My brick wall relates to my great-Grandmother Amelia Catherine White Kelso of TN/KY/IL. Cannot deter
My brick wall relates to my GreatGrandmother Amelia Catherine White Kelso. Her first name is spelled Melia, Mellie, Melie, Emelia. I cannot figure out who her mother and father were for sure. After doing Ancestry DNA, a close match (3-4th cousin) contacted me and she says Amelia's mother's name was Minerva Lynns, not Lucinda Ann Lyons as my grandmother Daisy Bell Kelso Clark told me 45 years ago. Also, need help with Amelia's father. DBKC told me his name was Josiah White, but records indicate his name was Joseph White(ambiguous handwriting in old records may account for discrepency) but I have no other info on him. Both he and Lucinda Ann Lyons may have been Cherokee/Creek/Choctaw, as my grandmother refused to discuss ethnicity except once long ago... told her youngest daughter we "met the Pilgrims" when they came to America. Amelia was petite, had jet black hair; her daughter DBKC also was darkskinned/coppery, as was her son, my father, and myself.
I can't afford to go joining Ancestry and all those other paid subscriptions sites to figure this out. Any help and suggestions for research are very much appreciated.
Sandra Lee Clark