Genealogy Projects tagged with Cherokee on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Cherokee History

    The goal of this project is to develop genealogical and historical knowledge of the Cherokee, indigenous peoples of North America. Who are the Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ)? (from ) The Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ) are a Native American people historically settled in the Southeastern United States (principally Georgia, the Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee). Linguistically, the...

  • 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles

    [ ] The 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles was a Confederate States Army regiment which fought in the Indian Territory during the American Civil War. One of its commanders was Stand Watie. Confederate officials commissioned Stand Watie a colonel in the Confederate States Army in July 1861 and authorized him to raise the First Regiment of Cherokee Mounted Volunteers. Cherokee Chief John Ross signed...

  • Indian traders: Southeast American Indian Nations

    Traders in Some Southeast Indian Nations 1750 ~ 1754 from First People of Tennessee Traders to the Catawbas Robert Steel Robert Tool Mathew Toole Licensed Traders to the Cherokee from Carolina James Adair The Augusta Company James Baldridg Charles Banks William Bates James and Thomas Beamer Samuel Benn Robert Bunning John Butler Cornelius Daugherty ...

  • Pioneers of the Old Southwest Territory (Tennessee), 1791-1796

    Bring your pioneer ancestors on over. Profiles must be set to public. The Territory South of the River Ohio, more commonly known as the Southwest Territory, was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 26, 1790, until June 1, 1796, when it was admitted to the United States as the State of Tennessee . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ George Washington Philadelph...

  • Cherokee Delegations to England, 18th Century

    In 1721, the Cherokee made their first land cession to the British, selling the South Carolina colony a small strip of land between the Saluda, Santee and Edisto rivers. In 1730, at Nikwasi, Moytoy of Tellico was chosen as "Emperor" by the elders of the principal Cherokee towns. Sir Alexander Cumming had requested this to gain control over the Cherokee. Moytoy agreed to recognize King George II...

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  • Signers of the Cumberland Compact 1780

    Please join and bring your pioneer ancestors with you. Cumberland Compact from Westerly Journeys - COLONIAL KENTUCKY FRONTIER In the spring of 1780 despite the hazards of life at the frontier, Judge Richard Henderson initiated the Cumberland Compact and obtained the signatures of 236 would-be settlers to the land south of Kentucky called "Tennessee." Many of his own family were among ...