Mattie Studebaker, the sixth child of Jane Willis Ridley and W.M. Ridley, applied for the same rights as her mother Jane Ridley, and Mattie 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.
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