The Mt. Tabor Indian Cemetery
(Mount Tabor Indian Cemetery)
Rusk County, Texas

Located in the old Mt. Tabor Indian Community

The cemetery is located on the old home place of John Bell, Jr.

Created 1/24/2005
Updated 8/09/2010

by Paul Ridenour

After trying to find this cemetery since 2/13/2003, I finally found it on 2/27/2005.  This webpage is the journey.  For pictures of current day Mount Tabor Indian Cemetery, click on this link - Mount Tabor

Below is what I documented in searching for this cemetery, a history of it, and a list of who is buried in the cemetery
(Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks)

After all of the pictures, J.C. Thompson lists all who are believed to be buried there.

The cemetery plot is located on parts of E. Hobson and M. Y. Y'Barbo surveys, in Rusk County, about 14 miles north and 20 miles west from Henderson, Texas.

Mt. Tabor is an old Cherokee Indian community about six miles south of Kilgore, Texas, located near Leverett's Chapel, Texas, in Rusk County.

A friend of mine living in Oklahoma named Frank Williamson, okay, maybe friend is too strong a word (just kidding Frank), was interested in finding the Mt. Tabor Indian Cemetery because he was told many years ago that Stand Watie's son Cumiskey Watie, who died in 1863, is buried there.  Frank also wanted a picture of the gravestone of John Adair Bell, one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota in 1835.  Since I live only two hours from Kilgore, I decided to try and find it.  The first and second attempts with friend Gary Malone were unsuccessful. 

It is also believed that Stand Watie's sister Elizabeth Watie is buried there.  Her husband George Washington Candy is buried there.  Stand Watie had moved briefly to Mt. Tabor and his wife stayed there during the Civil War.  The Mt. Tabor Indian Community "Ancestral Rolls" by the Thompson-Choctaw Indian Descendants Association, a website that is now offline, indicates that Elizabeth Watie and husband George Washington Candy, along with Elizabeth's sister Mary Ann Watie and husband John Walker Candy were living in Mt. Tabor.   The Texas Band of Cherokee Indians lists Stand's brother John Alexander Watie and wife Elizabeth (Fields) Watie were a part of the Mt. Tabor community.

In the book Cherokee Cavaliers by Dale and Litten, Mt. Tabor is mentioned on page 79 in a letter from Nancy (Bell) Starr to Sarah Caroline Watie (sisters), dated July 24, 1854.  Nancy (Bell) Starr is writing from "At Home Rusk County, Texas."

On page 80, Mt. Tabor is mentioned in a letter from John Adair Bell to Stand Watie, dated July 24, 1854. John Adair Bell writes "I call my place Mount Tabor."

The name comes from Mount Tabor mentioned in the Bible. "Then Deborah said to Barak, 'Go! This is the day the Lord has given Sisera into your hands. Has not the Lord gone ahead of you?' So Barak went down Mount Tabor, followed by ten thousand men" - Judges 4:14.

After Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot were murdered in Indian Territory (Oklahoma and Arkansas), many of the Treaty Party families fled to Texas for their safety and established the Mount Tabor Community.  There are many families buried in the area with the names of Starr, Bell, Thompson, Bean, and Mayfield.

On page 121 of Cherokee Cavaliers, W. D. Polson writes Sarah C. Watie on April 10, 1863, from Oklahoma, and says he is sorry to hear of the death of her son "Meska" (Cumiskey Watie).

On pages 124-125, Sarah C. Watie writes her husband Stand Watie on May 20, 1863, and says she has been living there a week with her sister Nancy (Bell) Starr.

