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Cherokee Researchers?? HELP!

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Cherokee Researchers?? HELP!

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ross, Ladd, Linebarger
Does anyone researching the Ross line have a Thomas D. Ross, born about 1864 that might have lived in Arkansas in 1880's-1890's? I have spend most of an adult life(and I'm pretty stinking old!) looking for my great grandfather. His wife, Mary E. "Mollie" Ladd Ross died in 1899 leaving at least one son, Emmit Roy Ross, b. 1894. Thomas left either at her death or possibly earlier?? A neighbor saw and spoke to him in Texas some years later. The wife's family was from Independence County Arkansas. Family oral history is that he was Cherokee or part Cherokee. I haven't been able to find anything except where he married Mollie in 1887.(her second husband, the first being a Lineburger) I have seen a picture of my grandfather and he sure looks Native American but I really don't have any leads to prove it. Any help will be appreciated. Any leads? Any suggestion? HELP!

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