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SETTLERS AND INTRUDERS ON CHEROKEE INDIAN LANDS 1801-1816

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Abstracted from the Records of the Cherokee Agency in Tennessee: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Records. National Archives Microcopy M-208, Rolls 1-7, 13.

Transcribed by Janelle Swearingen 1989

From 1801 to 1823 Col. Return Jonathan Meigs of Middletown, Connecticut was the agent to the Cherokees. The Agency was first located at Southwest Point, then moved to Hiwassee Garrison near Dayton, TN. Following a dispute over the title to the Garrison land, it was moved to Calhoun, Tennessee. During the time Meigs was the agent, settlers passing through the Cherokee land had to have a pass issued by the agent. In addition, some settlers who had special skills, such as blacksmiths, were invited onto the land by the tribe. But there were also many intruders who attempted to settle illegally and had to be removed by the agent. These lists are gleaned from these records. Note that there is a lot of information on these rolls, and I am sure I overlooked a lot of other important items.

 

I have also included a few other items of a genealogical interest.

Below is an index of the surnames found. After finding the page number, click on the pages you wish to view.

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Microfilm Roll 1-Page 1; Roll 2-Pages 2-5; Roll 3-Pages 5-7; Roll 4-Pages 7-10; Roll 5-Page 10; Roll 6-Pages 10-11; Roll 7-Page 11; Roll 13-Pages 12-25

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y

Ackworth, 24

Adams, 8, 16

Albright, 25

Albritton, 15

Alexander, 3, 7, 11, 20

Alford, 8, 10

Allen, 8, 10

Allison, 10

Alred, 3, 4

Anderson, 7, 10, 18, 20

Angle, 2

Arbough, 9

Armstrong, 5

Arrington, 15

Ashwith, 19

Atkins, 2

Atkinson, 16

Austin, 3, 12

Avery see Every

Ayllet, 3

 

Bailey, 13

Bain, 13

Baker, 2, 12, 14

Ball, 8, 9

Barnard, 3

Barnet, 9, 15

Barton, 15, 23

Basham, 2

Bassam, 7

Battis, 15

Bauguss, 4

Beard, 1, 9

Beasley, 14

Beaty, 1, 17, 18

Bell, 7, 9, 13

Benge, 7, 11

Berry, 25

Bever, 9,

Bevin, 5

Bigbare, 1

Bird, 11

Birdwel, 7, 10l

Black, 9, 16

Blackburn, 7, 10

Blair, 9

Bland, 3, 19

Bolen, 8

Boring, 22

Bower, 20

Bowling, 3

Bradley, 8

Bradshaw, 25

Bramley, 1

Brent, 24

Brian, 14

Brice, 14

Bright, 3

Brinlee, 2

Brodgon, 5

Bronson, 8

Brower, 8

Brown, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8

Brumley, 1

Bruton, 2

Bryant, 2

Bryson, 3

Bullisom, 9

Burgess, 1, 12, 19, 20

Burkas, 3

Burke, 7

Burleson, 9, 11

Burley, 21

Burney, 7, 10

Burns, 17

Burris, 23

Burton, 2

Butler, 7, 10

Byers, 3

Byrce, 11

Byrne, 24

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Cager, 8

Cale, 8

Campbell, 15

Canterbury, 2, 4

Carnehan, 9

Carpenter, 4

Carr, 1

Carrell, Carrol, 2, 5, 10, 13

Carrson, 7

Carter, 18

Castleberry, 5

Cathes, 3

Cathey, 19

Cavender, 5

Cavet, 9

Chaitton, 14

Charles, 22

Cheshire, 2

Christian, 15, 19

Clark, 1, 3

Clark & Hall, 7, 10

Cocherham, 19

Coffin, 8

Colbun, 9

Collins, 3

Combs, Comes, 11, 13, 21

Condry, 11

Conner, 9

Coodey, 7

Coody, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13

Cook, 9

Cooper, 9

Copeland, 8

Corkan, 8

Cormicks, 10

Cornwell, 5

Corvan, 11

Cotton, 2, 9

Coulson, 25

Cowan, 1, 9

Cox, 2

Cozby, 11

Crabtree, 18

Craig, 9, 18

Crawford, 3, 13

Crittendon, 12

Crockett, 10

Crosley, 16

Crosslin/Crossland, 9, 10

Crouch, 2

Crozier, 1

Cummins, Cummings, 2, 7, 9, 10, 22

Cuningham, 4, 5

Dallanu, 23

Dardis, 24

Darnel, 24

David, 10

Davidson, 1, 23, 24

Davies, 5

Davis, 1, 8, 23, 25

Dawson, 24

Day, 12

Deakins, 1

Dean, 3

Devan, 9

Devault, 11

Devers, 1

Dickinson, 4

Dieson, 6

Dirgan, 22

Dodd, 4, 8

Doherty, Dougherty, 2, 8

Donathan, 21

Dotson, 8, 14

Doublehead, 7, 10, 16

Douglas, 12

Driscal, 8

Dudley, 25

Dunagan, 4, 5

Dunlap, 1

Dunman, 5

Dye, 2

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Earp, 7, 10

Elder, 1

Ellington, 2

Ellis, 1, 7, 8

Ellits, 10

Embry, 12

English, 2

Ennis, 2

Ensen, 20

Eppler, 8

Erwood, 8

Eskridge, 1

Eustis, 10

Evans, 9, 12, 21

Every, 8

Ewing, 1

Farley, 21

Farmer, 7, 10

Feagle, 9

Fears, 8, 11

Fenell, 19

Finly, 15

Fitzgerald, 21

Flall, 20

Flatt, 20

Ford, 8

Forrest, 21

Forsyth, 10

Foshe, 11

Franks, 11

Freeman, 1, 8

Frost, 9

Froy, 8  [or Loy]

Frye, 1, 25; Fyry, 13

Fulton, 10

Gallaway, 20

Gardiner, 10

Garner, 9

Gedings, 2

Geluo, 2

Geron, 19

Gibbons, 9

Gibson, 2

Gipson, 8

Glass, 23

Glover, 8, 10

Golasspee, 20

Gordon, 2

Graham, 2

Gray, 1, 5, 15

Green, Greene, 9, 11

Greenhaw, Greenhaws, 9

Greenway, 11

Greenwood, 19

Greer, 8

Griffith, 7

Grigsby, 11

Grissell, 5

Grisson, 9

 Guest, 4

Hadron, 25

Haines, 2

Halcon, 3, 4

Hall, 10, 11, 22, 24

Hall & Smith, 1

Hamelton, Hamilton, 4, 7

Haney, 7, 10

Hargrave, 3

Harks, 8

Harlan, 7

Harper, 8

Harris, 17, 18

Harrison, 21

Hartgrave, 3

Hatch, 7, 10

Hatfield, 2

Hatton, 8

Hawkins, 9

Hays, 2, 7, 9, 10, 17

Heath, 5

Helms, 20

Hemphill, 7, 10

Henderson, 1

Henry, 9

Henshaw, 24

Hickenbottom, 14

Hicklen, 9

Hickman, 22

Hicks, 13, 15

Hildebrand, 11, 12

Hill, 5

Hines, 1

Hinshaw, 13

Hobbs, 2

Hodge, 8

Hoffner, 1

Hogan, 7, 10

Hoge, 8

Hogg, 9

Holingsworth, Hollingsworth, 4, 17

Holland, 1, 5

Homes, 12

Hood, 8

Hooker, 3

Hopkins, 14

Hopper, 3

Hornbeck, 9

Hotchkiss, 1

House, 4

Houston, 7, 10

Howard, 8

Howell, 23

Hudson, 10

Huggins, Hugens, 17, 25

Hughs, 15

Huitt, 4

Humble, 21

Humphreys, Humphries, 9, 15

Hunter, 21

Hutchinson, 24

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Innman, 15

Isham, 8

 

Jacket, 11

Jacks, 4

Jackson, 9, 14

James, 1

Jeffers, 23

Jeffrey, 11

Jenkins, 8

Johnson, 1, 7, 9, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25

Jolly, 7

Jones, 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 18, 19, 20

 

Kasey, 15

Keeler, 8, 10

Keelly, 7

Keetley, 10

Kell, 14

Keller, 10

Kellough, 12

Kelly, 25

Kennedy, 10

Kennerly, 16

Kerne, 9

Kerr, 9

Keys, 4, 6

Kile, 8

King, 14

Kirkland, 2

Knight, 10

Kuney, 1

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Lackey, 7, 9, 10

Land, 1

Langdale, 16

Larare, 2

Lavender, 18

Lawrence, 4, 5

Lay, 3

Lean, 3

Lecroy, 3

Lee, 1, 20

Leggit 12

Leonard, 1

Lewis, 17, 20, 24

Lindsey, 5

Lin, Linn, 1, 8

Little, 3, 4, 5

Livingston, 7

Logane/Loguae, 7, 10

Long, 10

Longley, 23

Lostater, 18

Lovell, 11

Lovely, 11, 12

Low, 1, 18

Lowrey, 7

Lowstetter, 21

Loy, 8  [or Froy]

