Edward Allen Box

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Edward Allen Box

Birthplace: Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Death: May 17, 1857 (103)
Decatur County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Box, Jr. and Phillis Box
Husband of Elizabeth "Wada Missiouri" Newton and Nancy Box
Father of Edward Newton BOX; Rebecca Jones; Joseph Box; Robert Box; Moses Box and 5 others
Brother of Joseph Box; Henry Box and John Box

Managed by: Kirsten Rose Leman
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About Edward Allen Box

(See biography) Legend says he was captured from the Bush River (Quaker) settlement, adopted, and raised by the Cherokee; however, the Bush River settlement did not exist until years after his supposed capture. This may be a cover story invented so the Box family could avoid removal from Indian Territory now middle TN during the Trail of Tears 1838-1839 (i.e. claiming he was a "white" captive of the Cherokee, not actually Cherokee). His family did live in Indian Territory while it was Cherokee Nation homeland but never enrolled. 1761

Cherokee Nation

Died at age 103 Military Service Pvt w/ Capt Robert Mansfield, Col Worton's SC Regiment; Pension age 78 (1835 TN Pension Roll); Edward Box, Perry TN, Pvt, SC Militia 1776

DAR Ancestor #: A012967 Private


Elizabeth Newton died date unknown.She married Edward Box on 1775, son of Robert Box and Mary Allen.

Notes for Elizabeth "Wada Missouri" (Indian name Newton: she took on the English name of Elizabeth Newton Box, a Catawba Eastern Sioux and related to the Ani Tsalagi of the Cherokee tribe

Edward Box is supposed to have been captured by the Indians and married one. Elizabeth Newton, therefore, should be the full blooded Choctaw indian.

More About Elizabeth Newton and Edward Box: Marriage: 1775

Children of Elizabeth Newton and Edward Box are:

[INDIAN-CAPTIVES] Edward Allen Box Rita\ F. Silva

According to my research (internet) Edward Allen Box, be. 1754 in SC, was captured by Choctaw Indians when he was 8 years old. While in captivity, he married an indian maiden named Wada Missouri. When they returned to the white world, her name was changed to Elizabeth Newton. The only proof that I have found that this story is true, is the fact that they named a daughter Wada Missouri.

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Edward Allen Box's Timeline

May 15, 1754
Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Age 10
Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Age 19
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Age 23
Age 27
Age 27
Laurens County, South Carolina
Age 40
Age 41
South Carolina