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Was Valentine Honeycutt a Cherokee?

Was Valentine Honeycutt a Cherokee?

Tammy (View posts)
Posted: 22 Aug 2001 9:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 12:56AM GMT
Surnames: Honeycutt
Hello,
I am a great-grand daughter of Valentine Honeycutt and
I had family members tell me that Valentine was a cherokee
indian...does anyone have any info on this?

Was Ananias Honeycutt of Clairborne TN-a Cherokee?

Posted: 1 Dec 2001 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 1:00AM GMT
Surnames: Honeycutt
My name is Bob Williams and I am told my great grandfather, Ananias Honeycutt, was a full-blooded Cherokee. He lived in eastern Tenn., Claiborne County I believe. He was hung for a murder he did not commit, or so the family legend goes. Would love to hear any additional information you might have on the Honeycutts and Cherokee connection.

Re: Was Ananias Honeycutt of Clairborne TN-a Cherokee?

Tammy (View posts)
Posted: 1 Dec 2001 7:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 1:02AM GMT
Surnames: Honeycutt, HARRINGTON
Bob:
Hi...my mom talked with my great aunt Erma who is
the daughter of Cora Letha (Dollie) Harrington Honeycutt
and Valentine Honeycutt and she said that her mother
Cora Letha was a full blooded cherokee indian also
but that alot of the indians in our family did not register
with the states for fear of their lives...they hid in the
mountains...I did find Sarah Honeycutt registered on
a cherokee registery and I believe it was TX that she
was registered in...so not too much info on the indian
in our blood...I have traced the Honeycutts back to
1600 if you are in need of some info. let me know. :-)
God bless

Re: Was Ananias Honeycutt of Clairborne TN-a Cherokee?

Bob Williams (View posts)
Posted: 1 Dec 2001 2:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 1:04AM GMT
Surnames: Honeycutt
Dear Tammy,

Thanks for the information. I would love to see anything you might have related to my great grandfather or the other Honeycutts.
My understanding is that times were pretty tough for Cherokees in that part of the country at that time in history. My great grandfather was supposedly hang, only to have a local white man come forward a short time later to confess to the murder he was accused of.
I suspect my Cherokee roots lie somewhere in North Carolina or Virginia, but I haven't been able to track down anything solid.

Once again, thanks for you help. Wish I could offer you more. Will let you know if I find anything interesting.

Best Regards,

Bob Williams

Re: Ananias Honeycutt

Tammy (View posts)
Posted: 3 Dec 2001 5:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 1:07AM GMT
Surnames: Honeycutt
Bob,
Hi...what is your great-grandfathers' name again? I
will give you what I have on him. :-)

Re: Ananias Honeycutt, mid to late 1800's

Bob Williams (View posts)
Posted: 3 Dec 2001 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 1:09AM GMT
Surnames: Honeycutt
Hey Tammy,

That would be great. His name was Ananias Honeycutt. He would have been down there in the mid-to-late 1800s.

Once again, thanks for your help.

All the best,

Bob Williams

Re: Ananias Honeycutt

Posted: 4 Dec 2001 2:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 1:10AM GMT
Surnames: Honeycutt
Bob,
Hi again...well I looked for info on Ananias Honeycutt
and did not find too much...he was hung in TN I
believe....I need to know his sons' name? I need to
know other names in the family that he was closely
related to and then I might be able to get more info
on him if I can connect him with someone else. I
am going to continue to search for more info...so
far I am researching a couple of books on hangings.
I will do what I can to help you but ti is very hard
to find info on any indian blood especially if he was
not registered. God bless. :-)

Re: Ananias Honeycutt-1850-1875

Tammy (View posts)
Posted: 4 Dec 2001 3:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 2:36AM GMT
Surnames: Honeycutt
Bob,
Ok...this is all I have so far...Ananias Honeycutt was
born in 1850 and died in 1875..he was hung in claiborne,
co. in Tazwell. He was the last person to be hung.

Re: Ananias Honeycutt

Bob Williams (View posts)
Posted: 4 Dec 2001 3:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 1:12AM GMT
Thanks Tammy. I will see what I can find out at this end. FYI, there is a chance I might head down to Claiborne County early next year to see if I can find out more at the local courthouse, library, etc. I would be glad to check things for you if I go.

All the best,

Bob Williams

Cora Letha, KY

Tammy (View posts)
Posted: 4 Dec 2001 11:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2003 1:15AM GMT
Bob,
Ok cool...whatever info you get will be usefull for me
too...I really don't have any certain names or anything
because Cora Letha info would be found in KY. at the
courthouse...maybe? I have another cousin I need to contact
because she was suppose to go to the courthouse in
KY. Maybe she got more info...I need to email her and
see if she found anything else...we too were hitting some
walls on the cherokee info. Whatever info you may find
would be great...the Honeycutts originally came from
England in 1600....they came from Huncote, England
and their last name was Huncote and they changed it
from Huncote to Honeycutt. I guess when they came over
to america they started marrying the indians or buying the
indians and that is how the indian blood got in the Honeycutt
blood. You probably already have all that info. I find our
family tree very interesting but also mysterious. Anyway
if you do find out more...I am ready to hear it! :-)
God bless...tc.
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