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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.
Father; living, African

Maternal grandmother=Bertha McNAC(K), Cherokee Freedman census card #63, Roll #F-3276
Maternal grandfather=African

Frances HILDERBRAND (Bertha’s mother)= Cherokee Freedman census card #63, Roll #F-190
Adam McNAC(K) (Bertha’s father)=Muscogee-Creek Freedman census card #F-551, Roll #2141.

Susie (Susannah) HILDERBRAND (Frances’ mother)=died ca. 1861-African slave.
Stephen HILDERBRAND (Frances’ father)=died August, 1899, non-enrollee-identified on Frances’ census card as: Cher. Ind. Canadian District.
Fannie MILLER (Adam’s mother)= Muscogee-Creek Freedman census card #F-558, Roll #2170, African slave.
Wallace C. McNAC (Adam’s father)= Muscogee-Creek by blood census card #1806, Roll #5742

Jess & Hannah HILDERBRAND (Susie’s parents)=both died prior to enrollment-African slaves.
John H. HILDERBRAND (Stephen’s father)=mixed blood-German/Cherokee-died ca. 1838
Unknown Cherokee woman(Stephen’s mother)=?
Nancy SELLS (Fannie’s mother)=died before Dawes enrollment, Dunn Roll #1328-African slave.
Dick Lewis (Fannie’s father=died before Dawes enrollment. Arkansas Town, African slave.
Dicey McNAC (Wallace’s mother)=died before Dawes enrollment, Tuckabatchee Town, Muscogee-Creek by blood.
Elic (or Alex) McNAC (Wallace’s father=died before Dawes enrollment, Tuskegee Town, Muscogee-Creek by blood.

Nancy MARTIN (John H’s mother)=mixed blood, English/Cherokee, died ca. 1837
Michael HILDERBRAND (John H’s father)=German, died ca 1863.

Elizabeth “Betsy” WARD (Nancy’s mother)=mixed blood, English/Cherokee, died ca. 1803.
Joseph MARTIN (Nancy’s father), English, died ca. 1808.

Nancy (Elizabeth’s mother)=full blood Cherokee, commonly known as Nancy WARD, died ca 1822.
Bryan WARD (Elizabeth’s father)=English, died ca 1815.

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?

I am nobody’s *wannabe* and none shall get past me.

We can be denied, but we can’t be stopped.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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