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Birthplace: Iroquois Nation, Virginia
Death: Died in Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Wife of Amatoya Moytoy, I, of Tellico
Mother of "Trader Tom" Carpenter, II and Elizabeth Williams

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About Locha

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


  1. in 1659 to Trader Carpenter “Moytoy I”


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


  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.


In any genealogy there are many sources that if listed would produce more data than the tree itself and many would likely be left out. I normally do not list sources. There are a few sources though that are so invaluable that they dare no be omitted. For example, all of my information as it applies to the Native Americans in my genealogy are the product of my Son, Jonathan R. Rex. In genealogy sources there is very little to no information about the people who first lived in this land. Finding this data is a challenge worthy of his efforts. I list these names only that they should be remembered and those from whom they descended should be able to know. For you though it might be only the start as there is far more to know and it is after all your heritage. In time without any doubt Jonathan will publish his work in detail and that will be a thing to see. Keep an eye out for him and his writing. You will not be disappointed.

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Locha's Timeline

Age 15
Shawnee, Frederick, Virginia, United Staes
Age 17
Running Water Village, now
Age 49
Age 49