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Aaron "Totsuwha-Chief Red Bird" Brock

Also Known As: "Totsuwha", "Do-tsu-wa", "Ꮩ Ꮷ Ꮹ", "to-chu-wo-r", "ᏙᏧᏬR", "c-u-tsa-wah CᎤᏣᏩ", "Red Bird", "Chief Red Bird Tisquaya", "Aaron Brock", "Tsisquaya", "Dotsuwa", "Tochuwor", "Toochalar" aka Carpenter"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Overhills, Great Tellico, Cherokee Nation East
Death: Died in Clay County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Ky
Immediate Family:

Son of Reuben Brock and Christian "Full Cherokee" Place, (Indian Maid)
Husband of Sarah Brock; Adi Wadi Christain Place and Susannah Caroline Brock
Partner of Rhoda Wilder
Father of Amon Brock; Aaron Brock Redbird Carpenter; Mahala Susannah Callahan; Jesse James Brock; Beuben Brock and 7 others
Brother of George Brock

Occupation: Cherokee chief
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About Chief Red Bird Brock

Some researchers believe him to be Chief Red Bird for which the Red Bird River in Clay and Leslie Counties are named. Aaron Cutsawah would be his American Indian name if this is the case as there are some places that refer to Chief Red Bird as Aaron Cutsawah Chief Red Bird Brock. However, on the 1805 Treaty of Tellico, Chief Red Bird's name was listed as Tochuwor with his "X" made by the name.

Alternate birth date: 8/21/1721

Aaron had five other children with Susan

  • 1. Aaron b. 1748 Virginia m. Elizabeth Noe on 8/5/1776 in VA. b. a1850 VA
  • 2. Mahala Susannah b.1749 Cumberland Co. VA d.1820 Clay Co. KY m. Edward Callahan in 1773 VA. Edward b.1773 VA d.1823 Clay Co. KY
  • 3. George b.1752 Shenandoah Co. VA d. Jan 1839 Washington Co. IN. m. Julia Ann Bruner on May 28, 1824
  • 4. Reuben b.1754 VA m. Elizabeth Camp in 1779 NC b.1760 NC
  • 5. James Brock b. 1758 VA d.1834

Four other children by Rhoda


http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brockfamily/ChiefRedBird.html

AARON BROCK (Sr.), is said to've been born 8 Dec 1721 in VA, though no source for the date can be found ~ the same birthday as his son JESSE BROCK (b. 8 Dec 1751, Cumberland Co., VA), so perhaps someone confused their birthdays. AARON died probably 1811 in Clay Co., KY. Nearly 200 years of oral tradition indicates Aaron Brock the English name of Cherokee treaty-signer Chief Red Bird (Cherokee name Tsalagi' Ugvwiyuhi Totsu'hwa) for whom the Red Bird River was named. Circumstantial evidence indicates but cannot prove he was the son of Chief Great Eagle and Woman Ani-Wadi. Dr. Kenneth B. Tankersley was shown the burial place of Aaron Brock - Chief Red Bird as a boy by his great-grandmother Elizabeth Saylor Tankersley, who was shown by her grandmother Elizabeth Brock Saylor, the granddaughter of Jesse Brock's son James C., as a place to be cared for by their family, which has looked after his grave since the murder.

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Aaron's son Jesse Brock was said in testimony by his grandson Elijah (son of Amon) to be "about 3/4 Indian." This suggests that Jesse was the grand- or great-grand-, or gr-great-grandson (?) of a European immigrant. A Brock DNA Project to determine the Y-chromosome of Aaron Brock is awaiting more test results, but so far three Brock direct-male-line descendants of JesseBrocks's sons Amon, James, and Jesse, Jr., are haplogroup J-12f2.1+, of Mediterranean-Middle East- Ashkenazi Jewish (Jews who went to Northern Europe, primarily to England). Dr. Bennett Greenspan of Family Tree DNA wrote about our Brock family's DNA in June 2007, "I have looked into a Jewish database that we have and this line IS found as a 12/12 match with 10 people in the database of Jews…One from Turkey (likely Spanish origins) one from Iran, and many from the Island of Majorca from a group of people who where forced to convert to Christianity called the Cheuta’s. I do not believe that these Brocks are descended from a Native American male, rather from a Jewish colonizer of Spanish descent."

Another man tested whose DNA was tested descends from a George Brock who lived in the same area as Jesse, had land dealings with him, and is believed by descendants to be Jesse's son, shows haplogroup R1B, the most common European admixture, and no similarity to the other two. There is little chance they had a common ancestor. He and some other Brocks tested with DNA Prints, rather than Y-chromosome testing, all show a percentage of Native American.

