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Re: Native American Allcorn's
Posted by: Jeanne Alcorn Roesberry Date: January 28, 2002 at 01:32:18
In Reply to: Re: Native American Allcorn's by Wilma Dunn of 1166

I was born in Louisville,KY in 1945 to Irvin Clarence Alcorn & Christine Hattie Tyra Alcorn.Both of my parents are now deceased; my father in 1956 or 1957, my mother in 1985.My father & paternal grandfather both told me our "original" name had been "All Corn" and both of them knew some Cherokee words.A family bible with many, many names & dates of people on my fathers' side of the family was destroyed soon after my fathers' death. I was a child & didn't realize the importance of this old, well-worn document. My father had been married & fathered 5 or 6 children prior to marrying my mother;she would become very upset if I asked about the "other family" so I was never able to learn ANY names of people on my fathers' side, not even the name of his "real" mother (the grandmother I knew was Elizabeth but was not mother to my father) My grandfather, also named Irvin Alcorn, owned a small dairy/tobacco/corn farm in Mount Vernon, KY where I spent many summer vacations before the illness & death of my grandpa. I remember either my father or grandfather telling me my "real" grandmother had been Cherokee (full or almost), but any mention of Indian ancestry seemed to greatly upset my mother so relatives were simply not discussed.I also do not know if my father had any brothers or sisters; if so I never met any of them; nor do I know anything about my paternal grandfathers' history even though I spent alot of time with him.Both my brother (another Irvin Alcorn) and I have some Native American features, as did my father.Any info you may have relating to the few facts I have would be appreciated. Thank you

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