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HILDEBRAND and the CHEROKEES
Posted by: Bonnie Rapert (ID *****0205) Date: December 31, 2004 at 13:21:45
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NAME: JOHN HILDEBRAND
BORN: FEBRUARY 12, 1775
WHERE: PENNSYLVANIA
DIED: DECEMBER 30, 1847 DELAWARE DISTRICT , I.T.
PARENTS : NAMES UNKNOWN, IMMIGRANTS FROM GERMANY
MARRIED: unknown white woman
MARRIED: SUSAN WOMANCATCHER, a CHEROKEE

JOHN HILDEBRAND was a white resident, who moved to Rowan County, North Carolina about 1780. He raised five children by a white wife. Those children were:

1 MICHAEL HILDEBRAND, borm about 1781 married NANNIE MARTIN, a Cherokee, married next a white woman named LUCY. His children were:
1 ELIZABETH HILDEBRAND, married JAMES PETTIT and ROBERT ARMSTRONG
2 JOHN HILDEBRAND
3 JENNIE HILDEBRAND, married JOSEPH COOKSON
4 MARGARET HILDEBRAND, married JOHN CANTRON
5 DELILAH HILDEBRAND, married JESSE MC CLAIN
6 ELIZA HILDEBRAND married JOSEPH KIRKPATRICK
7 STEPHEN HILDEBRAND married to MARY POTTS and MARY BECK
8 RACHEL HILDEBRAND, married REESE MITCHELL
9 NANNIE HILDEBRAND married 5 times:THOMAS HORN, GEORGE LOVETT, FRED IRVING, CHARLES POE, and a HOSKINS
10 JOSEPH MARTIN HILDEBRAND
11 BRICE HILDEBRAND
12 MARY HILDEBRAND, married ISAAC MAYFIELD



2 PETER HILDEBRAND, born May 10, 1782. Married ELIZABETH HARLAN. Their children were:
1 BARBARA HILDEBRAND married HIRAM LINDER
2 JAMES VANN HILDEBRAND
3 JENNIE HILDEBRAND married JOHN WILLIAMS
4 CATHERINE HILDEBRAND, married LEVI BAILEY
5 JOHN WALKER HILDEBRAND
6 ELLIS HARLAN HILDEBRAND, married SALLY STOVER and JOSEPHINE
7 LEWIS W. HILDEBRAND
8 ISAAC NEWTON HILDEBRAND
9 MARY HILDEBRAND, married D.J. FRAZIER
10 MINERVA HILDEBRAND married CHARLES RATLIFF and ANDERSON REYNOLDS


3 GEORGE HILDEBRAND SR. born in 1787, married SUSANNAH DIANA GRAVES . They were the parents of:
1 MOSES HILDEBRAND
2 MARY HILDEBRAND, married a HOYT.
3 CATHERINE HILDEBRAND, married TEEHEE
4 JOHN HILDEBRAND
5 MICHAEL HILDEBRAND married SARAH HICKS
6 PETER HILDEBRAND
7 SAMUEL HILDEBRAND
8 BARBARA HILDEBRAND, married WILLIAM LONGKNIFE
9 GEORGE HILDEBRAND
10 MARTHA HILDEBRAND

4 SARAH HILDEBRAND, married twice, to Cherokee BLACKFOOT, and to a Cherokee YOUNGWOLF

5 JOHN HILDEBRAND JR. married MICATIAH TERRAPIN They had one child before he was killed in the Creek War of 1813-1814:
1 ELIZABETH HILDEBRAND

JOHN HILDEBRAND Sr., was a widower when he moved to the Cherokee country. In 1801 he was operating a grist mill on Hiwassie River.

His second marriage was to SUSAN WOMANCATCHER, a Cherokee, and in 1817 he received a land reserve on Hawassie by right of his Indian wife. He and SUSAN were the parents of:

6 NANNIE HILDEBRAND, married HIRAM MC CREARY

7 DAVID HILDEBRAND, married ELIZABETH MC CARTY. HIs children were:
JOHN HILDEBRAND born 1833, married ELLEN PETTIT
DONNA MARIA HILDEBRAND, married JOHN ALBERTY


8 MARY HILDEBRAND, married a HAMBRIGHT and then DANIEL HAFER

9 ELIZABETH HILDEBRAND, married a COODY


In 1825 he was still living on Hawassie in McMinn County, Temmessee, his family consisting of one male over age 18, one male under age 18, three females over age 16, and one white ( himself). He then owned a ferry, and three slaves.

He moved west in 1838, and three years later was met by Army investigator Ethan Allen Hitchcock, who wrote that he " is 87 years old, very gray whre not bald, and without a tooth in his head, but his eye is not "dim" and the old man is very garrulus and inquisitive. He seemd leats disposed to go to bed if anyone in the house and would talk to anyone who would talk to him".

He died at the home of his son, David, in the Delaware District on December 30, 1847.

Sources of info:

I Who Was Who Among The Southern Indians 1698 - 1907, by Martini
II A Traveler in Indian Territory, by Foreman
III Leaves From the Family Tree, Starr
IV Cherokee Blood


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