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William Harrison "Hack" Harrison Blevins

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Chilhowie, Smythe, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Davis Cemetery, Chihowie, Smythe, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Armstrong Blevins and Catherine Blevins
Husband of Nancy Davis Ward
Father of Dora Blevins; William Lundy Blevins; Ambrose "Little Doe" Blevins; Robert Franklin Blevins; Margaret Alice Lewis and 6 others
Brother of Edward Armstrong Blevins; Charity Blevins; Mercy Blevins; Milly Blevins; Olivia Blevins and 12 others

Occupation: Chief, White Top Laurel Band, Cherokee Indans
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About William Harrison "Hack" Harrison Blevins

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WILLIAM HARRISON (HACK)8 BLEVINS, d. 1925.

	Notes for WILLIAM HARRISON (HACK) BLEVINS:

Spearheaded efforts to claim land and money in 1906/1907 (Guion Miller rolls). At one time, had 2,000 members. Name often appears in affidavits on Miller rolls. "The word 'Chief' in my application, means that I am chief of the White Top Band of Cherokee Indians, an organization of the principal Cherokee Indians living about White Top, and was perfected about ten years ago. We organized so as to demand our rights in a body. We thought we had not been getting them before. In 1896, we wanted to go to the Indian Territory, and organized for that purpose. When the band was first organized there were about 2175, I believe. They were all Sizemore descendants. No one else was allowed to become a member if it was known. I have read the Decree of the Supreme Court of the United States referred to in my application, and have it at home. My father, Armstrong Blevins, I do not think was a party

to the treaty of 1836 and 1846. I am putting my own interpretation on the decree."

The following is a shortened version of William H. Blevins court testimony

(note that William H. was the son of Armstrong Blevins, brother of Hester

Ann Blevins who married Andrew Pennington):

'I am 67 years of age. I live in Washington County, VA. I have lived in VA

about 15 years. I was born in Ashe County, NC and lived there until 15

years ago, with the exception of the time of the War, when I served in the

War on the side of the Confederacy. I claim through my father, Armstrong

Blevins, who lived and died in Ashe County, NC. I think he was born there.

He was the son of Lydia Blevins. Lydia Sizemore (Blevins) was a daughter of

Ned Sizemore, Sr. According to proof made before me in 1888 or 1896 as a

Justice of the Peace in Ashe County, NC, he was a full-blood Cherokee

Indian. As a boy, my father used to tell me that he was an Indian. I never

received anything from the Government on account of my Indian blood. My

father spoke of his uncles, Owen, George and Ned and his aunts Catherine

Hart, Sallie Osborne and his Aunt Sookey Stamper. I saw his Uncle George

Sizemore when I was probably ten years old and heard him preach. He was the

son of Old Ned Sizemore. He passed as a White man and Indian, and claimed

to be part Indian. He always told me that and his brothers and sisters were

related to the Cherokee Indians. I was not enrolled on the census of

Eastern Cherokee Indians in 1885 and never heard of it before. I have heard

my father and his brothers talk something about the enrollment of 1851.

They were afraid of enrollment - were afraid they would be carried to the

Territory and scattered on that account. I do no think my father was

enrolled in 1835, or any of the Sizemores that I know anything of. They

were afraid of enrollment. I do not know about the removal of the Cherokees

only what I have read and heard my father say. He was afraid that if he was

enrolled as late as 1851, he would be forced to go to the Territory. The

word 'Chief' on my application means that I am chief of the White Top Band

of Cherokee Indians, an organization of the principal Cherokee Indians

living about White Top and was perfected about ten years ago. We organized

so as to demand our rights in a body. In 1896, we wanted to go to the

Indian Territory and organized for that purpose. When the band was first

organized there were about 2175, I believe. They were all Sizemore

descendants. No one else was allowed to become a member.' Signed W. H.

Blevins, Marion, VA, April 11, 1908.

	More About WILLIAM HARRISON (HACK) BLEVINS:

Burial: Davis Cemetery near Chilhowie in Smyth County, Virginia

Fact: Chief Whitetop Laurel Band of Cherokees, Grayson Co., Va., aka "Stick People"

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Birth: Dec. 27, 1840

Ashe County

North Carolina, USA

Death: Nov. 17, 1925

Chilhowie

Smyth County

Virginia, USA

Chief William Harrison Blevins, Chief of the Whitetop Band of Cherokee Indians. Husband of Nancy Jane Davis Blevins. Son of Armstrong Blevins and Catherine Hart Blevins.

Father of Margaret Alice Blevins Lewis, Mecie Blevins Powers, William Lundy Blevins, Ambrose (Little Doe) Blevins, John H Blevins, Rachel Lucinth Blevins Little, Wells Raymond Blevins, Arthur Blevins, Dora Blevins Brewer Means, Robert Franklin Blevins and Nannie Blevins Brewer.


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Children:
 William Lundy Blevins (1869 - 1958)*
 Ambrose Blevins (1872 - 1957)*
 Robert Franklin Blevins (1887 - 1948)*

Spouse:
 Nancy Jane Davis Blevins (1844 - 1921)

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Burial:

Davis Cemetery

Chilhowie

Smyth County

Virginia, USA


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Record added: Apr 09, 2003

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William Harrison "Hack" Harrison Blevins's Timeline

1840
December 27, 1840
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
1865
August 15, 1865
Age 24
1869
January 23, 1869
Age 28
1872
1872
Age 31
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
1885
June 1, 1885
Age 44
1887
October 24, 1887
Age 46
1925
November 17, 1925
Age 84
Chilhowie, Smythe, Virginia, United States
November 1925
Age 84
Davis Cemetery, Chihowie, Smythe, Virginia, United States
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