Family legend claims that my g-g-grandmother was from the Chickasaw tribe, but I have never been able to substantiate that rumor. Any help would be appreciated.
Her maiden name was Frances Siota (or Ciota) Mathis (or Mathews). Her father, Chapel Mathis originated in North Carolina according to census records, but migrated to Graves County, TN. Siota married Josiah Fears 8 Nov 1856.
Thanks in advance for any help.