Re: Osceola/Bemo Family et al
The name sounds so familiar.I remember it was tied to Chief Osceola and I would really like to see a picture.
My grandmother who was about 3 generations beyond Chief Osceola through his 1/2 or full sister Sarah Missouri Powell, went to a Canaday family reunion some time ago near Moniac, GA and found a distant cousin that looked so much like her.Also, she looked like she was part Indian and there are several copies of Catlin's portraits of the chief in our public library and in some books I have checked out.I think there is some strong family resemblance on our side as well.Of course, many people claim to belong to famous person's families, but, for instance, my husband is related to Pocohontas and so are many other people, but it is neat to find that out.
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I live in Winter Park, FL; my family, the "Tanners" settled here in Central Florida around 1854 and we are tied to the chief through the Canaday's, which John Canaday's, Sr. married one of the chief's neices.
At a fourt nearby, Ft. Christmas, east of here, there is a "dummy" of the chief, dressed up in a copy of the outfit he commonly was known to wear and his flume is probably a french style he traded with someone and I think part of his outfit was European, and the rest was Indian.I have had a chance to hear speakers on the subject of Osceola and his family, but unfortunately I have two jobs and missed them.I hope I can catch one sometime soon.