Dochstader 1
Catherine DOCHSTADER
AKA "Caroline" 1/2 Iroquois Indian,
Her Mother was of the Onondaga Tribe.
b.about 1787/1788
married1:
Chauncey BURNHAM (b.1788)
married abt 18037
he probably died by 1807
married2:
Lyman BURNHAM (b.1784)
married abt. 1807?7
parents:

Capt. John DOCKSTADER
& sister of "Kaneahintwaghte"7

John Dochstader was a close friend & military peer of Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant. His 1st wife was "rumored" to be Joseph's 1/2 sister or neice. (no proof) The only real records found indicate that his last wife was an Onondaga Indian woman & sister of Kaneahintwaghte.
    children of Catherine:
  1. Maria (b.~1803)
  2. Oliver (b.~1805 d.1883)
  3. Catherine (b.~1806)
  4. George Avery (b.~1810)
  5. Lyman (b.abt 1821)
  6. Violet (b.1828)
  7. Louisa (b.1833)
siblings:
  1. Sarah
  2. John Jr. (b.~1768 NY)
  3. Joseph
  4. Wari
  5. Adam Dochstader Tyatahada (b.~1778 NY)
  6. Mary (b.~1782 NY)
fact sources and writings about this individual:
1much of this information from; Debbie St. Louis, Pat Hacker, Richelle (Brant) Lutz, Betty Casey, Bob McBride, George Steven Dockstader, Jack Peltier, Paul Burnham, Erlene Dudley.
see additional info on this family in the book: The Everingham Family of MI, (c)2006

Manuscript-Division of Public Archives of Canada has following documents.
  1. Deed 29 Dec 1796, signed by Brant giving land to Benjamin Canby (UC Land Petitions, B21, part 1, 1837-38 #71)
  2. Deed 9 May 1802 signed by Brant J(19000 Acres) given by 6 Nations to John Docksteder and later sold by him to Benjamin Canby (R.G. 10, 26 (1801-2):440)
  3. Affidavit os S. Street 3 Mar 1835 re grant of land (21000acres) by Brant to John Docksteder (UC Land Petitions, B21, Part 1 1837-38 No. 71 C)
  4. Memorial of Caroline Burnham and John Burnham heirs of JD re title to certain lands on south side Grand River. According to survey of Lewis Burwell as held by Capt. Docksteder under Indian title, 25 Nov 1837 (US Land Petition B21, part 1 1837-38 No. 71 r) Pg2856-Addenda information. No proof John D was married to a sister of Joseph Brant. Catharine called Caroline in the Memorial
  5. Craig records give first marriage to Chauncy Burnham. 2nd marriage to Lyman Burnham.
  6. William D. Reids' "Loyalist's in Ontario, Sons & Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada", lists Catharine Docksteder as married to Lyman Burnham of Haldimand in 29 Apr 1819 when she applied for U.E. Land grant. O.C (orders-in -council). Also under John Docksteder, "related but a different John", had a son Nicholas, of Haldimand Co., 28 Apr, 1812.
    contact Kevin Everingham for other lookups in this book.
  7. Proving Violet Burnham's Iroquois Heritage. Thanks to Debbie St.Louis. NOTES: From Erlene Dudley, 2003: "I verified the fact that John Dockstader was married to the sister, not the niece, of Kaneahintwaghte, with David Faux, who is the author of the information that Debbie St. Louis used and which appears on the EFweb page (link above). David's original source was the "Journal of John Norton", p.5 and I checked this source as well. The citation there indicates that Catherine was the niece of Kaneahintwaghte; therefore, her mother would be the sister of Kaneahintwaghte."


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