I am trying to track down proof or family legend confirmation of Cherokee heritage from my GG Grandmother Ursula Miles. Her sister, Temperance Miles, married an Aikin in Alabama and then a Pope in Mississippi. They came to Texas before the Civil War and ultimately to Red River County where she is buried in English Cemetery.
None of the Dawes or other registers has shed any light on this as this family left the Cherokee or Native American community in about 1825 from eastern Tennesseee well before removal.
I would appreciate anyone who is a descendant or knows of any Native American heritage to contact me.