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Choctaw Academy

1838

Scott County, KY

Transcribed by

Janelle Swearingen

 

 

Under the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, signed in 1825, an academy was established for the education of young Indians. The Choctaw Academy was established in Scott County, KY, and students of several tribes attended the academy.

Students at the academy were given American names in place of their Native American names. Many if not most of these students resumed their native names when they returned home which makes it very difficult to identify who these students were.

Carolyn Foreman wrote an extensive series of articles on the Academy and transcribed several lists of students who attended in the years 1829-1839. These were published in the Chronicles of Oklahoma - Vol VI, #4, December 1928 pp. 453-480, list of students 1829; Vol IX, #4, Dec. 1931, pp. 382-411, list of students 1834; Vol X, #1, March 1932, pp. 76-114, lists of students 1835, 1836, 1838, 1839;

The following is a transcription of a report written in October 1838 listing the students then enrolled. This transcription is made from a photostat and I do not know the location of the original.

"A list showing the names, ages, and tribe of each student in the Choctaws Academy in Scott County, Kentucky on the 1st of October 1838.

There are 152 Indian youths in this institution generally in good health, good condition and well contented. The teaching and boarding departments are well conducted with a sufficient number of competent and efficient teachers well supplied with books, stationary and school apparaatus; and also with ample supplies of wholesome provisions and comfortable bedding--The workshops are well managed by good foremen and are in a prosperous condition--The medical department is very successfully conducted by Dr. Adam Nail a student of this institution with the occasional aid of other physicians.--All of which is most respectfully submitted. Thos Henderson, Supt."

Students from several tribes attended the school.

Choctaw, Potawatomi, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Seminole, Creek, Prairieduchien, Chicaga, Miami, Quapaw

CHOCTAWS

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

John Weslley

21

 

31

A. C. Welch

12

2

Walt McCan

21

 

32

William Simpson

16

3

Brown Nelson

20

 

33

Marcus Hays

12

4

Brainard Millard

20

 

34

Simon Willis

18

5

James N. Trahum

22

 

35

Tom Hays

14

6

James D. Black

20

 

36

Wilson Victor

13

7

Coffee Folsom

19

 

37

Osbourn Pursley

14

8

Charles Henderson

20

 

38

Joseph Vandever

14

9

John R. Cotton

20

 

39

Jonah Simpson

13

10

George Gains

18

 

40

Saml McKenney

13

11

B. Worland

18

 

41

Charles James

13

12

Andrew West

18

 

42

Penson Victor

11

13

John McClour

19

 

43

George Perkins

17

14

C. A. Campbell

18

 

44

William McClain

13

15

Alex Wade

18

 

45

C. Columbus

15

16

Adam Nail

19

 

46

A. Buckholts

22

17

Geo W. Trahum

19

 

47

W. B. Pitchlynn

14

18

Lewis Cass

16

 

48

Amos Folsom

15

19

Benjn Franklin

20

 

49

Reson Jones

14

20

John Page

16

 

50

Morgan Jones

13

21

Robert Clark

16

 

51

John Hunter

13

22

William Robuck

15

 

52

W. C. Perry

13

23

Adam Christy

18

 

53

C. A. Harris

12

24

Charles Jones

16

 

54

W. A. Holly

14

25

Absolum Holson

15

 

55

John Allen

14

26

Jos P. Lancaster

15

 

56

N. Hobert

16

27

Jefferson Jenkins

12

 

57

Saml Cornelious

12

28

Ambrose Levine

15

 

58

Alex Mackey

11

29

Benjn Nail

12

 

59

Richd Harkins

19

30

Josh Folsom

19

 

60

E. C. Folsom

20

  POTAIOTAMIES [sic]

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

Richd N. Johnson

18

 

12

John B. Durett

11

2

James Jackson

16

 

13

Anthony Mastair

18

3

William Marshall

15

 

14

Augustus Ceasor

17

4

James Bones

13

 

15

Henry A. Sneed

17

5

F. A. Daudeen

11

 

16

James Winchel

15

6

Robt M. Boyers

16

 

17

M. Vanburan

15

7

Thomas Evans

18

 

18

Spear S. Tipton

18

8

A. C. Pepper

18

 

19

John T. Douglass

8

9

L. H. Lands

14

 

20

Lewis Humbert

15

10

Joel P. Poinset

17

 

21

Tho McKinney

19

11

Amos Kendall

13

 

 

 

 

 CHICKASAWS

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

Hughs L White

16

 

10

J. R. Poke

13

2

John E. Anderson

16

 

11

M. Tarver

14

3

B. A. Runnels

16

 

12

L. Alberson

12

4

Saml Love

13

 

13

William Brown

14

5

Colbert Carter

14

 

14

Jackson Frazier

14

6

George Colbert

14

 

15

Benjn Runnels

13

7

Robt. Johnson

14

 

16

William Carrol

13

8

Tho H. Benton

14

 

17

John Duncan

10

9

N. Barton

14

 

18

J. B. Duncan

9

 CHEROKEES

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

Phillip Watts

19

 

9

C. McIntosh

15

2

C. Campbell

16

 

10

Charles Branham

14

3

Sonora Hicks

13

 

11

Edwd H. Pinse

12

4

Nicholas Smith

14

 

12

M. Bell

12

5

Jefferson Rogers

16

 

13

Lewis Downing

12

6

David Miller

16

 

14

E. Crutchfield

11

7

Ellis Fairling

19

 

15

Josh Ross

13

8

J. B. Fields

15

 

 

 

 

 SEMINOLES

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

W. T. Duvall

16

 

4

Jas D. Waiscoat

11

2

Wesley Thompson

15

 

5

John H. Eaton

17

3

Geo W. Hord

15

 

6

F. C. McColla

16

 CREEKS

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

Tho Marshall

16

 

5

James Henady

13

2

Edwd Carr

14

 

6

Porter Marshall

15

3

Lucious Marshall

14

 

7

Goliah Haiword

19

4

Elijah Beaver

14

 

 

 

 

 PRAIRIEDUCHEIN

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

Jack C. Williams

16

 

6

Augustes Garrett

13

2

Robt J. Waid

15

 

7

David Garrett

16

3

James Muir

15

 

8

Lewis I. Bryce

17

4

Mitchel Forsythe

13

 

9

William Campbell

13

5

William Thorn

11

 

 

 

 

 CHICAGA

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

John Laterut

22

 

7

Jos Walker

14

2

Paul Hill

21

 

8

Pierre Navoir

16

3

Isaac P. Berry

19

 

9

Frances Page

20

4

John T. Jones

16

 

10

L. B. Bertrand

21

5

J. T. Sprage

17

 

11

James H. Hook

6

6

Moses H. Scott

16

 

 

 

 

MIAMIES

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

William Cass

18

 

3

Jack Laull or Lacell

11

2

Willy Viley

15

 

 

 

 

 QUAPAIOS

No.

Name

Age

 

No.

Name

Age

1

Gilbert Lafayette

17

 

2

Rufus King

15

 

 

Created June 25, 2000