Hi, sorry about that- I did not mean Indians from India I meant the ones
like The Eastern Cherokee Tribal headquarters and in the Carolinas. I
know some were intermarried in the Eastern U.S. Why else would chiefs
like John Jolly's dad, Jesse Bushyhead, The Ridge and JohnRidge and other
descendants of Revolutionary War soldiers have been in Arkansas-
Missouri-East Oklahoma Cherokee Nation some before and some after the
Trail Of Tears? According to the book by that name, many were well
educated as Ministers, Doctors (Dr. Peter Hurd McNair) and other
professions and had plantations with mansions before they were forced out
of The Georgia Gold Fields and other choice real estate. As soon as some
were across the Mississippi- or on it- they came to East Texas , many
useing Indian names with the encouragement of their adopted brother Sam
Houston, Pres. of the Republic of Texas.
Sam said all north and East of Tyler , Texas was Indian reservation when
he was President of the Republic of Texas. The Texas Alabama- Coshuta
Reservation and Cherokee County, Texas are far south of that.
The next President said no reservations but individual settlers would not
be disturbed, but tribal rights would not be respected. My wife's nephew
and hundredas of others with roots in the Eastern U.S. began taking White
Anglo, Irish. Scottish, or German names of kin or friends. He was a Smith
of Smith, County, Texas.
Remember- the Trail of Tears and Indian Policy were not the same in the
Republic of Texas as in the U.S. and well educated Indian intermarrieds
knew this to be a chance to escape U,S. policies.
If you live in Texas anything east of the Mississippi is Eastern by a few
On Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:01:47 -0500 KARLA KT SHAHAN <ktshahan(a)juno.com>
Dear Charlies Wyly,
I am interested to know some information regarding these early
families that you have mentioned in your
"More "Anglo" and German settlers in Erath County had Eastern Indian
roots not obvious or worn as a chip on the shoulder- in fact it was
mentioned only to friends.
John R. Baylor and his Central Texas Rangers (Sometimes a legal posse-
sometime Vigilantes) drove these friendly defenders to Oklahoma-
Caddo- Chickasha area via Fort Phantom Hill, Abilene, then went to
Arizona and became governor. "
Can you tell me where these settlers came from? Virginia and
Tennessee? From Gulf ports newly arrived in the US? What were some
of the family surnames? Were these families farmers or merchants,
tinkers, tailors, or preachers?
Were these people driven out... is that what you are saying, by the
Central Texas Rangers... the group of
ex Confederate misfits?
Please elaborate, as you are so good at this. We really do enjoy
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