Barbara Hildebrand, the 1/4 blood Cherokee and eldest child of Peter Hildebrand and Elizabeth Harlan, b. Apr. 10, 1809 near the confluence of Conasauga Creek and the Hiwasse River in the Cherokee Nation East, now Polk County, TN. She d. Mar. 1, 1846 prob. at the Delaware District of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, latter now largely Delaware County, OK.
On Dec. 23, 1830 likely at the now extinct town of Columbus, formerly on the border of McMinn and Polk counties in southeast TN, Barbara married Hiram Linder, s. of John Linder and Myzorah Gillenwaters. He was b. circa 1810 at Washington County, VA and d. Mar. 2, 1845 likely at the Delaware District of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.
In the 1838-9 forced removal of the Cherokee tribe from the southeast United States to present-day northeast Oklahoma, the family of Hiram Linder and Barbara Hildebrand were part of Barbara's father Peter's train of Cherokees. Peter was the wagonmaster of the first and largest of the 13 trains of Cherokee that took the northern route from southeast Tennessee through southwest Kentucky, crossed the Ohio River into southern Illinois, then crossed the Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, then travelled in a broad arc through southern Missouri to northwest Arkansas where they crossed the Arkansas border into the Cherokee's designated portion of Indian Territory.
Hiram Linder and Barbara Hildebrand had seven children who are outlined in their father's memorial. Their fifth child, dau. Ann Eliza, was b. Dec. 16, 1838 at an undefined place in Illinois while the family was in transit to their new home in Indian Territory.