Would like help researching my indian heritage, great grandmother Mollie Blankenship Coffman

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I would like some help looking for my indian heritage. my great grandmother Mollie Blankenship Coffman, history has spoke she was native american.. I had found once were she was raised on a reservation but i havent been able to find it again. and I did not write anything down at the time

Molli/Mary Coffman her mother's name was Permila Jane Blankenship and she married a Coffman.  any information would be wonderful.
WikiTree profile: Mollie Coffman
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Mottie Blankenship

 

 

      Name: Mottie Blankenship
      Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1893
      Marriage Place: St Francois, Missouri
      Registration Place: St Francois, Missouri, USA
      Spouse: Ellis Coffman

      Source Information

      Ancestry.com. Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.

      Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.

       

      Mary Coffman

       in the 1900 United States Federal Census

        Name: Mary Coffman
        Age: 24
        Birth Date: Dec 1875
        Birthplace: Missouri
        Home in 1900: St Francois, St Francois, Missouri
        Sheet Number: 17B
        Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 329
        Family Number: 336
        Race: White
        Gender: Female
        Relation to Head of House: Wife
        Marital Status: Married
        Spouse's Name: Ellis C Coffman
        Marriage Year: 1892
        Years Married: 8
        Father's Birthplace: Missouri
        Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
        Mother: number of living children: 4
        Mother: How many children: 4
        Can Read: Yes
        Can Write: Yes
        Can Speak English: Yes
        Neighbors: View others on page
        Household Members:
        Name Age
        Ellis C Coffman 47
        Mary Coffman 24
        Ellis P Coffman 7
        Florence R Coffman 3
        Quincy L Coffman 2
        Ruben Bryan Coffman 3/12
        Belle F Blankenship 21

        Source Citation

        Year: 1900; Census Place: St Francois, St Francois, Missouri; Roll: 887; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0098; FHL microfilm: 1240887

        Source Information

        Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

         

         

        Mottie Blankenship

         

         

            Name: Mottie Blankenship
            Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1893
            Marriage Place: St Francois, Missouri
            Registration Place: St Francois, Missouri, USA
            Spouse: Ellis Coffman

            Source Information

            Ancestry.com. Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.

            Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.

             

             

              Name: Mary Coffman
              Age: 24
              Birth Date: Dec 1875
              Birthplace: Missouri
              Home in 1900: St Francois, St Francois, Missouri
              Sheet Number: 17B
              Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 329
              Family Number: 336
              Race: White
              Gender: Female
              Relation to Head of House: Wife
              Marital Status: Married
              Spouse's Name: Ellis C Coffman
              Marriage Year: 1892
              Years Married: 8
              Father's Birthplace: Missouri
              Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
              Mother: number of living children: 4
              Mother: How many children: 4
              Can Read: Yes
              Can Write: Yes
              Can Speak English: Yes
              Neighbors: View others on page
              Household Members:
              Name Age
              Ellis C Coffman 47
              Mary Coffman 24
              Ellis P Coffman 7
              Florence R Coffman 3
              Quincy L Coffman 2
              Ruben Bryan Coffman 3/12
              Belle F Blankenship 21

              Source Citation

              Year: 1900; Census Place: St Francois, St Francois, Missouri; Roll: 887; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0098; FHL microfilm: 1240887

              Source Information

              Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

               

              Some Cherokee lived briefly in Missouri in the early 1800's, but all had moved south by 1815 after the New Madrid earthquake.  The Cherokee have never lived on a reservation.  The 'Northern Cherokee' link above is to a fake Indian group.  There are only three legitimate Cherokee tribes - The Cherokee Nation (in Oklahoma), the United Ketoowah Band (also in Oklahoma) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (in North Carolina).  A good basic Cherokee history can be found in Robert Conley's book "The Cherokee Nation".
              The Old Settler Roll will have her name or the name of her family head if she was Cherokee who moved before removal in 1837.  St. Francois County, especially Liberty, was an original settlement but as was pointed out above was virtually abandoned.  Very few families stayed.  Look for anything you can find in knoblick or liberty.  I will run some checks and send you what I can find.
              They had listed my Dad on his death certificate-Old Settler Cherokee.

