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My novel Swimming with Serpents was inspired by the discovery of my Native American heritage through this Vann line. After writing Swimming with Serpents, I followed the survivors of Horseshoe Bend into the First Seminole War in In Pursuit, the second in my Serpents Series Family Saga. To confirm the Native American genealogy in the dedication of Swimming with Serpents, I took a Tribal DNA (Tribaldna.com) test that confirmed the Native American genealogy, but it was more specific than that. It was Mayan/Mexican/Native American confirming what a lot of Georgia anthropologists are speculating about what happened to many Mayans in the Mayan exodus of 700-900 AD.

 

Shawnee Heritage

A note from a descendant with information that might be helpful to others.

Margaret Vann Moseley b: 1768 in Edgefield Co, SC, was the Granddaughter of Squirrel King, Chief of the Savannah River Chickasaws b: 1688, located near present day Augusta, GA, or back then FT. Moore, GA.

I grew up in Birmingham, AL, but moved to Greenville, SC for a job about 10 years ago. About 5 years ago I found the name Squirrel King on my genealogy
and had to investigate it.

I only live about 100 miles from Edgefield, SC where the Vann family lived on Horns Creek. I have since found out that our Vann family were Descendants of Holesqua
Opeechan "Stream" Cornstalk b: 1628, A War Chief of the Shawnee Nation, which was the largest Tribes in the US!

About 5 years ago I started gathering information about our family, who were famous Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw and Powhattan descendants. This is
listed in a book by: Don Greene called Shawnee Heritage 1, Shawnee Genealogy and Family History, available at Target, Amazon.com and LULU.com.

It lists Margaret Vann as being the daughter of Edward Ned Vann and Mary King. And I do have proof of that!
I also have research documents by the Moseley Family, which my Great Grandmother Margaret Vann Moseley married into, and the documents state that Edward Ned Vann
and Mary King were her parents. There are also references to our Great Grandmother being Cherokee in the Moseley Books 1 & 2 (found in any Historical Library across the US).

Edward Ned Vann b: 1744 which married Mary King b: 1743 is the son of Mary Barnes b:1720 and Edward Vann b: 1720.

I have documents placing Edward Vann living in Edgefield, SC on census and court records, land and tax records, etc. Edward Ned Vann was a rich peach
farmer on the Savannah River, and either him or his father Edward Vann owned 2 trading post one on each side of the Savannah River. His father Edward Vann
sold the British Government 400 acres of land, upon which to build Ft. Charlotte, which I also have documents copied from the Greenville Library in SC..

Edward Vann b: 1720 was born in the Cherokee Nation, his parents were John Vann born about 1690 his mother was a Cherokee woman of the Anikowi Deer Clan.
(They hunted deer down on foot)! That is where Edward Vann met his first wife Mary Barnes b: 1720. Which is our Great Grandmother also.

Mary Barnes was the daughter of Richard Barnes and April Tikami Hop b:1695 (sister of Old Hop, Echota Cherokee Chief) They lived in Hiawasee, GA.

April "Tikami" Hop ( meaning April Water) was the daughter of Big Turkey Cornstalk b: 1760 and UNK woman. He was also the brother of Okowellos
Cornstalk born: 1740

When April "Tikami" Hop was 3 years old her parents were murdered by Catawaba Raiders, and her and her 4 siblings were left there to die, because no one,
would take them in. Pigeon Moytoy her aunt's husband, heard about this and went to Hiawassee and brought the children home to raise in the Cherokee Nation
( he was the Emperor of the Cherokee Nation, and also related to Cornstalk through his mother and his wife ). Visit WWW. My Carpenter Genealogy

Big Turkey Cornstalk b: 1760 was the son of Holesqua Opeechan "Stream" Cornstalk b: 1628 and wife Nonoma? Holesqua Opeechan "Stream" Cornstalk b: 1628 and was A War Chief in the Shawnee Nation which was basically everything east of the Mississippi but not the leader of the hole tribe, that would be, His son Okowellos Cornstalk born: 1740, in Ohio, was the only Chief of the Entire Shawnee Nation Shawnee had villages all over the place and intermarried with all of the Tribes, especially the Cherokee.

Shawnee Heritage I
Shawnee Genealogy and Family History
by Don Greene (found at Target, Amazon.com and LuLu.com)

Web sites:

http://kyusa.addr.com/Cherokee/index.html

http://kyusa.addr.com/Cherokee/index.html

http://www.southern-style.com/southern_family.htm

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=weeksjd


Native American Heritage:

1. Holesqua Opeecham "Stream" Cornstalk (Shawnee War Chief)
+ Nonoma
2. Big Turkey Cornstalk
+Unk
3. April Tikami Hop Cornstalk (sister of Old Hop,
all the children were adopted by a cousin, Emperor Moytoy of the Cherokee Nation)
+ Richard Barnes
4. Mary Barnes
+ Edward Vann
5. Edward Ned Vann
+ Mary King (She was the daughter of Squirrel King, Chief of the Savannah River Chickasaws and a Thawakilla Shawnee Woman)
Edward Vann III b: 24 MAR 1763 d: 26 JUN 1854
+ Elizabeth Walls b: 1770 d: 12 DEC 1863

