Blockbuster: Warren ancestors rounded up Cherokees for Trail of Tears
Jonathan Crawford, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford’s husband and apparently Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, served in the East Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia commanded by Brigadier General R. G. Dunlap from late 1835 to late 1836. While under Dunlap’s command he was a member of Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion, and Captain Richard E. Waterhouse’s Company.
These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in for generations in the three states that the Cherokee Nations had considered their homelands for centuries: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Posted on May 8, 2012, in Government Trough, Racial Rundown and tagged Brigadier General, Cherokee, East Tennessee, elizabeth warren, Grandparent, Jonathan Crawford, North Carolina, Tennessee. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.