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Shaw Family with Cherokee Heritage

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Re: Shaw Family with Cherokee Heritage

Posted: 1 Apr 2011 12:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Dec 2011 2:31PM GMT
Surnames: Callahan Mowdy
I too am tracking down a Shaw who is supposed to be Cherokee. Our family has been told that Ruth Esther Shaw was half Cherokee. Her name is also appearing as Rutha and possibly Ruthie. Ruth was born March 1880 in Texas and she married Edward Franklin Callahan around 1897. Her parents were born in Mississippi. Edward Callahan was born in Missouri.
The Texas 1880 census indicates that these are her parents and siblings:
Father: John Danslar Shaw born about 1839 in Mississippi
Mother: Mary Jane (Mowdy) Shaw born about 1847 in Alabama
Sister: Mary A. Shaw born about 1875 in Texas
Brother: J. D. Shaw born about 1877
Sister: Francis Shaw born about 1879
Have any of her extended family or descendants registered on the Dawes List or received recognition of Cherokee ancestry?
We believe that Mary Jane Mowdy was Cherokee. I have contacted other descendants of this family and they too have heard that Mary Jane was Native American.
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