William Alexander Davis (c.1790 - d.)

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Nicknames: "Dr. Chief William Alexander Davis"
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: Erica Howton, (c)
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  • After the death of his father-in-law Arthur Burns, William Alexander Davis became chief of the Cherokee in Jackson County, inheriting Sauta Cave and 640 acres. He sold this just before the Cherokee removal. (Source: History of Jackson Co., Alabama). (note: chiefsdoms are not hereditary)
  • 1835, Henderson Roll
  • Chapman Roll, Hamilton County, TN (Cherokee by Blood)
  • William Alexander Davis also became a chief, marrying the daughter of Chief Arthur Burns about 1830.

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