Fairchild/Steele...Is there any Native American blood here?
My husband's grandmother is 89, she is the granddaughter of Andrew Ulch MILLER and Minnie Martha Maria FAIRCHILD. Grandma was always told that her dad was 1/8 Cherokee, and his mom (Minnie) was 1/4. So that would make one of Minnie's parents 1/2 Cherokee. I have this line at least one more generation back on all fronts...but I never got wind of any native American blood at all. Minnie's parents were Joshua S. FAIRCHILD (b. 1813-1816 in Buffalo, Erie, New York) and Frances Maria STEELE (b. 6 APR 1827 in Tolland, Tolland, Connecticut.
I have Joshua's parents as Joshua FAIRCHILD b. 16 JAN 1797 and Mary SKINNER b. 1797. Frances' parents were Seth Dwite STEELE b. 14 MAR 1796 and Harriet PAINE b. about 1801. I only know that Mary SKINNER'S father was Benjamin SKINNER...I do not know who her mother is. I do not know who Harriet PAINE'S parents were. But one of these last four parents mentioned (Joshua, Mary,Seth or Harriet) would have to have been full blood Cherokee. The Fairchilds originally came from England and so did the Steeles. Both lines have been traced back to early Connecticut. I'm particularly looking at the ladies.
One thing I must mention about Grandma...she's sharp as a tack. She was very clear in her thinking.
I know that there are a lot of folks researching the Fairchilds and the Steeles, and I'm hoping someone might have some info about this!