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Edith Coody (Vann)

Birthplace: Chowan or Granville, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Lincoln County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward "Ned" Vann, Sr. and Charity Vann / Marshall
Wife of Arthur Coody and Arthur Archibald Coody, Sr.
Mother of Esther Coody; Rachel Moseley; James Lamar Coody; Lewis Coody; Edward Coody and 8 others
Sister of Clement Vann; Thomas B. Vann, I; Avery Vann, Sr.; Susanna Vann and William Vann
Half sister of John Joseph Vann; Edward "Ned" Vann; James Vann; Jennie Vann; William Vann and 1 other

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About Edith Coody

EDITH3 VANN (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1750, and died Abt. 1804.She married ARTHUR ARCHIBALD COODY, SR Abt. 1770.He was born Abt. 1740, and died 1782.

More About EDITH VANN: Blood: Non-Cherokee

More About ARTHUR ARCHIBALD COODY, SR: Blood: Non-Cherokee

Burial: Pendelton Dist, SC


Children of EDITH VANN and ARTHUR COODY are:

  • i. LEWIS4 COODY, b. Abt. 1770.
  • ii. JAMES COODY, b. Abt. 1771; d. Aft. 1819.
  • More About JAMES COODY:
  • 1817-19 Reservations: June 07, 1819, #164, opposite lower end of 1st island above mouth of Clinch Riv, 3 in fam
  • iii. EDWARD COODY, b. Abt. 1772.
  • 20. iv. ZEPHANIAH COODY, b. Abt. 1774.
  • 21. v. _____ COODY, b. Abt. 1776.
  • vi. _____ COODY, b. Abt. 1778; m. _____ FRAZIER; b. Abt. 1770.
  • 22. vii. JOSEPH COODY, b. February 19, 1779, Virginia; d. October 11, 1859.

edith vann coody family Posted 30 Jun 2013 by amann10392

Husband: Arthur Archibald Coody #1 died at age: 42 

Died:Aug 1782 in Horns Creek, Edgefield, SC 1 Occupation: Trader/Farmer/Furniture Military: Born:1740 Father: Mother: Served as Pvt. 42nd Regt. GA Militia, under General James Edward Oglethorpe. Pay vouchers of record include 1 Jan 1760 to 1 Jul 1764. After release from active duty with the Georgia militia, he made his home on the Horns Creek area of western South Carolina (between Turkey Creek and the Savannah River in Edgefield County). He served on the Grand Jury in 1778, and the Petit Jury in 1779. He was educated, owning a dictionary and kept two sets of books of his farming operation.. At the time of his death he owned six (6) slaves.Wife: Elizabeth (EU-CHI-OOTE) #2 Married:abt 1757 in Cherokee Nation, Tennessee his age: 17 her age: 32 Born:abt 1725 in Cherokee Nation, East (Tennessee) Died: in Cherokee Nation, East (Tennessee) Father: Mother: Full blood Cherokee of the Long Hair Clan. Marriage probably by tribal ceremony. Marriage ended in Divorce (Cherokee Law). Cherokee name (E-UGHI-OOTE) re: Waymond Coody.

M Child 1: Arthur Archibald 'Archy' COODY, Jr. #3 died at age: 49 Born:1760 in Cherokee Nations - Chickamauga - Vanns Died:1809 in Lookout Mountain Town, Hamilton, TN Spouse:Milcah ??? #13 Married:abt 1780 in near Chickamuga, Cherokee Nation, TN Cherokee interpreter and scout. In March of 1780 Archy helped a group of settlers travling down the Tennessee River under the guidance of Colonel Donelson from Fort Henry to navigate the river and avoid attack by hostile bands of indians. The indians did not want the boats to come ashore, for fear of them settling there, but wanted them to continue on their way. Their destination was Cumberland Gap, what is now the north-central part of Tennessee. Abdee river.

