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REV JESSE BUSHYHEAD GRAVE

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DESCRIPTION: THE REV. JESSE BUSHYHEAD WAS AN IMPORTANT CHEROKEE RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL LEADER OF THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY. DURING CHEROKEE REMOVAL HE LED ONE OF THE DETACHMENTS WEST TO INDIAN TERRITORY AND LATER HELPED TO BRING OPPOSING FACTIONS TOGETHER TO CREATE THE CHEROKEE NATION. NO BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTIVE LIFE OF REV. BUSHYHEAD REMAIN. THE REV. JESSE BUSHYHEAD GRAVE IS THE ONLY SURVIVING PROPERTY DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH HIS PRODUCTIVE LIFE. THE GRAVE IS LOCATED WITHIN THE BAPTIST MISSION CEMETERY AND IS ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT MARKERS WITHIN THE CEMETERY. BUSHYHEAD DIED ON JULY 17, 1844 AND HIS BURIAL IS MARKED BY A FIFTEEN FOOT TALL MARBLE OBELISK TOPPED BY AN URN. THE GRAVE OF REV. BUSHYHEAD IS LOCATED IN THE NE CORNER OF THE CEMETERY AND IS ONE OF THE OLDEST IDENTIFIED IN THE CEMETERY. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER 12/6/2004.

NR ID Number 04001334

Historic Name

REV JESSE BUSHYHEAD GRAVE

Current Name

SITE #34AD141

Project Name 

HISTORIC AND HISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES OF THE CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS, 1837-1839
Latitude 36.03388
Longitude -94.58276

Address

HIGWAY 59

City

WESTVILLE VICINITY

County

ADAIR

County code

001

Lot

Block

Section

Township

Range

Type SITE
Historic Function  FUNERARY: CEMETERY
Current Function FUNERARY: CEMETERY
Area Significance 1 ETHNIC HERITAGE: NATIVE AMERICAN
Area Significance 2
Architect / Builder N/A
Date Prepared  JULY 2003
Year Built N/A
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style N/A
Roof Material  N/A
Wall Material N/A
Window Material  N/A
Door Material N/A
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