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Descendants of Cherokee Mollie Welch~Brave Cherokee Maiden!

 

In December of 2011, I found Cherokee Mollie and now know her father was James Welch.  James was a packhorse man for James Beamer and a partner of John Downing.  He was murdered alone with a child of Edward Wilkinson and Mollie May of 1766.  Alexander Cameron wrote of the incident to James Stuart.   They were murdered while traveling to Tugaloo, a lower Cherokee Town.  Northward Indians murdered Welch and the Wilkinson child by bashing out their brains, but old Trader Welch's last good act was to yell for Mollie to 'run, girl' and she did.  She was hit by Indian spears in the arm and thigh, but she managed to whip her horse and get away!   What a brave woman Mollie was.  During the Revolutionary war she went to 96 with her mate, Wilkinson, while the rest of her family sided with the British and moved south to fight with them.  By 1783, Mollie's protector, Edward Wilkinson, was dead.  He was likely 30 to 50 years older than Mollie.  Mollie took a new mate.  I have found evidence that one of these men was named Rains.  He lived in lower South Carolina.  His name I think was Jonathan Drury Rains or John Drury Rains.  By Rains Mollie had more children, John (or Thomas), Sarah, and Mary Rains.  These children were born between 1784 and 1792.  Mollie had several brothers.   One was John Welch, who married first, Elizabeth Jane Hembree, and second a Cherokee woman.  I am still searching for Mollie's mother.  Who was she?   We can never give up hope.  One day the puzzles clues will fit and we will know!

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JAMES1 WELCH1 was born Bet. 1700 - 1720 in Ireland, and died 1766 in Near Tugaloo.  He married CHEROKEE QUATSI Abt. 1750 in One of Lower Towns of the Cherokees1.  She was born Abt. 1735 in Lower Towns, and died Aft. 1766 in Cherokee Nation East.

 

Notes for JAMES WELCH:

Called "Old Welsh", James was a packhorse man for James Beamer.  He was a partner to John Downing.

   James Beamer was a leading trader of the Cherokee Lower Towns, a friend Nightingale, Gov. James Glen  and Ludovic Grant.

James Welch is the white ancestor of some of the early Cherokee Welch families. His line also accounts for many of the Welch Cherokee in the EasternTribe, through his son John Welch (b.c.1753) and perhaps through his son

Thomas Welch, both mixed-blood.  And through our Mollie Welch who was Edward Wilkinson's Cherokee wife.

From Genforum--L. Petrisky

James Welch (b.c.1720 Ireland) worked under senior trader James Beamer,

married a Cherokee woman and resided at Estatoe village in what is now

Oconee County, South Carolina.

A letter to South Carolina Governor James Glen, from senior traders James Beamer (of the lower

Cherokee towns of Tugaloo and Estatoe) and Richard Smith of the lower town of Keowee, dated

2 May 1752

       “. . . 40 of the Lower Creeks came to the Old Town of Cheowe [Keowee] . . . in a

       very insolent Manner and plundered . . . one of our Men, one Wm. Bails.” . . .

       “They likewise took at the same Time from one James Welch, Goods of ours in

       the Care of this Welch, 9 large knives at 2 Pounds leather Price, 20 smaller Sort

       at 1 Pound of Leather, 1 trading Gun, 6 Padlocks, 7 and ½ Gross of Buttons, 400

       Gun Flints, 8 Yards of Oznabrigs, and Pack Saddles, and Wantys, and took Mr.

       Dowey’s [Downing’s] riding Saddle. . . .” [SC Docs Ind Affairs 1750-1754, p.247-8]

Related to this incident, trader John Elliot gave a deposition in Charleston on 25 May 1752:

       “On the 6th of May . . . he was in the Town of Cheowee [Keowee] in the Lower

       Cherokees from which the Indian People were all removed for Fear of the Creeks,

       and that there then remained there James Welsh, and John Downing, and severall

       others . . . who were then carrying Mr. Beamer’s Goods . . to Estatoe.”        [Ibid. p.249]

James Welch transported goods to Fort Prince George (at Keowee). [SC Commons 8 Feb 1758]

He was arrested by Capt. James Francis of Ninety Six in 1759 and taken to jail in Charleston.

[SC Commons 19 Jan 1759; also SC Docs Ind Affairs (3) p.151,209]

He supplied horses to Fort Loudon (Tennessee) in 1759. [SC Docs Ind Affairs (3) p.105] He

was part of the back country militia 1755-1761. [Murtie June Clark, Colonial Soldiers ].

His son James shows up on a 1797 list of men living among the Cherokee in TN .

There was an earlier trader named Thomas Welch (active in 1714) A Thomas Welsh (Welch) was buried at St. Philip’s Parish on 16 January 1770; and a John Welch was buried there on 20 Sep 1768. The early Thomas Welch and William

Welch arrived in Charleston before 1700. [Agnes Leland Baldwin, First Settlers of South Carolina 1670 – 1700, (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1985).]

 

BEAMER, JAMES - Cherokee trader, was at Tugaloo in 1751 and at that time stated that he had been among the Cherokee for 27 years. He may have been related to another James Beamer, who made a will in Colleton County, South Carolina on November 13, 1687, being "about to voyage to the island of Barbados" and making bequests to his young sons, JOHN and JACOB.

BEAMER, JOHN- Cheokee, was described in 1811 as a relative of PEGGY SCOTT, wife of Chief JAMES VANN. He signed a Cherokee petition in 1818, was a delegate to the 1827 constitutional convention from Hightower District, and in 1816 lived on the Etowah River in Georgia.  James Beamer Trading Post was in the Eastatoe Valley in upper South Carolina. (Pickens County, SC).

 

For the Cherokee people, ownership of European trade goods conferred social status in addition to everyday utility. Costing as much as 35 skins apiece, firearms, known as trade muskets, were highly prized. A Cherokee hunter could kill 20 to 40 deer per season with such a weapon, thereby increasing his ability to acquire other popular items such as jewelry, paint, textiles, and tools. Commissioners of the Indian Trade. Journal of the Commissioners of the Indian Trade, 1710-1718, p.45. S175001

 

Packhorse men  occupied the lowest level of the Indian trade. Often entering the trade as teenagers, packhorse men served as apprentice traders who spent several years learning Indian languages, customs, and the fine points of bargaining. Although some packhorse men ultimately became traders, the less ambitious among them often fell prey to idleness and alcohol. Resident trader James Beamer, writing from the Cherokee town of Estatoe in 1753, described them as "desolute People, white Men, who under the notion of Traders, live a debauched and wicked Life, and have Nothing to do, and for Want of Subsistence become a Burthen to the Cherokee Indians…"

Sir Alexander Cuming –

 

  Sir (Cummins) Alexander made the Witnesses sign to the Substance of what they saw and heard, in order to preserve the Memory thereof, after Words are forgot. The Witnesses were Sir Alexander Cuming, Eleazar Wiggan, Ludovick Grant, Samuel Brown, William Cooper, Agnus Mackferson, David Dowie, Francis Beaver [James Francis Beamer], Lachlan Mackbain, George Hunter, George Chicken, and Joseph Cooper [halfbreed son of William Cooper], Interpreter, besides the Indians.

 James BEAMER On his Examination before His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Member of his Majesty's Council, July 12,1751 Declared that in the Fall of the Year 1750, he fitted out seven Indians from his Town of Tougolo' for their winter Hunt, and they were to send in one of them for Horses to bring in their Skins for January, And their not coming nor sending, we expected that they was either taken or killed by the Enemy. Some Time after one Chickesaw TEHEE came in and gave an Account that their Skins was all stole by some white Men, and I asked them what Quantity they had lost, and he told me the Quantity that each Man lost which in the Whole amounted to 331 Skins. The person that stole them had disguised their Theft by several proceeding to make the Indians believe it was their Enemies had stole them by the [Tongues?] being scatted about, the small Skins cut and their Dried Meat thrown on the Fire, But on further Search they found out by their Names and Tract to be white People, on which following the Tract two Days, then they, the above said Chickesaw TEHEE, was sent in to this Examinant to acquaint him that their Skins was stole, and to desire he would meet them at 96 to see whether or no he could fine out the Skins for them. But then he could not go down but sent one of his Men, Edward BROADWAY, where they were with a Letter to Mr. FRANCIS to endeavor to get the Indians' Skins if they could be found. When the said BROADWAY came to them they found a Pipe that they had packed in their Skins, and they desired the said BROADWAY to go with them to Capt. FRANCIS to Get Information where that Pipe came from, for that they imagined where that came their Skins was. And when they came there they found that the pipe had been given to Mr. FRANCIS' Servants by James ADAIR. ADAIR being examined by Capt. FRANCIS declared that it was given him by Benj., BURGES, and he being inquired after could not be had for a proper Examination in the said affair. Mr. FRANCIS, as Edward BROADY informed this Examinant, treat the Indians with great Civility and offered them all the Assistance as a J.P. he could give them, and in Particular, a search Warrant, which they took but never gave it to say Constable, but returned back to Wm. TURNER's as the Indians informed this Examinant, where they resided still expecting this Examinant would come down to them. But when they found he did not come, some or all of them went to John VAN's where they saw 7, 8, or 11 of them Skins that they had lost, but would not take them, as they not get whole, as they told this Examinant, but went Home very much dissatisfied for the Loss of their Skins and continued so till this Examinant left the Nation. And then desired this Examinant to recommend the Affair to His Excellency, that they might be reimburse the Value of the Skins. This Examinant heard some Person say that James BURGESS should declare that he taken the Skins, and would do the same again had an Opportunity. Mr. BEAMER being asked whether he had heard any Other being concerned in the taking these Skins, to which he answered as above that 8 Skins had been found at Mr VAN's and that he had been informed that one AVERY carried them there. Note (Clement Vann, son of John Vann, had a son named AVERY, If the dates are right this could not be him. Clement was born cir 1746, he would be age 5 in 1751) On His Excellency inquiring what Mr. BEAMER had heard in relation to the Indians' Proceeding, Mr. BEAMER declared that the Indians came in from hunting, they immediately fitted out for War against the Creeks. Just after they went all out, there came a Gang from over the Hills, led by the LITTLE CARPENTA and TORSETTY of Seticko, and as they came along through other Towns, gathered their Number to 100 and odd Men. And when they came to Kewee, they said they was going to War likewise a [against] the Southward. And after staying there some Time, they gave over the Thoughts of going and turned all back Home. In little Time after the Gang that went out to War, from Keewee came in again and TEPTOA of Westaroney told this Examinant that the LITTLE CAPPENTA had said the Indians intended to kill the white People, but as all the Head Men was out from Home, that he could not do Anything till they came home. And that if they continued in the same Way he would send a Runner to acquaint them of it, and the said Fellow said further, that if the Messenger came with such a Talk that he would tell them it was a wrong Time for the white People was out of Goods and Ammunition. Therefore they had better refer it to the Summer, when they would come in with Goods and a fresh Cargo. And the he would tell the People that they need not come up any more, but the Messenger never coming it all dropped and your Examinant never heard any more about it. (R. Nicholas Olsberg ,THE JOURNAL OF THE COMMONS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, 23 APRIL 1750 - 31 AUGUST 1751, S.C. Dept. of Archives and History.) and (William L McDowell, Jr., (COLONIAL RECORDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, DOCUMENTS RELATING TO INDIAN AFFAIRS, May 21, 1750 - August 7, 1754, Columbia S.C. Archives Dept.) The Deposition of Herman GEIGER Taken before his Excellency the Governor and His Majesty's Council, 11 May 1751 Herman GEIGER informs me that being some time ago at the House of James FRANCIS vizt. about six Weeks ago, when some Cherokee Indians were there, applying to him said FRANCIS as a Justice for some Leather that had been stolen from them, not far from FRANCIS' House, and the said Indians alleged that in the Camp where they left the said Leather they left also six or seven stone Tobacco Pipes, which they afterwards discovered some white People smoking out of, and said that those that stole these Pipes must also have stolen their Leathers; and therefore earnestly prayed Mr. FRANCIS to do them Justice, and make some Enquiry into it. But he absolutely refused it; saying that no Notice should be taken of such Fellows; for that they owed James BEAMER Leather, and probably had laid out their Leathers at Savanna Town, or somewhere else, and only said, for an excuse, that they had been robbed of their Leathers. All this Herman GEIGER heard from the Interpreter, but was not present when the Indians made the Complaint. But he heard FRANCIS himself say that no Notice should be taken for what these rascally lying sons of Bitches say. And being asked where Mr. FRANCIS lives now? Says he has left Saludee soon after the Scout was discharged, and gone further up, where he defends himself against any Writs that may come against him, and has seven or eight very desperate Fellows about him. That while Mr. GEIGER staid there he discovered, pretty clearly, who had stolen the Leathers, but said Nothing, because it was many of the People that were in that House. But John DAVIS, being there at the same time asked Herman GEIGER whether he had discovered who the Thieves were? He said he believed he had, but would say nothing till he heard him speak. And he said suspected the very People about that House, particularly Francis's Son in Law Johnny FOSTER. And Herman GEIGER replied that You and I have the same Thoughts. The Interpreter told GEIGER that the Indians were vastly dissatisfied at being refused Justice, and said since they could not get their Leathers they must take the People that had stolen it. Mr. GEIGER & DAVIS staid but one Night at Mr. FRANCIS's and set off next Morning, with some of the People who were in that House, particularly one of Francis's Son's in Law, [who] rode a part of the way with them to the House of John VANN, he, FOSTER, pretending to be going to Savanna Town. But when he came there he went another way, upon which DAVIS said to GEIGER that it was more likely he wanted to go to see where they had laid their Leathers. And by GEIGER and DAVIS discovered VAN was also concerned and some of those he had seen at FRANCIS's House, who came also to VANN's House. That at the same time they set out from Mr. FRANCIS's, his other Son, Harry FOSTER, set out for the Cherokee Nation, in Company with one James ADAIR who lives at FRANCIS's House. But ADAIR did not stay long in the Nation, for, on Wednesday Night last, GEIGER met again at Beaver Creek. But he believes William THOMPSON, who was just come from the Nation may know. And he (Thompson) being at the Door was called in, and being asked how long ago it was since ADAIR was in the Cherokee? Said he could not positively say; but it was about a Fortnight before Mr. MAXWELL came there. Being asked whether ADAIR went through the whole Nation into the Valley in the Over Hill Town; Answered, he went no further than Hyoree. Mr. GEIGER said that he had been informed, by several, that one William BROADWAY, whom Father and Brother are both in James BEAMER's employ, but he himself is one of FRANCIS's People, went up lately to the Cherokees, and his Brother then came down, that when he arrived in the Cherokee, the Indians asked him, as they generally do, what News below? He replied that the white Men were raising an Army to cut the Indians all to pieces. This Mr. GEIGER says it was said. And that the Captain of his Company (SHYDER) intended to have wrote down a full account of it; but time would not allow him. (R. Nicholas Olsberg THE JOURNAL OF THE COMMONS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY 23 APRIL 1750 - 31 AUGUST 1751, S.C. Dept. of Archives and History.)and (William L McDowell, Jr., (COLONIAL RECORDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, DOCUMENTS RELATING TO INDIAN AFFAIRS May 21, 1750 - August 7,1754, Columbia S.C. Archives Dept.)

No. 289. A Certificate of John Chevillette in favour of James Beamer for

Carriage of Flour to fort Loudoun £292:19, allowed.

[SC Commons Journal  8 Mar 1758]

No. 218. A Certificate of John Chevillette in favour of James Beamer for Freight of Goods

to Keowee for a Bounty on Scalps £39:11:6, indorsed to John McQueen, allowed.

[SC Commons Journal  8 Feb 1758]

No. 145. Nightingale, Thomas, An Order in favour of James Beamer, drawn by John

Chevillette Indorsed to him £210, for the Carriage of 3000 lb. Weight of Flour

from Keeowee to Fort Loudoun, Allowed.

James Beamer for Carriage of Stores to Fort Loudoun amounting to £292:19.

[SC Commons Journal  10 Feb 1758]

[SC Commons House 8 Feb 1758]

No. 237. A Certificate of John Chevillette in favour of Richard Smith for the

Hire of ten Horses to Carry Stores from Keowee to Fort Loudoun Amounting [to]

£105 indorsed to Glen & Cooper, allowed.

A Certificate from the late Mr. Commissary Chevillette to James Beamer for

Carriage of 3000 lb. Wt. of Flour from Keeowee to Fort Loudoun the 14th of March 1757,

Indorsed to Thomas Nightengale, two hundred and Ten Pounds.

Friday the 19th of January 1759.

A Certificate from John Chevillette to Richd. Smith for the Carriage of 1500 lb. Weight of Flour from Keeowee to Fort Loudoun dated the 10th of March 1757,

Indors'd to M. & Campbell, One hundred and five Pounds.

Friday the 19th of January 1759.

288. Thomas Nightingale his Account amounting in the whole to £994:1, from

which the Committee deduct on the Article of Waggon-hire charged at £6 per diem

20/ which makes £82, the Balance being £912:1 to be allowed, £578:11 on Account

of the Expedition and £333:10 for the ordinary Services.

Saturday the 31st Day of May 1760.

Rum  (account disallowed, not paid) 

A Certificate from Captain Paul Demere to James Beamer for 5 Caggs of Rum

delivered to the Indians at a General Meeting dated 13th of October 1757,

indorsed to Thomas Nightingale for One hundred Pounds.

[SC Commons Journal  19 Jan 1759]  

No. 147. Nightingale, Thomas, An Order drawn by Paul Demere in favour of

James Beamer and Indorsed to him, for Rum given to the Indians £100. The

Committee think this Certificate ought not to be allowed, because it has been

usual not to allow any Rum to be given the Indians in the Nation.

Friday the 2d Day of February 1759.

 [welch.FTW]

 

pack-horseman for Indian trader James Beamer in the early 1750’s.

 

More About JAMES WELCH:

Record Change: 04 Oct 20081

 

Notes for CHEROKEE QUATSI:

Woman of the Wolf Clan?  She seems to be connected to the woman who married Richard Pearis.

 

I think Trader Welch's wife is kin to the wife of John Downing.  She may not be a Wolf Clan member; as the depostitons made by Frances Latta are hand written documents and instead of the document saying Mollie was a Wolf it may say Welsh, Welch, Welsch.  I can see in messy hand writing it could be a fact.  We know for certain that Mollie was the daughter of Trader Welch because of the letter written in 1766 by Alexander Camerton to James Stuart.  Cameron tells a grousome tale of Mollie, James and Baby Wilkerson going to Tugaloo where on the way 6 Norward Indians (I think these are Shawnee) intercept their journey.  Trader Welch starts to greet them with a handshake.  He is carrying Wilkerson's baby on his horse and Mollie is coming up behind.  Welch sees they are not friendly and yes to Mollie to turn and run for her life.  She turns and whips her horse.  The baby and Welch are war clubed to death and Cherokee Mollie is hit by two spears; one in the thigh and one in the arm but she escapes and makes it back to Keowee.

 

I do not know that Mollie's mother's name was Quatsy.  I am only using it to give her an identity.  After 1766,  I think she remarried and I am searching for her and her new husband.

    

Children of JAMES WELCH and CHEROKEE QUATSI are:

     i.   THOMAS2 WELCH1, b. Abt. 1751, Near Tugaloo1; d. Unknown1.

 

More About THOMAS WELCH:

Record Change: 30 Mar 20071

 

2.   ii.  CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE WELCH, b. Bet. 1745 - 1750, Tugaloo; d. Abt. 1825, Cherokee Nation East--near Nickajack.

3.   iii. JOHN WELCH, b. 1753, Tugaloo; d. Bef. 1810, Tennesee.

     iv.  JAMES WELCH, b. 1755, Tugaloo; d. 1794, Cherokee Nation East.

 

Notes for JAMES WELCH:

He is listed as a Cherokee trader by Dunmoore.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH (JAMES1) was born Bet. 1745 - 1750 in Tugaloo, and died Abt. 1825 in Cherokee Nation East--near Nickajack.  She married (1) UNKNOWN JOHN DRURY RAINS.  He was born Abt. 1740 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1800 in South Carolina, Alabama or Georgia.  She married (2) EDWARD WILKINSON, SR.2 Abt. 1761 in Near Keowee, son of CHRISTOPHER WILKINSON and ELIZABETH FARR.  He was born Bet. 1710 - 1720 in Colleton County, South Carolina, and died 1783 in SC2.

 

Notes for CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE WELCH:

December 2011--Great Christmas gift--found Cherokee Mollie--Brave Cherokee Woman!

Entire letter posted below, but copied the part about Mollie so it will be easy for researchers to see--

On the 21st ult. Old Welsh, daughter (whom Mr Wilkinson keeps) & grand child were going to Tugooloo, and were met by six Norward Indians; Welsh had his grandchild in his arms, and his daughter coming behind he shook hands with the Indians, & asked what Country, but he finding them seizing of him, and making up to his daughter, knew they were enemy, and called to her to make her escape: upon which, she turned her horse about and gave him the whip, the enemy flung two spears at her, and wounded her in the side, and arm; Welch, and Wilkinson's child, were both killed, and their brains knocked out with a war club, which was left by them with shame signs upon it; No Trader will venture into this Nation, if the enemy are permitted to kill white People, as well as red.

 

Mollie married at least one time after Edward Wilkinson's death to Unknown Rains and had a daughter, Mary, who married Edmund Benge Duncan.

 

Mr Wilkinson notwithstanding his good economy, expended to the amount of £600 currency in making small presents to the Indians, and supplying them with provision, altho' I bore a part of the expence, I am however well convinced, that no man in the Province of South Carolina, could have done it at so little expence. End of Copy!

 

Letter from Alexander Cameron to [John Stuart]

Cameron, Alexander

May 10, 1766

Fort Prince George 10th May 1766.

Sir,

 

Agreeable to your Instructions to me, I set out the 21st ultimo, to see the Cherokee boundary line surveyed, I was accompanied by the Prince of Chote, Jud's Friend, Tiptoe Emy and the Wolf, with thirty young men, and we arrived at Dewis's Corner on the 24th following.

 

Mr Wilkinson was appointed Commissioner by the Governor and Council, to see the line run, and Mrf Pickens, the Surveyor, attended us. We began the line at Dewis's Corner and proceeded southwest 50 miles to Savannah River, the Indians blazed the Trees as we went, and made the Boundary very clear and strong as they term it.

 

I could not learn that we took in any land, that had been surveyed by any white man before, but there is one Atkins, settled

 

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within four miles of the Line, near to Savannah. The distance from Dewis's Corner to the River (as near as we could make it) is 27 miles; The course of the Line, from Dewis's Corner to Reedy River where the Line terminates, is N. E. 50 miles[?] and the distance 18 miles. About Saludy there are several houses within four miles of the Line, and one House within one mile of it.

On the North Carolina side of Reedy River there are three or four families settled: and even if the Indian boundary be run a north course, these settlements will fall five or six miles above it.

 

One William Turner on Saludy, below Ninety six, has settled a Cowpen and Plantation on the above Indian Lands, altho' he very well knew, that, Mr Wilkinson by Governor Bull's order, removed a settlement off the same tract of Land last year. I have sent a warning to remove without loss of time, otherwise I should take upon me to drive them off, & distribute part of their cattle among the Indians as a Tax belonging to them, &c.

 

The Cherokees propose running the line from where it terminated a straight course, to Colonel Chiswell's Mines, which I believe will be north, as nigh as I could make it; They say, that it must be very evident, that as they have given all their claims of Lands in Virginia, below Chiswell's Mines, and in South Carolina, below Dewis's Corner, that a straight line, from Reedy River to the Mines, must consequently cut off a great deal of their land in North Carolina; that part of their Hunting Ground lies 40 miles eastward of where they now nominate their boundary; but they do not love disputing with the White People concerning a trifle, therefore they made them a present of it.

 

It would be very necessary that a Surveyor should first sight the Line, from Reedy River a north course, in order to know where it will terminate in Virginia, and whether or not, it will take away any of the settlements.

 

Your Express, George Redd, arrived at Dewis's Corner the 6th inst. as we returned from marking the Line; I read to the Indians what part of your Dispatches concerned them, for which they return you their thanks; they likewise return you thanks, for your trouble and assiduity, in having their Boundary Line fixed, as they are very sensible, it is of great importance to them, they were however chagrined, that Governor Bull had sent no presents, for the Lands they ceded to the Province of South Carolina; and more especially, as they were a poor People, & prevented from Hunting, by the numerous

 

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parties of their enemies, that lurk continually about them. Inclosed you have a Talk from the head beloved Man Kittagusta dictated to him, by many men & warriors of his Nation. I inclose you likewise, an instrument, certifying their being present, as well as myself, at the surveying of the division Line of South Carolina as already mentioned.

I have distributed most part of the Ammunition among the Indians, for their Defence, as well as the greatest part of the other presents you have sent them.

 

I would be glad that you would renew the Indian Commissions which I conveyed to you, and send them, with the Medals, by the first opportunity, as they are at present much wanted to be given, as a memorial of our Friendship toward the Cherokees which the Creeks endeavour to depreciate, as much as possible. One dozen Medals is the least that is necessary for them, and if you think proper to be distributed as follows, to Ononnastotah, Kittagusta, Attacullahcedlah, Willnianwah, Otassatch, of the Overhills; Moitoy, of the Valley; the Mankiller of Miccassie who now lives in little Ohoteh, to the southward of the Valley, Tiptoe, Emy, Saludy and the Wolf lower Towns, and Tugooloo.

 

In my letter of the 2nd of April, I informed you that Emy, or the old warrior of Estatoe, was ready to set out to war against the Norwards, with a party of Cherokees and twenty Creeks; upon their march on the frontier of North Carolina, they met two white Beaver Hunters, and it was with great difficulty Emy prevented the Creeks from Hatcheting them; but after a strong and long talk from him to the Creek Head Man (the Buck) he prevailed upon them to return the white men their Guns, which they had taken from them; Emy told them that he would proceed no further with them, as they determined to bring him into a scrape: and that he could not be present at shedding the blood of any of his Brothers the English; he instantly returned home and the Creeks followed.

 

Mr Price and I shook hands with and thanked Emy, at a Public Meeting for his behaviour, and made him small presents; I however explained to him that he did no more than his duty, for his own Interest, and the good of all his Nation.

 

Tiptoe had pretty good success in his expedition: he routed the enemy in two different engagements, he brought home 3 scalps, skulls and all, in the first skirmish, the Seed of Settico was wounded, of which he died in six nights after; Tiptoe relates that when he

 

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received his wounds, he told them he should die in six nights and desired they would not think it troublesome to carry him so long. On their arrival in Camp, after the sixth days march, the Seed told them he was now going to die, that he was a man and warrior, that he did not die like a woman, in bed, that he died in war, but, said he, you must not bury me under the ground, to be smothered, tye me up with vines to a pretty high tree, where the enemy cannot find my scalp, but I can see them when they are going to war against you, and if I can do no more, I shall bring you intelligence thereof; One more of the party was killed & three wounded, one of which died since.

The Cherokees were surprised in Camp, and most of them ran away; but upon Tiptoe's animating them by a strong and bold speech, throwing off all his cloaths, & Killing the Head Warrior on the first onset his party rallied and beat off the enemy.

 

Mr Taylor writes me from over the Hills that the rogue Mankiller, and his Brother Trennilitah are employed as Ambassadors between the Mortar of the Creeks, and Onomastotah; and that the Mortar engages to reinforce the Cherokees with 700 on one days warning, provided they will go to Virginia and fall on the back settlements &c.

 

The following is an extract of a letter from Mr Alexander Boyd of Virginia, to me, dated Tenassie 2d April 1766.

 

“The Great Warrior & Attacullabiculla, want to see the Great King, and seem extremely desirous to embark from Virginia, and were they to solicit our Governor and Council for leave (as they seem inclined to do) they would undoubtedly obtain it, adding their Agents and your concurrence thereto; for there are none of the murderers, that killed a party of their People, yet apprehended, neither can they without imminent danger, for the whole body of Crackers, to a man, have unanimously declared, publickly, that they will espouse their cause at the expense of their lives, so that Proclamations and great rewards answer no purpose. And should these head men be allowed to take a voyage, the expence of conducting them to, and from England, would not exceed the premiums offered for bringing the other villains to justice. Our Colony is now about building and fixing a large store at the great Island on Houlston, for carrying on an extensive Trade and supplying them on the most reasonable terms possible; and at their request to our Governor and Council, they design to make overtures of peace, to the northern Tribes, in their behalf; which, if they can effect, great influence

 

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will be used with those living on the Ohio, to bring their commodities also to this grand Magazine, and be supplied with clothing &c. All this is possible but I fear their views are too sanguine.

“I have been interrogated by several of the Warriors, why the Governor and his beloved men, did not catch the rogues, and hang them that killed their People; and indeed of late, rumours prevailed here of some of the disaffected having been busy sowing bad talks among them, and they are threatening revenge for their losses; therefore, your presence here is much wished for.”

 

We had accounts some time ago that Mr Boyd was killed, going into Virginia, but I am glad to understand that our information was groundless.

