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The African/Cherokee/Muscogee-Creek/German/English ancestry of Preston Lee Washington, Deputy Chief, Cherokee Freedman Nation:
Mother; living, mixed blood.
Maternal grandmother=Bertha McNAC(K), Cherokee Freedman census card #63, Roll #F-3276
Frances HILDERBRAND (Bertha’s mother)= Cherokee Freedman census card #63, Roll #F-190
Susie (Susannah) HILDERBRAND (Frances’ mother)=died ca. 1861-African slave.
Jess & Hannah HILDERBRAND (Susie’s parents)=both died prior to enrollment-African slaves.
Nancy MARTIN (John H’s mother)=mixed blood, English/Cherokee, died ca. 1837
Elizabeth “Betsy” WARD (Nancy’s mother)=mixed blood, English/Cherokee, died ca. 1803.
Nancy (Elizabeth’s mother)=full blood Cherokee, commonly known as Nancy WARD, died ca 1822.
My lineage to Nancy WARD is certified by the Association of the Descendants of Nancy Ward. Who, ironically, is reputedly the first Cherokee to own African slaves?
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