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My families Cherokee blood line
Author Craig, Bobby E.
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Place Overhills Settlement, Tennessee, United States
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Chota, North Carolina, United States
Year range 1483 - 1996
Surname Attakullakulla, Bullock, Cookson, Craig, Grant, Ratliff, Rogers, Ward
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Ethnicity / Culture Native American
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My families Cherokee blood line

James Grant Born 1483 Cromarty Scotland. Died 1553 Freuchie, Castle Grant
Scotland. Married Elizabeth Forbes Born ukn. Died ukn.

John Grant Born 1507 Freuchie Scotland Died 1585
Married Margaret Stewart Born ukn Died ukn

Duncan Grant Born 1527 Died 1581 Dunhill Scotland
Married Margaret Macintosh Born ukn Died ukn

John Grant Born 1572 Freuchie Scotland died 1622 Dunhill Scotland
Married Lilias Murray born ukn died ukn

John Grant Born 1596 Freuchie Scotland Died 1637 Edinburgh Scotland.
Married Mary Olgivie Born ukn Died ukn.

James Grant Born 1616 died 1663 Edinburgh Scotland.
Married Mary Stewart Born ukn died ukn.

Ludovic Grant Born 1652 (Of Grant) died 1717 Edinburgh Scotland.
Married Janet Brodie born ukn died ukn.

John Grant born 1679 Pluscardine Scotland died 1747 death place ukn.
Married Kathrin Dick born ukn died ukn.

(Source Emmet Starr, Grant 1.)

Ludovic Grant was born circa 1698 in Scotland, and died 1755 in Charleston, South Carolina. He married (1) Elizabeth (Tassel) Coody in Cherokee Nation East daughter if KAHYUN TECHEA.

Ludovic Grant married (2) Unknown Cherokee woman if the Wolf Clan circa 1726. She was born circa 1700 ( source Emmet Starr,305,466,561,563 )

Notes for Ludovic Grant: On page 466, Starr states that Ludovic Grant married a woman of the Long

Hair Clan; However, on page 561 and 563 it states that he married a member if the Wolf Clan . (Two wifes, or a typo?). The name Eughiootie was found in the booklet called Cherokee Blood Newsletter-Spring 1983-Vol.1 Her "white mans" name was Elizabeth Coody (This name is found in Geneaology of Old & New Cherokee indian family by George Morrison bell. SR.) Elizabeth was the daughter of KAN-YAN-TEE-HEE the son of Corn Tassel Born circa 1670 at Chota City Of Refuge. She also had a brother named Chief Old Tassel who was killed under a flag of truce in 1788 and was noted for an eloquent speech he gave at Long Island.

Ludovic was the Clan Chief of the Grant holdings in Scotland ( Note: There is controversy as to his being Clan Chief at such a Young age; around 18 years old. There is also controversy as to The line, Some believe he was son of Ludovic not John.) After losing the war in the Jacobite Rebellion ludovic was captured by the British at Preston and banished to the " New World" . Ludovic arrived in the Carolinas and moved in with the Cherokee. His cousins all went to Boston and The Caribbian area.

Sir Alexander Cuming, in his brief Journal which appeared in the Historical Register of London for 1731, described his adventures in the Cherokee nation in 1730 when, with the aid of Ludovic grant, he convinced seven young Cherokees ( Including future Chief , ATTAKULLAKULLA, the "Little Carpenter" ) to visit England and King George II. This was an attempt by the King to recruit the Cherokee to fight the French.

In a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charleston ,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 resided ever since" "I speak their language".

Ludovic Grant Blood Scottish
Christened: April 12, 1702, Irvine Scotland
Emigration 1: May 07, 1716, from Scotland to the "New World"
Emigration 2: circa 1726, To Cherokee Nation as an Indian Trader.

Note: "Indian Countryman" of Cheoah.

Occupation: Fur Trader
Starr's Notes: B657

Child of Ludovic Grant and Elizabeth Coody was Mary Grant Born circa 1727 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennesee and died Circa 1765 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennesee Mary Grant (Long Hair Clan) married William Emory circa 1746. He was born Circa 1720 in England, and died in Cherokee Nation East, Tenessee (Source: Emmet Starr,305,561,563.)

Children of Mary Grant and William Emory are...
i. Mary Emory, b. 1747 Cherokee Nat.East
ii. Elizabeth Emory, b. c.1748
iii. Susanna Emory, b. c. 1749
iv. William Emory JR, b. c.1750 died Will's Knob PA.

