I found this at the website listed below:
"My grandmother was Crystal Terwilliger
Her mother was Martha Lucille Wambolt
Her father was Forest Dale Terwilliger
The father of Forest Dale Terwilliger was William Henry Terwilliger
The mother of Forest Dale Terwilliger name unknown
The father of Martha Lucille Wambolt was Henry Wambolt. He came from Germany.
The mother of Martha Lucille Wambolt was Caroline. She came to Centralia in a covered wagon.
The father and mother of Martha Lucille Wambolt are her adopted parents.
The birth mother of Martha Lucille Wambolt was a full blooded Cherokee Indian.
(Indian name unknown)
The birth father of Martha Lucille Wambolt was a Scotch-Irishman. They were married.
Martha Lucille Wambolt, who became Martha Terwilliger, had an Indian name until she was adopted by a white family (The Wambolts). She would be half-Cherokee Indian and half-Scotch-Irish.
There is a family story about my grandmother’s mother and how there was a cabin fire and a there was a little Cherokee Indian girl whose parents died in a cabin fire in Oklahoma and she was left an orphan. The Cherokee nation headquarters are in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I’ve heard variations of “Martha’s story” during my growing up years. I heard she was found out in the woods and they picked her up on the way. I heard they saved her from the fire. I heard they found a baby near a burned out cabin in the woods. However the story goes, a Cherokee baby was found/saved/rescued or adopted. I would guess the Wambolt’s must have lived or passed through Oklahoma and must have known or knew of the parents if Cherokee names were floating around the family stories and also heritage/ background information.
I assume that Caroline and Henry Wambolt headed “out West” together in a covered wagon since women rarely (if ever) took these journeys alone. This would be somewhere in the 1800s–the Cherokee baby (Martha) must have been with them on this journey. The Wambolt’s lived in Centralia, Washington."