The following was recently posted to the profile of ‘Cornblossom.’ “Tankersley wrote "At Port Vincennes, Jacob Troxell befriended a young Cherokee warrior about his same age from the Cumberland River valley, Tukaho Doublehead, son of Taltsuska (Doublehead) and Creat Priber. Doublehead was born in McCreary County, Kentucky, son of Wilenawa (Great Eagle), grandson of Moytoy, and great-grandson of Amatoya Moytoy—a fourth generation Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Tukaho invited Jacob Troxell to his village, Tsalachi, which was located near present-day Burnside, Kentucky. In the summer of 1779, Doublehead welcomed his son’s new friend and invited him to stay and trade with his people. Not long afterwards, Jacob Troxell became smitten over Pawalin, one of Doublehead’s four daughters."
Here are the actual documented facts: In the winter of 1777, according to his Revolutionary War pension application, (available at Fold3) eighteen year old Jacob Troxell was drafted into service for a period of about one month. The following year, again in winter, Jacob enlisted at a place he recalled as Red Stone. His commanding officers were Capt. Ford and Col. Crawford. In 1778, Jacob marched from Red Stone Old Fort to Fort McIntosh on the banks of the Ohio River. There he joined the regulars under the command of Col. Crawford and Gen. McIntosh. On Nov. 19, 1778, the General and his troops left the fort and headed into Indian territory, with the objective of destroying the settlement at Detroit. The expedition failed and the soldiers suffered through the winter. Jacob was with Col. Crawford and Gen. McIntosh for about six months before he returned home to Virginia. This action is well-documented at http://www.rebeljoe.com/military-history-of-joseph-hancock-jr/mcintoshs-military-expedition-and-command-1778-1779/
While Jacob Troxel was in Ohio engaged in the expedition to Detroit, Dragging Canoe, Doublehead, and the other Chickamauga warriors were hundreds of miles away, assisting the British at Fort Vincennes, in what is now Indiana. The following is from John Brown’s Old Frontiers pp. 171-173
"During the years 1777 and 1778 Henry Hamilton conducted an energetic Indian warfare against the American frontier. He offered substantial rewards for American scalps and was hated by the frontiersmen, who called him the 'Hair Buyer'.' .... Hamilton called an assembly of all Indian chiefs who were friendly to the British to be held at the mouth of the Tennessee River early in 1779. Hamilton planned to use Dragging Canoe's forces as the spearhead of the proposed offensive. By the end of 1778 the Chickamauga band numbered a thousand warriors. ... Hamilton's plans received a rude jolt when George Rogers Clark conquered the Illinois country. Hamilton advanced against Clark in October, 1778, and retook Fort Vincennes; but Clark, in a winter campaign, surprised Vincennes, captured the "Hair Buyer"," and sent him a prisoner to Virginia." .... On Jan. 8, 1779 [Va Governor] Henry wrote to Governor Caswell of North Carolina, asking for cooperation in a campaign for the destruction of the Chickamauga towns. "
In the spring of 1779 soldiers under Virginian Evan Shelby systematically destroyed the Chickamauga towns.