There is no telling how far back the Jewish (or Melungeon) ancestor lived; it could have been hundreds or even thousands of years. Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman, in her book MELUNGEON: THE LAST LOST TRIBE IN AMERICA (2005), wrote, "Not all Jews are Melungeon, but all Melungeons are Jews," and cites numerous landings in the Carolinas and Florida during the 1500s by Spanish and Portuguese Jewish sailors and settlers seeking a new home as refugees from the Inquisition which began in Spain 1492, the year Columbus discovered America. As other English colonists arrived, the earlier Jewish settlers sought isolation in Appalachia.

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RHODA6 SIZEMORE (GEORGE ALL5, JAMES4, HENRY3, WILLIAM2, MICHAEL1) was born Abt. 1790. She married (1) AARON (RED BIRD TO-JU-HWA) BROCK. She married (2) JOSEPH WILDER. She married (3) <nowiki>--------</nowiki> ROBERTS. 

More About AARON (RED BIRD TO-JU-HWA) BROCK: Ethnicity: Cherokee

     

Child of RHODA SIZEMORE and AARON BROCK is:

	i.	 	RUSSELL (RUCK)7 SIZEMORE.

Aaron Brock was a 1/2 Cherokee Indian and he married a full blooded Cherokee Indian. He lived in Cumberland County, Virginia, and his son Jesse settled in Knox, (later Harlan) county, Kentucky in about 1799.

Aaron came to Knox,(now Harlan), county around 1798.

The first Aaron Brock, Reuben's son, married an Indian named Susan, who was from the Cherokee Nation in the Carolinas, and when son Jesse (Revolutionary soldier) was granted land, Aaron and Susan moved with him from South Carolina to Kentucky; Aaron and Susan lived in a sycamore tree in what is now known as Red Bird, Kentucky, named after Aaron.

Aaron Sr was aka Chief Red Bird - Cutsawah, the Sizemores claim that he was the chief of the White Mountain Laurel band consisting (for about a 10 year period) of about 2,000 Indians most of whom had the last name of Sizemore. No one believes that he married Rhoda Sizemore, just had children with her.

Red Bird was a Northern Chickamauga (traditional Cherokee) Thunderbolt (Lightning people of the Cumberland plateau) Cherokee war chief who signed a peace treaty with Dillon Asher.

Red Bird's uncle was probably Doublehead, a feared raider of white settlers who was executed by the famous cherokee leader Major Ridge who (after signing the treaty which gave all of the Cherokee lands to the whites), was himself executed after being removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma).

After the massacure at Yawhoo Falls in 1810 led by Franklinite "Big Tooth" Gregory, in which the Indian lookouts were overrun, and scalped and 110 women and children that were hiding in the room below the falls were slaughtered - unborn babies cut out of their mothers and dismembered - females who were not killed in battle were then raped before they were killed by the Indian Fighters.

Arriving late, Red Bird and his cousin War Woman Cornblossom (daughter of Chief Doublehead) fell upon the remaining Indian Fighters and killed them.

After this, some of the Northern Cherokee removed to Northern Arkansas (later again removed to Oklahoma), while others began to conform to the white man's ways and hide out in the mountains among the white settlers. After Congress passed a few more acts, the Cherokee were forceably hunted and removed to Oklahoma with a few escaping removal by hiding out in the mountains, caves, etc.

The treaty did not save Red Bird, for he and his friend Jack were murdered by white hunters.

" RED BIRD The Indian chief for whom Red Bird Creek in Clay County was named was probably a Cherokee from Tennessee or North Carolina. Like others of his race, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote region he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his name at the mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He came to his death by the avarice of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie. This man dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and looked after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters from North Carolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie. They then secreted themselves and awaited the return of the brave chief who had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been living in peace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle the bullet of an assassin laid him in the dust. They threw his body into a hole of water nearaby which is still called "Willie's Hole," and from which John Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he was sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and that he fell into the creek. "

"from Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No March, 1997, p. 107. By permission. Clay County. " 1966 Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways # 908.

according to a Historical marker which reads, Chief Red Bird - Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name was given the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt in the area. Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their furs, and the bodies thrown into the river here. The ledges bear markings attributed to Red Bird. "from Kentucky Genealogist, Vol 4 (3), page 120, 1962".


