Genealogy of the Cherokee Downing Family

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11Major DowningA14
1112George Downing
2John Downing. Jennie and Nannie
3William Downing
4Nannie Downing
111213James Downing
2Alexander Downing. Oo-go-yo-sti
3John Downing. Leah Lovelady
4Elizabeth Downing. Stephen Whitmire
112213Ollie Downing*
2Samuel Downing. Susie Dougherty and Elsie Dougherty
3David Downing. Peggy Dougherty
4Isaac Downing*
5Peggy Downing. Archibald Tuckwa
6Nellie Downing*
7Moses Downing. Oo-yo-sti or Polly and Lydia
8Elizabeth Downing. Galcatcher
9Celia Downing* Ezekial McLaughlin
10Jesse Downing* Chicken
11Charlotte Downing. Ellis Beck
12William Downing. Elizabeth Dougherty and Elsie Downing
13Cynthia Downing. Joseph Beck
14James Downing.  ______ Parris
153Catherine Downing*  _____Still
16John Downing. Ollie
17Sallie Downing. Tadpole
114213Thomas Pettit. Catherine
2James Crittenden. Nancy Hughes and Ko-ta-Ka-ya
3Jennie Crittenden. Jack WrightA15
4Margaret McSwain. Avery Vann
5Elizabeth McSwain. David Welch
11121314George Downing
2Peacheater Downing
11122314Lethe Downing. Hiram Bright
2 Annie Downing. Pumpkin or Murphy
3Charles Downing*
4Scudders Downing. Polly Bean and Catherine Tiesky nee Foreman
5John Downing*
11123314Martha Jane Downing. Jackson Smith and Joshua Morgan

A14. Major Downing, said to have been a Major in the British army married a full blood Cherokee woman of the Wolf clan.

A15. Tradition says that after a violent storm on the coast of South Carolina a baby was found on the beach, leashed to a spar. He was well clothed and the only word that he could articulate was “Jack and upon being adopted by a family known as Wright, he was known as Jack Wright. He married Jennie Crittenden.


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

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