Biographical Sketch of A. B. Cunningham

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(See Grant, Ghigau, Oolootsa, Adair and Duncan)-Andrew Bell, son of Jeter Thompson and Keziah Camille (Moore) Cunningham, was elected Sheriff of Tahequah District in 1897, and upon the death of Chief William C. Rogers, he was appointed by the Interior Department as ,Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Jeter Thompson, son of Andrew Brown and Mariah (Lynch) Cunningham, was born December 1, 1843. He was First Lieutenant of Company A, First Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, under Captain Hugh Tinnin and Stand Watie. He married on June 13, 1866 Keziah Camille, daughter of Elijah and Jamima (Landrum) Moore, born Feb. 12, 1849. He was elected Councilor from Delaware District August 2, 1869, and August 4, 1873; elected Clerk of the same District August 2, 1875. He moved to the Tahlequah where he was for several years Executive Secretary to the Chief.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 28 January 2015. - Last updated on Nov 28th, 2012

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