John Brown, Jr., Principal Chief (1796 - 1822) MP

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Birthplace: Windsor, Massachuttes
Death: Died
Occupation: Principal Chief
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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John Brown, formerly judge of the Chickamauga District of the Cherokee Nation East, was elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation West 22 April 1839, after the Old Settlers decided to elect new officers to strengthen their position vis-a-vis the Latecomers under John Ross, in place of then Principal Chief John Looney. He served until a majority of the Old Settlers decided his administration had not gone far enoough to accomplish a compromise with the Ross party, and re-elected his predecessor John Looney in his place that July.

Brown's Tavern in Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee, is so-named because it was once his, part of a complex of businesses that included a riverboat landing for the tavern and inn, Brown's Ferry a mile or more downstream, a large farm, and a mill. Now a private home, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

McLoughlin, William G. Cherokee Renascence in the New Republic. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

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Chief John Brown Jr's Timeline

July 2, 1796
Windsor, Massachuttes
Age 13
February 2, 1820
Age 23
Morgan, Alabama, United States
February 2, 1822
Age 25