I am trying to help a friend who has Blackfoot in him. He could be a good mix of Blackfoot & Melungeon.
I will give you a lineage of these names I just mentioned. These are his great great grandparents.
John Eads b. 1800 Wilkes NC d. 1846 Wilkes NC Married Mary Pollu Massey b. 1802 NC d. 1887 Missouri Children: Ezekial,John,James,Wm, Alvin,Pinckey,Nancy, Milly,Alfred,Franklin, & Granbery
Elisha C. Collins (counted as Mulatto on census's) b. 1830 TN d. TN Married 1)Nancy Hall (Married 16 MAR 1847,Wilson TN) Children: Lousianna Eads
2)Esther Archer b. 1825 (Married 28 JUN 1850, Wilson TN) Children: Wilson,Perry,Priscilla,Thomas and Mary
3)Louise Nickens b. 1846 (Married 9 NOV 1862 Wilson TN) Chilkdren: Laura,Joshua,Mary,Elisha,Louella, & Henrietta.
4) Frances Nickens b. 1843 (Married 23 APR 1883 Davidison TN)
Do any of these names fit in with anyone? Please let me know.