Luna, 19

Lusen, 1

Lyday, Lyndey, 1

Lymmes, 13, 16, 25

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Magee, 5

Mahan, 3

Malone, 22

Manasco, 8

Manning, 5

Maple, 8

Marlin, 17

Martin, 13, 23

Massey, 9

Maxey, 17

Maxwell, 2, 25

May, 13

Mayhew, 8

McCaniel, 7

McCarey, 8

McCartney, 7

McCarty, 11

McClure, 11

McClusky, 25

McCormich, 13

McCracken, 3

McDaniel, 11

McDonald, 7, 18, 20, 21, 23

McGhey, 18

McGee, 8, 10

McGill, 18

McGowen, 17

McGrew, 7

McIntire, 13

McIntosh, 10

McKee, 16

McKinney, 4, 5, 8

McMahon, 9

McNair, 20

McNary, 5

McPherson, 8, 10

McWilliams, 7, 10

Meigs, 1, 7, 10, 11, 14, 18

Miller, 1, 2, 9, 10, 20, 22, 23

Mills, 13

Milstead, 7, 10

Minyard, 3

Mitchel, Mitchell, 1, 9, 15

Montgomery, 1, 4, 5

Moore, 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 25

Morgan, 4, 8, 12

Morissette, 18

Mosely, 2

Moss, 9, 22

Mullens, 5, 9

Murphey, 9

Murrel, 8

Murry, 21

Myers, 5, 9

Nancy, 10

Nations, 5, 23

Nell, 18

Newel, 17

Newton, 4

Nichol/Nichols, 2, 10

Nidiever, 12

Niel, 7, 8

Norman, 9

Norris, 8

Norwod, 25

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Obrian, 19

Odell, 1

Olive, 12

Oliver, 4

Ore, 13, 17, 21

Obson, 8

Ottwell, 5

Over__se, 21

O'Donnel, 8

O'Niel, 7

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Park, 7

Parker, 4, 14

Parmely, 17

Parrot, 22, 24

Parton, 8

Pasley, 13

Pathkiller, 10

Patterson, 18

Patton, 2

Payne, 8

Peak, 4

Pearce, 1

Peeler, 7, 10

Pemberson, 2

Penn, 10

Perkins, 8

Permely, 2

Perrit, 8

Petty, 13

Pevyhouse, 2

Phebus, 4

Phillips, 13

Piatt, 9

Pierce, 22

Pitchford, 22

Post, 9

Potter, 7, 10

Prigmore, 8

Pruitt, 9

 Radish, 8

 Ragsdale, 11

Ramsey, 16

Rare, 8

Raredon, 8

Ray, 7, 10

Reams, 20

Reed, 1, 5, 22, 23

Reid, 3, 12

Reynolds, 8, 19

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Rice, 2

Richey, 17

Ridge, 12

Riggin, 1

Riggs, 8

Riley, Rily, 1, 5, 6, 11, 13, 25

Roach, 16

Robb, 24

Robbinson, 7, 20

Roberts, 11, 25

Robertson, 8

Robinson, 5, 9

Roe, 19

Rogers, 2, 7, 9, 24

Roland, 8

Ros, 7, 13

Ryan, 1

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Sauls, 9

Scaggs, 8

Scarborough, 4

Scott, 24

Sealton, 9

Sears, 2

Selman, 22

Shawn, 3

Sheets, 10

Shelton, 4, 7

Shepherd, 5

Shiling, 22

Shipley, 15

Shoeboots, 2

Shorey, 7,

Shuffield, 4

Shumwell, 23

Simeton, 8, 9

Simmons, 19

Sims, 8, 19, 24

Sisson, 8

Sloane, 17

Smethers, 3

Smith, 1, 2, 4, 5, 12, 16, 17

Snow, 4, 23

Sorrel, 23

Southridge, 3

Sparks, 13

Speers, 12

Spencer, 4

Spinstones, 18

Starling, 2

Stephens, 19

Stevenson, 2

Steward, 7

Stewart, 8, 25

Stinson, 7

Stocton, 9

Strickland, 5

Stuld, 7

Stull, 10

Swan, 24

Sweat, 8

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Tailer (see Taylor), 11

Talley, 11

Tansey, 4, 5

Task, 14

Taylor (see Tailer), 3, 7, 10, 11, 12

Terrepin, 7

Tharp, 3, 17

Thomas 7, 10, 18

Thompson, 15, 22

Thomton, 20

Thornton, 4, 13, 22

Thrash, 9

Thrasher, 11

Tinley, 10

Tipton, 17

Todd, 2

Tolliver, 9

Tolontuskee, 22

Toncry, 19

Trimble, 9

Trumbel, Trumble, 1

Tubbs, 14

Turley, 17

Tuskingo, 2

Two Killer, 21

 

Vann, 13, 16, 19, 23

Varnet, 23

Veache, 2

 

Wade, Waide, 1

Wafer, 4

Wainwright, 9

Waldran, 20

Waldridge, 15

Walker, 4, 7, 12, 13, 17

Wallace, 2, 12

Wark, 17

Warner, 1

Warren, 4, 5

Waters, 8

Watts, 4, 7

Wear, 1, 11

Weatherspoon, 3

Webb, 8, 18

Weir, 7, 10

Weiss, 1

Wellborn, 15

Wells, 3

Wheeler, 7, 10

White, 2, 7, 11, 15

Whitehead, 23

Whitemankiller, 1

Whitesides, 19

Wilbarn, 9

Wiley, 24

Wilkinson, 20

Willcox, 13

Williams, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 17

Willion, 9

Willson, 9, 13, 17

Willy, 8

Wilson, 4, 6

Winterbower, 8

Witt, 1

Wofford, 3, 5

Woman Holder, 21

Wodd, 16, 23, 24

Woodcock, 7

Wood/Woods, 3, 10, 11

Woodward,13, 16

Woolsey, 17

Wright, 3, 14

Wyly/Wyley, 7, 11

 

York, 5

Young, 5, 9, 23

 

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The following are abstracts of records of genealogical interest taken from the records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee in the years 1801-1816. These are from the microfilm copy, and the pages are not numbered. They are arranged in roughly chronological order.

Page 1

Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Records. National Archives Microcopy M-208

 

Roll 1, 1801-1802

2 Feb 1802 (out of order) deposition of John Dickson regarding a horse belonging to William Dennes. [this one is out of order after Feb 9]

 

15 Feb 1802 deposition of John Dickson about a horse belonging to Henry Hunter.

 

Letter from Thomas Caudry complaining of a Squire Bone who with a group of Creeks fired upon some Cherkees and stole their guns and skins. He further states that 7 or 8 families have settled over the line and asks Meigs to come see him.[after Mar 13 1801]

 

Deposition of John Sims, Jane Richmond and John Richmond about an incident involving Richmond shooting an Indian. Attested by H. McKinney, J.P. 11 May 1802.

 

[The following is a list of receipts from persons working on drawing the line between North Carolina and the Cherokees, or who supplied materials. The list is found recorded on July 25, 1802]

 

Whitemankiller, Samuel Riley, William Pearce, William Elder, a Cherokee Chief, Elijah Ryan, John Jones, Henry Car, Abner Hines, Thomas Waide, William Warner, John Dunlap, John Lee, John Bradley, Joseph Frye, William Burgis, Samuel Eskridge (articles including 46 chickens, 2 hogs, 1 beef, 2 deer, 6 bushels sweet potatoes,, bread, etc.), Joseph Henderson (frying pans and spoons), Armstrong Ellis (buckets, tea ketttle, pan, coffee pots), George Witt (554 pounds flour), John Leonard (coffee and sugar), Abner Hines (Oats), Frederick Hoffner (pack saddles), Aquila Low (500 pounds bacon), Hugh Beatty (bearskins), Joseph R. Henderson (pewter, leather, cups, saucers & bells),Samuel Weiss (salt), Samuel Eskridge (money paid John Moore as guide to surveying party), Jered Hotchkiss (forrage & provisions), Samuel Eskridge (money paid Thomas Holland for whiskey, meal 6 breakfsts, horsekeeping), William Davidson (Honey), Nancy Lin (2 chickens), Whitemankiller, Samuel Eskridge (money paid William Brumley as guide), Samuel Wear (whiskey, Coffee), Abraham Lydey (provisions & forrage), Henry Beard (butter), Samuel Were (provisions), William Brown (forrage), Nathan Devers (salt & ferrage), Edward J. Johnson (ferrage & provisions), Hall & Smith (forks, coffee, sugar, knives, bread), Clark Crozier (Barr Iron), Townley Deakins (beef, flour, whiskey), Joseph Henderson (brandy), David Miller (provissions), John Trumbel (forrage), Thomas A. Smith (bearskins), Thomas N. Clark (bearskins, blankets), James Riggin (bacon), William Bramley (dutchovens & forrage), Person Davis (provisions), William Davis (provisions), Susannah Trumble (forage), Alexander Montgomery (forrage), Jared Hotchkiss (provisions), George Ewing (provisions), Archibald Cowan (provisions), William Gray (provisions & forrage), William Davis (provisions) Sam Kuney, Lusen, an Indian Chief, Isaac Land (flour), Bigbare, Benjamin Odell (butter), John Reed (brandy), Jonathan Lyday (corn), Nancy Davis (provision & forrage), Ezekial Johnson (iron), John James (horse shoes), Andrew Mitchell (brandy), Thomas Freeman

 

[There was also a receipt for 20 gallons of Whiskey at $1.00 per gallon purchased by Return J. Meigs from Thomas Wade.]

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Roll 2, 1803-1804

The said Cherokee man named Tuskingo or Shoeboots being brought before the Agent with the said Clarinda & their three children & questions being first put to the woman etc.

 

Mr. Samuel Graham & Mr. David Rice having come into the Cherokee Agency to endeavor to obtain the liberation of a woman named Clarinda Ellington now the wife of a Cherokee man, she having been when a small child taken as a prisoner by the Shawnees. This Cherokee man named Tuskingo or Shoeboots being brought before the Agent with the said Clarinda & their three children & questions being first put to the woman. Do you wish to return to your friends in Kentucky? Answered Yes, If I can carry my Children. And the following question being put to the Cherokee man. Are you willing to let Clarinda Ellington the woman you call your wife go with her Children to see her friends in Kentucky? Answered No, If my children are taken away I shall look on it the same as if they were dead. And the said Clarinda therefore declines going to see her friends as she cannot leave her children. The said Tuskingo says that he saved her life at the time she was taken, & therefore thinks he has a right to keep her as his wife. It appears that Tuskingo is a man of very considerable property. October 19th 1803. SouthWest Point. Return J. Meigs.

 

Circular:

Letter to Intruders on Indian Lands on the West Side of Cumberland Mountain 15 February 1804.

Jacob Gibson, Richard Pemberton, George Pemberton, Andrew Smith, John Rogers, Thomas Patton, _____ Kirkland, _____ Carrol, John Crouch, Daniel Pevyhouse, George Hatfield, Menard Basham, John Bruton, John Permely, N. Hatfield, _____ Starling, Jeremiah Hatfield, John English, John Stevenson, John Maxwell, David Maxwell, Nicholas Dougherty, John Larare, ___ Hays, James Atkins, Richard Haines, James Hobbs, John Dye, _____ Ennis, John Sears, _____ Geluo (?), Jacob Burton, White Cotton, John Todd, James Todd, John Dougherty, Joseph Dougherty, Arch: Angle, Cox's two families, Cummins two families, __ Brinlee, ____ Bryant, ____ Wallace, _____ Canterbury, ____Cheshire, _____ Veaches two families, & others whose names are not here enumerated. It is know[n] from good information that you have in violation of the Laws of your Country made settlements on the Cherokee Lands in several places on the west side of Cumberland Mountain viz. On Little South Fork, Clear Fork, Mouth of Buffaloe, Poplar Creek, Tattersons Creek, Elk Fork /so called/ and on the Cumberland River all on the Cherokee lands within the known boundary line.

