I hope this reaches you as your post is a couple of years old. Here's what I found on another website, wwww.allthingscherokee.com, as I was looking for information on Malinda Martin wife of James Marshall Daffern. I believe they are my 3rd great-grandparents. Hope this gets you past your brickwall.
: I'm hunting information on my great-great-great grandmother her name was Elvira Ann Hood we are not sure of the year she was born, but we were told that the man she married,his name was Green Martin Daffern had taken her across the state line into Texas and registered her as white.She was infact full blood Cherokee. One of her childrens name was Emma Alice Daffern,born Jan. 25, 1893, Died in 1953-Married Lewis Birget Reppond- Had Anna Louise Reppond in Dec. 3, 1915, Married Leroy Bates Castleman and Died in the year 2000, They had my mother Barbara Jeanettee Castleman on Feb. 10, 1939. We cannot seem to find out any information about her and would appreciate any information you could help us with. You can Email me at this address or write to Barbara Mitchell/110 N. Sherman/Okmulgee, OK/74447/Phone (918) 756-6416