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The family line we are researching claims that the ancestor whose surname
was Staunton, Sarah Jane Staunton McDaniel, was actually a full-blooded
Cherokee who had been adopted by the Staunton family. However, to date we have
not been able to substantiate that. We have found that on her marriage records
her father is listed as Marshall C. Staunton, but her mother's name is not
given. It is improbable that she could be the natural child of Marshall and yet
he would not know the name of her mother. It seems to imply that Sarah claimed
Marshall has her father as the parent she had always known. Since
You can either read a narrative of the Staunton family as part of the Staunton-McDaniel family story, or you can view a genealogy report of the Staunton descendants from Family Tree Maker. Marshall’s first wife may be listed as Sarah's mother in the report, but we have no record to establish who her mother was. If she was full-blooded Cherokee, she may be what is referred to by some Native American genealogists as a "Lost Bird."
If you are related to any of the above families, please send an e-mail to Mary Taylor.
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