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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


John Starkweather


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 


Anthony Clippinger

Rhode Island

Jonathan Sodan

South Carolina

Thomas Blitch


Ingram Nunn

John Rust

Our Society Roster


LaNaeya' Richardson

First Vice President

Liberty "Libby" Paige


Recording Secretary

LaResa Richardson


Natalie Rencher

Senior Members:

Senior Society President

Adrienne Abiodun

First Vice President

Charles Riegle


Diane Brantley

Recording Secretary

Angela Farrington 


Susan Well 


Kimberly Barbour