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Re: *Walkingstick Family Tree
Posted by: Ronnie Sellers (ID *****1761) Date: August 05, 2009 at 08:57:40
In Reply to: Re: *Walkingstick Family Tree by Pat Tucker of 45

Pat, I am curious about the Tucker family. My grandfather was Homer H. Goodwin, son of James R. Goodwin and Eliza Gentry from Vonore in Monroe county Tennessee. After James died or something else happened, Eliza married a Tucker. My uncle, Walter Goodwin, would refer to his grandmother as Granny Tucker. My older sister told me this. I never knew my dad but my grandmother, Nancy Ann Goodwin nee Cantrell, told me when I was around 13 years old that a full blood Cherokee would come to see me when I was a little baby. My mother, Marie Goodwin Sellers, was seperated from her husband that went to Ohio and remarried and was working on Hwy. 129 at the Snow White Resteraunt with Barb Walkingstick. She met my dad there who would meet Joe Moody when he came to she his mother on Hwy. 411 in Blount county. I was informed that my dad may be Edward or Edwin Walkingstick of the Eastern Band Cherokee. I am 53 years old and would like to know who my dad was before I die. Hoping my dad would come back was a big dream for me. I was told he was in the military at the time so I thought he may have died in combat and that was why he never came back for me. I told Ace Miller, a boxing promoter out of Knoxville Tennessee, about my dad. He asked me what made me work as hard as I did to be as good as I was and I told him I did not know who my dad was but I know he will come back for me and when he does, I am going to be a champion not a contender. I fought Sugar Ray Leonard that night and lost by only one point. He was National champion and I was Southern champion covering five Southern States. I found info that said Edwin Walkingstick died in 1961 or 1965, and that is why he never came back for me. I don't think I lost my fight with Sugar Ray but he knew he fought somebody that was better than him. He wanted to ask me some questions after our fight that was mostly about my weight training and the last thing he asked me was " You're not all white are you". I told him about my grandmother who was half Cherokee but was not sure about my dad. That was all he needed to know. My coaches turned out to be crooks and stopped training me. More important than my fight with Sugar Ray is finding my dad. If you know anyone that can help me I would be most gratefull. Ronnie Sellers


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