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Re: Cruthcer/Treadway prior to 1799 NC
Posted by: Leslie Thomas (ID *****6794) Date: July 07, 2004 at 17:29:35
In Reply to: Re: Cruthcer/Treadway prior to 1799 NC by Claudia Angel of 635

No, sadly, this has been a loose end I can't seem to tie up. Your information is the closest I've come to finding anything these days. At least it is more positive as to the spelling and you seem to have some good ties to this line - so I hope over time that something will come of this. Is there a Madison County Heritage book that might have some information in it? There are some Coochers that were Cherokee in North Georgia's Cherokee territory prior to the removal. They came from Pennsylvania and it looks like the name may have been changed after a time to Cruthcher or some similar spelling on later census records. On the 1850 census for Union County this person is listed as William Coocher/Cutcher/McCutcher and he is listed on a annotated census that states he is the son Of John Cutcher of N.C. He is 31 and wife is 18 named Rebecca. There is also a James and wife Martha listed with the same variations of the spellings which the person who did this states that these men were picked up on other censuses with these various spellings. I know from other family research that often to fit in with the Scot/Irish countrymen that people of other nations would often add a Mc to their names... such as our Medaris line - some changed it to McDaris. These men Coocher are gone from Union County by the 1860's... ??? And I don't find them in Georgia during the removal. However Percilla Treadway was married to Jonathan W. Woody and lived in Lumpkin County, GA. and they are picked up on the 1834 census that was taken to document "whites living among the Cherokee". There are many listings for white men/white women having Indian spouses but Woody isn't. It states he was in Habersham County GA. in 1830. Prior to this he was in North Carolina where he married Percilla. I assume that he hid the fact his wife was mixed blood at this point. The mystery thickens... Leslie

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