 

Numerous are the fearful & dreadful stories, the Traders report of the Cherokees, and the continual attempts of the Creeks upon them, to alienate their minds from us, and sow the seed of contention among us, if possible, but I am not afraid of settling everything in its proper channel, & making all straight.

 

I must observe to you, that should the great Warrior and Attacullahculla be allowed to go to England from Virginia, and pay his passage backward and forward, it would never be a sufficient acknowledgement to the relations of the Indians that had been murdered, but if the perpetrators of the murder cannot by any means be brought to justice, then they must send large presents for the Relations of the murdered and endeavour to make up matters that way; I am informed the whole Body of them intend to pay me a visit on my arrival as I had been all along promising them satisfaction, I am upon my word affraid of them, but I hope to be able to waive the affair still longer.

 

I think Sir, it lies with you, to send home the great Warrior, and little Carpenter, as it would be of the greatest service to the Public, I do not in the least doubt but they will be sent home from Virginia, (unless you will suppress them) as I am convinced the Carpenter will leave no stone unturned to effect it.

 

In an engagement between the Northwards and the Hunting Party of Cherokees down the Tenassie, four of the former were killed, and three of the latter, and several wounded on both sides; the Cherokees threw themselves into a Block House (made by the Carpenter last Winter for his own defence) which prevented their being mostly cut off, as the enemy were much superior in number.

 

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A few days after, a Norward Indian came close to the Island Town and snapt his gun three times at a Cherokee Indian that was cutting of wood, the former ran up to the Cherokee with his Tomahawk and made a stroke at him which the latter partly parried, they grasped each other but the Norward oversett his antagonist, upon which the Cherokee called out, and a wench, that was nigh to them, ran to her friend's assistance oversett the Norward in his turn, tied him neck and heels and brought him in. His trial soon came on and Attacullahculla who was Chief Justice, ordered him to be burnt after cutting off some of his Members, which orders were soon executed, the fellow behaved with great undauntedness, and smiled at his torture.

 

On the 21st ult. Old Welsh, daughter (whom Mr Wilkinson keeps) & grand child were going to. Tugooloo, and were met by six Norward Indians; Welsh had his grandchild in his arms, and his daughter coming behind he shook hands with the Indians, & asked what Country, but he finding them seizing of him, and making up to his daughter, knew they were enemy, and called to her to make her escape: upon which, she turned her horse about and gave him the whip, the enemy flung two spears at her, and wounded her in the side, and arm; Welch, and Wilkinson's child, were both killed, and their brains knocked out with a war club, which was left by them with shame signs upon it; No Trader will venture into this Nation, if the enemy are permitted to kill white People, as well as red.

 

Mr Wilkinson notwithstanding his good economy, expended to the amount of £600 currency in making small presents to the Indians, and supplying them with provision, altho' I bore a part of the expence, I am however well convinced, that no man in the Province of South Carolina, could have done it at so little expence.

 

The Traders with one voice join and request, that you would apply to Sir William Johnson in order to suppress the insolence of the Norward Indians, contrary to the last treaty of Peace; the consequence of that breach of theirs will be, that the Cherokees will follow their example, & knock up as many of their Traders as they can, which they already begin to insinuate.

 

His Highness the Prince shakes hands with you, and begs that you'll send up an Union Flag to be displayed on particular occasions, in the head beloved Town of Chotch Ottassatch as Jud's Friend, holds you fast also, and desires, that you would give a strong talk, to Henry Young at the Forks of Edisto, concerning three Negroes of his, who were taken in the time of war by some of the

 

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Cherokees, who were going with them to the French in order to sell them; when Jud's Friend spoke, and said, that altho' they were at war with the English at present, they would have a peace with them by and by and that he would not suffer the Negroes to be sold to the French, that he himself would purchase them, and give him 3001bs of leather for them; they were afterwards sent down here, and the Jud left it to his own generosity what to give, but he never had a farthings worth, a couple of cows would satisfy them.

I am Sir &c  ALEXr CAMERON.

 

Don Shadburn told me of reading testemony saying Mollie was a Wolfe. We had always thought she was of the Wolf Clan and the surname Wolfe came from that distinction.    Frances Latta said she was of Cherokee and White descent.  She said she spoke Cherokee and broken English.  Frances said she remembered her and sher son John.  Frances was a Scott, daughter of George Scott.

 

Notes for UNKNOWN JOHN DRURY RAINS:

There is Drury in Pendleton...but I am not sure of Rains first name.  I doubt it was only Drury because Mary Rains Duncan did not name a child by that first name and she had a bunch of sons.  The man may have been the father of Drury and this is surely a second marriage for him.

 

Notes for EDWARD WILKINSON, SR.:

SCG, Aug. 1, 1768: "Edward Wilkinson, Esq., is appointed to receive & take charge of

the Stores, etc., at For t Prince George, Kewohee...in consequence of the garrisons being

withdrawn..." "George Price, Esq., some years past Commandant a t Fort Prince George,

embarked last Saturday for New York with the troops from this Town.

SCG, Sept. 13, 1768: The Indians are concerned about the sudden and unexpected withdrawal of troops from Fort Prince George.

SCG, Jan. 26, 1769: "The co-partnership of Edward Wilkinson & Co. will expire on the

10th of June next. At that time they propose to sell of f on easy terms what goods they may

have then at hand in the Cherokee Nation.... their main store at Fort Prince George, where

there is a good store, and dwelling house, a kitchen, and other outbuildings, not above

twelve or ftfteen yards from the fort: Also, a dwelling house about 150 yards from the fort,

with two good stone chimneys in it, and a large cellar...Signed, Edward Wilkinson.

 

From Journals to the House of Representatives, 1783-1784, March 30, 177

6, Edward Wilkinson, a Justice for Ninety Six District, S.C.

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen, ....The death of Mr. Wilkinson, the late Age

nt for Indian Affairs, renders it necessary to appoint another without lo

ss of time from the Respresentation of the distresses of the Nation, for w

ant of Supply of Necessaries, I have been induced, by Advice of the Pri

vy Council to furnish.....Jan 25, 1783

 

Indian Agent of the 96th District Spartanburg County, South Carolina

At this time the name Wilkinson changed to Wilkerson

Excerpts:

Edward Wilkerson, for expenses attending the line between this province

and the Cherokee Indians, including the 500 pounds voted formerly for t

same. Edwrd Wilkerson for his attendance at the running said line, 150

pounds. 1767 AD.

From South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research Vol. 5-6 page 187

Edward Wilkerson was made Commissioner of Peace for the Cherokee District.

From: Citizens and Immigrants of South Carolina 1795, by Warren, page 67

Charles Town, July 25, 1766

The lieutenant Governor, we hear has appointed Edward Wilkerson, Esq. to

be commandant of Fort Prince George, Keehowee

From: House Journal 6th Jan. through 26 March 1784, page 568

Tuesday 18 March, 1784. A motion was made and seconded that a committee

be appointed to inquire into the late Edward Wilkerson s purchase of

lands from the Cherokee Indians.. ordered it be taken into consideration

tomorrow.

The House took into consideration the report of the committee to whom w

referred the case of hiers of Edward Wilkerson, Esq. deceased which bei

read through, was agreed to as follows. Reports that in their opinion

John Wilkerson, Elizabeth Wilkerson, Edward Wilkerson and the youngest

son, his name not known, children of the late Edward Wilkerson shall ea

be allowed a grant of 640 acres in any part of the purchase made by said

Edward Wilkerson from the Cherokee Indians.

 

Father: Christopher, Esq., Captain WILKINSON b: 1667

Mother: Elizabeth FARR

 

Information above from Jan LeBlanc online file.

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Children of CHEROKEE WELCH and UNKNOWN RAINS are:

4.   i.   MARY3 RAINS, b. 08 Dec 1792, South Carolina; d. 1838, Cherokee Nation East.

5.   ii.  SARAH RAINS, b. 1787; d. Aft. 1860.

6.   iii. THOMAS RAINS, b. 1785.

 

    

Children of CHEROKEE WELCH and EDWARD WILKINSON are:

     iv.  EDWARD3 WILKERSON, JR.2, b. 1762, Near Keowee2; d. Abt. 1790, Cherokee Nation--Georgia; m. COO-TA-YA2, Abt. 1782, Georgia--Cherokee Nation2; b. , Eastern Cherokee Nation2; d. Aft. 1842, Georgia2.

 

Notes for EDWARD WILKERSON, JR.:

 

Raymond, according to "Noland's Cherokee Diary" pg 94 Coo-ta-ya's first hu

sband was Edward Wilkerson(Wilkinson).Also according to "Cherokee Plante

rs In Georgia" pg 305 the following statment "Coo'tire, mother of Aaron a

nd Dick Wilkerson, mixed blood sons of Edward and John Wilkerson of Tennes

see" for the sons to be mixed blood one parent must be white. Cherokee Cla

im of Jessie w. Bushyhead #5226 states that Coo-ta-ya's first husband w

as Edward and her second was John Wilkerson. Also in Star's book in stat

es that Edward Wilkerson was white and in one of the Claims I found refere

nce to the fact that John Wilkerson, Coo-ta-ya's second husband was broth

er to her first husband Edward.

 

Posted by Tim Williams on genealogy.com

 

Notes for COO-TA-YA:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

Living in Tennessee 1815

In 1842 Filed claim in Going Snake District Indian Territory Oklahoma

Wolf Clan

The Jim Hicks Report her name as Peggy Coo-tah-ya

Her name is spelled Coo-Tah-ye on the applications of both Mary and Asa,

and on the Drennen Rolls

 

7.   v.   JOHN WILKERSON, b. Abt. 1763, Near Keowee; d. Bef. 1817, Georgia or Alabama.

     vi.  BABY WILKERSON, b. 1765, Near Keowee; d. May 1766, On Route to tugaloo.

8.   vii. ELIZABETH WILKERSON, b. Abt. 1767, Near Keowee; d. Aug 1839, Carroll Co. AR or Indian Territory Delaware District.

     viii. UNKNOWN WILKERSON2, b. Aft. 1770, Near Keowee.

 

 

3.  JOHN2 WELCH (JAMES1)3 was born 1753 in Tugaloo, and died Bef. 1810 in Tennesee3.  He married (1) ELIZABETH JANE HEMBREE3 Unknown3.  She was born 1765 in Lincoln Co., NC3, and died 1820 in Tennesee3.  He married (2) BETSY (“QUATSY”) UNKNOWN3 Unknown3.  She was born Unknown3, and died Unknown3.

 

Notes for JOHN WELCH:

John Welch/ Ooconu

 

This is from the novel by James Strange.   James used John Welch as a role moded for John Welch in his book.  The character John Welch is the son of Israel de Lisle and Yenacona, though he doesn't know it. As an infant, he was rescued from a fire by a white man who took him home and raised him as his own. He kills Leech as part of the custom of blood vengeance. Leech's brother Eoneguski is bound to kill him in turn. Welch loves Atha, daughter of Robert Aymor.

 

Tradition says John Welch was half French and half Cherokee, as the novel also claims. He was a reservee under the 1817/ 1819 treaty, claiming a reservation on Iotla Creek, for which he was paid $1250 in 1829. Records say his reserve is next to Thomas Jones' reserve.  He killed Ah-leach (Al Leach), who had a reservation at the head of Iotla Creek. The killing may have occurred during a drunken fight. Yonaguska did pursue him but was pursuaded to give up the blood vengeance by Betty Blythe, Welch's sweetheart (or, perhaps, already his wife). Betty was the daughter of Jonathan Blythe, a frontiersman.

 

In 1838, Welch gave his power of attorney to Jonathan Blythe and Jonathan Parker of Macon County to act on his behalf for the benefit of his wife Elizabeth and their children. He named children Edward, Mary, David, James, Jonathan, John Cobb, Nancy, Richard, Dennis, Martha Ann and Rebecca Catherine. He also named slaves Isaac, about 40, Nelly, 36, and her child Jane; Phillis, 26, and her children Bill, Clarie and Henderson; and Frank, about six. (In the 1851 Siler Census, two other children were named -- Lloyd M. and Stacy.)

 

John Welch born 1795 and died 1857 in Cherokee Co.,N.C. Married Elizabeth Blythe born 1795 and died 1885 in Cherokee Co., N.C. They had 12 children, John, Mary, James, David, Jonathan, John Cobb,Nicy, Martha, Lloyd , Rebecca, and Stacy Son Llyod was elected principal chief of the Eastern Band Cherokee in 1875. Would like to share info on this family.

 

More About JOHN WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 20093

 

More About ELIZABETH JANE HEMBREE:

Record Change: 03 Aug 20093

 

Notes for BETSY (“QUATSY”) UNKNOWN:

[welch.FTW]

 

Cherokee

 

More About BETSY (“QUATSY”) UNKNOWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 20093

    

Children of JOHN WELCH and ELIZABETH HEMBREE are:

     i.   JAMES3 WELCH3, b. 1780, North Carolina3; d. Bef. 1815, Tennesee3.

 

More About JAMES WELCH:

Record Change: 30 Mar 20073

 

9.   ii.  DAVID WELCH, b. 1782, North Carolina; d. 1835, Georgia.

10.  iii. JACKSON WELCH, b. 1784, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1851, North Carolina.

11.  iv.  DELILAH WELCH, b. 1785, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1860, Whitfield or Hall County, GA.

12.  v.   EDWARD "NED" WELCH, b. 1786, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1820, Arkansas.

13.  vi.  NANCY WELCH, b. 1788, South Caolina, USA; d. 09 Sep 1860, Hickman County, Tennessee.

14.  vii. JOHN B. WELCH, b. 1790, Tennesee; d. 1857, Cherokee Co, NC.

 

    

Child of JOHN WELCH and BETSY UNKNOWN is:

     viii. AIL-SEY (ALSEY)3 WELCH3, b. 1802, North Carolina3; d. Aft. 1852, Indian Territory (Oklahoma)3; m. JOHNSON MURPHY3, Unknown3; b. 1800, North Carolina3; d. 1852, North Carolina3.

 

More About AIL-SEY (ALSEY) WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 20093

 

More About JOHNSON MURPHY:

Record Change: 03 Aug 20093

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

4.  MARY3 RAINS (CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 08 Dec 1792 in South Carolina, and died 1838 in Cherokee Nation East.  She married EDMOND BENGE DUNCAN 25 Jul 1810 in Georgia or South Carolina.  He was born 1784 in South Carolina, and died 12 Sep 1844 in Indian Territory.

 

Notes for MARY RAINS:

Mary was a white woman according to Starr, but it was a mistake she was Cherokee.  The testemony of Patsy Duncan proves the relationship between Mary Rains and Delilah Welch.  Delilah also married a Rains, but that would not prove Cherokee descent.  The kinship came through Delilah Welch as she was the Cherokee.

 

Notes for EDMOND BENGE DUNCAN:

Son of Dorcus Lightfoot and ? Benge.  She later married Young Charles Dunc

an.  Edmond used the name Duncan most of his life.

    

Children of MARY RAINS and EDMOND DUNCAN are:

     i.   CHARLES R.4 DUNCAN, b. 08 Dec 1811, Georgia; d. Aft. 1852, Indian Territory; m. JUDITH ROACH, Abt. 1835; b. 1816, Tennessee.

 

Notes for CHARLES R. DUNCAN:

Children of CHARLES DUNCAN and JUDITH ROACH are:

204. ii.      JOHN5 DUNCAN, b. September 1835, Cherokee Co, GA; d. January 08, 1867.

205. iii.     MARTHA ANN DUNCAN, b. 1837, Walker Co, GA; d. Aft. 1906.

     iv.      ALONZO DUNCAN, b. 1840.

     More About ALONZO DUNCAN:

1851 Siler roll: Cherokee Co, GA, fam# 12, roll# 1686

1852 Chapman roll: Cherokee Co, GA, fam# 12, roll# 1797

 

     v.       WILLIAM DUNCAN, b. 1841.

     More About WILLIAM DUNCAN:

1851 Siler roll: Cherokee Co, GA, fam# 12, roll# 1687

1852 Chapman roll: Cherokee Co, GA, fam# 12, roll# 1797

Emigration: Bef. 1873, LR-OIA, file# I96-1873

 

206. vi.      FRANCES DUNCAN, b. 1843.

     vii.     GEORGE DUNCAN, b. 1845.

     More About GEORGE DUNCAN:

1851 Siler roll: Cherokee Co, GA, fam# 12, roll# 1689

1852 Chapman roll: Cherokee Co, GA, fam# 12, roll# 1799

Emigration: Bef. 1873, LR-OIA, file# I96-1873

 

     viii.     SARAH DUNCAN, b. 1847.

     More About SARAH DUNCAN:

1851 Siler roll: Cherokee Co, GA, fam# 12, roll# 1690

1852 Chapman roll: Cherokee Co, GA, fam# 12, roll# 1800

 

207. ix.      FRANCIS MARION DUNCAN, b. 1850, Georgia; d. Aft. 1906.

     x.       ANDREW JACKSON DUNCAN, b. Abt. 1852.

 

 

     ii.  NATHANIEL GREEN DUNCAN, b. 1813, Georgia.

15.  iii. MARTHA DUNCAN, b. 16 May 1813, Georgia.

     iv.  JENNIE DUNCAN, b. 1814, Georgia; m. THOMAS H. CAREY.

     v.   GEORGE WASHINGTON DUNCAN, b. 1818, Georgia.

     vi.  WILLIAM B DUNCAN, b. 28 Feb 1821, Georgia; m. NARCISSA REEVES CAREY.

     vii. LEWIS DUNCAN, b. 10 Dec 1822, Georgia; m. MARY SPEARS.

     viii. JOHN R. DUNCAN, b. 1823, Georgia.

     ix.  ROSS CHEROKEE DUNCAN, b. 1825, Georgia; m. MARY GODDARD.

     x.   EDMOND DUNCAN, b. 1827, Georgia; m. MARIA RICHEY.

     xi.  JAMES R. DUNCAN, b. 1829, Georgia.

     xii. MARY DUNCAN, b. 1831, Georgia.

 

 

5.  SARAH3 RAINS (CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 1787, and died Aft. 1860.  She married NOAH LANGLEY 03 Jan 1820 in Hall County, Georgia.  He was born Abt. 1777.

    

Children of SARAH RAINS and NOAH LANGLEY are:

     i.   SARAH4 LANGLEY.

     ii.  DELILAH LANGLEY.

     iii. DEMARIS LANGLEY.

 

 

6.  THOMAS3 RAINS (CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 1785.  He married DELILAH WELCH, daughter of JOHN WELCH and ELIZABETH HEMBREE.  She was born 1785 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1860 in Whitfield or Hall County, GA.

 

Notes for THOMAS RAINS:

This Rains is kin to the Rains that Mollie married and could be his son by a previous wife.

 

Notes for DELILAH WELCH:

I know Delilah is a granddaughter of James Welch, but I am not sure which of his sons is her father.  Patsy Duncan said in 1908 that  Delilah was a first cousin to Mary Rains Duncan.  Mollie Welch and Delilah's father were siblings.

She may have had a son named George.  I do not know her daughters names but I do think she probably had some  daughters.

    

Children of THOMAS RAINS and DELILAH WELCH are:

     i.   JONATHAN4 RAINS.

     ii.  DAVID RAINS.

     iii. JOHN WESLEY RAINS.

     iv.  ELIAS STROTHER RAINS.

 

 

7.  JOHN3 WILKERSON (CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)4 was born Abt. 1763 in Near Keowee, and died Bef. 1817 in Georgia or Alabama.  He married (1) COO-TA-YA4.  She was born  in Eastern Cherokee Nation4, and died Aft. 1842 in Georgia4.  He married (2) MARGARET PEGGIE SCOTT4.    He married (3) MARGARET MCMAHAN4 Abt. 1787 in SC4.  She was born Bet. 1755 - 17744, and died Dec 1805 in Pendleton District, SC4.

 

Notes for JOHN WILKERSON:

[brendajackson56.ged]

I added what Brenda Jackson had on John Wilkerson. 

 

The following is testimony given on behalf of Benjamin Brackett, Jr.who ap

plied for Cherokee Citizenship.  Testimony dated June 2, 1879.  Case 97, C

HN51.  Included in this testimony are remarks concerning John Wilkerson.

Statement of Francis Latta, who being sworn on part of the claimant says:

I will be nine six (96) of age the 5th day of next month.,  I was well acq

uainted with John Wilkerson (Nellie's father) in the old Cherokee Natio

n.  He was regarded as a Cherokee citizen.  I knew his mother well and s

he belonged to the Wolf Family (clan).  It has been about seventy-five yea

rs ago I first got acquainted with John Wilkerson.  John Wilkerson and h

is mother talked the Cherokee language.  His mother spoke broken Englis

h.  John Wilkerson lived when I first knew him near Maker Jack Cove (Nicka

jack?) on the TN River.  John Wilkerosn had seven children by my sister a

nd his other wife I think had five.  He had a first wife in South Caroli

na and two after he came to the Old Cherokee Nation.  My sister and moth

er - John Wilkerson came from South Carolina to the Old Cherokee Nati

on at least he said he did.  He had sons named Uriah and Wiliam.  Nelly Wi

lkerson was said to be a sister to Uriah and William WIlkerson.  I do n

ot know how long after John Wilkerson came into the old Nation that his so

ns Uriah and Wm. came but the sons came afterward.  William, Uriah and Nel

ly were the children of John Wilkerson by the South Carolina wife.

 

John's Cherokee wife named Cootiah by whom I think he had five children na

med Aaron, Dick, George and James.  (She left out John) I was acquainted m

ost with William and Uriah Wilkerson after they came into the old Cherok

ee Nation.  I never heard their right to Cherokee Citizenship disputed the

re.  I was presnt when Uriah's (Wilkerson) house was burned.  There w

as no corn to cut down by the soldiers.  It was cold up there.  I am the m

other of Allen (?).  He was a (illegible) Uriah's.  William's house was bu

rned  John Wilkerson's children by my sister were named Hyram, Jefferso

n, Lewis, Lydia, Tom, Goerge, Linda.  I am a Catawba by blood.  My fath

er was also.  I was born in NC near the Catawba lands.  The Catawba lan

ds may have joined North and South Carolina.  I do not speak the Cherok

ee language.  I do understand it much.

 

Notes for COO-TA-YA:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

Living in Tennessee 1815

In 1842 Filed claim in Going Snake District Indian Territory Oklahoma

Wolf Clan

The Jim Hicks Report her name as Peggy Coo-tah-ya

Her name is spelled Coo-Tah-ye on the applications of both Mary and Asa,

and on the Drennen Rolls

 

Notes for MARGARET PEGGIE SCOTT:

She was a half sister to Francis Latta.

 

Notes for MARGARET MCMAHAN:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

"We the Subscribers three of the appraisers sworn to appraise the Goods a

nd Chattels of Margret Wilkinson deceased do certify that the above is a t

rue and perfect inventory and appraisment of the Goods and Chattels of sa

id deceased as to Uriah Hubbert.  Given under our hands the 16th day of Ja

nuary, 1806.  Andrew Pickens, John Prater, William Hallum."

 

Will of Peter McMahan pp 208-210

Wife Susannah.  Bro - William McMahan.  Bro - John McMahan.

Sis - Catharine Wright.  Sis. Elisabeth Forbes.  Sis. Peggy Wilkinson's ch

ildren.  Dated:  11 April 1838.  Probate date 26 Sept 1845.

signed

Peter (x) McMahan

Wit:

 

There is only one John Wilkinson(Wilkerson) listed on the Pendleton,SC Cen

sus on pg 121, but I cannot verify that his is Margaret's husband. 1 ma

le over 16, 2 males under sixteen and 3 free white females.

 

In 1800 Margaret Wilkerson is the only one with:

3 males under 10, 1 of 10 to 16

1 female of 10 to 16 and 1 female of 26 to 45.  (this makes 4 children)

    

Children of JOHN WILKERSON and COO-TA-YA are:

16.  i.   JOHN4 WILKERSON, d. Abt. 1816.

     ii.  AARON WILKERSON4, d. Aft. 18574.

 

More About AARON WILKERSON:

Note: 1835, Listed on Henderson Roll as Aaron Wilkenson (1835)4

 

     iii. RICHARD "DICK" WILKERSON4.

 

More About RICHARD "DICK" WILKERSON:

Note: Listed on Henderson Roll as Dick Wilkenson (1835)4

 

     iv.  JAMES WILKERSON4, d. Aft. 18524.

 

More About JAMES WILKERSON:

Note: 1852, Drennen Roll, Group 323 Tahlequah District4

 

     v.   GEORGE WILKERSON4, b. Abt. 18164.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILKERSON:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

The 4th verified burial was John T. Wilkerson on Mar 23, 1900. He was

born on Mar 22, 1842 in the Going Snake District, Cherokee Nation. He w

the son of George Wilkerson & Susan Poorbear, the father of George W. &

Irene J. and father-in-law of Ida R. Timmons.

 

More About GEORGE WILKERSON:

Census: 1880, Cherokee Nation Census:  George Wilkerson, age 64, Tahlequah, died between 1880 & 1900.  Remarks:  Lives with John Wilkerson4

Note: 1835, Drennen Roll, Group 631, Going Snake District4

 

    

Children of JOHN WILKERSON and MARGARET SCOTT are:

     vi.  HIRAM4 WILKERSON4, d. Bef. 18514.

 

More About HIRAM WILKERSON:

Note: Old Settlers Roll (1851), Group 50 Saline District.  Shows Hiram as deceased, a half brother George, age 77 living in Sallisaw and a nephew John Wilkerson, age 45 living in Claremore 4

 

     vii. JEFFERSON WILKERSON4.

     viii. LEWIS WILKERSON4.

     ix.  LYDIA WILKERSON4.

 

Notes for LYDIA WILKERSON:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

Note: Drennen Roll, Group 488, Dist SA

 

     x.   THOMAS WILKERSON4.

     xi.  GEORGE WILKERSON4.

     xii. LINDA WILKERSON4.

 

    

Children of JOHN WILKERSON and MARGARET MCMAHAN are:

17.  xiii. ELEANOR NELLIE4 WILKERSON, b. Abt. 1788, Washington District, SC (Now Pendleton, SC); d. Bef. 1851.

     xiv. URIAH WILKERSON4, b. Abt. 1790, Pendleton District, SC4.

 

Notes for URIAH WILKERSON:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

Uriah Wilkerson's name appears in a Hall County Court Case with Uriah Hubb

ard and other defendants.  Uriah  went before the 1st Board of Commissione

rs in 1837 to file a claim.  He had taken a reservation in 1818 at Po(?) C

reek in McMinn Co., TN, by right of his wife.

 

I think Uriah and Riley Wilkerson are the same man and am not listing th

em as two people.

 

More About URIAH WILKERSON:

Note: Listed on Emigration Rolls, April 28, #28, 1828 as Uriah Wilkinson, 5 in family, Chestatee, GA4

 

     xv.  WILLIAM WILKERSON4, b. 1795, Pendleton District, SC4.

 

 

8.  ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON (CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)4 was born Abt. 1767 in Near Keowee, and died Aug 1839 in Carroll Co. AR or Indian Territory Delaware District.  She married THOMAS JONES Abt. 1783 in probably Pendleton Dist. S C.  He was born Bet. 1755 - 1765 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1824 in Chickasaw Nation, Alabama or Miss.5,6.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH WILKERSON:

Cherokee

Drury Jones Document from April 1845

Elizabeth Jones Heirs VS the US Government

 

 

This document was sent to me by Patty Woodall. She resides in the area th

at Drury, James, and Thomas Jones got their reservations according to t

he treaty of 1817. All Jones researchers are very indebted to Patty for th

is new information. Documents give us a glimpse of a family long deceased.

Patty, you have our heartfelt thanks!!!

 

Reference Data to this Document

Microfilm M-574, Rolls #32, Frames 577-582 which is found in Record Gro

up 75, National Archives, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs. National Archives. Washington, D.C. M-574, Ro

ll #32, Frames 577-582. Special File 155, Reservation Claim of the hei

rs of Elizabeth and Thomas Jones, 1 April 1845.

Message from Patty Woodall

All these claims were made in the late 1830's until mid 1840's from provis

ions made in the Treaty of 1835/1836 before the First through Fourth Boa

rd of Commissioners. Looks like the claims was deposed in Pulaski Co, A

R. That just means the deposition was taken in that county not that it w

as filed in the courts of that county. These depositions were taken and th

en filed with the Cherokee Board of Commissioners, which started out meeti

ng in the East for the first one or two Boards and then moved to the We

st for the remainder.

As you will notice there is NO MENTION of a William Jones. I had thought t

he William Jones who took a reservation very near Thomas Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. The deed in 1829 when Thomas Jones so

ld to William D. Gains, William Jones is not mentioned. In fact, Washingt

on and Thomas Jones are not mentioned either but I expect they were de

ad by this time. The daughters were not mentioned either.

 

I think I've seen some documents that state that William Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones but these documents were written at mu

ch later dates and I think had to do with proving Cherokee citizenship. S

o, it makes me wonder if these later documents are accurate in all respect

s. At the moment, I cannot find a one of them to be more specific.

 

Now, this leads me to wondering exactly who William Jones was. Do you ha

ve any ideas?

