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Cherokee Indian ancestors of Sarah Lee (Thornton) Keith (b. 1856)

by Elmer C. Sanborn
Books/Monographs/Book with Film
English
Portage, Michigan : E.C. Sanborn, 1999
10 leaves

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Traces the ancestry of Sarah Lee (Athalee) Thornton Keith (1856-1913) back four generations to "Trader John" Benge (1729-1777), a Cherokee Indian. Sarah is descended through his second wife, Elizabeth Lewis of Albermarle County, Virginia. The Thornton family is recorded for at least three generations as members of the Cherokee Nation. Sarah married Harrison Taylor Keith (1855-1925) on November 7, 1877 in Mountain Glen, Garland County, Arkansas. Their son, Joseph Fletcher Keith, was born in 1880. Sarah Athalee Thornton Keith died in 1913 in Lucky, Arkansas.

Includes full-name index.

Includes Lewis, Keith and Thornton. Also includes information about Sequoyah and Robert Bench, also known as "The Bench" and "Captain Bench." Both were related to the first wife of Trade John Benge, Wurteh Clan. Robert was their son. Wurteh also had a son by Nathaniel Guess named Sequoyah or George Guess.

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