My husband is also a WV native,and has always heard there was
a full-blood Cherokee grandmother back several generations--we even
have a picture that sure looks Indian, but we're not sure who it is.
His parents were first cousins and both heard the same stories--but
no proof. I can't even find the proof that his grandfathers, James Flem
Meador and Benjamin P. Meador were brothers--though we know they were.
Great-grandparents were Joseph Meador and Nancy C. Lilly.
I would be most interested in any connection that anyone finds, whether in
regard to the Indian ancestry or the relationship of James "Flem" and Benjamin
P. Meador. Please contact me via e-mail at email@example.com