Thanks.

Patty Woodall

 

ELIZABETH JONES CASE

PROOF OF CHARACTER OF WITNESSES

DATED JULY 6, 1845

STATE OF ARKANSAS

COUNTY OF PULASKI

We the undersigned members of the Arkansas State Legislature do hereby cer

tify that we are well acquainted with Joel D. Mitchell, citizen of this St

ate and a witness in the case of Elizabeth Jones vs The United States. No

w, pending before the U. S. Commission for the adjustment of claims growi

ng out of treaties with the Cherokee Indians and we know him to be a m

an of truth of good moral character and his statements under oath may be f

ully relied upon.

Witness for Claimant (?)

July 6, 1845 at Little Rock, AR

Sworn and Subscribed to

July 6, 1845

(?)U. S. District

State of Arkansas

 

Martin Tackett

Thomas Clark

G. W. Sanders Jr.

B. Johnson, Judge

End of this document!

RESERVATION CLAIM OF THOMAS AND ELIZABETH JONES

STATEMENT OF DRURY JONES

In the claim of the children and heirs of Elizabeth Jones for whom a reser

vation was taken by her husband, Thomas Jones, on the Tennessee River, und

er the Treaty of 1817, as per Register of Reservations NO 58 and forfeit

ed by David Jones, administrator.

Drury Jones appears before the Commission this 1st day of April in 1845 a

nd being justified as one of the children of the reservee makes the follow

ing statement:

Edward Wilkerson--

Was Indian Agent and a Trader in the old 96th District of SC.

Edward Wilkerson was made Commissioner of Peace for the Cherokee Dist.

From: Citizens and Immigrants of SouthCarolina 1795, by Warren, page 67.

Charles Town, July 25, 1766

The Lieutenant Govenor, we hear has appointed Edward Wilkerson Esq. to be

Commandant of Fort Prince George, Keehowee.

From: House Journal 6th Jan. through 26 March 1784, page 568.

Tuesday 18 march, 1784. A motion was made and seconded that a committee

be appointed to inquire into the late Edward Wilkersons purchase of lands

from the Cherokee Indians....ordered it be taken into consideration

tomorrow.

The House took into consideration the report of the committee to whom was

referred the case of heirs of Edward Wilkerson Esq. deceased which being

read through, was agreed to as follows. Reports that in their opinion

John Wilkerson, Elizabeth Wilkerson, Edward Wilkerson and the youngest

son, his name not known, children of the late Edward Wilkerson shall each

be allowed a grant of 640 acres in any part of the purchase made by said

Edward Wilkerson from the Cherokee Indians.

And from Betty Willie, compiler, PENDLETON DISTRICT, S.C. DEEDS 1790-18

06 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1982), 1.

DB.A pp.20-23: 6 Jan. 1789. Thomas JONES and BETSY JONES, his wife, of Nin

ety-Six Dist., S.C., planter, to Alexander DRUMGOOLE, merchant, for £50, 6

40 acres on First Creek, branch of Rocky River, granted to BETSY JONES, th

en BETSY WILKISON [sic JK], 2 May 1785. Wit: Noah PITTMAN, John BRINER, Lo

uis D. MARTIN.

Signed: Thomas JONES and BETSY (or ELIZABETH) JONES.

John BRINER made oath 4 Jun. 1789 before Robert ANDERSON, J.P.

 

From information provided by Raymond Ray.

                  The Wilkersons Of South Carolina

Christopher Wilkinson/Wilkerson of Barton's St. Mary, Co Durh

am                                                             

b.1560 d.1632, The Wilkinsons  of harperley and Ferry in the Bishop

ic                                                             

of Durham. m. 25 Feb.1594  in  Aycliffe, England

Spouse: Helen Elinor Buck daughter of Bucke of Sedberge, Co. Durham

Children: John b.1594 d.1640

                Thomas                           b.1600 d.1664  married El

izabeth Clement

                                                             Daughter of T

homas Clement of Newton

                 Margery b.1602  never married

  Spouse: Elizabeth   of Barton, Yorkshire

John Wilkinson/Wilkerson b.1594 d.1640 of Barton's St. Mary's

                                                             m. 3 Mar. 16

15  Darlington, England

  Spouse: Margery Foster daughter of Francis Foster, Esq., Co. Dur

ham

Children: Francis b.1615

Francis Wilkinson/Wilkerson b.1615 d.1677/78, son of John abov

                                                             (the first Ca

rolina Wilkinson/Wilkerson)

                                                              of Monkend P

arish of Croft, Yorkshire

  Spouse: Margaret    Daughter of Henry Wormeley and Margaret C

onset

    Childeren: Christopher  b.1637

                       Francis                           b.1640  d.17

28  (Barrister at Law of Lincolns Inn)

                       Edward  b. 1642 d.1688

                       Timothy  b. 1644 m.16

82                                    

Francis Wilkinson/ Wilkerson                b.1640  Croft, Durham, d. 172

8, SC

                                                               The first C

arolina Wilkinson.

Spouse:  Not known

Children: Christopher Wilkinson Esq. Capt.   b. 1667 d.1732

                       SarahMarried Josph Mort

on II                                

                                    

                                                         

Christopher Wilkinson Esq. Capt.            b.1667 d.1732  Capt. Christoph

er also descended

                                                                 From S

ir Richard Saltonstall, Lord Mayor

                                                                 of Lond

on b.1521 d.1601

 Spouse: Elizabeth Morton    m. 1 Dec. 1701 d.1709 Elizabeth is t

he daughter

                                                                of Sarah M

iddleton and Joseph Morton III

     Children: Christopher   died young

                       Francis    b. 1708 married Margaret Ard

en 1729

                                                               Daught

er of Edward Arden and Mary Percivall

                       Josephnever married

  Spouse: Elizabeth Farr                          daughter of Thomas Farr

    Children: Mary

                      Christopher                         (another Christo

pher)

                      Edward                                Indian Age

nt of the 96th District (Spartanburg Co. SC)

Francis Wilklinson/Wilkerson   son of Capt. Christopher and Elizabe

th Morton,

                                                                  1/2 brot

her to Edward below.

  Spouse: Margaret Arden                          d.1762, daughter of Edwa

rd Arden

    Children: Sarah                                    married Wm. Middlet

on

                      Christopher                          married Elizabe

th Slann

                      Edward    married  Ann Ninian

                      Mary                                    b. 1720 marr

ied John Seabrook                  

                      Morton        married Susannah Smith

                      Joseph      married Elizabeth Younge

                      Ann

Edward Wilkinson/Wilkerson                    d.1782/83, (Indian Agen

t) at this time the name

                                                                  chang

ed to Wilkerson.

  Spouse: Mollie                                          Mollie must ha

ve been a Cherokee because

                                                                   John a

nd Edward are listed as Native American

                                                                   Cherok

ee on all the LDS files.

Children: Edward Jr.                                  married Coo-tah-ya (

maybe Coo’tiah)(Coh tah ya)

                       John                                      married M

argaret McMahan, Coo-tah-ya, Mollie Lotta

                       Elizabeth                               married Tho

mas Jones

                       Thomas 

Edward Wilkerson Jr.

Spouse: Coo-tah-ya                                     Wolf Clan

Childeren: Thomas

                   Eliza                                       b.1800 d.18

72, married Jesse Bushyhead

                                                                        (f

irst Babtist Preacher in the Cherokee Nation)

John Wilkerson                                               b. abt 1770

  Spouse: Margaret McMahan

    Children: Nellie                                          married Uri

ah Hubbard,  Pendleton Dist. SC

                       Uriah                                          b.a

bt 1790 Pendleton Dist., SC

                       Riley        

                                  b. abt 1792 Pendleton Dist., SC

                       William

  Spouse: Coo-tah-ya                                          Living in T

N, 1815  Filed claim in Goingsnake Dist.

                                    

                                     IT 1842 (Oklahoma)

    Childeren: Aaron                                          (wife nam

ed Rachel)

                                                                         D

rennen Roll, Group 513, Dist GS     

                                                                         E

lected Sheriff of Goingsnake Dist. 1847 - 1851

                                                                         E

lected Senator of Goingsnake Dist. 1853 - 1857

                       Richard                                      (wi

fe named Susan)

                                                                         D

rennen Roll Group 602, Dist GS

                       James

                       George                                        marri

ed Susan Poorbear daughter of John Grapevine

                                     

                                     Mary Vaughn

                                    

                                     Drennen Roll Group 631, GS

                       John         died abt 1816 (Henders

on Co. TN)

                                     

                                     married  Annie Woods, 30 sept. 1813

 

  Spouse: Mollie Latta  (maybe Peggy Latta)

    

    Childeren: Hiram                                           Old Settle

rs Roll, Group 50, Dist. SA

                       Jefferson

                       Lewis                                           O

ld Settlers Roll, Group 34, Dist. DE

                       Lydia                                           Dre

nnen Roll, Group 488, Dist.SA

                       Tom                                             O

ld Settlers Roll, Group 55, Dist. SA`

                       George                                         Dren

nen Roll, Group 631, Dist. GS

                       Linda

John Wilkerson                                                   died  ab

t. 1815/16

Spouse: Anna Wood                 b. Jan.5, 1800   d.Feb. 10, 18

63 Henderson Co

                                                                         F

ather, Charles Caleb Wood, Mother, Mary

                                                                         R

osanna Watson ,  d. 5 Jan. 1837, Annie Wood

                                                                         M

arrried Asa Davis 5 June 1817, in Roane Co. TN

                                                                         C

harles and Rosanna maried Bedford Co.

 VA                                 

                                                

     Children: John W.

John W. Wilkerson                                             d. Oct., 18

69  Buried, Colloins Cemetery

                                    

                                      Webbers Falls, OK

  Spouse: Nancy Blankenship                               b. 1821 TN  m.18

38 d. March, 1886  Buried,

                                    

                                       Collins  Cementery Webbers Falls, O

K

                                    

                                       Daughter of John Blankenship and

                                    

                                       and Sarah Elizabeth ?

         Childeren: Martha                                          marri

ed John Groom

                         Nancy                                         mar

ried Solomon Ray  m. abt 1863

                         Mary A.                                      marr

ied Isaac Neff, Solomon Ray,

                                    

                                       Charles D. Jones

                         Elizabeth                                     mar

ried Mack Messer

                         John W.                                      marr

ied Jennie Campbell

                         Asa I.                                          D

awes Roll # 2883

                                    

                                       b. 19 Sept. 1851 d. 19 Feb. 1914

                                    

                                       married Margaret Jones

                         Whidby H.                                  marri

ed Elnora Jones

                         Virgina Caroline

Anna Wood                                                          b. 5 Ja

n. 1800  d. 10 Feb. 1863 Henderson Co. TN

                                     

                                        Buried, Union Cem. Henderson Co. T

N

  Spouse: Asa Davis                                              b. 10 No

v. 1792 in VA  m. 5 June 1817

                                    

                                        In Roane Co. TN  Father, John Bro

wn Davis

                                    

                                        Mother, Martha baxter

    Children: Nancy                                              b. 182

2, TN

                       Benjamin Franklin                         b. Mar. 1

828, TN

                       Mary Ann                                      b. 18

28, TN

                       Asa          

                                     b. 1829, TN

                       James S.     

                                   b. 1830, TN

                       Cloumbus Marion                           b. 1 Ma

r. 1832, TN

                       Elizabeth Ann                                b. 183

4, Henderson Co. TN

                       Martha Ann                                    b. 18

35, Henderson Co. TN

                       William Henry

                               b. 13 Mar. 1835, Henderson Co. T

Nancy Wilkerson                                                   b.1842

/43  d. abt 1870

  Spouse: Solomon Ray                                          b.1843 Solo

mon listed on 1867 census

                                    

                                         (Tompkins Rol

                                     

                                         of Canadian District as 1/2 bre

ed  living with his

                                    

                                         inlaws Nancy and John W. Wilkerso

n

    Children: Climintine                                      b.1864  d. a

bt 1870

 

 

 

Mary A. Wilkerson                                               b.184

6, TN  still living in 1910

  Spouse: Isaac Neff         b.23 Feb.1841 d. abt 1870

    Children: William                                            b.29 No

v. 1865 Webbers Falls  d. 9 Dec. 1925

                        Isaac       

                                       b.20 July 1869 d.2 Sept. 1889 Webbe

rs Falls

  Spouse: Solomon Ray                                           m.23 Feb.1

871, record in Salisaw library

                                    

                                          (Solomon Rhea & Mary Nief)

    Children: Asa                                                   b.7 Fe

b. 1872 d.31 Jan. 1923

                       Nancy Bell        b. 1875  m. Hugh A. S

hoemake

   Spouse: Charles D. Jones                                        b. 18

47  d. 2 Jan. 1907

    Children: Rufus

                       Matthew

                       Franklin

                       Margaret

Asa Ray                                                                 m.

20 Oct. 1890

  Spouse: Mattie George White                               b.15 Sept. 18

77 Tn  (Daughter of George White,

                                     

                                         Frances Tilman ) d. 3 Feb. 1940 T

ulare Co. Hosp.

                                    

                                         Buried at Delano, CA,  m.20 Oc

t, 1890

                                     

    Children:  Pearl                

                                b. 14 Jan. 1893 Webbers Falls

                      Jesse         

                                        b. 1897/98 Webbers Falls

                                     

                                          married Della G. Hensley

                     Bud            

                                       b. 29 Feb. 1895 Webbers Falls

                                    

                                          d. 1932, Bakersfield CA, buri

ed Union Cem.

                                    

                                          married Missouri Pearl Madison

                                    

                                          Webbers Falls OK

                     Mylie          

                                      b. Feb. 1901 Webbers Falls

                     Susie          

                                       b. 23 Sept. 1903 Webbers Falls

                                     

                                          married Jasper Acuff

                     Courrine       

                                    b. 10 June 1906 Webbers Falls

                                    

                                          Married Ed Hisaw, Bill Marshall

                     Opal           

                                       b. 6 Jan. 1908 Webbers Falls

                     Porter           b. 16 Jan. 1910 Webbe

rs Fall

                                     

                                          married Ethel Corder

                     Bill           

                                         b. 28 Oct.1913 Webbers Falls

                                    

                                          married Rena V. David, Helen Bro

wer,

                                    

                                          Cleo Brower

                     Francis        

                                      b. 1916 Webbers Fal

                                     

                                          married Woodrow Kirkpatrick

 

Bill Ray                            

                                      d. 4 Dec. 1968 Sedro Wooley, Wa

  Spouse: Rena V. David                                          b. 12 Au

g. 1909 Arkansas

                                    

                                           d. 5 Feb. 1983 Bakersfield, Ca

    Children: Raymond Leroy            b. 29 May 1934 Webbers Fal

ls, Ok

                       Norlene Francis         b. 27 April 1937 B

akersfield, Ca

                                    

                                           d. 1955 bakersfield, Ca

  Spouse: Helen Brower

    Children: Charlotte             

                               b. 14 Feb. 1941

  Spouse: Cleo Brower

Note: Raymond never had childeren.

Norlene had a daughter by Larry Thomas of Big Lake, Wa abt 1954 (no marria

ge) named

Brenda Jean Thomas. Brenda now lives in Bakersfield, Ca with her Husband P

hillip Toler

and her three childeren, Christopher, Ashley and Jessica, the girls are tw

ins.

 

The Wilkinson surname is Norman in orgin.  The first record of the surna

me was found in

Durham, were the clan was first seated from ancient times.  They were desc

ended from

Robert de Wintona, of Glamorgan, one of the twelve knights who came to Gla

morgan with

Robert Fitzhamon, a Norman noble, in 1066.  Fitzhamon was Sheriff of Ke

nt and founder

of Tewkesbury.

Wilkinsons held estates in Durham, Hulan, Coxhoe, Eddercres, Sheriton, T

he Ganges,

Hurworth Bryan, White Hurwoth, langdale, Stanley,Holmside, Tursdale, Whutt

on,

Brafferton, Woodham Burn, Rushyford, Stoballe and in locations in Northumb

erland. 

They also held estates in Scarborough, York, Pontefract, Kirkbrigg and Win

terburn Hall in

Yorkshire.

One of the most noteable at this time was Lancelot Wilkinson b. 1530, Harp

erley House of

Kyo in Durham. Married 12 December 1563,  Catherine Leigh, Co. Durha

m. d. Nov. 1592.

Other noteworthy Wilkinsons of harperley House:

In 1615 a Coat Of Arms was granted to William Wilkinson of Harperley Hous

e, Lanchester,

Durham Co. Eangland. His son Lawrence, a Lt. in the army of King Charles t

he First, was

captured in the battle of New Castle On-Tyne, by forces of Oliver Cromwel

l. His lands were

sequestered by Parliment and sold. Lawrence recieved special permission fr

om Lord Fairfax

to go to the New World.

Samuel Wilkinson the oldest son of Lawrence was the Grandfather of Steph

en Hopkins the

Govenor of Rode Island, he was the last signer of the Declaration Of Indep

endance.

Mary Conyers, the wife of William, her ancestory goes back to King Edwa

rd the First and

to the de Bohuns, signers of the Magna Charta in 1215.

LDS records shows the Wilkinson line back to Lord Robert of Innsbrook in B

avaria of the

Holy Roman Empire in 946 A.D. (last names were not used until after the ye

ar 1000 A.D.)

 

Note:  Harperley House at Kyo in Durham is now used as a police training c

enter.

Some Reference Sources:

U.S. Census, 1850 Henderson Co. Tn, 1860 Cooke Co. Tx, 1920 Muskogee Co. O

k.

Cherokee Census 1867 Canadain District, Tompkins Roll. Dawes Roll 1907.

History Of The Cherokee Indians, by Emmet Star.

Note:  The errors in Emmet Starrs book is due to a poor proof reading duri

ng the strike

at Walden Publishing Co. in 1922.

LDS Ancestrial and IGI Files.

Tranactions Of The Huguenot Society Of South Carolina #80.

Memoirs Of The Wilkinsons, by Rev. Israel Wilkinson.

Journal Of The Society Of Genealogist, Vol. 22 #8 Dec. 1987.

Chronicles Of Oklahoma  Vol. 37,  1959  Page247

Cherokee Planters In Georgia 1832-1838,  by Don Shadburn

Excerpts:

Edward Wilkerson, for expenses attending the line between this province a

nd the Cherokee Indians, including the 500 pounds voted formerly for the s

ame. Edward Wilkerson for his attendance at the

running said line, 150 pounds. 1767 AD

From South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Reserach Vol. 5-6 page 187

Edward Wilkerson was made Commissioner of Peace for the Cherokee Dist.

From: Citizens and Immigrants of South Carlonia 1795, by Warren, page 67.

Charles Town, July 25, 1766

The Lieutenant Govenor, we hear has appointed Edward Wilkerson Es

q. to be Commandant of Fort Prince George, Keehowee.

From: House Journal 6th Jan. through 26 March 1784, page 568.

Tuesday 18 march, 1784. A motion was made and secoded that a committ

ee be appointed to inquire into the late Edward Wilkersons purchase of lan

ds from the Cherokee Indians....ordered it be taken into consideration tom

orrow.

The House took into consideration the report of the committee to whom w

as refered the case of hiers of Edward Wilkerson Esq. decesed which bei

ng read through, was agreed to as follows. Reports that in thier opinion J

ohn Wilkerson, Elizabeth Wilkerson, Edward Wilkerson and the youngest so

n, his name not known, childeren of the late Edward Wilkerson shall ea

ch be allowed a grant of 640 acres in any part of the purchase made by sa

id Edward Wilkerson from the Cherokee Indians.

From: Citizenship Commission, Tahlequah, June 2, 1879

Case # 97, Benjamin Brackett VS Cherokee Nation

Petitioned for his rights as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation

Statment of Francis Latta:  I will be nintysix years old the 5th of next m

ounth.  I was well aquainted with John Wilkerson in the Old Cherokee Natio

n.  He was regarded as a Cherokee citizen.  I knew his mother well and s

he belonged to the Wolf Clan.  It has been about seventyfive years ago th

at I got aquainted with John Wilkerson.  John and his mother talked the Ch

erokee language.  His mother spoke broken English.  John lived when I fir

st got aquainted with him near Maker Jack Cove on the Tennessee River.  Jo

hn had seven childeren by my sister and his other wife had five.  He h

ad a first wife in South Carolina and two after he came to the Old Cherok

ee Nation, at least he said he did.  He had sons named Uriah and William W

ilkerson.  Nellie Wilkerson was said to be a sister to Uriah and Willia

m.  William, Uriah and Nellie are childeren by the South Carolina wife.  W

ilkersons Cherokee wife named Cootiah by whom he had five childeren nam

ed Aaron, Dick, George, James and John.  John Wilkersons childeren by my s

ister were named Hiram, Jefferson, Lewis, Lydia, Tom, George and Linda.

I find the spelling of Coo tah ya different ways,   Coo’tire in “Cherok

ee Planters In Georgia, By Don L. Shadburn.   Coh tah ya on the Drennen Ro

lls of 1852.   Coo ta ya by different people on the internet.

Coo tah ya on the dawes applications of Mary and Asa Wilkerson.  Cooti

ah in the above statement by Frances Latta.

Note:  I believe that Maker Jack Cove is really (Nickajack Cave)  a Cherok

ee settlement..  On the map it is near Jasper, TN.  The cave is now underw

ater because of the damn being built just below the cave.

The Jones,  Wood and Wilkinsons lived between Nikajack cave and Crow Town.

                                    

                                               

   

 

 

                                     

                                                              

 

 

 

 

Notes for THOMAS JONES:

Cherokee

Drury Jones Document from April 1845

Elizabeth Jones Heirs VS the US Government

 

 

This document was sent to me by Patty Woodall. She resides in the area th

at Drury, James, and Thomas Jones got their reservations according to t

he treaty of 1817. All Jones researchers are very indebted to Patty for th

is new information. Documents give us a glimpse of a family long deceased.

Patty, you have our heartfelt thanks!!!

 

Reference Data to this Document

Microfilm M-574, Rolls #32, Frames 577-582 which is found in Record Gro

up 75, National Archives, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs. National Archives. Washington, D.C. M-574, Ro

ll #32, Frames 577-582. Special File 155, Reservation Claim of the hei

rs of Elizabeth and Thomas Jones, 1 April 1845.

 

 

Message from Patty Woodall

 

 

All these claims were made in the late 1830's until mid 1840's from provis

ions made in the Treaty of 1835/1836 before the First through Fourth Boa

rd of Commissioners. Looks like the claims was deposed in Pulaski Co, A

R. That just means the deposition was taken in that county not that it w

as filed in the courts of that county. These depositions were taken and th

en filed with the Cherokee Board of Commissioners, which started out meeti

ng in the East for the first one or two Boards and then moved to the We

st for the remainder.

As you will notice there is NO MENTION of a William Jones. I had thought t

he William Jones who took a reservation very near Thomas Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. The deed in 1829 when Thomas Jones so

ld to William D. Gains, William Jones is not mentioned. In fact, Washingt

on and Thomas Jones are not mentioned either but I expect they were de

ad by this time. The daughters were not mentioned either.

 

I think I've seen some documents that state that William Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones but these documents were written at mu

ch later dates and I think had to do with proving Cherokee citizenship. S

o, it makes me wonder if these later documents are accurate in all respect

s. At the moment, I cannot find a one of them to be more specific.

 

Now, this leads me to wondering exactly who William Jones was. Do you ha

ve any ideas?

 

Thanks.

Patty Woodall

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH JONES CASE

PROOF OF CHARACTER OF WITNESSES

DATED JULY 6, 1845

STATE OF ARKANSAS

COUNTY OF PULASKI

We the undersigned members of the Arkansas State Legislature do hereby cer

tify that we are well acquainted with Joel D. Mitchell, citizen of this St

ate and a witness in the case of Elizabeth Jones vs The United States. No

w, pending before the U. S. Commission for the adjustment of claims growi

ng out of treaties with the Cherokee Indians and we know him to be a m

an of truth of good moral character and his statements under oath may be f

ully relied upon.

Witness for Claimant (?)

July 6, 1845 at Little Rock, AR

Sworn and Subscribed to

July 6, 1845

(?)U. S. District

State of Arkansas

 

Martin Tackett

Thomas Clark

G. W. Sanders Jr.

B. Johnson, Judge

End of this document!

 

 

RESERVATION CLAIM OF THOMAS AND ELIZABETH JONES

 

STATEMENT OF DRURY JONES--See Mary Jones notes--page full!!

NICKAJACK AND RUNNING WATER were both destroyed in September of 1794 by Ma

j. James Ore.  The survivors & former inhabitants of these two (2) towns f

led to the area now located on top of the South Cumberland Plateau and set

tled in the areas known today as Green town, Hobbs Hill, and Tracy City.

 

They were nothing more than villages and camp sites, hidden out of the w

ay in hollows and sloughs on top of present day Monteagle Mountain.  The c

amp in Tracy City was later the home place of Chief Shook, who remov

ed to Oklahoma with his immediate family, leaving those who wished to, a c

hoice to stay behind.  Other Chikamaka-Cherokee re established in places l

ike the “Pocket” in present day Marion County, in Jasper-Town, the curre

nt site of Jasper, TN in Sequatchie County, and other connected up with t

he camps and Cherokee settlements located in the valleys on the other si

de of the South Cumberland Plateau in what is now designated as Warren Cou

nty at the intersection of Barren Fork Creek and the Collins River.

 

Another such camp was located at the head of the Elk River (or the Chuwal

ee River) in Pelham Valley.  This was a hunter’s camp for Chuwalee town, a

nd named for the Chief Chuwalee, who settled near the current site of Beer

sheba Springs, well known as a tourist attraction today for its spring

 

  In Grundy County, one certain Chikamaka Cherokee chose under the 1817 re

servation treaty his 640 acres on top of the South Cumberland Plateau in w

hat is now divided between both Marion & Grundy Counties and is still kno

wn today by his name “Pigeon” Or Pigeon Springs.  This is accessible fr

om the top by way of Partin’s farm road off Hwy. 41 on the left going fr

om Tracy City towards Monteagle, TN.

 

NICKAJACK, OR ANIKUSATIYI, OLD CREEK PLACE-- Located near present Shellmou

nd, TN, it contained at least 40 dwellings and was destroyed by Major Jam

es Ore (US) on 13 September 1794.

 

Note by Betty:  James Jones imigrated from Nickajack...Richard Blevins, Sq

uire, John, Drury and David Jones...are here.  Thomas Jones got his 640 ac

res in right of his wife under the 1817 treaty.  James Jones land was in T

enn. Thomas land was in Al.

 

This is from Patty Woodall

From: Patty Woodall

To: B. Renfroe

Cc: Raynsharon63@cs.com ; topher@brightok.net ; mdkilgore@sbcglobal.net

Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 6:33 PM

Subject: RE: Thomas Jones

Hi Betty,

I was on the Thomas Jones reservation today.  Since I didn't have my map

with me, I don't know exactly where it was.  Talked to a man who will

show me where all the springs are in the area.  With my map and his

knowledge of the area I can probably pin point with a great deal of

accuracy where Thomas Jones lived.  The reservations were given with the

place where the person lived in as near the center [of the reservation]

as possible.  Of course the person lived near a spring because who wanted

to carry water for any great distance.  This is in a valley called Kings

Cove after William King who bought the reservation from his

father-in-law, William Gains, who bought it from Thomas Jones.  There is

a Jones Creek in Kings Cove.  The man I met today said there was a spring

at the head of Jones Creek.  I suspect that is where Thomas Jones lived

... at this spring.  This man, and I've forgotten his name, only is at

his house on the weekends.  He lives in Chattanooga but was raised in

this area.  This will be his retirement home.  It is at the deadend of a

gravel road in Tanyard Hollow [Holler] off Kings Cove.  This is a

beautiful place and so clean looking.  I told him it would probably be

fall after the snakes went in before I came back.  I will have my

camera.  I'm very excited about this.

I know where Thomas and William Jones reservations were.  All I know

about James Jones reservation is that it lay right next to the Tennessee

River but where I don't know.  It is not on the maps.  But I would guess

it was near Thomas and William.  Now Drury Jones reservation appears to

be in Marion Co, TN.  I just thought about this today after going up

Kings Cove.  The head of Kings Cove is in Marion Co, TN.  So, I'm

wondering if his reservation was there.  It may have also been elsewhere

in Marion Co, TN.  There is a big mountain on one side of Kings Cove that

pretty much separates AL from TN.  It is a wide mountain too.

Thanks for the pulling together of evidence.  Some of it I didn't exactly

remember that I knew.  Let me get some of it clear in my mind and add to

what you sent.

1789 Pendleton Co, SC -Thomas Jones and Betty Wilkerson Jones sell to

Alexander Drumgoole.

1790 Pendleton Co, SC - Elizabeth Jones living alone [wonder who she

is?]; James Jones; Thomas Jones.

1800 Pendleton Co, SC - Thomas Jones; Alexander Standridge.

1810 Pendleton Co, SC - Thomas Jones [age over 45], Thomas Jones [age

-26], James Jones, William Jones, William Jones [both Williams age -45

with different aged children].

