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Subject: looking for descendants of Jeremiah Stewart


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Terri
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Date Posted: 19:45:26 09/28/04 Tue
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I am interested in authenticating the American Indian line of a specific surname of my ancestors. The family member is Jeremiah (Thomas Jefferson) Stewart b. June 17, 1826 d.February 16, 1901 father: John, mother: Sarah (Serah) married November 01, 1849 Calhoun Co., AL. Malinda (Melinda) Jane Compton b.October 1830 d.March 07, 1915 father: David Compton (Crumpton) mother: Hannah Queen

children: Sara Stewart 1848 Caroline Stewart 1852 (Richard) Jones Stewart 1856 Mary Stewart 1856 David W (William David) Stewart 1859 Mildera Stewart 1861 *John Wesley Stewart* 1863 James Stewart 1866 Elizabeth Stewart 1872 Abagalle Stewart 1874

* my great grandfather

It is my understanding that a descendant of this family, Joseph Stewart, was the principle chief of the Echota Cherokees (great grandchild of Jeremiah). I am unable to link any of these people to the rolls, but there must be one somewhere.

I have the following information provided by the St. Clair County Commission to support some of the data I have accumulated. Based on the following, I believe that it is fairly well supportable. This is from a state historical marker:

***The Cherokees of Stewart's Crossroads

John Stewart, Cherokee, left the territory of Georgia in the late 1700's with his wife and one slave. Crossing Ohanafeefee Gap, he settled at Stewart's Crossroads. His son, Jeremiah, served in the Seminole War of 1835-42 and was mustered out of service in Florida with the pay of 2 mules. He married Melinda Jane, a Seminole, and returned to Ohanafeefee village near the Crossroads. Grandson, Dave, was a minister and Circuit Rider Preacher, established churches at Merkle and New Merkle (Cahaba Heights). Great grandson, Mack, was born and reared at Stewart's Crossroads. He is the father of Joseph Two Eagles" Stewart, Principal Chief of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama. Jeremiah and Melinda Stewart are buried at the Stewart's Cemetery near their old homeplace on Ohanafeefee Gap Road. The log structure (longhouse) was destroyed by fire along with the Stewart's family Bible which listed Indian Names of John Stewart's descendants.

St. Clair County Commission, 1982

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Re: looking for descendants of Jeremiah StewartTeresa Stewart Sitz12:02:29 01/11/09 Sun
Re: looking for descendants of Jeremiah StewartPenny Minton (happy)12:01:56 04/25/12 Wed


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