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William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)

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Re: William F. Cody

Posted: 27 Jul 2012 2:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Jul 2012 2:35PM GMT
Surnames: Cody, Sells
You seem to know a lot about the Cody Family. I have a question for you also, in regards to my possible relation to Buffalo Bill Cody as his great-great-great granddaughter. According to family lore, Buffalo Bill Cody had an illegitimate child by a Cherokee woman by the last name of Sells in the area of Salisbury, North Carolina. As the story goes, Buffalo Bill Cody gave the Cherokee woman a gun as child support and payment, which is still kept within the Cody family in Albemarle, North Carolina, where I am from also.

Nevertheless, my grandfather family lineage is as follows:
Wilbert Franklin Cody, Jr. is my father (married to Marilyn Cody, born 1953, still living);
Wilbert Franklin Cody, Sr. is my grandfather (married to Louise Misenheimer Cody, born 1918, died 1981);
Pierce Monroe Cody is my great-grandfather (born 1882);
Daniel Cody is my great-great grandfather (no information found to date);
.....and supposedly, Buffalo Bill Cody is my great-great-great grandfather.

The family legend has often included the account of a train wreck (possibly in 1901) when Buffalo Bill Cody was delayed in or around Salisbury, North Carolina, after his horse was killed in the accident. Supposedly, although the timing does not line up logically, this is when Buffalo Bill Cody met the Cherokee woman, by the last name of Sells, who later gave birth to Daniel Cody.

I would like to know if you have any information on this lineage or can verify any of these details?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Melissa Cody
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(573) 772-8315
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