I seem to be descended from a Sarah Keziah who married married a member of the Winchester family - either William or Douglas (or William Douglas) from Scotland.At first, I thought Sarah had the middle name Keziah (since I knew it was a girl's name), and then discovered it was her last name.
I've seen both discussions about Cashie and Cessier and I've seen the debunking of "Chief" Cashie.However, that does not prove that there was no Indian by the name of Cashie, just that there wasn't a "chief" by that name.Obviously, the Tuscarora used the word "cashie" (in some variation) since we have those two geographical features named that.Has anybody talked to the Tuscaroras in New York (the NC branch has a vested interest in this) and asked them about the use of "Cashie" as a name?
(The term "chief" is so loaded and means different things to European-Americans and to the various tribes at various times.The word "Chief" has alao been used as a nickname for an Indian, just as soldiers will address a sailor as "Admiral", no matter what his name.And how many people do you know who are descended from Cherokee "princesses?"Easy to see how an average guy could becomae a "chief" over the years -- same with Confederate "colonels.")
In all probability, both these derivations could be true for different "Keziah" name lines.Guess it's time to break out the DNA tests!
Jackie Buzbee Davis (but my high, wide cheekbones, dearth of body hair and missing wisdom teeth came from somewhere!)