Your names have all been reported & I am authorized & directed by the Secretary of the War Department of the United States to call on you in the most pomted(?) manner & I do hereby call on you to remove yourselves & families & stocks of cattle & your other property off from the Indian Lands without Delay. Otherwise, you will involve yourselves in all the disagreeable consequences which follow by being removed by military force which will assuredly be sent for that purpose - If you neglect to avail yourselves of this opportunity to remove yourselves.

 

 

Garrison South West Point

15 February 1804

Return J. Meigs Agent of War

To: settlers on Indian Lands along Yellow Creek, Wm. White, John Brown, Wm. Robbinson, Moses & Jno Gordon, Edward Gedings, Danile Miller, Joseph Baker, Samuel Mosely, Thompson Nichols all on the Cumberland Trace

 

[In this letter Meigs tells them that some allowance will be made them on the improvements they made as the line was in question at the time they settled.] Feb 15, 1804 South West Point. R. J. Meigs.

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[In January of 1804 a white man James Wood killed an Indian child and wounded his father near Pigeon in Buncombe County North Carolina. The Secretary of War instructed RJM to travel to that place to look into the matter and to offer a reward of $500 for the apprehension of Wood. after Feb 23, 1804]

 

From Andrew Bryson

Rec'd 25 Aug 1804

Sir I take the liberty of informing you that James Wood that is blaimed for wounding the yalow Bere and ciling his childe have been taken in South Carolina and been commited to Burk jail and his friends of the name of Welshes his bail him out and he is in the settlement that the murder was don in and the Welshes have tolde thier friends that lives on the frontteres if wood is changed or that for them to move in for the are under oath to kill sum of the Cherikkees sir the people is at a lose to now what to do in the meter if he is to be tried at the bond or ware. Sende riten ansers to William Cathes on Richland Creek this is the voise of the well wishers in generl to the Laws of our cuntry July the 25 day 1804 Andrew Bryson to Mr. J. Meggs at South West Point.

 

To Secretary of War:

So West Point

6 Oct 1804

Sir On the 22 ulto I wrote announcing to you the death of John W. Hooker the Factor at the Public Store at Tellico. At the same time I took the liberty to recommend Mr. Nicholas Byers as a proper person to take charge of the Factory. Since I wrote have heard that Charles Wright (&) William Tharp have applied thro their friends for the place. Permit me to observe that it will be of importance to the United States that the person who holds that place be attached to the present administration. Mr. Byers is decidedly so, the others are not. Tis painful to see applications for offices under the administration who have uniformly spoken ill of the Exchange ever since the Adams system has been exploded. . . R. J. Meigs.

 

[This list is at end of the roll 2.]

A list of settlers on the Indian lands on the Frontier of Georgia 1804

Names of the settlers left out side the line, the day it was said to be finished, which was the 1st February 1798

1. William Wofford

1. William Wofford *

2. Lucas LeCroy

2. Benjamin Wofford *

3. Benjamin Wofford

3. Nathaniel Wofford *

4. Thomas Barnard

4. James McCracken *

5. Moses Halcom

5. Richard Burkaes *

6. William Bright

6. William Weatherspoons*

7. Nathaniel Wofford

7. Robert Brown

8. George Hopper

8. William Brown +

9. Thomas Hopper

9. William Alred

10. Richard Lay

10. Robert Little

11. William Weatherspoons

11. William Hartgrave

12. Amy Bowling

12. Hugh Hartgrave +

13. Samuel Reid

13. Samuel Bright

14. Charles Wells

14. Jesse Austin *

15. Richard Burkas

15. Lucas LeCroy *

16. Equila McCracken

16. William LeCroy +

17. James McCracken

17. Robert Mahan +

18. John Collins

18. Jesse Dean

19. Jesse Austin

19. William Taylor

20. Augustine Brown

20. Garland Lean

21. John Shawn

21. Charles Crawford

22. Garnet Smethers

22. Moses Halcom*

23. David Clarke

24. Mathew Alexander

In my settlement there were 22

25. Jacob Southridge

living the day the line was finished;

26. John Bland+

settlers the day that the orders for

27. George Hopper*

removal &c. there was but 28;

28. William Taylor

which makes but 6 of an increase.                    

Circumstances in the interim. All

those marked thus * in the second

column are the old settlers. All

those marked + are small families

increased by intermarriages with

the old setlers children; and conse

quently have but small families,

which are five in number

 

 

Charles Wells went early last winter to seek a place in the western country - - a few days ago he returned & will soon go off. Robert Little and William Hartgrave has made but one crop, and had been preparing to remove to Cumberland 6 weeks before orders-- One of the William Taylor's lives in side the line - tends a little ground out -- Much more might be said on the concern.

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Page 4

Old Settlers in Nathan Smith's settlement, before the line was run.

1. Nathan Smith

7. John Parker

2. James Minyard

8. Thomas Warren

3. Michael Oliver

9. Joseph Halcom

4. Stephen Smith

10. Charles Warren

5. Nicholas Smith

11. William Thornton

6. Owen Carpenter

12. Johnson McKinney

 

13. Lewis Dickinson

There appears to be in the interim as aforesaid an increase of seventeen families. But the circumstances relative to those settler would be as proportionable as that of my settlement.

 

Settlers old & new

1. Nathan Smith

16. John Warren

2. Isham Smith

17. James Hamilton

3. John Smith

18. Owen Carpenter

4. Adam Shuffield

19. Jame Minyard

5. James Keys

20 Nimrod House

6. Joseph Shelton

21. James Alred

7. Samuel Spencer

22. Thomas Bullen

8. William Spencer

23 William Newton

9. Richard Jacks

24. ______ [blank] Snow

10, John Huitt

25. Assa Walker

11. Jacob Holingsworth

26. Morgan Guest

12. Moses Alred

27. William Smith

13. James Brown

28. Averett Smith

14. Temple Carpenter

29. George Morgan

15. Thomas Warren

30. Reuben Warren

 

Captain John Little old settlers New Settlers

 

 

1. John Little

1. Garrot Watts

2. William Little

2. Jesse Scarborough

3. Samuel Little

3. Lewis Phebus

4. James Huitt

4. Jesse Dodd

5. Solomon Huitt

6. Peter Bauguss

___________  

7. Lewis Williams

all removed

8. Mastin Williams

 

9. Gideon Canterburry

 

10. Stephen Williams

There remains an increase of five settlers in the interim as aforesaid -- that now exists.

Circumstances I cannot well relate

____________________________________

Joshua Dunagan's old settlers Old and new settlers

1. Joshua Dunagan

1. Joseph Dunagan

2. Joseph Dunagan

2. Ezekiel Dunagan

3. James Cuningham

3. Isaiah Dunagan

4. William Lawrence

4. Thomas Wafer

5. Robert Montgomery

5. Joseph Wilson

6. William Tansey

6. Joshua Dunagan

 

7. John Peak

 

8. Solomon Peak

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Circumstances Joshua Dunagan deceased, Cuningham, Lawrence, Montgomery and Tansey, all removed long before the orders for removal &c. Solomon Peak lives inside the line, but tends some land without. Ezekial Dunagan and Isaiah Dunagan were both married since the line was run. So that upon a full inquiry and generous alowances made Joseph Dunagan's settlement is not so strong nor more in number the day the line was run.

 

Old settlers were

22 in Wofford's settlement

now 28

Old Do Wm. Smith's

13

now 30

Old Do John Little's

5

now 10

Old Do Dunngan's

6

now 16

 

46

74

 

20

-46

old and new

66 increase

28

in my neighborhood denominated Wofford's settlement say 66                                                                         

If proper alowances were made there would not be above 20 [increase]                                                          

All new settlers and intirely out of the limits of my neighborhood, and south of the North and main fork of the Oconee river.

1. Ottwell

19. Nations

2. Carrol

20. Reed

3. Williams

21. York

4. McKinney

22. York

5. Grissell

23. York

6. Rooks

24. Gray

7. Hill  

25. Heath

8. Brogdon

26. Shepherd

9. Castleberry

27. Cavender

10. Warren

28. Myers

11. Strickland

30. Manning

12. Armstrong

31. Robinson

13. Bevin

32. Lindsey

14. Magee

33. Cornwell

15. Holland

34. Mullens

16. Dunman

35. Mullens

17. Nations

37. Young

18. Nations

 

 

Roll 3, 1805-1807

 

A Register of Persons Baptized by the Rev. Evan Jones in the Cherokee Nation on the 22nd of April 1805

Mr. Arthur Coody's, Cherokee Nation April 22, 1805

The twenty ninth year of the Independance of America Thomas Davies was baptized the 22 day of April in the year 1805 by me witness my hand the day and date above Evan. C. Jones, A.M.

Ann the wife of John McNary was baptized by me this 22d day of April 1805. Evan C. Jones A. M. & M.V. D.

Margaret the daughter of John McNary got by Ann his wife was baptized by me the day & date above Evan C. Jones A. M.

Mary the Daughter of Samuel Rily was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones, A. M.

Richard the son of Samuel Rily was baptized by me the day & date above Evan C. Jones. A. M.

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Eleanor the daughter of Samuel Rily was baptized by me the day and date above. Evan C. Jones. A. M.

Elizabeth the daughter of Samuel Rily was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones A. M.

Cathrine the daughter of Samuel Rily was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones A. M.

Sarah the daughter of Samuel Rily was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones A. M.

Luce the daughter of Samuel Rily was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones. A. M.

James son of Sam. Rily was baptized by me the day & date bove E. C. Jones

Lunithe son of Saml Rily was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Nelson son of Saml Rily was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Louiza Daughter of Saml Rily was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Rachel the daughter of Arthur Coody was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Charles the son of Arthur Coody the day and date above was baptized by me Evan. C. Jones

Ann the daughter of Arthur Coody was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Archibald son of Arthur Coody was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Eliziah daughter of Arthur Coody was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Maria daughter of Arthur Coody was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Mary the daughter of Samuel Keys was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones

Elizabeth the daughter of Saml Keys was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

William the son of Sam Keys was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones

Ester the daughter of Saml Keys was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Ann the daughter of Saml Keys was baptized by me the day and date above Evan. C. Jones

Marten son of M____ Dieson was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Elizabeth the daughter of Dieson was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Ann the daughter of Dieson was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

George the son of Wilson was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

Fane the daughter of Wilson was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones

William the son of Wilson was baptized by me the day and date above E. C. Jones.

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Cherokee Nation April 28th 1805

Cyrus the son of Samuel Park by Mary his wife was baptized the day and date above by me Evan C. Jones A.M.