Note: Will Emory, was the Renagade Cherokee who ran with the Shawnees and became known as Captain Will. The name is somewhat infamous in frontier kentucky annals because of Captain Will's relationship to Daniel Boone and an attack on Boonesboro.

Child of Mary grant and William Emory - Elizabeth Emory Married her second husband John Rogers SR. born 1755 died ukn. Blood English. Occupation Trader.

Note: John Rogers (arguably) started the Rogers Surname which include Chief William Charles Rogers, Diana (Tiana) (Rogers) Houston (General Sam Houstons wife) and Will Rogers. According to the Chronicles Of Oklahoma "The interesting Old White Trader John Rogers SR. departed the East with a party of emigrants on Oct, 17 1817 arriving among the Cherokees settled on the White River on April, 18, 1818". John Rogers lived and traded with the Indians since pre Revolutionary War times. He first married Elizabeth Due Grandaughter of Ludovic Grant first known White trader among the Cherokee. After her death he He married Elizabeth's daughter from a previous marriage Jennie Due they had two daughters Tiana and Martha. Tiana Rogers Married General Sam Houston and Martha Rogers was the mother of Jessie Chisolm ( Chisolm Trail ).

Children of John Rogers SR. and Elizabeth Emory:
i. Charles Rogers SR, b. c. 1774
ii. Aky Rogers, b. c. 1776
iii. John Rogers JR. Captain b.1778 d.1846
iv. James Rogers, b c. 1780
v. Nannie Rogers, b. c. 1782 d. bef. 1819.

Charles Rogers SR. married (1) Nannie Downing, (2) He married Rachel Hughes born Circa 1790 and died after 1851.she was the daughter of Daniel Hughes and Elizabeth Ward.

Note: Rachel Hughes is descended fron a long line of famous Cherokees including Nancy Ward A.K.A. NANYE-HI-FIVEKILLER Born 1738 in Chota City Of Refuge North Carolina Cherokee nation, Now Tennesee. She died at Womankiller Ford, Cherokee Nation, ( Now Polk County Tennesee ).

There was a tremendous amount of information written about Nancy Ward. She is mentioned in Teddy Roosevelt's Book On The West, The Virginia State Papers, The South Carolina State Papers, In Mooneys Book and The Draper Collection.There is a Chapter of The American Daughters Of the Revolution named after her in Tennesee., and there is a Descendants Of Nancy Ward Association on Oklahoma.

As a child Nancy ward was called "Wild Rose" Later after having been lost and having a vision of the spirit people helping her find her way home she was named "Nanye'hi" which means "One who is with the Spirit People". Later during the Battle of Taliwa against the Creeks she was Chewing the bullets her husband Kingfisher was using. He was shot and killed. She then took up his Rifle and joined the fight. For her heroics in Battle she was named "Ghi'hau" or Beloved Woman". In her teens and a widowed mother of two daughters she was given the title of Chieftainess. As "Beloved Woman" she was a Peace Negotiator and Ambassador for her people. She became a strong advocate of human rights for both red and white men. She had a strong voice for peace and attended many meetings between the white settlers the government and her people. She was involved in many of the treaties. Nancy ward brought the first cows to the Cherokee Nation. She wrote the "White father" President saying "Our people would have more hoes, plows, seed, Cotton carding and looms for weaving. They would learn your way of Cultivation. If you would send these things we will put them to good use". And he did. He also sent agents to administer and help. Nancy was a Revolutionary war patriot in that she gave aid (Cattle and Clothing) to Colonel Sevier and his men during the Revolution.

Nancy Ward had a vision where she saw " A great line of our people marching on foot. Mothers with babies in their arms. Fathers with small children on their back. Grandmothers and Grandfathers with large bundles on their backs. They were marching West and the "Unaka" ( White Soldiers ) were behind them. They left a trail of corpses the weak, the sick who could not survive the journey". This dream proved to be prophetic. On December 29, 1835 Thirteen years after her death, a removal treaty was signed. The Cherokee called this journey the "Nunna-da-ult-sun-yi" The Trail Where They Cried. The Trail Of Tears.

Nancy ward A.K.A

  • Tsituna-Gus-Ke -"Wild Rose"
  • Nanyi'hi -"One who is with the spirit people"
  • Ghi'hau -"Beloved Woman/Mother"
  • Skiagusta - "War Woman Of Chota"
  • Granny Ward

Nancy Ward was of the Wolf Clan she lived in the overhills settlement. They were called the Overhills People ( Cherokee ). She died in 1822.

