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a. Note:   d Doochees who lived in the adjacent counties of Person Co, NC andMecklenburg Co, Va obtained from the Friends Historical Collection atHege Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. There is no indicationwhen this was written or by whom, but parts must have been written bychildren of the people described, as the details are too exact. Otherparts must have been written after the Trail of Tears because of thereference to "applying for Cherokee nation membership rights". Otherparts are certainly written as late as 1920 because of the referenceto 150 yrs of connections between the Hubbard's and Meredith's. Noattempt has been made to edit or change the original text. Kevin Cosand Patton, January 1999. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENEALOGY OF THE HUBBARD FAMILY WITH A BRIEF HISTORY OF ITS CONNECTIONWITH THE CHEROKEE INDIANS According to the best information to be had in regard to the ancestorsof the Hubbard family as obtained from records, history, traditionsand aged persons, about the year 1740 there dwelt near the banks ofthe Keehukee Creek in the British province of North Carolina aCherokee Indian by the white name of Goochee, but in the Cherokeelanguage as Dooche [Kehukee Swamp rises in eastern Halifax Co. and flows SW into RoanokeRiver. Appears as Kehukee Creek on the Collet Map, 1770. Source:Powell, Wm S. "The North Carolina Gazetteer." 1968, pp.261-76] In the year 1729 North and South Carolina were made separate anddistinct provinces. The original Cherokee Indians, however, were thealmost sole occupants of all the central and a greater part of theEastern portions of the North Carolina Province. Soon the Whites, whohad gained a foothold on the Eastern coast of North Carolina began topenetrate these hitherto sacred hunting grounds of the Indians. Amongthese adventurous pioneers was a white man, an Irishman, named HardyCrews, hardy he was by name and hardy by nature. In what is now knownas Person County he halted and permanently located. Finding very fewwhite settlers, and especially of the female sex, he chose for a lifecompanion a beautiful Cherokee maiden, a dark-haired daughter of theDoochees. A generous welcome seems to have been extended to this happycouple by the Indians. In due course of time two daughters were bornto them named Ann and Mary Crews. These English names as well as anEnglish education were bestowed upon these promising children. AnnCrews, having grown to womanhood, her mind enlightened and culturedwith such an education as that frontier life and early period wouldallow, was tall, graceful and slender; features regular and beautiful;in manners gentle and modest, quiet and unassuming, yet in dispositionand character firm and very determined in purpose. While attendingschool in Mecklenburg County, she formed an acquaintance of a youngwhite man, Joseph Hubbard, a sedate Quaker. That acquaintance ripenedinto an affection that resulted in their marriage about the year 1770.Thus it is clearly seen by the marriage of the full blood CherokeeDoochee mother to the white man, Hardy Crews, and the subsequentmarriage of the half blood daughter Ann Crews to Joseph Hubbard,another White man, that by the faithful observance of the sacredmarriage obligations which bound these devoted women solemnly to theirdevoted husbands, lost them and their descendents to their identity asmembers of the Cherokee Nation of people, but not their rights as suchwhen properly applied for. Not much is known of Joseph Hubbard's ancestors. The best informationis, they were English Quakers who came over to this country in 1681with William Penn when the settlement was made in Philadelphia andfrom there they emigrated to and settled in the County of Mecklenburg,Virginia, and in the adjoining counties of North Carolina. Dr.Benjamin Franklin in his autobiography gives a concise account of thecolony of Pennsylvania [sic: Pennsylvanians] who emigrated to Virginiaand North Carolina in 1729, and among other things he had to say inregard thereto, speaks particularly of the Meredith's, one of whommarried Mary Crews. He mentions Hugh Merideth, who was his partner forsome time in the printing business in the City of Philadelphia. Itseems that the Hubbard's and Meredith's have been in close connectionfor over one hundred and fifty years and that their Indian blood runsback to the same Cherokee stock of starting point the Doochees. Joseph Hubbard was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and after hismarriage to Ann Crews still lived there, where several of his childrenwere born. He