Mary W. Park was baptized by me the day and date above Evan. C. Jones

Peggy Warr Park was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones

Ann Gibson Park was baptized by me the day and date above Evan C. Jones

 

Roll 4, 1808-1809

 

Benjamin Blackburn, Saml Blackburn, John P. Houston, Isaac White, & Robert Houston have permission to go down the Albama River to the T___an settlement and it is hoped they will be treated with kindness by the Cherokees or citizens of the U. States. Timothy Meigs clerk for Return J. Meigs. 11 March 1809

 

[William Shorey's will - April 1809 names daughters Alcy & Lyda Shorey, Betsey (Lowrey's wife), sister Anne McDonald and heirs of Anne McDonald: John Ross and William Coodey. Will witnessed by John McDonald and Dan. Ross.]

A list of white settlers below the line in Sequchee Valley on Indian Land 22 April 1809

[* indicates permit]

* Reuben Rogers

Cropper for Settler Terrapin

* Harris K. Wylly

Cropper for Jno Rogers Senr

* James Haney

hired by Jno Rogers

* Jeremiah Rogers Senr

Hirelings for Tarrepin

* Jno Hamilton

Cropper for 8 Killer

* Jacob Hamelton

Hireling for ditto

* Jeremiah Alexander

Cropper for Salaisger(?) Junr

* Wm. Burke

Do for Jno Watts

* John Carrson

Do for Jno Jolley

* John Livingston

Do for Charles Rogers

* Wm. Farmer

Do for Richard Benge

* Andrew Farmer hireling

for Do

* Adam Stinson

Cropper for James Rogers

* Wm. Steward

Do for Ezekiel Harlan

* Thomas Johnson

Do. Tolantuskee

* Robert O Niel hierling for

Do

                                               

No Permits: Andrew McWilliams, Joel Wheeler, Robert Walker, Hercules Jones, Davis Griffith, Hines Griffith, Thomas Woodcock, Robert McGrew, James Hogan, Mr. Bassam, Mr. Bassam, Mr. Bell, Thurmon Shelton, James Robbinson, Mr. Ellis, Randal McCaniel

 

[on bottom of letter about murder of Fields Davis on Sequichee Creek dated 26 April 1809]

James Williams on Hurricaine Fork Flint Creek his wife is lying in - indulgence asked & granted. McCartney has a field of wheat well fenced, 7 ars.

 

Names of tenants on Doublehead's reserve May 25, 1809, Original lesees 20, under those 18, [total] 38

A list of the tenants under Doublehead's claim [O.S - Old Settler]

O.S. 1 Clark & Hall                                          

O.S. 2. Doctor Potter                                        

3. Mr. Birdwell                                                  

O.S. 4. Samuel Anderson                                  

O.S. 5. Adam Lackey                           

O.S. 6. William Burney                                      

O.S. 7. Doctor McPherson                                

O.S. 8. John Hays                                             

9. Moses Jones                                                 

O.S. 10 Cullin Earp                                           

O.S. 11. Gabriel Butler                                      

O.S. 12 John Butler                               

O.S. 13 Zelious Milstead                                 

O.S. 14. James Milstead                                    

15. Benjamin Ray                                  

16. William Weir                                   

O.S. 17. Hudson Alford                                    

O.S. 18. Julius Alford                            

O.S. 19. Finey Thomas

O.S. 20 James Cummings

O.S. 21 Thomas Butler

22. Mr. Keelly

23. Mr. Hatch

24. Richard Butler

25. Mr. Longane

26. Mr. Hemphill

27. Thomas Stuld (?)

28. Frederick Peeler O.S.

29. David Keeler

30. John Keeler

31. Mr. Keeler

32. Mr. Keeler

33. Benjamin Moore

34. James Taylor

35. A man name not know

36. Josiah Glover

37. Harmon Hays, O.S.                                   

38. Thomas Hays, O.S.

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Intruders In Sims's Settlement May 27th 1809  [Located in what is now Limestone County, Alabama]

Wm. Sims         

Asa McGee       

Mr. Scagg

James Sims        

Mr. Howard      

Wm. Kile

Benjamin Murrel          

Mr. Isham         

Mr. Rare

Thomas Doherty          

Mr. Bolen          

Mr. Dav. Norris

Larkin Every      

James Robertson         

Lovel Coffin

James Willy       

Mr. Lewis Ball  

Jno Linn

George Winterbower   

Joseph Bronson           

Edwd Davis

Widow Keriah Sims    

Mr. Robertson  

Jno Eppler

" Eliza Sims        

Obadiah Driscal           

Roland McKinney

"Polly Prigmore            

Mr. Bradley Senr         

Widw Roland

"Lukey Kile       

Mr. Bradley Junr         

Wm. Cager (?)

Thomas Radish

Mr. Scaggs        

James Ford

Wm. Radish      

Mr. Cale           

Mr. Waters

Widow Sally Williams

Wm. Erwood    

Mr. Perkins

James Hood

Mr. Rare           

Wm. Ellis

Wm. Hood Senr

Mr. Allen           

Widw Raredon (?)

Wm. Hood Junr

David Greer      

Mr. Sisson(?)

Thomas Copeland

Robert Stewart            

James Reynolds

Edmond Fears

Jno Hoge           

Amos Moore

Caleb Sweat

Benj. Osbon                

Jno Mayhew

Joseph Maple    

Wm. Adams      

Thomas Jenkins

George Brown Senr

Wido Mrs. Hatton       

Henry Morgan

George Brown Junr

Saml Harks       

Geo. Harper

Abraham Brower

Jonathan Corkan           

Mr. Parton

Simon Loy(?) [or Froy]

Larkin Webb     

Mr. Freeman

Thomas Dodd

Charles Williams            

Jno Manasco

Charles Williams

James Niel         

James Radish

James Hodge     

Rolla Dotson     

Jno Payne

Isaac Perrit        

Wm. Payne       

Jno Reynolds

Cavin Willy        

Michael O'Donnel          

Reuben Riggs

James McCarey

Isaac Gipson     

Andrew Coffin

 

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May 29th 1809 Intruders Limestone Settlement

Mr. John Craig            

Mr. Hawkins

Mr. Devan       

Mr. Hicklen

Mr. Greenehaws          

Jno Black

Mr. Moss                    

Mr. Conner

Mr. Williams    

Mr. Hogg

Mr. Young      

Wm. Black

Mr. Johnson    

Mr. Cook (wife lying in)

Mr. Rogers      

Alex Moore

Mr. Lackey                 

Mr. Garner

Mr. Wilbarn    

Mr. Blair

Jno Humphreys            

Mr. Piatt

Mr. Gibbons      

Mr. Carnehan

Mr. Bullmon    

Mr. Trimble

Mr. Mitchel     

Archibald Trimble

Jos Burleson                

Mr. Jonakin

James Burleson                        

Mr. Combs (wife lying in)

Jno Burleson                

Mr. Robinson

Mr. Thrash (?)

Mr. Murphey

Mr. Smith                    

Mr. Bell

Mr. Cooper                 

Mr. Cummins

Mr. Hornbeck            

Mr. Greenhaw Junr.

Mr. Grisson                 

Thomas Colbum

[on] Indian Creek

Wm. Mullen    

Jno Wainwright

Saml Pruitt       

Mr. McMahon

Joseph Evans   

Mathew Smith

John Sauls       

Mr. Massey

Mr. Myers       

Mr. Cavet.

Wm. Greene

I. Ball

Henry Miller (wife lying in)

Andrew Jackson Do

John Kerne (Child cannot be moved bedriden)

 

Beverdam fork of Limestone

Presley Norman

Mr. Crosslin

Mr. Beard

Mr. Cotton

Mr. Hays

Mr Henny

 

 

Indian Creek

E. Frost

Mr. Post

Jno Willion

Mr. Feagle

James Willson

John Sealton

Mr. Arbough

Jno Tolliver

Mr. Bever

Widw Anne Green

Mr. Barnet

Mr. Cowan

Mr. Stocton

 

 

[end of Limestone settlement]

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Description of Mount Pleasant the seat of Doctor D. B. Potter at the confluence of Tennessee and the Elk rivers May 10th 1809 by J. M. Carrell. . . [This is a poem]

Will of Arthur Coody [names wife Milcah & family "of young children"] 30 November 1809

Roll 5, 1810-1812

This day came before me one of the Justices of the Peace for the county of Blount Samuel Blackburn & Robt Houston and made oath that they had no design of going down the Coossee River with boats when they first made their purchase of whiskey from the merchants of Maryville but intended to carry it down the Mississippi. That in consequence of the information from Enochqushy & the Ridge on their return from Congress and the contract made in favor of James McIntosh they changed their destination to the route of the Coossee. That they had no design of trade with any nation of Indians nor could they have done it consistant with their contract as the whole had been consigned to James McIntosh. That though they had often been applied to by the Indians in no case had they made a single sale that they saw the property in the Pathkiller barge and were present when a company of Creek forcibly took it out of the barge they heard McIntosh make the demand for it of the Creeks telling them it was his property and they must pay for it. Sworn to & subscribed before me this 24th day of Jany 1810 John Waugh Justice of the Peace. {signed} Samuel Blackburn, Robt Houston.

 

State of Tennessee Blount County

This day came before me John Gardiner one of the acting Justices of the Peace for Sd County John Montgomery & John Nichol and being solemly sworn deposeth & saith that in the Month of Jany or Feby 1809 came Robt Houston & made a contract with us for a quantity of Whiskey saying it was for the benefit of Saml Blackborne & himself the sd Robert Houston for which he proposed to give as security his father & the Revd Gideon Blackborne and for which we made hole their notes. We understood the whiskey was to decend the Coosea River to the Mobille settlement. The deponants further say that they at the same time delevd to them a quantity of powder & lead. John Nichol, J. Montgomery . . . 23 Dec 1809

 

To Secretary of War

Highwassee Garrison

9 March 1810

[Several families have intruded again on Indian lands. Some have been said to be determined to hold their ground.] . . . A small detachment will march on Monday next to remove them. I shall go with the detachment & expect to effect the removal without difficulty. . . . Return J. Meigs.

 

State of Tennessee, Rhea County. Personally appeared before me Azuriah David one of the Justices forsd county. Aaron Long who being duly sworn deposeth to wit that on Wednesday morning in Blodze (?) County hiz mare ran away from him. The __ mare he hath found in the possion of Timothy Meigs and that mare is hiz own rightly property & sworn to before me and subscribed the 24 March 1810 Aaron Long. A.David J. P. [A note on this indicated it was a stray proved to belong to Mr. Long.]