Cumiskey Watie may have died in Oklahoma, perhaps at Webbers Falls, and then his mother moved to Mount Tabor shortly afterwards.  Therefore, Cumiskey Watie may be buried in Oklahoma instead of Mount Tabor.  Frank Williamson took a Cherokee history class with the current Chief Chad Smith in 1992 and a student from Ft. Gibson named Nanci Brickey said when asked "I understand that he is buried at the Tabor Cemetery near Kilgore, Texas."  However, in the book Stand Watie and the Agony of the Cherokee Nation by Kenny A. Franks, on page 147, the author writes "Watie suffered a tragic loss when his third son, Cumiskey, died in the spring of 1863.  Later, in May, Sarah took the remainder of the family to the home of her sister, Nancy Starr, just below the Red River at Rusk, Texas."

In the book Genealogy of "Old and New Cherokee Indian Families" by George Morrison Bell, Sr., it shows a picture of John Bell, Jr.'s gravestone (5/1/1782 - 7/12/1852) that was found by Mack Starr of Stillwell, Oklahoma.  M/M Mack Starr, George Morrison Bell, Sr., M/M Douglas Thompson, Foster Bean, Ray Dan Rhodes, Ora B. King, Cassie Mae Isaacs, and M/M Leo T. Stephens (owners of the property) visited the cemetery on October 30, 1969.  The John Bell, Jr. gravestone was found broken and inside a 50 gallon oil drum. The group talked about applying for a historical marker at that time.

The cemetery was destroyed by oil field workers beginning in the 1950s and 1960s and not one single gravestone is left standing today.  The purpose of locating the cemetery for me now is to try and get a historical marker.

Most of the people who visited the cemetery in 1969 are now deceased.  The book mentions that George Bell met a black woman named Daisy Starr, married to Will Starr (deceased 1968), who was a descendant of a slave of George Harlan Starr.  Eighty year-old Daisy Starr said she used to walk through the cemetery twice a week in 1939 to wash the clothes of a white family.  She does not remember any of the names on the gravestones.  George Bell said that Mrs. Leo T. Stephens has owned the land since 1944.  She remembered the grave markers but many were broken and she does not remember any names. 

The dead were buried in the cemetery from 1845 to 1866.  There are still many Bell's, Mayfield's, and Starr's living in the area, both white and descendants of black slaves, but Mt. Tabor is "unknown" to them, because after 1866 (the Civil War), most of the families from the Mt. Tabor Community moved back to Indian Territory (Oklahoma).

I have talked to several people who have been to this cemetery when they were children but they cannot remember exactly where it is located.  I have emailed people from Kilgore, Henderson, Ft. Worth, Oklahoma City, and Seattle.  Once I find the cemetery, I will add the names of all of the people who helped me with this endeavor.

Some of the ones who know where the cemetery is located do not want anyone else to know.  Since it is destroyed, they do not want any more damage to the area and the area is considered "sacred."  The ones that want to help me find it and know where it is like J.C. Thompson, are currently out of state with no plans to visit Texas any time soon.

UPDATE 2/1/2005

J.C. Thompson has moved from Seattle and is living in Oklahoma.  He is moving to Texas in March.  He has been sick and has not read his email in over a year.  He read this webpage one week after I created it. Hope to meet him soon and go see the cemetery.

A Virginia Knapp of Henderson, Texas, who taught my old pastor Bill Tisdale when he was in school, said there is a book in the Kilgore library by Liggett N. Crim that has pictures of the cemetery.  The book is titled something like "Gregg County History" but I could not find any such book in the Kilgore Library.  I could not find any books written by a Crim.  I did find a webpage about Gregg County and Liggett N. Crim but they reference "Early Kilgore Families."

Here is an interesting webpage about the Mt. Tabor Indian Community from the Texas Band of Cherokee Indians.

Mt. Tabor Indian Cemetery in 1969.  The Cemetery is 5 acres.  One could stand in the middle of this cemetery and have no idea it is there.

John Bell, Jr.'s gravestone  in 1969, taken out of an oil drum.  John Bell, Jr. had a daughter named Nancy Bell who married George Harlan Starr.  Nancy had a brother named John Adair Bell who signed the Treaty of New Echota.  Nancy had a sister named Sarah Caroline Bell who married Stand Watie.

