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Re: Leanna Denbo Atkins and Joseph A. Denbo
Posted by: Stan Hodges (ID *****3701) Date: August 29, 2002 at 11:12:42
In Reply to: Leanna Denbo Atkins and Joseph A. Denbo by Stan Hodges of 117

Additional information from Old Cherokee Families by Emmet Starr about early
contacts between whites and Cherokees, pp. 466-476:

p. 466 about Christian Priber: "Ludovic Grant, who was said to have been a
Scotchman, in a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charlestown, South
Carolina probate court in the book of '1754-1758' in a sworn statement of
January 12, 1756, says 'It is about thirty years since I went into the Cherokee
Country where I have lived ever since...I speak their language.' He married a
full blood woman of the Long Hair clan. He was among the Cherokees at the same
time that Christian Priber and James Adair [were] in the nation."

pp. 455-7 About Bushyhead: "John Stuart was stationed at Fort Loudon as the
Captain of a British company in 1757. The fort was besieged and captured by the
war chief Ogonostota on August 7, 1760. Nearly all of the garrison was killed,
but Captain Stuart was rescued and taken to Virginia by the civil chief,
Atacullaculla. Stuart was later appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs south
of the Ohio River and married Susannah Emory, and their only child was always
known as Oonodutu or Bushyhead, and this name has clung to his descendants.
Captain Stuart himself was known to his Cherokee acquaintances as Oonodutu on
account of his shock of blond hair

So Bushyhead's parents were John Stuart and Susannah Emory. Susannah Emory's
grandparents were Ludovic Grant (see note above) and a 100% Cherokee woman of
the Long Hair clan. Their daughter married William Emory. Their daughter was
Susannah Emory.

P. 467 about Major Downing: "said to have been a major in the British army,
married a full blood Cherokee woman of the Wolf clan."

P. 472 about John Gunter: "a Welchman and operated a powdermill in the Cherokee
country in 1814."

P. 472 about Chief Doublehead: "Tahlonteeskee was a prominent Chicamauga warrior
in 1792. In the United States---Cherokee October 25, 1805 Doublehead, who had
hitherto been an implacable war chief was granted three separate tracts of one
square mile each and Tahlonteeskee received a square mile of land on the north
bank of the Tennessee River, for their influence in negotiating the treaty. This
action becoming unpopular, Tahlonteeskee emigrated to the Western Cherokee
country where he was elected Principal Chief in 1818." Then on p. 473,
"Alexander Sanders killed Chief Doublehead in a drunken brawl at Hiwassee Ferry
in the summer of 1807."

P. 475 about Samuel Riley: "Samuel Riley, a White man, married Gulustiyu and
Nigodigeyu. They were sisters and belonged to the Long Hair clan."

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