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Legend of the Chichi-Okobee

The Spanish explorer, Hernando De Soto, explored this part of Florida in 1539 and, according to legend, he had his daughter with him.  

Sara met and fell in love with a native warrior by the name Chichi-Okobee (pronounced Chee Chee Okobee).  Unfortunately, he contracted some kind of fever and became gravely ill.

Sara decided to remain with him and nurse him back to health, but she contracted the fever and died.  

Chichi-Okobee was grief-stricken at the loss of his love, and had her body buried out in the bay. He then sent 100 of his best warriors out to the spot where they chopped holes in the bottoms of their canoes and drowned themselves to protect her final resting spot.  

According to the legend, when you see whitecaps on the waves in the bay, the are actually the feather headdresses of those native warriors still guarding her grave. 

Our Patriot Ancestors

Connecticut


John Starkweather


Massachusetts


James Collins

John Follett


New Hampshire


Stephen Bartlett


New Jersey


Daniel Condit


New York 


Nathaniel Chatterton

Nathaniel Mighill


North Carolina


Benjamin Best Sr.

Caleb Penney 


Pennsylvania


Anthony Clippinger


Rhode Island


Jonathan Sodan


South Carolina


Thomas Blitch


Virginia


Ingram Nunn

John Rust

Our Society Roster

President


LaNaeya' Richardson


First Vice President


Liberty "Libby" Paige


Chaplain


Recording Secretary


LaResa Richardson


Historian


Natalie Rencher


Senior Members:


Senior Society President


Adrienne Abiodun


First Vice President


Charles Riegle


Chaplain


Diane Brantley


Recording Secretary


Angela Farrington 


Registrar 


Susan Well 


Librarian


Kimberly Barbour