The Starr Memorial Cemetery (a black cemetery) where Willie and Daisy are buried.  Daisy lived 97 years and died in 1982.  There was a sign near this cemetery that said "Private - no trespassing - you will be shot."  I have always wondered if the Mt. Tabor Indian Cemetery was beyond that chained fence.  I took this picture before I knew who Daisy Starr was.  If you are related to Willie Starr, email me.  I have more pictures of this cemetery.

This may be the Ora B. King that George Morrison Bell is talking about in his book.  Ora is also buried in the black Starr Memorial Cemetery.  Ora is possibly Cherokee but I need to verify. Picture also taken before I knew that Ora King was with the group visiting the cemetery in 1969.  I remember by the cemetery was the old Willie Starr home and Willie Starr Oil/Gas Lease.  I am starting to believe that Mt. Tabor is very near the Starr Memorial Cemetery, and may be beyond that "No trespassing" sign.

 UPDATE 2/14/2005

An email from Linda Laminack from the Longview Library indicated that they have a book about Gregg County History but it was not authored by Crim.  It was put together by the Longview Chamber of Commerce.  I drove to Longview but stopped off at Leverett's Chapel first.  There are numerous paved and dirt roads with dense forests and open fields. I saw this huge white house about 1/4 mile southwest of the Leverett's Chapel School on Don Leverett Rd, which is four miles from Overton, Texas. Linda told me that is the home of Mrs. Roseannell Leverett and Linda believes the cemetery is on her property.   I was within one mile of the Mt. Tabor Community and perhaps the cemetery and did not know it. I tried to call Mrs. Leverett [who is 90 years-old with a sound mind] several times but get ring no answer.  Linda said she may be in Germany. 

I looked through a bunch of Gregg County and Rusk County history and cemetery books at the Longview Library.  Nothing on Mt. Tabor except for one book.  A History of Rusk County, Texas by Dorman H. Winfrey mentioned "one of the largest villages of Cherokee Indians was located one mile to the southwest of the present settlement of Leverett's Chapel."

That my friends would put the Mt. Tabor area 3/4 miles south of Roseannell Leverett's home.  Linda also had this for me in an email:

Kilgore News Herald, Sunday, July 3, 1977, page 5B
By Matilda Clinton

"Prior to 1850, Leverett's Chapel was a virgin forest, where a large Indian village was located. These were Cherokee Indians and they were a friendly tribe..."

"M. D. Leverett was fascinated with the beauty of the land and, returning to Georgia, moved his family to Texas and settled on a large farm, now occupied by six farms in the Leverett's Chapel community."

"The land was originally owned by Oscar F. Leverett who was killed in the Battle of Goliad... so in 1850, Judge Matthew Leverett sent his other son, Capt. Marshall D. Leverett to locate the land." 

"The land plot was originally 759 acres..."

Linda believes that  somewhere within a mile to a mile 1/2 of that house lies the Mt. Tabor Indian Cemetery.

The Handbook of Texas Online mentions a large Cherokee community one mile south of Leverett's Chapel:

"Leverett's Chapel is on State Highway 42 four miles from Overton and seven miles south of Kilgore in northwestern Rusk County.  At one time a large Cherokee Indian village was located a mile southwest of the site."

My next step is to call J.C. Thompson and setup a date to meet him at the cemetery.

Leverett's Chapel School (Leveretts Chapel School)

A familiar site in the area

House I thought was Willie Starr's is actually Clarence King's house, Ora B. King's husband.  The house is off of FM 2012, south of Laird Hill.  I walked into the abandoned house and found King's paychecks from 1984.

Starr Memorial Cemetery behind Clarence King's house

The oil/gas lease behind the Starr Memorial Cemetery but the "No Trespassing" sign/chain across the road was removed.  I now know that this is not where Mt. Tabor Cemetery is located.