Nancy's husband was Bryant Ward. His father was Sir Francis Ward. Other famous Cherokees in this line are Chief Tame Doe born circa 1700 died circa 1775 and The Supreme Chief of the Cherokee Nation Amatoya Moytoy born 1674 died ukn.

Children of Charles Rogers SR. and Rachel hughes:
i. Levi Rogers b. c. 1810
ii. Elizabeth Rogers b. c. 1812 d. c. 1852
iii. Richard Rogers b. c. 1810 d.ukn.
iv. Joseph Rogers b. c. 1816 d. ukn.
v. Charles Rogers JR. b. c.1818 d. c. 1844
vi. John Rogers b. c. 1820 d. ukn.
vii. Alzira Rogers b. c. 1824 d. ukn.
viii. Catherine Rogers b. c. 1822 d. 1852

Levi Rogers married Margaret Fields in 1810 she was born 1810 died ukn. their only child wasMy families Cherokee blood line

James Grant Born 1483 Cromarty Scotland. Died 1553 Freuchie, Castle Grant
Scotland. Married Elizabeth Forbes Born ukn. Died ukn.

John Grant Born 1507 Freuchie Scotland Died 1585
Married Margaret Stewart Born ukn Died ukn

Duncan Grant Born 1527 Died 1581 Dunhill Scotland
Married Margaret Macintosh Born ukn Died ukn

John Grant Born 1572 Freuchie Scotland died 1622 Dunhill Scotland
Married Lilias Murray born ukn died ukn

John Grant Born 1596 Freuchie Scotland Died 1637 Edinburgh Scotland.
Married Mary Olgivie Born ukn Died ukn.

James Grant Born 1616 died 1663 Edinburgh Scotland.
Married Mary Stewart Born ukn died ukn.

Ludovic Grant Born 1652 (Of Grant) died 1717 Edinburgh Scotland.
Married Janet Brodie born ukn died ukn.

John Grant born 1679 Pluscardine Scotland died 1747 death place ukn.
Married Kathrin Dick born ukn died ukn.

(Source Emmet Starr, Grant 1.)

Ludovic Grant was born circa 1698 in Scotland, and died 1755 in Charleston, South Carolina. He married (1) Elizabeth (Tassel) Coody in Cherokee Nation East daughter if KAHYUN TECHEA.

Ludovic Grant married (2) Unknown Cherokee woman if the Wolf Clan circa 1726. She was born circa 1700 ( source Emmet Starr,305,466,561,563 )

Notes for Ludovic Grant: On page 466, Starr states that Ludovic Grant married a woman of the Long

Hair Clan; However, on page 561 and 563 it states that he married a member if the Wolf Clan . (Two wifes, or a typo?). The name Eughiootie was found in the booklet called Cherokee Blood Newsletter-Spring 1983-Vol.1 Her "white mans" name was Elizabeth Coody (This name is found in Geneaology of Old & New Cherokee indian family by George Morrison bell. SR.) Elizabeth was the daughter of KAN-YAN-TEE-HEE the son of Corn Tassel Born circa 1670 at Chota City Of Refuge. She also had a brother named Chief Old Tassel who was killed under a flag of truce in 1788 and was noted for an eloquent speech he gave at Long Island.

Ludovic was the Clan Chief of the Grant holdings in Scotland ( Note: There is controversy as to his being Clan Chief at such a Young age; around 18 years old. There is also controversy as to The line, Some believe he was son of Ludovic not John.) After losing the war in the Jacobite Rebellion ludovic was captured by the British at Preston and banished to the " New World" . Ludovic arrived in the Carolinas and moved in with the Cherokee. His cousins all went to Boston and The Caribbian area.

Sir Alexander Cuming, in his brief Journal which appeared in the Historical Register of London for 1731, described his adventures in the Cherokee nation in 1730 when, with the aid of Ludovic grant, he convinced seven young Cherokees ( Including future Chief , ATTAKULLAKULLA, the "Little Carpenter" ) to visit England and King George II. This was an attempt by the King to recruit the Cherokee to fight the French.

In a statement recorded on page 301 of the Charleston ,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 resided ever since" "I speak their language".

Ludovic Grant Blood Scottish
Christened: April 12, 1702, Irvine Scotland
Emigration 1: May 07, 1716, from Scotland to the "New World"
Emigration 2: circa 1726, To Cherokee Nation as an Indian Trader.

