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John Rollin Ridge
Birth: Mar. 19, 1827
New Echota State Park
Gordon County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1867
Grass Valley
Nevada County
California, USA

John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee) was known as Cheesquatalawny and Yellow Bird. He was considered to be the first Native American novelist. He spent the last seventeen years of his life working as a newspaper editor and writer of the "Sacramento Bee" and the "San Francisco Herald." Significant writings include: "Poems" published in 1868, and "The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit" written in 1854. He was appointed to the Southern Cherokee delegation to Washington, D.C., in 1866. which was sent to negotiate a new treaty with the U.S. at the end of the Civil War. (bio by: Alice Huitt Preston) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Ridge (1802 - 1839)
  Sarah Bird Northrup Ridge (1804 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Adelaide Wilson Ridge (1829 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  Alice Bird Ridge Beatty (1848 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Rollin Ridge (1827 - 1867)
  Susan Ridge Washbourne (1829 - 1871)*
  Herman D. Ridge (1833 - 1864)*
  Aeneas E. Ridge (1834 - 1859)*
  Andrew Jackson Ridge (1835 - 1900)*
  Flora C(hamberlin) Ridge Polson (1837 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Cemetery
Grass Valley
Nevada County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 06, 2004
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John Rollin Ridge
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