 UPDATE 2/21/2005

I am getting a lot of emails on this topic and get more emails every time I add new information.  I keep trying to call J.C. Thompson's cell phone but get ring on answer.  Looks like I will just have to wait until he moves to Texas in March or until he contacts me again.

I went back out to Leverett's Chapel and went up to Mrs. Leverett's house.  There was an old beige Buick Limited and a white F-250 parked on the side but no one answered the door.  When I came back later, the truck was gone.  I spoke with the school police officer Sammy Nichols who said that Mrs. Leverett is in a nursing home.

Frank Williamson sent me a map of Leverett's Chapel and I will explain what the colors mean after the picture.  I also visited three cemeteries in the area for documentation purposes and these are the cemeteries the local folks mention.  There is also a Laird-Thompson Cemetery in Laird Hill where a bunch of Thompsons, Beans, Crims, and Lairds are buried.  I visited that cemetery before and have several pictures of it - see Thompson Cemetery for a list of who is buried there.

Above the red x is the Leveretts Chapel School in black.  The red line is SH 42.  The blue line is Rusk CR 136 and probably in that area is where the Mt. Tabor Indian Cemetery is located.  The yellow mark is Mrs. Leverett's home and the green mark is the Leverett Chapel Cemetery.  I have read that the Mt. Tabor Indian Community was about 10,000 acres.

Mrs. Leverett's home (built 1937) on Don Leverett Rd or Rusk CR 136.

Leveretts Chapel Cemetery (Leverett Cemetery)

Leverett's Chapel Cemetery - The family cemetery of Marshall Duncan Leverett and wife Eliza Ann Patterson Leverett.  Their children's graves are:
Alice Welby Leverett (12/1/1856 - 11/3/1857), Mariah Caroline Leverett (4/20/1858 - 6/6/1860), and Alfred Henry Leverett (1/13/1860 - 6/4/1862)

The White Cemetery 1857 - South on SH 42 from Leverett's Chapel, turn left on FM 918, and then it is a mile or so on the left.

The White Cemetery 1857 - About 10 graves and all are broken except for this one.  Buried there are:
Savanah White (12/17/1849 - ), Mary M. White (4/18/1815 - 10/4/1857), Blumer White (4/4/1851 - 10/1859), John N. White (4/8/1839 - 2/1/1858) and Louisa Pace, wife of J. H. White (1/7/1831 - 5/13/1892). The rest of the graves are unreadable.

The Sieber Cemetery circa 1888 - Coming out of New London, Texas, go west on 323.  Enter the city limits of Overton, Texas, and turn right on Rusk CR 125.  Stay on the right even at the fork in the road.  The cemetery is on the right.  No gravestones.  I found no record on the Internet of this cemetery.  The cemetery is actually in New London.

In New London, there is a historical marker that mentions a natural gas explosion on March 18, 1937, killing 298 students, teachers, and visitors at the New London school.  There was a un-vented basement leak that was ignited by a spark.  After the incident, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring all gas be odorized.

I drove back through Kilgore to the Longview Library again.  Driving through Kilgore, I saw three cars full of Kilgore Rangerettes.  I knew they were very popular but did not know that they were the "first" female precision drill team in the world and that millionaire oilman Liggett N. Crim funded them at their beginning in 1940.  See the Handbook of Texas Online.

Off I-20 near Kilgore, there is an exit for FM 757 which goes to Starrville, Texas.  Starrville has nothing to do with the Cherokee Starr family - see Handbook of Texas Online.

From the Longview Library, I got a copy of the Kilgore News Herald, Sunday, July 3, 1977, page 5B.

UPDATE 2/22/2005

Got an email and phone call today from Helen Starr-Hahn who contacted Bettie Rhodes of Laird Hill.  Bettie was married to Ray Dan Rhodes who went out there in 1969 with George Morrison Bell, Sr.  She knows where it is and I will meet with her soon.  She mentioned the old black Starr school and the school building is still there.  Bettie's father-in-law used to live next to the cemetery.

