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John (Tsi-na-qui) Owl (Tsinaqui)

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Cherokee Nation, NC
Death: October 23, 1877 (77-85)
Cherokee Co, NC
Immediate Family:

Son of U-gu-ku (Oogookoo The Owl) and So-wat-si
Husband of Lydia Ka-nu-li-stih
Father of Grace Owl; John Sar-gih Owl; Johnson Owl; Awee (Deer) Owl and David Owle
Brother of Nick Owl; George Owl and Sam (Sam-mih) Owl

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About John (Tsi-na-qui) Owl

Family went on Trail of Tears to Oklahoma but returned to NC

1851 Chapman Roll in River Valley, Cherokee County NC

1870 Census Cherokee Co, NC (Murphy) age 90

1848 (listing from papers Lloyd Owle has--typed up)

Clinaque Owl 66

Liddy 50

Awee 5 dau

Dave 18 son

Johnson 19 son

John Sargih 20 son

Chickeah 60 mother of Liddy, doed in 1840

Winnie daughter Chickeah, sister of Liddy, lives with Chinaque Owl

Sof Sih 16 daughter of Cunseena died at Calhoun 38

1851 Chapman Roll, River Valley, Cherokee Co, NC:

1165. John Owl

         or Chin-nuh-quih      55

1166. Liddy 38 w

1167. Winnih 26 sister of wife

1168. David Owl 10 s [another transcriber said 19]

[Grace died at 7 during Trail of Tears: handwritten by LCO]

The land awarded to [Tsi-na-qua] John Owl whereupon he lived in 1855 in Cherokee County being Tract No. 98 in District No. 1 in said County, on the waters of Vengeance Creek.

1869 (from typed sheet in LCO's possession--not sure what roll):

John Owl 70

Liddy 60

Winnie--lady lives with John Owl, sister of Liddy, daughter of Cunseena

David Owl 38 wife a white woman

Samantha 11 dau

Adam Quincy 8 son

Solomon D. 5 son

G. Cordelia 3 dau

1870 Census, Cherokee Co, NC, Murphy:

  1. 72


John Owl 90 Ind Farmer Can't R/W

David Owl 37 Ind Farmer 0/100 (personal estate)

Caroline [Brady] Owl 42 Wh Keeping House; Can't Write

Eve Owl 11 Ind At home Can't R/W

Adam Owl 10 Ind Farm laborer Can't R/W

Soloman Owl 7 Ind

Cordelia Owl 5 Ind

Caroline Owl 1/12 Ind

1882 (from typed sheet in LCO's possession--not sure what roll):

David Owl 51 husband ancestor Chi o que Owl. Interpreter, wife white

Eve Samantha 24

Adam 22

Solomon Davis 19

Delia C. 17

Caroline Eudora 11

1890 (from typed sheet in LCO's possession--not sure what roll):

David Owl 68 4/4 ancestor John Owl

William 15 3/4 Adam Owl

Adam 39 1/2 David Owl

Polly 30 4/4 Saloli

Thomas 12 all 3/4

Moses 10

John 8

Winnie 5

Samuel 2

David 2

Martha 1/2

Solomon 36 1/2 David

Theodore 1/4 mother white

Callie 12 all 1/4

Dora 9

Mark 7

Janie 5

Alfred 2

Solomon Jr. 1/12

[NOTE: by 1900, there were only 3 aged Indian households left in Valley Town, Cherokee County: John and Sallie Graybeard (with Stacy, Aggie and nephew Morgan Axe), Winnie Owl, and Zeke Graybeard. David Owl had moved his family to Swain County.]

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John (Tsi-na-qui) Owl's Timeline

Cherokee Nation, NC
Age 32
NC; listed in 1848 roll/census; not with parents in 1851
Age 33
NC; listed in 1848 roll/census; not with parents in 1851
Age 35
Cherokee Nation, NC
December 1833
Age 37
Cherokee, Swain, NC, USA
Age 37
October 23, 1877
Age 81
Cherokee Co, NC