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Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Elaine Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jul 2003 11:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Newberry, Mathis, Ralston, Cochran, Champion, Smith, Peak
I am looking for information on Cherokee Indian names from my ancestry in an effort to trace my Cherokee lineage.
If you know of any, please respond.
David Ralston, John Tate Ralston, Robert Ralston
Rachel Newberry, William O. Newberry, Joshua H. Newberry
Elizabeth Jane Mathis
Rosa Arminda "Minda" Cochran, Francis Marion Cochran
Keziah Champion, Abner Champion, John Champion
Robert Smith
Solomon Peak
Thanks.

Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Posted: 28 Jul 2003 1:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Apr 2005 3:39PM GMT
Hi, Elaine.
I think we descend from the same lines. My ancestors were Robert Ralston b. abt. 1725 married to Francis Tate b. abt. 1740. Then on to John Tate Ralston b. 1774 married to Lettie Harris. The next is Lewis Ralston b. 1804 who married Elizabeth Kell b. 1812. Elizabeth was part Cherokee and through her I became a member of the Cherokee Nation. I had three other Cherokee lines, but hers was easier to prove because my grandfather, John Louis Ralston, was a member of the Cherokee Nation in Delaware Co. OK.
Was your David Ralston the brother to Lewis Ralston b. 1804? Was he born 1800 and died March 16, 1849 in Gilmer Co. GA? The Kell side of the family were first from Rabun Co. and then moved to Gilmer Co. I found the old Kell cemetery in the woods outside of Ellijay where the Kells' are buried.
One thing that I am concerned about is that the Ralston group in general had no Cherokee blood before my Lewis b. 1804 married the Kell line with the Cherokee blood. Do you have Cherokee entering your line after David Ralston?
I would love to share information with you and hope to hear from you soon. Kelly

Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Elaine Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 28 Jul 2003 11:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for replying, Kelly. I descend from David Ralston (1800 to 3-16-1849) and yes, he is Lewis Ralston's brother. That would make me not have an Cherokee blood. I am trying so hard to get where you have gotten and be part of the Cherokee Nation, but I keep getting all these roadblocks. Was it very difficult for you to do?
I believe that my Cherokee heritage is absolutle because I just feel it. I have always heard my ancestors say that we were part Cherokee and my uncle told us before he died that his grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee. When my grandmother passed away in 1995 she was 92 years old and had black hair! She looked just like a native american woman.
The weird thing about my mom's side of my family is that my grandparents were 2nd cousins and the "Ralston" goes up both sides of my maternal family tree. My grandparents' grandfathers were identical twins. They were Wilburn and William Ralston, sons of david Ralston. The Kell family also enters my ancestry through David Ralston's wife, Lettia Smith. She died as a "Powell" because she remarried after David died. Anyway, her mother was Cynthia Kell( 1795-1868), daughter of Capt. William James Kell (6-3-1760 to 2-22-1848.
Was Elizabeth a Kell before she married Lewis Ralston?
Bottom line, what do you think, is this where I get my Cherokee blood?
Also, I think I have Cherokee blood from at least two other sources in my ancestry line: The Newberry's and the Cochran's.
Do you live in Ellijay? I live in Gainesville.
Thanks for all your help.
Elaine

Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Posted: 29 Jul 2003 3:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Apr 2005 3:39PM GMT
Hello again, Elaine. Well, I think we connect on two family lines, now. Elizabeth Kell, b.1812 married Lewis Ralston. Elizabeth Kell's father was Alexander Kell. Alexander Kell b. 1785, was the son of Capt. James Kell b. 1760 in Carlisle, PA. I have never seen a DOD for Capt. James Kell. I only have him as dying after 1834 in Elijay, GA. I am thrilled that you have a DOD for him. I have information on his Rev. War years and accounts of Capt. James Kell's application for pension in Dec. 1833 while he was living in Rabun Co. GA.
It sounds to me like we might have quite a bit of info to share with each other. Also, you refer to him as William James Kell, that is the first time I have seen that name for him. I will be happy to send you all of the information that I have.
My Cherokee lineage was easy to trace because my Grandfather was living in Delaware Co. OK at the time of the Dawes Rolls. Have you searched the Dawes Rolls yet? I will give you all of the help that I can.
I am looking forward to hearing from you. I find that when you research connecting lines, you find info that can add to yours as these families married each others cousins or other relatives.
No, I don't live in GA at all, but have been there several times doing research and LOVE that whole Northern GA area. I live in MS.
I am so glad to have found you and think we can help each other. Kelly

Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Elaine taylor (View posts)
Posted: 29 Jul 2003 4:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Kelly,
Can you email me directly at Tumbleweed274@aol.com? I would love to discuss all of this further and try to help each other (only i think you will probably be able to help me more). I live close enough to Ellijay to go to graves, though and can do the "leg work".
I am getting excited from your emails because I think that I can find my Cherokee roots with your help.
Thanks,
Elaine

Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Posted: 11 Sep 2003 4:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Nov 2003 2:29PM GMT
Surnames: brummett
do you know of a chief schooner that lived with a banner brummett and george gancer brummett?? he was cherokee. my dad and uncle looked like indian. if you know anything, please e mail me or post a message. this was brown co.
thanks
doris brummett

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Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Posted: 11 Sep 2003 2:11PM GMT
Edited: 20 Apr 2005 3:39PM GMT

Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Posted: 11 Sep 2003 4:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Nov 2003 2:29PM GMT
thanks again for trying. . doris

Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Posted: 19 May 2012 1:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for information regarding the spouse of my great great great grandmother Arminda (Mendy) Cochran. They had a son Marion Cochran.

Re: Gilmer County Cherokee Names: Ralston, Cochran, Newberry, Mathis

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 4:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hope you get this: I am a descendant of James Kell through his daughter, Cynthia and her daughter, Lettie, who married Dvid Ralston and then John Powell. Their first born, Lucinda Jane Powell was my great grandmother. Lettie had another set of twins, James and Joseph.

I am looking for documented proof to connect James Kell to Cynthia and Cynthia to Lettie.

Sat3.rogers@gmail.com
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