 

 

[the following was attached to a letter sent to Secretary of War Eustis from Highwassee Garrison 15 October 1810 by Return J. Meigs]

A list of Tenants under Doubleheads claim at Muscle Shoals as stated to me 25th May 1809

Names of Lessee's under Doublehead

1. Clark & Hall

11. Telious Milstead

2. Doctor Daniel Potter

12. James Milstead

3. James Anderson

13. Hudson Alford

4. Adam Lackey

14. Julius Alford

5. William Burney

15. Finley Thomas

6. Doctor McPherson

16. James Cummins

7. John Hays

17. Thomas Butler

8. Cullen Earp

18. Frederick Peeler

9. Gabriel Butler

19. Harman Hays

10. John Butler

20. Thomas Hays

 

 

Names of Lessees under the first Lessees

1. Mr. Birdwell

10. Thomas Stull

2. Moses Jones

11. David Keeler

3. Benjamin Ray

12. Mr. Keeler

4. William Weir

13. Mr. Keeler

5. Mr. Keetley

14. John Keeler

6. Mr. Hatch

15. Benjamin Woods

7. Richard Butler

16. James Taylor

8. Mr. Longuae

17. Josiah Glover

9. Mr. Hemphill

18. A man name unknown by the person who furnished the list.

             

A number of these people have expended their all in building & making improvements on the land. Return J. Meigs.

June 11, 1812

Willstown

Sir: We have this day apprehended Jno Crosland who was accused of robing William Crockett & have sent him up to you . . . Path Killer (& others)

 

From John Cormicks

Augusta Georgia

2 July 1812

Sir: [This is a letter about a claim Cormicks has filed for a debt against the War department. He also discusses some the war with England and an uprising of the Creeks] . . . On the 4th inst we are to have an oration delivered by Mr. Forsyth a young gentleman of most handsome address and talents. Have no doubt it will be well suited to the crisis (war) and give general satisfaction. This gentleman is I believe married to a niece of yours. He is a candidate for the House of Representatives in next Congress and I am certain will be one of the elected . . . John Cormicks

 

July 10, 1812 [a series of letters and documents about an Indian named Nancy

who was taken as a child and sold as a slave. She was sold in 1778 by Wm. Kennedy of Abingdon Virginia to a man named Fulton.]

 

Roll 6, 1813-1815

Tellico Blockhouse

February the 9th 1813

Dr Sr on the first of February I was with Governor Blount at Knoxville & dined with him & his lady & the Miss Blounts at Mr. Millers . . . at my return from Knox I stopt at Mrs. Moores to give her some information about her daughters. Miss Eliza stays with Mrs. Keller. She has none at home but her youngest daughter. She got me some good coffee. She asked me some questions about you, how you were and when I saw you last and when I would see you. I told her I expected to see you shortly then the daughter entered the room and she dessisted and drew on another subject her corn is out yet, not gathered but only the young leadie came in I would go further on the subject as she opened the cause herself. I am to go there shortly with some pipe items and I will talk more on the subject. I was at Mr. Ellits lately Mrs. Ayllet seemed to regret you did not call when you were at Marysville. She wished you to stay a night as her acquaintance with you was but small its her wish that an aliance could be urged between you and her sister Moore. Mr. Aylett & Mrs. Aylett is warm friends of yours Id ashure you. I spoke favorably and she agreed with me. I will dres your hat and take it to you and let Timothy sel it in the store as it is tow small for you It would fit a woman and make you another. The weather was unfavorable I could not do anything or leafe home but as the governor came to Knox I was determined to see him. Please write to me by the bearer of this as you know I would be glad to hear from you. I want to hear if there is any throops at highwassee and if the throope is gon from Fort Hampten. If you could spare a few of the leatest papers Id be glad to see them. I am entirely out of wafers there is none I am told in Maryville. If you could send me a few Id be glad. I hard there was a fus between the whites and Indians down the river its told different ways. I suppose I never herd the truth of it. There will be fuses unless there is regular throops kept there to keep order on boath sides. I have nothing more worth relating. I remain with the highest esteem your most sincere friend and most obedient servant. John Tinley

 

Feb 10, 1813 Names of intruders on Cherokee lands in Sequichee Valley and in the vicinity. David McGee, Mr. Hogan, Wm. Farmer, Mr. Farmer, Mr. Penn, James Haney, Andrew McWilliams, Lewis Allen, Solomon Knight. Mr. Hall, Richard Hudson, Joel Wheeler, Mr. Allison, John Haney, Anthony Sheets.

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[found after letter dated 20 Nov 1813]

Names of persons who were present & acting in the killing of two Cherokees on or about the 24th January 1813 in the Cherokee nation. The names of the Cherokees who were killed were Dick Benge a half Blood Cherokee and a Cherokee named Jacket. vizt Jeremiah Jeffrey and his son in law name not known at this time, Daniel Roberts, Talley, Ragsdale (these last three had moved on Indian lands near Crow Creek), James Corvan, Condry

 

Roll 7, 1816-1818

 

To the President of the United States

The Undersigned Respectfully showeth that they are inhabitants of the counties of Rowan and Blount in the State of Tennessee.

and that they live on the Northern boundaries of the Cherokee Nation, they feel it their duty to make known to your Excellency the many Inormaties, thefts, robberies and series deprodations commited on their property and the property of their Borders.

The whites were strangers to such deprodations & Inoramaties when people were prohibited from settling or intermixing among the Indians, but now a full spirit of toleration prevails. The nation affords a sanctuary for dissonancee, vagabonds, refugees from justice who are inimical to law order, industry and civil government. We have long laboured under sundry distresses of this nature hoping that the Agent of that Nation possessed the power of removing thoses existing causes. But we have now fully assertained that if he possessed the power he did not posses the inclination. In behalf of order industry and civil government we the undersigned in compliance with the general request of the most respectable of our frontier citizens submit to the consideration judgment & wisdom of your excellency the propriety of appointing some fit person as assistant Agent with power to call upon the militia to act as a corps in removing all persons from off the Indian Land who are not other wise regularly authorised by government to live on said land; and that such company be allowed a reasonable compensation for the several days which they may be in such services. Theirs with hopes of reasonable success we subscribe ourselves Noteries to your Administration Feb 27, 1816. James Wylley, James Wyley Jnr, James Hall, John Hall, Robt Wear, James T. Grun, George Alexander, Charles Grigsby, Samuel Grisby, Ebron Byrce, John Franks, John Fosha, Henry Franks, Wm. Greenway

 

[Recorded Aug 15, 1816]

[When two indians were killed by white people near the head of Muscle Shoals on 12 August 1816, the settlers in the area sent the following to the chiefs of the Cherokees]

Mississippi Territory

To any of the Chiefs or hed men of the Chirokee Nation. Wee feel it our Duty to let you know who commited that offence against your subjects so that the inesant may not suffer. The offence was committed on the twelveth Inst by these under named

James Burleston

John Burleson

Robt. Thrasher

Martin Tailer

Charle Tailer

John Bird

Edward Burleson

Joseph Burleson

 

These are all wee have any knowledg of they have left the settlement and gone in to Madison County where they will be delt with acording to law as soon as it can be put in force against them and as for old fox he has went of with those men that committed this offene therfore wee subscribe our names on the other side.

[on the other side]

August the 15 1816

Thomas Lovell

George Cozby

Saml B. McClure

David Devault

Samuel Cozby

William Cozby

William Fears

Robert W. Woods

Randolph McDaniel

David White

Samuel Lovell

 

 

[Recorded Dec 1816]

A list of agents, subagents, interpreters and other persons employed in the Cherokee Agency specifying the amount of compensation, pay & emoluments allowed to each and the state or country where born.

 

 

 

 

Name

office

state

amount

Return J. Meigs

agent

Conn

1920.00

Wm Lewis Lovely

subagent

Ireland

1100.00

Samuel Riley

Interpreter

Maryland

109.50

Richard Taylor

interpretor

Cherokee N

109.50

John Hildebrand

miller

Penn    

204.78

John McCarty

clerk

Virginia

500.00

           

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To: Secy of War

Cherokee Agency

2 June 1817

Sir: [This is a letter asking if Mrs. Lovely can remain in the cabin her husband built in Arkansas. He states that Major Lovely came to America from Dublin shortly before the Revolution and that for a time he lived in the household of Mr. Madison, the former president.] . . . Return J. Meigs.

 

William Jones states to the Cherokee Agent & complains that Patrick Evans & John Evans citizens of the State of Tennessee Overton County did on Monday the 29th June ult forceably enter on his land about six miles below Battle Creek adjoining his house, planted with corn, potatoes & cotton which land they are in possession of & are working the crops aforsaid in defiance of all remonstrance . . The said Jones further states that the said Evans's have & do yet threated to take his life unless he shall evacuate & leave the said land. . . 2nd July 1818

 

Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Records 1819-1820 Microcopy No. M-208 Roll no. 8

after letter dated June 17, 1819

Know all men by these presents that I Gideon Morgan of Knoxville Tennessee am held and firmly bound to John Walker Major Ridge John Speers and Captain Richard Taylor in the sum of Five hundred dollars for the payment of which I bind myself my heirs exer administrators and assigns each and every of them jointly and severally given under my hand and seal this 22nd day of July 1819.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the said Gideon Morgan this day appointed guardian to Elizabeth Helderbrand a minor and heir to John Helderbrand deceased who fell in Battle the 27th March 1814 Shall well and faithfully execute & perform the duty of guardian in charge of said Elizabeth then this obligation shall be void otherwise to be and remain in force and virtue. Witnesses Ridge (his mark X), John Walker (His mark X), John Speers (his mark X), Richard Taylor (Cherokee Chiefs)

 

Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee: Pass Book 1801-1804 Micorcopy No. M-208 Roll no. 13

 

[In copying the following passes, I have omitted portions that were repeated on every pass. On those for passage through the Nation, the phrase "they conducting themselves in conformity to the Laws for regulating intercourse with the Indian Tribes & for preserving peace on the frontier" appears. In those passes granting permission to remain in the Cherokee Nation, the phrase "provided there shall be no objections made by the Indians" is used. All passes were issued at South West Point except for a very few early in 1801 that were issued at Tellico. All passes were signed by Return J. Meigs unless otherwise noted. The passes are here transcribed in the order in which they appeared in the book.]

