BY NED WOODALL
BIG OAK CORNSTALK
I will be posting the source for where I believe this confusion may of come from:
John Woodall's daughter married a man named John Oaks I believe. Under the regular naming conventions a son could of been name JOHN WOODALL OAKS mighta been as tall as a Cornstalk
Here is a link to the marriage
I feel in order to do my research on my family certain things need to be cleared up!
I do not want in anyway MY Grandfather involved in Rumors nor in this Poindexter Debackel if I can possible separate him from them.
I need these out of the way, they are clouding the real history.
If you look at my Grandfather's page their is a subsection
Its just starting
I have done the research long enough to recognize that my Woodall Grandfathers fought like majama's for this country in some wars. Along with many others as well.
I feel that there Profiles should reflect who they really were, nothing made up. They made there own in our history and did it well, I am proud. Check them out when I'm done with their profiles the Woodall's were interesting folks.
I have come to a road block in my research. There has been a surprise finding! for me... I had been told as a child we were Native American. It shouldn't of surprised me, but it did, and others here on Wikitree when my Grandfather showed Native in a DNA test. The information has been hard to assimilate for me even with my Grandfather's stories. and it is a strange feeling indeed. My Grandfather and family who were considered white, have shown up as Native American in a DNA test.
Now in order for me to do research on Wiki in light of this test, it seems reasonable to assume I should look for other Native Americans in his line.
I do not feel that my relatives if they were Native American would of actually trusted the US Government at the time and told the whole truth on government records. This can lead to problems in the locating records because they are going to be Off somewhat and probably on propose. I do believe they left a trail, but I may have to throw some brush off of the trail to find it again.
Being that it is astonishing news, its hard to believe especially for me right now. So I feel it seems necessary for verification of the findings. Which I will gather and present for either recognition of his Native Ancestry or for Euro Ancestry in the near future.
I'm going now and begin working on a source sheet for my Grandfather. I will try to put all relevant data together in an organized manner for presentation. The majority here have far more experience in such things then I do. So I would like a group to go over the data and give their best opinions on my Grandfather's ethnic and racial background.
I have always admired the amount of knowledge in this room.. I need that knowledge now, so I can track my people. Whom ever they turn out to be.