F Child 2: Nancy (Cherokee) COODY #4 Born:1761 in Cherokee Nation - Chickamauga - Vann, TN Spouse:Patrick CLEMENTS #23 d. 1781 Married:1780 Lived in the Cherokee Nation at the mouth of the Coosa River, married a Troy refugee, Patrick Clements. About 1781 Colonel John Sevier with some 250 troop s were on a seek and destroy campaign, burning Cherokee towns, and killing the indians. Patrick Clements was killed by Isaac Thomas as he ran from his house and Nancy was captured by Captain Samuel Hadley and sent to Pennsacola, Fl, where she was held for ten (10) years until her brother, Archie Arthur found her and had her released. Wife: Edith VANN #5 died at age: 70 Married:1759 his age: 19 her age: 14 Born:abt 1745 in Greenville County, SC Died:1815 in Lincoln County, GA 2 Buried: in Lincoln County, GA Father:Edward VANN #8750 Mother:Charity ??? #8757 Edith was 1/2 Cherokee. The following was found in 'Old Cherokee Families, "Old Cherokee Indians and their Legends and Folk Lore" by Emmet Starr. 'Edith Coody is believed to be Edith Vann, daughter of James Vann and Nannie Fawling Vann. James Vann was half Cherokee blood and was married Nannie Fawling, also half Cherokee. James and Nannie Vann were the parents of four children: believed to be Edward, Edmond, Edith, and Archibald.' Edith married in 1760-62 to Pvt Archibald Arthur Coody in the Georgia Militia.

M Child 1: Lewis COODY #6 died at age: 25 Born:1762 in Horns Creek, Granville, SC Died:1787 in Horns Creek, Granville, SC Spouse:Susannah 'Suckey' ??? #24 Sgt. Major-British Army. Lewis was born while his father served with Gen. Olgethorpe in the Georga Rangers. Lewis was well educated and was serving with the British Army stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1780-1782. Lewis received two land grants in South Carolina upon departing the Army. After he married he made his home in Horn's Creek community in Edgefield Co., SC. Lewis died in 1787 and left his widowed wife heavily in debt. They had no children.

F Child 2: Esther COODY #7 Born:1766 in Horns Creek, Granville, SC Spouse:William PARDUE #25

F Child 3: Rachel COODY #8 Born:1767 in Horns Creek, Granville, SC Spouse:William MOSELEY #26 d. 1811 Spouse:Henry JENNINGS #27 Married:28 Jan 1813 in Lincoln County, GA See Bill of Sale - Lincoln County, GA Deed Book 'E' pp 286-287, and Minute Book 'M' pg 117. Named as guardian of Rachel Coody, daughter of Edward Coody, after his death.

M Child 4: James COODY #9 died at age: 75 Born:abt 1770 in Horn Creek Community, Granville, SC Died:abt 1845 in Tippah County, MS Spouse:Sarah ??? #28 d. 1839 Married:abt 1788 in Burke County, GA James was 8 to 12 years old when his father died and he was bound over to John Williams. Shown in the 1790 Census, Edgefield District, SC, pg. 63. Listed in the 1820 US Census in Giles County, TN, 311101-11010 In 1827 commisioned Post Master at Rosville, Hamilton Co. TN. Shown in 1830 Census for Fayette County, TN Shown in 1840 Census in Tippah Co. MS

M Child 5: Edward COODY #10 died at age: 35 Born:1773 in Edgefield County, SC Died:1808 in Lincoln County, GA Spouse:Mildred 'Milly' MOSELEY #43 b. 1770 d. Married:ca 1795 According to letter written 4 Sep 1922 by George W. Coody about his family history, he had a brother William, and two sisters. All were bound out, and well educated. One sister married a Mr. David Turk, the other sister married James Grisson. Little was known about his sibling's, but they all raised large families. Letter by unknown author dated 7 Sep 1936 states that both parents died when children were young and no relatives were known to take care of them. Shown in 1790 Census Edgefield District, SC pg 63. M Child 6: Zephaniah COODY, Sr. #11 died at age: 52 Born:abt 1778 in Edgefield County, SC (Horns Creek Comm.) Died:1830 in Warren County, MS (Prob. Red Bone) Spouse:Mary PACE #49 b. 1778 d. 1858 Zephaniah was one of the first Coody to arrive in Mississippi. He apparently came to Mississippi by boad from Savannah, GA, and landed at Fort Nogales, settled at Redbone, MS about 1813. He received certificate of land right on the SW 1/4 of Section 41, Township 15, Range 5 East in Nov. 1, 1816. He first appears in the tax rolls of Warren County in 1814. Will recorded Warren County, MS 1830. In 1809 Zephaniah was the farm foreman (overseer) for Chief James Clement Vann. They were first cousins.

