Other names: Cusawatee, Coosawattee Old Fields
Coosawattee, Established as lower town in 1774. Burned by Sevier's men 1780. (CPI)
Where: 34.60721,-84.63799 Coosawattee
Maps: [map notes]
Cherokee Prayer Initiative:
Cherokee Prayer Site Guide. Also found here. See site 608.
1937 Cherokee Country Map (found here on different website).
Lower Coosawattee River; Gordon County, GA
Established as lower town in 1774 (AT)
Burned by Sevier's men 1780 (AT)
Doublehead displayed Overall and Burnett's scalps to incite scalp dance and war (GW)
Also called Coosawattee Old Fields as it was established on site of ancient Coosa town.
Historical Notes on the Cherokee People, Linda Fulmer. Also see here.
[SW] John R. Swanton, The Indian Tribes of North America, 1952
[AT] J. G. M. Ramsey, Annals of Tennessee, 1853, reprint 1967
[GW] Grace Steele Woodward, The Cherokees, 1963.
Ramsey,James Gettys McGready,
The Annals of Tennessee, to the End of the Eighteenth Century:
Comprising Its Settlement, as the Watauga Association, from 1796 to 1777; a Part of North-Carolina, from 1777 to 1784; the State of Franklin, from 1784 to 1788; a Part of North-Carolina, from 1788 to 1790; the Territory of the U. States, South of the Ohio, from 1790 to 1796; the State of Tennessee, from 1796 to 1800. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1853. Pp.?
Pension application of Matt Martin S2726 Transcribed by Will Graves
In the fall of 1782 declarant joined an expedition against the Cherokee Indians, under
General Pickens, his Company was commanded by Captain Drury Pace, on the frontiers of
Georgia (does not recollect the name of the place) was joined by a reinforcement of Georgians,
commanded by Colonel Elijah Clarke, we marched to Down's town on the Chattahoochee
[River], Beamer's town on Hightower River [sic, Hiwassee?]. Thence down the same to the
Long Swamp, thence to James settlement & to the Pine log where a counsel was held with the
Indians. The Indians could not be brought to battle flying at our approach, Declarant was
detached under Captain Robert Maxwell in an expedition to collect & recover some property
which the Tories had taken, We passed by Coosawattee town & up the Coosa River & recovered
seven Negroes, Then returned & went with General Pickens at the mouth of Long Swamp, Then
marched home & this declarant was dismissed --
Confidence level:: 1