Note: "Indian Countryman" of Cheoah.

Occupation: Fur Trader
Starr's Notes: B657

Child of Ludovic Grant and Elizabeth Coody was Mary Grant Born circa 1727 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennesee and died Circa 1765 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennesee Mary Grant (Long Hair Clan) married William Emory circa 1746. He was born Circa 1720 in England, and died in Cherokee Nation East, Tenessee (Source: Emmet Starr,305,561,563.)

Children of Mary Grant and William Emory are:
i. Mary Emory, b. 1747 Cherokee Nat.East
ii. Elizabeth Emory, b. c.1748
iii. Susanna Emory, b. c. 1749
iv. William Emory JR, b. c.1750 died Will's Knob PA.

Note: Will Emory, was the Renagade Cherokee who ran with the Shawnees and became known as Captain Will. The name is somewhat infamous in frontier kentucky annals because of Captain Will's relationship to Daniel Boone and an attack on Boonesboro.

Child of Mary grant and William Emory Elizabeth Emory Married her second husband John Rogers SR. born 1755 died ukn. Blood English. Occupation Trader.

Note: John Rogers (arguably) started the Rogers Surname which include Chief William Charles Rogers, Diana (Tiana) (Rogers) Houston (General Sam Houstons wife) and Will Rogers. According to the Chronicles Of Oklahoma "The interesting Old White Trader John Rogers SR. departed the East with a party of emigrants on Oct, 17 1817 arriving among the Cherokees settled on the White River on April, 18, 1818". John Rogers lived and traded with the Indians since pre Revolutionary War times. He first married Elizabeth Due Grandaughter of Ludovic Grant first known White trader among the Cherokee. After her death he He married Elizabeth's daughter from a previous marriage Jennie Due they had two daughters Tiana and Martha. Tiana Rogers Married General Sam Houston and Martha Rogers was the mother of Jessie Chisolm ( Chisolm Trail ).

Children of John Rogers SR. and Elizabeth Emory:
i. Charles Rogers SR, b. c. 1774
ii. Aky Rogers, b. c. 1776
iii. John Rogers JR. Captain b.1778 d.1846
iv. James Rogers, b c. 1780
v. Nannie Rogers, b. c. 1782 d. bef. 1819.

Charles Rogers SR. married (1) Nannie Downing, (2) He married Rachel Hughes born Circa 1790 and died after 1851.she was the daughter of Daniel Hughes and Elizabeth Ward.

Note: Rachel Hughes is descended fron a long line of famous Cherokees including Nancy Ward A.K.A. NANYE-HI-FIVEKILLER Born 1738 in Chota City Of Refuge North Carolina Cherokee nation, Now Tennesee. She died at Womankiller Ford, Cherokee Nation, ( Now Polk County Tennesee ).

There was a tremendous amount of information written about Nancy Ward. She is mentioned in Teddy Roosevelt's Book On The West, The Virginia State Papers, The South Carolina State Papers, In Mooneys Book and The Draper Collection.There is a Chapter of The American Daughters Of the Revolution named after her in Tennesee., and there is a Descendants Of Nancy Ward Association on Oklahoma.

As a child Nancy ward was called "Wild Rose" Later after having been lost and having a vision of the spirit people helping her find her way home she was named "Nanye'hi" which means "One who is with the Spirit People". Later during the Battle of Taliwa against the Creeks she was Chewing the bullets her husband Kingfisher was using. He was shot and killed. She then took up his Rifle and joined the fight. For her heroics in Battle she was named "Ghi'hau" or Beloved Woman". In her teens and a widowed mother of two daughters she was given the title of Chieftainess. As "Beloved Woman" she was a Peace Negotiator and Ambassador for her people. She became a strong advocate of human rights for both red and white men. She had a strong voice for peace and attended many meetings between the white settlers the government and her people. She was involved in many of the treaties. Nancy ward brought the first cows to the Cherokee Nation. She wrote the "White father" President saying "Our people would have more hoes, plows, seed, Cotton carding and looms for weaving. They would learn your way of Cultivation. If you would send these things we will put them to good use". And he did. He also sent agents to administer and help. Nancy was a Revolutionary war patriot in that she gave aid (Cattle and Clothing) to Colonel Sevier and his men during the Revolution.

