First, let me say that I am not a descendant of the above surnames. I have relatives who are. I have copy of Affidavit dated July 14, 1896 to the Dawes Commission in Muscogee (sp.), Indian Territory, by James William Lindsey, who "traces his [Cherokee] Indian blood by direct lineal descent as follows: From Redrick Massingale to his daughter, Polly Ann Massingale, married to Abraham Ausburn; thence to their daughter, Martha Louise Ausburn, married to Samuel Henderson Lindsey; thence to their son, this applicant, James William Lindsey. The said original Rederick Massingale having been a full blood Cherokee Indian, domiciled in the Cherokee Nation of Georgia, previous to the migration west and a member of the Cherokee Nation or tribe."
Thanks for supplying the name of Redrick's wife. AUSBURN descendants were first cousins to my father through marriages to his RIDGWAY line.
Polly is nickname for Mary. Is Polly Ann and Mary Massingale the same person?
Thanks so much.
Peggy King Truesdell
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma