An American Family History




The Cherokee Expedition was also known as Christie's Campaign. In 1776 during the American Revolution, American forces went against Cherokee tribes who were allied with the British. The Virginia volunteers were under Colonel William Christian. The expedition met little resistance in what is now Tennessee. The show of force discouraged further Cherokee raids.


The Cherokeewere indigenous people who lived in the southern Appalachian mountains. European Americans called their towns in eastern Tennessee, the Overhill Towns. The towns included Chota, Tellico and Tanasi.

In 1776, the Cherokee planned to drive settlers out of the Washington District. The settlers were warned and stopped the first attack at Heaton's Station. The second attack was stopped at Fort Watauga. In response to these attacks, the militia burned Tuskegee and Citico.

In 1780, while the militia was away at the Battle of Kings Mountain, the Cherokee raided the setttlements. When the militia returned, Colonel John Sevier's men defeated the Cherokee at Boyd's Creek and destroyed most of the remaining towns.

Name   Remarks
Christian William Colonel
Bledsoe Anthony Major
Shelby Evan, Sr. Major
Asher William Captain
Bledsoe Abraham Captain
Bledsoe Isaac Captain
Buchanan Robert Captain
Christian Gilbert Captain
Cobb Boyle Captain
Colville Andrew Captain
Edmondson William Captain
Hicks William Captain
Lewis Aaron Captain
Marlow   Captain
Martin Joseph Captain
Price Thomas Captain
Robertson James Captain
Robinson/Robertson Elijah Captain
Sevier John Captain
Shelby Isaac Captain
Shelby James Captain
Womack Jacob Captain
Campbell Robert  
Hobbs Thomas wounded
Berry Thomas wounded
Warren Christopher  
Allison Matthew  
Finley John  
Wallace Andrew  
Higgins Humphrey  
Sawyers James  
Crawford William  
Buford James  
Renfro Joshua  
Hogart William  
Dunlap Ephraim  
Ocheltree Michael  
Thomas Benjamin  
Wood John  
Finley Robert  
Wills William  
Gardner Jacob  
Ewing Samuel  
Caldwell George  
Early Jacob  
Berry James  
Moore Henley  
Anderson Jacob  
Adair John  
Robinson/Robertson James  
Hicks William  
Getgood David  
Gay Samuel  
Riddle Isaac  
Smith David  
Ross Edward  
Farris Gideon  
Womack J  
Furnham John  
Frogg William  
Milum William  
Woodward Lance  
Hughes Francis  
Henderson Daniel  
Eaton Amos  
Rouncessal David  
Douglas Samuel wounded
Duncan   killed
Berry George wounded
Reburn John  
Crabtree Abraham  
McKenzie David  
Irwin Christopher  
Cochran John  
Young James  
Meade William  
Wallace David  
Holston Stephen  
Murphy Patrick  
Talbert Isbea  
Campbell James  
Scott Matthew  
Logwood Thomas  
Preston Robert  
Campbell Robert  
Cogor Jacob  
Kidd Daniel  
Goff John  
Jones Cuthbert  
Campbell Samuel  
Markland William  
Russell Joseph  
Martin Jonathon  
Morris Gideon  
Ingram William  
Stewart Robert  
Berry James  
Smith Daniel  
Haynes William  
McClanahan John  
Arnold James  
Carlock Hanrist  
Little Andrew  
Berry Thomas  
Latham John  
Ramsey William  
Bradley James  
Lane Lambert  
Rice John  
Springer Joab  
Carney Onsby  
Crane John  
Drake Benjamin  
Rice Benjamin  
Irwin David  
Miller George  
Ramsey Thomas  
Fowler Thomas  
Smith Thomas  
Coon George  
Rice William  
Rounceval Isaac  
McFarland James  
Ross William  
Love Philip  
English David  
Tuttle James  
Rains Meredy  
Gleaves Michael  
Schultz Christian  
Ingram Samuel  
Newell James  
Bennett William  
Brooks Littleton  
Rowland Michael  
Mitchell William  
Rice William  
Williams Philip  
Harris James  
Onsbey Arthur  
Nettles William  
Harris John, Jr.  
Lane William  
Hunter David  
Ohair Michale  
Walker John  
Meads Ebenezer  
Campbell Samuel  
Hamilton Francis  
Daugherty James  
Frasly Frederick  
Edmondson William  
Carson David  
McCain James  
Steel James  
Gambell Robert  
McCormack Daniel  
Jennings Jonathon  
Parker George  
Peoples William  
Little Valentine  
Gair Samuel  
Butler Alexander  
Brown William  
Helm Leonard  
Greer James  
Ewin Samuel  
Thomas Richard  
Stephenson Robert  
McElheney Robert  
Thomas Isaac  
Craig John  
Bransteter Adam  
Dougherty Michael  
McCarthy James  
Henson William  
Rice Charles  
Henson Jesse  
Mulkey Jonathon  
Winters Moses  
Harris John, Sr.  
Beats James  
McFarland John  
Edwards Nicholas  
Kelley James  
Richardson James  
Hamilton James  
Newland George  
Williams James  
Whitner Henry  
Richardson Henry  
Muldrough John  
Francisco Michael  
Mason James  
Kendrick Solomon  
White William  
Cocke Charles  
Craig John  
McNutt Robert  
Stearns Jacob  
Simpson John  
Price Thomas  
Hoff Peter  
Rice Henry  
Lane William  
Mulkey Philip, Sr.  
Crane Lewis  
Lindsay Isaac  
Martin Samuel  
McClern James  
Smith James  
Whitner Lewis  
Calvert William  
Eason Samuel  
McDonald James  
Montgomery Samuel  
Carr William  
Gibson John  
Walker James  
Mulkey Philip, Jr.  
Cowan Andrew  
Adair John  
Cameron James  
Scott George  
Perrin Joseph  
Edwards Nicholas  
Houzshel John  
Bransteter Adam  
Deran James  
Caldwell George  
Rush Jeremiah  
Hardwicke Robert  
McReynolds Joseph  
Logan Benjamin  
Cowden Robert  
Irwin Andrew  
Gordon John  
Goldsby Thomas  
Turney Peter  
Bledsoe Anthony  
Walker John  
Williams Evan  
Piggett Edward  
Vance Jacob  








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