afterwards moved over into Person County, NorthCarolina, where he lived until after the death of his first wife in1812, he then moved to Guilford County, North Carolina. Joseph Hubbardand Ann Crews had eight children, viz. Hardy; Jeremiah; Joseph;Woodson; Jacob; Ann; Susana and Rhoda. After his removal to GuilfordCounty, he married a white woman named, Axsah [Achsah] Coffin by whomhe had two sons, viz., John R. and Samuel N. Hubbard. He lived to beupwards of ninety years old, died and was buried in the graveyard atNew Garden Meeting House, North Carolina. The five Hubbard boys were noted for their large size, fine personalappearance, none of them being less than six feet tall. They weregenerally known as the "Big Cherokee Boys". They were trained by theirQuaker parents to practice the principles of peace and friendship, butwoe to the boy or man who with sneers and insults taunted them withtheir 'Cherokee blood'. Of all the brothers, Jeremiah was the bestknown and portrayed in his features and general appearance his Indiandescent. He was tall, erect and straight as an arrow, being six feettwo or three inches in height. He had a dark swarthy complexion, keen black eyes, high cheek bones,hair straight and black as coal, a large mouth with firm lips and hisfront teeth were long and slightly curved inward. He was adistinguished and influential minister in the Society of Friends ofQuakers. He was a fluent and eloquent speaker and a natural bornorator. His voice was strong and musical and he seemed to sway hishearers at will. He was generous, unselfish and hospitable and his'Red Brothers', the Cherokees, as they traveled through his section,which they often did, always made a stopping place at his plain andunpretentious home hailing him as a friend and brother and claiminghim as one of their own people. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Following notes provided by; Henry Hanson, College Station, TX. (Researcher on the Crews line.) Notes for Hardeman Crews: Hardeman first bought 91 acres from Micheal Dickson for 90 pounds inVirginia currency, as referenced by John Paines and deed recorded 13Oct 1783. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I found the following; Crews, Hardy, listed in the 1790 Caswell Co., St James District of North Carolina'sTax List. Information Source; ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Crews Family History (Excerpt from "Willaim "Flat River" Clayton and Benjamin Crews" - mnf) The forefathers of the Lawrence County Crews was Hardiman "Hardy"Crews, born about 1740-1750 in Surry or Northhampton Co., VA. and diedafter 1830 in Person County, N.C.. He married Phoebe Goochee before1775. On 9/18/1779, Hardy Crews bought 91 acres of land in CaswellCo., N.C. for 90 pounds in Virginia currency from a MichaelDickson/Dickins, ref. John Paines line. A grant deed was recorded on10/13/1783 to Hardy Crews for 525 acres in Caswell Co., N.C. on MillCreek. On 2/18/1790, Thomas Clayton of Caswell Co., N.C. sells 200acres on Richland Spring Creek to Hardy Crews, ref. John Paines oldline.Then on 8/6/1790 in Caswell Co., N.C. and indenture was madebetween Thomas Clayton and a Robert Dickins, Hardy Crews, Jurat. Thisland was located on Deep Creek of Flat River. When Person Co., N.C. was created from Caswell, Hardy Crews and ThomasClayton became citizens of Person Co., N.C.. Of their known children, our Lawrence Co., TN. ancestor, BenjaminCrews was born about 1775 in Caswell Co., N.C.. He married MaryClayton, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Coleman Clayton, * sister ofWilliam "Flat River" Clayton 2/2/1796 in Person Co., N.C.. They hadSarah 12/1796, Arthur Simeon "Arter" 1799, William 4/1800, Benjamin,Jr. 1802, Elizabeth 1803, Johnathan 1804, Rebecca 1806, and Thomasabt. 1808. Mary Clayton Crews died 1810 in Person Co., N.C. and isburied in the Roxboro area. After Mary's death, Benjamin Crews married on 10/8/1811 Guilford Co.,N.C. to Mary Rose. Benjamin and Mary Rose Crews had Hardy 1811,Obediah 1813, Mary Ann 1814, Thomas 1815, Sidney 1817, Martha "Patsy"1818, and Zacharias 1820. Mary Rose died in Lawrence Co., TN.. The "Crews and Clayton Clan" came to Lawrence Co., TN. before 1830, asthey are listed in the 1830 census records. Many of the family memberssoon married here in Lawrence Co., and lived in the 7th district, inthe now Mt. Lebanon area, near Spring, Knob and Brushy Creeks.Benjamin Crews, Sr. died 1841 Lawrence Co., TN. and is thought to havebeen buried in the Crews Cemetery #1. ( * I took this to mean Mary and William are sister and brother.)
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