              I am unsure how the mortuary knew that.  And almost everyone has now passed.  But the story goes that my great grandmother Mollie Buffington Coffman was a full blood Cherokee.  I would like any help or ideas were to go from here you can offer.  thank you for responding.  My home email is dcoffmanmt@yahoo.com thank you in advance.  How did you see my question for help.  I am still very green with wikitree, so I apologize. lol
              Bill is Knoblick or Liberty towns in Missouri? Is the Old Settlers Roll something I can google and obtain?
              correction - Mollie/Mary Blankenship's mother is not permelia. my error.
              I can't remember who sent me this but I did find this;  1860 Census, St. Francois, Mo.  John B. Coffman - 36 years;  Missouri Coffman - 34;  Ellis C - 7 years;  James Q - 5; Mary Coffman -66  (Maiden Name) Braucht B. 1794 in Pennsylvania; Mennonite Vital Records Married to Daniel Coffman B. 1791 in Pennsylvania.

              1870 Census St. Francois, Mo.  Ellis P Coffman -16 years James Q - 14 years; Robert D. Lee Coffman - 7 years ;  John B. -46 years; Missouri- 44 born 1826.

              Daniel P Coffman was 1 year old in 1850;  John B was 26 years and Missouri was 24 years ;  child Lee Coffman born about 1849; He married Ludia Brown and I think she was from Missouri. I also found an Ellis Coffman that died in 1909 in Missouri, Ray county. But no real proof.  I will continue this but I do really need to do some other work. Please contact me again if you need anything. Nancy
              If she was full blood Cherokee, how likely is it that she'd be enumerated as white on census records ?

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              I saw your post and I thought I could help: I put in Mollie Blankenship Coffman in Google.com and came up with this:  Cherokee One Feather: The Oconaluftee Indian Village , Cherokee N.C. I don't know if this is your Mollie Coffman because there are several Mollie Coffman But it also said that her parents were born in Missouri, And Belle F Blankenship is Mollie's sister, maybe if you went thru Belle then you might find Mollie,  If you need more help then let me know, Nancy
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              They had listed my Dad on his death certificate-Old Settler Cherokee.I am unsure how the mortuary knew that.  And almost everyone has now passed.  But the story goes that my great grandmother Mollie Buffington Coffman was a full blood Cherokee.  I would like any help or ideas were to go from here you can offer.  thank you for responding.  My home email is dcoffmanmt@yahoo.com thank you in advance.  How did you see my question for help.  I am still very green with wikitree, so I apologize. lol
              I also know that there is a town named Ellis Missouri named after my Great Grandpa Ellis Coffman.  he was Mollie's husband.
              Is Cherokee One Feather: The Oconaluftee Indian Village a place-town-reservation in Missouri or N.C.
              The Oconoluftee Indian Village is a replica Cherokee 'living history' site in Cherokee, North Carolina.
              Have you considered DNA testing?
              Nancy

              This is the best answer, sorry I just found this.  I have been off computer for some time, but I am back at it.  This is what I am looking for and I have another name of a great great grandmother Missouri Belknap. She is I think Ellis Coffman's mother.  I have done so much searching on my great grandfather Ellis Coffman and cannot find a birth cert or death cert.  I did find a marriage cert. I am unsure if middle initial is a C or P, I believe he was born around 1853. I think his fathers name was John B Coffman.  can you help me
              Yes I had my DNA done.  How do I get it loaded in wikitree
              What's the deal with all the red flags?
              Debbie,

              I see you have posted that you have taken a My Heritage test.

              If you decide to put your data on Gedmatch ,would you please post your Gedmatch number. It certainly helps those who tested with other companies to ferret out matches.
              Nancy  -  yes i think this is on the right track, belle is her sister.  She is often listed on the home census. do you have any other info.  Do you know how I could find a picture of Mollie Coffman and Missouri Coffman (great and great grandma's
              William-

              Hi I am looking here and I dont see were I had answered you on the ged match,  yes my gedmatch #8088721.  let me know if you find anything.
              Debbie,

              Thanks for the response but 8088721 is not coming up on gedmatch.

              Usually gedmatch numbers are preceded by A for Ancestry, T for FTDNA, M for 23&Me H for My Heritage.....etc. followed by six numbers.

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