A third-generation Washingtonian, I grew up in northern Virginia. My great-grandfather, Lewis Cass White a Civil War veteran, moved to Washington after the war to work for what was then called the Pension Bureau (now Veterans' Affairs). He married Susannah Yount, a Pennsylvania German. My grandmother, Sadie White and mother, Florence Evans were both born in Washington, D.C. Her father William Evans grew up on a farm in western New York, the grandson of recent Welsh immigrants and descendant of English immigrants who arrived about 1640. My father, Joe Parks  was from Oklahoma, the son of James A T Parks a Cherokee Methodist minister and Florence Youngblood a woman from Mississippi who went to Oklahoma to teach Indians in 1913. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire married Kerry Forbes  and ended up living in New Hampshire and working at the University of New Hampshire for almost 50 years. I have three children and six grandchildren. After retirement I returned to northern Virginia. I am a citizen of Cherokee Nation and have been studying Cherokee history and working with Cherokee genealogy for over 35 years.
Most of my European ancestors immigrated to America in the 1600's and early 1700's from the British Isles, mostly Scotland/Northern Ireland and Wales. My genealogical goal is to trace each line back to the immigrant ancestor.
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On 9 Oct 2019 at 16:24 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:
On 8 Oct 2019 at 21:53 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:
Could you please check it because if it is supposed to be for the "Oowana" guy, then it would be Vann-550 and Vann-151 that should be merged. Thanks
On 8 Oct 2019 at 14:17 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:
On 6 Oct 2019 at 01:59 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:
On 5 Oct 2019 at 02:39 GMT Sarah (Shaw) Saenz wrote:
On 5 Oct 2019 at 02:37 GMT Sarah (Shaw) Saenz wrote:
On 3 Oct 2019 at 01:23 GMT Zachary Smith wrote:
On 26 Sep 2019 at 17:26 GMT Saundra Stewart wrote:
Thanks for pointing out my error, Kathie. I got John Sr. and John Jr. mixed up a bit.
On 8 Sep 2019 at 17:00 GMT Cherie Sharp wrote:
Thank you for your message on Standing Turkey. I have removed most of his info and will leave it to the experts from now on. My 4th g. grandmother was Ocuma Cherokee and have been trying to add to that line. Cherie
On 5 Sep 2019 at 15:03 GMT Nikki Gauthier wrote:
Because I respect you vast knowledge on all things Native American Indian, could you please look over this message ...
and please share your valuable input with us. Thanks :)