It says Eliza Medlin was white but my family thinks she was full blooded Cherokee. Is this correct? Thank you

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Eliza Runyon Medlin was white. There is no Native Indian blood in this line that I have found as of yet and unlike other family lines, I am pretty certain I will never find any in this line.
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I apologize! There was no actual info in that answer. This person most likely descends from Vincent Rongnion and Ann Boutcher, French Hugenots who came to America to escape persecution. I (and others) have definitivly traced her back to Jeremiah Runyan of Hunterdon, NJ and Sallie Harris, a descendant of Isaac Harris.  My Great Uncle Gordon Runion is still living and has extensive information on this line. I am 100 percent certain that she was not even a tiny bit Cherokee. This family was also very careful about marriage. They did not allow marrying even very distant blood relatives. My own experience is that once my cousin told someone she was part Cherokee and my Grandmother (a Runion) made it very clear she was not and was never to say such a thing again.  We are dark haired and eyed still despite all of our lines being in America since the early 1600s and that may be where the idea came from.  We are of French descent.
by PJ J G2G6 Mach 1 (16k points)

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