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Descendants of John Anthony Foreman


Generation No. 3


      4. John Anthony3 Foreman (Anthony2, John Anthony1) was born Abt. 1780 in Cherokee Nation East Tennessee, and died 1807 in Cherokee Nation East/Killed. He married (1) UNKNOWN Richard Mother Abt. 1799 in Cherokee Nation East. She died Unknown. He married (2) UNKNOWN John Mother Abt. 1800. She died Unknown. He married (3) Nannie Drumgoole Abt. 1801 in Cherokee Nation, East, daughter of Alexander Drumgoole and Nancy Augusta. She was born Abt. 1775 in Cherokee, Cherokee County, Georgia, and died July 23, 1850 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. He married (4) Jennie Doublehead Foster Abt. 1805 in Cherokee Nation, East, daughter of James Foster and Nancy Lightfoot. She was born Abt. 1776 in Cherokee Nation East, and died Unknown. He married (5) Ruth Drumgoole Abt. 1806, daughter of Alexander Drumgoole and Nancy Augusta. She was born Abt. 1790 in Cherokee Nation East, and died Unknown.

Notes for John Anthony Foreman:
JOHN ANTHONY FOREMAN III: In Emmet Starr "Old Cherokee Families" it lists Richard Foreman as his first born. Starr then puts a dash between children, meaning they have a different mother. I am not sure who Richard and his brother John mothers are as only two spouses were listed by Starr. I have found no documentation as to who their mothers might be. The next half siblings are James and Elizabeth Foreman, then another half-sister named Elisabeth. Page 363

In Cherokee families, the children are raised by their mother and their mothers brothers and/or family. Because of this custom, I do not believe that Richard and John's mother was Nannie Drumgoole. Her children are definately listed as Bird Doublehead, James Foreman and Anderson, Isaac and Edley Springston. Because of their involvement together in various conflicts among the factions in the Cherokee Nation it would lead you to believe that they were all raised together. This is just my observation in documents I have read. (Lynda Foreman)


More About John Anthony Foreman:
Clan: Paint Clan

More About John Foreman and UNKNOWN Mother:
Marriage: Abt. 1799, Cherokee Nation East

More About John Foreman and UNKNOWN Mother:
Marriage: Abt. 1800

Notes for Nannie Drumgoole:
NANNIE has been quite a challenge. In Emmet Starr's book "History of the Cherokee Indians" p 630 it states "Nancy, a full-blood Cherokee, married a Mr. Drumgoole, and their daughter, Ruth, married John Foreman. They were the parents of Elizabeth Foreman who married Edley Springston and they were the parents of Mary Springston". Originally I believed this to be Nannie Drumgoole nee Doublehead as Emmet Starr listed her, but it was her mother Nancy Augusta that married Mr. Drumgoole and Nannie was their daughter and Ruth her sister.

[Cherokee Advocate, August 6, 1850, Obituary of Nancy Springston]
Born c. 1775 - died July 23, 1850. Her four surviving children were at her side at the time of her death at the house of Anderson Springston. She also had 73 grandchildren.

John Leah Springston's Miller Application states that Nannie Foreman had four sets of children as follows:

SPRINGSTON     
Anderson     
Isaac
Edley

DOUBLEHEAD
Bird

FOREMAN                 
James                       

WILSON
Unknown

On John Leah Springston's Miller Application he is claiming for "Wau-se-de, or Oo-wah-wau-se-de, my fathers mothers brother, he resided in Saline District, Cherokee Nation. On Ah-gah-loo-gah, or Whirlwind, or Storm, a member of the family of said Wau-se-de above named --- just what his relation was to the said family I am now unable to learn, yet he was a member of the family."


More About Nannie Drumgoole:
Cherokee Name: Nan-que-se
Degree of Blood: 1/2 Cherokee Indian

More About John Foreman and Nannie Drumgoole:
Marriage: Abt. 1801, Cherokee Nation, East

Notes for Jennie Doublehead Foster:
JENNIE FOSTER's affiant stating Jennie was the mother of Elizabeth Foreman was signed by James Madison Bell on March 13, 1909.