M Child 7: Joseph COODY #12 died at age: 80 Born:19 Feb 1779 in Edgefield, Edgefield, SC Died:11 Oct 1859 in Fort Gibson, OK (Indian Territory) Buried: in Crescent Valley Cemetery, Cherokee, OK Christened:1802 in Lincoln County Tax Digest - Poll Tax Ref number: Starr Note D98 Spouse:Jane 'Jennie' ROSS #64 b. 11 Jun 1787 d. 12 Sep 1844 Married:abt 1805 in Cherokee Nation, East (Tennessee) Joseph of Scottish/Cherokee blood, married Jennie Ross, sister of Chief John Ross, Chief of the five tribes of Cherokee Indians -In November of 1825 Joseph was selected as a superintendent of the election in the third precinct of the Chicamunga District along with son William S. In 1834 Joseph went West and settled in settlement about 6 miles from Ft. Gibson on the south side of Bayou Menard. Operated a grist mill on the old stage road between Fort Gibson and Tehlequah. 1 Application by Edith, his wife, to become Administrix of estate - 28 Aug 1782. 2 Lincoln County, GA. - Loose Estate Papers - Edith Coody Packet. Will - probated but is not recorded in book, nor included in index.

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James Vann From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Chief James Vann Born February , 1766 Spring Place, Georgia Died February 19, 1809 Forsyth County, Georgia Occupation Cherokee leader Spouse(s) Jennie Foster, Elizabeth Thornton, Margaret "Peggy" Scott et al.[1] James Vann (ca. 1765–68 – February 19, 1809) was an influential Cherokee leader, one of the triumvirate with Major Ridge and Charles R. Hicks, who led the Upper Towns of East Tennessee and North Georgia. As the son of Wah-Li Vann, a mixed-race Cherokee woman, and a Scots fur trader, John Joseph Vann. He was born into his mother's Wild Potato clan (also called Blind Savannah clan).[2] Vann was among the younger leaders of the Cherokee who thought its people needed to acculturate to deal with the European Americans and the United States government. He encouraged the Moravians to establish a mission school on Cherokee land, and became a wealthy planter and slaveholder. Contents [hide] 1 Early life and education 2 Cherokee–American wars 3 Career 4 Politics 5 Legacy 6 Representation in other media 7 Notes 8 References 9 External links Early life and education[edit] James Vann was born the oldest of three children of Wah-Li Vann and a Scots trader, at Spring Place (in present-day Georgia) in February 1765 or 1766. Wah-li was of the Anigategawi or Wild Potato People clan.[2] James had younger sisters Nancy and Jennie. The children grew up within the Cherokee culture and clan of their mother. As the Cherokee had a matrilineal system of property and hereditary leadership, the children traditionally gained their status in the tribe from their mother's people. Their maternal uncles were more important to the rearing of the children, especially the boy James, within the Cherokee nation than was their father. The Vann children were likely bilingual, learning some European-American culture from their father. Wah-li later married Clement Vann (possibly related to Joseph), who acted as a stepfather to the children. (Sources disagree about the identity of Vann's biological father: Gary E. Moulton of the University of Nebraska, suggests Clement Vann. William H. Vann, Jr. in his self-published genealogy book, Vann Generations with Cherokee Origins from John Joseph Vann & James Clement Vann I of NC, SC, TN, GA ca 1750-1989, identified Joseph Vann. Virginia Vann Perry chooses another James Vann, and Belinda Pierce, a contemporary genealogy expert, thinks John Joseph Vann was the father. "According to the experts at the Vann House in Chatsworth, Georgia, Vann's father is unknown."[3]) Cherokee–American wars[edit] Main article: Cherokee–American wars A story was repeated about James Vann that indicates the violence of his times. As a young man, he helped lead the John Watts' 1793 offensive against the Holston River colonial settlements. They originally planned an attack against White's Fort, then capital of the Southwest Territory (as Tennessee was known). As the war party was traveling to the destination, Vann argued they should kill only men, against Doublehead's call to kill all the settlers. Not long after this, the war party of more than 1,000 Cherokee and Muscogee came upon a small settlement called Cavett's Station. Bob Benge, a leading warrior, negotiated the settlers' surrender, saying no captives would be harmed. But, Doublehead's group and his Muscogee Creek allies attacked and began killing the captives, over the pleas of Benge and the others. Vann managed to grab one small boy and pull him onto his saddle, only to have Doublehead smash the boy's skull with an axe. Another warrior saved another young boy, handing him to Vann, who put the boy behind him on his horse. Later he gave him to three of the Muscogee for safe-keeping; a few days later, a Muscogee chief killed and scalped the boy. Vann called Doublehead "Babykiller" for the remainder of his life.[4] The events were the start of a lengthy feud between the two men. This contributed to the confrontational politics between their respective Upper and Lower Towns of the early 19th-century Cherokee Nation.[3][5] Career[edit]

