|Birth: ||Apr. 16, 1812|
|Death: ||May 30, 1886|
Priscilla Cherokee Taylor Jemison, wife of Robert Jemison, Jr., was the daughter of Greenberry and Elizabeth Taylor, who settled around 1810 in Cherokee Indian territory in what is now northwestern Alabama.
According to family history, the Taylors befriended the Cherokees and when the chief's daughter fell ill and tribal medicine failed, the chief asked Elizabeth to nurse the girl back to health. The daughter survived, and the chief later returned the favor by taking the Taylors into his village when the Choctaws went on a rampage.
The grateful Taylor family asked the chief how they could thank him for saving their lives. By naming their first daughter "Cherokee," he replied. The Taylor's first daughter had already been baptized Elizabeth, but when their second daughter was born in 1812, they named her Priscilla Cherokee.
After the Choctaw scare, the family moved to a more densely populated area in what is now Clarke County. Priscilla was educated at a female academy in Tuscaloosa, the city where she met her future husband, Robert Jemison, Jr. Sadly, Priscilla's father was killed and her mother was injured in an accident prior to their daughter's wedding.
True to family tradition, Priscilla and Robert Jemison named their daughter Cherokee, and the name has now passed down through six generations.
Robert Jemison (1802 - 1871)
Cherokee Mims Jemison Hargrove (1838 - 1903)*
Jemison Family Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 02, 2010
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