Isaac and Adeline were my 2nd great grandparents. I've run into all the same problems you've had in sorting out these records. I also heard the same family legend about the falling out with family but, it was (wrongly?) attributed to my great grandparents, Alexander S Porter and Martha Ellen Tesseneer (d/o Isaac and Adeline). I always heard she was a "full blooded Cherokee" and they were disowned by both families so they eloped to Buncombe County to marry. Their first couple children were supposed to have been born there before they reconciled with their families and moved back to Spartanburg. I honestly believe that the story was "confused" as it was handed down through the generations It should have been attributed to Isaac and Adeline and I suspect Adeline might have been of melungeon descent instead of Cherokee. They were married in Greene County, TN, which is known to have a large melungeon community and her maiden name, Weaver, was a common melungeon surname . This is PURE SPECULATION on my part but, even though she's recorded as white on all documents that I can find,it would explain a lot. Itsstill doesn't explain how they came to meet in the first place unless it was due to the war, reconstruction era or some connections between family/friends Also, I suspect Amanda Tesseneer could have been Isaac's younger sister, sister-in-law or maybe a cousin.