My GG Grandfather was Benjamin Freeman. I believe he was a full blood Cherokee. When he was fourteen years old, he was in Tenneese, on the Trail of Tears. While he was on the trail, he gathered his things in the middle of the night and ran away. Benjamin settled in Mo. He raised a family. He had a daugher named Lydia Tenneese Freeman. Lydia married William Monroe Bell and they lived in Noah's Ark, Mo. They moved to Okla. in 1920. Does this sound familiar?