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Re: Anna Townsend, Pickens Co., GA, Holcomb????
Posted by: Linda Johnson (ID *****3034) Date: March 12, 2006 at 20:51:24
In Reply to: Re: Anna Townsend, Pickens Co., GA, Holcomb???? by Glenna of 503

Do you know if Mary Gravino is still alive that we might talk to her about this question? How long ago did you correspond with her? Do you know her personally that you might be able to follow-up with her again about this?

Also, did find a book on "History of Catoosa County Georgia" that talked about Chief Richard Taylor and his history. It noted that he was twice married, his first wife being Ellen McDaniel and his second wife, Susan Fields. This is the same information mentioned on the Moytoy web pages....It also talks how his family came to America....This Taylor family claimed descent from Ghi-ga-u, known to the early settlers as Nancy Ward, "Beloved Woman" of the Cherokees, who for her many kind deeds won an enduring place in border history of early times. According to Cherokee genealogy, this woman married Kingfisher, a full blood Cherokee chief and they had a daughter, Catherine, who married John Walker, a white man. This couple had a daughter, Jennie Walker, who married a white man, Charles Fox Taylor, who according to tradition, was the younger son of the English aristocrat, whose widow brought her son to America, and settled along with her second husband, in the vicinity of the Cherokee trib; here Charles Fox Taylor met and married the beautiful young grand daughter of Nancy Ward. Richard Taylor of Taylor's Ridge, was their son. He served as an offical interpreter for Co. Return Johnathon Meigs, Indian Agent for the U.S. Government. Taylor was appointed by John Ross as one of the conductors of the detachments into which these poor people were formed on their march to the West. This man accumulated a considerable fortune before he was forced to leave Georgia and take up his abode in Hamilton County, Tennessee. One of his chief sources of income was his tavern in Ringgold.

I also did see two individual listings in a Cherokee indian listing: one for Fox Taylor and one for Richard Taylor. Still wondering if there might be another "Taylor" chief besides Richard Taylor???

I found this webpage by James R. Hicks. It talks about the Charles "Fox" Taylor, Richard Taylor, Thomas Taylor and Jennie Walker families. Here is the link:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/i/c/James-R-Hicks-VA/BOOK-0001/0033-1005.html

It mentions several Ann Taylor,but none of them match our "Ann Taylor" Townsend or Ruthe West stories.

Mary Gravino's information would be very helpful to us all on how she verified her Ann Taylor story.



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