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Tahleeockwhe Ketchum (abt. 1780 - 1857)

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Captain Tahleeockwhe (James Jack) Ketchum
Born about in Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Died in Delaware Township, Jefferson, Kansas Territory, United Statesmap
Ketchum-23 created 9 May 2011 | Last modified
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Categories: Lenape | Ohio, War of 1812.

James Jack Ketchum was a Native American and member of the Lenape tribe.
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James Jack Ketchum from Ohio participated in the War of 1812.


Tahleeockwhe (Captain Jack, or possibly James. Ketchum), was born 1780 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, died 11 July 1857 at White Church, Kansas and was buried there in the White Church Cemetery. He served in the War of 1812 under General Cass, enlisting 18 June 1812 and being discharged 1 October 1812 at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tahleeockwhe became the Chief of the Turtle Clan in 1826, and was Head Chief from 1849 until his death in 1857. He applied for bounty land on 3 March , Jacket No. 183943. Tahleeockwhe was a member of the Methodist Church South for 22 years. His wife is not mentioned. National Archive Records.


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On 9 Nov 2015 at 03:50 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Ketchum-1 and Tahleeockwhe-1 do not represent the same person because: Not even close. Birth date of wife is the 1900 which indicates his approximate age is no where near the other.

On 1 Nov 2015 at 14:48 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Please change last name at birth to Ketchum

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