Sampson Owl, Principal Chief of the Eastern Cherokee

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Sampson Owl, Principal Chief of the Eastern Cherokee

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Death: October 29, 1943 (88)
Cherokee, Swain County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Suate (Su-ye'-ta: "The Chosen One") Owl and Jenny Che-nu-ya-di-hi Owl
Husband of Susannah Owl
Father of Candace Kami Owl; Ida May Owl; Mattie Owl and Agnes Madrano
Brother of Lucy Owl; Ne-na-ca-tee-hee Owl; George Owl and Ancy Owl
Half brother of Enoch "Yonagu" Owl; Betsy Owl; Ammons Sequoyah Owl; Jonah Owl; William Howard Owl and 8 others

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About Sampson Owl, Principal Chief of the Eastern Cherokee

Sampson Owl Principal Chief (1923-1927)


  • Principal Chief, 1923-1927;
  • HOH 1870 Jackson Co, NC census w/father;
  • HOH 1880 census Catawba, York County, SC age 27 with wife Susanna 33, stepson George 18 (listed as "Idiot" on a separate schedule) and daughter Canney 2. All listed as Indian, born SC and parents born SC
  • 1884 Hester Roll in Rock Hill, York County, SC: Sampson Owl, 28; Daughters Candace 5 and Ida 1 as members of Eastern Cherokee tribe. Ancestor on previous rolls: Oo-suh-yeh-ta.
  • 1898, 1906, 1914, 1923, 1928, 1937 Cherokee census (full);
  • Baker Roll 1924;
  • 1930 Swain Co NC census
  • Residence: 1870 - North Carolina, United States
  • Residence: 1880 - Catawba, York, South Carolina, United States
  • Residence: 1900 - ED 108 Oconalufty Township (part east of river), Swain, North Carolina, United States
  • Residence: 1910 - Oconalufty, Swain, North Carolina, United States
  • Residence: 1930 - Oconalufty, Swain, North Carolina, United States
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Sampson Owl, Principal Chief of the Eastern Cherokee's Timeline

1854
November 17, 1854
North Carolina, United States
1878
1878
Age 23
Catawba, York County, South Carolina, United States
1881
May 1881
Age 26
York County, South Carolina, United States
1886
May 1886
Age 31
1897
October 19, 1897
Age 42
North Carolina, United States
1943
October 29, 1943
Age 88
Cherokee, Swain County, North Carolina, United States