Saturday, September 08, 2018


Warren using Family Lore of Native American Heritage For Employment

Nadene Goldfoot                                       
"Harvard Law School in the 1990s touted Warren, then a professor in Cambridge, as being "Native American." They singled her out, Warren later acknowledged, because she had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory. Critics note that she had not done that in her student applications and during her time as a teacher at the University of Texas.
Warren maintains she never furthered her career by using her heritage to gain advantage.
"Warren’s central offense dates back to the mid 1980s, when she first formally notified law school administrators that her family tree includes Native Americans. Warren said she grew up with family stories about both grandparents on her mother’s side having some Cherokee or Delaware blood."
CNN's program with Smerconish today interviewed the interviewer of Elizabeth Warren and found that she had gone to college and Law school under no special ethnicity, just as a white.  Her maiden name was Elizabeth Ann Herring.  However, in getting a job with Harvard, she seemed to have an epiphany and embraced her heritage so listed herself as a Native American.  Then she got the job.  That certainly is using the racist card in employment.
Elizabeth said she based this fact of being a Native American on family lore. "Warren says, yes, she is, and points to "family stories" passed down to her through generations as evidence.
"I am very proud of my heritage," Warren told NPR in 2012. "These are my family stories. This is what my brothers and I were told by my mom and my dad, my mammaw and my pappaw. This is our lives. And I'm very proud of it."  
Elizabeth's ggrandfather was John Hayne Herring b: 1860 in Cornwall, England who immigrated from England in 1866 to Massachusetts, married to Mary Annie Scharan of Switzerland.  Elizabeth herself was born in 1949 in Oklahoma, the state where there is a large Indian Reservation. The Cherokee Nation had to walk in winter to Oklahoma in what is called "the Train of Tears." It's a well known story.   She married Jim Warren, a high school love.  Her grandfather was Grant Leslie Herring. .  
 We're related to the Warren family of Richard Warren (1578 England-1628 Massachusetts), 13th signer of the Mayflower Compact on our mother's father's side of the family with my grandfather, Frank Hugh Robinson, being his 7th ggrandson---if I have chosen the right father of Frank, for Robinson in New England is as common as fleas on a dog. 7 generations ago we had 128 ancestors with 64 females and 64 males and inherit only 0.78125% per ggggggrandparent.  This would take us back to 1841 just about, the date Elizabeth's ggrandfather Herring could have been born in England.   I've now had about 12 different theories as to who Frank's father was. This assumption was when I thought Cyrus B Robinson was Abiathar Smith Robinson's father, but since then, I've changed my mind.  Good bye Richard Warren's connection     Robinson and Warren  are common surnames.  That's if I did my genealogy research correctly.  I also found we're related to Harry Truman's wife, Bess, too. That's through my mother's mother's side, much easier whose surname was Tuller.    I found we're related to all of England's kings and queens as well.  All this needs to be verified by qualified genealogists if I wanted to be sure about it.  At least I know how hard I worked at it to accidentally bump into such well known people.  
A genealogist said that Elizabeth, if true and verified, would then be 1/32 Native American.  
I haven't read anywhere that she had a DNA test for proof, and that's really what she needs.  Family lore is just that; family lore.  This has to be proved.  DNA would show if she had native American genes.
We have Native American lore, too.  My grandfather said that his brother had married an Indian princess.  I can't find this anywhere.  It wouldn't make me having Native American genes, anyway.  
"I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian," he said. "I have a feeling she will say no."
"Warren immediately shot back: "While you obsess over my genes, your Admin is conducting DNA tests on little kids because you ripped them from their mamas," she wrote on Twitter, a reference to the migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the southern border because of a Trump administration policy.
Guess what.  She used this lore to gain a special job at Harvard.  She used such guesswork to have power being she knew that this would put her at the head of a list.  It was what I all "lying."  You don't say you are a native American in this instance unless you have good proof.  I blame Harvard also for not checking her claim out.  They could have asked, who in your family was native American and what tribe?  People are known to lie on their resume and it's up to the business to check them out.  Guess what?  They figured a lawyer would have been honest.  Good grief!  From one DNA lab, her ethnicity was:  Ethnicity: English, Cornish, Swiss-German, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Swedish.  

"Elizabeth’s paternal grandmother was Ethel Virginia Jones (the daughter of Summerfield Jones and Sarah Frances/Francis Kerr). Ethel was born in Missouri. Sarah was the daughter of Matthew H. Kerr and Sarah Ann Elizabeth Ellis."  We also have a slew of Jones on our tree but no Ethel Virginia or others listed.  

"Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather was Harry Gunn Reed (the son of Joseph H. Reed and Charity Louise Gorman). Harry was born in Illinois. Joseph was the son of The Rev. Joseph H. Reed and Eliza Bell. Charity was the daughter of Ezekiel/Ezekial Tom Gorman and Matilda Elizabeth Matthews." Depending on which Robinson line, we do have a lot of Reeds that I have found.  I have several Joseph Reeds, but no Gormans.  We have 2 female Matthews.  
Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother was Bethania Elvina “Hannie” Crawford (the daughter of John Houston/Huston Crawford and Plina/Paulina/Paulliney Ann Bowen). Bethania was born in Missouri. John was the son of Preston H. Crawford and Edith May Marsh/March. Plina was the daughter of George Washington Bowen and Bethania/Bethany/Bethaney Clark..  We have a Virginia Crawford married to a Homer Robinson; tons of Bowens but none of hers; tons of Clarks but not hers.  

"Elizabeth has stated that she was told by her family, that one of her maternal great-great-great-grandmothers, Neoma Sarah Smith (popularly known as O.C. Sarah Smith), was of Cherokee Native American background. She has also stated that she has some degree of Delaware Native American ancestry. These statements, and their accuracy, were often the subject of media coverage during the 2012 Senate campaign in Massachusetts (where Elizabeth Warren was a candidate). Many of O.C. Sarah Smith’s ancestral lines have been traced to foreign-born (non-Native American) origins. To date, it appears that no genealogical evidence has been produced that Elizabeth Warren has Cherokee Native American ancestry."

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