- Annie Beehunter, erroneosly listed in some genealogies as Hannah Fawling, was a full-blood Cherokee of the Wolf Clan. Hannah Fallin was Major John Downings English wife in Virginia. This is well documented.
* Name: Annie BEEHUNTER 1
* Sex: F
* Birth: UNKNOWN
* Death: UNKNOWN
* Reference Number: 129814
A Sally Beehunter from Georgia is included on the 1835 Henderson Roll. The name Sally Beehunter, Georgia, appears on the 1835 Henderson Roll.
In the book "Those Who Cried - The 16,000" by James W. Tyner, on page 35, Long Swamp Creek, Cherokee County, Georgia, it lists a "Sally Beehunter - Six full bloods. Two farms and two farmers. One weaver and one spinner."
Marriage 1 John DOWNING III b: ABT 1710 in England
1. Title: goodwin.ged
Text: Date of Import: Dec 31, 2000
Submitter: Christine Walters
Subject: John DOWNING & Hannah FALLIN - FAWLING
Message: Major John Downing married Hannah FALLIN who I've seen referred to as "Hanna "FAWLING - of the Wolf Clan?". Her father was Charles Fallin II and I've seen him referred to as "Redman Fawling of the Wolf Clan?".
None of the Fallin line is Indian.
Charles the 1st was born in 1650 and died 16 Apr 1701 in Northumberland VA Wicomico Parrish. Charles the 2nd was born 1683 and died 8 Jun 1752 also in Northumberland VA. Charles III b abt 1721 married Sarah Hobson. The Fallin family as far as I know is 100% White and is one of the very oldest families in VA.
I'm not really up on the events of Major Downing and his wife Hannah Fallin except to acknowledge that he did have dealings with the Cherokee Indians in GA and I don't doubt for a minute that his second wife Annie Beehunter might well have been full blooded Indian. All I can say is that its not likely that Hannah was Indian. I have no idea where the Wolf Clan label stemmed from except that it might have been through Emmet Starrs writings on the Cherokees.
I have also seen in print that Major Downing died in 1762 and was mutilated, tortured and burned at the stake. Does anyone know when and where this might have taken place?
Here is the Will of Charles Fallin II which clearly names his daughter Hannah and her husband Downing.
"Will Written 23 Jan 1752. Probated 8 Jun 1752 Northumberland VA
Son Charles Fallin (III) all my land whereon he now lives, negro man Peter together with all the goods and chattle he hath now in his possession. Wife Hannah Fallin - rest of my estate during her widowhood. In case she should marry or aftr her death I dispose of them as follows. Daughter Hannah (Downing) a negro boy Solomon to her and her heirs that she may have by her husband Downing. Son William Fallin - a negro boy Jack, one feather bed and furniture which he now lies on and 10 head of sheep to him my said son and his heirs and assignes to be delivered to him at the discretion of his mother. Grandaughter Agatha Fallin, 10 pounds current money. To my son Charles Fallin III one negro boy named Isaac and one negro girl named Judy and all her future increase to him my said son and his heirs and assigns. To my grandson Charles Fallin IV , five silver spoons now in my house. To my daughter in law Sarah Fallin, 15 shilings to make her a ring. To my daughter Hannah Downing one negro winch named Rose but in case she should have any children while in the possession of my said wife I give the one half of said children on increase to my son Charles III. Grandson Charles Downing one negro boy named James. The rest of the estate divided by his children after his wife dies. "
This doesn't sound like the will of an "Indian" and I would like to hear from anyone who has some accurate, documentated evidence that any part of the Fallin family was Indian. My interest in this line is because I am a Kesterson Researcher and Hannah Kesterson married Charles Fallin IV who was related.
I'm posting this message on various other message boards in the hopes that some clear light can be shed on Major Downings line and that a true and accurate genealogy can be found as I have found many, many differences, omissions etc wherever I look.
Christine Walters email@example.com