandfather born 1884 in Wayne Co., NC, but his parents born in OK.??

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Cherokee Grandfather born 1884 in Wayne Co., NC, but his parents born in OK.??

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 11:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Aug 2012 10:44AM GMT
Surnames: Bird, Byrd, Ross
My grandfather was believed to have been born in Wayne County, NC on 18 Sep 1884. The date was obtained from his WWI Draft Registration card, and his birthplace ( and that of his parents) from the 1920 and 1930 Census records for Campbell and Anderson County, TN.

He was full-blood Cherokee (as verified on his 1930 Census) and I'm trying to figure out when his parents would have left OK. Of course...until I figure out WHO his parents were, this makes this task all but impossible! I have no information on him, prior to his marriage record of 1916, to my grandmother Lizzie[Ross] in Campbell Co., TN.

All I have is the aforementioned marriage record, WWI Draft Registration Card, Death Certificate for two infant children, believed to be his and Lizzie's, his 1920 census (shown as White) and the `Golden Nugget'...the 1930 Census that shows him as Full-Blood Cherokee.

After searching the North Carolina Birth Records database here on Ancestry, I find nothing for him. Even when searching for anyone born on that date, in Wayne County, it yielded nothing for a male Bird/Byrd/Baird. I'm running out of ideas!

Please tell me how to find your family, grandpa! Lord knows I'm trying!!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
sprk1122 13 Mar 2012 5:48PM GMT 
petallssmith1 3 Apr 2012 9:51PM GMT 
sprk1122 3 Apr 2012 10:01PM GMT 
LynnJohnson25... 25 Aug 2012 4:41PM GMT 
sprk1122 25 Aug 2012 4:51PM GMT 
LynnJohnson25... 25 Aug 2012 4:59PM GMT 
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