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Re: James Bigby & Catherine Foreman
Posted by: jerry l. clark (ID *****1102) Date: April 14, 2008 at 05:11:04
In Reply to: Re: James Bigby & Catherine Foreman by Mary Adair of 194

I have no special information about where Cherokees lived near Cleveland, TN. Several histories of Bradley County state that the choice of the land office at the time of establishment of the county was between the place occupied by Deer In The Water and Andrew Taylor's cabin; the latter was located near a spring.

James Bigby, Jr was the Commissary and Thomas Foreman the manager for the first wagon train, conducted by Daniel Colston (who replaced the ill Hair Conrad). James Bigby, Sr. was one of several intepreters and Anderson Springston the Commissary for the eighth wagon train, conducted by Chuwaluka. James D. Wofford was the Assistant Conductor, but was sacked by Chief John Ross for drunkeness. He was replaced by Thomas Norris Clark, Jr. (whose father founded Kingston, TN and had employed the teenaged John Ross in his trading post). Jesse Mayfield was the Wagon Master for the third wagon train, conducted by Rev. Jesse Bushyhead.

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