seeking to prove my cherokee heritage

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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I believe I may be related to Ransom M. Musick. He married a Cherokee Indian Kesiah. Her father was a Cherokee chief. His name is Kesiah as well. My great grandmother is Martha Elizabeth Dickey Pierce. My family is listed in Mae Gean Petit's book under Martha Elizabeth "Coon" Dickey. Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated. -Pam Kelly
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Identify a direct maternal line descendant of Kesiah and have him or her take the mtDNAPlus test from Family Tree DNA.   The tester's mother's mother's mother's etc. mother would need to be Kesiah.  If the mtDNA results come back as haplogroup A, B, C, D, or some types of X then it is likely Native American.  Hopefully it is you who fits the criteria as the direct maternal line descendant. Otherwise, you can then use autosomal and X-DNA testing of descendants of Kesiah to try to confirm the parent / child relationships from you back to Kesiah.

Sincerely, Peter
by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (530k points)
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Ransom Musick

United States Census, 1860
Ransom Musick
Census
1860
Beat No 8, Panola, Texas, United States
Male
42
White
[Blank]
1818
North Carolina
120
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
M653
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Ransom Musick   M 42 North Carolina
Kesiah Musick   F 41 South Carolina
Martin Musick   M 21 Alabama
Daniel Musick   M 20 Alabama
Eliza Musick   F 17 Alabama
Joel Musick   M 16 Alabama
John Musick   M 14 Alabama
Ben Musick   M 12 Alabama
Thomas Musick   M 10 Alabama
Ransom Musick   M 8 Alabama
Frances Musick   F 6 Alabama
William Musick   M 3 Texas

 

by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (341k points)
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Ransom Musick

Find A Grave Index
Ransom Musick
Burial
2005
Lake Village, Chicot, Arkansas, United States of America
Yes
16 Mar 1919
05 Jan 2005
65499520
Saint Isidore Catholic Cemetery
 
 
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Ransom Musick

Find A Grave Index
Ransom Musick
Burial
1943
Cleveland, Russell, Virginia, United States of America
31 Jul 1850
21 Jan 1943
41666088
Musick Cemetery

 

by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (341k points)
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Ransom A Musick

Find A Grave Index
Ransom A Musick
Burial
1883
Mixon, Cherokee, Texas, United States of America
Yes
1818
09 Dec 1883
19495161
Mixon Cemetery
 
 
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by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (341k points)
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The only definitive answer for Cherokee's is the "Dawes Roll" you will find all Cherokees listed some may not have registered if they were off reservation in that case look for blood relatives....CAUTION the feather/bird clan may be adopted from other tribes and or adopted by the tribe and have no native genetics...this would include slaves that were adopted, they have full tribal rights but you would have to prove with documentation
by Michael Gentry G2G Crew (560 points)

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