NameSarah Jane Burney LOVE [347]
Birth26 Oct 1832, Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina [347], [286]
Death15 May 1877 [349] Age: 44
BurialWaynesville, Haywood, North Carolina [286]
Burial MemoGreen Hill Cemetery
FatherJames Robert LOVE (~1799-)
MotherMary Ann DILLARD (-<1850)
Birth5 Feb 1805, Pigeon River, Haywood, North Carolina [347], [348], [101]
Death10 May 1893, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina [347], [101] Age: 88
Death MemoState Mental Hospital
BurialWaynesville, Haywood, North Carolina [286]
Burial MemoGreen Hill Cemetery
Alias/AKALil Wil
OccupationIndian Agent And Chief, Frontier Merchant, Railroad And Turnpike Builder, Civil War Leader Of Combined Cherokee And White Appalachian Forces, State Senator, And More [347]
FatherRichard THOMAS (-~1805)
MotherTemperance CALVERT/COLVARD (~1775-1874)
Misc. Notes
1. William Thomas was the only “white” Cherokee indian chief. He was known as “Lil Wil” by the Eastern Band of the Cherokees, and was the chief of the Eastern Band during the Civil War years. He alone, was responsible for the Eastern Band being able to stay in Western North Carolina. [5]

2. Listed as insane in the 1870 US Census, head of household and State Senator from N.C., His mother, Temperance is living with the family at age 95. They are shown living in Subdivision 66 of the Qualla Township, Jackson County, N.C.
Marriage30 Jun 1857 [347], [350]
ChildrenWilliam Holland (1858-1897)
 James Robert (1860-1936)
 Sarah Love (1862-)
Last Modified 2 May 2006Created 7 Mar 2011 Mark C. Wakenshaw