I just found out that my Kenner/Uhles family is related to this line.
My great-grandmother was Nora Leah Uhles, the daughter of Ellen Walker and Don Carlos Uhles/Uhls. I have figured out that Ellen was the daughter of John William Walker and Julia Ann Taylor.
John Williams parents were John A. Walker and Ellender Nellie Chism
John A. Walker was the son of John Walker and Caroline Blair and Ellender Nellie Chism was the daughter of Benjamin Elisha Chism and Springflower Dark.
I have been searching for the Cherokee Connection for 40 years.
Family stories handed down through Nora's children and grandchildren was that her mother was a Taylor and that her mother was Nellie Chism, who was taken from her parents off the Trail of Tears and put into an Indian school.
Up until this past week I was not able to find Nora with her mother. But a kind distant cousin found the link I was looking for. Nora and her mother Ellen was listed in Izard County, Arkansas in 1880 under the name of Oulds, with Ellen's children from a Joseph Cook. I knew that the marriage record from Norah and Samuel Eskridge Kenner from Madison County, Arkansas show's Nora's name of Nolds. We have always used the Uhles/Uhls name.
I know that Nora named one of her sons Vol Walker Kenner. So it shows that she didn't want the Walker name to be forgotten by the family.
Ellen then married a Melton and evidently had two sons, Clarence and Oscar Melton. They can be found in the 1900 Madison County, Arkansas census.
Evidently this family stayed in Izard County, Arkansas for a long time. Nora and her family moved to Oklahoma and then on to California. All of her children had since died. I would love to hear from the any of the descendants of Cook, Walker, Melton, Kenner. I will be happy to share any information that I have with them.
Helen Parker (email@example.com