This was one of several articles found in an old scrapbook in the 1980s in the library at Tazewell, TN. I copied the entire scrapbook given that I realized many of the articles are of historical significance and the local newspaper office burned in 1923, so there were no archived issues of the newspaper. While this article does not pertain to local residents, it does describe little known details of the negotiations of Andrew Jackson, Governor Shelby of Kentucky (who challenged Jackson to a duel) and the Chickasaw Indians.
This article describes the details of the 1818 negotiations for the purchase of what came to be known at the Jackson Purchase, in essence the western eight counties of Kentucky in an area bounded by the Ohio River on the north, the Mississippi on the west and the Tennessee on the east.
I’m so glad to have found this. My grandfather was a quarter Chickasaw and my great grandmother was born around the missisippi/tennessee border around the 1880’s. I spend every day trying to honor the ancestors some way. (And for the record, my father did obtain genetic proof of his heritage).