 

. . . Joseph Reid of the County of Grainger in the State of Tennessee hath lawfull business to transact . . . He has therefore permission to pass from hence to Chicamauga Creek & to return in 14 days. 29 July 1801

 

. . . Allen Kellough, Isaac Kellough & James Homes have permission to pass thro the Cherokee Country on their way to Jackson County in Georgia. . . 9 Jany 1803

 

. . . Absalom Baker & Michael Leggit have permission to pass through the Cherokee nation to Franklin County in Georgia. Jan 9 1803

 

Oliver Wallace has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation to work at the Smiths business at the house of Wm. Burgess for the term of ten months . . . 9 Feby 1804

 

Jacob Nidiever (?) having charge of two Keel Bottom Boats & one flat bottomed boat laden with Cotton, Salt & Iron bound to Nashville & Natchez, navigated by ten white men, have permission to descend the River Tennessee & the other Rivers . . . in their route to the places of their destination. 7 June 1803

 

Solomon Smith having charge of one keeled boat & one flat bottomed boat laden with sale and some articles of merchandise bound to Nashville navigated by six men has permission to descent the River Tennessee & thence up the Cumberland River to said Nashville . . . 8 June 1803

 

Alexander Douglas has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Jefferson County State of Georgia. . . 16 August 1804

 

Hendon Olive & Britton Embry having produced satisfactory testimonials of their character are permitted to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to Oglethorpe County in the State of Georgia. . . 23 May 1803

 

William Johnson having in charge two large flatbottomed boats bound to the Natchez in the Mississippi Territory laden with Cotton, Iron Barr & Castings, navigated by six men has permission to descent the Tennessee River in prosecution of his voyage. June 7, 1803

 

Thomas Crittendon, Jeremiah Day & John Austin with their families consisting of twenty two persons on board a large flat bottomed boat, have permission to descend the River Tennessee & the other waters lying in their way to Natchez. . . 22 May 1803 Moses Riley has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way South Carolina . . . 16 June 1804

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Robert Bell & James Johnson are permitted to go to the foot of the mountain & to the Crab Orchard & to tarry there during their conducting with propriety in assisting in keeping houses of entertainment and David Crawford, Joseph Carrol, William Kerr, Bryan Bailey & Presley Petty as labourers at either of those places. 17 May 1803

 

Jesse Hinshaw has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Greene County State of Georgia . . . 6 June 1804

 

Joseph Coody has permission to stay in the Cherokee Nation during his conducting himself in conformity to the laws. 1 May 1803

 

John Lymmes has permission to go into the Cherokee Nation to work for William Woodward for the term of two months . . . 11 May 1803

 

______ Petty [first name omitted] has permission to live one year in the Cherokee Nation . . . at the house of Jno Walker. Dec 21 1803

 

Thomas Pasley has permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Country in his route to Jackson County in the State of Georgia. . . 4 August 1803

 

Hugh Mills has permission to pass through the Cherokee Nation to Georgia near Ft. Wilkinson . . . and John McIntire has permission to accompany the said Mills on his routs as far as Mr. James Vanns place . . . 6 Feby 1804

 

Samuel Thornton, James Ross, John Sparks having with them a Negro Boy are permitted to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation lying in their route to Jackson County in Georgia. . . and may return on the same route if within six weeks from the present date. 30 April 1803

 

John Bain having charge of a small Keel Bottomed Boat, having on Board a Family of ten persons with household Furniture has permission to descend the Tennessee on his way to Panekou (?) . . . 29 Apl 1803

 

John Phillips at the request of Arthur Coody has permission to live at Obeds River during his good behavior. . . 11 April 1803

 

Brue Martin hereby permitted to pass through the Cherokee Nation on the direct route to Georgia . . . 10 August 1803

 

The request of Charles R. Hicks for a permit for Wm. May to live in the Cherokee Nation was this day granted. 7 th March 1823 [signed] G. A. Williams acting agent

 

Isaac D. Willcox & William McCormick are permitted to go into the Cherokee Nation as farr as Estinali. . . 22 March 1803

 

Roland Fyry has permission to go into the Cherokee Nation to work for Colonel Ore & return in five months. 28 Oct 1804

 

Philepe Comes & Wm. Willson Jun have permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation to work for Col. Ore . . . & return the 15 th of Febr next. 4 Dec 1803

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Harwood Jones having charge of a half keeled boat so called having on board thirteen white persons & seven people of color his boat laden with whiskey, Tarr & household Furniture has permission to descend the Rivers Tennessee, Ohio & Mississippi on his way to Natchez. 20 March 1803

 

Painton Chaitton having charge of a large flat bottomed boat laden with spirituous liquors, cider &c &c being navigated by four white men & having one man & one woman passengers have permission to descend the Tennessee & Ohio & that part of the Mississippi on their way to Natchez to which said boat is destined on a trading voyage. . . 19 March 1803

 

John O. Brian having charge of a Boat laden with Iron castings being navigated by three white men, have permission to descend the River Tennessee & up the Ohio to the mouth of Cumberland & up the Cumberland to Miss district. 29 March 1803 [signed] Timothy Meigs Clk for Return J. Meigs

 

Captain Alexander Hopkins of the County of Roane Tennessee having charge of a large Flatt bottomed Boat laden with Whiskey, Meal Bacon &c has permission to descend the River Tennessee on his way to Natchez with his working hands and passengers. 15 March 1803

 

Martin Task having charge of a f. boat with his family have permission to descend the Tennessee to the mouth of the Ohio & up the Ohio forty miles to which place the boat is destined. 26 April 1803 [signed] Timothy Meigs Clk for Return J. Meigs

 

William Brice having in charge a Flat bottomed Boat with his Family consisting of eight persons and one man as a passenger having on board also Five Horses has permission to descend the River Tennessee on his way to Natchez. . . 1 March 1803

 

Robert King has permission to pass & repass over the Tennessee occasionally about lawfull Business . . . 26 Feb 1803

 

Thomas Hickenbottom & Stephan Jackson have permission to pass to Hancock County in the State of Georgia . . . 5th February 1803

 

James Kell, George Tubbs, Wm Tubbs, Lewis Jones & Charles Dotson have permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation lying in the direct route to Pendleton District in South Carolina. . . 8 Octo 1803

 

Thomas Jones & Endimon Baker having charge of six large flat bottomed boats laden with Salt & Iron have permission to pass down the River Tennessee River on their way to the mouth of Cumberland River . . . 26 January 1803

 

Ezekiel Wright having charge of a large flat bottomed boat laden with Iron Ware, Bar Iron, Saddles, Alum, Copperas &c has permission to descend the River Tennessee into the Mississippi & down that River to Natchez. . . 26 Jany 1803

 

William Tubbs & John Beasely have permission to pass through the Cherokee Nation to Pendleton County South Carolina. . . Dec 6th 1802

 

John Parker has permission to pass thro part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Georgia, having a son with him. 19 Jany 1803

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Isaac Innman has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation to work at the Salt Petre Cave in the vicinity of Chickamaga. . . 26 Dec 1803

 

George Christian having in charge five large flat bottomed boat laden with salt & Iron & one Family, navigated by fifteen working hands has permission to descend the River Tennessee to the Ohio River. 13 February 1803

 

Nathaniel Shipley & Jno Manly Albritton have permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to Franklin County in the State of Georgia. . . 2nd January 1804

 

John Hughs has permission to descend the Tennessee River with a keel bottomed Boat laden with whiskey Brandy & Cider Royal on his passage to Pancose on the westside of the Mississippi . . . January 10th 1803

 

Arthur Arrington has permission to pass through the Cherokee Nation to the frontier of South Carolina . . . 13 Sept 1803

 

Isaac Hicks having charge of a large flat bottomed Boat laden with Whiskey Bacon & some articles of Dry goods having on board six white men & one Negro have permission to descend the River Tennessee on their way to Natchez . . . and the said Hicks & his party are recommended to the friendly offices of the Indians or others with whom they man meet on their route. . . 7 March 1804

 

Christian Taylor & Thomas Moore have permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation on their way to Franklin County in the State of Georgia. . . 6 Jany 1803

 

Daniel Barton & William Barnet are hereby permitted to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation in their way to the State of Georgia . . . 2 Decem 1802

 

Robin Mitchel John White & Battis a negro man are hereby permitted to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Washington, State of Georgia. . . 6 April 1804

 

Jessee Kasey is hereby permitted to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Jackson County in the State of Georgia . . 30 April 1803

 

John Humphries & James Humpries are hereby permitted to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation in their direct route to Jackson County in the State of Georgia . . . 30 November 1802

 

Thomas Wellborn has permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Nation in his way to the state of Georgia . . . 25 Novem 1802

 

Samuel Campbell Wm. Gray and James Gray are hereby permitted to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Jackson County in the state of Georgia . . . 28 April 1803

 

Giles Thompson has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation with two others to search for Horses stolen from him on the 10th Instant. 25 Nov 1802

 

John Finly having obtained license to trade in the Cherokee Nation has permission to take to his assistance Rufus Waldridge sd. Finley accountable for the conduct of said Waldrige. . . 12th Aust 1803

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William Langdale has permission to go into the Cherokee Nation to the House of Mr. James Vann to work at the Smiths business for Mr. Vann for the term of three months & return back by the way of Tellico. 16th Nov 1802

 

Samuel Crosley has permission to go into the Cherokee Nation to the Lookout Mountain or the Muscle Shoals to look for Mrs. Ann Roach a relation of his family who was left sick in the Chickasaw Nation when travelling towards Tombigbee River about four years ago & is now supposed to be at one of the places above mentioned. . . 23 Sept 1803

 

Thomas Kennerly & Son Thomas Kennerly Junr having lawfull business to transact in the State of Georgia have permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to Jackson County in the State of Georgia aforesaid & return the same route. . . 21 Sept 1803

 

Thomas A. Smith & Wm. Ramsey have permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation in their route to Georgia & Return. . .11 Nov 1802

 

For the encouragement of the usefull arts amongst the Cherokee Nation Mathew Atkinson has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation to set up his profession of Smithey in the different Branches provided it shall meet the approbation of the Cherokee Chiefs . . . As it is a principal object with the Agent in granting this permission to encourage the usefull arts amongst the Cherokees It is expected that the said Atkinson will instruct such of the young Cherokees as may be desirous of being instructed in such parts of his profession as may tend to accelerate the progress of these people toward civilized life. . . 20 July 1802

 

Samuel Adams with his family of sixteen persons has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation at the Muscle Shoals. This permission is given me at the instance of Double Head in expectation that this family will by their industry & good conduct be of service in the plan of promoting Civilization amongst the Cherokees. 20th July 1802

 

