if sarah gist died in texas in 1837,how did she have narcissa in 1841 back in kentucky

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The tree seems to be an import from Ancestry.com. I looked at a couple of Sarah Gist trees, which seem to be unsourced. One did describe the situation you described. Another, still unsourced, listed only two sons, and reported this: "Death: 1837 • Monroe co, Kentucky. [She] was micajah's first wife.....died after 2nd child...all this happened withen a 2/3 yr period & micajah remarried in 1839 in Monroe co ken. to mary p. glidewell....sarah's marriage to micajah may have been by indian law"   So it could be that attaching the birth of Narcissa to Sarah is incorrect. Even if she died in 1837, did she die in Kentucky, or in Texas?  Without finding source material, anyone's guess is good as another. Although if the remarriage of micajah in 1839 can be affirmed, that would give credence to the belief that Sarah was not the 1841 mother of Narcissa.
by Jim Parish G2G6 Pilot (158k points)

See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~katy/wright/b361.html  for some possible answers. This has some detail that carries the ring of truth. It appears the Benjamin and "Archy" were the probable sons of Micajah and Sarah, although it also seems they may not have been legally married. A Family Search found no such marriage. The genealogy in the link, as well as a couple of others I found, assigned the motherhood of Narcissa to Mary P. Glidewell, Micajah's 2nd wife. It details how Benj. and Archy applied to be put on the Cherokee rolls, but were denied because they ascribed their Indian heritage through Mary, who wasn't Indian. It supposes that because Sarah died so early, the boys assumed that Mary was their true mother. I think this rendition may answer your question.

 

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