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04-27-2001, 10:05 AM
My ggggg grandmother, according to Guion Miller Eastern Cherokee applications, was an Indian
woman from Virginia named WATHACAPEE or WATHACAPA. Her husband was Leonard or
James Leonard BROWN; they were in Middle Tennessee by 1802 where my gggg grandmother
Jaley Ann BROWN was born, at a Station Camp on the Little Duck River. The BROWNs were in
Lawrence Co., TN in 1820. Jaley had a brother named Stephen BROWN, b. @ 1792 somewhere
in VA. WATHACAPEE, if the name is correct, isn't Cherokee: there is no "th" or "p" sound in
the Cherokee language. Help please!