Bio-Dad got more info from his cousins. Apparently my Great Grandfather John Walter was full blooded Cherokee and my Great Grandmother Lula Goines was full blooded Chickasaw. BOTH of them lived on reservations (or whatever they were called at the time) and were moved from North Tennessee sometime in the late 1800's. I can't wait until the photographs they are sending him finally get there, I so want to see what they look like. Do any of us resemble them? I can't wait!
Bio Dad gave me bad info. Spoke with his cousin who has the family history and it is Iriquois and Chickasaw Indian. Either way, it is going to be a long road in trying to find any records of my Great Great Grandparents on my paternal Grandfathers side.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Woke up to an email from my bio-dad that he contacted some cousins (I didn't know he kept in touch with ANYONE aside from his brothers) who were going to be sending him photographs of his Father, Aunts and Uncles. I am completely blown away, I can't believe I am going to see a picture of my Grandfather for the first time. I am excited and a tad bit trepedatious, yet hopefully, these images will help unlock the secrets I have been trying to find out.