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Gi Yo Sti Ko Yo He Moytoy (1736 - 1780)

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Gi Yo Sti Ko Yo He (Wurteh) "Sister of Doublehead, Sister Tassel" Moytoy
Born in Cherokee, North Carolinamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
Wife of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Old, Cherokee, Alabama, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jun 2014 | Last significant change: 26 Oct 2018
14:32: Kathie (Parks) Forbes posted a message on the page for Wurteh Moytoy. [Thank Kathie for this]
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Wurteh Moytoy was a Native American and member of the Cherokee tribe.


Gi Yo Sti Ko Yo He's father: Wilenawa Moytoy
Gi Yo Sti Ko Yo He's mother: Wurteh Moytoy


Sister of Doublehead
Sister Tassel

Oldest Sister to Doublehead and children of Great Eagle. Married John Watts, official government interpreter for the Cherokee. Grandmother to Sequoyah


Born in 1736

Bird Clan


Husband: John Watts


Children of WURTEH and JOHN WATTS were quarter Scots-Irish and 3/4 Cherokee:

1. NANNIE WATTS, born about 1748 and married George Lowery and they had seven children.

2. WURTEH WATTS, born about 1750 in Tasagi Town in the old Cherokee Nation in east Tennessee and first married Robert Due and they had one son, John Jolly; second marriage to Nenetooyah (Bloody Fellow), no children; third marriage to Trader John Benge and they had six children; fourth marriage to Colonel Nathanial Gist and had one son George , also known as Sequoyah.

3. JOHN WATTS JUNIOR (Young Tassel, Kunoskeskie), born about 1752 in Wills Town, Alabama and died in 1808 at Wills Town. Married Wurtagua and Kay-I-Oh.

4. MALACHI WATTS (Unacata, Uninagadihi, White Man Killer), born about 1754 and died about 1804. He married Ann or Maw and they had several daughters.

5. GARRETT ZACHARIAH WATTS, born January 8, 1756 and died February 6, 1838. Married Annie (Annis) Selp and had thirteen children.

6. THOMAS WATTS (Big Tom), born about 1764 in Virginia and died in 1832 in Benton, Alabama. He had four children.[1]

Disputed Children

Barsheba Watts

Benjamin Watts

Philip Watts

Previous entry left until clarified

Child: Barsheba Watts [citation needed]
Child: Thomas Watts[citation needed]
Child: Benjamin a Watts[citation needed]
Child: Philip Watts[citation needed]
Child: John Kunokeski Young Tassel Watts
Child: Nancy Watts
Child: Thomas Watts
Date: 8 Apr 1745
Place: South Carolina[2]


Note: Red Paint Clan


  1. Doublehead Last Chickamauga Cherokee Chief By Rickey Butch Walker pp. 30-31
  2. Source: #S-1483085890 Note: Text: marriage date: 8 Apr 1745 marriage place: South Carolina Name: John Watts APID: 1,7840::106203

Doublehead Last Chickamauga Cherokee Chief By Rickey Butch Walker

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Wurteh by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Wurteh:

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On 26 Oct 2018 at 14:32 GMT Kathie (Parks) Forbes wrote:

There are only three documented children of white trader John Watts and his Cherokee wife, the sister of Doublehead: son John Watts, the Chickamauga chief, daughter Wurteh, mother of Sequoyah, and son Whitemankiller. The white John Watts also had a white family.

On 11 Oct 2018 at 21:20 GMT Kathie (Parks) Forbes wrote:

Nannie, the wife of George Lowery was not a Watts. She was the daughter of Ghi-go-ne-li.

Garrett and Thomas Watts were white, not Cherokee.

On 11 Oct 2018 at 21:14 GMT Kathie (Parks) Forbes wrote:

The parents of Doublehead and his siblings are unknown, “Great Eagle” has been detached from them. Several of the children on this profile do not belong to this family. The correct children are John, Wurteh, and Whiteman-Killer.

On 30 Jun 2016 at 19:08 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

DNA triangle!

Per relationship finder: Cherie Sharp (Sharp-1739) is 5th great granddaughter of this person - Summer Orman (Binkley-335) is 6th great grandaughter (through disputed daughter Bathsheba) - Summer and Cherie are a DNA match of 13.1 cM on Chromosome 17 (40,595,864 to 52,183,294) at 2,351 SNPs, indicating 5 generations to MRCA. This is consistent with the paper trail. How interesting!

Also: Binkley-335 DNA match on Family Finder DNA, 38.83cM shared DNA Chuck Gulledge and Summer Orman

On 21 Jun 2014 at 11:51 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

I removed the link that does not wrok to a Member's tree on Ancestry that does not qualify as a source.

On 20 Jun 2014 at 16:57 GMT Kathy (Frost) King wrote:

The links below do not work. Please give better documentation.

On 3 Jun 2014 at 16:13 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Yes, Maggie. It's Moytoy.

On 3 Jun 2014 at 15:25 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

I think her LNAB ( last name at birth ) is MoyToy ?

On 6 Feb 2014 at 06:49 GMT Jessica Boyd wrote:

Hi there-

I believe I have come across the names of Go-Yo-Sti-Ko-Yo-He's parents:

Daughter of Ailsey (Paint Clan)-mother and Tarchee (Bird Clan)-father

Ailsey is the daughter of Chief Oconastota "The Groundhog Sausage" (Paint Clan) and Ooloostra (Blue Holly Clan)

Wurteh is 18 degrees from Claude Monet, 15 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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