Cooper, Yates, Choctaw, Cherokee and Sephardic in Ga.-Tenn.-Ala. (from

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Yates and Cooper Cherokee, Choctaw & Sephardic

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  • ID: I15511
  • Name: Black Fox
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1720
  • Event: Ethnicity/Relig. Cherokee, Wolf Clan, part white?
  • Note:
    The descent from this elder Black Fox is "a likely scenario." Jerry Wright Jordan in Cherokee by Blood comments on the linkage between the Blackfox name and White:

    Let's look at the Henry Blackfox family, all of them full-blood Cherokees. Henry Blackfox applied to the Guion Miller Roll of Eastern Cherokee, application 5441. On his application summary is the following:

    "Henry Blackfox and 1 child, Southwest City, MO. Admitted. Applicant and his parents enrolled in 1851 by Drennen, Delaware 796."
    When we look at the Drennen Roll of 1851 in the Delaware District, Group 796, we find:
    Black Fox [5441]
    Nancy [5441]
    Oo-na-gah or Henry [5441]
    The numbers in the [] beside the names appear on the copy of the Drennen Roll which Guion Miller used in checking the applicants. The numbers were placed there by Mr. Miller or his associates. They do not appear on the original roll. You will notice that number "5441" is the Miller application number of Henry.
    So, in 1851, Henry was known as Oo-na-gah or Henry and his father was Black Fox. All is well so far, but let's check further.
    Henry Blackfox has a Dawes number as does his wife and children, BUT YOU WON'T FIND HENRY BLACKFOX ON THE DAWES ROLL.
    Why is that?
    Because on the Dawes Roll he is enrolled under the name Henry WHITE.
    How did we get WHITE from BLACKFOX and then back to BLACKFOX?
    I don't know. There may be an explanation on Henry's Application, or on his Dawes Roll packet. But the point is this:
    His father's name was "Black Fox." Henry, at some point and time, took the last name WHITE and was still going by WHITE at the time he applied to the Dawes Commission. Then between that time (1896) and 1906 he began going by the name BLACKFOX.

    According to family legends, Chief Black Fox took his last annuity at Creek Path in 1810 and disappeared into Ohio, where he assumed the name Henry White. White may actually have been a translation of the Hebrew surname Lebon, which was Henry Cooper's middle name. Thus Isaac Cooper and Nancy Black Fox may have been cousins.

    Marriage 1 Daughter Attakullakulla (Melba?) b: ABT. 1730
      1. Has Children Chief Black Fox b: ABT. 1746 in Eustanali, Tennessee (?)
      2. Has Children Mother of Looney b: ABT. 1760

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