Nancy "Cherokee" Dougherty

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Nancy "Cherokee" Dougherty

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Wife of Caulunna, the Raven of Chota

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About Nancy "Cherokee" Dougherty

Nancy, The wife of Caulunna. She was noted as being one half white.

Children include

  1. KALANAH First child of Caulunna and Nancy. Born: before 1740. The English term for Kalanah was Raven. His name was later changed to Savanooka (Sawanugi or Shawnee), though he was still referred to as the Raven of Chota in English records. The name Shawnee was given to him due to him being captured by that tribe at one time. There appeared to have been confusion over who Savanooka actually was. Some historians believe be was Oconostota's nephew, while others stated he married Oconostota's sister. He served as Oconostota's advisor in the second half of the eighteenth-century. He was a Cherokee man.
  2. CHICSATIHI Second child of Caulunna and Nancy. His name was later changed to Bushyhead or Oonantada. he married Nancy "Nannie" Foreman, the daughter of Anthony Foreman (Scottish) and a Cherokee woman. He was a Cherokee man.
  3. Child of Caulunna and Nancy This unknown daughter was the older sister of Kahtayah. She, was a Cherokee woman.
  4. KANTAYAH Fourth child of Caulunna and Nancy. She was noted as the youngest daughter, which may imply that she had more than one sister Her first husband was Alexander Drumgould, and her second husband was John Foreman, a Revolutionary War soldier. Her English name may have been Nannie Drumgould nee Doublehead. She was a Cherokee woman. Kantayah "Cherokee", born 1712. She was the daughter of 34. Caulanna Raven of Chota - Sour Hominy "Cherokee" and 35. Nancy "Cherokee". She married John Anthony Foreman, born 1710, in 1743. (per


  1. History of the Cherokee Indians and their legends and folk lore [by] Emmet Starr.Published 1921 by The Warden company in Oklahoma City, Okla. Page 24. "Alexander Dougherty, a Virginia trader, was the first white man to marry a Cherokee, the date was 1690"


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