Death: Apr. 2, 1880Julia Ann Sherrod Pace…… Cherokee Indian 1833 ,
As for proof: I feel the story passed from WL Pace, her husband to his daughter, Ludie Oliver, to her daughter Linnie to her children and grandchildren is very compelling. History proves there was a cholera epidemic in 1833. Julia would have been two years old at that time. We also have the following, transcribed from the back of the marriage bond of William L. Pace and Julia Anne Sherrod Pace, February 1, 1863:
State of Kentucky, Muhlenberg County. I, W. L. Pace do certify that I am about 25 years of age, that I have been married once before, that I was born in Bedford County, Tennessee. That my father, Richard Pace, was born in North Carolina; that Julianne Murphy was born in Todd County, Kentucky; that she is about 31 years of age. She has been married once before. That her parents are native citizens of the United States. That I expect to marry this February 1, 1863. (Signed) W L Pace
” I have been working with mtDNA test results. My maternal line – which I believe would be the same as yours – tested with the Haplogroup J. Native American heritage tests with Haplogroups A, B, C, D, and sometimes X.”
— with Jerry Garrett.
Categories: Family Stories, Genealogy Ramblings
What a wonderful picture and story, with that validation. My, that doesn’t happen often. Thank you for sharing this.