A former member left behind a family that seems to be a combination of mythical and real people in an effort to give Cherokee ancestors to a white family from Virginia.
The following profiles appear to be for people who never existed:
Feathers-145 Chief John Lawrence Feathers – no such Cherokee person in any record. Appears to be a corruption of the record of a white man from Virginia, John Lawrence Feather(s).
Feather-196 Tontee Feather - Non-existent person, no Cherokee records this early, not mentioned in any existing record or historical document
Feathers-175 Chief John Lawrence (Gah-Nah-La-Nuh) Feathers – Non-existent person, no Cherokee records this early, not mentioned in any existing record or historical document.
Big_Feathers-2 Chief Turkey Big Feathers -- Non-existent person, no Cherokee records this early, not mentioned in any existing document or historical document.
I have adopted Feather-196, Feathers-175, and Big_Feathers-2 and would like to mark them as non-existent
Feathers-145 has profile managers, but is only sourced from hearsay and unsourced trees and seems to combine information on the actual John Feathers and a mythical person. It references Ellender Feathers, Feathers-50 a documented white person. I believe he should be converted (or maybe it's restored) to the real man for whom documentation exists.
John L. Feather(s) Found in the 1830 U.S. Census, Sullivan, TN, age 40-49 with a wife and 10 children
"United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPM-K3Z : 17 August 2017), John L Feathers, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States; citing 310, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 175; FHL microfilm 24,533.
He appears in the 1840 census as “Lawrence Featherz” age 50-59, with a wife and 10 younger people in his family U.S. Census Sullivan County, TN
In 1850 he has a wife Barbara and five younger people with him. U.S. Census, Sullivan County, TN
He appears to be the Lawrence/John L. Feathers who filed an application for a War of 1812 pension from Washington County, TN in 1871 at the age of 94.
The 1870 census shows him living with son William. U.S. Census District 9, Washington County, TN
He is found consistently in the same area of Tennessee – Washington and Sullivan counties are contiguous.