1804 Franklin Co, GA - Alexander Standridge.

1812 Franklin Co, TN - Alexander Standridge on tax list.

1813 Roane Co, TN - A Private Richard Blevins on muster roll of Capt Hugh

Barton's Co.

1818 Jackson Co, AL - Thomas Jones and other Jones get their

reservations.

1818 Marion Co, TN (which touchs Jackson Co, AL about a miles from the

Jones reservation) - Drury Jones leases land adjacent to Richard

Blevins.

1819 Jackson Co, AL - Squatters - Jacob and Henry Meeks.

1820 Pendleton Co, SC - Thomas Jones, Thomas Jones, James Jones, William

Jones

18?? Marion Co, TN - Alexander Standridge member Sweeden Cove Church.

1829 Jackson Co, AL - Jones families and Richard Blevins lived in Jackson

Co, AL near each other and emigrated to AR along with Peggy Wilkerson.

1850 Carroll Co, AR - James Jones age 66 b.c. 1784 SC.

1789 Pendleton Co, SC -Thomas Jones and Betty Wilkerson Jones sell to

Alexander Drumgoole.

1790 Pendleton Co, SC - Elizabeth Jones living alone; James Jones; Thomas

Jones.

1800 Pendleton Co, SC - Thomas Jones; Alexander Standridge.

1810 Pendleton Co, SC - Thomas Jones [age over 45], Thomas Jones [age

-26], James Jones, William Jones, William Jones [both Williams age -45

with different aged children].

1820 Pendleton Co, SC - Thomas Jones, Thomas Jones, James Jones, William

Jones

See 1820 Pendleton Co, SC here ....

ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/sc/pendleton/census/pend1820.txt

My observations from above are:

Alexander Standridge, the Meeks, the Blevins and the Jones are all in

either Jackson Co, AL or Marion Co, TN in the 1820's.  These two counties

touch each other and the Jones reservations are not very far from state

line.  Seems they all met in this area and then went west.  I do not see

any connections between them before arriving in this [Jackson Co,

AL/Marion Co, TN] area.

Was the Thomas Jones on the 1820 Pendleton Co, SC census the Thomas who

married Elizabeth Wilkerson????  If not, then who was he?  Why should I

think it was anyone other than Thomas and Elizabether Wilkerson Jones?

If so, then the Thomas Jones with wife Elizabeth who got the reservation

in Jackson Co, AL is NOT the same Thomas Jones who married Elizabeth

Wilkerson.  It is proven that Thomas Jones who got the reservation stayed

on it until 1822 when he sold to William Gains.  Thomas Jones went to the

southern part of Alabama to visit friends and relatives and died there.

Wonder who he visited?  After the sale of the reservation, it appears the

family moved across the Tennessee River to the south side where it was

still Cherokee lands and lived there until the Jones families emigrated

in 1829.

With the Jones men on the 1820 Pendleton Co, SC census it makes it even

more imperative to determine who they were.  It may be they were someone

else but it appears from the census records that it was the same group of

Joneses in all the census.  Does anyone have access to looking at

Pendleton Co, SC deeds on microfilm and court records?  With those Jones

men on the 1820 census it is very very dangerous to jump to conclusions

that the Thomas and Elizabeth Jones with the reservation is the Thomas

and Elizabeth Wilkerson Jones.  It may be that when Thomas and Elizabeth

Wilkerson Jones sold that land in 1789 they left the area soon

afterwards.  But if so, where did they go?

I still believe it is the same Thomas and Elizabeth Wilkerson Jones in SC

and AL for the simple fact of .... how many Thomas and Elizabether Jones

are there with Elizabeth being Cherokee????  But we HAVE to prove it or

elimate those on the 1820 census before I am confortable with saying they

are one and the same.  I do not have a problem with presenting all the

above evidence in a more abbreviated format to indicate they MIGHT BE one

and the same.

I look forward to hearing your comments regarding the above.

Patty

Thomas Jones is in Pendleton Dist. South Carolina in 1790.  He is already

married to Elizabeth

Wilkerson, daughter of Edward Wilkerson (Cherokee Indian Agent) and

Mollie, a Cherokee.  Elizabeth

got land from her father at his death.

Edward Wilkerson, for expenses attending the line between this province

and the Cherokee Indians, including the 500 pounds voted formerly for the

same. Edward Wilkerson for his attendance at the

running said line, 150 pounds. 1767 AD

From South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Reserach Vol. 5-6 page 187

Charles Town, July 25, 1766

The Lieutenant Govenor, we hear has appointed Edward Wilkerson Esq. to be

Commandant of Fort Prince George, Keehowee.

From Raymond Ray

Edward Wilkerson was made Commissioner of Peace for the Cherokee Dist.

From: Citizens and Immigrants of South Carlonia 1795, by Warren, page 67.

From: House Journal 6th Jan. through 26 March 1784, page 568.

Tuesday 18 march, 1784. A motion was made and seconded that a committee

be appointed to inquire into the late Edward Wilkersons purchase of lands

from the Cherokee Indians....ordered it be taken into consideration

tomorrow.

The House took into consideration the report of the committee to whom was

refered the case of hiers of Edward Wilkerson Esq. decesed which being

read through, was agreed to as follows. Reports that in their opinion

John Wilkerson, Elizabeth Wilkerson, Edward Wilkerson and the youngest

son, his name not known, childeren of the late Edward Wilkerson shall

each be allowed a grant of 640 acres in any part of the purchase made by

said Edward Wilkerson from the Cherokee Indians.

SCMag.  Vol. III, Spring 1975, No. 2, Pg 68

Pages 20-23

6 and 7 Jan. 1789.....Thomas Jones and Betty Jones, his wife, of 96

Dist., Planter, convey to Alexander Dromgoole, Merchant, for 5 shillings

and for 50 lbs. current money of  the State, a tract of land on FIRST

CREEK, a branch of Rocky River, in the Dist. aforesaid, granted to the

said Betsy Jones, THEN BETSY WILKERSON,  May 2, 1785.

More from Raymond Ray.........

From: Citizenship Commission, Tahlequah, June 2, 1879

Case # 97, Benjamin Brackett VS Cherokee Nation

Petitioned for his rights as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation

Statment of Francis Latta:  I will be nintysix years old the 5th of next

mounth.  I was well aquainted with John Wilkerson in the Old Cherokee

Nation.  He was regarded as a Cherokee citizen.  I knew his mother well

and she belonged to the Wolf Clan.  It has been about seventyfive years

ago that I got aquainted with John Wilkerson.  John and his mother talked

the Cherokee language.  His mother spoke broken English.  John lived when

I first got aquainted with him near Maker Jack Cove on the Tennessee

River.  John had seven childeren by my sister and his other wife had

five.  He had a first wife in South Carolina and two after he came to the

Old Cherokee Nation, at least he said he did.  He had sons named Uriah

and William Wilkerson.  Nellie Wilkerson was said to be a sister to Uriah

and William.  William, Uriah and Nellie are childeren by the South

Carolina wife.  Wilkersons Cherokee wife named Cootiah by whom he had

five childeren named Aaron, Dick, George, James and John.  John

Wilkersons childeren by my sister were named Hiram, Jefferson, Lewis,

Lydia, Tom, George and Linda.

I find the spelling of Coo tah ya different ways,   Coo'tire in "Cherokee

Planters In Georgia, By Don L. Shadburn.   Coh tah ya on the Drennen

Rolls of 1852.   Coo ta ya by different people on the internet.

Coo tah ya on the dawes applications of Mary and Asa Wilkerson.  Cootiah

in the above statement by Frances Latta.

Note:  I believe that Maker Jack Cove is really (Nickajack Cave)  a

Cherokee settlement..  On the map it is near Jasper, TN.  The cave is now

underwater because of the damn being built just below the cave.

The Jones,  Wood and Wilkinsos lived between Nikajack cave and Crow Town.

Edward Wilkinson/Wilkerson                    d.1782/83, (Indian Agent)

at this time the name

                                                                  changed

to Wilkerson.

Spouse: Mollie                                          Mollie must

have been a Cherokee because

                                                                   John

and Edward are listed as Native American

Cherokee on all the LDS files.

Childeren: Edward Jr.                                  married Coo-tah-ya

(maybe Coo'tiah)(Coh tah ya)

                       John                                      married

Margaret McMahan, Coo-tah-ya, Mollie Lotta

                       Elizabeth                               married

Thomas Jones

                      Thomas

Raymond Ray thinks the Mollie Latta or Lotta who married John last is the

Peggy Wilkerson listed

on the imm. roll with Dick Blevins.  She is directly by him on the roll.

Uriah Wilkerson tried to get Indian

rights but was denied.  They said he did not prove his ancestry.  Uriah

was the son of John and Margaret McMahan.

Thomas was living on the Eastern Cherokee Reservation in 1817 "in right

of wife" with James and William in the same area described as " Where

Bill Brown formerly lived on the Tennessee River.   He received a

Reservation here of

640 acres, as did his sons:  William, James, Drury, David, and John.

Thomas Jones Jr. was the

chain carrier for the surveys that were made.  James Jones Res. was just

over the line in Tenn.

When Betsy Jones Hampton and Mary Jones White asked to be readmitted to

the Cherokee Nation...

Sherlyn found this document where Betsy says that she is also know as

Betsy Wilkerson Jones and Mary is know as Mary Ward Jones....this seems

to tie back into the fact that Elizabeth Jones was named for her

Grandmother, Elizabeth Wilkerson Jones.

AS FOLLOWS:

                                        November 7th. 1885

To the Honorable National Council

Gentlemen

                                                                 We

respectfully beg leave to the return to the Senate of the Cherokee

Nation, the evidence in the case of Polly White(sometimes called Polly

Ward) and Betsy Wilkerson in their citizenship case, which was acted upon

by the Senate of your past Council, and ----------, allowing and granting

them their Cherokee rights. Hence said Act of the Senate was sent to the

Council branch of the Council. The said case in the Lower House was read

and interpreted sometime in December last, but no final action taken.

Therefore we respectfully ask that the Honorable Senate pass said act

again, so that the Council may meet with the Senate. Please find the

petitions of claimants #1--------- petitions of #2 the act to admit

claimant #3 special re-------- our citizenship #---------. Two statements

of J.W. Bryan, #5 and #6 (#6 marked out) statement of John Ward #6

statement of W.C. Woodall #7 evidence of Jack Jones. certificate OF

RESERVATION OF DREWRY JONES, WILLIAM JONES AND JAMES JONES #9. All them

brothers were granted Reservation under Cherokee Treaties 1817-19.

Malinda Hagan was granted her Cherokee rights about three years ago, who

was the granddaughter of Drewry Jones. Jack Jones was granted his

Cherokee rights, about two years ago, who was a grandson of James Jones,

and James Jones was the father of Polly Ward (or White) and of Betsy

Wilkerson. We respectfully ask early action as we have been worried ? a

long time without any cause. Very Truly, Polly Ward and others, J.W.

Bryan, Lawyer of claimants.

 

Subject: Thomas Jones Deed Book A Pages 105 & 106

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 07:29:26 -0800

Note by Betty: after Thomas JOnes had sold his land.  The second owner w

as trying to

get a clear title...is the reason for this document.  He had the heirs si

gn off on the deed

saying they held not title to the reservation of Thomas Jones!!!!

State of Alabama }

 

Jackson County }

 

Personally appeared before me Richard B Clayton Clerk of the CountyCourt f

or the said County of Jackson and deals aforesaid Willard J. Price a

nd of the .......................... witness to the foregoing deed of [?ca

use] and who being first duly .............. ................ and [?said/s

aidth] that by law this above names Thomas Jones .............. Elizabe

th Jones, David Jones James Jones, John Jones, and Drury Jones. whose nam

es are duly ............. theredo [?began] and deliver the [?names] to Wil

liam D Gaines for the ............ thereas [? Contained that by This] ....

........ .......... .......... his name as ... .............. thereto in t

he ........... of this deed ............. Jones, Juno Elizabeth Jones, Dav

id Jones , James Jones, John Jones and Drury Jones, and that ..... said ..

.. ........ ..... ... ....... .......... .. William M King & Nickolas Ha

ys sign [?their names] in the presence of the said Thomas Jones, June Eliz

abeth Jones, David Jones, James Jones, John Jones and Drury Jones, a

nd in the presence of each other. In testimony whereof I have hereunto ...

...... ........... my name and affixed my private seal There having my se

al of office at office in B................ This 7th day of April in the y

ear of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and thirty one

 

T..... RBletaylan Clerk C B

 

State of Alabama }

 

Jackson County } I Richard Bletal... Clerk of the County Court for the sa

id County of Jackson and seal aforesaid do hereby Certify That This forego

ing Certificate has been duly Registered and ............... This 8th d

ay of April 1831Tes..... RBlelaglow Clerk

 

For deed .... Book A. Pages 105 & 106,

*Note This deed is not for Thomas Jones.

This Indenture made This 7th day of April in the year of our Lord 1830 bet

ween William D Gains of Jackson County and .......... of Alabama of this o

ne part and William M King of this County and .......... aforesaid of th

is other part Wilm........... that the said William D Gains in [?connotati

on] of the sum of one Thousand dollars to him in hand paid by the said Wil

liam M King this receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has granted bargai

ned said release and confirmed and .... ..... ............. presents barga

in said release and confirm unto the said William M King his heirs and ...

........ forever all ... ............. to the following Tract of Land lyi

ng and being in the county and .............. aforesaid T......... Beginni

ng at a Dogwood at the foot of Cumberland Mountain running South to Jon

es Creek Thence up the Creek with [?its] meadow within Ten poles of a fo

rd known by the name of the Mill ford near a large Spring thence a [?lin

e] [?the] creek [?boundary] south corner is the south boundary of li

ne of Thomas Jones' Reservation Thence West to South west corner of land T

hence North Three hundred and sixty poles to north west corner of ........

...... thence East till a south line will ............... the beginning co

rner containing four hundred acres more or less together with whatsoever b

elonging or appertaining and also the ....... right tells interest, tru

st property claim and demand whatsoever both at law and equity of the sa

id William D Gains to the above ............... premises to [?have] a

nd to [?...ats] the track of land .............. on her ................ a

nd all and .............. the premises ........... before describe for ...

.... ... .............. whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix

ed my seal on this day and year aforesaid

 

Wm D Gaines

 

Seal

 

 

 

 A LIST OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO RESERVATIONS, 

UNDER THE TREATY WITH THE CHEROKEES,

 

Of the 27th February 1819, and January 23, 1828.

 

Read, and laid on table.

 

WASHINGTON:

 

Printed 1828

Department of War 

January 23rd, 1828

 

Sir: I have the honor, in obedience to a resolution of the House of Repres

entatives, of the 16th instant. of submitting, herewith, a communication f

rom the Clerk charged with the Indian business of this Department, accompa

nied by a list of persons entitled to reservations under the Treaty with t

he Cherokees, of 27th February, 1819, according to the Treaty, and the ret

urns of the Commissioners appointed to superintend the surveying and layi

ng off said reservations, distinguishing between those who are entitl

ed to reservations in fee simple, and those who are entitled to reservatio

ns for life only.

 

I have the honor to be,

 

Your obedient servant,

 

James Barbour.

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

Department of War

 

Office of Indian Affairs,

 

January 19, 1828

 

Sir: I have the honor to accompany this with an abstract, in conformi

ty to a resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 16th instant, (

and upon which you have directed me to report to you), of each and every h

ead of an Indian family, who is entitled to a reservation of land, by virt

ue of the Treaty made between John C. Calhoun, late Secretary of War, a

nd the Chiefs and Head Men of the Cherokee Nation of Indians, at the Ci

ty of Washington, on the 27th day of February, 1819, distinguishing betwe

en those who are entitled to reservations in fee simple, and those who a

re entitled to reservations for life only, with reversion in fee simpl

e, so far as the records of this office enable me to do so. There is no in

formation in this office in regard to the question of reversion.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Thomas L. McKenney

 

To the Hon. the Secretary of War

 

 

 

LIST OF PERSONS entitled to Reservations, under the Treaty with the Cherok

ees, of 27th February 1819, according to the treaty, and the returns of t

he Commissioners appointed to superintend the surveying and laying off sa

id Reservations, to the Department of War, showing those entitled to Reser

vations for life, and those entitled to Reservations in fee simple.

 

FOR LIFE

 

1. Choctaw                                              57. Old Nanny

2. John Miller                                          58. John Ben

3. Allen B. Grubb                                     59. Te-gen-tas-ey

4. Co-lo-nees-kie                                     60. Wha-akih or Gra

ss Grows

5. Tall-o-tuskee                                        61. Bell Rattle

6. Betsy McIntosh                                     62.Smoke

7. Path Killer                                             63. Sit-u-wa-k

ee

8. Bold Hunter                                             64. Tee-las-ka-

ask

9. Willie Tooten                                           65. John Hilder

brand

10. James Coody                                         66. Thomas Jones

11. John Spear                                            67. William Jon

es

12. Jacob                                                     68. Drury Jo

nes

13. Con-naugh-ty                                         69. James Jones

14. Yoou-no-gy-kah                                     70. Daniel Thorn

15. Big Tom                                                  71. Peter Joh

nston

16. Bag or Sapsucker 72. Captain John Wood

17. Johnston 73. John Shumaker

18. Oo-jah-not-tee 74. Samuel Key

19. Back Water 75. William Key

20. The heirs of Too-lee-noos-tah 76. John McNary

21. Jack 77. Heirs of Arthur Burns

22. Thomas 78. Joseph Elliott

23. Cul-sow-wee 79. Sutton Stephens

24. Parch-corn Flower 80. Andrew Lacy

25. Panther 81. Giles McAnulty

26. Ca-te-hee 82. Kan-a-noo-lus-kah

27. Yellow Bear 83. William Wilson

28. Jenny 84. Nancy Merrell

29. The Bear Going in the Hole 85. Amos Robinson

30. John 86. John Thompson

31. Beaver-toter 87. Thomas Harrison

32. John Quchey 88. James Orr

33. Too-naugh-he-ah 89. Peggy Shory

34. The Fence 90.*Alexander Kell

35. The Old Mouse 91.*James Ward

36. Am-ma-choo 92.*Benjamin Cooper

37. Eu-chu-lah 93.*Uriah Hubbard

38. The Wolf 94. *Moses McDaniel

39. She-ken 95.*James Landrum

40. Oo-saw-too-take 96.*David England

41. Coo-lu-cha 97.*George Ward

42. Su-a-ga 98.*William England

43. Treat 99.*Catherine Ward

44. Little Deer 100.*Bryant Ward

45. Whip-per-will 101.*Delilah Ward

46. Six Killer 102.*Edward Adair

47. The heirs of Ah-leach 103.*Samuel Ward

48. John Welsh 104.*John Terrell

49. The Cat                         

                                               105.*Joel Kirby

50. Wallie                          

                                                106.*John Duncan

51. The Clubb                       

                                              107.*Dascob Duncan

52. Gideon F. Morris 

53. Ha-ne-lah 

54. Sharp Fellow 

55. Eunoch or Trout 

56. William Read

 

 

from Betty Renfroe . Deed Book D . Page 21 which is between pa

ge 30 & 31 . Jackson Co., Alabama . Thomas Jones Reservation . Email 19 Ja

nuary 2004 . to Kathleen M.

 

 

 Is this Wm son of Thomas Jones and Betsy Wilkerson?

William Jones states to the Cherokee Agent & complains that Patrick Eva

ns & John Evans citizens of the State of Tennessee Overton County did on M

onday the 29th June ult forceably enter on his land about six miles bel

ow Battle Creek adjoining his house, planted with corn, potatoes & cott

on which land they are in possession of & are working the crops aforsa

id in defiance of all remonstrance . . The said Jones further states th

at the said Evans's have & do yet threated to take his life unless he sha

ll evacuate & leave the said land. . . 2nd July 1818

 

 

 

Thomas Jones & Endimon Baker having charge of six large flat bottomed boa

ts laden with Salt & Iron have permission to pass down the River Tenness

ee River on their way to the mouth of Cumberland River . . . 26 January 18

03

Thomas Jones, Joshua Johnson and Saml Luna with three large flat bottom

ed Boats having on board ten white persons, laden with Bar Iron, Casting (

so called) and Salt have permission to p

 

More About THOMAS JONES:

Burial: 7,8

Residence: 1817, eastern Tennessee9,10

    

Children of ELIZABETH WILKERSON and THOMAS JONES are:

18.  i.   JAMES4 JONES, b. Abt. 1785, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860, Carroll County, AR.  Long Creek area.

19.  ii.  DRURY JONES, b. Abt. 1788, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1845, Delaware Dist. Indian Territory.

20.  iii. JOHN JONES, b. Abt. 1792, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1850, Probably Indian Territory or TX..

21.  iv.  MARY JONES, b. Abt. 1794, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1833, Delaware Dist. Indian Territory.

22.  v.   ELIZABETH JONES, b. Abt. 1796, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1845, Texas, I. T. or Carroll co. AR.

     vi.  RUBEN JONES, b. Abt. 1797, Ga. Tenn. or Al; d. Bef. 1845, Jackson Co. Al..

     vii. WASHINGTON JONES, b. Abt. 1798, Ga. Tenn. or Al; d. Bef. 1845, Jackson Co. Al..

     viii. SALLY JONES, b. Abt. 1799, Ga Tenn. or Al; d. Bef. 1845, Jackson Co. Al..

23.  ix.  DAVID JONES, b. Abt. 1800, Ga. Tenn. or Al; d. Aft. 1845, Arkansas or Indian Territory.

     x.   THOMAS JR. JONES, b. Abt. 1802, Ga Tenn. or Al; d. Bef. 1845, probably Jackson Co. Al..

 

Notes for THOMAS JR. JONES:

Thomas jones Jr. was the chain carrier on the surveys for James, Drury, a

nd his father.  this put him as a young man in 1817-1819--probably not 21-

-of age.  We know he died as a young man as Drury said so.

Cherokee

Drury Jones Document from April 1845

Elizabeth Jones Heirs VS the US Government

 

 

This document was sent to me by Patty Woodall. She resides in the area th

at Drury, James, and Thomas Jones got their reservations according to t

he treaty of 1817. All Jones researchers are very indebted to Patty for th

is new information. Documents give us a glimpse of a family long deceased.

Patty, you have our heartfelt thanks!!!

 

Reference Data to this Document

Microfilm M-574, Rolls #32, Frames 577-582 which is found in Record Gro

up 75, National Archives, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs. National Archives. Washington, D.C. M-574, Ro

ll #32, Frames 577-582. Special File 155, Reservation Claim of the hei

rs of Elizabeth and Thomas Jones, 1 April 1845.

 

 

Message from Patty Woodall

 

 

All these claims were made in the late 1830's until mid 1840's from provis

ions made in the Treaty of 1835/1836 before the First through Fourth Boa

rd of Commissioners. Looks like the claims was deposed in Pulaski Co, A

R. That just means the deposition was taken in that county not that it w

as filed in the courts of that county. These depositions were taken and th

en filed with the Cherokee Board of Commissioners, which started out meeti

ng in the East for the first one or two Boards and then moved to the We

st for the remainder.

As you will notice there is NO MENTION of a William Jones. I had thought t

he William Jones who took a reservation very near Thomas Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. The deed in 1829 when Thomas Jones so

ld to William D. Gains, William Jones is not mentioned. In fact, Washingt

on and Thomas Jones are not mentioned either but I expect they were de

ad by this time. The daughters were not mentioned either.

 

I think I've seen some documents that state that William Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones but these documents were written at mu

ch later dates and I think had to do with proving Cherokee citizenship. S

o, it makes me wonder if these later documents are accurate in all respect

s. At the moment, I cannot find a one of them to be more specific.

 

Now, this leads me to wondering exactly who William Jones was. Do you ha

ve any ideas?

 

Thanks.

Patty Woodall

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH JONES CASE

PROOF OF CHARACTER OF WITNESSES

DATED JULY 6, 1845

STATE OF ARKANSAS

COUNTY OF PULASKI

We the undersigned members of the Arkansas State Legislature do hereby cer

tify that we are well acquainted with Joel D. Mitchell, citizen of this St

ate and a witness in the case of Elizabeth Jones vs The United States. No

w, pending before the U. S. Commission for the adjustment of claims growi

ng out of treaties with the Cherokee Indians and we know him to be a m

an of truth of good moral character and his statements under oath may be f

ully relied upon.

Witness for Claimant (?)

July 6, 1845 at Little Rock, AR

Sworn and Subscribed to

July 6, 1845

(?)U. S. District

State of Arkansas

 

Martin Tackett

Thomas Clark

G. W. Sanders Jr.

B. Johnson, Judge

End of this document!

 

 

RESERVATION CLAIM OF THOMAS AND ELIZABETH JONES

 

STATEMENT OF DRURY JONES

In the claim of the children and heirs of Elizabeth Jones for whom a reser

vation was taken by her husband, Thomas Jones, on the Tennessee River, und

er the Treaty of 1817, as per Register of Reservations NO 58 and forfeit

ed by David Jones, administrator.

 

Drury Jones appears before the Commission this 1st day of April in 1845 a

nd being justified as one of the children of the reservee makes the follow

ing statement:

 

The reservation entered by my Father for my Mother, Elizabeth, was in Jack

son County, Alabama on Jones Creek near Kings Cove on lands ceded by trea

ty of 1817. My Father was a white man and my Mother wasnative Cheroke

e. My Mother and her family had been living on the place, which was afterw

ards entered for the Reservation, three or four years before the Trea

ty of 1817. The place had been improved some before Mother and Father mov

ed there, but the owner, Bill Brown had abandoned it and it was the cust

om in those times for any person to take possession of an abandoned plac

e.

 

My Mother had 7 children at the time of the Treaty. Five of them lived wi

th her. The other two--James and myself--were both married at the ti

me of the Treaty and settled to ourselves. I lived two and a half miles fr

om my Mother's place. Several years after the Treaty--can't name exactly h

ow many--there were several White men--Hamilton King, John Kellyson (?

), M. (?) Smith, Tom Gunter, Bill Gunter, and Charles Reed, and some othe

rs (all living within the neighborhood) were in the habit of comi

ng to my Mother's house and tormenting her in every way they could devi

ce and invariabley at night and would stone the house. In some instance

s, (they) broke in the doors and windows with heavy rocks. One time, the d

oor being broken in, a stone was thrown that struck my Father upon the fa

ce and broke his jaw bone. At another time, they threw the grindstone do

wn the chimney. The attacks were very frequent, sometimes twice or three t

imes a week, and becoming more harrassing and frequent everyday. Father ca

me to the conclusion that it was unprofitable for them to live on the Rese

rvation and he and Mother, very reluctately, left it, and moved to the Che

rokee Nation, which was 5 or 6 miles distant.

 

Don't recollect whether my parents ever lost any property by it eing stol

en by the whites. About 2 years after he left the Reservation, Father die

d, when absent from home on a visit in the Chickasaw Nation. My mother con

tinued to live on the Reservation until she immigrated to this count

ry in the year of 1831 (i) and died six years ago next August.

 

My Mother had all together TEN children:

 

1. James

2. Drury

3. John

4. Polly

5. Betsy

6. Ruben

7. Washington

8. Sally

9. David

10. Thomas

Of these, Ruben, Washington, Sally, and Thomas died young without issue. P

olly is the only child dead that has left issue. She left three children:

 

Cynthia

Elizabeth

John

 

Polly was married to Richard Blevins who is also dead. Their heirs li

ve in Carroll County, Arkansas.

The living children of the reservess--David, and Drury--reside in Delawa

re District of this Nation. James, Betsy, and John live in Carroll Count

y, Arkansas.

 

When my Mother and Father left the Reservation, it was taken possessi

on of my Hamilton King, one of the White men who had been worrying th

em so long.

 

This statement made before me, the (?might say despondent) being fully que

stioned.

 

John T. Mason

 

End of Document

 

WHAT WE KNOW FROM THIS DOCUMENT

WRITTEN BY BETTY RENFROE

Drury Jones was alive in 1845.

 

Elizabeth Jones died in August of 1839.

 

Elizabeth Jones moved to Arkansas.

 

Richard Blevins is dead by 1845.

 

It leads us to believed that Polly Jones was his wife before Betsy.

 

Richard and Polly children were Cynthia, Elizabeth, and John Blevins.

 

Betsy Jones Blevins is alive in 1845.

 

Drury, David, James, and John Jones are alive in 1845.

 

John and James Jones and Betsy Blevins live in Carroll County, AR in184

5. Newton County is part of Carroll in 1845.

 

Drury and David Jones live in Delaware District of the Cherokee Nation.

 

Elizabeth Jones had 10 children: James, Drury, John, Polly, Betsy, Rube

n, Washington, Sally, David, and Thomas. We actually do not know if all we

re children of Thomas Jones Sr. They appear to be listed in order of birth

.

 

William Jones was not a child of Elizabeth Jones. The only connection we h

ave found is his name is listed with the Thomas Jones names and his Reserv

ation is next to theirs. He may be a brother to Thomas Jones, who also h

as a Cherokee wife. He may be the son of Thomas Jones by a different Chero

kee wife. He does seem to be related to this Jones family. Perhaps, a ha

lf brother or uncle?

