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Standing Deer Bailey

Birthdate: (20)
Birthplace: Elizabethton, TN, USA
Death: 1775 (16-24)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nathaniel Bailey and Esther Bailey
Wife of Elinipsico Cornstalk
Mother of Outhowwa Shokka and Sarah Mountain Raven Cornstalk (adopted By Thomas Mastin)

Managed by: James Garlen Jr Winningham
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About Standing Deer Bailey

died in childbirth


According to James Red Wolf, she was Cherokee and died giving birth to her 4th child, leaving him to raise them.


  1. Ellinipsico Cornstalk, b. 1748, Shawnee Nation, OH d. 10 Nov 1777, Point Pleasant, VA, Now WV

If her date of birth is correct, Standing Deer cannot be the mother of Hezekiah N. (Low Hawk) Whitt and Rachel Skaggs. Thomas Bailey Christian considered them as brother and sister, and referred to them as such.

DNA indicates Thomas Bailey Christian was NOT their son. See his page for more information.


  • 1. Hezekiah N. (Low Hawk) Whitt, b. 1760, d. Sept 3 1817, Tazewell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
  • 2. Rachel SKAGGS, b. Abt 1761, Shawnee Nation, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Abt 1846, Indian Creek Tazewell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
  • 3. Sarah (Mountain Raven) Mastin
  • 4. John Yellowhawk Outhowwa Shokka Cornstalk, b. ca 1772, d. 1773


She is a woman of mystery, speculation, and conjecture. Was her name Jane Bailey? Was she Native American or was she possibly a captive?

Her date of birth is a guesstimate at best and I'm not even sure what is the original source. The consensus across the web is between 1750 and 1755. Nevertheless, she is supposed to be the mother of Thomas Bailey Christian and probably Sarah "Mountain Raven" Mastin and John Cornstalk, who died in infancy.

If she was born in 1750 to 1755 she could not be the mother of Hezekiah "Low Hawk" Whitt and Rachel Skaggs. Low Hawk refers to Thomas Bailey Christian and Sarah Christian Adkins as his brother and sister in his will. This does not mean they were blood relatives, but considered themselves as brothers and sisters in being raised by Thomas Mastin.

There is much discussion on the message boards about this family. Hopefully DNA studies may provide some clarity to oral history and rampant hypothesizing about her descendants.

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