---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Insert from the website of Southern Cherokee Nation regarding the 1810 massacre:

Runners brought word to Standing Fern at the falls that her husband War Chief Peter Troxell and Cornblossom were on their way to Ywahoo Falls with the last of the children. Traveling with Cornblossom and War Chief Peter Troxell were Chief Red Bird of the Cumberland Fallsarea and their children, the youngest children of Cornblossom, and all the children of War Chief Peter Troxell. When they arrived at Ywahoo Falls the journey southward would begin. But before Cornblossom, Red Bird, War Chief Peter Troxell, and the children with them arrived, the old Franklinite “Indian fighter” by the name of Hiram “Big Tooth” Gregory had heard of the planned trip several days prior and headed immediately for the falls area to kill them all with all he could muster to kill the Cherokee.


Red Bird, a descendant (thought to be grandson) of the great War Woman Cutsuwah that fell at Burnside, Kentucky during the French and Indian War was a War Chief of the Cumberland Plateau Thunderbolt Chickamaugan Cherokee known as Chief cutsuwah, and was also a close relative of Thunderbolt District Chief Beloved/War Woman Cornblossom, eldest and highly honored daughter of famous Thunderbolt War Chief Doublehead that was assassinated by conformist Cherokees.

After the Cherokee Children Massacre, August 10, 1810 at Ywahoo (Cumberland) Falls by militia from Wayne and Pulaski Counties led by Hiram "Big Tooth" Gregory in which War Woman Cornblossom and husband War Chief Jacob Troxell along with War Woman Standing Fern and husband War Chief Peter Troxell, son of Cornblossom fell, Chief Red Bird sent his people into hiding among the settlers of eastern Kentucky and western Virginia as had been suggested earlier by Chief Doublehead.

But Big Tooth Gregory's militia feeling they must destroy any remaining doublehead bloodline to effectively end any resistance to while settlements sent assassination teams out searching for Red Bird and his family, resulting in the assassination of Red Bird, his brother Jack and many of their family near the mouth of Jack's Creek and Red Bird River in Clay County, Kentucky within months of the children's massacre, and thus bringing an end to any organized Cherokee resistance to white settlements of Kentucky, Tennessee, north Georgia, and north Alabama.


Full-blooded Cherokee. Info from Geretta Coy (hgeri11) on Ancestry.


The name Reuben Brock is not associated with Aaron and Jesse's family, but with the Swiss/German Brack/Brocks Rudolph Heinrich Brack/Brock and John Michael Brack/Brock who immigrated to PA in 1733 and then to Orange/Augusta Co., VA, by 1740. Rudolph had at least four grandsons or great-grandsons named Reuben; two served in the Revolution.They were born 100+ years too late to be Aaron Brock Chief Red Bird's father.


Chief Red Bird Brock

probably the "unknown son" of Great Eagle and his wife WomanAni' Wadi

http://awt.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gayfamilyfile&id=I047922&ti=5542

Died in Red Bird River, above the mouth of Hector's Creek in Clay Count y, Kentucky. Burried: Redbird Creek, Clay Co., KY A Cherokee "Chief" ALIA: Cutsawah Brock - Cherokee name for Red Bird

Note: Notes: 1) Married Susannah Carolina Davis, Bef. 1748 in N.C. She w as born 1725 in Cherokee Nation Carolina, and died in Clay Co., Ky. He mar ried 2)Rhoda Sizemore Bef 1801, daughter of George All Sizemore (half or m ore Cherokee) and Agnes Shephard Cornett. She was born 1783 in Tn., and di ed in Perry Co., Ky.

Father: Reuben BROCK b: Abt. 1680 in England Mother: Cristian PLACE b: in Carolina

Marriage 1 1)Susannah DAVIS b: Abt. 1725 in Cherokee Nation Carolina Children Reuben (relationship unproven) (R.W.S.) BROCK b: Abt. 1754 in Orange Co ., NC or Culpepper Co., Va. Aaron BROCK b: Abt. 1748 in Va. Mahala Susannah BROCK b: Abt. 1749 in Cumberland Co., Va. Jesse James (R.W.S.) BROCK b: 08 Dec 1751 in Cumberland Co., Va George BROCK b: Bet. 1753 & 1762 in Shenandoah Co., Va. Mary "Polly" BROCK b: 28 Oct 1757 in Grayson Co., Va. James BROCK b: Bet. 1759-1760 in Va. or N.C.

Marriage 2 2) Rhoda SIZEMORE b: 1783 in Tn. Children John SIZEMORE b: 1801 in Tn. Russell "Ruck" SIZEMORE b: 1803 in Tn. Harmon SIZEMORE b: 1813

Another family page said: Aaron Brock is better known as Chief Red Bird, Chief of the Cherokee Indi an Tribe. His Cherokee name was Cutsawah. After becoming Chief of the tri be Chief Red Bird brought his tribe first to North Carolina and then to Cl ay County, Kentucky, as the white man was beginning to drive them farth er to the west. The place where Chief Red Bird settled in Clay County w as named as Red Bird Creek, and later named as Red Bird. He was a great hu nter and was drawn to the area by the game in this remote region of Kentuc ky. He built his residence on the banks of Red Bird Creek at the mou th of Jack's Creek, which was named from an Indian friend of Chief Red Bi rd whose name was Jack. Chief Red Bird explained to his tribe that the whi te man was their friend, and they should be allowed to maintain peace wi th the white man. However the Chickamauga tribe also lived in the area a nd were a much more war like tribe, and was constantly in battle with t he white settlers who were intruding into their lands. The white settle rs did not make any distinction between the Cherokee Tribe and the Chickam uaga Tribe, and in a fierce battle at Yahoo Falls killed in excess of 1 00 Chickamauga men, women and children, and also killed many of the peacef ul Cherokee tribes people. The mass grave where the victims were buried w as uncovered during a logging operation in the 1930's. Chief Red Bird w as friedntly with the early settlers coming into the area, and after the b attle signed a peace treaty with Dillion Asher at Harlan County, Kentuck y, which permitted them to hunt in the area and ended the war. The trea ty was called the Treaty of Holston, and was signed in 1791. There are Che rokee symbols carved into the back wall of a sandstone rock near Chief R ed Bird's cabin that depicts the signing of the treaty. After the massac re at Yahoo Falls Chief Red Bird and his friend Jack, were brutally murder ed by a band of white men who had also lost their families at the batt le of Yahoo Falls. They threw their bodies in a place called Willie's ho le and stole all their belongings. Not long after this, John Gilbert, a lo ngtime friend fof Chief Red Bird, retrieved the bodies of Chief Red Bird a nd Jack and buried them in a nearby rock shelter. There is a historical ma rker located at the site of his home in Red Bird which reads:

"Chief Red Bird was a legandary Cherokee Indian Chief for whom this fo rk of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack whose na me is given to the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers a nd permitted them to hunt in the area. Allegedly they were killed in battl e, protecting their furs and their bodies thrown into the river here. T he ledges bear markings attributed to Chief Red Bird."

The site of the marker is placed in front of Chief Red Bird's home, just s outh of Spurlock and north of Jack's Creek, in Clay County, and directly a cross the Red Bird River from his burial site. The Governor of the Sta te of Kentucky dedicated the marker in 1966. The site is on the National R egister of Historic Places. After Red Bird's death the tribe disband ed as an official tribe although they still resided in the area.

Father: Great EAGLE b: 1710 Mother: Christain PLACE b: 1700 in cherokee nation, NC

Name: Aaron Brock Sex: M Name: Tsalagi' Ugvwiyuhi Totsu'hwa Red Bird Brock Birth: 21 AUG 1721 in Cherokee Nation, North Carolina/Cherokee Co., NC Death: ABT 1820 in Clay Co., KY Note: REFN: 14950ID: I133989 Name: Aaron 'Chief Red Bird' Brock Sex: M Birth: 21 AUG 1721in Cherokee Nation, North Carolina Death: ABT. 1820 in Clay County, Kentucky Reference Number: 67710 Note: Aaron "Red Bird" BROCK was born on 8 Dec 1720 in VA; died in ABT 1820 in C lay Co., KY. He married Susan (CHEROKEE). Susan(CHEROKEE) was born in N C; died in Clay Co., KY. Aaron's father was a trader ofEuropean descent na med Reuben Brock. His mother was of Cherokee ancestry, at leastin part. Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the1870's and be yond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No March, 1997, p. 10 7. By permission. Clay County. RED BIRD The Indian chief for whom RedBird Creek in Clay County was named was proba bly a Cherokee from Tennessee orNorth Carolina. Like others of his rac e, he was a great hunter and allured by the game in this remote regi on he finally took up his residence on the creek that bears his name at t he mouth of Jack's Creek in this county. He came to his death by the avari ce of the "pale face." There lived with him a crippled Indian named Willie . This man dressed the skins which Red Bird brought to their wigwam and look ed after the culinary department of their house. Some hunters from North C arolina, greedy and unscrupulous, came to the wigwam and murdered Willie.T hey then secreted themselves and awaited the return of the brave chief w ho had long before buried his tomahawk and for years had been living in pe ace with the white man, and as he approached his crude castle the bull et of an assassin laid him in the dust. They threw his body into a ho le of water nearaby which isstill called "Willie's Hole," and from which J ohn Gilbert and others took him and buried him. One tradition is that he w as sitting on the bank of a creek fishing when he was shot and that he fe ll into the creek. 2. The Harlan Co, KY Court House has a plaque placed on the square in fro nt of it by the Mountain Trail Chapter of the DAR which says "To the memor y, of the Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution." The followi ng men are listedon the plaque: Carl Bailey Jr., James Hall, JESSE BROC K, Samuel Howard, Barry Cawood, Stephen Jones,Lewis Green, Ephriam Osbour ne Jr, Henry Shackleford and Henry Smith moved to Harlan County before 18 00 Rev Soldier Pension 30887 NC Old KY LAND GRANTS VOLI by Jillson (land surveyed) (county) (watercours e) Aaron Brock 50 acres Book 19 page 507 April 4, 1823 Harlan Co. Walli ns Creek Jessie Brock 50 acres Book 19page 510 April 2, 1823 Harlan Co. Wa llins Creek Amon Brock 100 acres Book 19 page 432 April 16, 1822 Harlan C o. Cumberland R.page 101/102 Jesse BROCK Sr toAaron BROCK 25 Oct 1824 f or $100 60 acres Wallens Creek, a part of Jesse BROCK's original survey Wi tnesses: Elijah GREEN, Larkin HOWARD, Terry MELTON page 39Deed Book A of H arlan Co. Jesse BROCK Sr toAmon BROCK 5 Feb 1822 for $100 30 acres on t he north side of the Cumberland opposite the mouth of Wallins Crk. Aaron " Red Bird" Brock was associated withthe descendants of Tai Tsuska (Doub le Head) and related persons who were massacred at Ywahoo Falls (Doublehe ad was dead in a tavern brawl before this andAaron Redbird Brock was a le ader of this group). I am not quite sure what to make of "Cherokees" circa 1790-1820 who foug ht on the American side in the Revolution, own deeds to land, are mixed ra ce, of the Christian religion and adopt European clothing (modified I wou ld guess) and housing styles. Nor am Isure what a "band" of Cherokees wou ld be doing in Kentucky in 1800/1810, since this land had been traded aw ay by treaty. Calling RedBird a Cherokee chiefeven if he signs a peace tr eaty in 1807 may be a stretch??? My understandingis that most of the surv ivors of this group melted into the general population and did not go to O klahoma. An examination of his descendants shows how byintermarriage th is was accomplished in the nexID: I19983 Title: Chief Note: some erroneously spell Cutsawah (not a Cherokee word, does not mean RedBir d, but is a Delaware hybrid for Cherokee) Name: Tsalagi' Ugvwiyuhi Totsu'hwa Red Bird Note: some erroneously spell Cutsawah (not a Cherokee word, does not mean RedBir d, but is a Delaware hybrid for Cherokee) Name: Aaron Brock Name: Chief Red Bird Totsu'wha Sex: M Change Date: 10 M AY 2004 Birth: ABT 1732? in VA or TN or SC Note: Cherokee, probably the "unknown son" of Great Eagle and his wife WomanAni' Wadi, since heriditary chiefs signed treaties, and they had a sonwhose na me was not recorded.His name Aaronis a Strong family history, writt en ca 1960 by Mrs.J. C. Hurst: "The Strong family of Breathitt and Owsl ey Cos., KY wasestablished by William, who was born about the year 17 68 in VA and diedabout the year 1848. He was married about the year 17 90 to JennieCallahan (commonly called Jane), who was born about the year 1 779 anddied about the year 1815. She was a daughter of Edward and Mahal ah BrockCallahan. Mahalah was a daughter of AARON BROCK and a sister of JE SSEBROCK, who lived in Harlan County. The Brocks were part Indian."A lat erarticle states, "Aaron Brock born ca 1721, lived inCumberland Co., V A, 1751,son Jesse settled 1799 in Knox Co., KY (laterHarlan Co.). Edwa rd Callahan born 1743 removed 1800 with wife MahalaBrock from Russell Co ., VA, to Clay Co.,KY . . ."Some give Aaron's birthdate as 8 Dec 1721, t he month and day ofJesse Brock's birth in 1751, which sounds like a mixup. Deputy Chief Arlie Strong,a descendant of Aaron Brock's daughterMahala w ho md. Edward "Ned" Callahan, is related to Chief Red Birdthrough Jim Bowl ing of the "Bear Creek" Bowlings in Clay Co., KY, andwife Martha "Patsy" B enge, daughter of John Benge. The Bowlings thenmarried into the Wilson fam ily (a Cherokee family through Henson),whomarried Elizabeth Strong, daugh ter of John Strong.John Benge was the son of King David Benge, nephew of W urteh andfirst cousin of Sequoyah and Robert "the Bench" Benge, and probab ly ofRed Bird.Two known primary references with anti-Indian statements ma de bydescendants of Aaron Brock refer to Robert Benge.Red Bird was a trea ty signer. One can easily follow the genealogyof treaty signers, descendi ng from Amatoy Moytoy, to Moytoy, toWillenawah (Great Eagle), to Sist er of Doublehead (Red Paint Clan), toRed Bird; and Wurteh Watts to Sequoya h. Treaty writers went out of theirway to track down the most influenti al Cherokee leaders and kin of thosewho had signed previous treaties.In ad dition to Benge, most of the Clay County Cherokee familieswere ultimate ly related to the likes of Chief Tassel and Doublehead,Colonel Martin, Han ging Maw, Corn Tassel, Fool Warrior, Long Fellow, andAbram brother of Hang ing Maw.A record from the Clay County Historical Society states, "Some oft he Cornetts claim Indian ancestors from Edward Callahan who marriedMaha la the daughter of Aaron or Adrian Brock, who was a Cherokee, born1711 di ed 1811," but the accuracyof this birthdate is doubtful asCherokee did n ot record birthdates. 1 2 Immigration: BEF 1799 Red Bird, KY Note: The first Aaron married an Indian namedSusan, who was from the CherokeeNa tion in the Carolinas, and when son Jesse (Revolutionary soldier) wasgrant ed land, Aaron and Susan moved with him from South Carolina toKentucky; Aa ron and Susan lived in a sycamore tree in what is now knownas Red Bird, Ke ntucky Residence: BEF 1799 KY Note: according toa historical marker which reads, "Chief Red Bird - Was alegen dary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River isname d. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name was given the creek to thesout h, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt inthe are a. Allegedly they were killed inbattle protecting their furs, andthe bodi es thrown into the river here. The ledges bear markingsattributed to Red B ird." [1

Father: Reuben BROCK b: ABT 1680 in England Mother: Christian PLACE b: 1700 in Cherokee Nation, North Carolina

 

Marriage 1 Susannah (Caroline Davis) LNU CHEROKEE b: ABT 1730 in Cherokee Nation, North CarolinaMarried: ABT 1748 in Cumberland County, Virginia ChildrenHas Children Mahala Susannah "Sukey" BROCK b: ABT 1749 in Cumberland County, Virginia Has Children Jesse James BROCK b: 8 DEC 1751 in Cumberland County, Virginia Has Children Mary "Polly" BROCK b: 28 OCT 1757 in Grayson County, Virginia Has Children James BROCK b: BET 1759 AND 1769 in North Carolina Has No Children Aaron BROCK b: 1748 in Virginia Has No Children George BROCK b: ABT 1753 in Shenandoah County, Virginia Has No Children Reuben BROCK b: 1754 in Orange County, North Carolina

Marriage 2 Rhoda SIZEMORE b: 1787 in North CarolinaEvent: Partners BEF 1801 ChildrenHas Children Russell "Ruck" Sizemore BROCK b: 1801 in Hawkins County, Tennessee Has Children John Sizemore BROCK b: 1804 in Virginia Has No Children Harmon Sizemore BROCK b: 1811

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Chief Red Bird Brock's Timeline

1721
August 21, 1721
Overhills, Great Tellico, Cherokee Nation East
1748
1748
Age 26
Taluegue, Kentucky, United States
1749
1749
Age 27
Cumberland County, Province of Virginia
1751
December 8, 1751
Age 30
Cumberland County, Province of Virginia
1754
1754
Age 32
Taluegue, Kentucky, United States
1754
Age 32
Orange County, Province of North Carolina
1757
October 28, 1757
Age 36
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1759
August 25, 1759
Age 38
Surry County, Province of North Carolina
1775
November 5, 1775
Age 54
NC, USA