John Wilkerson: Death: ABT 1815
Note: Information from Raymond Ray From: Citizenship Commission, Tahlequah, June 2, 1879 Case #97, Benjamin Brackett vs. Cherokee Nation Petitioned for his rights as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation Statement of Francis Latta: I will be ninety six years old the 5th of next month. I was well acquainted with John Wilkerson in the Old Cherokee Nation. He was regarded as a cherokee citizen. I knew his mother well and she belonged to the Wolf Clan. It has been about seventy five years ago that I got acquainted with John Wilkerson. John and his mother talked the Cherokee language. His mother spoke broken English. John lived when I first got acquainted with him near Maker Jack Cove on the Tennessee River. John had seven children by my sister and his other wife had five. He had a first wife in South Carolina and two after he came to the Old Cherokee Nation, at least he said he did. He had sons named Uriah and William Wilkerson. Nellie Wilkerson was said to be a sister to Uriah and William. William, Uriah and Nellie are children by the South Carolina wife. Wilkerson s cherokee wife named Cootiah by whom he had five children named Aaron, Dick, George, James and John. John Wilkerson's children by my sister were name Hiram, Jefferson, Lewis, Lydia, Tom George and Linda.
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