Locha Shawnee (Cheney) (c.1643 - c.1692)

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Birthplace: Iroquois Nation, Virginia
Death: Died in Tennessee
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About Locha Shawnee (Cheney)

Locha was born 1640 in the Shawnee Nation in southwest Virginia and died in 1692 in Great Tellico, Tennessee. She was of Chalakatha blood.

Married:

  1. in 1659 to Trader Carpenter “Moytoy I”

Children:

  1. Trader Tom Carpenter “Moytoy II” (Appointed Emperor of the Cherokee Nation by the British)

Notes

  1. Thomas Carpenter knowing to be successful required knowledge, knowledge of the type that would perpetuate among family members; thereby, each child was taught how to read and write English as well as cipher. The practice continued through the first four generations from his immigration. Thomas taught his wife Pride Cornstalk, who in turn insured that future children in the family would also be able to communicate. She instilled in Pasmere and Trader Tom Carpenter “Moytoy II” a sense of responsibility, which continued. Pasmere taught her husband, Hokolesqua Opeechan “Stream” Cornstalk, and their children. It is because of the families' ability to read and write English, and cipher, they could negotiate and forge solid treaties, and trade profitably without taking unfair advantage of trusting people.
  2. Carpenter (1) - Moytoy (1) - Corn Planter (2) /1635 & Locha Chalakatha/1640, could cipher, read & write English. husband 1678 Running Water TN of Nancy Chalakatha/1664 - (an aunt of Old Hop & his siblings). Greene, p. 60.

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Locha Shawnee's Timeline

1643
1643
Virginia
1658
1658
Age 15
Shawnee, Frederick, Virginia, United Staes
1660
1660
Age 17
Tennessee, USA
1692
1692
Age 49
Tennessee