Chapter 1 The Scraper-Sixkiller Family

Compiled by Joe Scraper Jr.

This Report is in progress and may contain errors and omissions

 

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Generation One

 

1. Oo-ka-wor-dar1 , b. in Cherokee Indian Nation East, (Georgia), d. BEF 1851. One translation for Oo-ka-wor-dar is 'Buckskin'. This ties in fairly closely with one of his sons; Scraper or Deesugawskee, of which one translation is "scraping the skins" or "one who scrapes the skins."

A legend states that a mighty Cherokee warrior, during war with the Muskogee-Creek Indians, killed six of their warriors before finally losing his own life in battle. From that day on, the fallen warrior was referred to by the honorable title "Six Killer." Some of his descendants were said to have taken up the name Sixkiller. Perhaps this old legend references Oo-ka-wor-dar; the father of Sixkiller, Scraper, and others. (Joe Scraper Jr.)

 

He married Wah-le-yah, b. in Cherokee Indian Nation East, (Georgia), d. BEF 1851. Information regarding Wah-le-yah is rare. She is listed as grandmother on Charley Scraper's Miller App. A family record showed her father as Chick-a-sa-de-he (Chickasaw Killer) and her mother as Chowayovah. This record was a poster sized chart completed and researched by the Cherokee Nation. It was suggested that A.D. Lester of Westville may have been the researcher. For the time being at least, I have been unable to confirm this data. (Joe Scraper Jr.)

Children:

2. i. Sar-lar-we2.

 

3. ii. Sixkiller.

 

iii. Jennie Wickliffe. Jennie is shown on Charley Scraper's Miller App as a sister to his father, Scraper. It's easy to assume that Wickliffe was her married name, but it is possible that she was a half-sister and that Wickliffe could have been her maiden name. Likewise, it would be conjecture to say that she ever went by the name Jennie Scraper, as she could have just as easily been called Jennie Sixkiller or some other name. From information currently available, she appears to have had at least three brothers; Sarlawee (Squirrel), Sixkiller, and Scraper. Assuming that we have her parents correct in Oo-ka-wor-dar and Wah-le-yah, she may have been called Jennie Buckskin (one meaning for Oo-ka-wor-dar) or even Jennie Buck. Or she may have been Jennie Wah-le-yah (Hummingbird) after her mother. We can only hope that additional data will turn up giving us a better understanding of Aunt Jennie Wickliffe. (Joe Scraper Jr.)

 

4. iv. Dee-su-gaw-skee Scraper b. ABT 1778.

 

 

Generation Two

 

2. Sar-lar-we2, (Oo-ka-wor-dar1). Sar-lar-we or Sar-lo-li was known as Squirrel in english. Whereas previously I have shown him as Sar-lar-we Scraper, I recently changed his listing to simply Sar-lar-we, based on the old records available. At least some of his descendants used the surname "Scraper," so he likely did as well, yet for the sake of accuracy, for now I list him as Sar-lar-we (Salawee, etc., various spelling) (Joe Scraper Jr.)

 

He married /_______________/.

Children:

i. Little Archie3 Scraper. One of his Cherokee names was Si-la-wi.

He married _____ Sewekiller. _____: Page 137 of Don Shadburn's 'Cherokee Planters in Georgia' shows Sewekiller being the same as Fivekiller.

 

3. Sixkiller2 , (Oo-ka-wor-dar1) b. in Cherokee Nation East, (Georgia), d. 10 Oct 1856. Cherokee name was U-li-s-ka-s-di, also written Ool-skah-sut-ty & U-scos-ta. He was also known by the name Rufas Sixkiller, Chickasaw Sixkiller, and Old Soldier.

He married (1) Gu-er-tsa Smith, b. in Cherokee Nation East, (Georgia), (daughter of Cabin Smith and Jennie). Gu-er-tsa: Gu-er-tsa appears to have died before 1851, as shown by the fact that Sixkiller's second wife Sallie is listed on the 1851 Drennan roll with his household (#208 Goingsnake District).