UPDATE 2/27/2005

Cemetery found - click on Mount Tabor

UPDATE 3/2/2005

I spoke with J.C. Thompson and he said he believed that we did find the correct cemetery.  We spoke at length of the history of the area.  Hopefully one day the information will be published in book form.  He looked at my webpage and said that I did find the correct place.


J.C. Thompson believes the following people are buried in the Mt. Tabor Indian Cemetery via his research:

1.) Jesse Mayfield Adair-Cherokee b. 11/28/1841 d. 1/12/1864 Son of Judge John Thompson Adair and Penelope Mayfield. Killed in Civil War in Colonel William Penn Adair's unit - not married.

2.) Devereaux Jarrett Bell-Cherokee b. 1817 d. 1875 Son of John Bell and Charlotte Adair. Husband of Juliette Lewis Bell. Note: Devereaux was with the Texas Cherokees under Duwali and sought to purchase the land making up Mt. Tabor along with his brother Samuel in 1840. He is thought by some to have been known as "Chicken Trotter." This would be the same Chicken Trotter that signed the Treaty of Birds Fort in 1843 and the treaty of 1844. He briefly went to California in 1849 to seek gold but returned after the death of his brother Samuel. His eventual death was brought about by virtue of his mistreatment as a POW in the Civil War.

3.) James Foster Bell-Cherokee b. 11/2/1841 d. 10/14/1867 {questionable-may have been buried in the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory} Son of David Bell and Nancy "Nannie" Martin. Note: Ross Faction Cherokees killed David Bell because he was a brother to a signer of the Treaty of New Echota. He himself did not take part in the treaty.

4.) John Bell, Jr.-Cherokee b. 5/1/1782 d. 7/12/1852 Son of John Bell of Scotland and a Full Blood Cherokee Woman of the Deer Clan. Husband of Charlotte Adair. Note: Charlotte Adair died in 1839 in the Flint District of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. She was the daughter of John Adair of Scotland and Gahoga a full blood Cherokee. Note: John Bell, Jr.'s son John Adair Bell (#5) was a signer of the Treaty of New Echota.

5.) John Adair "Jack" Bell-Cherokee b. 1/1/1806 d. 1860 Son of John Bell and Charlotte Adair. Husband of Sabra Bell (nee Lynch)
Note: John Adair Bell was a signer of the Treaty of New Echota.

6.) John Martin Bell-Cherokee b. 1838 d. 1/20/1858 Son of David Bell and Nancy "Nannie" Martin. Husband of Sarah Caroline Bell (nee Harnage)

7.) Juliette Lewis Bell-Cherokee (nee Vann) Wife of Devereaux Jarrett Bell

8.) Sabra Bell-Cherokee (nee Lynch) {questionable-may have been buried in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory} Daughter of Jeter Lynch and Nancy "Nannie" Martin. Wife of John Adair Bell. Note: Jeter Lynch was an Irishman. Nancy Martin was the daughter of Susannah Emory, (the granddaughter of Ludovic Grant and Eughioote - correct spelling may be Eugihoote) and General Joseph Martin. She was the full sister of Judge John Martin and half sister of Texas Cherokee Chief Richard Fields. Further Note: General Joseph Martin was also married to Mary Emory, sister of Susannah and Elizabeth "Betsy" Ward the daughter of Bryan Ward a whiteman and Ghigau or Nancy Ward.

NOTE: I received an email from Glee Krapf stating the following:

There is new research that proves that Joseph Martin did not father the children of Susannah and Mary Emory. John Martin, the brother of Joseph, was the father. Part of this is recorded in the book "Whites Among the Cherokees."  The info in this book comes from the Georgia State Archives.  More info can be found at the following website:
Look under Records and then scroll on down to H and look for the Humbree Project.  Emory was originally spelled Humbree.  It goes into great detail on this family. Larry Patrisky wrote and researched this material. He has spent many years researching in state archives.