 

 

9.  DAVID3 WELCH (JOHN2, JAMES1)11 was born 1782 in North Carolina11, and died 1835 in Georgia11.  He married ELIZABETH MCSWAIN11 Unknown11.  She was born Unknown11, and died Unknown11.

 

More About DAVID WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

Notes for ELIZABETH MCSWAIN:

[welch.FTW]

 

He was born 1780-86 in North Carolina and died after 1820 in Arkansas. He married Elizabeth McSwain. He went west with the tribe in 1817, his wife remained in the east.

 

More About ELIZABETH MCSWAIN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

    

Children of DAVID WELCH and ELIZABETH MCSWAIN are:

     i.   GEORGE WASHINGTON4 WELCH11, b. 179811; d. 20 Mar 1840, Cherokee Co GA11; m. MARGARET ANN JONES11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON WELCH:

[welch.FTW]

 

George Welch endorsed the 1836 treaty. He had a mill on Sitting down Creek c.1824 (later known as Scudders Mill). “Welch was dispossessed of his improvements in Forsyth County and moved into Cherokee County (GA).

 

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About MARGARET ANN JONES:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     ii.  ELIZABETH JANE WELCH11, b. 11 Nov 181111; d. 186211; m. (1) JOSHUA BUFFINGTON11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11; m. (2) ISAAC RAGSDALE11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. 186511; m. (3) PLEASANT H. NIX11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11; m. (4) MOSES ALBERTY11, Unknown11; b. 181711; d. 187011.

 

More About ELIZABETH JANE WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About JOSHUA BUFFINGTON:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About ISAAC RAGSDALE:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About PLEASANT H. NIX:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About MOSES ALBERTY:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     iii. SIDNEY WELCH11, b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About SIDNEY WELCH:

Record Change: 30 Mar 200711

 

 

10.  JACKSON3 WELCH (JOHN2, JAMES1)11 was born 1784 in North Carolina11, and died Aft. 1851 in North Carolina11.  He married CHEROKEE UNKNOWN11 Unknown11.  She was born Unknown11, and died Unknown11.

 

More About JACKSON WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About CHEROKEE UNKNOWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

    

Children of JACKSON WELCH and CHEROKEE UNKNOWN are:

     i.   UNKNOWN4 WELCH11, b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About UNKNOWN WELCH:

Record Change: 16 Jun 200711

 

     ii.  UNKNOWN WELCH11, b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About UNKNOWN WELCH:

Record Change: 16 Jun 200711

 

     iii. UNKNOWN WELCH11, b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About UNKNOWN WELCH:

Record Change: 16 Jun 200711

 

 

11.  DELILAH3 WELCH (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1785 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1860 in Whitfield or Hall County, GA.  She married THOMAS RAINS, son of UNKNOWN RAINS and CHEROKEE WELCH.  He was born 1785.

 

Notes for DELILAH WELCH:

I know Delilah is a granddaughter of James Welch, but I am not sure which of his sons is her father.  Patsy Duncan said in 1908 that  Delilah was a first cousin to Mary Rains Duncan.  Mollie Welch and Delilah's father were siblings.

She may have had a son named George.  I do not know her daughters names but I do think she probably had some  daughters.

 

Notes for THOMAS RAINS:

This Rains is kin to the Rains that Mollie married and could be his son by a previous wife.

    

Children are listed above under (6) Thomas Rains.

 

12.  EDWARD "NED"3 WELCH (JOHN2, JAMES1)11 was born 1786 in North Carolina11, and died Aft. 1820 in Arkansas11.

 

More About EDWARD "NED" WELCH:

Record Change: 04 Oct 200811

    

Child of EDWARD "NED" WELCH is:

     i.   UNKNOWN4 WELCH11, b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About UNKNOWN WELCH:

Record Change: 19 Jun 200711

 

 

13.  NANCY3 WELCH (JOHN2, JAMES1)11 was born 1788 in South Caolina, USA11, and died 09 Sep 1860 in Hickman County, Tennessee11.  She married WILLIAM SPENCER BROWN11 1807 in Georgia11.  He was born 178811, and died 19 Oct 1868 in Tennesee11.

 

More About NANCY WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

Notes for WILLIAM SPENCER BROWN:

[welch.FTW]

 

His full name may have been William Spencer Brown. William Spencer was a political leader in Georgia. His birth in Georgia before 1800 is an important clue to his parentage. By 1815 he was in Tennessee, where he got a 30 acre general grant. [Tennesse Grants, Book L p.423 #8041]

 

More About WILLIAM SPENCER BROWN:

Burial: Oct 1868, Hickman County, Tennessee11

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

    

Children of NANCY WELCH and WILLIAM BROWN are:

     i.   JOHN J.4 BROWN11, b. 180611; d. Unknown, Hickman Co. TN11.

 

More About JOHN J. BROWN:

Record Change: 30 Mar 200711

 

     ii.  BENJAMIN BROWN11, b. 180711; d. Unknown11; m. MARY UNKNOWN11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About BENJAMIN BROWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About MARY UNKNOWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     iii. CHARITY BROWN11, b. 181211; d. Unknown11.

 

More About CHARITY BROWN:

Record Change: 30 Mar 200711

 

     iv.  ELIZABETH ANN BROWN11, b. 18 Aug 181611; d. Unknown11; m. JAMES CALVIN MYATT11, 09 Oct 1835, Dickson County, TN11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About ELIZABETH ANN BROWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About JAMES CALVIN MYATT:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     v.   WILLIAM SPENCER BROWN11, b. 182211; d. Unknown11.

 

More About WILLIAM SPENCER BROWN:

Record Change: 30 Mar 200711

 

     vi.  ROBERT RUFUS BROWN11, b. 16 Nov 182811; d. Unknown11; m. SUSAN UNKNOWN11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About ROBERT RUFUS BROWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About SUSAN UNKNOWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     vii. WILEY WASHINGTON BROWN11, b. 14 Sep 182911; d. Unknown11; m. PRISCILLA UNKNOWN11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About WILEY WASHINGTON BROWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About PRISCILLA UNKNOWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     viii. PARSON MONTGOMERY BROWN11, b. 14 Nov 183311; d. 21 Aug 188711.

 

More About PARSON MONTGOMERY BROWN:

Record Change: 30 Mar 200711

 

     ix.  JAMES BROWN11, b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About JAMES BROWN:

Record Change: 30 Mar 200711

 

     x.   MARY JANE BROWN11, b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About MARY JANE BROWN:

Record Change: 30 Mar 200711

 

 

14.  JOHN B.3 WELCH (JOHN2, JAMES1)11 was born 1790 in Tennesee11, and died 1857 in Cherokee Co, NC11.  He married ANNIE ELIZABETH "BETSEY" BLYTHE11 1819 in Murphy, Cherokee Co., NC11.  She was born 1795 in Greenville District, SC11, and died 1885 in Cherokee Co, NC11.

 

Notes for JOHN B. WELCH:

[welch.FTW]

 

John Welch killed Drowning Bear’s brother in 1819 after (or during) a visit to the Red Clay Agency. When word of this reached Drowning Bear (Yona Guska), he vowed the tribal right of vengeance. Drowning Bear was the son of Big Bear (Yona Equa) of Nuquassi (near present-day Franklin, North Carolina). He was also a relative by marriage or blood to Will of Nuquassi, who is also known as Long Will, Halfbreed Will of Nuquassi, Long Fellow, and “Captain Will”: Will Emory (b.1744 d.1788), son of William Emory (d.1770) of Starr’s Cherokee genealogy. Long Will was a lifelong friend of John Watts, who was born c.1753 at Ninety-Six, South Carolina. Will’s only known son was Thomas (Emory), also known as Long Tom. The people of Drowning Bear, Will, and John Watts were Chickamauga warriors – that is, Cherokee who never surrendered. Those are the type of people who were after John Welch. He was considered a dead man in the tribe until his wife, Betty Blythe, pleaded in council for his life. She was not simply a sobbing half breed pleading for mercy on her half breed husband – the Cherokee could not ignore justice. She mounted a legal and persuasive argument based on tribal justice (perhaps the killing was already a killing of justice) and she was so effective that Drowning Bear, a man of justice, pledged that he would invoke blood vengeance on anyone who killed John Welch.There was peace between the two families and both men would later play big roles in the Eastern tribe’s survival. However, as the stature of Drowning Bear increased in the tribe (he adopted North Carolina’s Indian Agent, William H. Thomas, as his son), the status of the Welch family in the tribe diminished, which is why many of them went out to Oklahoma after 1848

 

More About JOHN B. WELCH:

Burial: 1857, Jonathan Parker Cem., Marble, Cherokee Co., NC11

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About ANNIE ELIZABETH "BETSEY" BLYTHE:

Burial: 1885, Jonathan Parker Family Cemetery , Cherokee County, North Carolina11

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

    

Children of JOHN WELCH and ANNIE BLYTHE are:

24.  i.   JOHN EDWARD "NED"4 WELCH, b. 1819, Valley River, Cherokee/Macon Co., NC; d. Oct 1867, Indian Teritory, OK.

     ii.  MARY POLLY WELCH11, b. 1821, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 10 Apr 1863, GA11; m. JOHN ALVIN POWELL11, 1838, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; b. 1809, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 04 Dec 186111.

 

More About MARY POLLY WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About JOHN ALVIN POWELL:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     iii. DAVID WELCH11, b. 1822, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 12 Mar 1855, Fannin Co. GA11; m. REBECCA ELVIRA VANNOY11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About DAVID WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About REBECCA ELVIRA VANNOY:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     iv.  JAMES COBB WELCH11, b. 13 Sep 1824, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 11 May 1887, Delaware Co, OK11; m. LUCINDA PARKER11, 25 Sep 1846, Union Co., GA11; b. 1825, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 18 Mar 190511.

 

Notes for JAMES COBB WELCH:

[welch.FTW]

 

Cattle Buyer for Ks Company , 1/2 Cherokee

 

More About JAMES COBB WELCH:

Burial: May 1887, Butler Cem., Delaware Co., OK11

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About LUCINDA PARKER:

Burial: Mar 1905, Butler Cem., Delaware Co., OK11

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     v.   JOHNATHAN R. WELCH11, b. 26 Sep 1826, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 22 Aug 1908, Morgantown, NC11; m. SARAH ABERNATHY11, Unknown11; b. Unknown11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About JOHNATHAN R. WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About SARAH ABERNATHY:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     vi.  NICEY WELCH11, b. 1827, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 1861, GA11.

 

More About NICEY WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Apr 200711

 

25.  vii. JOHN COBB WELCH, b. 1828, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC; d. 09 Sep 1860, NC.

     viii. RICHARD D. WELCH11, b. 1831, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 12 May 1857, NC11.

 

More About RICHARD D. WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Apr 200711

 

     ix.  MARTHA ANN WELCH11, b. 1833, Murphy, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 1914, Murphy, Cherokee Co., NC11; m. BAILY BARTON MERONEY11, 1850, Murphy, Cherokee Co., NC11; b. 21 Aug 183011; d. 23 Jun 1893, Murphy, Cherokee Co., NC11.

 

More About MARTHA ANN WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About BAILY BARTON MERONEY:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     x.   REBECCA WELCH11, b. 1834, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. Unknown, NC11; m. STAMEY CAMBELL11, Unknown, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; b. 184111; d. Unknown11.

 

More About REBECCA WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About STAMEY CAMBELL:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     xi.  LLOYD M. WELCH11, b. 1836, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 188111; m. MARY LEE MCKEE11, Unknown11; b. Unknown, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. Unknown11.

 

Notes for LLOYD M. WELCH:

[welch.FTW]

 

became chief of the Eastern Tribe

 

More About LLOYD M. WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About MARY LEE MCKEE:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

     xii. STACY WELCH11, b. 1838, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. 1886, NC11; m. CAMPBELL TAYLOR11, 1860, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; b. Unknown, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC11; d. Unknown11.

 

More About STACY WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

More About CAMPBELL TAYLOR:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200911

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

15.  MARTHA4 DUNCAN (MARY3 RAINS, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 16 May 1813 in Georgia.  She married DAVID JONES, son of THOMAS JONES and ELIZABETH WILKERSON.  He was born Abt. 1800 in Ga. Tenn. or Al, and died Aft. 1845 in Arkansas or Indian Territory.

 

Notes for MARTHA DUNCAN:

ID: I4251

Name: Martha Duncan

Sex: F

Birth: 16 MAY 1813 in Georgia

Death: 3 MAR 1858

 

Notes for DAVID JONES:

David Jones did not get a reservation in 1817, as did James and Drury.

He was not 21 years of age. By 1828, he is married and has a wife.

He is listed in Drury's list of his brothers and sisters as number 9.

I think he was born around 1800-05.

Name: David Jones

Sex: M

Birth: ABT. 1810

_FA4: Old Settler roll

_FA4: 1829 Nickajack Emigration List, near Richard & Squire Blevins

ECA # 4047 filed in 1906 by A. Joseph Risingfawn which provides his ancest

ry and demonstrates his relationship to Richard Blevins Indian wives Ma

ry and Elizabeth Jones.  Risingfawn, born 1863 in Delaware District of Ind

ian Territory,  was the son of Risingfawn and his wife Elizabeth Jones.  E

lizabeth Jones who was married three times was the daughter of David and M

artha (Duncan) Jones, Martha being the daughter of Edmond Duncan, better k

nown as the infamous Chief Benge.  Risingfawn's grandfather David Jones w

as a brother of Richard Blevins' wives Mary and Polly Jones, and was on t

he 1829 Nicajack Emigration List living only a few households removed fr

om Richard and Squire Blevins.)  David Jones was on the Cherokee "Old Sett

ler" List and Risingfawn testified that he collected an Old Settler payme

nt due to David Jones.  On an 1831 Payment list based on this Nicajack Emi

gration, D. Jones was listed immediately after Richard Blevins, and o

ne of the two payments dues him was collected by a John Blevins.)

List of Unclaimed Shares on Pay Roll

NameFam #Agency Pay #

John Blevins4118

Malvina Blevins6121

Mahala Jane Blevins6122

    

Children of MARTHA DUNCAN and DAVID JONES are:

     i.   GEORGE5 JONES, b. 1832.

 

Notes for GEORGE JONES:

died without issue

 

     ii.  ELIZABETH JONES, b. 1834.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH JONES:

Elizabeth Jones married first John Rattling Gourd, second, Rising Fawn,

and third Henry Blalock.

Her children Joseph and William Rattling Gourd claimed David Jones final

Old Settlers payment in

1896 as his grandsons.

Her parents are according to the book, History of the Cherokees, by Emmit

Starr.

On Treaty of May 6, 1828, Nickajack Al.

131 David Jones and wife

127 Richard Blevins

128 Squire Blevins

129 John Jones

130 Elizabeth JOnes

134 James Jones

 

     iii. FRANK JONES, b. 1836.

 

Notes for FRANK JONES:

died without issue

 

 

16.  JOHN4 WILKERSON (JOHN3, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)12 died Abt. 181612.  He married ANNA WOOD 30 Sep 1813.  She was born 05 Jan 1800, and died 10 Feb 1863.

 

Notes for JOHN WILKERSON:

I would guess that John was the son of Edward Wilkerson, brother of

John, as he married Catoriah first and John who married Annie wood

in 1813, would be born about 1795...making him the son of John's brother

and not John...as the dates do not work out.

 

Notes for ANNA WOOD:

Father: Charles Caleb WOOD

Mother: Mary Rosanna WATSON

    

Child of JOHN WILKERSON and ANNA WOOD is:

     i.   JOHN5 WILKERSON, b. 1816, Nickajack Cove, Tenn.; d. 18 Aug 1869, Webber Falls, I T.; m. NANCY BLANKENSHIP, 1838, Henderson county, Tenn.; b. 1821, Tenn.; d. Mar 1886, Webber Falls, I T..

 

Notes for JOHN WILKERSON:

John's children:

Martha WILKERSON b: 1839 in Henderson County, Tennessee

 Nancy WILKERSON b: BET 1842 AND 1843 in Henderson County, Tennessee

 Mary Ann WILKERSON b: BET 1844 AND 1846 in Henderson County, Tennessee

 Elizabeth WILKERSON b: 1846 in Henderson County, Tennessee

 John W. WILKERSON , Jr. b: 1846 in Henderson County, Tennessee

 Asa I. WILKERSON b: 19 SEP 1851 in Henderson County, Tennessee

 Virginia Caroline WILKERSON b: 1853 in Henderson County, Tennessee

 Whidby H. WILKERSON b: 1866 in Henderson County,

 

 

17.  ELEANOR NELLIE4 WILKERSON (JOHN3, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)12 was born Abt. 1788 in Washington District, SC (Now Pendleton, SC)12, and died Bef. 185112.  She married URIAH HUBBARD12 Abt. 1807 in Pendleton District, SC12.  He was born Abt. 1785 in Pendleton District, SC12, and died Abt. 184712.

 

Notes for ELEANOR NELLIE WILKERSON:

i wonder if Eleanor was named for Nelly Eleanor

Standridge McBee.  Her husand was a Primitive

Baptist Preacher to the Cherokee. Samuel McBee.

Or she was named for the person Eleanor was

named for. 

 

Notes for URIAH HUBBARD:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

From Don Hubbard a descendant of Uriah's brother Joseph. "Uriah and Nell

ie moved with the Hubbard brothers between 1810(All were listed in the 18

10 Pendelton census) and 1817 to Hall Co., GA.  My gggg-grandfather(Josep

h) remained in Hall Co., till his death in 1849. Brothers John and Uriah m

oved across the river to Lumpkin Co.  John stayed in Lumpkin, Uriah volunt

eered to leave GA and move west to the new C.N.  Don read an accou

nt in an old family letter that Cynthia Hubbard (Brackett) died on a tr

ip back to GA from OK. " Uriah was a pioneer in the counties of Hall, Fors

yth and Lumpkin Co., GA (per Shadburn book, page 601)

 

Uriah took a 640 acre reservation on Wahoo Creek in Hall County, by rig

ht of his wife, with 10 members in his family.  He later sold it to GA com

missioners on June 21, 1823 for $1350.00.

 

About 1830 - he reported 12 children and took an oath required by GA l

aw to remain in CN.  Source:  Whites Among the Cherokee, pg 62-64

" Also in this letterbook is a list of 208 names of persons who had appli

ed for residence in the Cherokee Nation.

1831 - A List of white men who have Indian Families

Uriah Hubbard, wife, 12 in family, farmer

1831 - License for residence in the Cherokee Nation upon their having fil

ed proper affidavits, has been issued to the following persons, viz.:"

 

Uriah Hubbard, wife, 12 children, farmer

Wm. Wood, no wife, 3 children, shoemaker

Benjamin Bracket (Benj. Bracket), no wife, no children, no occupation list

ed

Michael C. Wood, ditto

Mya (min?) Brackett (Mya min Brackett) ditto (Mige)

James Wood, ditto

Abraham F. Wood (Abraham M. Wood), wife, 1 child, no occupation

Locke Langley, no wife, children or occupation

Andrew Wood, wife, 5 children, blacksmith

Noah Langley, wife, 6 children, miller

John Langley, wife, 8 chidren farmer

 

In checking census records I find:

 

1830 - Uriah Hubbard in Hall Co., GA living next door to Benjamin Brackett

He has 4 sons and 2 daughters still at home.

Testimony from Matilda Hubbard Parris would correspond with the reco

rd as she states that she "had 4 brothers, one died, three returned wi

th me to the old nation and came again with me back.  Only one of them n

ow living.  I was not married when I first came to this country, but was t

he next time I came."  That would make Matilda one of the females and prob

ably Cynthia is the other as she had not married Mige yet. (From Testimo

ny for Benjamin Brackett, JR. Dawes App)

    

Children of ELEANOR WILKERSON and URIAH HUBBARD are:

     i.   ELIZABETH "BETSY"5 HUBBARD12.

     ii.  DANIEL HUBBARD12, d. Abt. 186512.

     iii. PEGGY MARGARET HUBBARD12, b. Abt. 180812; d. Abt. 183612.

     iv.  SARAH (SALLIE) HUBBARD12, b. Abt. 1809, Eastern Cherokee Nation12; d. 1854, Gilmer CO., GA12.

     v.   SUSAN "DELILAH OR DILLIE" HUBBARD12, b. 1809, SC?12; d. 09 Sep 1876, Gilmer Co., GA12.

     vi.  MARY (POLLY) HUBBARD12, b. Abt. 1813, GA, Cherokee Nation12; d. 15 Dec 1893, Indian Territory12.

 

Notes for MARY (POLLY) HUBBARD:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

Mary is listed on the 1890 Tahlequah Cherokee Census, age 80.

 

     vii. CYNTHIA HUBBARD12, b. 181312; d. Jul 1849, Gilmer Co., GA12.

     viii. THOMAS P HUBBARD12, b. Abt. 181712; d. Abt. 186612.

     ix.  MATILDA HUBBARD12, b. 1819, GA, Cherokee Nation12; d. 17 Dec 1893, Indian Territory12.

 

Notes for MATILDA HUBBARD:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

See additional remarks made by Matilda under Benjamin Brackett, Jr.'s Cher

okee Application.

 

1890 Tahlequah Cherokee Census

Matilda Parris 73, NC (Died before 1900)

 

     x.   WILKERSON (WA HE A) HUBBARD12, b. Sep 1822, GA, Cherokee Nation13,14; d. 16 Sep 1900, Indian Territory14.

 

Notes for WILKERSON (WA HE A) HUBBARD:

[brendajackson56.ged]

 

1900 I. T. Census, TWP 15, N. R. 21 East, Cherokee Nation

Wilkerson Hubbard, Head, Indian, M, Sept 1822, 78, Md, 57 yrs, GA, UN, TN

Harriet, wife, W, F, Oct 1823, 76, Md, 57 years, GA, UN, UN

Thomas, son, Indian, M, Jan 1852, 48, Single, I.T.,  GA, GA

 

     xi.  WASHINGTON HUBBARD14, b. Abt. 182414; d. GA14.

 

 

18.  JAMES4 JONES (ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1785 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Carroll County, AR.  Long Creek area.  He married MARY STANDRIDGE Abt. 1820 in Probably Tenn., daughter of ALEXANDER STANDRIDGE and ELIZABETH.  She was born 1798 in Georgia, and died 18 Nov 1876 in Indian Territory.

 

Notes for JAMES JONES:

----- Original Message -----

From: Kathleen Davis

To: Betty Renfroe

Sent: 4/13/2004 7:52:05 PM

Subject: Jones Family 1817-1819 Cherokee Register FHC Film #982251

 

"Register of persons who wish reservation under the Treaty of July 8th 181

7"

 

Page #4 & 5 . 11 March 1818

 

No. of Reservation 58 . Thomas Jones in right of Wife . No. in Fami

ly X 7 . Place of Residence Where Bill Brown formerly lived

 

No. of Reservation 59 . James Jones  . No. in Family X 3 . Place of Reside

nce                               do      do

 

No. of Reservation 60 . Wm Jones . No. in Family O 2 . Place of Residen

ce         near    do

 

Page #8 & 9 . 28 May 1818

 

No. of Reservation 112 . Uriah Wilkerson. No. in Family O 3 . Place of Res

idence Pond Creek

 

FHC . Book Q970.1 A1 #3 . Film #982251. Kathleen M. Davis . 13 April 20

04 . 1817-1819 Register of Cherokees

 

 

Kathleen Davis

kathleen4561@earthlink.net

The Cherokee Old Settlers came West before the forced Removal on the Tra

il of Tears in  1838-1839.  Some came West as early as 1807 (some even ear

lier).  Greater numbers came West, settling in present-day NW Arkansas dur

ing 1817-1828.  In 1828, some of these Arkansas Old Settlers came on furth

er west to present-day Northeastern Oklahoma (Cherokee Indian Territory

).  A census of the Arkansas Cherokees was commissioned, but never perform

ed, so far as we know.  The first formalized effort to identify the Cherok

ee Old Settlers came in 1851.

Old Settler Family Group Numbers

These select possibly-kin families are listed on the 1851 Delaware Distri

ct Roll.

#1: BLEVINS- Sally*, Joseph, Malinda, John, Angeline.

#18: JONES- William*, Mary, Lucinda, Drew, Juliann

#25: JONES- David

#26: BLEVINS- Luke*, Richard, Elish.>>

#33: GUNTER- Nancy*, Anna E. Lavina.

#41: JONES- Squire

#54: JONES- Drury*, Joshua, Matilda, Lucinda.

#56: JONES- John, Jr.*, Wilburn.

#57: JONES- James Sr.*, James, Lemuel, Martin, Noah.

#59: JONES, William Jr.*, Martin, De Le Ma, Thomas B. Rhoda C.

Luke, Richard & Elish Blevins would have received payments.  They were sa

id to have died without issue, and Joseph Rising fawn, a first cousin, a

ge 32 in 1896 of Afton, received their claim payments.  Joseph Risingfa

wn was the grandson of David Jones.  David Jones had another grandson th

at was his surviving claimant besides Joseph Risingfawn-- William Rattli

ng Gourd of Sapulpa, age 34 in 1896.

 

Elizabeth Hampton said

that Mary Standridge was a white woman and that she had not family

previous to marrying James Jones.  She married him between 1815 and 1820.

Descendants of James Jones, Sr.

Generation No. 1

1.  JAMES2 JONES, SR.  (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1784 in South Carolina,

and died Bef. 1851 in Carroll Co. Arkansas.  He married MARY SANDRIDGE in

Unknown.  She was born Abt. 1799 in Georgia, and died November 18, 1876

in Sulphur Bend Community, OK.

Notes for JAMES JONES, SR.:

Now on this the June 30, 1888, come the above entitled case up for final

hearing. The case having been submitted by Bell and Bryan, attorneys for

applicants, on the 28th. After a careful investigation of all the

evidence, both oral and documentary, submitted by plaintiff, also the Old

Settler Payroll of Cherokees made in the year 1851, find for the

Plaintiff for these reasons; to wit: First: That the name James Jones,

from whom the above applicants have proven a lineal descent, appear upon

the Old Settler Pay Roll of Cherokees, made in the year 1851, and

numbered thereon 57, and further, that the names of Polly white and

Elizabeth Hampton, daughters and William Jones, also Martin Jones, now

dead, sons of the said James Jones, together with Andrew Hampton, Thomas

B. Jones, and Mary White, children of Polly White, Elizabeth Hampton and

William Jones and grand-children of James Jones, all appear upon the Old

Settler Payroll of 1851. Secondly: That James Jones took a reservation

under the terms of the Treaty of 1817 on the Tennessee River in the state

of Tennessee, as the roll of Reservees of that year shows, together with

a certified transcript of the bounds of this reservation from the

Interior Department of the United States. Thirdly: The attention of the

Commission is called to an act of the National Council, approved November

16, 1849, Which reads: Be it enacted by the National Council. That James

Jones be and he is hereby privileged to return to the Cherokee Nation

with his family and reside, and is admitted to the enjoyment of the

rights and privileges of citizenship of this Nation. Tahlequah, November

16, 1849, Approved Jno. Ross. Therefore, we the Commission on

Citizenship, a body duly created under the provisions of an act of the

National Council, approved Dec. 8, 1886, and rejecting or re-admitting

applicants for citizenship, who shall have filed their applications in

due season, under the 7th Section of the above act, and the amendment to

said act in relation to Old Settler applicants, approved February 7,

1888, do declare the Polly White, Elizabeth Hampton, Thomas Jones and his

nine children, William H, Artelia, Leroy A., John S, Hatta H.C., Betsy E,

J.H, Joel, and Arvilla Jones, and James E, William H, and J.S. White, and

Mary Jane White, Eli Herod, Polly Brown, Mont Smith, John Smith, and

Eliza Smith, and Joseph S. Herod and his two sisters, and brother,

Elzena, William W, and Louisa Bell Herod and James Joel Jones, son of

Margaret Jones, dead, and Andrew W. Hampton, William C.Mattie J. and

Clara May Hampton, and Alabama Hampton, and Emily Jones and Catharine

Hurley and her child Jancy Hurley, Theodore Jones, Elizabeth Jones,

Caldonia Jones, and Margaret A. Jones, and Sarah Ann Blaylock and her

four children: Mary Elizabeth,Milly Jane, Artella, and Lotta Ann

Blaylock, and Ruth Ann Atchison, and Josiah White, are entitled to all

the right and privileges of Cherokees by virtue of such blood, and are

hereby re-admitted as such.    J. T. Adair, Chairman and D. W. Lipe,

Commissioner

More About JAMES JONES, SR.:

Burial: 1851, died along White River Arkansas

Census: 1850, Carrollton Co. AR Long Creek TWP

Emigrated: December 11, 1829, Nickojack, Alabama>IL>AR

Residence: 1817, Eastern Cherokee Reservation in Tennessee

Notes for MARY SANDRIDGE:

According to the 1850 Carrollton Co. AR census Mary had a son in Illinois

in 1831James Jones, Jr.

