Thompson, West, Parrett/ott - Native American?
July 07, 2010 11:04AM
In the I850 Overton Co., TN census, JAMES FORRESTER PARRETT/ott is living in the household of Geroge M. THOMPSON as is TABITHA WEST. She is Cherokee. A thousand genealogy miles down the road I re-read the civil war pension of James' wife, Mahala Ann Bowman Parrett, and find that her only witness is WILSON WEST who states that he has known them always and is a next door neighbor. The petition was written in 1869 in Putnam County, TN. Is Geo. Thompson Native American?

Wilson and James fought together in the civil war - both being in the 28th TN Infantry, CSA. Luckily I found a DNA record of WILSON WEST. It states that he was born in 1824 in Lincoln Co., NC and married Nancy Jackson in Overton Co.,TN. It also states that he died in INDIAN TERRITORY, now Murray Co, OK. If you care to check out the dna page it is"West Fanily Group 15.

I thought surely when our dna test was returned we would KNOW who we are, but not so. James does not match any other Parrett/ott family but matches exactly Rev. John Wesley DOSS, who does not match any of the other Doss families either! Who are these men? After 87 years I would like to know who I am also!!

If you have ANY tidbit of information on these great people, please let me know,.