William Black of the county of Roane Tennessee has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation in his rout to Jackson County in the state of Georgia. . . July 7th 1802

 

John Wood is hereby permitted to go into the Cherokee Nation in the vicinity of the Look Out Mountain to set up his trade of Smithy & is recommended to the friendly attention & friendly protection of Mr Glass and other Cherokee Chiefs for the term of one year . . . 23 Jun 1803

 

To whom it may concern

Having received authority from the President of the United States to grant passes to persons who may appear to have lawful business with any of the Indian Nations south of the Ohio & it appearing that Col John McKee of the County of _______ [left blank] and state of Virginia has lawful business to transact within the said ________ [left blank] nation of Indians he is by these presents permitted to pass into the said nation & return. 4 May 1803

 

John Lymmes has permission to go into the Cherokee Nation to work for William Woodard for the term of two months . . . 11 May 1803

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George Hays & James Richey having two Boats in their charge with four familys are permitted to descend the Tennessee River on their way to Natchez . . . Jany 3, 1803

 

Elijah McGowen has permission to pass through the Cherokee Nation to Jackson County in Georgia . . . 19 September 1803

 

Reuben Tipton having charge of a large Perogue laden principally with Tarr has permission to descent the Tennessee River into the Ohio & thence up the Cumberland River to Nashville - - Himself and four other men being the navigation of the boat. . . 30 Dec 1803

 

William Maxey & Wm. Walker have permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Nation to Jackson County in the state of Georgia. . . 24 April 1804

 

Archibald Sloane is hereby permitted to pass through the Cherokee Nation to Georgia . . . 17 May 1804

 

Drury Williams & William Marlin have permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Nation in their way to Jackson County in the state of Georgia . . . 13 July 1802

 

James Ore Jun, William Wark, Robert Hugens, William Willson & James Woolsey are permitted to pass into the Cherokee Nation to work at Salt Petre Works . . they may remain in the nation four months. . . 22 Nov 1803

 

July 7th gave a pass to Capt Jno Smith & Lieut Wm. Tharp to go into the Cherokee & Creek Nations on Business -- to recover a negro man that had ran off from Capt. Smith. (no year given)

 

Jacob Hollingsworth & Isaac Hollingsworth have permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to Franklin County in the State of Georgia . . . Septr 13, 1803

 

Hugh Beaty having obtained licence to trade in the Cherokee Nation & his object being to purchase Cattle he is hereby permitted to take Walden Lewis & George Burns to assist him in driving his stock . . . 5th July 1802

 

Thom. Turley has permission to pass to the Salt Peter Cave Works on Chickamaga Creek on business for Col. James Ore & to return within three months. 2 May 1804

 

Joshua Harris has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Jackson County in Georgia. . . 4th May 1804

 

Wm. Newel & Joseph Parmely have permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Georgia. . . 14 May 1804

 

Tabner Lewis with his wife & one child having one Horse his won property; have permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Nation intervening between this post and Jackson County in Georgia. . . 5 July 1802

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Robert Anderson & William Jones late non commissn officers in the Corps of the Dismounted Dragoons at this post from which they are now discharged have permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation with their wives having four horses with them their own property . . . 4 July 1802

 

The bearer William Lavender & Randolph Carter lately discharged from the Corps of Dismounted Dragoons at this post being well recommended by their officer Lieut Lee are hereby permitted to pass thro the Cherokee Nation on their return to their friends in Chatham County in the state of Georgia. 4th July 1802

 

William P. Nell has permission to pass to the Lookout Mountain & return in five weeks. 19 June 1803

 

Aquilla Low has permission to pass to Eustinali to look for Horses & return. 22 June 1803

 

Wm. McDonald has permission to pass to the Lookout Mountain to assist Hugh Beaty in collecting cattle & bringing them out of the Cherokee Nation. . . 3 July 1802

 

William McGill has permission to pass to the Lookout Mountain in the Cherokee Country to work at his business of Smithy. . . 28 Augt 1803

 

James Harris & Nich Lostater have permission to go with said McGill to assist him is deescending the River Tennessee.

 

Allexander Craig has permission to pass to the Lookout Mountain to look for a Horse which strayed from him last spring to return within ten days. . . 11 June 1802

 

William Patterson & John Jones have permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Country intervening between this place & Jackson County in the state of Georgia . . . 4 August 1803

 

David McGahey & Wm. Crabtree have permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Franklin County in the State of Georgia. . . 30 Sept 1803

 

William P. Nell has permission to pass to the Lookout Mountain & return in three months . . . 26 July 1803 [signed T. Meigs clk for Return J. Meigs]

 

Enoch Morrissette has permission to pass to Eustmalee & from thence to the Lookout Mountain & return within two weeks. . . 26 August 1803

 

Geo. Webb having under his charge three flat bottomed boats laden with Salt & Iron navigated by eleven men has permission to descend the River Tennessee on his way to Miss District . . 7 April 1802

 

John Anderson has permission to pass to the house of Spinstones in the Cherokee Nation . . . April 1802

 

Isaac Thomas & Jesse Thomas are hereby permitted to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Franklin County in the State of Georgia. . . 28 April 1803

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John Obrian with four men has permission to pass down the Tennessee River on his way to Miss District with Barge laden with Salt & Iron . . . 7 Apr 1802

 

Solomon Geron has permission to pass into the Indian Lands to bring out his cattle which have strayed on their lands in the vicinity of Cony Corch (?) and to return this pass within twenty days. . . 30 March 1802

 

James Cocherham having represented to me that a certain Black Mare the property of Miner Cocherham of Rutherford County in North Carolina was stolen from him on the night of the 21st day of January 1799 by Wm. Greenwood as he believes & who from information sold the said mare to Davie Roe an Indian Countryman (so called) the description of the sd mare is as follows -- Black color some white hairs in his forehead seven years old was heavy with foal when stolen - - fourteen hands and a half high -- the said James Cocherham is hereby permitted to go into the Cherokee Nation at Hightower to endeavor by gentle means to recover the said mare . . . March 19, 1802

 

Daniel Toncry (?) has permission to pass through that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to the state of Georgia . . . 23 Dec 1803

 

Geo Christian & Nathan Ashwith having under their direction two large flat bottomed boats /the crews consisting of six white persons/ laden with salt & Iron have permission to pass to Smith Land at the mouth of Cumberland River. February 28, 1802

 

Mathew Sims has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation as far as Mr. James Vanns & return . . . 12 Augt 1803

 

Thomas Jones, Joshua Johnson and Saml Luna with three large flat bottomed Boats having on board ten white persons, laden with Bar Iron, Casting (so called) and Salt have permission to pass down the Tennessee River to Bear Creek without hinderance or molestation and from thence to the Natchez. . . 28 Feby 1802

 

John Stephens a Carpenter has permission to live with William Burgess in the Cherokee Nation as requested by said Burgess. He conducting himself as a sober industrious man for the term of one year. 27 Feby 1802

 

George Cathey & James Armstrong Whitesides have permission to pass through the Cherokee Nation to Jackson County in the State of Georgia . . . 9 March 1804

 

John Bland has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation to Franklin County State of Georgia . . . 20 May 1804

 

John Reynolds with his family consisting of eighteen white persons & 2 negroes has permission to pass from hence to the Ohio River with a large flat bottomed Boat laden with provisions and Household furniture on his way to the Natchez in the Mississippi Territory. . . 27 Feby 1802

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Robert Simmons and Richard Fenell with their families consisting of thirty four white persons and fourteen negroes in two large Boats laden with provisions and household furniture have permission to descend the River Tennessee on their passage to the Natchez in the Mississippi. 27 Feby 1802

 

Alexander Miller has permission to live with Thomton near Mr. Burgess to assist him in making a crop of corn the ensuing summer . . . said Miller may take with him his wife. . . 5 Nov 1803

 

William Reames with fifteen white persons & three Negroes with a Long Perogue with household Furniture has permission to descend the River Tennessee on his passage to the Natchez in the Mississippi Territory. 26 Feby 1802

 

Joseph Waldran, Reuben Bower, & Josiah Ensen have permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Country between this place & South Carolina at a place called Richards Station . . . 18 August 1803

 

James Golasspee has permission to pass from hence to Bear Creek with a large Boat laden with provisions for the troops of the United States with five or six hands to assist him. 22 Feby 1802

 

Henry Kerr & his wife, Walden Lewis & his wife, John Jones & John Lee have permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation between this place & Jackson County in the state of Georgia . . . 9 Octo 1802 N.B. The above persons have with them 4 horses

 

John Wilkinson, John Gallaway & John Johnson have permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Augusta in Georgia . . . 8 Nov 1803

 

General John Wilkie with his family of sixteen white persons & thirty four Negroes having three large boats loaded with household furniture dry good & four horses, corn & provisions for his family has permission to pass from hence down the Tennessee on his way to the Natchez in the Mississippi Territory . . . Feby 3rd 1802

 

William McDonald with one man to assist him is hereby permitted to pass from this place to Bear Creek with a large perogue loaded with provisions for the troops of the United States and to return by land within thirty days . . . 10th Feby 1802

 

John Flall, [Flatt?] William Anderson & William Helms have permission to go to Highwassee in the Cherokee Nation for the purpose of satisfying themselves whether they can have good encouragement from the Indians to set up certain manufactures. . . 21 July 1802

 

The bearer hereof Elias Alexander has permission to pass from this post to Franklin County in the State of Georgia thro that part of the Cherokee Country that intervenes on his direct route . . . 7 Feby 1802

 

James McNair at the request of William Burgess has permission to go into the Cherokee Nation to work at farming with the said Burgess for the term of one year . . . 7th February 1802

 

James Robbinson has permission to pass across Tenasy [sic] River for the purpose of driving his stock that may at times stray into the Indian boundary & may take one or two persons with him as assistants . . . January 30th 1802

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This may certify that Wm. Forrest the bearer having been taken up on the Cherokee Nation on suspicion of having been the person who killed a negro woman in Cumberland the last spring & altho the description of the person in an advertisement by a Mr. Fitzgerald & other circumstances remarkably accorded with the size & appearance of the said William Forrest it is now satisfactorily proved that he is not the man who committed the crime mentioned. Mr. Fitzgerald has been here & has seen the said Wm. Forrest & declares he is not the man & it is hoped the said William Forrest will not suffer any inconvenience or any ill treatment on account of what has been done in his apprehension. He is now therefore to return to his familyu & to collect his debts there if he has any. This may require untill the Autumn when he is to leave the said Nation with his family. It is hoped the Cherokees Cheifs will consider his circumstances & allow him their protection untill he leaves the nation. . . 7 July 1803

