I have found more information on this line since I posted this query. I found the maiden name of Dorcas/Darcus Jones wife of Wiley Jones on an old birth record (1884) in the genealogical libraries in Henderson and Webster Counties last June when I was there! It is Liles. Dorcas Liles-Jones was the daughter of John Liles b. 1781 in NC and Dorcas Land-Liles b. 1782 in SC. They came from South Carolina to Henderson County, KY with a brief stop in TN.
Their other children were son's Eldridge, Francis, John Jr.and Mayberry and daughters, Dorcas b. 1818 in KY, Harriet, Margery, Polly and Nancy. I have much data on this line and down (not back) if anyone want's it. There are many Land and Eldridge families on the Dawes Rolls mostly Cherokee. My Land family was from Roane County, TN in 1750 (Cherokee territory ?). John Land's( b.1750) mother was an Ellidge/Elldridge. I have the surname's of the families these children married into in Henderson and Webster Counties. Some are McMullen, Cottingham, Tapp, Melton, Royster, Parker, Overfield and many more. Cecilia, I will email you privately on the Melton line.
I recently got the results of my testing for Native American DNA from GeneTree and it was more than we thought that the most could be! My Mother is 1/6 and I am 1/12!! Somewhere in my ancestry there is more Native American lines that I didn't know about. I was wondering about the Shelton line because there are Shelton's on the Dawes Rolls.
My Shelton line is William (VA), Josiah (VA), Wilson Albert b. 1824 in KY and married to Pauline Johnson, Joseph Alexander b. 1853 in Henderson County, KY and married Mary (unknown, perhaps the answere lies hidden here), William "Lee" b. 1879 ILL and married to Tina Wiley (Tina is my ggm, granddaughter of Dorcas and Wiley Jones and my Cherokee line She was raised partly by Dorcas Jones when her Mother, Belle Jones-Wiley died at 32) and Alpha Shelton b. 1903 in Webster County, KY.
If your Shelton's fall somewhere in this line, then we are related. I have read the name Arnett many many times when researching my Shelton line. The Shelton's are very well researched so you should not have any trouble seeing if there is a connection to my Shelton line.
A GREAT Web Site for researching your Native American lines is http://www.comanchelodge.com/
. It is a free web site but you do need to register to use the site. It is an easy and non invasive registry. I just love the people there. They are so nice and so willing to try to help you. They have a link to the different Indian Rolls and a surname project for people who have had their DNA done, queries and many other message board's on many Native American subjects, Native American history, noted Native American family tree's and too much more to write about here. I have seen the Shelton name there. I just can't say enough great things about this web site.
Cecelia, please keep me informed about your progress. I have been asked to place a query on the Webster County Message board (by its administrator) about my Cherokee family, my DNA results and my willingness to try to help other's find their Webster and Henderson Cherokee ancestor's. Perhaps, all of us who have Cherokee ancestors in those area's can pool our resources together and find all that we are looking for. I will keep your query in my files and if I find anyone else on this line writes to me, I will put the two of you in touch with each other.
I know how frustrating finding your Native American ancestor's can be because when they intermarried and left the tribe, some of them didn't pass their heritage on. Lucky for me, my family kept this alive from Mother to daughter down to the present generation (at least 10 generations of all women and growing). My son married a girl who also has Cherokee roots! Now DNA has proved what we ALWAYS knew!
Take care, Janet Hineman