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Creek Ancestors? Thomas Nelson and Mahala Lyons

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Creek Ancestors? Thomas Nelson and Mahala Lyons

Posted: 1512887305000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lyons Nelson
Does anyone have information on these individuals? Especially Mahala Lyons Nelson?

My 5th great grandfather was Thomas Nelson b. 1795 and his wife was Mahala Lyons b. 1816
I have found from other people's research, that they were both Native American ( just in their own writing (no proof), specifically Thomas Nelson was Muscogee Creek. He was from Okracoke Island, NC and then moved to Bon Secour, AL.

What resources have people used to determine that they were Native? I've seen a photograph of my 5th great grandfather and he definitely appears to be Native American, but I would just like to see official documentation of such. Census records and even books I have uncovered and still no evidence that they were Creek.

Anything helps.

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Kaitlin Gamel 1512887305000 
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