|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1721|
Susannah Caroline Brock (1725 - 1760)*
Mahala Susannah Brock Callahan (1749 - 1820)*
James Calvin Brock (1759 - 1831)*
According to a historical marker which reads, "Chief Red Bird -Was a legendary Cherokee Indian for whom this fork of the Kentucky River is named. He and another Indian, Jack, whose name was given the creek to the south, were friendly with early settlers and permitted them to hunt in the area. Allegedly they were killed in battle protecting their furs, and the bodies thrown into the river here. The ledges bear markings attributed to Red Bird." [1966 Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways #908]
If Aaron, Sr. was aka Chief Red Bird - Cutsawah, the Sizemores claim that he was the chief of the White Mountain Laurel band consisting (for about a 10 year period) of about 2,000 Indians most of whom had the last name of Sizemore. No one believes that he formally married Rhoda Sizemore, just had children with her. Red Bird was a Northern Chickamauga (traditional Cherokee) Thunderbolt (Lightning people of the Cumberland plateau) Cherokee war chief who signed a peace treaty with Dillon Asher. Red Bird's uncle [or brother] was probably Doublehead, a feared raider of white settlers who was executed by the famous Cherokee leader Major Ridge who (after signing the treaty which gave all of the Cherokee lands to the whites), was himself executed after being removed to Indian Territory (OK).
After the massacre at Yawhoo Falls in 1810 led by Franklinite "Big Tooth" Gregory, in which the Indian lookouts were overrun, and scalped and 110 women and children that were hiding in the room below the falls were slaughtered - unborn babies cut out of their mothers and dismembered - females who were not killed in battle were then raped before they were killed by the Indian fighters.
Arriving late, Red Bird and cousin [or neice] War Woman Cornblossom d/o of Chief Doublehead fell upon the remaining Indian fighters and killed them. After this, some of the Northern Cherokee volunteered for removal to Northern Arkansas (later again removed to OK), while others began to conform to the white man's ways and hide out in the mountains among the white settlers. After Congress passed a few more acts, the Cherokee were forceably hunted and removed to OK with a few escaping removal by hiding out in the
mountains, caves, etc.
The treaty did not save Red Bird, for he and his friend Jack were murdered by white hunters and their bodies thrown into Jack's Creek just off the Red Bird River
Created by: Dave Isaacs
Record added: May 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90720939
Added: Jul. 22, 2013
Red Bird River, by Tim Brock S.E. Kentucky, named for Chief Red Bird.Chief Red Bird was murdered in 1797. Some of the information and legends on this page are Questionable. See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brockfamily/ChiefRedBird.ht...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 21, 2013
Rest in peace - Father-in-law of my 5th Great Grand Aunt.|
Added: Mar. 18, 2013
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