I'm searching for information on Malinda Arterburn. I'd like to locate the names of her parents if possible.
The 1850 census shows Malinda at age 26, raising 5 children, ages 14, 9, 6, 3 and 1, while running a farm in Hawkins County TN, without her husband who I believe would have been Isaac Arterburn. If the numbers on the census are correct, Malinda's first child was born when she was only 12 years old.
One of her children, Luthenia (aka Lenthenia or Luthene) is my ancestor. If family tradition is correct, Luthenia was 1/4 Native American, most likely Cherokee. My assumption is that Malinda was 1/2 Cherokee.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!