Looking for a possible connection five generations ago, between the TN Lewises and the Whites supposedly Cherokee?

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Looking for a possible connection five generations ago, between the TN Lewises and the Whites supposedly Cherokee?
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edited by Keith Hathaway
Hi Linda, I hope we can help.

You say 5 generations ago... do you have a particular ancestor in mind?

If so, you can post all of the information you know about them here or share their profile number if they have one here on WikiTree already.  Any clues we can offer will help volunteers to search.

If not, what other clues do you have?  DNA results?  Family stories?

- Keith
I have Nancy (Cherokee) Lightfoot (1730-1790), Nancy Ga Ho Ga Lightgoot, in my tree, Profile Cherokee-43, she was the daughter of Dutch Tauchee Broom Chief and Ani-Kawi Broom, their family name was Moytoy, it goes back to the 1600's. My tree has Williams, Lightfoot, Owen, and many other names in it, we even have a Lewis Lightfoot. They were in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia and also Tennessee.

Dona Floyd Kimmons

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The connection could have been on my maternal grandfather or grandmother’s side. His name was Thomas Rexford “Rex” Lewis, hers was Matilda Loretta Watts. Where the connection was, either Watts -White or Lewis - White, I don’t know. My mother always said that five generations ago my grandparents were full blooded Cherokee, but my DNA test shows no Native American blood. I’m leaning towards the connection being on the Watts side but am not certain.


Thank you for your interest in this mystery.

Linda Low
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Did you do your test through ancestry.com? Because they gave back a navajo their dna test and said they weren't native at all which was clearly not the truth. Also, my whites go to moons and are of the echota tribe of Alabama cherokee.
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Thomas Richard Crews (Crews-57), b.April 30, 1846, in Hickman, Hickman County, Tennessee, d. 1887 in Independence , Missouri, son of Thomas W. Crews and Charlotte Meadows, of Hickman County, Tennessee, married Mary Jane White (White-3619) August 8, 1868 in Clinton County, Illinois.

Their Daughter, Emma Jane Crews (Crews-51), married Ether Branson Lewis (Lewis-2415), January 24, 1894 in Devon, Bourbon County, Kansasmap

answered by Michael Lewis G2G6 (8k points)

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