I get it. As I said in my earlier post, it makes a great story. It would be fascinating if we could definitively prove that Elias Sanders' mother was an Indian. Because it would have been illegal for his father to marry an Indian woman, we must assume that they were not married and there are no marriage records to find; but perhaps we could find a will, a Bible or land record that would have recorded his birth or adoption or mentions him as his father's son. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any records of his parentage, birth or youth. Is anyone else still looking? I am trying to keep an open mind until we find documentation (other than the rejected claim) but am more than willing to be persuaded if proof is found.
If we simply say, "Elias had an Indian mother, whose name and tribe we do not and cannot know and for whom no connection to Elias can be found" then no one will continue searching. If we just like the idea of an Indian, rather than another British, ancestor and assume that no facts of his parentage can be found, then we are potentially cutting ourselves off from an entire ancestral line that could be explored. I'm just trying to find out who Elias's mother (my ancestor) actually was. If anyone has any documentation that would tell us that, I would be very grateful if you would share it.