Re: Andrew Lacy and his Cherokee wife, Catherine Riley
Pat, you remind me of another Pat who is always trying to discredit anything I say about a Lacy connection to the Cherokee. I began researching this subject 10 years ago, and pride myself on knowing quite abit about the Lacys and nearly all the branches of their descendants. I will match the information I have with anyones, and bet that I know more than you do. Why after your rude comments, should I tell you anything. Before you start trying to figure out information about the Cherokees, you would be better off to take a refresher course in the history of the formation of the States. ALABAMA DID NOT BECOME A STATE TILL DECEMBER 14,1819. It was first part of the Missippi Territory which was formed in 1817. There was a small portion of Cherokee Territory in what later became the state of Alabama,but the majority of Cherokee lands that were ceded, were in what became the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. I have Robert Armstrongs book right in front of me, and it does say that Andrew Lacy WAS one of the signers of the Treaty, therefore he was entitled to a 640 acre tract of land. Only Cherokees were allowed to sign Treatys ( not someone who was married to one ! ). This reservation of land was perhaps in what later became the State of Alabama. On John D. Lacy's Miller Application, (who was a grandson of Andrew and Catherine )states that his father William Endsly Lacy, was a full blooded Cherokee,therefore Williams father, Andrew was also Cherokee. And just in case you didn't know, many Cherokee descendants were cheated. And how do you think they were cheated? It was by people like you, that wouldn't give them a chance to prove their heritage.