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William Downing

Birthplace: Cherokee Nation Georgia
Death: 1772 (35-36)
Cherokee Nation,Georgia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Major Downing (unknown origin) and NN (Unknown) of the Wolf Clan
Father of Walter Downing
Brother of John B Downing, IV; Nannie Pettit Crittenden McSwain; Elizabeth Downing; Edward Downing; George Downing and 1 other

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About William Downing

Clan: Ani' Wa'ya= Wolf Clan ( H Fawling)

Per Emmet Starr's "History of the Cherokee Indians," 1921, William was the third son of Major Downing but the order is unconfirmed. There is no information about William in his "History..." besides his name.

In findagrave.com, memorial #26803328 (Maj John B Downing), Darlene Johnson had years of birth for the four siblings. William as oldest, would make sense to have him be the William of the other side of my tree as the there is a "generation gap" which could be argued without him being the oldest.

  • I believe that this William married Alice who had Katie/Catherine who married a Ketcher/Tickaneesky who had James Ketcher who then eventually had Rebecca Ketcher from which my family stems. Please see other branch leading to Rebecca. I further suspect that William's children, for whatever reasons, may have been taken in by his brother John as John's own children. (John is said to have had 17 children.) LM
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Cherokee Nation Georgia
Age 36
Cherokee Nation,Georgia, USA