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I'm really having serious consideration for Richard PEARIS being the father of Hugh PIERCE, (RS.)Richard PEARIS is known to have lived in Frederick County, Virginia and having children with his 'white' wife, Rhoda, inclusive of a daughter named for his mother and possibly two sons named Richard while there is only speculation about probably children that he had with his Cherokee wife who was Pratch(e)y HATTON who was the daughter of Cherokee Trader John HATTON who was a cousin to my maternal 3rd great grandfather, William HATTEN, born:1801 in Tar River County, North Carolina, whose wife was Frances Lucretia "Patsy" LOTT, born: abt. 1802 in Mississippi Territory, whom I know in my branch as having been Choctaw or, possibly, even Choctaw/Cherokee mix.She is believed by most to have been the daughter of Absalom LOTT and Martha Jane Dorsey LIGHTFOOT with one or two researchers that have stated that she was the daughter of Choctaw Chief TUSQUAHOMA of Ouachita/Jackson Parish, Louisiana which is where Frances LOTT died in 1840 and where the Choctaw were until abt. 1850/1860 after being there since the late 1700's.
William HATTEN was, I believe, himself a descendant of Chickasaw lineage through his 3rd great grandmother who was named Chelo and her husband was Thomas UNDERWOOD, through William's mother, Sarah "Sally" UNDERWOOD, who married Lewis Lamkin HATTEN/HATTON.
Martha Jane Dorsey LIGHTFOOT is possibly related to the Virginia LIGHTFOOT family of the immigrant brothers, Philip and John, as well as to the Cherokee LIGHTFOOT descendants of Cherokee Trader John LIGHTFOOT, (a later one,) who had a 'white' family and a Native American family.
The aforementioned Pratch(e)y HATTON, (daughter of Trader John HATTON,) was a MOYTOY descendant through her mother as were most of those that I find connecting to my lineage that I either descend directly from or were families that married into my lines.
Information that I have recently seen leads to me to believe that Bold HUNTER/Duwali/(Chief) John BOWLES, Sr. was, indeed, of Cherokee and Shawnee heritage as well as descended from WATTS, PASMERE, and CARPENTER lineage as well as MOYTOY lineage and it does appear that the BOWLES surname is from his maternal great grandfather and that his father was a WATTS.Still working on all of that.
Anyway, back to Hugh PIERCE, (RS,) and Richard PEARIS and Pratch(e)y HATTON...it all makes tremendous sense that he would be their son and shines an brighter light on all of the family groups that keep weaving in and out of each other with continuing British/Celtic & Native American lineage and through British/Celtic families that were wealthy and from the earliest settlers in the Virginia Colonies in some cases.