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Hi, I have one Brown[related] & one Blackburn cousin who filled applications[rejected]for the 1909 Guion Miller Roll, both having ties[through Robert Fisher/Brown Sr.[Cherokee], b. 1758-9, Culpeper Co.]to the Cherokee. A quick check the my Guion Miller applications shows[Gray], [& 1 Grey rejected] 8 accepted[Gray]individuals & 2 rejected on the G. M. Roll. For Gill, it lists 6 accepted applications. Often, the Cherokee & other Native American tribes would adopt the surnames[& sometimes the given names too]of the white/settler families living near them. This is what my Brown ancestors did. I have a several Brown genealogy files, if you'd like me to email them to you, let me know, when responding to this message.
Here are a few of the other surnames associated with my Culpeper Co. related families: Tanner, Blankenbaker, [Morning]Smith[a Cherokee], Blackburn, Long, Brown, Fisher, Pollard, Zimmerman & others as well.