From my reading and research, I believe that our verbal Wilson family history to be true. I verified the Mayflower connection so believe the Native American must also be true. My father told me as a small child that his grandfather told him that his grandmother was Cherokee. I have traced my history back to my great grandfather's grandfather.
I found a book on Roane County Tennessee where the Wilson's came from around the 1800's and found out the Tom Wilson was an interpreter receiving payments at Fort Southwest Point where Indians came to trade. The fort was an important settlement and was the western most point for settlers in this area. There was also a Cherokee Agency there and that is who Tom Wilson was receiving payments from. I can find no more in that there is no 1810 census because the British burned the records in the War of 1812.
If you look at pictures of my grandfather (in headdress below) and his father in the picture below him, you can definitely see the color and high cheek bones of a Native American. I'm am stuck here and can go no further on my research. I find it very disappointing not to have the proof of my heritage but believe the Native American blood is true. I will have to be content with what I have.
Be happy and may the Great Spirit bless you and yours.