More About Jennie Doublehead Foster:
Clan: Deer Clan
Degree of Blood: 1/2 Cherokee Indian

More About John Foreman and Jennie Foster:
Marriage: Abt. 1805, Cherokee Nation, East

More About John Foreman and Ruth Drumgoole:
Marriage: Abt. 1806
     
Child of John Foreman and UNKNOWN Mother is:
+ 16 i.   Richard4 Foreman, born 1800 in Cherokee Nation East, Georgia; died 1862 in Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.
     
Child of John Foreman and UNKNOWN Mother is:
+ 17 i.   John Anthony4 Foreman, born Abt. 1801 in Georgia, Cherokee Nation East; died 1863 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.
     
Child of John Foreman and Nannie Drumgoole is:
+ 18 i.   James C.4 Foreman, born Abt. 1802 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee; died May 14, 1842 in Evansville, Arkansas.
     
Child of John Foreman and Jennie Foster is:
+ 19 i.   Elizabeth4 Foreman, born Abt. 1806 in Cherokee Nation East, Bradley, Tennessee; died Aft. 1867 in Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation.
     
Children of John Foreman and Ruth Drumgoole are:
+ 20 i.   Elisabeth 'Betsy'4 Foreman, born Abt. 1804 in Bradley County, Tennessee, Cherokee Nation East; died Unknown.
+ 21 ii.   Johnson Foreman, born 1808 in Cherokee Nation East; died June 28, 1872 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.


      5. Catherine3 Foreman (Anthony2, John Anthony1) was born April 17, 1785 in Ooyougilogi County, Tennessee, and died 1872 in Stilwell, Indian Territory. She married James Bigby, Sr. 1800 in Amohee District, Tennessee, son of Unknown Bigby and Elizabeth Hicks. He was born September 06, 1778 in Cherokee Nation East, Bradley, Tennessee, and died 1856 in Flint District, Indian Territory.

Notes for Catherine Foreman:
Notes were obtained from Family Tree Maker home page of Betty G McGee.

CATHERINE FOREMAN belonged to the Paint Clan. Catherine was a member of the Candy's Creek Church. Rev. William Holland was the missionary there and wrote about several members of the church. He said that Catherine was one of the first to embrace the faith. She understood and spoke a little English. Her life was such as to adorn her profession. She and her daughter manufactured cloth for the supply of her family. She was a very respectable woman. The dates given when she and others went into the church was September 25, 1825, at age 42. She was known to be 1/2 Cherokee.

More About Catherine Foreman:
Burial: Unknown, Hungry Mountain, Oklahoma
Clan: Paint Clan
Degree of Blood: 1/2 Cherokee Indian

Notes for James Bigby, Sr.:
Notes were obtained from Family Tree Maker Betty G McGee home page.

JAMES BIGBY was Irish from his father and Cherokee from his mother. He had a half-brother, Thomas Wilson and a half-sister, Betsy Brown. He married Catherine Foreman in 1800, lived in Amohee District, Tennessee. James was interested in education. He and his brother-in-law, Thomas Foreman and Hair Conrad petitioned for a school to be established by the American Board of Commissioners for foreign missions. The school was established in 1824 called Candy's Creek Mission. After removal one of the eighteen schools in the Cherokee Nation in 1845 was at their home.

In 1825, James and Catherine lived close enough to attend the Candy's Creek Church with the missionary, Rev. William Holland, as their preacher. James spoke English and Cherokee but he always prayed in English. He rarely spoke in public and when he did it was not with ease. It was noted by William Holland, missionary, that he accepted his faith much later than Catherine. His path just got brighter and brighter. He was a good farmer and neighbor. He read understandingly.

July 24, 1801, James Bigby received a spinning wheel from agent Return J. Meigs.

April 8, 1813, James Bigby wrote Return J. Meigs for permit to run ferry on the Tennessee River near mouth of Baker's Creek and to build a road from it to meet road opened by Rogers. He had already gotten permission from Major Delso, proprietor of the other side of the river.