9.) Robert N. Berryhill-Creek b. 1825 d. February 1853, son of William Berryhill and Elizabeth Nixon

10.) William "Bill" Berryhill-Creek b. 1791 d. 1864, son of John Berryhill and Martha Elizabeth Derrisaw, husband of Elizabeth Nixon

11.) Nancy Ethel Boon-Cherokee (nee Harnage) b. 9/18/1858 d. 5/18/1887 Daughter of Jesse Mayfield and Emily Walker Starr. Wife of William Boon, son of Kitchen Porter Boon and Catherine. Nancy was the last person believed to be buried at Mt. Tabor.

12.) Elizabeth Candy-Cherokee (nee Watie) b. 1814 (questionable-may be buried in the Cherokee Nation) Daughter of Oo-watee (David Oo-watie) and Susannah Reese. Wife of George Washington Candy

13.) Elizabeth Hughes Candy-Cherokee (nee Bell) b. 1807 d. 7/28/1848 Daughter of John Bell and Charlotte Adair. Wife of George Washington Candy

14.) George Washington Candy-Cherokee b. 1805 d. 5/9/1856 Son of Samuel Candy and Elizabeth West. Husband of Elizabeth Hughes Candy (nee Bell) and Elizabeth Candy (nee Watie). Note: George Candy was the grandson of Catherine Kingfisher the daughter of Ghigau (Nancy Ward) and Tsu La Kingfisher

15.) Simeon Christie-Cherokee b. 1865 d. 1870 Son of John Francis Marion Christie and Jane Z. Starr

16.) Anacrion Bell Duncan-Cherokee {infant} Son of Dr. Walter Adair Duncan and Martha Jane Bell

17.) Martha Jane Duncan-Cherokee (nee Bell) b. 1827 d. 10/9/1857 Daughter of John Bell and Charlotte Adair. Wife of Dr. Walter Adair Duncan

18.) Sarah Emily Goss-Cherokee (nee Bean) b. 5/4/1830 d. 3/11/1863 Daughter of Captain John Bean and Ruth Starr. Wife of Benjamin Franklin Goss son of Thomas Goss and Mary Adair

19.) Jesse Mayfield Harnage-Cherokee b. 1849 d. 1858 Son of John Griffith Harnage and Emily Walker Mayfield. John Griffith Harnage was the son of Ambrose Harnage and Nancy Sanders. Emily Harnage was the daughter of Jesse Mayfield and Sarah "Sallie" Walker Starr.

20.) Elizabeth Horton-Cherokee, Chickasaw (nee Hicks) b. 1810 d. 1869 Daughter of Rueben Hicks and Chomoctay a full blood Chickasaw. Wife of J.R. Horton sometimes spelled Houghton. Note: Rueben was the son of Nathan Hicks Jr. and Mary Mason. Further he was the grandson of Nathan Hicks Sr. and Nayehi a full blood Cherokee. Nathan Hicks Jr. was the brother of Cherokee Chiefs Charles R. Hicks and William Hicks.

21.) Cornelia Mayfield-Cherokee b. 1848 d. 1849 Daughter of Jesse Mayfield and Sarah "Sallie" Walker Starr

22.) Jesse Mayfield-Cherokee b. 5/18/1793 d. 12/14/1857 Son of Jesse Mayfield and Penelope Broucher. (non-Indian). Husband of Sarah "Sallie" Walker Starr the daughter of Caleb Starr and Nancy "Nannie" Harlan
Note: J.C. emailed me and wrote "After much research, I found Jesse Mayfield buried in the Mayfield Cemetery in Rusk County, and not at Mt. Tabor."