According to the 1860 census of Carrollton Co. AR Mary was living with

Martin Jones, Lucy A., and Adaline and her age was 60 yrs.

More About MARY SANDRIDGE:

Births 1: 1810, Elizabeth,Polly and William in Tenn. 1810 thru 1826

Births 2: 1831, James was born in Illinois

Births 3: 1834, 5 children born in Arkansas from 1834 thru 1846

Burial: 1876, Sulphur Bend Cemetery, OK

Census 1: 1850, Carrollton Co. AR Long Creek TWP

Census 2: 1860, Carrollton Co. AR Long Creek TWP

Emigrated: 1829, From Tennessee>AL>IL>AR>OK

More About JAMES JONES and MARY SANDRIDGE:

Marriage: Unknown

 

James Jones' Survey for his reservation!!!!

..........................................................................

.............................~*~

 

State of Tennessee

 

The undersigned Commissioner and Surveyor ( duly authorized) have agreeab

ly to the terms of a Treaty concluded at the Cherokee agency on this eigh

th day of July and thousand eight hundred and seventeen -- And a .........

..... concluded at the City of Washington on the twenty seventh day of Feb

ruary one thousand eight hundred and nineteen between the United State a

nd the Cherokee Nation of Indian. Surveyed and laid off to James Jones S

ix hundred and forty acres of land. corresponding with the registrati

on of his claim filed with the Cherokee Agent in the twenty second d

ay of June one thousand eight hundred and eighteen. ............... and bo

und... as follows (..........) Beginning at a dogwood, cottonwood, black l

ocust and hickory on the north bank of Tennessee River: thence West thr

ee hundred and fourteen poles to a stake near a sourwood black oak and spa

nish oak marked a .................. : thence north three hundred and twen

ty poles to a black oak: thence: East three hundred and thirty six pol

es to a birch, hickories and sweetgum on the bank of said river: thence do

wn the ............... of the same three hundred and thirty poles to the b

eginning including his dwelling house and improvement near this center the

reof as practicable.

 

Surveyed this 29th day of November 1820.

 

 

 

Aarron Armstrong  

 

 

Notes for MARY STANDRIDGE:

Mary is a daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth STandridge.

Her daughter, ELizabeth Jones Hampton, states in the Reenrollment to the

Cherokee Nation that her mother was Mary Standridge.

She was born in the correct location as to where the Standridges

were.  She uses the names of the family in naming her children.

She lives near Rhoda Blevins.  She was in Illinois at the time the

STandridge family was there.

James Jones is probably a brother to John Jones who lives in Newton

County, Ar. 1850 near the standridges.

In 1850, there is an Adaline Jackson and Martin Jackson with the family.

In 1860, Adaline is using the name Jones.  I do not think she is Mary's

child perhaps a grandchild.

I found these Jones in Carroll Co. in 1840, no James.  He did pay taxes

there in the 1830s.  He probably spent some of his time in the Indian

Territory of Ok.  Most of his family finally moved to Delaware District,

Indian Territory.  Mary Standridge Jones died there.  Mary lived on the Ne

osho River we think

near Sulphur Bend where she is buried. It was named Sulphur Bend after t

he Bend in the

Neosho River.  Mary has a stone in the cemetery there.

 

Sulphur Bend Cemetery: Located in Sec. 36 Twp. 26 R23. South of Fairlan

d. From Hwy.125, take E 220 east 3.25 miles to cemetery. Sulphur Bend Ceme

tery, which apparently gets its name from a nearby bend in the Neosho Rive

r, was a new cemetery created by the Grand River Dam Authority to reloca

te a cemetery from Sec. 32, Twp. 26 R 24. Two acres containing the old cem

etery were transferred from the Cherokee Nation to the Ottawa County Commi

ssioners by Cemetery Patent 137 dated Aug. 5, 1914. It had been leased fr

om the allotment of Claudy W. Frazier. GRDA bought two acres for the new c

emetery from Irvin And Jennie White for $200 by warranty deed dated Sep

t. 18, 1939. (Book 161, page 656) On March 26, 1984, the County Commissi

on deeded the cemetery to the Sulphur Bend Cemetery Association which h

ad been incorporated by the State of Oklahoma for perpetual care of the ce

metery. (Book 431, page 276) The GRDA survey of the old cemetery lis

ts 90 graves of which 20 were unidentified. The graves were relocated to t

he east side of the new cemetery. The cemetery association has placed conc

rete blocks in the ground to mark unidentified graves. Some graves, includ

ing those of the Wards and Amma Bowen who died in 1876, are not found on t

he reading of the old cemetery, and the cemetery association has no reco

rd of their original location. Taken out of the book, Cemeteries of Southe

rn Ottawa County Oklahoma, Delaware County Cemetery readers. Sherlyn

 

Note by Betty: During the Civil War Squire Blevins and Rhoda Standridge Bl

evins leave Carroll Co. AR and they are not back by 1870.  Not one of th

em is on the 1870 Carroll Co. Census, by 1880, they are all back. I thi

nk they were in I T near Mary STandridge Jones.  When they return Rhoda St

andridge is dead.  She could be in one of the 20 unmarked graves her

e.  If she lived to return, I feel she is in the old Enon Cemetery, Carro

ll Co. 

1840 Census

CARROLL COUNTY, ARKANSAS

Pages 27&28

WHITE TWP   (cont.)

Head of Family Free White Males Free White Females Male Slaves Female

Slaves Comments

Column Description >> A B C D E F G H I J K L M A B C D E F G H I J K L M

U V W X Y Z U V W X Y Z

David JONES 2 0 0 0 1                 1 1 0 0 1

Simon JONES 0 0 0 0 1                 3 0 0 0 1                 0 0 1

James FLOOD 0 0 0 0 0 1               2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

John FLOOD 0 0 0 0 1                 0

Nathan FLOOD 2 0 0 0 0 1               1 1 0 0 1

Samuel WARD 1 3 0 0 0 1               1 1 0 0 0 1

David JONES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1         0                         0 1

Polly PICKETT 0 0 1 1                   3 0 0 0 0 1

tax list 1832-38

JONES, David                     1834    1835    1836    1837    1838

JONES, David Jr                  1837

JONES, Drewry                    1838

JONES, Drury                     1834    1835    1836    1837

JONES, James                     1834    1835    1836

JONES, James                     1837    1838

JONES, John                      1834    1836    1837

JONES, Simon                     1836    1837    1838

JONES, William                   1837    1838

JONSON, Wm. K.                   1838

1850 Carroll County Long Creek

162     Blevins         James M         32              farmerTenn

                        Delila          31Ky

                        Elizabeth A     12Ark

                        Samuel C        10Ark

                        Mary J          8Ark

                        Leroy C         7Ark

                        Martha Ann      6Ark

                        Telitha A       6Mo

                        Paralee         4Ark

                        William A       2Ark

163     Blevins         Isham           62              farmerVa

                        Elizabeth       55Tenn

                        William D       20              farmerTenn

                        Sarah E         15Ark

                        Malinda         16Ark

164     Blevins         Squire          46              farmerKy

                        Roda            43Ga

                        John W          17              farmerArk

                        Luke H          14Ark

                        Isham M         10Ark

                        Emily           7Ark

                        Eliza           2Ark

                        James L         4Ark

        Gregg           Sarah M         20Tenn

        Bird            Thomas          3Ark

165     Blevins         James           24              farmerTenn

                        Elizabeth A     22Tenn

                        Squire Y        4Ark

                        Sarah E         2Ark

There are many more Blevins here at this time.  Two Squires are here.

174     Jones           James           66              farmerSC

                        Mary            57Ga

                        William         24              farmerTenn

                        James           19              farmerIllinois

                        Lemuel          16              farmerArk

                        Martin          14                Ark

                        Noah            11                Ark

174     Jackson         Martin          6Ark

                        Adaline         5Ark

1860 Carroll County Ar.

I think Mariah Jones may really read Martin Jones.

p. 212 - 17 Sept 1860

1411    BLEVINS, Luke H                    23         m         AR

farmer; can't read or write

1411    BLEVINS, Sarah A                   21         f         AR

can't read or write

1411    BLEVINS, Perlina A                  2         f         AR

1411    BLEVINS, Matilda J                  9         f         AR

1412    BLEVINS, Squire                    56         m         NC

farmer; can't read or write

1412    BLEVINS, Rhoda                     54         f         GA

can't read or write

1412    BLEVINS, Martin J                  19         m         AR

farmer

1412    BLEVINS, Emily T                   18         f         AR

1412    BLEVINS, James K. P.               16         m         AR

1412    BLEVINS, Eliza J                   13         f         AR

1412    JONES, Rhoda C                     10         f         AR

1413    BLEVINS, James                     45         m         TN

farmer; can't read or write

1413    BLEVINS, Elizabeth                 35         f         TN

can't read or write

1413    BLEVINS, Squire Y                  13         m         AR

1413    BLEVINS, Sarah E                   12         f         AR

1413    BLEVINS, John W                     8         m         AR

1413    BLEVINS, Rhoda                     10         f         AR

1413    BLEVINS, Elizabeth                  8         f         AR

1413    BLEVINS, James K.P.                 2         m         AR

1414    JONES, Mariah                      21         m         AR

farmer; can't read or write  Think this is Martin Jones, but donot know wh

ich one.  I believe

it is Martin Jackson Jones and he married Mary Susan Carpenter after the W

ar.  This Lucy must

have died or something. I do not think they had any kids as they are n

ot in the Indian Records.

1414    JONES, Lucy A                      18         f         AR

1414    JONES, Mary                        60         f         GA

widow; can't read or write

1414    JONES, Adaline                     17         f         AR

this is Delema Adaline Jones who married Josiah Herrod.

    

Children of JAMES JONES and MARY STANDRIDGE are:

26.  i.   ELIZABETH5 JONES, b. 20 Aug 1820, Tenn.; d. 16 Jul 1906, White Oak, Cooweescoowee District I.T. (Craig County, Oklahoma.

27.  ii.  MARY JONES, b. 11 Sep 1821, Tenn.; d. 09 Jul 1892, Near Fairland, Ok..

28.  iii. WILLIAM JONES, b. 1826; d. Aft. 1870.

     iv.  JAMES K. P. JONES, b. 1831, Ill..

29.  v.   LEMUEL JONES, b. 1836; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870.

30.  vi.  MARTIN JONES, b. 1838, Carroll County, AR.; d. 05 Dec 1861, Civil War death.

     vii. NOAH JONES, b. 1839; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870.

 

 

19.  DRURY4 JONES (ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1788 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1845 in Delaware Dist. Indian Territory.  He married UNKNOWN. 

 

Notes for DRURY JONES:

Cherokee

Drury Jones Document from April 1845

Elizabeth Jones Heirs VS the US Government

 

This document was sent to me by Patty Woodall. She resides in the area th

at Drury, James, and Thomas Jones got their reservations according to t

he treaty of 1817. All Jones researchers are very indebted to Patty for th

is new information. Documents give us a glimpse of a family long deceased.

Patty, you have our heartfelt thanks!!!

Reference Data to this Document

Microfilm M-574, Rolls #32, Frames 577-582 which is found in Record Gro

up 75, National Archives, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs. National Archives. Washington, D.C. M-574, Ro

ll #32, Frames 577-582. Special File 155, Reservation Claim of the hei

rs of Elizabeth and Thomas Jones, 1 April 1845.

Message from Patty Woodall

 

All these claims were made in the late 1830's until mid 1840's from provis

ions made in the Treaty of 1835/1836 before the First through Fourth Boa

rd of Commissioners. Looks like the claims was deposed in Pulaski Co, A

R. That just means the deposition was taken in that county not that it w

as filed in the courts of that county. These depositions were taken and th

en filed with the Cherokee Board of Commissioners, which started out meeti

ng in the East for the first one or two Boards and then moved to the We

st for the remainder.

As you will notice there is NO MENTION of a William Jones. I had thought t

he William Jones who took a reservation very near Thomas Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. The deed in 1829 when Thomas Jones so

ld to William D. Gains, William Jones is not mentioned. In fact, Washingt

on and Thomas Jones are not mentioned either but I expect they were de

ad by this time. The daughters were not mentioned either.

 

I think I've seen some documents that state that William Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones but these documents were written at mu

ch later dates and I think had to do with proving Cherokee citizenship. S

o, it makes me wonder if these later documents are accurate in all respect

s. At the moment, I cannot find a one of them to be more specific.

 

Now, this leads me to wondering exactly who William Jones was. Do you ha

ve any ideas?

 

Thanks.

Patty Woodall

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH JONES CASE

PROOF OF CHARACTER OF WITNESSES

DATED JULY 6, 1845

STATE OF ARKANSAS

COUNTY OF PULASKI

We the undersigned members of the Arkansas State Legislature do hereby cer

tify that we are well acquainted with Joel D. Mitchell, citizen of this St

ate and a witness in the case of Elizabeth Jones vs The United States. No

w, pending before the U. S. Commission for the adjustment of claims growi

ng out of treaties with the Cherokee Indians and we know him to be a m

an of truth of good moral character and his statements under oath may be f

ully relied upon.

Witness for Claimant (?)

July 6, 1845 at Little Rock, AR

Sworn and Subscribed to

July 6, 1845

(?)U. S. District

State of Arkansas

 

Martin Tackett

Thomas Clark

G. W. Sanders Jr.

B. Johnson, Judge

End of this document!

 

 

RESERVATION CLAIM OF THOMAS AND ELIZABETH JONES

 

STATEMENT OF DRURY JONES

In the claim of the children and heirs of Elizabeth Jones for whom a reser

vation was taken by her husband, Thomas Jones, on the Tennessee River, und

er the Treaty of 1817, as per Register of Reservations NO 58 and forfeit

ed by David Jones, administrator.

 

Drury Jones appears before the Commission this 1st day of April in 1845 a

nd being justified as one of the children of the reservee makes the follow

ing statement:

 

The reservation entered by my Father for my Mother, Elizabeth, was in Jack

son County, Alabama on Jones Creek near Kings Cove on lands ceded by trea

ty of 1817. My Father was a white man and my Mother wasnative Cheroke

e. My Mother and her family had been living on the place, which was afterw

ards entered for the Reservation, three or four years before the Trea

ty of 1817. The place had been improved some before Mother and Father mov

ed there, but the owner, Bill Brown had abandoned it and it was the cust

om in those times for any person to take possession of an abandoned plac

e.

 

My Mother had 7 children at the time of the Treaty. Five of them lived wi

th her. The other two--James and myself--were both married at the ti

me of the Treaty and settled to ourselves. I lived two and a half miles fr

om my Mother's place. Several years after the Treaty--can't name exactly h

ow many--there were several White men--Hamilton King, John Kellyson (?

), M. (?) Smith, Tom Gunter, Bill Gunter, and Charles Reed, and some othe

rs (all living within the neighborhood) were in the habit of comi

ng to my Mother's house and tormenting her in every way they could devi

ce and invariabley at night and would stone the house. In some instance

s, (they) broke in the doors and windows with heavy rocks. One time, the d

oor being broken in, a stone was thrown that struck my Father upon the fa

ce and broke his jaw bone. At another time, they threw the grindstone do

wn the chimney. The attacks were very frequent, sometimes twice or three t

imes a week, and becoming more harrassing and frequent everyday. Father ca

me to the conclusion that it was unprofitable for them to live on the Rese

rvation and he and Mother, very reluctately, left it, and moved to the Che

rokee Nation, which was 5 or 6 miles distant.

 

Don't recollect whether my parents ever lost any property by it eing stol

en by the whites. About 2 years after he left the Reservation, Father die

d, when absent from home on a visit in the Chickasaw Nation. My mother con

tinued to live on the Reservation until she immigrated to this count

ry in the year of 1831 (i) and died six years ago next August.

 

My Mother had all together TEN children:

 

1. James

2. Drury

3. John

4. Polly

5. Betsy

6. Ruben

7. Washington

8. Sally

9. David

10. Thomas

Of these, Ruben, Washington, Sally, and Thomas died young without issue. P

olly is the only child dead that has left issue. She left three children:

 

Cynthia

Elizabeth

John

 

Polly was married to Richard Blevins who is also dead. Their heirs li

ve in Carroll County, Arkansas.

The living children of the reservess--David, and Drury--reside in Delawa

re District of this Nation. James, Betsy, and John live in Carroll Count

y, Arkansas.

 

When my Mother and Father left the Reservation, it was taken possessi

on of my Hamilton King, one of the White men who had been worrying th

em so long.

 

This statement made before me, the (?might say despondent) being fully que

stioned.

 

John T. Mason

 

End of Document

 

WHAT WE KNOW FROM THIS DOCUMENT

WRITTEN BY BETTY RENFROE

Drury Jones was alive in 1845.

 

Elizabeth Jones died in August of 1839.

 

Elizabeth Jones moved to Arkansas.

 

Richard Blevins is dead by 1845.

 

It leads us to believed that Polly Jones was his wife before Betsy.

 

Richard and Polly children were Cynthia, Elizabeth, and John Blevins.

 

Betsy Jones Blevins is alive in 1845.

 

Drury, David, James, and John Jones are alive in 1845.

 

John and James Jones and Betsy Blevins live in Carroll County, AR in184

5. Newton County is part of Carroll in 1845.

 

Drury and David Jones live in Delaware District of the Cherokee Nation.

 

Elizabeth Jones had 10 children: James, Drury, John, Polly, Betsy, Rube

n, Washington, Sally, David, and Thomas. We actually do not know if all we

re children of Thomas Jones Sr. They appear to be listed in order of birth

.

 

William Jones was not a child of Elizabeth Jones. The only connection we h

ave found is his name is listed with the Thomas Jones names and his Reserv

ation is next to theirs. He may be a brother to Thomas Jones, who also h

as a Cherokee wife. He may be the son of Thomas Jones by a different Chero

kee wife. He does seem to be related to this Jones family. Perhaps, a ha

lf brother or uncle?

 

from "Cherokee Planters in Georgia 1832-1838", by Don Shadburn

Information provide by Raymond Ray

 

In Broom Town Valley were the farm improvements of Nelly (near Lookout Mou

ntain), her son-in-law, Grasshopper, and Richard Guess, presumable the s

on of Sequoyah, Guess owned two improvements, one valued for $197.25 (pl

us $48 to compensate him for rent paid on the place in 1836), the other kn

own as Sparrow Hawk's place, which had been taken and cultivated by whi

te setters in the Spring of 1836. Also at Broom Town were Cheenahwee (ne

ar Lumpkin's), Mesa'quah, and Coo'tire, mother of Aaron and Dick Wilkerso

n, mixed blood sons of Edward and John Wilkerson of Tennessee.

 

Aaron Wilkerson's home place at Island Town was assessed at $482.25, inclu

ding 20 acres of bottomland and a "Boat House" 14 feet long; he also repor

ted property at Duck Town at a place "where his mother formerly resided

." In addition, he claimed one of John Walker's improvements near Walker C

ourthouse in District 7, as did Bushyhead. Dick Wilkerson still farmed a f

ew acres at Duck Town, his land adjoining Black Fox and Good Money.

 

Notes for UNKNOWN:

Drury had a close relationship with the Blevins and Meeks his wife

may have been a Blevins or Meek.

    

Children of DRURY JONES and UNKNOWN are:

     i.   JOHN5 JONES.

31.  ii.  SALLY JONES, b. Abt. 1815.

32.  iii. WILLIAM JONES, b. Abt. 1820, Al. or Tenn.; d. Bef. 1860.

     iv.  SQUIRE JONES, b. Bef. 1830.

     v.   JOSHUA JONES, b. 1833.

     vi.  MATILDA JONES, b. Aft. 1833.

     vii. LUCINDA JONES, b. Aft. 1835.

 

 

20.  JOHN4 JONES (ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1792 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1850 in Probably Indian Territory or TX..  He married (1) UNKNOWN.    He married (2) ALAFAIR MEEK Abt. 1835 in Probably Missouri, daughter of JEREMIAH MEEK and ELIZABETH BLEVINS.  She was born 1803 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1850.

 

Notes for JOHN JONES:

There are some Jones men living near John Jones in 1850 Newton Co.  I

think they may also be his older sons.  He seems to have a very large

family.   His grandsons Lem and Lewis Jones sons of Elizabth Standridge

Felkins Jones received allotments for being Cherokee.

I would also think that these Joneses came to Ar. from St. Francois Co.

Mo. as many of

the rest of the Newton Co. Jones did.  Was James Jones a brother to David

Jones Sr. of Carroll Co. Census 1840.  C. L. Boyd said he thought John

Jones was half Cherokee.

 

Notes for ALAFAIR MEEK:

I am uncertain about Alafair's marriages.  I found the marriage to Dan

Hubble in Cape Gir. Mo.  Jacob Meek was there, but in 1850 Alafair is

living next door to Jeremiah Meek in Newton Co. Ar.  I think she is his

sister, but she might only be his cousin.  Since she says she was born in

Ky.  that might solve the mystery if i knew if Jacob or Jeremiah were in

Ky. in 1803 when Alafair was born.

Elizabeth E. Roberts, I think is her daughter, but she may only be a

neice.  Since Elizabeth stays near the other Jones girls throughout their

lives I think Dett, Rachel and she are sisters; however, I may be

mistaken.  Alafair's mother had two sisters who married Roberts men.

She may belong to one of these families.  Since several of the families

went to Tx.  Elizabeth may have not wanted to go and stayed behind with

Alafair who is a relative.

    

Child of JOHN JONES and UNKNOWN is:

     i.   RICHARD5 JONES, b. 1836.

 

    

Children of JOHN JONES and ALAFAIR MEEK are:

     ii.  ELIJAH5 JONES, b. 1835.

33.  iii. NOAH LEWIS JONES, b. 1837, Ar.; d. 29 Dec 1861, Rolla, Missouri.

     iv.  JOHN JONES, b. 1837.

34.  v.   JAMES JONES, b. 1840; d. Bef. 1880.

35.  vi.  MARY ELIZA JONES, b. 1840; d. Aft. 1870.

36.  vii. TILETHA ANN JONES, b. 1844; d. 25 Jun 1886, Newton Co, Ar..

     viii. RACHEL JONES, b. 1844; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON MEEK; b. 1845.

 

Notes for RACHEL JONES:

Arch had 5 wives.  Their names were:  Harriet Green, Malinda Jane

McEntire,  Nancy M. Thornton, Willian George, and Rachel Brassfield

(Meek)   Rachel was my great grandmother.

Archibald had a son named Jasper Newton and his son was Herman L. Sanders

who was my father

 from Herman Sanders.

I think I have the wrong Mary Ann..  The one I am looking for was b:1820

in Tn. and D 1 Nov. 1890 in Pomona , Los Angeles  Co., CA.  My great

grandfather was Archibald McDonald Sanders. He had a son named

Jasper Newton and both was buried in Witts Spring, AR.  Archibald was a

brother to my Mary Ann..  Their father was named Hiram Sanders b: Abt

1800 in GA.

 

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON MEEK:

John was killed in the Civil War.  He and Rachel had no children or had a

child that died.  She applied for a pension for his service and was

refused.  She married Archibald Sanders of Searcy Co. Ar. second.

 

 

21.  MARY4 JONES (ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1794 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1833 in Delaware Dist. Indian Territory.  She married RICHARD BLEVINS Abt. 1819.  He was born 1785, and died Bef. 1845 in Texas.

 

Notes for MARY JONES:

Mary Jones was probably married to Dick Blevins between 1820-25. He sign

ed to leave the area in 1828?, so they were married by then.  He has indi

an children then.

I think Drury listed these children in the order of their birth so Cynth

ia is the oldest.  She must have died as we can not locate her, but she w

as alive in 1845. 

 

Cherokee

Drury Jones Document from April 1845

Elizabeth Jones Heirs VS the US Government

This document was sent to me by Patty Woodall. She resides in the area th

at Drury, James, and Thomas Jones got their reservations according to t

he treaty of 1817. All Jones researchers are very indebted to Patty for th

is new information. Documents give us a glimpse of a family long deceased.

Patty, you have our heartfelt thanks!!!

 

Reference Data to this Document

Microfilm M-574, Rolls #32, Frames 577-582 which is found in Record Gro

up 75, National Archives, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs. National Archives. Washington, D.C. M-574, Ro

ll #32, Frames 577-582. Special File 155, Reservation Claim of the hei

rs of Elizabeth and Thomas Jones, 1 April 1845.

 

 

Message from Patty Woodall

 

 

All these claims were made in the late 1830's until mid 1840's from provis

ions made in the Treaty of 1835/1836 before the First through Fourth Boa

rd of Commissioners. Looks like the claims was deposed in Pulaski Co, A

R. That just means the deposition was taken in that county not that it w

as filed in the courts of that county. These depositions were taken and th

en filed with the Cherokee Board of Commissioners, which started out meeti

ng in the East for the first one or two Boards and then moved to the We

st for the remainder.

As you will notice there is NO MENTION of a William Jones. I had thought t

he William Jones who took a reservation very near Thomas Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. The deed in 1829 when Thomas Jones so

ld to William D. Gains, William Jones is not mentioned. In fact, Washingt

on and Thomas Jones are not mentioned either but I expect they were de

ad by this time. The daughters were not mentioned either.

 

I think I've seen some documents that state that William Jones was a s

on of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones but these documents were written at mu

ch later dates and I think had to do with proving Cherokee citizenship. S

o, it makes me wonder if these later documents are accurate in all respect

s. At the moment, I cannot find a one of them to be more specific.

 

Now, this leads me to wondering exactly who William Jones was. Do you ha

ve any ideas?

 

Thanks.

Patty Woodall

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH JONES CASE

PROOF OF CHARACTER OF WITNESSES

DATED JULY 6, 1845

STATE OF ARKANSAS

COUNTY OF PULASKI

We the undersigned members of the Arkansas State Legislature do hereby cer

tify that we are well acquainted with Joel D. Mitchell, citizen of this St

ate and a witness in the case of Elizabeth Jones vs The United States. No

w, pending before the U. S. Commission for the adjustment of claims growi

ng out of treaties with the Cherokee Indians and we know him to be a m

an of truth of good moral character and his statements under oath may be f

ully relied upon.

Witness for Claimant (?)

July 6, 1845 at Little Rock, AR

Sworn and Subscribed to

July 6, 1845

(?)U. S. District

State of Arkansas

 

Martin Tackett

Thomas Clark

G. W. Sanders Jr.

B. Johnson, Judge

End of this document!

 

 

RESERVATION CLAIM OF THOMAS AND ELIZABETH JONES

 

STATEMENT OF DRURY JONES

In the claim of the children and heirs of Elizabeth Jones for whom a reser

vation was taken by her husband, Thomas Jones, on the Tennessee River, und

er the Treaty of 1817, as per Register of Reservations NO 58 and forfeit

ed by David Jones, administrator.

 

Drury Jones appears before the Commission this 1st day of April in 1845 a

nd being justified as one of the children of the reservee makes the follow

ing statement:

 

The reservation entered by my Father for my Mother, Elizabeth, was in Jack

son County, Alabama on Jones Creek near Kings Cove on lands ceded by trea

ty of 1817. My Father was a white man and my Mother wasnative Cheroke

e. My Mother and her family had been living on the place, which was afterw

ards entered for the Reservation, three or four years before the Trea

ty of 1817. The place had been improved some before Mother and Father mov

ed there, but the owner, Bill Brown had abandoned it and it was the cust

om in those times for any person to take possession of an abandoned plac

e.

 

My Mother had 7 children at the time of the Treaty. Five of them lived wi

th her. The other two--James and myself--were both married at the ti

me of the Treaty and settled to ourselves. I lived two and a half miles fr

om my Mother's place. Several years after the Treaty--can't name exactly h

ow many--there were several White men--Hamilton King, John Kellyson (?

), M. (?) Smith, Tom Gunter, Bill Gunter, and Charles Reed, and some othe

rs (all living within the neighborhood) were in the habit of comi

ng to my Mother's house and tormenting her in every way they could devi

ce and invariabley at night and would stone the house. In some instance

s, (they) broke in the doors and windows with heavy rocks. One time, the d

oor being broken in, a stone was thrown that struck my Father upon the fa

ce and broke his jaw bone. At another time, they threw the grindstone do

wn the chimney. The attacks were very frequent, sometimes twice or three t

imes a week, and becoming more harrassing and frequent everyday. Father ca

me to the conclusion that it was unprofitable for them to live on the Rese

rvation and he and Mother, very reluctately, left it, and moved to the Che

rokee Nation, which was 5 or 6 miles distant.

 

Don't recollect whether my parents ever lost any property by it eing stol

en by the whites. About 2 years after he left the Reservation, Father die

d, when absent from home on a visit in the Chickasaw Nation. My mother con

tinued to live on the Reservation until she immigrated to this count

ry in the year of 1831 (i) and died six years ago next August.

 

My Mother had all together TEN children:

 

1. James

2. Drury

3. John

4. Polly

5. Betsy

6. Ruben

7. Washington

8. Sally

9. David

10. Thomas

Of these, Ruben, Washington, Sally, and Thomas died young without issue. P

olly is the only child dead that has left issue. She left three children:

 

Cynthia

Elizabeth

John

 

Polly was married to Richard Blevins who is also dead. Their heirs li

ve in Carroll County, Arkansas.

