Jonathan and Annie Blythe



Valley River, Cherokee CO, NC

Family Group of

Jonathan Blythe** b ca 1772 SC d ca 1865 (probably Rabun CO, GA)
occupation - hunter, trader, farmer, frontiersman
Jonathan Blythe's Amazing Life
son of William Blythe & Sarah Osborne* of Table Rock, Greenville Dist., SC

m (1) ca 1789? TO
Annie Barnes** or Shoop (Sources for her surname are grandchildren whose memories conflicted in 1906.)
b ca 1774 Old Choy Fields, SC d ca 1836 - 41 Valley River, Cherokee CO, NC
dau of
Annie Blythe, Story of a Wildcrafter

m (1st) by Cherokee tribal customs in Cherokee lands TO
(Cherokee name unknown) b ? d ca 1805?

m (2nd) ca 1805? by Cherokee tribal customs in Cherokee lands TO
Quatie (Betty / Elizabeth was English equivalent.) b ? d after 1836 Indian Territory, OK
[NOTE: For data on descendants of these Cherokee Indian marriages, click on links above in orange.]

m (LAST) 15 Apr 1849 Rabun CO, GA by Hiram Gaines, JP TO
Melinda Thompson b ca 1827 NC d
[NOTE: For data on his last marriage, click on link above to Melinda (Thompson) Blythe.]

issue: [by Annie (Barnes) or (Shoop), above]
1(M) William Blythe b ca 1790? d ca 1856 Indian Territory, OK
m 31 Oct 1809 Rhea CO, TN TO
Nancy Fields b d ca 1861 Indian Territory, OK

2(F) Stacy "Sasa" Blythe b ca 1794 d after 1835
m TO
Samuel DeArmand b d

3(F) Elizabeth "Betsy" Blythe b 1795 Greenville District, SC d 1885 [per tombstone] buried Jonathan Parker Cemetery, Marble, Cherokee CO, NC
m TO
John B. Welch b 1783 (half Cherokee Indian & half French) d 1857 Cherokee CO, NC buried Jonathan Parker Cemetery, Marble, Cherokee CO, NC

4(F) Rebecca Blythe b ca 1796 SC d ca 1861 - 1866 Rabun CO, GA?
m TO
William Wall/s b ca 1790 SC d May 1870 Rabun CO, GA

5(F) Leona "Onie" or "Ona" Blythe b ca 1797 Greenville District, SC d ca 1891- 92 Valley River, Cherokee CO, NC
m ca 1818 TO
Jonathan Parker b ca 1790 NC d ca 1861 - 1879 Cherokee CO, NC buried Jonathan Parker Family Cemetery, Valley River, Cherokee CO, NC

6(F) Sarah "Sally" Blythe*** b ca 1800 Buncombe CO, NC d 1887 Cherokee CO, NC
"A Kerchief and a Corncob Pipe," the story of Sarah (Blythe) McDonald, by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge
m ca 1815 SC TO
Anguish McDonald*** b ca 1774 - 1784 Scotland d ca 1828 (possibly Macon CO, NC?)

7(M) James Blythe b ca 1804 Greenville District, SC d
m before 1835 TO
Sallie Downing b ca 1810 Buncombe CO, NC (full-blooded Cherokee Indian) d

8(M) _________ Blythe b ca 1800 - 10 d young?

9(F) Mary Ann Blythe b ca 1807 Buncombe CO, NC d ca 1902 Cherokee CO, NC
m ca 1826 TO
George Washington Hampton b ca 1802 Burke CO, NC d 1889 Cherokee CO, NC

Thanks to cousins and researchers who helped gather data on the multitude of descendants from these families! They include Nita Cornelius, Page (Pearson) Wester, William and Betty Palmer, Marion Miller, Patricia Simmons, Glen Patterson (deceased), Phyllis McDonald, Marjorie McDonald, Keith Lowrey, Scott Arwood, and others listed on various links.

*great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents and
**great-great-great-great-great-grandparents and
***great-great-great-great-grandparents of Sandra Ratledge

This site is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Tommy and Beulah (Cline) Nipper.

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