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From: Don Ott <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L]Blair Walker and Polly Finley
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 20:03:25 -0500
Have done some research on this group of Indians, they were the
ones who eventually came on the Trail of Tears lead by Captain John Benge,
and traveled through Izard, Baxter and Marion County Arkansas. Have worked
on getting that trail recognized several years. It passes just a few miles
from my home. Chu-Qua-La-Ta-Que Doublehead who was famous at the battle you
mention later became a chief of the Cherokee. James Vann and Major Ridge
would settle the injustice he did to kill many people at this battle later.
I was always of the opinion that the town Hightower got its name from the
Clock Tower,high on Myrtle Hill at the Cemetery. Although there may have
been some Indians using that name I have not located them.
As you know, Mary Ann Hightower's mother Jane was supposed to be
full blood Cherokee. She was married to Thomas Hightower Jr. Without a last
name, I have not been able to locate her in the Cherokee rolls.
At 06:16 AM 29-05-03 -0500, you wrote:
>When I first saw the maiden name of Sallie (Hitour) Walker listed on her
>son's(my ggrandfather) death certificate. My thought was, that is not a
>Indian name. All the children's family passed this story down that Sallie
>was Full Blood Cherokee.
>Then I found the site below and Hightower is connected to the Cherokees.
>They fought the Battle of Hightower in the Cherokee land. So I guess
>Hightower could be a Cherokee name also.
>part of story; Sevier follows the largest party down to Hightower a large
>Chickamaugan village of the day at the site of present-day Rome, Georgia.
>King Fisher and Doublehead know of the approach of their nemisis, Nolichucky
>Jack. Taking a secure position on Myrtle Hill, the Cherokee and Creek use
>the Etowah and Coosa Rivers to protect themselves from the Tennesseans.
>From: Don Ott <>
>Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:31 PM
>Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L]Blair Walker and Polly Finley
> >When George Washington "Wash" Walker died on 22 Jun 1919, his son
> >Alex filed the death certificate and listed Sallie Hitour as George's
> >mother. George was buried here in Mountain Home. I believe that is the
> >only evidence of her maiden name, that I know. I am also aware of those who
> >believe that Sally was a Chism and was Full Blood Indian. That could well
> >be, I just don't know, and leaned more to the side of the death
> >certificate. I know George's wife had preceded him in death and he may have
> >been living with his son at the time of death. Since all the children of
> >Andrew and Sarah "Sallie" were born here in Arkansas they probably knew
> >other relatives. Sorry I do not know who the parents of Sally are.
> >At 02:30 PM 28-05-03 -0700, you wrote:
> >>The William Blair that I was talking about is the son of John A. Walker,
> >>Sr., a brother to Andrew Walker.
> >> Don, what do you base your info on for the maiden name of Sarah/Sally
> >>Walker? I have her as a Chism, but I'm not real satisfied with it. My
> >>great-aunt told me my ggggrandfather, Andrew, married a Phoebe Hightower.
> >>But, I've never been able to prove it. Most other Walker researchers has
> >>her as Sarah Chism, and I've gone along with it, but still keep an open
> >>about the Hightower link.
> >>And George W. Walker (son of Andrew) death certificate gave his mother's
> >>name as Sallie Hitour - which was probably supposed to be Hightower. The
> >>informant for this information was Alex Walker, G.W.'s son.
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: "Don Ott" <>
> >>To: <>
> >>Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 2:06 PM
> >>Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L]Blair Walker and Polly Finley
> >> > Well I may have it wrong again but I thought the William Blair
> >> > Walker we were talking about was the son of Andrew "Andy" Walker and
> >> > "Sally" Hightower. Have I got that confused as well?
> >> > Don
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