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Re: John Robert Wilson Reservation 1817
Posted by: Deborah Moorefield (ID *****0612) Date: April 13, 2003 at 20:02:25
In Reply to: Re: John Robert Wilson Reservation 1817 by renee perkins of 32757

Renee: please see the info posted under Indian Reservations on the Madison County Genforum... Yes,all three were in the Cherokee Nation East late as 1822.. Thomas Wilson married Jane Loyd here in Madison County and received his reservation in right of his wife.. He and Jane sold their reservation in 1822 to James McCartney..deed recorded in Madison County..(but says Decatur County,Al-the actual location of the reseration 1821-25) Giles McNutly and John Derrick witnessed the sale..Conaleuski aka John Challange received a neighboring reservation..he was apparently some type of Chief or Headman.. Conaleuski is referred to by some as Chief Bob Wilson...but I have seen nothing to prove so to my satisfaction..he sold his reservation in 1820 to William Kennedy..and part of it eventually became property of John McNutly.. the third adjoining reservation was to Giles McNutly in right of his wife Martha Arch *married in Madison County..and by 1830 he was married to Alcy Doublehead.. Wm Wilson's reservation was not in Hurricane Valley but near the Flint River..closer to Huntsville.. his wife was Peggy Doublehead.. I received information that said Wm Wilson died in Lauderdale County in 1838-near what was Doublehead's Reservation.. One Thomas Wilson is listed as 60-70 years old living in Jackson County about 1860 or 1870..and another record said Ole Thomas Wilson walked into Greene County MO about 1840-that he had 3 Indian wives and one French wife! From a Congressinal Roll of microfilm, John Wilson's reservation was located near Jessie Scott's..*probably in Marshall County,Al.. Thomas and Wm Wilson were white men-and possibily brothers with Indian wives... The estate papers for Charles Kennedy are missing from the Huntsville Probate Records..*they are at the University of Ala..these papers contain depositions in regard to the sale of Conaleuski's reservation.. My ancestor Henry Edwards born 1750-60 married a Polly Wilson-both were born in NC..came through Jefferson County, Tn around 1801 to Madison County, Al by 1807.. On the 1830 Madison County census ole Henry Edwards is 70-80 and isn't found on census records after that.. His daughter Hannah Edwards born 1775 NC married Wm Baker in 1801 in Jefferson County, Tn and was in the Upper Hurricane Valley area by 1807.. Dawes Roll applications for several of her grandchildren mention Polly Wilson-daughter of Chief Bob or Robert Wilson..and that her mother may have been a Gentry.. who knows?? One John R Wilson attended an estate sale in the area about 1816..with Wm Baker and others.. Conaleuski apparently went to Monroe County, Ms after the Congressional Act to sell his reserve to McNutly in 1830..the sale to Wm Kennedy and his wife Jane Binnion must have been disputed or perhaps he needed the Congressional Act to legally sell it..The majority of the old settlers of the Upper Hurricane and Putman Mountain area of Madison County just about used the Wilson name in the naming of their children.. Who were these Wilsons? Benjamin Putman-for whom Putman Mountain is named- was connected with the Wilsons through his wife.. During the removal many settled on the Mountain and in Paint Rock Valley to avoid the removal.. It does appear that around 1836-38 many of these family members left for Arkansas..Mountain Township of Crawford County... several returned here.. Any help appreciated.. I believe ole John McNulty went to Nacadoches TX shortly after 1840.. McNulty (McAnulty,McNutty) Town was near the 3 reservations in Hurricane Valley..(near the site of Bragg's Store) one time, it had a General Store, Gristmill,etc..)Today's Madison County Lake is near the site of 3 of these Historic reservations...

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