He married (2) BEF 1851, Sallie __________, b. ABT 1807 in Cherokee Nation East, (daughter of Dah-kee and _________) d. 10 Sep 1897 in Cherokee Nation, I. T., buried in Lacie Cemetery, Goingsnake District, I. T.

 

Children by Gu-er-tsa Smith:

i. Blackhaw3 Sixkiller, d. 28 Nov 1875. Cherokee name is Ka-ni-gu Su-da-la-di-hi.

He married Diana 'Da-ye-ni', (daughter of U-yer-s-gi and Gu-da-yi) d. 1881.

 

ii. Delaware Sixkiller, b. in Cherokee Nation East, d. 14 Jul 1864 at his home in Cherokee Nation West, military in Union Army, Private. Cherokee name was Ay-qun-kee or Ah-quan-kee (Ah-won-gi), another Cherokee name for Delaware was Ah-wa-quo-nu-gi Aquan-tee.

He married Jennie Walker, b. in Cherokee Nation East, d. 12 Dec 1889 in Tahlequah, I.T. Jennie: Cherokee name was Chin-ni-eh or Che-nah-yi.

 

iii. Susan Sixkiller, d. 26 Jan 1873. Cherokee name is Su-sa-nie Su-dul-de-he. She married Yellowhammer.

 

iv. Cricket Sixkiller, b. ABT 1806 in Cherokee Nation East, Georgia, d. 20 Sep 1862 in Baxter Springs, KS, during the Civil War. Cherokee name was Ta-lah-toh Su-dul-de-he.

He married (1) 1 Aug 1838 in Old Cherokee Nation, Georgia by Rev Chamberlain, Deborah Whaley, b. ABT 1823 in Georgia, (daughter of Samuel Whaley and Mariah Kelley) d. ABT 1890.

He married (2) Elizabeth Foreman, b. 7 Mar 1826, (daughter of Thomas Sr. Foreman and Susannah Fields) d. 1897 - 1898, buried in Sixkiller Cemetery near Locust Grove, Okla.

 

v. Redbird Sixkiller, b. 1 Jul 1807 in Cherokee Nation East, d. 25 Oct 1898 in Locust Grove, buried in Sixkiller Cemetery near Locust Grove, Okla. Cherokee name was Tah-chu-wha Su-dul-de-he.

He married (1) ABT 1840, Permelia Whaley, b. ABT 1821 in Cherokee Nation East, (daughter of Samuel Whaley and Mariah Kelley) d. 30 Jul 1863 in Goingsnake District, I. T., buried in Baptist Mission Cemetery, Adair Co., Okla.

He married (2) ABT 1866, Nannie Foreman, b. 22 Mar 1831, (daughter of Samuel Foreman and Sallie Rattlinggourd).

He married (3) NOV 1872, Elizabeth Foreman, b. 7 Mar 1826, (daughter of Thomas Sr. Foreman and Susannah Fields) d. 1897 - 1898, buried in Sixkiller Cemetery near Locust Grove, Okla.

 

vi. Anderson 'Peach-Eater' Sixkiller, b. 1816 in Cherokee Nation East, d. 29 Aug 1892. Peach-Eater was elected Councilor of GoingSnake District in 1879. Cherokee name was Cha-ah-wah.

He married (1) Ansequanah Sweetwater.

He married (2) AFT 1840, Sallie Rattlinggourd, b. 30 Sep 1810 in Cherokee Nation East, d. 21 Jan 1899, buried in Reese Cemetery, Adair Co., Okla.

 

vii. Frog Sixkiller, b. 1827 in Cherokee Nation East, (Present day Georgia), d. 12 Apr 1891, buried in Ross-Mayes Cemetery, Mayes Co., Okla. Cherokee name was Wa-la-see or Wa-lo-see Su-dul-de-he.