23.) Susannah McNair-Cherokee (nee Martin) b. 1815 d. 9/1864 Daughter of Judge John Martin and Eleanor "Nellie" McDaniel. Wife of Clement Vann McNair.
Note: Judge John Martin was the first Chief Justice of the Cherokee Nation.
Update 3/21/2005 Note:  Susannah is really buried at the Thompson Cemetery in Laird Hill.

24.) Marianne Celeste Oaks-Cherokee (nee Duncan) {questionable-may be buried in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory} Daughter of Dr. Walter Adair Duncan and Martha Jane Bell

25.) Caleb Starr Rider-Cherokee b. 1815 d. ca. 1855 {questionable as this is rumor only, no specific data on his place of burial} Son of Austin Rider of Virginia and Mary "Polly" Pauline Starr. Husband of Elsie Price. Note: grandson of Caleb Starr and Nancy "Nannie" Harlan

26.) Elsie Rider-Cherokee (nee Price) Wife of Caleb Starr Rider {questionable}

27.) Charlotte Starr-Cherokee b. 12/28/1840 d. 9/28/1845 Daughter of George Harlan Starr and Nancy "Nannie" Bell

28.) Ellis Harlan Starr-Cherokee b. 1822 d. 1848 Son of Thomas Starr and Nannie Wolf

29.) John Walker Starr {killed in Mississippi-CSA} b. 7/18/1842 d. 6/19/1862 Son of George Harlan Starr and Nancy "Nannie" Bell

30.) Nancy "Nannie" Starr-Cherokee (nee Bell) b. 7/14/1814 d. 9/14/1864 Daughter of John Bell and Charlotte Adair. Wife of George Harlan Starr

31.) William K. Starr-Cherokee b. 3/9/1835 d. 9/9/1858 Son of George Harlan Starr and Nancy "Nannie" Bell

32.) Puskush Thompson-Choctaw, Chickasaw b. 1860 d. 1860 {Infant} Son of Thomas Umphres Thompson and Martha Strong Thompson.

33.) Adelia Chukmasi Thompson-Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw b. 1870 d. 1871 {Infant} Daughter of Lemuel Turner Thompson and Sarah Jane Henson.

34.) Hugh McCoy "Mack" Thompson-Choctaw, Chickasaw b. 1831 d. 9/23/1858 Son of Archibald Thompson and Anna Strong Thompson. Husband of Nancy Slocum and Eliza A. Blackwell. Note: Archibald was the brother of William Thompson, who along with Devereaux and Samuel Bell attempted to secure title to lands near Mt. Tabor in 1840 from the Republic of Texas. Archibald was Choctaw and Chickasaw by blood the son of Henry Butt Thompson (of Cheraw descent) and Margaret McCoy (a half-blood Choctaw-Chickasaw). Anna was Cheraw by blood the daughter of John Thompson (brother of Henry Butt Thompson) and Mary Strong (both Cheraw descendants)

35.) Charles Avoy Vann-Cherokee b. 11/18/1842 d. 12/8/1858 Son of David Vann. Note: Pin Indians (pro-Union Cherokees) during the Civil War killed David Vann. He lived in the area under Duwali until the Cherokee War in 1839 at which time he returned to the Cherokee Nation for a period and then returned with Ridge Party members to Mt. Tabor where he remained until the Civil War broke out.

36.) Do Goo Goo Vann-Cherokee b. 10/15/1845 d. 12/29/1845 {Infant} Son of David Vann

37.) Nicholas Byers Vann-Cherokee b. 4/18/1832 d. 4/18/1859 Son of David Vann

38.) Sabina Wyche-Cherokee (nee Mayfield) b. 1840 d. 1877 Daughter of Jesse Mayfield and Sarah "Sallie" Walker Starr

39.) Lilla Wyche-Cherokee {Infant} Daughter of George William Wyche and Sabina Mayfield

40.) Starr Wyche-Cherokee {Infant} Daughter of George William Wyche and Sabina Mayfield