The living children of the reservess--David, and Drury--reside in Delawa

re District of this Nation. James, Betsy, and John live in Carroll Count

y, Arkansas.

 

When my Mother and Father left the Reservation, it was taken possessi

on of my Hamilton King, one of the White men who had been worrying th

em so long.

 

This statement made before me, the (?might say despondent) being fully que

stioned.

 

John T. Mason

 

End of Document

 

WHAT WE KNOW FROM THIS DOCUMENT

WRITTEN BY BETTY RENFROE

Drury Jones was alive in 1845.

 

Elizabeth Jones died in August of 1839.

 

Elizabeth Jones moved to Arkansas.

 

Richard Blevins is dead by 1845.

 

It leads us to believed that Polly Jones was his wife before Betsy.

 

Richard and Polly children were Cynthia, Elizabeth, and John Blevins.

 

Betsy Jones Blevins is alive in 1845.

 

Drury, David, James, and John Jones are alive in 1845.

 

John and James Jones and Betsy Blevins live in Carroll County, AR in184

5. Newton County is part of Carroll in 1845.

 

Drury and David Jones live in Delaware District of the Cherokee Nation.

 

Elizabeth Jones had 10 children: James, Drury, John, Polly, Betsy, Rube

n, Washington, Sally, David, and Thomas. We actually do not know if all we

re children of Thomas Jones Sr. They appear to be listed in order of birth

.

 

William Jones was not a child of Elizabeth Jones. The only connection we h

ave found is his name is listed with the Thomas Jones names and his Reserv

ation is next to theirs. He may be a brother to Thomas Jones, who also h

as a Cherokee wife. He may be the son of Thomas Jones by a different Chero

kee wife. He does seem to be related to this Jones family. Perhaps, a ha

lf brother or uncle?

 

Notes for RICHARD BLEVINS:

Richard Blevins is dead by 1845.  he married a white wife, then Mary Jone

s, and then Elizabeth Jones.   He had Elizabeth, John and Cynthia by Mary.

Robbie Kilgore--my grandmother, Edie Jane Bankhead Morrison, was born in I

ndian Territory in 1893 and lived her short life (33

years) in and around Chelsea. She was Cherokee. Her aunt is a

"Thompson" - Eador Jane Bankhead Thompson, born about 1851 in Hill Count

y, Texas. Eador Jane, and her brothers John and George (my ggrandfather) m

oved to Indian Territory in 1887. Their mother was Cherokee. I have also s

een Eador Jane's name on various documents as Edith and even Ada. She rais

ed my grandmother. Robbie Kilgore

Notes for Richard

Blevins Heads of Families - 1840 Carroll County, Arkansas Census:

Name of Head of FamilyAge   Year 1st in Arkansas Records

1.William Blevins60-691835

2.Richard Blevins50-591831

3.Isham Blevins40-491832

4.John Blevins Sr.40-491833

5.Luke Blevins30-391834

6."Black" Squire Blevins30-391832

7."White" Squire Blevins30-391834

8.William Blevins30-391835 or 1840

9.Armistead Blevins20-291834

10.John Blevins Jr.20-291840

11.James Blevins20-291837

12.Hiram Blevins20-291837

 

Additional heads of families, but are not found on the 1840 census include

:

13.   Daniel Boone Blevinsmoved to Carroll County from MO before 1850 Cen

sus

14.   Elizabeth Blevinsfound on 1830 Cape Girardeau Co, MO Census with s

everal of above

15.   David Blevinsfound on 1830 Cape Girardeau Co, MO Census with sever

al of above

16.   Roda Blevinsfound on 1837 Carroll Co, AR tax list

17.   Charles Blevinsborn ca. 1840 Carroll Co, AR, but parent not proven

18.   James Blevinsb. 25 Mar. 1825 TN, d. 18 Mar. 1864 AR, m. Elizabe

th d/o Black Squire

19.   Jeremiah Blevinsb. 4 Nov. 1832     d. 6 Dec. 1887 TX

Tentative family grouping for these Blevins families based only on opini

on of this compiler-for discussion starter:

Richard Blevins b. ca.1780    Samuel Blevins b.ca.1760  Unknown (Willi

am 1770's)????

"White" Squire Blevins b.ca.1805 TNIsham Blevins b.ca.1788 VALuke Blevi

ns     b.ca.1799 NC

Armistead Blevins         b.ca.1811 TNDaniel B. Blevins b.ca.1791 VAJo

hn Blevins      b.ca.1800 NC

William Blevins          b.ca.1808 James s/o Isham b.ca.1818 TN"Blac

k" Squire   b.ca.1804 NC/KY

David Blevins          b. before 1810Hiram  s/o Isham b.ca.1819 ALJo

hn Jr.s/o Luke b.ca.1817 TN   

 

Of those persons listed as 1-19 above, I do not attempt to place in a fami

ly group a few individuals because I have absolutely no evidence on whi

ch to base an opinion, i.e. Elizabeth, Roda, Charles, James, and Jeremi

ah Blevins.

+ C  100. William Blevinsb.ca.1770-1780`Page 1213

+ C  200. Richard Blevins b.ca.1785d. after 1840Page 1213

married Betsy Jones  (lived TN, MO, AR.)

+ C  600. Isham Blevinsb.1788Page 1223

married Elizabeth ________

+ C  700. Luke Blevinsb.ca.1799Page 1229

married Margaret _________

+ C  800. John Blevinsb. ca. 1800Page 1232

married Elizabeth _________(Standridge???)

+ C  900. “Black” Squire Blevinsb.ca.1804  TN,d.ca.1878 AR.Page 1234

married Rhoda (Standridge)

+ C 1000. Daniel Boone Blevinsb.ca.1791/1800d. after 1860Page 1239

married:1.Susanna Sumpter, 3 Jan.1809, Lincoln Co, KY

2.Elizabeth Blevins, 14 Aug.1841, Boone Co, MO, d/o Greenberry Blevins

+ C 1100. Jeremiah M. Blevinsb.4 Nov 1832d.6 Dec 1887Page 1241

married Susan M. Morgan, 23 Sep. 1856, Pulaski Co, AR

+ C 1200. Charles Blevinsb. ca. 1840 ARPage 1241

married Emily F. ________

   C 1300. James Blevinsb. 25 Mar. 1825d. 18 Mar. 1864Page 1235

+married Elizabeth A. Blevins, 4 Sep. 1845, d/o "Black" Squire Blevins

+C 1500. Mahala Jane Blevinsb. before 1800Page 1242

married Isaac Cooper

 

In addition to the given name Armistead, shows frequent use of the given n

ame Squire.  These names link this cluster because they are unusual nam

es not found in the post 1780 Blevins families of Virginia and North Carol

ina. Several Blevins families moved into what was to become Carroll Coun

ty about 1832 from Missouri or Tennessee. Given names frequently used by t

his group but rare in other Blevins families are Squire, Isham, Luke, Mart

in, Richard and Armistead.   Whether all of the Carroll County Blevins fam

ilies descend from one mid 18th century ancestor can not be answered by th

is writer.

 

It appears highly likely that this Carroll County Blevins is descended fr

om one or more of the Blevins families shown below as being in Montgome

ry County, VA in the 1770's and in Buncombe County, NC in the 1790's. Pa

rt of those families were in Wayne Co, KY by 1801and others  in Blount Cou

nty, TN by 1801. The Carroll Co. Blevins are most likely descendants of Ri

chard Blevins who  is first found in the 1777 Montgomery County, VA Milit

ia List.

 

Selected Early Blevins Chronology:

1777Elisha Blevins - Oath of Allegiance, Henry Co.,VA

1777Richard, Jonathan, William, Daniel, Wiloboy, Nathan Blevins Montgomer

y,VA Militia

1782Richard, Jonathan, James, Daniel, Wiloby, and John Blevins Montgomery

,VA Militia

1790Jonathan Blevins  Burke Co.,NC Census1 / 1/ 3/ 0/ 0

1792Richard Blevins ordered to serve as juror in Buncombe County, NC

1793Richard Blevins ordered to serve as juror, April term, Buncombe Count

y, NC

1793Jno. Blevins ordered to serve as juror, October term, Buncombe Count

y, NC

1794Jonathan Blevins, Elisha Blevins, John Blevins ordered to work on ro

ad from the ford of Rim’s Creek to

 the widow Chaney’s place, April session Buncombe Co.,NC Court

1794Daniel Blevins ordered to work on road from widow Chaney’s place to A

ston Choates, April session ofBuncombe Co.,NC. Court

1794Jonathan, Richard, John Blevins ordered to be a jury to view, mark a

nd lay off the nearest and best way to Cap’n Barnards on Brush Creek, repo

rt to July Sessions, 1794, April session of Buncombe Co.,NC Court

1794Jonathan Blevins deed to Thomas Garrison for 100 acres proven in op

en court, April session of Buncombe Co.,NC Court

1794Jonathan, Richard and John Blevins lived in Buncombe Co.,NC, Histo

ry of Buncombe County, by F.A.Sandley, p484

1795James Blevins vs Edward Williams, April session of Buncombe Co.,NC

1795Suit William Blevans vs. Bedent Baird, October session of Buncombe Co

.,NC Court

1800Wm. Blevins, Buncombe Co.,NC Census age 45+, 1 female 26-45, 1 male 1

6-26, 2 males 10-16,3 females 10-16, 2 males 0-9

1801Elisha Blevins on Wayne Co., KY Tax List

1802Elisha Blevins 175 acres on Elk Creek - Wayne Co., KY Tax List

1803Elisha , Jonathan, Richard Jr, Richard Sr, John,Talton, William Blevi

ns, Wayne, KY Tax List

1804James , Richard , William Blevins - on Wayne Co. ,KY Delinquent Tax L

ist, noted as “to TN”

1804Elisha Blevins 75 acres, Talton Blevins 100 acres, Jonathan Blevins 1

00 acres, John Blevins, Richard Blevins, all on Wayne Co., KY Tax List

Because of use of the given name Armistead in this family that there is li

kely some connection to John Armistead mentioned in an article excerpted f

rom THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST and titled THE ARMISTEADS OF CUMBERLAND COUNT

Y.  “By deed of 28 Jan. 1755 John Armistead bought from Jeremiah Dum

as of Anson Co., NC.....850 acres...being in the County of Cumberland on t

he branches of Snow Quarter.  This tract was bounded by lands of Samuel Br

idgewater, Jonathan Cunningham, Joseph Price, Absolam Jordan, John Salmo

n, William Terrill and John Blevins.  The deed was witnessed by Ralph Flip

ping, Randolph Richardson and David Parker, and recorded in March 175

5.   Snow Quarter Creek is a tributary of Willis River and lies in the nor

thwestern part of Cumberland County near present Buckingham and Fluvanna C

ounties.”  *RLB note:  More research on the Armistead family of Virgin

ia is recommended to the researcher or descendant of the Blevins cluster w

hich is the subject of this chapter.

 

Selected Chronology of Carroll Co, Arkansas Blevins Families:

1800Blount Co, TN marriage - Richard Blevins to Elizabeth Arrenton - 5 No

v. 1800

1801Blount Co, TN marriage - Mary Blevins to Peter Roberts - 9 Mar. 1801

1802Blount Co, TN marriage - Betsy Blevins to Jeremiah T. Meek - 8 Feb. 1

802

1803 Wayne Co, KY marriage - Rebecca Blevins d/o Richard Blevins to Jes

se Roberts - 4 June 1803

1809Lincoln Co, KY marriage - Daniel Blevins to Susanna Sumpter, 3 Jan. 1

809

1811from Early Kentucky Householders 1787-1811, p. 16 - Isham Blevins

1812Wayne Co, KY marriage - Jimima Blevins d/o Richard Blevins to John Ro

berts - 20 Jan. 1812

1818Marion Co, TN deed Drury Jones to Jonathan Newman-witnessed by Richa

rd Blevins and Luke Blevins

1819Petition to Stop the Removal of White settlers from Cherokee Lan

ds - Sequatchie and Marion Counties, TN Residents of Indian Land in 1819 E

lisha Blevins, John Blevins, Jonathan Blevins, Jacob Meek, Henery Meek  Ri

chard's name not mentioned.  If he and Luke were still here, I wonder if t

hey were considered legal because of Richard's wife being Indian or part I

ndian, assuming he was already married to one of the Jones sisters)

1829Nickajack, AL from Cherokee Immigration Rolls 1817-1835 transcrib

ed by Jack Baker "We whose names are hereunto subscribed acknowledge th

at we have voluntarily enrolled ourselves as emigrants for the Arkansas Co

unty under the Treaty made between the United States and the Cheroke

es of Arkansas on the 6th of May 1828 and do hereby relinquish our right a

nd claim to all lands on the East side of the Mississippi River for lan

ds on the Arkansas and its tributary streams.....

    Date: 9 Dec. 1829

# 127Richard Blevin5 in family

# 128Squire Blevin4 in family (a note in parenthesis below the na

me of SquireBlevin reads: (13 White children in Richard and Squire Blev

in families)

# 129John Jones1 in family

# 130Elizabeth Jones per John  3 in family

# 134James Jones per wife 5 in family (this one recorded 11 Dec. 1829)

1830 from Cherokee Immigration Records 1829-1835 Reprint Senate Doc. # 4

03 compiled by Larry S. Watson:

Report of Assessors for valuing the improvement abandoned.  From 2 No

v. to 8 Feb. 1830, inclusive:

Name of emigrantsWhen to RemoveFrom StateFrom DistrictWhere Located

Richard BlevinsFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

Squire BlevinsFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

James JonesFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

John JonesFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

1830Cape Girardeau Co, MO Census:

Richard Blevan50-59David Blevan20-29John Blevins20-29Squire Blevan

20-29

1 female50-591 female50-591 female20-291 female20-29

2 males20-291 male15-191 male  0-42 males  0-4

2 females20-291 female15-191 female  0-4

1 male15-19

1 female15-19Isam Blevan30-39Elizabeth BlevanJacob Meek

1 male10-141 female30-39

1 female10-141 male15-19

1 male  5-91 male10-14

1 female  5-91 male  5-9

1 male  0-41 female  5-9

1 female  0-41 male  0-4

1 female  0-4

 

1831from Cherokee Immigration Records 1829-1835 Reprint Senate Doc. # 4

03 compiled by Larry S. Watson:

Date of Payment# of Improvement  Emigrants' NamesTo whom PaidAmou

nt Paid

Oct. 4, 1831  44  Richard BlevinsWm. W. Cowan210.00

Oct. 4, 1831137  John JonesWilliam Smith & Co  26.00

Oct 4, 1831157  Richard BlevinsE. Hickey  39.00

Nov. 4, 1831177  John JonesW.W. Cowan & Co  81.00

Nov. 17, 1831blank  Richard BlevinW.C. Mitchell  11.00

Nov. 18, 1831blank  D. JonesW.C. Mitchell  21.00

Nov. 18, 1831blank  D. JonesJohn Blevins    9.00

1832

Nov. 29, 1832blank  Squire BlevinsC. B. Raines  99.50

1831Izard Co, MS Territory tax list - Richard Blevins

1832Izard Co, MS Territory tax list - Esquire, Isom, and John Blevins

1832St Francis, MS Territory tax list - Richard Blevins

1833Izard Co, AR tax list - John, Isom and Esquire Blevins

1834Crittenden Co, AR tax list - Richard, Luke, Esquire Sr, Esquire Jr, I

sham, John and Armistead Blevins

1835Crittenden Co, AR tax list - Richard, Luke, Squire Sr, Squire, Isha

m, John, Armsted and William Blevins

1836Carroll Co, AR tax list - Richard, Luke, Isham, John and William Blev

ins

1837Carroll Co, AR tax list - Luke, Isham, John, Squire, Squire Jr, Jam

es and Roda Blevins

1837Henry Co, TN marriage - James M. Blevins to Delilah Meek

1838Carroll Co, AR tax list - Luke, John, Squire, Squire Jr, William, Jam

es, Jackson and Hiram Blevins

1840Carroll Co, AR Census:

William Blevins60-69Richard Blevins50-59John Blevins Sr.40-49Ish

am Blevins40-49

1 male20-292 females20-291 female30-391 female30-39

1 female15-191 male10-141 male15-191 male20-29

1 male  0-41 male  5-91 female10-141 male15-19

3 males  0-41 male  0-42 females15-19

William Blevins30-393 females  0-41 male10-14

1 female30-391 female  5-9

1 male10-14Squire Blevins30-39Squire Blevins30-39Hiram Blevins20-

29

1 male  5-91 female30-391 female20-291 female15-19

1 female  5-91 female10-141 male10-141 female50-59

1 male  0-42 males  5-91 female10-14

1 female  5-92 males  5-9Luke Blevins30-39

James Blevins20-292 males  0-42 males  0-41 female30-39

1 female20-291 female  0-42 males10-14

1 male  0-4John Blevins Jr.20-29Armistead Blevins 20-292 females10

-14

1 female  0-41 female15-191 female20-291 male  5-9

1 male  0-42 males  0-41 female  5-9

1 female  0-41 male  0-4

1 female  0-4

There is much that we do not know about these Blevins families shown list

ed on the 1840 Carroll County, Arkansas census. What we do know about the

se dozen families found in the 1840 Carroll County Census is:

•Some, but not all of these families claimed Indian blood.  (See discussi

on which follows)

•Some of the older family members were born in Tennessee, but so

me in NC or VA

•Several appear to have close ties with the Meek families that also arriv

ed in 1832

•Multiple Blevins and Meek marriages occurred in Blount County, TN betwe

en 1800 and 1805.

•Several of this Cluster were in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in the 1

830 Census

•Many of these families repeatedly used the given name Armistead

•These families introduced the given names Squire and Isham to the fami

ly and used the names Richard, Luke and Martin more frequently than oth

er Blevins families.

•Several of these families along with the Meek family moved to Texas begi

nning in 1846

•Several appear on the 1832 and 1833 Izard County (AR Territory) tax li

st and then appear on the 1834 Original Carroll County tax list.

Selected Chronology of Carroll Co, Arkansas Blevins Families: (continued)

1846Milam Co, TX Poll List - John and L.A.J. Blevins

1847Milam Co, TX Tax List - Luke, John, J.T. and L.A.J. Blevins

1850Navarro Co, TX land certificates - # 115 Jackson Blevins 640 Acre

s, # 252  Amrstead Blevins 640 acres

# 254 James C. Jones 640 acres, # 1018 Wm. Bankhead 640 acres, # 1019 Jo

hn Blevins 320 acres

By the time of the 1850 census, several of the 1840 families had mov

ed to Texas, and one new Blevins family had moved into Carroll Co, AR, i.

e. Daniel Blevins born 1791 in VA (a possible brother of Isham b. 17

88 in VA)

 

1850 Carroll County, Arkansas Federal Census:

James M Blevins 32 TNHiram Blevins30 ALIsham Blevins62 VASquire Blevi

ns46 KY

Delila30 KYDelila24 TNElizabeth55 TNRhoda43 GA

Elizabeth A12 ARJohn  8 ARWilliam D.20 TNJohn W.17 AR

Samuel C/K10 ARHarriet  5 ARSarah E.15 ARLuke H.14 AR

Mary J.  8 ARMary A.  2 ARMalinda16 ARIsham M.10 AR 

Leroy C.  7 ARWilliam           4/12 AREmily  7 AR

Martha Ann  6 AREliza  2 AR

Telitha A.  5 MOJames L.   4 AR

Paralee  4 ARSarah M. Gregg20 TN

William A.  2 ARThomas Bird  3 AR

 

James Blevins24 TNSquire Blevins45 TNDaniel Blevins50 VA

Elizabeth A.22 TNNancy25 ARElizabeth26 KY

Squire Y    4 ARJohn20 ALStephen26 KY

Sarah E.  2 ARWilliam16 AREdward18 MO

Jackson12 ARPolly Ann16 MO

Armistead10 ARFrances S.14 MO

Elizabeth  9 ARJulia Ann12 MO

Harriet  8 AREdy C.10 MO

Nancy J.  7 ARGeorge W.  6 MO

James M.  4 ARLouisa  5 MO

Kizziah  7 ARCinda  4 MO

Louisa           8/12 AREmaline  2 MO

1850 Milam County, Texas Federal Census;

John Blevins33 TNLuke Blevins51 NCSquire Blevins24 TNJohn Blevins

49 NC

Nancy28 TNMargaret51 TNElizabeth30 TNElizabeth47 KY

Luke11 ARRichard20 TNMargaret  3 TXJohn H.10 TX

Sarah  9 ARIsham14 ARGeo. W.  1 TXElizabeth  5 AR

William  7 ARDiana13 ARRichard           2/12 TXJohn S.  3 AR

Jacob  4 TXHugh L.10 AR

Jane  4 TXJohn Blevins20 AL

(Missouri ???)  1 TX

 

1850 Navarro County, Texas Federal Census:

Page 18; Family 18-3Page 20; Family 20-4

Armsteadt Blevins  39 TNJackson Blevins35 TN

Delila     33 ALSusan31 AL

Misaneure (?)     13 MOWm. R.12 AR

Monroe     12 MOSquire Ec10 AR

Martin     10 MOArmsteadt  7 AR

Wade H.       8 ARSally  4 AR

James M.  2 TX

 

Selected Chronology of Carroll Co, Arkansas Blevins Families: (continued)

1850 - Navarro County, Texas land certificates:

# 115Jackson Blevins 640 acres17 Apr. 1850

# 120Jacob Meek,Sr.320 acres17 Apr. 1850

# 252Armstead Blevins640 acres19 Apr. 1850

# 1019John Blevins320 acres4 June 1850

# 1020Heirs, Geo. W. Bankhead320 acres4 June 1850

 

1870Comanche Co, TX Census:

20-21 John Blevins 72 VA  21-22 John H. Blevins24 TX    22-24Walter T

atem29 VA

          Elizabeth   61 KYMargaret J.22 ALElizabeth23 GA

Luke  6 TXJames R.  3 TX

William J.  4 TXInojean  1 TX

Sarah E.  3 TX

Dick  1 TX

 

 

More Notes--

1819Petition to Stop the Removal of White settlers from Cherokee Lan

ds - Sequatchie and Marion Counties, TN

Residents of Indian Land in 1819

Elisha Blevins, John Blevins, Jonathan Blevins, Jacob Meek, Henery Meek

1829Nickajack, AL from Cherokee Immigration Rolls 1817-1835 transcrib

ed by Jack Baker "We whose names are hereunto subscribed acknowledge th

at we have voluntarily enrolled ourselves as emigrants for the Arkansas Co

unty under the Treaty made between the United States and the Cheroke

es of Arkansas on the 6th of May 1828 and do hereby relinquish our right a

nd claim to all lands on the East side of the Mississippi River for lan

ds on the Arkansas and its tributary streams.

    Date: 9 Dec. 1829

# 127Richard Blevin5 in family

# 128Squire Blevin4 in family (a note in parenthesis below the na

me of Squire Blevin reads: (13 White children in Richard and Squire Blev

in families)

# 129John Jones1 in family (this is John who married Alpher Meek and mo

ves to Newton Co. AR. White Twnship, was once Carroll Co. AR.

# 130Elizabeth Jones per John  3 in family (is this John Blevins wife El

izabeth?)

# 131David and wife 2 in family (is this David Jones and wife?)

# 134James Jones per wife 5 in family (this one recorded 11 Dec. 1829)

1830 Cherokee Immigration Records 1829-1835 Reprint Senate Doc. # 403 comp

iled by Larry S. Watson:

Report of Assessors for valuing the improvement abandoned.  From 2 No

v. to 8 Feb. 1830, inclusive:

Name of emigrantsWhen to RemoveFrom StateFrom DistrictWhere Located

Richard BlevinsFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

Squire BlevinsFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

James JonesFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

John JonesFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

 

Goodspeed's 1889 Biographical Historical Memoirs of Northwestern Arkans

as  states "John, Alexander... removed from Crowley's Ridge near Helena, A

R., in 1832, and settled on Long Creek below Carrollton.  There were th

en living in the vicinity of Carrollton, Martin Standrige, his father 'Sh

ot Gun' Jerry Meeks and his brother, 'Blue' Jacob Meeks, 'Black Squire Ble

vins, Richard Blevins, Sam Blevins, and others of Cherokee and English des

cent, whose society was not appreciated by their neighbors...  They...h

ad not been living in this country many years prior to 1832.  (By Bett

y:  Martin is Martin Standridge brother of James Jones' wife, Mary.  Jerr

y, the father of Jeremiah who dies in Newton Co. AR.This Jerry is probab

ly the one who married Betsy Blevins, who we believe is Dick's sister. Jac

ob moves on to Texas.  Richard is the Dick Blevins, father of Squire.  S

am is Isham Blevins.)

 

George Stone from Selected Chronology of Carroll Co, Arkansas Blevins Fami

lies: (continued)

Yellville, then known as Shawneetown, joined this community about the sa

me time." An article in Star Progress by B. F. Rose for the Carrollton Cen

tennial 1850-1860 states Goodspeed's information a little different, calli

ng the above referenced community "a community of undesirable half-breed C

herokees", and says "In 1839, a company of citizens was organized, kno

wn as 'Regulators' numbering about 30 members.  It's object was to suppre

ss stealing and punish the miscreants of the half-breed community.  Sever

al were whipped and forced to leave the country.  A few who confessed a

nd promised to reform were allowed to stay."

 

Goodspeed continues "Jacob A. Meek came from Henry County, TN about 183

7, and settled on Dry Creek.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.  H

is father, Jeremiah, and brothers, William, Joseph, and Samuel, followed h

im.  TN in 1802, and Delilah Meek was married in Henry Co., TN to Jam

es M. Blevins in 1837.  This Meek family on Dry Creek are not the Jerry a

nd Jacob Blue Meek.  They are related, but not the same family.  Persons w

ho entered land prior to 1850....Township 18, Range 22, 1840, John Blevi

ns 160.62 acres; Section 4, 1841, John Blevins 79 acres; Township 19, Rang

e22, Section 6, 1844, Jeremiah Meek 35 acres; Section 15, 1840, Squire Ble

vins, Jr 120 acres; Section 33, 1839 Richard Blevins 80 acres; Section 3

3, 1839 Martin Standridge 91 acres."

 

INDIAN RECORDS OF THIS BLEVINS FAMILY: (continued)

Red L. Larimer in May, 1978, in Tribune writes:  "Carrollton was select

ed as the county seat of Carroll County in 1833....Among early pionee

rs in Osage Township were Martin Standridge, the Blevins brothers..."

 

Eastern Cherokee Applications.  In 1906 and 1907, over 48,000 descendan

ts of Eastern Cherokees filed applications with the U.S. Court of Claims s

eeking funds under a Supreme Court decree for descendants of the Cheroke

es who had been forced to give up their homes in the 1830's, and move we

st to the reservations in Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Several descendants of R

ichard Blevins filed such applications and I will excerpt one below whi

ch discusses the Indian connection.  Application # 7523 - Morris Adki

ns of Collinsville, Oklahoma, 1906. (s/o Wm. Adkins and wife Susan Coope

r, and grandson of Isaac Cooper and wife Mahala Jane Blevins) This claim w

as rejected with the government agent note that "it does not appear that a

ny ancestor was enrolled either in 1835 or 1851.  Nor does it appear th

at any ancestors were parties to the treaties of 1835-6 and 1846.  Sever

al of applicant's cousins were on The Old Settler roll.  Luke Blevins, (?.

?. and Sally Blevins P.33.  Misc.

 

Testimony. p. 2161.  No 27353-7523 - Arizona Haggard:

"My name is Arizona Hoggard; my post office is Byars, McClain Co., OK; I w

as born in Parker Co., TX in 1860.  I claim relationship to the Cherokee I

ndians through my father, Jack Blevins, who was one-quarter Cheroke

e;  my father was born in TN; my father claims through his mother, whose m

aiden name was Betsy Jones who was a half blood Cherokee; Betsy came fr

om TN; my parents moved to Texas about 1847, prior to that time they liv

ed in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory for about ten years or about 1

837, prior to that time they lived in Tennessee; Luke Blevins, Sally Blevi

ns - I have been told are cousins of mine; these people lived in the Chero

kee Nation in the year 1835.  I file herewith affidavit of Paulina Hoggar

d"  Signed: Arizona Hoggard, Ada, OK, Aug. 22, 1908. 

 

Disposition of Morris Adkins Claim # 7523: REJECTED.  The claim, of the he

ad of this group was rejected properly, for the reason that the grandmoth

er through whom he claims, Mahala Jane Blevins, was enrolled as an "Old Se

ttler" in 1851 on the Non-resident Roll, Group 6. 