 

Henry Burley with four men four women & five children are permitted to descend the Tennessee with a large Boat with flour Household furniture &c on their way to the Missoury [sic] River . . . Jany 18, 1802

 

George Humble of Franklin County in the State of Georgia has permission to pass in a direct route to the place of his residence in said Franklin County, through the Cherokee Nation . . . 1 January 1803

 

George Over--se Esqr with his Family of Seven white persons & fourteen Blacks is hereby permitted to pass down the River Tennessee on his way to Natchez in the Mississippi Territory with two large Boats with the loading & furniture . . . Jany 10th 1802

 

Thomas Farley, Phillip & Jno Combs have permission to pass to the Chikamago Salt Petre Cave to work for Colonel Ore . . . 20 Feby 1804

 

Robert Murry has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to the State of Georgia . . . 15 June 1804

 

Robert Evans has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to South Carolina. . . 15 June 1804

 

The bearer James Hunter & Eleven other white Persons with thirty Negroes & not more than Seventeen Horses with Beding &c have permission to pass from hence thru this Agency on their way to Tombigbee in the Mississippi Territory. The said James Hunter having produced to me a recommendation from a number of respectable Citizens of North Carolina . . . 25 December 1801. The Woman Holder & the Two Killer turned these people back Jany 15th 1802

 

Nicholas Lowstetter has permission to reside in the Cherokee Nation in the vicinity of the Lookout Mountain to work at his occupation of making shoes for the term of three months from the present date . . . 4 Nov 1803

 

William Harrison has permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to Pendleton County South Carolina . . . 8 Dec 1803

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I gave a pass to Wm. McDonald & Fredrick Donathan to pass with a large perogue loaded with public stores to Bear Creek & to return. . . Dec 21st 1801

 

The bearer Joseph Boring has permission to pass from hence thro the Cherokee Nation on his way to Jackson County in Georgia . . . Dec 24 1801

 

Linfird Parrot has liberty to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to Georgia . . 28 Oct 1804

 

Thomas Malone & four other white persons with forty nine Negroes have permission to pass thro this Agency on their way to Tombigbee in the Mississippi Territory . . . 6 Nov 1801

 

Saml Thompson has permission to descend the River Tennessee to the Natchez . . . 18 Octo 1803

 

Eli Pitchford has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation lying in the direct route to Franklin County in the State of Georgia & return by the same route . . . 6th Octo 1803

 

James Moss & seven other white persons with nine Negroes have permission to pass thro this Agency on their way to Tombigbee . . . 5 Dec 1801

 

Tolontuskee a Cherokee Chief being about to open a House of Entertainment at the Crab Orchard on the Cumberland Road has requested that John Dirgan with his family may be permitted to live with him to assist him in that Business. He the said John Dirgan has permission for that purpose to reside at the Crab Orchard for three months from the present date. . . Nov 20th 1801

 

George Reed, Alex Reed & Alexander Hall have permission to pass from here to Jackson County in the State of Georgia through that part of the Cherokee Country lying in the direct route to that place . . . 14 June 1803

 

This day I gave a pass to Robert Miller to go to the Chickasaw Nation & Return. . . Nov 19th 1801

 

Joseph Reed has permission to go to Nickajack to make an essay of extracting Salt Petre provided there shall be no objections made by the Indians & he is permitted to take Thomas Cummins with him to assist him in the essay for thirty days. . . November 3, 1801

 

This day gave a pass to Andrew Miller for thirty days to go into the Cherokee Nation & return . . . Nov 1, 1801

 

I gave a pass to Nathaniel Hickman to pass to Jackson County in Georgia . . . Nov 2d 1801

 

Isaac Charles & John Pierce of Blount County Tennessee have permission to descend the River Tennessee on their way to Cumberland with a Canoe laden with Whiskey and some provisions . . . 18 July 1803

 

James Shiling has recd a pass to go to Hiwassee & return within ten days . . Sepr 14th 1801

 

Eli Selman & Yancy Thornton recd a pass to go thro the Cherokee Country to Franklin County in Georgia. . Octo 16th 1801

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George Barber Davis recd a pass to go to the house of Jno McDonald in the Cherokee Nation & to return by the 25th Dec. 1801

Octo 21, 1801

 

Joseph Reed has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation & to return within fifteen days Thomas Cummins & William Sheldon may go with said Reed & return at the same time. . . 11 Septr 1801

 

Gave a pass to Wm. Varnet and James Martin to pass to Franklin County Georgia. . Nov 6, 1801

 

Tobias Whitehead has permission to pass through the Cherokee Nation to Franklin County in the State of Georgia . . . 1 Jan 1802

 

William Dallanu a Blacksmith having applied to me for liberty to go into the Cherokee Nation to carry on the business of his occupation & judging that it may be for the benefit of the Indians He has permission to pass into the said Nation to set up his business at a place called the Creek Path. He is prohibited the carrying any kind of ardent spirits into the said Nation and in all things to conform himself to the Rules of Intercourse with the Indian tribes . . . 6 Sept 1801

 

John Wood[,] Blacksmith has permission to pass to the Lookout Mountain in the Cherokee Nation to work at his trade or occupation untill the 22d then to return his pass. . . 5 Septr 1801

 

Jeremiah Snow, John Barton, Balos Nations, Eli Snow, Isaac Barton, Daniel Jeffers & Benjamin Barton with six women & twelve children & twenty one head of horses have permission to pass peacably thro that part of the Cherokee Nation lying between this place & Jackson County in Georgia . . . 20 September 1803

 

Robert Sorrel & John Glass are hereby permitted to pass from hence to Jackson County in the State of Georgia thro the Cherokee Country . . . 25 Augt 1801

 

William Longley /Blacksmith and gunsmith/ has permission to go into the Cherokee Nation to set up his business of smithry & to tarry in the said Nation for the term of three months . . . 25 June 1803

 

Zachariah Shumwell is hereby permitted to pass from hence to Elbert Court House in the State of Georgia. . . 23 August 1801

 

Gave Andrew Miller a pass to go to James Vanns & to return in twenty days. Septr 1801

 

Roland Howel & Robert Young are hereby permitted to pass from hence through the Cherokee Country to Franklin County in the State of Georgia . . . 21 August 1801

 

Mosias Jones Davidson has permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to the State of Georgia and to Return within one month he having lawfull business. . . 9 Septr 1801

 

I gave Wm. Burris a pass to go to Wills Town to work at Farming. Septr 12, 1801

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I gave a pass to Henry Darnel, George Darnel & Simon Parrott to pass thro the Cherokee Agency to Jackson County Georgia. . . Sept 15th 1801

 

I gave a pass to Aquilla Scott esqr & Mr. John Ackworth to pass to Jackson County Georgia Thro the Cherokee Agency. Septr 16th 1801

 

Etherton Dawson has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Franklin County State of Georgia . . . 20 April 1804

 

Mr. James Dardis having obtained a License to trade in the Cherokee Nation & his object being principally to purchase cattle William Sims the bearer has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation for the purpose of assisting Mr. Dardin in the prosecution of his business. . . July 29th 1801

 

To Whom It may Concern: Having received authority from the president of the Untied States to grant passes to persons who may appear to have lawful business with any of the Cherokees & it appearing that Jno B. Swan of Sevier County in the State of Tennessee hath lawfull business to transact in the Cherokee Nation, particularly to endeavor to obtain an mare which is said to be in the hands of Mr. Jno Rogers living near Highwasseee He is therefore permitted to pass to the place where the said Jno Rogers lives for the purpose aforsaid. . . July 27, 1801

 

I issued a pass to David & Peter Hutchinson to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to Occonne in South Carolina being then at Tellico . . . June 6th 1801

 

This day gave Wm. Davidson a pass to go into the Cherokee Nation to purchase a Horse within the vicinity of S. W. Point. . . Sept 5th 1801

 

James Robb has perm----nt pass to Elbert County Georgia . . . Octo 20th 1803

 

The within mentioned John Wood[,] Blacksmith is hereby permitted to go into the Cherokee Nation & pursue the business of his occupation there for the term of three months from the date hereof . . . 22 June 1801

 

To Whom It may Concern:

The bearer Mrs. Polly Brent has permission to pass from hence to with her Three Children to the Mississippi Territory. [This pass was crossed out and had no date]

 

Samuel Hall has permission to pass thro the Cherokee Nation to Jackson County in the State of Georgia . . . 16th Dec. 1803

 

Thomas Lewis Esquire late Agent for the Cherokee Nation of Indians has my permission to pass & repass into the said Nation when his lawfull business may require. . . 12 July 1801

 

Arthur Byrne has permission to pass into the Cherokee Nation. . . 13 July 1801

 

George Henshaw having lawfull business is permitted to pass to the Muscle Shoals & return within two months from the present date. . . 10 August 1801

 

Harris Wiley having lawfull business is hereby permitted to pass thro the Cherokee Country to Georgia . . . 10 August 1801

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Prillyman Jones going into the State of Georgia is hereby permitte to pass & repass . . . 22 Sept 1801

 

Gave to George Barbee Davis a permit to go to Burgesses a half breed Indian on business with Robert Moore respecting a Negro boy the property of said Moore in Burgess' hands. . . 24 Sept 1801

 

Doctor Charles Stewart has permission [to] live[,] pass and repass as occasion may require in his business as a surgeon & physician amongst the Cherokees for the term of six months. . . 15 June 1803

 

Peter McClusky has permission to pass to the House of Samuel Riley & live with him one month & may take his wife & one child with him . . . 26th June 1803

 

John Huggins, James Maxwell & William Huggins has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on their way to Pendleyton County State of Georgia. . . 25 Octo 1804

 

Samuel Norwood has permission to live in the Cherokee Nation at the place of John Mr. Rogers for the term of six months from the present dates & may pass & repass occasionally to visit his friends during the term above mentioned . . . 27 June 1803

 

Presley Berry has permission to live with William Coulson in the Cherokee Nation two years . . . 2nd July 1803

 

John Lymmes has permission to tarry in the Cherokee Nation at the Lookout Mountain six months . . . 2nd July 1803

 

John Dudley & Henry Bradshaw have permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Country lying in their route to Jackson County in Georgia. . . 18 August 1803

 

Abraham Frye & William Hadron permitted to assist Henry Albright to drive Cattle. July 3rd 1803

 

Daniel Johnson, Jacob Kelly & Drury Kelly have permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation lying in their route to Jackson County in Georgia & to return . . . 14 July 1803

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