December 13, 1813, James Cunningham stole Anthony Foreman's slave girl as testified to by Jack Foreman and Catherine Bigby.

James Bigby was a private in North Carolina Continental Line. He received 640 acres which were issued December 24, 1796. James Bigby served under Captain John Mahary. The land he received was in Sumner County on the waters of White Oak Creek and Barren River.

Rev. William Holland wrote to the Foreign Mission Board on October 19, 1825:

Mrs. Bigby is an interesting half breed and the sister of Mr. T. Foreman. She is about 40 years old. She as a large family of children, four of which were baptized with her. James, Jr., and Thomas were baptized by a "strolling Methodist" as infants. Her mother Nancy Fields was also a member of the Candy's Creek Mission.

Letter of April 15, 1829 about new church members:
Mrs. Polly Taylor, daughter of James Bigby was married to a white man. She is 25-30 years old with 7 children and lives within 4 miles of the mission. Bark Foreman, brother of T. Foreman, is 30 years old and had a hare-lip with a speech impediment. Bushyhead, 45-50 years old, a full blood, speaks little English. He was once very sinful and full of vice.

Thomas and James, Jr., unmarried sons of James and Catherine Bigby, understand English and Cherokee but speak only English. They are of very good character. James attends religious meetings regularly even in bad weather. They both speak easily at meetings and are readers.

James Bigby Sr. is listed on the 1835 Census in Candy's Creek, McMinn County, Tennessee as One halfblood and Five quarterbloods. Two farmers and one farm. Four weavers and four spinners. Five read English and four read Cherokee.

More About James Bigby, Sr.:
Burial: Unknown, Hungry Mountain, Oklahoma
Degree of Blood: 1/4 Cherokee Indian
Drennen Roll: 1851, #611 Flint District
Reservation Roll: 1817, Signed for 640 acre Reservation

More About James Bigby and Catherine Foreman:
Marriage: 1800, Amohee District, Tennessee
     
Children of Catherine Foreman and James Bigby are:
+ 22 i.   Mary Ann 'Polly'4 Bigby, born August 09, 1802 in Cherokee Nation East, South Carolina; died November 02, 1885 in Near Sweetwater, Tennessee.
+ 23 ii.   Jennie Bigby, born Abt. 1804 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee; died February 27, 1875.
+ 24 iii.   Thomas Wilson Bigby, born February 22, 1806 in Cherokee Nation East, Amohee District, Tennesse; died October 16, 1861 in Stilwell, Indian Territory.
  25 iv.   James Bigby, Jr., born Abt. 1807 in Cherokee Nation East; died Abt. 1868. He married Louisa Levi; died Unknown.
  Notes for James Bigby, Jr.:
JAMES BIGBY is listed on the 1835 Census. Mouse Creek, McMinn County, Tennessee as one quarterblood. A farm and one farmer. Reads English and Cherokee.


  More About James Bigby, Jr.:
Degree of Blood: 3/8 Cherokee Indian
Education: Candy's Creek Mission School

+ 26 v.   Elizabeth Bigby, born Abt. 1808 in Cherokee Nation East; died 1835 in Cherokee Nation East.
+ 27 vi.   Wyley McNair Bigby, born Abt. 1812 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee; died 1867.
+ 28 vii.   Sarah 'Sallie' Bigby, born Abt. 1814 in Cherokee Nation East; died Abt. 1870.
  29 viii.   Jackson Bigby, born Abt. 1816 in Cherokee Nation East; died 1864 in Tennessee, Civil War.
  More About Jackson Bigby:
Chapman Roll: 1852, Near Murphy, Cherokee County, NC Family #4 Roll #1296
Clan: Paint Clan
Degree of Blood: 3/8 Cherokee Indian
Education: Candy's Creek Mission School
Siler Roll: 1851, Near Murphy, Cherokee County, NC Family #4 Roll #1258

+ 30 ix.   Susie Bigby, born Abt. 1820 in Cherokee Nation East; died Abt. 1870.
+ 31 x.   Malinda Jane Bigby, born July 06, 1822 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee; died September 02, 1909 in Oklahoma.



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