Mary Ann Blevins was born in AR August 10, 1841, the daughter of Unknown Blevins and Elizabeth Flippo Jones Blevins Walker. She always told her children that she was a Cherokee Indian. Mary married three times: first, to Jeremiah Potts, who was murdered near Springfield, Mo. at the beginning of the Civil War. Second, she married Jacob Hart. They were not married very long; Mr. Hart was married about a half a dozen times. Guess he wanted to find the right wife! Third, she married James Lee. She had the following children:
Children of MARY BLEVINS and JEREMIAH POTTS are:
i. LEVI4 POTTS, b. 1857.
ii. ALVIN POTTS, b. February 19, 1860.
iii. ELIZABETH POTTS, b. 1862.
Child of MARY BLEVINS and JACOB HART is:
iv. LOUISA4 HART, b. August 23, 1865.
Children of MARY BLEVINS and JAMES LEE are: married April 17, 1870. He was 60 and she 28.
v. TENNESSEE SAMANTHA4 LEE, b. November 1869 or 70.
vi. JAMES G. LEE, b. 1870.
vii. NANCY ANN LEE, b. 1873.
viii. HATTIE BELL LEE, b. 1876.
MARY BLEVINS and JAMES LEE married April 17, 1870. He was 60 and she 28.
She died May 7, 1919 and is buried in Lee Cemetery, near Burlington, AR (Boone County, now). Bushwhackers beat her during the Civil War. Descendents thought this was why she had to walk with a crutch in later years. She said she was related to a famous Indian Chief named Big Leap. She said he was a great Chief of the Cherokees. Betty Renfroe thinks she is referring to OLD HOP. He walked with a limp and was the famous Cherokee Chief. If anyone knows more about this Betty Renfroe would love to hear about it. Some of the descendants of Charles White tried to get on the Indian rolls. They said they were Cherokee, but did not have enough proof. Charles White was married to Anna Flippo, Mary Annís Aunt!
The first Chief Amatoya Moytoy of Chota, born abt 1640, who married Quatsy of Tellico (of the Wolf Clan). The second is Chief Moytoy, aka the Pigeon of Tellico, b abt 1687. The second Moytoy is believed to be either the son or grandson of Amatoya Moytoy. It is believed that Amatoya Moytoy had 3 sons and 8 daughters. These include Chief Kanagatoga "Old Hop", Nancy Moytoy, and two daughters with unknown names. Nancy Moytoy is believed to have been the mother of Chief Attakullakulla 'Little Carpenter', Killaneca the Buck, Betsy and Tame Doe. Tame Doe was the mother of Tsistuna-Gis-Ke (Nancy Ward), and Longfellow of Chistatoa.
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