Can someone separate fact from fiction in this profile?

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For some time the rumor of this "child" of  U.S. Vice Pres. William Rufus DeVane King has been all over the internet and hundreds of unsourced profiles support the claim.   I spent some time this morning, looking through all the "sources" used on Ancestry.com and have added notes.   There are truly more questions than answers.   As this is a supposed connection to a Native American, perhaps, the project has some insight.   Clearly, all the sources for the VP indicate a man that would probably not have fathered this child.   

From the 1850 census on the profile, one assumes that a woman named Susannah married Nathan Worley and bore him at least 8 children, but, even that information can be questioned, due to his age when several of these children are born.

WikiTree profile: Susannah Worley
in Genealogy Help by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (707k points)
edited by Robin Lee

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How would a man who lived 300-400 miles from the Cherokee Nation manage to father a Cherokee daughter?  He grew up in Sampson, N.C., attended the University in Chapel Hill and served in the legislature which met in nearby Raleigh between 1800 and 1809, and by1810 was representing Wilmington, (on the ocean at the South Carollina border, about as far as you can get from the Cherokee and still be in North Carolina) in the U.S. House of Representatives.  .
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (362k points)
As indicated there are a lot of issues....

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