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Chief Black Fish
(Abt 1730-Abt 1797)
Captain Henry Rogers
(Abt 1755-Abt 1803)
Chelatha Blackfish
William Jackson Fish
(Abt 1760-1833)
Martha "Polly" Rogers
(Abt 1782-1847/1849)
John Jackson Fish


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John Jackson Fish 1

  • Born: <1799>

   Other names for John were John Fish and John Jackson.

  Research Notes:

From "Delaware and Shawnee Migration" at

"The Fish Tribe with [Paschal Fish] Fish Jr. moved to the Eudora area in the early 1840's. With him came James Captain; William Rogers; Joe Parks; William Parks; a Crane; the Bluejackets (Charles, George, and Henry); and others. Votes cast in the 1855 tribal election, with Mathew Clerk serving as clerk, showed some of this original group stayed. As for the election, it resulted in Henry Bluejacket, Dougherty, Simon Hill, Tooley, and Tucker voted council leaders, and Joseph Parks and Graham Rogers (who owned 1,000 acres in Johnson County by 1858, built a home at 6741 Mackey in Merriam, and was the son of a white man kidnapped by Shawnee and raised by Chief Blackfish), the principal chiefs. Charles BlueJacket served as interpreter as he did for federal treaty agreements..."

"... Although Shawnee, Paschal Fish Jr., and other tribe members did not resemble the Indians of western lore and Hollywood movies. Wilson Hobbs, a doctor who lived with the Shawnee from 1850 to 1852, wrote: "At the time of my residency with these people there were very few full-blooded Indians among them. . . . The Parkses (Joe and William), the Blue-jackets (Charles Henry, and George), the Fishes (Paschal and John), the most noted and influential men of their tribe, were scarcely half-bloods, the white predominating. Of the three Blue-jacket brothers, George had most red blood and least civilization." 2


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> ( : accessed 27 Apr 2020), person ID G39K-SVC. Cit. Date: 27 Apr 2020.

2 Cindy Higgins, "Where the Wakarusa Meets the Kaw" (, 2010), Cit. Date: 20 Apr 2020.

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