In response to Glenda Vance Stadley. I understand your Native American ancestor lived in Grundy Co, MO later dying in Kansas.
I, too, have a supposedly Cherokee gg grandmother Elizabeth Chandler Winger who lived in Grundy Co, MO. Elizabeth was born in Tennessee in 1839 and came to MO when abt. eight/nine. Her parents have been listed as Russell Mack Chandler and Matilda Nelson. She may have had a brother Elcania Chandler. A relative also living in Grundy Co. may have been Joseph Chandler. Elizabeth died in Grundy Co.in 1924, and all our family has is an oral tradition that she was Native American.
Any connection to your Native American? Have your run across any info on my Ellizabeth? firstname.lastname@example.org