He married Aggie Crittenden, b. in Cherokee Nation East, (Present day Georgia), (daughter of Joe Crittenden and Katy) d. 12 Oct 1876.

 

viii. Soldier Sixkiller, b. ABT 1829 in Cherokee Nation East, d. 16 Nov 1895 in Goingsnake District, I. T., buried in Sixkiller Cemetery, Adair Co., Okla. Cherokee name was Ah-ne-ya-we-skee Ah-nee-skee.

He married Catherine 'Katie' Hair, b. ABT 1832 in Cherokee Nation East, d. 30 Dec 1900 in Goingsnake Dist. I. T., buried in Sixkiller Cemetery, Adair Co., Okla.

 

ix. Tail Sixkiller, b. ABT 1830 in Cherokee Nation East, d. 7 Nov 1895, buried in Lacie Cemetery, Goingsnake District, I. T. Cherokee name is Gah-tah-kuh Su-dul-de-he.

He married (1) Alie Keith, b. ABT 1835 in Cherokee Nation East, (daughter of Johnson Keith and Sallie __________) d. 4 Jan 1879, buried in Lacie Cemetery, Goingsnake District, I. T.

He married (2) Ruth Thornton, b. ABT 1855, (daughter of Wiley Glover Thornton and Emily England) d. 5 Apr 1884, buried in Thornton Cemetery, I.T. (present day Adair County, Okla.).

 

x. Lucinda Sixkiller, b. BEF 1840. Cherokee name was Chu-con-nee (Chu-con-ner). She married Samuel Cloud.

 

4. Dee-su-gaw-skee2 Scraper, (Oo-ka-wor-dar1) b. ABT 1778 in Cherokee Nation East, d. ABT 1854 in Goingsnake District, I. T., buried in Scraper Cemetery (no surviving marker)

According to some family members, Dee-su-gaw-skee Scraper who married Chic-yoo-she is the same man who married Tiana Smith, although I have not been able to confirm this via written records, I will at this time list him as such. Uncle Charlie Scraper lists his half brothers (Oo-le-nah-we Scraper, Runabout Scraper, & Wilson Scraper), on his Miller roll application, but does not mention the children of Dee-su-gaw-skee & Chic-yoo-she as being half siblings. As for the children of Chic-Yoo-She and 'Dee-su-gaw-skee', Aunt Marge used to have more information showing the relationship between these Scraper families & us, but it is gone with her passing, and the loss of her notes when fire took their home. (JSJr)

He married (1) BEF 1815, /__________ /.

He married (2) BEF 1818 in Cherokee Nation East, Tiania Smith, b. ABT 1790 in Cherokee Nation East, (daughter of Cabin Smith and Jennie) d. BEF 1851 in Goingsnake District, I. T., buried in Scraper Cemetery, Scraper Hollow, GoingSnake District, I.T.

He married (3) AFT 1818, Chic-yoo-she, b. in Cherokee Nation East, d. ABT 1860.

Children by /__________ /:

i. Oo-le-nah-wee3 Scraper, b. in Cherokee Nation East, Tenn., d. ABT 1846. Oo-le-nah-we translates to 'Turtle'. He was also called Soft Shell Turtle Scraper.

He married Susannah __________, b. ABT 1810 in Cherokee Nation East, d. OCT 1883. Susannah: Cherokee name is Ar-ly.

 

ii. Wilson Scraper, b. in Cherokee Nation East, North Carolina, d. ABT 1853. He married Lydia John, b. in Cherokee Nation East, (daughter of John Negoll and __________) d. OCT 1898.

 

iii. Alexander 'Runabout' Scraper, b. ABT 1815, d. 1862, military 12 Jul 1861 in Enlisted Watie's Regt. Cherokee Mounted Volunteers. Cherokee names were Ah-tle-da-hey and Ar-li-tsa. In english he was generally called Runabout Scraper.

Children by Tiania Smith:

iv. Ice Scraper, d. in as a young child.

