Old Tassel's Cherokee name was Kaiyah.tahee
According to handed down family stories, my father's gr-gr-gr-
grandmother was a daughter of Old Tassel. About 20 years ago we
contacted descendants who had settled in various states, and did not
know each other, they had the same story.
According to the legend: Old Tassel's daughter, name unknown, was the
first wife of John Bradley who in 1778 fell to his death from Andrew
Hampton's loft in Old Tryon (now Rutherford) County, NC. Bradley had
moved there from Virginia before the Rev. War. A son by his second
wife, George Walton Bradley was born in NC in the spring of 1764.
In his will, John Bradley identifies his first spouse only as "my
first wife." His second wife was Mary Ledbetter.
Richard, Bradley, Sr. , son of John and his first wife was my father's
great-great grandpa. That would make Old Tassel my fathers' 3rd great
grandpa. Dad will be 95 in July, 2001, he is also a descendant of
Old John and his 2nd wife.
Without checking dates, I believe it was about 1830 that our branch of
tthe Bradleys moved from Rutherford County Norh Carolina to White County
Richard Bradley, Sr.'s grandson Jones Bradley II married George Walton
Bradley's granddaughter, Sarah Ann Caroline Bradley in White County
Tennessee. I have been told that makes them 2nd half-cousins. The
Bradleys in White County took the Confederate side in the Civil War,
then lost all theiir property in the courts afterwards. They moved to
Arkansas , and lived in Washington County, and at Westville, OK.
The Whitmire family maintains a mustang herd in Westville that are
dedcendants of horses owned by Old Tassel of the Cherokee Nation East.
Was Old Tassel who traveled the Trail of Tears in 1838, the Young
Tassel in your genealogical record? The elder Old Tassel was killed
by John? Kirk while under a flag of truce many years earlier.
Doris Reynolds Hyder - email@example.com
Old married Unknown.