About John U-wa-ni Vann, IV
Notes for JOHN U-WA-NI VANN IV:
Cherokee by Blood, Misc Testimony, P4387, Lucien B Bell, 3/9/1909;
"By an act of the Cherokee Council in about the year 1846 this family was excluded from the Cherokee Nation on the grounds that they were not Cherokees. They questioned the legitimacy of John Vann, the father of Nancy Childres. They claimed that the mother of John Vann was of negro blood, a slave, but they did not have proof of this fact. It was simply a rumor in the country. He looked like an Indian, as much so, as any one else. When John Vann came to the Indian Territory he was recognized by the Old Settlers as one of their number. He was furnished with the same equipment as the other Indians -- with a gun, blanket, shot pouch, etc. by the government. After the[y] were excluded they were treated as white people and were not enrolled in 1851.
"Catherine left and went to Missouri, and Nancy and her husband remained in the Cherokee Nation. In 1886 the children of Catherine Childres were re-admitted on the ground that they were Cherokee by blood."