 

v. George Washington Scraper, b. 13 Dec 1818 in Cherokee Nation East, near the Chattooga River, d. 5 Oct 1899 in Rowe's Prairie, I.T., 20 miles east of Pryor Creek, at the home of his daughter, Eliza Rowe., Cherokee name is Too-wa-d-gus-nah-ge (Blackhawk). Also called Oonaguchey or Oo-ne-goo-sti-gi. He married Louisa McIntosh (daughter of Martin McIntosh & Jennie).

 

vi. Archibald Scraper, b. 1820 - 1824 in Cherokee Nation East (Alabama), d. 13 May 1904 in Scraper Hollow, GoingSnake District, I.T., Cherokee name was Archikilli (or Ah-le-jah-gi-li) Dee-Su-Gaw-Skee (often seen spelled in various ways). Arch was known to have had 5 different wives.

He married (1) AFT 1838, Malinda McIntosh, b. in Cherokee Nation East, (daughter of Martin McIntosh and Nancy Tail) d. ABT 1866 in Cherokee Nation West, buried in Scraper Cemetery, Scraper Hollow, GoingSnake District, I.T. Malinda: Malinda's sister Louisa married Archibald's brother George. Malinda's Indian name was Alie or Nelly.

He married (2) AFT 1865 in Washington City, Elizabeth Bell, b. ABT 1850, d. in Goingsnake District, I. T., buried in Scraper Cemetery, Scraper Hollow, GoingSnake District, I.T.

He married (3) ABT 1879 in Goingsnake District by Rev. A.L. Lacey, /__________ /.

He married (4) ABT 1888, Sarah Crist, b. ABT 1873. Sarah: Of the Chewey family. Sarah may have married a Mr Smith after she and Archie dissolved their marriage.

He married (5) 29 Mar 1898 in Scraper Hollow, I. T., Mary Ross Little, b. 11 Jan 1883 in Flint District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, d. 25 Aug 1965 in Mulvane, KS, buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, KS.

vii. Otter (William C.) Scraper, b. ABT 1832 in Cherokee Nation East, d. AUG 1896,

He married Sah-kin-ney (Sallie) Kingfisher, d. SEP 1888. Sah-kin-ney: Cherokee name also written Sah-le-ke-ne.

 

viii. Charley Scraper, b. ABT NOV 1834 in Cherokee Nation East, d. 21 Nov 1911 in near Tahlequah, buried in Manus Cemetery, near Welling, Cherokee Co., Okla. Cherokee name was Wah-hoo-kah (Owl).

 

ix. Sallie Scraper, b. ABT 1835 in Cherokee Nation East, d. ABT 1864. Cherokee name was Ca-ho-gah. She married Watie Cummings, b. in Cherokee Nation East, d. ABT 1854. Watie: Cherokee name was Der-na-e.

 

Children by Chic-yoo-she:

x. Ned Scraper.

 

xi. Nick Scraper.

 

xii. Lewis (Te-Su-Gan-Ske) Scraper, b. in Cherokee Nation East, d. 4 Mar 1863 in Civil War,

He married ABT 1849, Nancy (Na-Ke) Christy, b. in Cherokee Nation East, (daughter of Johnson Christy and Jennie ________) d. 1902.

 

xiii. Dave Scraper.

 

xiv. George Scraper, d. 20 Sep 1862 in Battle of Spring River, Missouri, military in Enlisted at Five Mile Creek June 16, 1862, Captain, Co. H, 2nd Indian Home Guards.

 

xv. Salley Scraper, b. OCT 1837 in Cherokee Nation East, d. 9 Jan 1925 in Okla.

She married (1) BEF 1857, Jackson 'Rabbit' England, b. BEF 1838 in Cherokee Nation East, (son of David England and Ceily) d. 1881. Jackson: Cherokee name was Gee-stoo On-ga-shah.

She married (2) 1886, Roland Squires.

 

 

 

 

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