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Surnames: Cross Smith Dorsey
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I am also a descendant of Ruth Cross Smith thru Hattie Smith Dorsey , I too have heard the story of some Cherokee lineage but haven't been able to prove it, there seems to be several Native American stories on the Cross side as well as the Smith side -2 of the Cross girls married Morfords, I have also Charles K. Smith is Ruths (from obit says she was born in Dayton Ohio)Cross' Husband, there was also a Nelson Smith in the family also who I thought was a brother to Charles, but ran across a story that he was a nephew- the son of Ellen Long (Long not Lawson appears to be correct)Smiths- sister -name unkown she is said to have went to live with Indians and had 2 children a boy (who allegedly was Nelson Smith)and a daughter both of a Native American father, Nelson was raised by the Smiths and the the sister of Ellens and the daughter returned to live with the Indians-the other story is Elliot Cross -Ruths Brother married a lady who was a Native American I found a picture of !
his son - Otho Cross who lived in Kansas and he definitly has Native American features Sooo I am confused Have compiled quite a file on the Smith Cross family -fire away with any questions will see if I have anything tha may help an hopefully you can help me as well:-)
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