John Ridge

John Ridge

Birth
Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, USA
Death 22 Jun 1839 (aged 36–37)
Burial Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 9436070 · View Source
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Native American Leader. His Cherokee name was Skah-tle-loh-skee. Cherokee Leader assassinated in 1839 by pro-Ross Cherokees for his signing of the Treaty of New Echota which led to the removal of the Cherokees on "The Trail of Tears." John Ridge was educated in Cornwall, CT; he lent his expertise in English to the Creeks as secretary and wrote talks for Chief Opothle Yoholo. He was a representative for the Cherokee interests in Washington, D.C.

Bio by: Alice P.


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  • Added: 8 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9436070
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Ridge (1802–22 Jun 1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9436070, citing Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .