Joseph Vann

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Birthday
11, 1798
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Oct 23, 1844 (46)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1798
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Oct 23, 1844 (46)

About

Entrepreneur, steamboat operator, and prominent member of the Cherokee Tribe. He worked as a businessman and planter along the waterways of Tennessee, Ohio, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Before Fame

When he was eleven years old, he witnessed his father's murder.

Trivia

Born to a family of mixed Cherokee and European ancestry, he was a prominent slaveholder.

Family Life

He had spouses named Jennie Springston and Polly Blackburn.

Associated With

Andrew Jackson, by passing the Indian Removal Act of 1830, forced Vann out of his home.