Genealogy of the Cherokee Conrad Family

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11 Onai. Hamilton Conrad
1112 Rattlinggourd Conrad. Mary Toney
2 Hair Conrad. Ollie Candy and Melvina McGee
OK 3 Youngwolf Conrad. Jennie Taylor
4 Quatie Conrad. Alexander Brown, Archibald Fields and John Benge
111213 Dorcas Rattlinggourd. Richard Foreman
2 Tony Rattlinggourd. Lucretia Tiger
OK 3 Jackson Rattlinggourd. Elsie Wilson              |A54
4 Sallie Rattlinggourd. Samuel Foreman and Peacheater Sixkiller
5 Catherine Rattlinggourd. George Washington Campbell
6 Daniel Rattlinggourd. Eliza Abigal Looney
7 John Rattlinggourd. Nannie Mannion
8 Margaret aRttlinggourd. Benjamin Downing
9 David Rattlinggourd* Nannie Jennings nee
10 Charles Rattlinggourd. Lucy McIntosh*, Levisa McIntosh*, Elizabeth Campbell*, ____Benge and Susie Hair
112213 Elizabeth Hair. Daniel Hopkins
2 Susie Hair. Charles Rattlinggourd
3 Jefferson Hair. Chinosa O’Fields, Mary Tyner nee Sanders and Eliza Ramsey nec Tyner
4 Diana Hair. Wade Hampton Robertson
5 John Hair. Lucy Robertson, Annie Sanders, Mary Butler and Lucy Justice
6 Nannie Hair*
7 Mary Hair. John Ramsey
8 James Hair. Sarah Davis, Susie Reese and Nellie Robertson
9 Elizabeth Hair. Ashhopper
10 Ollie Hair. Wallace Vann
11 Eliza Hair. Starr Deerinthewater, Johnson Blythe and George Roberts
113213 Susie Wolf. Samuel Ballard and Michael Bridgemaker
2 Nannie Wolf. Thomas Starr
OK 3 Margaret Wolf. Daniel McCoy
4 Annie Wolf. William Williams and James Sterling Price
5 Dennis Wolf. Isabel Fields and Peggy McDaniel
114213 John Lucien Brown. Elizabeth Coody nec Meade, Minerva Coker nee Foster and Mary Lowrey nee Simpson
2 Jennie Fields. Allen Ross
OK 3 Anderson Benge. Elizabeth Busky and Susan Henrietta Foreman
115213 John Terrapin. Ga-ho-ka Ratliff and Nannie Blalock nec Bark
2 Jennie Terrapin. So-sa and Edward Foreman              |A53
OK 3 James Terrapin*
4 Thomas Fox Conrad. Caroline Wheeler
11121314 Anthony Foreman. Nellie Buffington and Eliza Toney
2 Lucinda Foreman. John Foster
3 John Foreman. Susie Leach
4 Lewis Foreman
5 Amos Foreman* Eliza Gunter
6 William H. Foreman. Letitia Woodward
7 Thomas Foreman*
8 Ruth Foreman. Patrick Lyman
9 Edward Foreman*
10 Emily Foreman. Wallace Ratliff
11 George Foreman. Mary Lowrey

A53 Tradition avers that Jennie Taylor, a Scotch woman married a member of the English aristocracy named Fox. That they had two sons and then separated, the father retaining the elder, on whom the right of primogeniture would vest the estates and she kept the younger brother, who was thence forward known as Charles Fox-Taylor. The widow later married a HoIlander named Conrad and emigrated to America, settling in the vicinity of the Cherokees. Charles Fox-Taylor married Jennie Walker, a grand daughter of the Ghi-ga-u, and his half brother; Hamilton Conrad married Onai, a full blood Cherokee woman of the Bird clan. The descendants Charles Fox-Taylor were known as Taylors.

Hamilton and Onai Conrad had five children; Rattlinggourd, Hair, Youngwolf, Quatie and Terrapinhead Conrad. Although Hair Conrad was the only one except a grandson of Terrepinhead who retained his full patronymic. Rattlinggourd and his descent were always known as Rattlinggourds. Youngwolf’s generation were known by the family name of Wolf and Terrapinhead’s children and descendants were known as Terrapins, with the exception of his youngest son, who although a full brother to the other children was known as Thomas Fox Conrad.

Terrapinhead’s only daughter, Jennie, married a half blood Spanish Cherokee whose only name was So-sa or Goose but he became locally known as Dick Spaniard, on account of his extraction. Upon his enlistment in the confederate service he gave the name So-sa and upon the adjutants query for a Christian name, he said Johnson or as the Cherokees pronounced it, Jonson would do. He was killed in a skirmish at Tahlequah and Jennie named their posthumous son; John Johnson using the father’s assumed Christian name for his surname.

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A54. Jackson Rattlinggourd was born in 1809. Married Elsie Wilson born in 1808. She died October 4, 1884. He died on April 10, 1885.


Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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