I am trying to find out if this Nancy Smith was 1/2 Cherokee. My ggggrandmother was Mrs. Nancy GArrett whose husband died in 1840 in Missouri. Two of the Garrett children were Benjamin F Garrett b. circa 1827 VA. then America was born in in Va,. A daughter was bornin 1836 in Illinois and a son, William was born in 1839 in Missouri. We do know that this Nancy was at least half Cherokee, both by descendants, family and photos. She disappeared in 1861 after her Moles husband died. There is a family story thatshe ran off and left my great grandmother with another family. Am hoping someone can tell me something about Nancy whose father may have been John Smith.