Nancy ward had a vision where she saw " A great line of our people marching on foot. Mothers with babies in their arms. Fathers with small children on their back. Grandmothers and Grandfathers with large bundles on their backs. They were marching West and the "Unaka" ( White Soldiers ) were behind them. They left a trail of corpses the weak, the sick who could not survive the journey". This dream proved to be prophetic. On December 29, 1835 Thirteen years after her death, a removal treaty was signed. The Cherokee called this journey the "Nunna-da-ult-sun-yi" The Trail Where They Cried. The Trail Of Tears.

Nancy ward A.K.A

  • Tsituna-Gus-Ke -"Wild Rose"
  • Nanyi'hi -"One who is with the spirit people"
  • Ghi'hau -"Beloved Woman/Mother"
  • Skiagusta - "War Woman Of Chota"
  • Granny Ward

Nancy ward was of the Wolf Clan she lived in the overhills settlement. They were called the Overhills People ( Cherokee ). She died in 1822.

Nancy's husband was Bryant Ward. His father was Sir Francis Ward. Other famous Cherokees in this line are Chief Tame Doe born circa 1700 died circa 1775 and The Supreme Chief of the Cherokee Nation Amatoya Moytoy born 1674 died ukn.

Children of Charles Rogers SR. and Rachel hughes:
i. Levi Rogers b. c. 1810
ii. Elizabeth Rogers b. c. 1812 d. c. 1852
iii. Richard Rogers b. c. 1810 d.ukn.
iv. Joseph Rogers b. c. 1816 d. ukn.
v. Charles Rogers JR. b. c.1818 d. c. 1844
vi. John Rogers b. c. 1820 d. ukn.
vii. Alzira Rogers b. c. 1824 d. ukn.
viii. Catherine Rogers b. c. 1822 d. 1852

Levi Rogers married Margaret Fields in 1810 she was born 1810 died ukn. their only child was
i. James Rogers, b. c. 1835 d. c. 1876

James Rogers married Mary Polly Sanders born circa 1838 died circa 1877 she was the daughter of Mitchell Sanders and Polly Overtaker. Children of James Rogers and Mary sanders were:
i. Levi Thomas Rogers b. c. 1866 d. ukn.
ii. Cynthia Ann Rogers b. c. 1874 d. ukn.
iii. David Mitchell Rogers b. c. 1877 d. ukn.

Note: Mary Polly Sanders's Grandfather was Alexander Saunders (Sanders), A friend of the Rogers family from the old days. It is thought he may have killed Doublehead in helping out Captain John Rogers the "White Trader".

Levi Thomas Rogers Cherokee Roll# Saline District Orphan Roll# 12380 Married (1) Emma Ida Hicks then married (2) Susan Smith Cherokee Roll # 12381 born 1882 died ukn. she was the daughter of John Smith and Sarah (Sallie) Whitewater Cherokee roll# 1697. Sallie's father was John Whitewater Cherokee roll# 2117 born ukn. died ukn.

My brick wall in this line is the Children of Levi Thomas Rogers and Susan (Smith) Rogers. My line are all from the Fort Smith Arkansas, Fort Gibson, Braggs and Muscogee Oklahoma area .my line as handwritten by an aunt at the Cherokee Nation (Talequah Oklahoma) is as follows.

Next in line is Sallie Bullock roll# non citizen Thomas Cookson Cherokee roll#316 Thomas Cookson Married Sallie Collier . Their daughter was Delilah Cookson Cherokee Roll# 29995. She married Amon Hale Craig roll# ukn. born 15 Feb 1859 in Gainsboro,Jackson County Tenessee died 18 Nov. 1923 in Braggs Oklahoma. Amon owned a General Store in Braggs . He was charged with, and later aquitted of murder. Delilah was a very respected midwife who lived from 1886 to 1982 in Braggs Oklahoma. Delilah had 13 children. Amon Hale Craig apparently had a Second marriage to Nancy (Nannie) Ratliff born 21 feb1874 she married Amon on 3 Sept. 1891. Their child was Amon Hale Craig Jr. born 6 June 1895 died ukn.

This line then descends as follows:
John Edward Craig roll# non citizen my Great grandfather
Levi (Rogers) Craig (female) (my grandmother) roll# too late.
Thomas Jefferson Craig my (Grandfather) roll# 1294
Thomas Dewey Craig (My father) Born April 11, 1928 died August 11. 1996

This line traces my known Cherokee blood lines. If I can help you or you can help me fill in any blanks please feel free to E-Mail DOTHEBOB@aol.com

Bobby E. Craig Born March 28, 1959

Bobby

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