Rex just sent me a new URL:
There was an interesting tombstone of CHIEF BOWLES. It reads:
ON THIS SITE THE
CHEROKEE CHIEF BOWLES
Was killed on July 16, 1839 while leading 800 Indians of various tribes in battle against 500 Texans. The last engagement between Cherokees and white Texans.
I am unsure how our James Boles was related to this CHIEF BOWLES. The Cherokee Nation Citizen application for Melissa Jane (Carlton) Price seems to tie the two together.
James Boles was supposedly born in North Carolina. He would have been a great grandfather to our Jerry Carlton. Jerry's mother, Mary (Warren) Carlton would have been the granddaughter, and of course, Elizabeth (Boles) Warren was James Boles daughter. But I cannot discover how James descended from CHIEF BOWLES. The webpage does not seem to have the genealogy of CHIEF BOWLES (either up or down lines).
Another photo on the Tejas (aka Texas) CHEROKEE SITE says:
CHEROKEES IN DALLAS
Ninety Cherokee Indians led by Chief Bowles immigrated to this area from Arkansas Territory in 1819. But were driven out 2 years later by hostile Indians who resented the intrusion.
Remnants of group signed treaty of Sept 23, 1843 agreeing to respect the Republic of Texas and its settlers.
I was a little curious on the website that they would have the photo of SAM HOUSTON on the Cherokee page. But wikipedia tells that Sam Houston ran away from home and was adopted into a Cherokee tribe. He later married a Cherokee girl.
THE GENEALOGY OF CHIEF JOHN BOWLES
It seems to be unknown. The best record is the 1851 Payment Roll of Old Settlers Canadian Dist., Okla. You can read the names and possible relatives there. See the sign posted on this URL. http://www.paulridenour.com/bowles.htm
And here we find the first name of CHIEF BOWLES (John).
This historical marker says:
LITTLE BEAN'S CHEROKEE VILLAGE In the winter of 1819-1820 Chief John Bowles led about sixty Cherokee families from Arkansas to East Texas. Near this site a small settlement of about six families was established by a Cherokee leader named Little Bean. They remained until 1839. When the Republic of Texas Government forced the tribe to move to Oklahoma. The Land later was opened to anglo settlers. Early owners of the Indian village site were Reza J. Banks and Lewis Rogers. Little Bean, who died in 1839 thought to be buried in the vicinity of the village.