Doublehead (HMO33)

Location: Danville, AL 35619 Lawrence County
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N 34° 26.647', W 87° 10.717'

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Doublehead, (c1744-1807) aka Dsugweladegi or Chuqualatague, was the son of Great Eagle (Willenawah) and grandson of Moytoy. Among his siblings were Pumpkin Boy, Old Tassel and the unnamed grandmother of Sequoyah. After his sister's son John Watts Jr. was elected chief over him. Doublehead moved into Lawrence County and became a powerful Cherokee leader.While living at Browns Ferry from c1790~c1802, the head of the Elk River Shoals, Doublehead terrorized settlers on the Appalachian frontier until his 1794 meeting with George Washington. By treaty on 10 Jan 1786, most of Lawrence County became Chickasaw land. Doublehead was permitted to stay because of his daughters' (Tuskihooto and Saleechie) marriages to Chickasaw Chief George Colbert. Learning of the wealth in cotton, Doublehead in 1802 petitioned the government for a keelboat, signed the 1805 treaty authorizing Gaines Trace, and negotiated the 1806 Cotton Gin Treaty. This treaty placed a cotton gin at Melton's Bluff and gave him a 99 year lease on Doublehead's Reserve between Elk River and Cypress Creek. In partnership with John D. Chisholm, they leased this reserve to settlers. On 9 August 1807, Major Ridge, Alex Saunders and John Rogers killed Doublehead, either for control of the cotton trade or for his ceding of Indian Lands.
HM NumberHMO33
Placed ByLawrence County Historical Commission Inc
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 483591 N 3811415
Decimal Degrees34.44411667, -87.17861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 26.647', W 87° 10.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 26' 38.82" N, 87° 10' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13034 Unnamed Road, Danville AL 35619, US
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