Elinor Susan Boudinot: Birth: 4 MAY 1827. Death: 20 AUG 1856
Mary Harriet Boudinot: Birth: 5 OCT 1828. Death: 1853
William Penn Boudinot: Birth: 4 FEB 1830.
Note: BIRTH, MARRIAGE, & DEATH RECORDS New Echota Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon Co., Georgia: (old stone) To / the memory of / Harriet Ruggles / wife of / Mr. Elias Boudinot / She was the daughter of / Col Benj & Eleanor Gold / of Cornwall Con / where she was born / June 1805 / And died at New Echota / Cherokee Nation / Aug 15 1836 / Aged 31 / He seeks rest beyond the skies
Worcester Mission Cemetery, Park Hill, Cherokee Co., Oklahoma: (large memorial) Seal of the Cherokee Nation [illegible] Sept. 6, 1839 Elias Boudinot / -- Kilakeena "Buck" Watie -- / 1802 -- 1839 / A son of Oo-Watie and Susanna Reese Watie. Edu- / cated at Moravian Mission, Spring Place, Georgia / and at Cornwall Mission, Connecticut. He Became / known as "Elias Boudinot." This name adopted from / That of his friend, a noted leader in New Jersey. / He made his home at New Echota, the Cherokee / capital in Georgia, where he served as clerk of / the Cherokee National Council (1825 to 1828), and / was editor of the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper / and translator of Biblical works in association / with the Rev. Samuel A. Worcester. / Elias Boudinot, his brother Stand Watie, their rel- / atives, the Ridges, and other tribesmen signed the / Treaty of 1835 at New Echota, providiing for the / removal of all Cherokees to the Indian Ter- / ritory. Here in the West, Boudinot again served / with Rev. Worcester in the work of the Park Hill / Mission Press, near which he was assassinated / June 22, 1839, by enemy tribesmen, ostensibly for / having signed the New Echota Treaty. His burial / was near the spot where he fell. His grave cov- / ered by a large slab of stone with no inscription. / One who knew him well spoke of Elias Boudinot / as a Cherokee of honor, an ernest Christian, a / man of exceptional ability and fine intellect / whose life was devoted to the vision of advan- / cement and well being for all the people of / the Cherokee Nation. / Erected by / The Oklahoma Historical Society, 1964
HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY
<i>A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick </i>(Hubert M. Sedgwick; New Haven Colony Historical Society; 1961) Harriet Ruggles Gold . . . was the central figure in, apparently, the first community outbreak over the social equity of the American Indian. Her marriage March 28, 1826, to Elias Boudinot (Boudinott), a Cherokee Indian student at the Foreign Mission School, [which was] established at Cornwall, Conn., her home, for the education under Christian home missionary auspices of foreign youth to fit them to become "missionaries, schoolmasters, interpreters, and physicians among heathen nations," occurred only after two years of bitter squabbling iin the community over her determined effort to wed and join that student in preaching to and serving the Cherokee nation. He had graduated from Andover Theological School before going to Cornwall to study. Harriet's older brother Stephen Gold led a mob at Cornwall that burned in effigy his own sister and Boudinott. Gen. Daniel B. Brinsmade, ancestor of many Sedgwick descendants and husband of Mary W. Gold, another sister of Harriet and member of the Agents of the School, demanded that the wedding be stopped and called Harriet "crafty" at pretending to be dying be dying because the marriage was opposed. The Agents denounced Harriet and her consenting parents as "criminal." Rev. Herman Vaill, who had married Flora Gold, still another sister of Harriet, wrote a 5,000 world letter condemning the proposed marriage against a background of Puritan orthodoxy. Harriet's farmer father, Dea. Benjamin Gold, told Herman his charges were unjust. The deacon allowed the marriage. Brother Stephen worked sullenly in his sawmill during the ceremony. Over in Litchfield editor Isaiah Bunce denouced the Town of Cornwall, the school, and the missionaries, and called Sarah Northup, who had married Cherokee John Ridge, a squaw and said that the girl should be whipped, the Indian hung, and the mother drowned. Harriet aided her husband in elevating the Cherokee tribe to its proud position in Georgia. Their six children became leaders of the tribe. Boudinott translated the Bible into Cherokee. Elias Boudinott's brother, Stand Watie, became a brigadier general in the Confederate army, the last general to surrender to the Union. One of Harriet's half-Cherokee sons joined the Union Army and was fatally wounded before Richmond. Unjust Georgia laws forced the Cherokees to remove to the West. Elias advocated the removal and after their arrival at Indian territory, he was shot by men who accused him of treachery to his own people. Harriet died just before the tragic trek West. (source?) Cherokee leader. Editor of the Cherokee Phoenix. Born Gallegina (also known as Buck) Watie, son of Oo-watie at Oothcaloga in the Cherokee Nation in what is now northwest Georgia, he was the elder brother of Stand Watie. He was sent to Cornwall, Connecticut, to attend the American Boarding School. He enrolled in school as Elias Boudinot after having met and been impressed by another Elias Boudinot, a writer, poet and statesman who was once President of the United States under the Articles of Confederation and director of the U. S. Mint. The elder Boudinot was equally impressed by Gallegina and offered him financial support. He converted to Christianity about 1820 and considered entering the Andover Theological Seminary, but poor health prevented it. In 1826 Boudinot married Harriet Ruggles Gold, the daughter of a Cornwall physician, creating a furor in the New England town. Returning to Georgia, Boudinot served as clerk of the Cherokee Council from 1825 to 1827. In 1826, he made a lecture tour of American cities to raise funds for a printing press and type in the Cherokee syllabary. He worked on the translation of the Bible into the Cherokee language, and he was appointed the editor of the Cherokee Phoenix in 1828, which was the first newspaper published by any tribe. Pressure for the Cherokees to be removed to the west mounted, and utilizing his newspaper, Boudinot became a defender of Cherokee rights. In 1829 he strongly supported the enactment of the death penalty for giving away Cherokee land. In August 1832, he resigned as the editor of the Cherokee Phoenix having changed his stance on removal, advocating it as the best choice for survival of the Cherokee Nation. In December 1835, not long after the death of his wife, members of the party advocating a treaty met in his home and signed a document that provided for the exchange of the Cherokee country in the east for lands west of the Mississippi without the consent of the principle chief. The U.S. Senate ratified the document as the Treaty of New Echota which marked the beginning of the Cherokee removal. Denounced by many Cherokee, Boudinot moved west in 1837 and settled at Park Hill, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territroy (present day Oklahoma). In a coordinated attack in June of 1839, Boudinot and two other members of the Treaty Party were stabbed to death.
Delight Sargent was the daughter of John Sargent and Delight Bell. She was one of 10 children. She was a missionary teacher to the Cherokees in 1827 at Brainerd and Red Clay, Georgia, and on April 22, 1837, in Marshall Co., Alabama, she married Elias Boudinot, born Gallegina Uwati (also known as Buck) Watie, son of Oo-Watie at Oothcaloga in the Cherokee Nation. He was killed in June 1839 by Cherokee opponents of the Removal Act of 1830, which called for all Indian people living east of the Mississippi River to be removed and sent west beyond the river. After the death of her husband, Delight, along with the children of her husband by his first wife, moved back to Vermont. She taught for a time at a young ladies school and did missionary work in Troy, New York, for 20 years. She died February 21, 1893, at age 92. Elias Boudinot buried at Worcester Mission Cemetery, Park Hill, Oklahoma.
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