Elizabeth Quatie <I>Brown</I> Ross

Elizabeth Quatie Brown Ross

Death 1 Feb 1839 (aged 47–48)
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 19654 · View Source
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Cherokee Figure. Current scholarship suggests that she was born Quatie Elizabeth Brown, but little is known of her life before her marriage to Cherokee Chief John Ross. She had been married previously, however, and had a daughter. She and Ross were married about 1813 and had five children together. They owned one of the richest farms in north Georgia, some 200 acres, and other businesses. They were largely assimilated and owned a number of slaves. Between 1838 and 1839, approximately 17,000 Cherokee were forced from their traditional lands into exile in Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). On the infamous Trail of Tears, she suffered from exposure and developed pneumonia. She died near present day Little Rock, Arkansas, and was buried there. A popular legend, now widely circulated, relates that she gave her only blanket to a child, thereby exposing herself to cold and illness.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Quatie Brown Ross (1791–1 Feb 1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19654, citing Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .