I'm not meaning to start any 'dust up' here and don't have enough information about Richard PEARIS' will which stated that Patchey was a slave; however, that does not in any way preclude her from having been his mistress and bearing him children which is somewhat substantiated with strong circumstantial evidence which is sometimes all that there is to go by regarding Native American lineage.
In a letter from LUDOVIC GRANT TO GOVERNOR GLEN
Cherroekees, Tomatly Town, 22d July, 1754 found in:
The Colonial Records of South Carolina: South Carolina Indian Affairs Documents, 1754 – 1757, pages 15 - 20, contain a letter from Ludovic Grant to Governor Glen.
Grant says: “This Summer one of the Virginia Traders, Paris by Name, whom I have before mentioned with a young Man Paris, his Hireling, a Nogroe Man, and John Hatton’s Sister, half breed, had almost been killed in the Great Terequa Path from Canoste.”
To begin with, the majority of the Cherokee and Choctaw that I have researched are known by more than one name and more than one spelling of those names.
P(r)a/e(t)ch(e)y HATTON was the daughter of:
Pre/a(t)ch(e)y HATTON, (possibly aka Sallie BENGE, as she is mentioned periodically, as she probably was previously married to a descendant of John "Trader" BENGE, my husband's 7th great grandfather, who was married to/in relationship with two wives at the same time, Elizabeth LEWIS, (the 'white' wife from Virginia and Wurteh, the Cherokee wife who was a MOYTOY descendant and the former wife/companion of Nathaniel GIST/GUESS/GUICE and they were parents of George "Sequoyah" GIST/GUESS/GUICE, whose family also married into the family of Cherokee Chief John BOWLES, Sr. of North Carolina and later Texas,) born: 1734 in Cherokee Nation East, died:1770, (1/2 Cherokee sister of brother named John HATTON who was married to a 1/2 Choctaw woman, Rhoda PITCHLYNNS,) and Pr(e)a(t)ch(e)y was the daughter of:
Ah-nee-wa-kee, born: abt. 1710 or 1726 in Cherokee Nation East, died in 1742 in Union, South Carolina, whom is believed to have possibly married/been in relationship with John HATTON, Christian PRI(E)BER, and Cornelius DOUGHERTY.
Ah-nee-wa-kee/Cherokee Woman Ani Wi was the daughter of:
Chief Moytoy II (Amadohiyi)/The Pi(d)geon MOYTOY, (father,) born: 1687 in Tellico, Crockett, Tennessee, died:1741 in Cherokee Nation East, Tennessee, and An-ni-ga-wi, (mother,) born:1686.
Chief Moytoy II (Amadohiyi)/The Pi(d)geon MOYTOY was the son of:
Amatoya MOYTOY, (father,) born:1640 in Chota, Crockett, Tennessee, and Quatsi/Quatsy of (Wolf Clan) Tellico, born: 1650 in Tellico, Crockett, Tennessee.
Regarding John HATTON & Cornelius DAUGHERTY/DOUGHTERY/etc.
Traders in Some Southeast Indian Nations
1750 ~ 1754
Licensed Traders to the Cherokee from Carolina
James AdairThe Augusta Company
James and Thomas Beamer
John Hatton(Pratchey Hatton's trader father)
Bob and John Kelly
Keowee/Keowee, possibly meaning mulberry grove place, was thename for two lower Cherokee villages. The rnost important villageby this name was situated near lhe Keowee River in OconeeCounty, across the river from Fort Prince George. The olhervillage by this name, called New Keowee, was west of Fort PrinceGeorge in Pickens County.Keowee was first written about by white men in the year 1717,when a branding iron was sent lo a lrader settled at KeyhoweeTown. The Board of Trade sent a letter to Captain John Hatton,who was stationed at Keyhowee, reporting that they hadreceived 900 skins and twenty-one Indians slaves. CaptainHatton was assigned to the Tugaloo Post, and John Chester wasto replace Hatton at Keowee. Later, the Board sent Mr. Sharpratherlhan Mr. Chesterto Keowee.On a census taken in 1721, Kewokee had 168 men, 155women, and 137 children for a totalol460 Indians.Colonel George Chicken stated in his journal ot 1725, that hevisited Keewohee. He said, "King Crow and the head men wereout of Town at their Plantations. Returned after being informedof my arrival. They placed me in a Great Chair in the most PublickPlace in the Town and set down by me fanning me with EaglesFeathers. Fired a volley over my head and led me into JosephCooper's house. . . . Presented me with fowl and venison. . . ."15