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ANY BLACK LEDFORD'S FROM CHEROKEE NC?

ANY BLACK LEDFORD'S FROM CHEROKEE NC?

TERI (View posts)
Posted: 29 Sep 2000 6:15PM GMT
MY FATHER I WAS TOLD IS FROM CHEROKEE NC, HE WAS OR IS A BLACKINDIAN, THE LAST NAME IS LEDFORD,LEADFORD,LEDFERD?? IF ANYONE KNOW'S OF THIS SURNAME PLEASE EMAIL ME AT TWEE64@AOL.COM GOD BLESS.......T

Ledfords from Cherokee NC

Fred Hedgepeth (View posts)
Posted: 17 Nov 2000 12:18PM GMT
If your father was and is black, he is not Indian. However, why are you inquiring if he was not Indian. Don't take the white man's law as to who is Indian and who is not. Go by what is true only.

I am Cherokee, and I have never heard of any Ledfords from our Western North Carolina Indian communities.

You should check the many Cherokee Indian Rolls in the Archives of major univerisity libraries for the last name(s) in which you are interested. If you find some, check those against your ancestors names to see if you have a possible match. If you think you do, varify it against census records, etc.

In the name of Jesus,
Fred Hedgepeth, Truthwalker

Black with Native American lineage

N. WARE (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 2000 9:18AM GMT
I was reading a reply to another individual and you gave some very good leads as to how to search for records in particular to native american nations out there. However, i do have one question, I am from New York and I must admit I am inexperienced when it comes to doing family research. Is there any place in NY I could start my research? By the way, I identify myself as a Black American (I just happen to have Native American blood line in my family tree.) This was told to me for many years by senior members of my family who are all deceased except for one. I have pictures of my great grandmother and her sisters but to be honest with you if my Aunt hadn't told me who they were I'd assume they were just little old Jewish ladies. But I do understand where you were coming from in how you answered the other person. We Blacks have a difficult time accepting who we are and I guess they if we think that by calling ourselves anything other than what we are will somehow soften the blow. I'm proud of my heritages as painful as they both are.

New York City Archive

Gwen (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jan 2001 8:53AM GMT
New York Has an National Archive. You can access records. Maybe they can help you with some information, it would be a great place to start.

N. Ware's post about NA heritage

Deb Anderson (View posts)
Posted: 6 Feb 2001 10:38AM GMT
Hi N. Ware,
I'm writing because I'm a Ware descendent,
also, and I wanted to learn more about your family. My family of Wares are from Kansas/Missouri. Please respond if as to whether your family ties are from the midwest, too. My great grandfather(s) name was William S. Ware.

Re: ANY BLACK LEDFORD'S FROM CHEROKEE NC?

Posted: 17 Jan 2003 5:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Sep 2003 1:25PM GMT
Surnames: LEDFORD/PITMAN
I am researching my 'PITMAN' line and I came across a JERUSHA PITMAN LEDFORD in Haywood County NC.Jerusha had a son-Elbert who had a son-Ceth N. I found this info on the Cherokee rolls. I'd love to know if you are connected to any PITMANS. I have a signed affidative that my grandmother was Indian from a man who met her. Now I have to prove it!

Re: ANY BLACK LEDFORD'S FROM CHEROKEE NC?

Posted: 17 Aug 2012 4:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hendershot, Ledford, Pittman
I am researching my 'LEDFORD' line (my mother's maiden name). I am white but believe I may have Cherokee blood as well through Levi and Jerusha Ledford. I am seeking similar proof.

My uncle once showed me a picture of Levi and Jerusha together. My uncle and aunt passed but I am now trying to get a copy of that picture from a cousin and verify its' authenticity. I would very much like to see a copy of the affidavit you have!

I am at donald.hendershot@gmail if you would like to compare notes.
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