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Ashley Thirsty (#47329817)
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Bio Photo Hello , my name is Ashley Thirsty Vann. I am the associate genealogist at Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I am a member of Goingsnake District Heritage Association and Genealogical Speaker Guild, Oklahoma Chapter for Trail of Tears Association. 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.
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Barber Cementery (81)
Cedar Tree Cemetery (21)
Cherokee Orphan Asylum (3)
Davis Family (4)
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Hayes Family (2)
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R Burnett
Martha Skitt
Thank you so much Ashley, for the info on Martha Skitt.
Added by R Burnett on Jul 03, 2017 7:43 PM
Stan Morgan
RE: James Ketcher
Ashley - You have my permission to save any of the photos I have posted on the Find A Grave web site. I only ask that I be given credit for the photos.

I may have additional family photos that might interest persons researching the Ketchers and associated families that I have not posted on the Find A Grave web site.

You may give my direct email address to any persons researching the Ketchers, Dees (Deese) or associated families.

My email address is

Stan Morgan
Added by Stan Morgan on Jul 27, 2016 3:00 PM
Rick Lawrence
RE: Sallie England
Yes, you may on condition that we be credited with ownership of the photos. My wife is a direct descendant of Aunt Sally's.


Rick & Candy Lawrence
Tulsa, OK
Added by Rick Lawrence on Apr 06, 2016 6:38 PM
Mitch Wright
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.


Mitch Wright
Added by Mitch Wright on May 15, 2015 7:39 AM
Dennis McLemore
RE: john rotton ross
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,

Added by Dennis McLemore on Apr 28, 2015 11:05 AM
QuatieBbetty Littledog Blythe
Thank you for the info - please what dates are wrong.
Best regards from Austria !
Added by Charlotte on Apr 27, 2015 5:57 AM
Matt Crow
RE: John T. Crow
I'm limited on info on John T Crow. He's my 2nd great Grandfather. How's he related to your friend? Send me an email at I will see if I can help.
Added by Matt Crow on Jan 25, 2015 3:14 PM

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