Hattie Ridley Pruitt, the oldest daughter, and third child of Jane Willis Ridley and W.M. Ridley, applied for the same rights as her mother Jane Ridley, and Hattie was also refused.
Family legend has always provided us with the story that Jane Holley Higginbotham was full-blooded Indian, taken in and raised by the Holley’s as their own.
More research will have to be done, I’m not giving up on the thought that this can be proven. I just don’t think the family had the means, or ability at that time to prove their identity.
If you have anything to add to this, please contact me. Would love to hear from you!
Here are the pages below for you to read, just click on the page number: