John "Cherokee" Vann III

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John "Cherokee" Cherokee Vann, III

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Eastern Tennessee
Death: Died
Cause of death: Smallpox
Immediate Family:

Son of John "Trader" Vann and Sister of Raven Wa-Wli Vann, Wild Potato Clan
Husband of Polly Terrapin Vann and Agnes Vann
Father of Nancy Childress; John U-wa-ni Vann, IV and Keziah Maney
Brother of Raven Vann; Wah-Li (Polly) Otterlifter Vann; Betty Que-di Vann; Nancy Vann; Joseph (Joe) David Vann and 1 other
Half brother of James Hughes; Charles Hughes; Sarah Waters; Richard Rowe; Archibald Rowe, Sr. and 1 other

Managed by: C. (Carr) Hulshizer
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About John "Cherokee" Vann III

Notes for JOHN CHEROKEE VANN III:

Moravian Journals, 12/20/1806; refers to Polly Terrapin's husband as having died of Small Pox at Hightower. Presumably, this was John "Cherokee" Vann. His father, John "Trader" Vann, was also a "linguister" (or interpreter).

To confuse the issue more... In 1770 Alexander Cameron appointed John Vann (apparently a white trader) as official interpreter, replacing another white trader, John Watts (deceased). In 1775 another interpreter, Joseph Vann, was involved with the Henderson land sale at Sychamore Shoals acting contrary to the orders of his employer, Alexander Cameron. In 1779 Robert Due (another white trader) wrote to Cameron that a number of white men, including John Vann and Joseph Vann, had joined war parties.

Therefore; there are probably two seperate Vann mixed-blood families descending from their white projenitors, John and Joseph Vann, and their Cherokee wives.

More About JOHN CHEROKEE VANN III:

Clan: Ani'-Ga'tâge'wi = Kituah or Wild Potato (Wa-Wli Vann)

More About AGNES WEATHERFORD:

Blood: Non-Cherokee

More About POLLY TERRAPIN:

Cause of Death: Drowning -------------------- Said to be part Cherokee through his father. Unfortunately, all claims to membership through this line have been denied, so there is not much proof this can ever be proved. In the 1800 Census, Martin was listed as a head of household in Buncombe Co, NC. In the 1810 Census, Martin was listed as a head of household in Buncombe Co, NC. It is said that Nehemiah Blackstock jestingly suggested to Martin that he should make a claim to an allotment under the Cherokee Treaty of 1819. Martin and his family made an effort to secure the allotment, and it appears that he occupied the land, although there was controversy as to his right to do so. He was not included on the entitlement list reported by the Secretary of War to Congress 23 Jan 1823.

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John "Cherokee" Vann III's Timeline

1746
1746
Eastern Tennessee
1763
1763
Age 17
Cherokee Nation, probably on the Long Island of the Holston in what is now Sullivan Co, TN
1766
1766
Age 20
1790
1790
Age 44
TN, USA
1805
1805
Age 59
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