Surname: Bard

Biographical Sketch of Thomas D. Bard Jr.

(See Cordery, Foreman and Blackburn)-Thomas Dunn, son of Thomas Dunn and Laura (Rogers) Bard, was born Oct. 4, 1880 in Dalton, Georgia. Educated in the Cherokee National Schools and Willie Halsell College. Joined the “Rough Riders” but mustered out on account of defective vision. Married at Claremore January 2, 1910, Elizabeth Belle, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Cherokee (Wisner) Prather, born July 29, 1889. They are the parents of: Jennie May, born Nov. 29, 1910; Jackson Rogers, born June 21, 1912 and Thomas Dunn Bard Ill, born May 24, 1915. Elizabeth Belle was educated at the Female Seminary and was

1830 Map of Cherokee Territory in Georgia

Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of government