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Hello! Researching my great grandmother's line and finding multiple we'll documented Native ancestors. Her name was Virginia "Virgie" L. Castle born May 22nd, 1908 in Lawrence County, KY. She was the daughter of Osceola Oscar Castle. If anyone has any insight to this family line to confirm Native heritage, it would be greatly appreciated. I believe they were either Cherokee, Shawnee, or both? Thanks in advance!
posted by Noah King
Noah, welcome to WikiTree; I see you've just recently joined us. I encourage you to start building out your tree, starting from yourself and working back, being sure to add what you know as well as reliable sources as you go. You'll find that as you work back in time, there's an increasing chance that a profile for your ancestor already exists. That said, I do not yet see profiles for either Virginia or Osceola. (There is an Oscar Castle b 1880, so old enough to be Virginia's father, but there is not much on that profile so proceed with caution.)

I looked at the 1910 census for a Virginia or Virgie Castle and found a daughter the right age, but of James and Lou. Whole family is white. See https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRNT-CT4?i=3&cc=1727033

posted by Jillaine Smith
Hi. My Great x3 grandfather was Col. George Davenport. I have found numerous story's of his wives and children. I believe Cathrine Fourt to be my great x3 grandmother. I have also seen her last name as Pouit. It has been passed down that she was of meskwaki or sac. I can't find any information. Can you help?
posted by N. McClelland
Hi, I have traced my ancestors on my mother's side back to Chief Kanagatoga Moytoy born 1690...he is my 8th great grandfather. Indigenous America doesn't show up in my dna results, but my ancestors connect me to him. His daughter and her husband John Mantooth are my 7th great grandparents. I am amazed and very interested in this part of my ancestry, and would love to know any other information anyone has about them.
posted by Cynthia Anderson
Hi Cynthia, I replied to you from the earlier message you sent to the project. But to close the loop here: there are no known descendants of Kanagatoga "Old Hop" (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cherokee-151) because while he made mention of children in a speech, he did not name them, and there survived no contemporaneous documents that named either a spouse or children. See his profile for details. Sorry to disappoint you.
posted by Jillaine Smith
edited by Jillaine Smith
I have traced my family tree back to Massasoit of Wampanoag tribe. If correct I am a direct decendant, as he would be my 11th great grand father. I have taken a DNA test through 23 and me but it doesn't clarify what tribe just that I do have native American DNA. My last name Blair. Is the name I traced back. To Blair, Bailey, Stanton,Starkweather, Wampanoag.....Does this sound remotely possible or correct to anyone? Lol Thanks in advance.

Tomajean Blair [email address removed]

posted by Tomajean Blair
Massasoit probably did have did have some descendants, although I don’t know how reliable the published genealogies are. No DNA test can connect you to a tribe. You might want to contact one of the Wampanoag tribes for assistance: https://mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/ https://wampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/
posted by Kathie (Parks) Forbes
I am seeking to clarify a family branch, that bears the surname, "Lenape" (Lenape-17). The father is a known individual - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lenape-14 but the only historically documented child was his son, Bemino. The only evidence we have is trace Native American DNA. I have .2%, my mother has .39%, indicating that one of my 6x great grandparents was 50% Native (purely by mathematical equation). A "Relationship to me" run, indicates that Margaret is my 7x great grandmother.

I have to admit, I am uncomfortable with the outright assertion that I am descended from an "Indian Princess" (which seems to me, to reek of desperate cultural appropriation). However, my daughter married into the Tututni People, Siletz tribe, and they are very curious about my hint of native DNA. I don't know that this mystery of identity can ever be solved! If anyone has ideas though, I am interesting in exploring this further!

posted by Robin (Felch) Wedertz
Hi Robin. I read the comments posted to the NA project page.

I took a look and concur with you. I've posted some comments and questions on the relevant profiles.

Jillaine, Native Americans Project Coordinator

posted by Jillaine Smith

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