Hello , my name is Ashley Thirsty Vann. I love researching on my family tree. My family include the following surnames: Thirsty, Nix, Bearpaw, Fixin, Dreadfulwater, Dick, Springwater, Hyder, proctor, kingfisher, Chewey, Connelly (VIAN OK), Christie,Downing,Tecumseh,Foreman, Crowder, McCarter, Quinton,Tucker, Hogshooter,Jumper, Ford, watermelon, fields and Ross, Tincup, Chopper. If you know someone of the following families please leave a message, I would like to find out more information.
RE: Shirley A. Dreadfulwater Thanks Ashley! I appreciate your transferring her grave site profile to me. I also want to tell you that I think what you are doing is awesome! It's so important that we remember the past and honor those that came before us and what you are doing does that!
Keep up the great work and if you need anything please let me know.
RE: john rotton ross Ashley, I have limited information on John Rotton Ross. His Find A Grave information does not list all the children. Ref: Find A Grave Memorial# 42709393. Do you live near Stilwell, Oklahoma? If so, you can look at the Adair County History book at the Stilwell Library. There is an article about him and his wife Lucinda (Miller) Ross. That may help to determine if the John Ross you are researching is the same person as John Rotten Ross. If you don't live near Stilwell, let me know and I will get a copy of the article for you. At a Ross reunion years ago I was given a family tree on John Rotten Ross. I can't vouch for any documentation, but here is the information that is on the family tree: John Rotten Ross was born 1838, died 1888. His Cherokee name was Oo-gor-si-tor. He had a half-brother named John Ridge. His father's name was John Rotten; Cherokee name, U-gu-si-du. He lived on the Etowah River in Cherokee County, Georgia in 1835. John Rotten Ross's mother's name was Sa-yor-he Chickalea. She was born in 1810. Her father was Chickalea. He lived in Bartow County in Georgia. Good luck on your research. Tracing native americans can be difficult. The Cherokee can be a little easier since they were living in the East during some of the census listings. They were not considered Georgia citizens so were left off at times. Also, they used the same English names as the father or uncles so the same English name is seen a lot in the family line. Best wishes,