I know nothing of Esther Sullinger, however, I am researching the ancestry of Sarah Sullinger, who I believe also to be the daughter of James Sullinger who lived in Franklin Co, AL in 1850. Sarah was the mother of Ester Elizabeth Owens, born 7 Dec 1844 in AL, married William Owens 28 Sep 1865 in AL. I do not know Sarah's birth date or place, but it seems likely that Esther and Sarah were sisters and Sarah named her daughter after her sister. I too have been told that there is Choctaw (or similar) blood in this family line, and my mother has a photo of Ester Owens which reveals this very strongly. Ester Owens married Isaac Mullins Long and they wound up in Oklahoma Territory, however, their daughter Sarah wound up in northwest MS with the rest of my ancestors.