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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 11:49 PM

22. This is the part that's being debated.

Correction: Because of a reporting error, a story in the May 1 Metro section and the accompanying headline incorrectly described the 1894 document that was purported to list Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother as a Cherokee. The document, alluded to in a family newsletter found by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, was an application for a marriage license, not the license itself. Neither the society nor the Globe has seen the primary document, whose existence has not been proven.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/05/14/for-record/20uQnW6yCV3uOL2bRDfseK/story.html?camp=pm

I've been a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society for many years and find them quite credible. Just because they couldn't find the license itself doesn't nullify what's on the application. Back in 1894 there were some very strict rules and laws about how much Native American one could have in them to be declared 'white' so I don't believe anyone would be lying on a marriage application if they claimed Cherokee.

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