In 1725, South Carolina sent Col. George Chicken on a diplomatic mission to the Overhill towns to address the issue of unlicensed traders, who were underselling merchants conducting business legally. Chicken arrived in Great Tellico in July, and described the village as "compact and thick settled," probably in response to the dangers the town faced during the tribe's long-time struggle with the Creek tribe. Chicken then followed the Warriors' Path north to the Little Tennessee, where he met the "Head Warrior" of Tanasi and the chiefs of Citico and Tallassee.
Will of George Chicken of Childsbury, St John's Parish, Berkeley County, planter
dated 24 Feb 1745 proved 16 May 1746
Wife Lydia, all property that was settled on her at the time of marriage; children by first wife George Chicken and Mary Chicken: rest of property sold and the money divided between the two children, George to be educated, Mary to recieve the money at her marriage.
Daughter Catherine, provided for in her mother's settlement.
All lands to be sold and monies from said sale to be divided between two children of my first wife, daughter Catherine sufficiently provided for by my settlement on her mother.
Executors: wife, Mr George Seaman, Charlestown, merchant; Mr Richard Shingleton
Witnesses: John Hentie, John Harleston, Catherine Serre
Will Book 1740-1747, p 312
Wills, Charleston County SC, Film 0023469, Family History Library, LDS