I've seen both Sarah Murphree and Sarah Osborne named as Jonathan Blythe's mother. After reviewing all the posts and information, I believe Sarah Osborne is the most likely mother of our Jonathan Blythe.
Below is the information I have (compiled from indirect sources) on the children of Jonathan Blythe. You'll need to evaluate this information against your own sources:
Children of Jonathan Blythe and Nancy Barnes/Shoop are:
i. William Blythe, born Abt 1790; died 1856 Indian Territory, OK. He married Nancy Fields Oct 31, 1809 Rhea Co., TN.
ii. Anastasia Blythe, born Abt 1789; died Aft 1835. She married Alexander DeArmand.
Notes for Anastasia Blythe:
1. NICKNAME: â€œStacyâ€ or â€œSasaâ€
2. APPLICATIONS: No applications were found claiming Cherokee descent from Stacyâ€™s descendents.
iii. Rebecca Blythe, born 1796, SC. she married William Burrell Wall Jr.
Notes for Rebecca Blythe:
1. CHEROKEE INDIAN REMOVAL: Rebeccaâ€™s husband served in W.L. Connellyâ€™s Company C during the Cherokee Indian Removal.
iv. Leoma â€œOmieâ€ Blythe, born Abt. 1797 SC; died Abt 1891 Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC. She married Jonathan Parker 1818.
Notes for Leoma Blythe:
1. APPLICATIONS: The largest number of applications for recognition of Cherokee descent came from this branch of Annie Blytheâ€™s descendents.
v. Sarah Annie Blythe, born Abt 1800 in Buncombe Co., NC; died 1887 in Blackwell Mtn., Cherokee Co., NC. She married William Anguish McDonald Abt 1815 in South Carolina. .
vi. Thomas Henry Blythe, born Abt. 1785.
Notes for Thomas Henry Blythe [SOURCE: â€œCherokee By Bloodâ€]:
1. NAME: LDS record lists his name as â€œThomas Jonathanâ€. He never married. Went to California and worked in a mine; drowned; a girl named â€œAnn Blytheâ€ claimed his estate.
vii. Mary Ann Blythe, born Jul 28, 1808. She married George Washington Hampton Abt 1825.
Notes for Mary Ann Blythe:
1. CHEROKEE INDIAN REMOVAL: Her husband served in Enoch Cunninghamâ€™s Company A during the removal.
viii. Elizabeth â€œ Betseyâ€ or â€œBettyâ€ Blythe, born 1802 Marble, Cherokee Co., NC; died 1885 Marble, Cherokee Co., NC. She married John B. Welch 1819.
Notes for Betsey Blythe:
1. MYSTIQUE: Betsey was considered half Cherokee and half French.
2. RESIDENCE: John Welch and Betty Blythe lived about 4 miles East of Murphy, NC.
3. HEROINE: Betsey was the heroine of Judge Strangeâ€™s romance, â€œYonagusksâ€ based on the story of how she saved her future husbandâ€™s life. Connected with the early history of Cherokee County is the story of Betty and John told by Judge Robert Strange:
â€œâ€¦a half breed by the name of John Welch, who was of French extraction, killed a full-blood Cherokee by the name of Leech, near the present town of Andrews, Cherokee Co., NC. According to the Cherokee principle of the tribe, Leecheâ€™s nearest Cherokee relation, Oneguskee (or Yoneguskee) was obligated to kill Welch. Oneguskee followed Welch to the Smoky Mountains, then to Paint Rock, later to the New Found Mountains, and still later to Pickens, SC. It seems that at the latter place Welch fell in love with a white girl by the name of Betty Blythe, who upon being informed by her lover that Oneguskee was seeking his life went to the latter and interceded successfully for her half-breed suitor. John Welch, husband of Betty, was known as the â€œAvenger of Bloodâ€ and was a prominent citizen of his county. Oneguskee, the would-be avenger, soon became reconciled to him, especially after his daughter had become the wife of Rev. Gideon Morris, a Baptist preacher of Cherokee Co., NC.â€
ix. James Blythe, born Abt 1804, SC; married Sally Downing Bef 1835.
Notes for James Blythe:
1. VALLEY RIVER: James was one of the first white settlers on Valley River. In 1860 he owned five slaves, and the estimated value of his property was $6,000.
2. CHEROKEE INDIAN ROLLS: His family and the John B. Welch family were enumerated on Cherokee Indian rolls because both Sally Downing, his wife (a full-blooded Cherokee), and John Welch had obvious Indian blood lines.
x. Nancy Blythe, born Abt 1806, SC; died 1892, Akins, Sequoyah Co., OK.
Child of Jonathan Blythe and Que-Di-Si/Quatsie Littledog is:
i. Jackson Blythe, born 1811 Macon Co., NC; died march 14, 1900 Jackson co., NC; married (M1) So-Da-Yi-/Sah-Dohy-Ah-Oo-Yo-Sis-Ter; married (M2) Ollie Reed.
Children of Jonathan Blythe and Malinda Thompson are:
i. Mary Jane Blythe, born 1839, NC.
ii. Robert W. Blythe, born 1841 NC.
iii. John M. Blythe, born 1842, NC.
1. William Loudermilk: "Descendants of Isaac Shupe/Shoop" Mar 2004.
2. Betty Wagner: "Research Notes on Jonathan Blythe" 2004.
3. The Heritage of Cherokee County, NC, Vol I.
4. Assorted Genealogy Forum posts.
If you acquire information that either confirms or changes this information, please keep me in mind.
Thanks so much.