This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Vann became the richest man in the Cherokee Nation, and possibly in the entire eastern U.S. at the time. As a result of his favorable negotiations for access and land when the US government built the Federal Road, Vann built his Diamond Hill mansion, a two-story house constructed of brick in 1804, with access to the road, near present-day Chatsworth, Georgia. He also had a store and other facilities there. He donated land for the mission school of the Moravian Brethren, which he had encouraged the Cherokee National Council to permit. His father had earlier run a trading post on that site. Vann created a ferry across the nearby Conasauga River, and built a tavern and store nearby to supply locals and travelers. He also owned Vann's ferry, which crossed the Chattahoochee River near present-day Atlanta on the road to the Lower Towns of the Muscogee (Creek). Later he opened up a trading post near present-day Huntsville, Alabama. He held more than 100 slaves and hundreds of acres of plantation. He also owned land at the mouth of Ooltewah (Wolftever) Creek in present-day Hamilton County, Tennessee. His Vann's Ferry landing in Tennessee was the basis for Vann's Town. Later it became the county seat and was called Harrison. A story was recounted about Vann's wealth. Return J. Meigs, Jr., the US Indian Agent to the Cherokee living at Cherokee Agency (now Calhoun, Tennessee), found the government had misrouted its annuity payment to the nation (for lands surrendered in treaty) to New Orleans. Meigs turned to Vann for help. Vann paid the annuity in full from his own funds and could wait for Meigs to pay him back after he had received the original annuity.[citation needed] Politics[edit] In national Cherokee politics, Vann led the so-called "young chiefs" of the Overhill Towns, who rebelled against the oligarchy of those, primarily from the Lower Towns, referred to as the "old chiefs," who were led by Doublehead. The Lower Town chiefs followed more traditional practices. Vann and Charles R. Hicks persuaded a reluctant National Council to permit the establishment of a school operated by the United Brethren (Moravians) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Vann furnished the land and building for the Moravian school next to his home at Spring Place, Georgia.[3] His feud with Doublehead ended in 1807. The Council ordered Doublehead executed for having secretly profited from the private sale of Cherokee land, a capital offense under tribal law. The council appointed Major Ridge and Alexander Saunders from the Nation to carry out the sentence. Vann was also appointed but was said to be too drunk to participate.[3] As part of changes in tribal practices, in 1808 Vann helped form the Cherokee Lighthorse Guard, a kind of police force to monitor the roads in the Nation to suppress horse stealing and other thefts.[6] That same year, chiefs of the seven clans, plus Black Horse as chief and Pathkiller as his assistant, signed the Act of Oblivion on September 11, 1808, which ended the traditional clan blood law requiring vengeance killings.[6][7] While riding patrol, Vann was shot to death at Buffington's Tavern on February 19, 1809. Speculation was that his killer might have been someone related to someone he had wronged, or Alexander Saunders.[3] Further speculation suggests his shooting was organized by his sister, who felt that his drunkenness threatened their family's safety. Vann was buried in or near Blackburn cemetery, Forsyth County, Georgia. Charles Hicks replaced him on the council.[8] Legacy[edit] Vann was a shrewd tribal leader and businessman, but he had trouble with alcohol. He owned taverns, ferry boats, grist mills, and livestock. His business activities included a cattle drive to Pennsylvania and a pack train of goods to South Carolina. Vann brought European-American education into the Cherokee Nation with his support of the Moravian mission school. He urged adoption of European-style "civilization" for the positive aspects he observed. He was noted as having problems with alcohol, which became increasingly severe.[3] Vann fought a notable duel with his brother-in-law John Falling, with both armed with muskets and on horseback (Falling died). Vann was generous with his money to those in need, but ruthless to those who crossed him. He ordered a slave Isaac, caught stealing, to be burned alive. In the same incident, Vann had a teenaged girl slave hung by her thumbs to tell about the theft; the Moravian missionaries rescued her and tried to dissuade him from the murder of Isaac. In his will, Vann left nearly all his property to Joseph Vann,[3] his eldest son by Nannie Brown. This followed European-American practice, but differed from the traditional Cherokee matrilineal system of having property passed on through the maternal line.