Susan Hirsch, raised-in-Franklin resident, presented her family Cherokee-connected history to the Kiwanis of Franklin Club Tuesday, Jan. 13.
The ancestor Hirsch focused on was Rev. Joshua Ammons (Hirsch's great-great grandfather).
Hirsch reported that Rabbit Creek Road was named after the Cherokee Chief Rabbit who was good friends with Joshua Ammons. Ammons was with the chief when he died. Ammons' entire household attended the chief's funeral.
A carving of solid silver hands was supposed to have been buried with the chief.
Hirsch gathered her information from family records and photos, the Historical Museum in Franklin, and Margaret Siler's book “Cherokee Indian Lore and Smoky Mountain Stories” which can be purchased at the Historical Museum.