I posted a lenghty reply on Thomas Daniels query. I gave him a list of resources, mostly historical, that you might find valuable also. Surely he won't mind if you read it. Re: John Watts the son of Trader John Watts and his Cherokee wife. If you are researching on the internet, don't be confused by the many Malachi Watts you might find. Old Malachi was born in 1750/51 and died in 1804. He had several children including a son named Garrett who had a son nemed Malachi born about 1793. Trader John was white born either in Scotland or Virginia so his children were 1/2 bloods and grandchildren 1/4 bloods. The belief and custom of Cherokees of that time was if you had one drop of Cherokee that made you a Cherokee. Many whites who married Cherokee lived with the tribe and their children were raised as Indians with no predjudice. The John Watts who was brother to Old Malachi became a Cherokee war Chief. He was the only one of MalaCHI'S children who accepted the Cherokee way of life and lived his life as an Indian. I am descended from a mixture of Cherokee and Choctah and various Caucasian strains and don't consider myself and Indian. I guess I could register myself as Cherokee if I wanted to. Never considered doing that until now. Here is the line from Malachi to me.
John "the trader" Watts married Kay Yan Tahee a daughter of Chief Attakullakulla. One of their sons was
Malachi Watts who married Jemima Lowery and had daughter
Jemima Watts. She married Joseph Wood a Choctah. Had daughter Jemima Wood who married John King. They had son named William King who married Rebecca Ann Wiley. They had a son also called William who married Henrietta Barrett. Their son Clyde King married Johnnie Bills. I am their 5th and last child, Lois King
Lois King (me)