Edith Vann b: 1770 d: AFT 1799
+ Martin Cloud b: 1775 d: 1806

Vashti Vann b: 1776 d: 1821
+ Benjamin Jernigan b: ABT 1778 d: 20 APR 1847
Powhatan and Vann


Mason Vann b: 1777 d: AFT 1860
+ Jane Shaw b: ABT 1790 d: BEF 1845


Margaret VANN b: 1767 d: 10 OCT 1849
+ Robert D. MOSELEY b: 1755 d: 1831
(My Great Grandparents)



The reason you have never been told this story is because our Great Grandparents hid the fact they were Native American. On DEC, 25th 1816 Robert D. Moseley sold 244 acres on Horns Creek, Edgefield, SC.to move to AL. to receive 40 acres of undeveloped property in AL. Robert and Margaret did this to protect their Children (14). They were well known in Edgefield, and lived next door to Edward Ned Vann and Mary King.

They had heard about the Indian Removal and ran for their life, along with many other Native American Families. Edward Ned Vann and Mary Vann were listed on the Enumeration Roll of 1817. If they walked the trail of tears, I do not know. The reason they went to Alabama was because it was not a State yet for 2 years. All of these families married amongst themselves to keep anyone from finding out.

Edward Ned Vann was a very wealthy Peach Farmer on the Savannah River, and the Whites wanted his property. Our family knew Andrew Jackson because he was also from SC. I have studied the Dawes Rolls and you would be removed if you had as much as 1/16 or less of Indian Blood.

Cornstalk and Tecumseh were famous for trying to send the Whites back to where they came from, and that's why no one on the Dawes Roll would admit to being Shawnee, much less related to Cornstalk.

I am the Headwoman of the Appalachian Shawnee Tribe -Turkey Clan, and would like to invite you to join our tribe, if you are interested, please reply to this email, if not you are all welcome to join at any time (and please tell your other family members about this that I don't have their emal)

Our purpose:

To preserve the language, history, traditions, heritage and ancestry of those of Shawnee blood membership, - 300+ and growing almost daily, for sure weekly
location, - 27 or 28 States and Canada and aiming at having Villages or groups in every State that the Shawnee or Ancient Shawnee originally inhabited
that sort of thing.- Governed by a true Principal Blood Chief, not an American-style elected one, aided and advised by a Second Blood Chief, Principal Woman, War Chief, Village chiefs Elders-Headmen-Headwomen of twelve clans (everyone except the Principal and Second Chief are however elected/selected by their peers)

Not recognized by any form of government but ourselves and other Shawnee and natives and no desire to ever be.

The AST does not acknowledge or use American "quantum formulas" but only asks for a Shawnee ancestry. Do you have a descendant chart that links you back to Blue Jacket? I can help with that.

After your ancestry is authenticated you will need to fill out an application, you will receive an Indian name (from the totems you select on the application). I'm pretty sure you are in the Turtle Clan. Also by sending in a picture to the card maker after you receive your Indian name, you will receive a lifetime membership card, with your name Indian name and Clan printed on it. The cost to mail the card to you is $5 per person. OR THEY CAN SEND IT TO YOU BY EMAIL, AND YOU CAN LAMINATE IT YOURSELF.


Shawnee Heritage I
Shawnee Genealogy and Family History
by Don Greene (found at Target, Amazon.com and LuLu.com)

Web sites:

http://kyusa.addr.com/Cherokee/index.html

http://www.southern-style.com/southern_family.htm

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=weeksjd


Native American Heritage:

1. Holesqua Opeecham "Stream" Cornstalk (Shawnee War Chief)
+ Nonoma
2. Big Turkey Cornstalk
+Unk
3. April Tikami Hop Cornstalk (sister of Old Hop,
all the children were adopted by a cousin, Emperor Moytoy of the Cherokee Nation)
+ Richard Barnes
4. Mary Barnes
+ Edward Vann
5. Edward Ned Vann
+ Mary King (She was the daughter of Squirrel King, Chief of the Savannah River Chickasaws and a Thawakilla Shawnee Woman)

Edward Vann III b: 24 MAR 1763 d: 26 JUN 1854
+ Elizabeth Walls b: 1770 d: 12 DEC 1863

Edith Vann b: 1770 d: AFT 1799
+ Martin Cloud b: 1775 d: 1806

Vashti Vann b: 1776 d: 1821
+ Benjamin Jernigan b: ABT 1778 d: 20 APR 1847   (My ancestors)



Mason Vann b: 1777 d: AFT 1860
+ Jane Shaw b: ABT 1790 d: BEF 1845


Margaret VANN b: 1767 d: 10 OCT 1849
+ Robert D. MOSELEY b: 1755 d: 1831
(My Great Grandparents)


Only requirement of you is that you keep your contact information current so that we can contact you.

I look forward to hearing more from you regarding this.

Tammy Nauguit

(864) 859-7140

253 Oshields Rd

Easley, SC 29640-9228