African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: Eli Cruel
In Response To: Re: Eli Cruel ()
You figure if Eli's mother was part Indian shouldn't he be also?
Eli is on the freedmen roll and his mother was on the by blood roll with a 1/2 blood quantum. Eli's mother (Mariah Ponds) was transferred to the freedmen roll. She was originally found on the by blood roll.
Eli's father (John Cruel, Indian, dead) is never mentioned on the cards.
Remember if the mother was a slave as always she is placed on the freedmen roll, even though she may be a mixed blood (Indian parent dead). Mariah was a slave to Ben Marshall.