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Chief Richard Brown
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Birth: 1776, USA
Death: 1817
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA


Col. Richard Brown was Eastern Cherokee, and like his father John Lucien Brown and his brother John M Brown [my maternal great great great grandfather], he rose to the rank of Chief.
Chief Richard Brown founded a Cherokee village by the name of Turkey Town across the Coosa River from what is now Centre, AL. He received word that Creeks were going to attack his village. He requested help from Andrew Jackson who sent troops to Turkey Town. The Creeks did not show and while they were there Andrew Jackson enlisted Richard and his warriors into his army. It was from here his next encounter with the Creeks would be Horseshoe Bend.

After the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Col. Richard Brown moved his band deeper into the wilderness. They settled on Blackwater Creek near the present town of Nauvoo in what is now Walker County AL. The remaining Creeks sought refuge with Chief Richard Brown in north Walker and southern Winston Counties.

Created by: SSBJ💔
Record added: Jul 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72895577

- Jean Boyce
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014

- With Love ღ Sue
 Added: Oct. 10, 2012

- Rest in peace....Sue
 Added: May. 23, 2012
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