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Native American Chaney Smith

Journal by dora_coffman

Looking for proof that Chaney Smith was cherokee native american indian. She was born about 1780 in either North Carolina, or near nc Virginia. The records are unclear. All of the census has her marked down as white, although this is not unusual since the husband spoke for the family. Her husband's name was James Maynard who served three terms in the Revolutionary War. He was born in South Carolina, moved to Tennesse, Kentucky, Virginia, and received a pension in West Viginia. If anyone knows anything please help....

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on 2007-02-17 05:18:23

dora_coffman , from Ohio, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2007. is researching the following names: MAYNARD, KENNEDY, ADKINS and 23 other(s).

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by TCurtner on 2008-08-26 16:20:06

I too would appreciate any information to Chaney's lineage, and often wondered about this connection to Native American Ancestry. George T. Damron, Grandson of Chaney (Charity) was of supposed to be part Native American through his Mother America May (Mae) Lycans/Lykins who married William H. Damron.

America was the first marriage for Will Damron and the Second for America. America was first married to James Harvey York.

Comments by other researcher's have stated George had problems when drinking. George was a Policeman like his father Will.

America is noted as having died 10 Dec 1938 in Raliegh County, West Virginia.

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