[3] Joseph inherited the Spring Place plantation (Diamond Hill), and the property on the Tennessee River later known as Vann's Town. He became known as "Rich Joe" Vann. Because Vann had gone against tradition, the National Cherokee Council recognized the other children of Vann's nine wives or consorts as minor heirs, and they shared in the inheritance of lesser amounts of property.[3] Representation in other media[edit] Dee Alexander Brown wrote a novel based on a fictionalized version of Vann's life, called Creek Mary's Blood (1981). Notes[edit] Jump up ^ Penelope Allen papers in external link ^ Jump up to: a b Miles (2010), p. 40 ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g h i "James Vann", About North Georgia, accessed 19 September 2011 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "NGA" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Jump up ^ Miles (2010), pp. 36 Jump up ^ John P. Brown, "Eastern Cherokee Chiefs", Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 16, No. 1, March, 1938 ^ Jump up to: a b "The First Printed Law in the Cherokee Nation Sept. 11, 1808", Cherokee Observer ᎠᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᎦᏎᏍᏗ, Vol. 15, No 11 & 12. Nov/Dec 2007, p. 2 Jump up ^ Note: James Mooney in 1900 wrote that the Act was passed in 1810.James Mooney, Myths of the Cherokee, 1900; reprint 1995 Jump up ^ Hicks, p. 37 References[edit] "Colonial Records Relating to Indian Affairs, 1710–1765," South Carolina Archives, Charleston, SC. Dews, Robert to Alexander Cameron (1779 letter), Southern Superintendency of Indian Affairs, British Colonial Office Records, National Archives of Great Britain, Kews, U.K. (Microfilm in Library of Congress). Hawkins, Benjamin. Letters of Benjamin Hawkins, 1796–1806. Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, Vol. IX, Savannah, GA, 1916. Hicks, Brian. "Toward the Setting Sun: John Ross, the Cherokees, and the Trail of Tears." New York: Atlantic Monthly Press,2011. ISBN 978-0-8021-1963-6 Maschke, Karen J., editor, Theda Perdue, "Cherokee Women and the Trail of Tears", in Women and the American Legal Order] (Gender and American Law: The Impact of the Law on the Lives of Women), London: Routledge, 1997. ISBN 978-0-8153-2515-4. McClinton, Rowena. The Springplace Mission to the Cherokees, 1805–1821 (2 volumes). (University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2007). McLoughlin, William G.. Cherokee Renascence in the New Republic. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992). McLoughlin, William G. "James Vann: Intemperate Patriot, 1768–1809," in The Cherokee Ghost Dance; Essays on the Southeastern Indians, 1789–1861, Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1984. Miles, Tiya. The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story, University of North Carolina Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8078-3418-3. The Payne-Butrick Papers, 2-volume set (Indians of the Southeast), edited by William L. Anderson, Anne F. Rogers, Jane L. Brown. University of Nebraska Press, 2010 Shadburn, Don L. Unhallowed Intrusion: A History of Cherokee Families in Forsyth County, GA, (W. H. Wolfe Associates, 1993). Wilkins, Thurman. Cherokee Tragedy: The Ridge Family and the Decimation of a People. (New York: Macmillan Company, 1970). External links[edit] James Vann, About North Georgia Categories: 1768 births1809 deaths1809 crimesHistory of the CherokeeNative American leadersChickamauga IndianMurdered Native American peopleCherokee peopleCherokee Nation (1794–1907)American people of Scottish descentPeople murdered in Georgia (U.S. state)Vann family (Georgia)Deaths by firearm in Georgia (U.S. state)American slave owners

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Edith Coody's Timeline

Chowan or Granville, North Carolina, United States
Age 10
Tennessee, United States
Age 11
Chickamauga, Walker County, Georgia, United States
Age 16
Age 16
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States
Age 17
South Carolina, United States
Age 20
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States
Age 21
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States
Age 23
Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States
Age 24
Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States