 

"Some of the other members of the group are claiming through Jack Blevin

s, who was a relative of Mahala Jane Blevins, possibly her brother, b

ut as to this there is some doubt.  There is a John Blevins enrolled on t

he Old Settler Roll in 1851 among the Non-residents in group 4.  (

It is to be noted that this John Blevins is two groups removed from the Ma

hala Jane Blevins above referenced to) and it is possible that this John B

levins is the Jack Blevins through whom other members of this group are cl

aiming.  This theory is given some support by the fact that it appears th

at Jack Blevins had a sister, Betsy Jane, and the name immediately followi

ng that of John Blevins on the Roll and just before the name of Mahala Ja

ne Blevins, above referred to, is "Betsy Jane Hendrick's child".  The

re is also a John Blevins on the Old Settler Roll in Delaware District, Gr

oup 1.  No Blevins was enrolled with the Eastern Cherokees in 1835 a

nd no Blevins was enrolled on the Emigrant Cherokee Roll of 1851, whi

le a number of Blevins, besides those enumerated, appear on the Old Settl

er Roll of 1851."

 

"The claim is made that Jack Blevins was the son of Richard Blevins and Be

tsy Blevins, who before marriage was Betsy Jones, and the assertion is ma

de that Betsy Jones was a Cherokee Indian living in Tennessee in 1835....P

auline Hoggard, application No. 30126, was a daughter of Jack Blevins a

nd she had a brother Riley, and in her application she states that Riley B

levins was born in 1835 or 36.  Three of the children of Riley Blevins ha

ve filed applications, see numbers 39370, 40138 and 40139, in each of whi

ch the statement is made that their father Riley, was born in Texas.  Th

is would clearly indicate that Jack Blevins was in the west at the ti

me of the treaty of 1835-6.....Pauline Hoggard further states in her affid

avit...."I was personally acquainted with Richard Blevins and family and k

new that he married 'Polly and Betsy, two sisters and Cherokee Indian wom

en by blood.'  This was in 1836 when I was a young child and living alo

ng the border between the State of Arkansas and the Cherokee Nation."

 

ECA # xxxx filed by Martin Blevins (ca. 1857-after 1907), son of Andrew Ja

ckson "Jack" Blevins (b. ca. 1815) and wife Susan Schultz.  Says his grand

parents were Dick Blevins and Betsy Jones, and Martin Schults and wife Sal

lie Rowden.  Lists the children of Dick Blevins and Betsy Jones as Armste

ad Blevins, Jack Blevins, Betsy Jane Bankhead, Lige Blevins and John Hag

an Blevins.

 

From Cherokee Old Settlers Roll 1895 & Index to Payment Roll 1896 compil

ed by Larry S. Watson and published by HISTREE in 1992.  "The Old Settle

rs Cherokee Census Roll, 1895 ....of the Bureau of Indian Affairs are prod

uced on the two rolls of this microfilm publication.  The census roll w

as prepared in accordance with the Treaty of August 6, 1856, (9 Stat.871

).  This treaty provided for the payment of certain shares from funds esta

blished by the treaty of 1835 to Cherokee "Old Settlers" in Indian Territo

ry either as original beneficiaries or as their legal heirs or representat

ives.  A Commission of five members appointed by the President from the pa

rty of Old Settlers .... completed the roll.  The Commissioners certifi

ed that the list was 'correct and complete.'  Entries for the individua

ls include name, age, sex, address, and various identification number

s.  No roll of the names of persons actually paid has been located among t

he records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs....There is however, an ind

ex to such a roll, and the page references in this index correspond to tho

se in the census roll of persons eligible for payment.  Entries in the cen

sus roll are arranged by agency pay numbers (one of the identification num

bers).  The index is in two parts, each arranged alphabetically by eith

er surname or Indian name.  The first part lists the names of those perso

ns who were alive at the time of payment.  The second part lists the nam

es of those who were deceased and whose heirs were paid.  There is a sched

ule of unpaid shares inserted in the index volume.  The documents reproduc

ed in this publication are part of Record Group 75, Records of the Bure

au of Indian Affairs.

 

Excerpting from statement by Elizabeth Hampton: Elizabeth Hampton was t

he daughter of James Jones who was a brother of Mary and Elizabeth "Bets

y" Jones

 

·Richard Blevins was first married to a white woman and had several child

ren. The names she could remember were Armistead, William, Squire and Jack

.

·Next he was married to Mary "Polly" Jones and had two children, John a

nd Elizabeth Jane

·Mary "Polly" Jones died in the Nation (Oklahoma) - Richard, Mary and chi

ldren must have lived there after they left Arkansas, and before they mov

ed to Texas.

·Richard was next married to Elizabeth Jones, Mary's sister.  Richard a

nd Elizabeth had three children: Luke, Richard and Lige.  All three boys w

ere deceased and left no descendants.  Elizabeth Jones was deceased by 18

51 (time of the Old Settler Pay Roll). William Bankhead came to her hou

se that year and told her he had gone by Fort Gibson and collected Elizabe

th Jane's and John Blevins' money for them.  They lived in Fort Graham, Te

xas at this time.

·Richard moved to Texas and died there.

    

Children of MARY JONES and RICHARD BLEVINS are:

     i.   CYNTHIA5 BLEVINS, b. 1821.

     ii.  JOHN BLEVINS, b. Abt. 1825.

     iii. BOY BLEVINS, b. 1827.

37.  iv.  ELIZABETH JANE BLEVINS, b. 1830, Near Cape Girardeau, MO; d. 1858, Hill Co. TX.

 

 

22.  ELIZABETH4 JONES (ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1796 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1845 in Texas, I. T. or Carroll co. AR.  She married RICHARD BLEVINS 1833 in Mo. AR or Indian Territory.  He was born 1785, and died Bef. 1845 in Texas.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH JONES:

I think Drury Jones "took in" Elizabeth Jones Blevins boys.

They are listed in the regiments with his sons in the civil

war as Cherokee.  I do believe all died at a young age

due to the war or just after the civil War.

 

Confusion comes as to who is the mother of what

children of Dick Blevins.  Dick's grandchildren through

his son, Andrew Jackson (by white wife) try to make

a claim to Guion Miller. The grandchildren state their

grandmother was Betsy Jones Blevins. I think they

were not trying to lie but did believe this. All Betsy's sons

had died and their grandmother was Betsy, too, but

she was Betsy Arrington. By 1900s, I can see they

might believe that she was Betsy Jones since she

died before any of them were born.

 

Notes for RICHARD BLEVINS:

Richard Blevins is dead by 1845.  he married a white wife, then Mary Jone

s, and then Elizabeth Jones.   He had Elizabeth, John and Cynthia by Mary.

Robbie Kilgore--my grandmother, Edie Jane Bankhead Morrison, was born in I

ndian Territory in 1893 and lived her short life (33

years) in and around Chelsea. She was Cherokee. Her aunt is a

"Thompson" - Eador Jane Bankhead Thompson, born about 1851 in Hill Count

y, Texas. Eador Jane, and her brothers John and George (my ggrandfather) m

oved to Indian Territory in 1887. Their mother was Cherokee. I have also s

een Eador Jane's name on various documents as Edith and even Ada. She rais

ed my grandmother. Robbie Kilgore

Notes for Richard

Blevins Heads of Families - 1840 Carroll County, Arkansas Census:

Name of Head of FamilyAge   Year 1st in Arkansas Records

1.William Blevins60-691835

2.Richard Blevins50-591831

3.Isham Blevins40-491832

4.John Blevins Sr.40-491833

5.Luke Blevins30-391834

6."Black" Squire Blevins30-391832

7."White" Squire Blevins30-391834

8.William Blevins30-391835 or 1840

9.Armistead Blevins20-291834

10.John Blevins Jr.20-291840

11.James Blevins20-291837

12.Hiram Blevins20-291837

 

Additional heads of families, but are not found on the 1840 census include

:

13.   Daniel Boone Blevinsmoved to Carroll County from MO before 1850 Cen

sus

14.   Elizabeth Blevinsfound on 1830 Cape Girardeau Co, MO Census with s

everal of above

15.   David Blevinsfound on 1830 Cape Girardeau Co, MO Census with sever

al of above

16.   Roda Blevinsfound on 1837 Carroll Co, AR tax list

17.   Charles Blevinsborn ca. 1840 Carroll Co, AR, but parent not proven

18.   James Blevinsb. 25 Mar. 1825 TN, d. 18 Mar. 1864 AR, m. Elizabe

th d/o Black Squire

19.   Jeremiah Blevinsb. 4 Nov. 1832     d. 6 Dec. 1887 TX

Tentative family grouping for these Blevins families based only on opini

on of this compiler-for discussion starter:

Richard Blevins b. ca.1780    Samuel Blevins b.ca.1760  Unknown (Willi

am 1770's)????

"White" Squire Blevins b.ca.1805 TNIsham Blevins b.ca.1788 VALuke Blevi

ns     b.ca.1799 NC

Armistead Blevins         b.ca.1811 TNDaniel B. Blevins b.ca.1791 VAJo

hn Blevins      b.ca.1800 NC

William Blevins          b.ca.1808 James s/o Isham b.ca.1818 TN"Blac

k" Squire   b.ca.1804 NC/KY

David Blevins          b. before 1810Hiram  s/o Isham b.ca.1819 ALJo

hn Jr.s/o Luke b.ca.1817 TN   

 

Of those persons listed as 1-19 above, I do not attempt to place in a fami

ly group a few individuals because I have absolutely no evidence on whi

ch to base an opinion, i.e. Elizabeth, Roda, Charles, James, and Jeremi

ah Blevins.

+ C  100. William Blevinsb.ca.1770-1780`Page 1213

+ C  200. Richard Blevins b.ca.1785d. after 1840Page 1213

married Betsy Jones  (lived TN, MO, AR.)

+ C  600. Isham Blevinsb.1788Page 1223

married Elizabeth ________

+ C  700. Luke Blevinsb.ca.1799Page 1229

married Margaret _________

+ C  800. John Blevinsb. ca. 1800Page 1232

married Elizabeth _________(Standridge???)

+ C  900. “Black” Squire Blevinsb.ca.1804  TN,d.ca.1878 AR.Page 1234

married Rhoda (Standridge)

+ C 1000. Daniel Boone Blevinsb.ca.1791/1800d. after 1860Page 1239

married:1.Susanna Sumpter, 3 Jan.1809, Lincoln Co, KY

2.Elizabeth Blevins, 14 Aug.1841, Boone Co, MO, d/o Greenberry Blevins

+ C 1100. Jeremiah M. Blevinsb.4 Nov 1832d.6 Dec 1887Page 1241

married Susan M. Morgan, 23 Sep. 1856, Pulaski Co, AR

+ C 1200. Charles Blevinsb. ca. 1840 ARPage 1241

married Emily F. ________

   C 1300. James Blevinsb. 25 Mar. 1825d. 18 Mar. 1864Page 1235

+married Elizabeth A. Blevins, 4 Sep. 1845, d/o "Black" Squire Blevins

+C 1500. Mahala Jane Blevinsb. before 1800Page 1242

married Isaac Cooper

 

In addition to the given name Armistead, shows frequent use of the given n

ame Squire.  These names link this cluster because they are unusual nam

es not found in the post 1780 Blevins families of Virginia and North Carol

ina. Several Blevins families moved into what was to become Carroll Coun

ty about 1832 from Missouri or Tennessee. Given names frequently used by t

his group but rare in other Blevins families are Squire, Isham, Luke, Mart

in, Richard and Armistead.   Whether all of the Carroll County Blevins fam

ilies descend from one mid 18th century ancestor can not be answered by th

is writer.

 

It appears highly likely that this Carroll County Blevins is descended fr

om one or more of the Blevins families shown below as being in Montgome

ry County, VA in the 1770's and in Buncombe County, NC in the 1790's. Pa

rt of those families were in Wayne Co, KY by 1801and others  in Blount Cou

nty, TN by 1801. The Carroll Co. Blevins are most likely descendants of Ri

chard Blevins who  is first found in the 1777 Montgomery County, VA Milit

ia List.

 

Selected Early Blevins Chronology:

1777Elisha Blevins - Oath of Allegiance, Henry Co.,VA

1777Richard, Jonathan, William, Daniel, Wiloboy, Nathan Blevins Montgomer

y,VA Militia

1782Richard, Jonathan, James, Daniel, Wiloby, and John Blevins Montgomery

,VA Militia

1790Jonathan Blevins  Burke Co.,NC Census1 / 1/ 3/ 0/ 0

1792Richard Blevins ordered to serve as juror in Buncombe County, NC

1793Richard Blevins ordered to serve as juror, April term, Buncombe Count

y, NC

1793Jno. Blevins ordered to serve as juror, October term, Buncombe Count

y, NC

1794Jonathan Blevins, Elisha Blevins, John Blevins ordered to work on ro

ad from the ford of Rim’s Creek to

 the widow Chaney’s place, April session Buncombe Co.,NC Court

1794Daniel Blevins ordered to work on road from widow Chaney’s place to A

ston Choates, April session ofBuncombe Co.,NC. Court

1794Jonathan, Richard, John Blevins ordered to be a jury to view, mark a

nd lay off the nearest and best way to Cap’n Barnards on Brush Creek, repo

rt to July Sessions, 1794, April session of Buncombe Co.,NC Court

1794Jonathan Blevins deed to Thomas Garrison for 100 acres proven in op

en court, April session of Buncombe Co.,NC Court

1794Jonathan, Richard and John Blevins lived in Buncombe Co.,NC, Histo

ry of Buncombe County, by F.A.Sandley, p484

1795James Blevins vs Edward Williams, April session of Buncombe Co.,NC

1795Suit William Blevans vs. Bedent Baird, October session of Buncombe Co

.,NC Court

1800Wm. Blevins, Buncombe Co.,NC Census age 45+, 1 female 26-45, 1 male 1

6-26, 2 males 10-16,3 females 10-16, 2 males 0-9

1801Elisha Blevins on Wayne Co., KY Tax List

1802Elisha Blevins 175 acres on Elk Creek - Wayne Co., KY Tax List

1803Elisha , Jonathan, Richard Jr, Richard Sr, John,Talton, William Blevi

ns, Wayne, KY Tax List

1804James , Richard , William Blevins - on Wayne Co. ,KY Delinquent Tax L

ist, noted as “to TN”

1804Elisha Blevins 75 acres, Talton Blevins 100 acres, Jonathan Blevins 1

00 acres, John Blevins, Richard Blevins, all on Wayne Co., KY Tax List

Because of use of the given name Armistead in this family that there is li

kely some connection to John Armistead mentioned in an article excerpted f

rom THE VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST and titled THE ARMISTEADS OF CUMBERLAND COUNT

Y.  “By deed of 28 Jan. 1755 John Armistead bought from Jeremiah Dum

as of Anson Co., NC.....850 acres...being in the County of Cumberland on t

he branches of Snow Quarter.  This tract was bounded by lands of Samuel Br

idgewater, Jonathan Cunningham, Joseph Price, Absolam Jordan, John Salmo

n, William Terrill and John Blevins.  The deed was witnessed by Ralph Flip

ping, Randolph Richardson and David Parker, and recorded in March 175

5.   Snow Quarter Creek is a tributary of Willis River and lies in the nor

thwestern part of Cumberland County near present Buckingham and Fluvanna C

ounties.”  *RLB note:  More research on the Armistead family of Virgin

ia is recommended to the researcher or descendant of the Blevins cluster w

hich is the subject of this chapter.

 

Selected Chronology of Carroll Co, Arkansas Blevins Families:

1800Blount Co, TN marriage - Richard Blevins to Elizabeth Arrenton - 5 No

v. 1800

1801Blount Co, TN marriage - Mary Blevins to Peter Roberts - 9 Mar. 1801

1802Blount Co, TN marriage - Betsy Blevins to Jeremiah T. Meek - 8 Feb. 1

802

1803 Wayne Co, KY marriage - Rebecca Blevins d/o Richard Blevins to Jes

se Roberts - 4 June 1803

1809Lincoln Co, KY marriage - Daniel Blevins to Susanna Sumpter, 3 Jan. 1

809

1811from Early Kentucky Householders 1787-1811, p. 16 - Isham Blevins

1812Wayne Co, KY marriage - Jimima Blevins d/o Richard Blevins to John Ro

berts - 20 Jan. 1812

1818Marion Co, TN deed Drury Jones to Jonathan Newman-witnessed by Richa

rd Blevins and Luke Blevins

1819Petition to Stop the Removal of White settlers from Cherokee Lan

ds - Sequatchie and Marion Counties, TN Residents of Indian Land in 1819 E

lisha Blevins, John Blevins, Jonathan Blevins, Jacob Meek, Henery Meek  Ri

chard's name not mentioned.  If he and Luke were still here, I wonder if t

hey were considered legal because of Richard's wife being Indian or part I

ndian, assuming he was already married to one of the Jones sisters)

1829Nickajack, AL from Cherokee Immigration Rolls 1817-1835 transcrib

ed by Jack Baker "We whose names are hereunto subscribed acknowledge th

at we have voluntarily enrolled ourselves as emigrants for the Arkansas Co

unty under the Treaty made between the United States and the Cheroke

es of Arkansas on the 6th of May 1828 and do hereby relinquish our right a

nd claim to all lands on the East side of the Mississippi River for lan

ds on the Arkansas and its tributary streams.....

    Date: 9 Dec. 1829

# 127Richard Blevin5 in family

# 128Squire Blevin4 in family (a note in parenthesis below the na

me of SquireBlevin reads: (13 White children in Richard and Squire Blev

in families)

# 129John Jones1 in family

# 130Elizabeth Jones per John  3 in family

# 134James Jones per wife 5 in family (this one recorded 11 Dec. 1829)

1830 from Cherokee Immigration Records 1829-1835 Reprint Senate Doc. # 4

03 compiled by Larry S. Watson:

Report of Assessors for valuing the improvement abandoned.  From 2 No

v. to 8 Feb. 1830, inclusive:

Name of emigrantsWhen to RemoveFrom StateFrom DistrictWhere Located

Richard BlevinsFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

Squire BlevinsFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

James JonesFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

John JonesFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

1830Cape Girardeau Co, MO Census:

Richard Blevan50-59David Blevan20-29John Blevins20-29Squire Blevan

20-29

1 female50-591 female50-591 female20-291 female20-29

2 males20-291 male15-191 male  0-42 males  0-4

2 females20-291 female15-191 female  0-4

1 male15-19

1 female15-19Isam Blevan30-39Elizabeth BlevanJacob Meek

1 male10-141 female30-39

1 female10-141 male15-19

1 male  5-91 male10-14

1 female  5-91 male  5-9

1 male  0-41 female  5-9

1 female  0-41 male  0-4

1 female  0-4

 

1831from Cherokee Immigration Records 1829-1835 Reprint Senate Doc. # 4

03 compiled by Larry S. Watson:

Date of Payment# of Improvement  Emigrants' NamesTo whom PaidAmou

nt Paid

Oct. 4, 1831  44  Richard BlevinsWm. W. Cowan210.00

Oct. 4, 1831137  John JonesWilliam Smith & Co  26.00

Oct 4, 1831157  Richard BlevinsE. Hickey  39.00

Nov. 4, 1831177  John JonesW.W. Cowan & Co  81.00

Nov. 17, 1831blank  Richard BlevinW.C. Mitchell  11.00

Nov. 18, 1831blank  D. JonesW.C. Mitchell  21.00

Nov. 18, 1831blank  D. JonesJohn Blevins    9.00

1832

Nov. 29, 1832blank  Squire BlevinsC. B. Raines  99.50

1831Izard Co, MS Territory tax list - Richard Blevins

1832Izard Co, MS Territory tax list - Esquire, Isom, and John Blevins

1832St Francis, MS Territory tax list - Richard Blevins

1833Izard Co, AR tax list - John, Isom and Esquire Blevins

1834Crittenden Co, AR tax list - Richard, Luke, Esquire Sr, Esquire Jr, I

sham, John and Armistead Blevins

1835Crittenden Co, AR tax list - Richard, Luke, Squire Sr, Squire, Isha

m, John, Armsted and William Blevins

1836Carroll Co, AR tax list - Richard, Luke, Isham, John and William Blev

ins

1837Carroll Co, AR tax list - Luke, Isham, John, Squire, Squire Jr, Jam

es and Roda Blevins

1837Henry Co, TN marriage - James M. Blevins to Delilah Meek

1838Carroll Co, AR tax list - Luke, John, Squire, Squire Jr, William, Jam

es, Jackson and Hiram Blevins

1840Carroll Co, AR Census:

William Blevins60-69Richard Blevins50-59John Blevins Sr.40-49Ish

am Blevins40-49

1 male20-292 females20-291 female30-391 female30-39

1 female15-191 male10-141 male15-191 male20-29

1 male  0-41 male  5-91 female10-141 male15-19

3 males  0-41 male  0-42 females15-19

William Blevins30-393 females  0-41 male10-14

1 female30-391 female  5-9

1 male10-14Squire Blevins30-39Squire Blevins30-39Hiram Blevins20-

29

1 male  5-91 female30-391 female20-291 female15-19

1 female  5-91 female10-141 male10-141 female50-59

1 male  0-42 males  5-91 female10-14

1 female  5-92 males  5-9Luke Blevins30-39

James Blevins20-292 males  0-42 males  0-41 female30-39

1 female20-291 female  0-42 males10-14

1 male  0-4John Blevins Jr.20-29Armistead Blevins 20-292 females10

-14

1 female  0-41 female15-191 female20-291 male  5-9

1 male  0-42 males  0-41 female  5-9

1 female  0-41 male  0-4

1 female  0-4

There is much that we do not know about these Blevins families shown list

ed on the 1840 Carroll County, Arkansas census. What we do know about the

se dozen families found in the 1840 Carroll County Census is:

•Some, but not all of these families claimed Indian blood.  (See discussi

on which follows)

•Some of the older family members were born in Tennessee, but so

me in NC or VA

•Several appear to have close ties with the Meek families that also arriv

ed in 1832

•Multiple Blevins and Meek marriages occurred in Blount County, TN betwe

en 1800 and 1805.

•Several of this Cluster were in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in the 1

830 Census

•Many of these families repeatedly used the given name Armistead

•These families introduced the given names Squire and Isham to the fami

ly and used the names Richard, Luke and Martin more frequently than oth

er Blevins families.

•Several of these families along with the Meek family moved to Texas begi

nning in 1846

•Several appear on the 1832 and 1833 Izard County (AR Territory) tax li

st and then appear on the 1834 Original Carroll County tax list.

Selected Chronology of Carroll Co, Arkansas Blevins Families: (continued)

1846Milam Co, TX Poll List - John and L.A.J. Blevins

1847Milam Co, TX Tax List - Luke, John, J.T. and L.A.J. Blevins

1850Navarro Co, TX land certificates - # 115 Jackson Blevins 640 Acre

s, # 252  Amrstead Blevins 640 acres

# 254 James C. Jones 640 acres, # 1018 Wm. Bankhead 640 acres, # 1019 Jo

hn Blevins 320 acres

By the time of the 1850 census, several of the 1840 families had mov

ed to Texas, and one new Blevins family had moved into Carroll Co, AR, i.

e. Daniel Blevins born 1791 in VA (a possible brother of Isham b. 17

88 in VA)

 

1850 Carroll County, Arkansas Federal Census:

James M Blevins 32 TNHiram Blevins30 ALIsham Blevins62 VASquire Blevi

ns46 KY

Delila30 KYDelila24 TNElizabeth55 TNRhoda43 GA

Elizabeth A12 ARJohn  8 ARWilliam D.20 TNJohn W.17 AR

Samuel C/K10 ARHarriet  5 ARSarah E.15 ARLuke H.14 AR

Mary J.  8 ARMary A.  2 ARMalinda16 ARIsham M.10 AR 

Leroy C.  7 ARWilliam           4/12 AREmily  7 AR

Martha Ann  6 AREliza  2 AR

Telitha A.  5 MOJames L.   4 AR

Paralee  4 ARSarah M. Gregg20 TN

William A.  2 ARThomas Bird  3 AR

 

James Blevins24 TNSquire Blevins45 TNDaniel Blevins50 VA

Elizabeth A.22 TNNancy25 ARElizabeth26 KY

Squire Y    4 ARJohn20 ALStephen26 KY

Sarah E.  2 ARWilliam16 AREdward18 MO

Jackson12 ARPolly Ann16 MO

Armistead10 ARFrances S.14 MO

Elizabeth  9 ARJulia Ann12 MO

Harriet  8 AREdy C.10 MO

Nancy J.  7 ARGeorge W.  6 MO

James M.  4 ARLouisa  5 MO

Kizziah  7 ARCinda  4 MO

Louisa           8/12 AREmaline  2 MO

1850 Milam County, Texas Federal Census;

John Blevins33 TNLuke Blevins51 NCSquire Blevins24 TNJohn Blevins

49 NC

Nancy28 TNMargaret51 TNElizabeth30 TNElizabeth47 KY

Luke11 ARRichard20 TNMargaret  3 TXJohn H.10 TX

Sarah  9 ARIsham14 ARGeo. W.  1 TXElizabeth  5 AR

William  7 ARDiana13 ARRichard           2/12 TXJohn S.  3 AR

Jacob  4 TXHugh L.10 AR

Jane  4 TXJohn Blevins20 AL

(Missouri ???)  1 TX

 

1850 Navarro County, Texas Federal Census:

Page 18; Family 18-3Page 20; Family 20-4

Armsteadt Blevins  39 TNJackson Blevins35 TN

Delila     33 ALSusan31 AL

Misaneure (?)     13 MOWm. R.12 AR

Monroe     12 MOSquire Ec10 AR

Martin     10 MOArmsteadt  7 AR

Wade H.       8 ARSally  4 AR

James M.  2 TX

 

Selected Chronology of Carroll Co, Arkansas Blevins Families: (continued)

1850 - Navarro County, Texas land certificates:

# 115Jackson Blevins 640 acres17 Apr. 1850

# 120Jacob Meek,Sr.320 acres17 Apr. 1850

# 252Armstead Blevins640 acres19 Apr. 1850

# 1019John Blevins320 acres4 June 1850

# 1020Heirs, Geo. W. Bankhead320 acres4 June 1850

 

1870Comanche Co, TX Census:

20-21 John Blevins 72 VA  21-22 John H. Blevins24 TX    22-24Walter T

atem29 VA

          Elizabeth   61 KYMargaret J.22 ALElizabeth23 GA

Luke  6 TXJames R.  3 TX

William J.  4 TXInojean  1 TX

Sarah E.  3 TX

Dick  1 TX

 

 

More Notes--

1819Petition to Stop the Removal of White settlers from Cherokee Lan

ds - Sequatchie and Marion Counties, TN

Residents of Indian Land in 1819

Elisha Blevins, John Blevins, Jonathan Blevins, Jacob Meek, Henery Meek

1829Nickajack, AL from Cherokee Immigration Rolls 1817-1835 transcrib

ed by Jack Baker "We whose names are hereunto subscribed acknowledge th

at we have voluntarily enrolled ourselves as emigrants for the Arkansas Co

unty under the Treaty made between the United States and the Cheroke

es of Arkansas on the 6th of May 1828 and do hereby relinquish our right a

nd claim to all lands on the East side of the Mississippi River for lan

ds on the Arkansas and its tributary streams.

    Date: 9 Dec. 1829

# 127Richard Blevin5 in family

# 128Squire Blevin4 in family (a note in parenthesis below the na

me of Squire Blevin reads: (13 White children in Richard and Squire Blev

in families)

# 129John Jones1 in family (this is John who married Alpher Meek and mo

ves to Newton Co. AR. White Twnship, was once Carroll Co. AR.

# 130Elizabeth Jones per John  3 in family (is this John Blevins wife El

izabeth?)

# 131David and wife 2 in family (is this David Jones and wife?)

# 134James Jones per wife 5 in family (this one recorded 11 Dec. 1829)

1830 Cherokee Immigration Records 1829-1835 Reprint Senate Doc. # 403 comp

iled by Larry S. Watson:

Report of Assessors for valuing the improvement abandoned.  From 2 No

v. to 8 Feb. 1830, inclusive:

Name of emigrantsWhen to RemoveFrom StateFrom DistrictWhere Located

Richard BlevinsFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

Squire BlevinsFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

James JonesFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

John JonesFall of 1829AlabamaCheekungaTennessee

 

Goodspeed's 1889 Biographical Historical Memoirs of Northwestern Arkans

as  states "John, Alexander... removed from Crowley's Ridge near Helena, A

R., in 1832, and settled on Long Creek below Carrollton.  There were th

en living in the vicinity of Carrollton, Martin Standrige, his father 'Sh

ot Gun' Jerry Meeks and his brother, 'Blue' Jacob Meeks, 'Black Squire Ble

vins, Richard Blevins, Sam Blevins, and others of Cherokee and English des

cent, whose society was not appreciated by their neighbors...  They...h

ad not been living in this country many years prior to 1832.  (By Bett

y:  Martin is Martin Standridge brother of James Jones' wife, Mary.  Jerr

y, the father of Jeremiah who dies in Newton Co. AR.This Jerry is probab

ly the one who married Betsy Blevins, who we believe is Dick's sister. Jac

ob moves on to Texas.  Richard is the Dick Blevins, father of Squire.  S

am is Isham Blevins.)

 

George Stone from Selected Chronology of Carroll Co, Arkansas Blevins Fami

lies: (continued)

Yellville, then known as Shawneetown, joined this community about the sa

me time." An article in Star Progress by B. F. Rose for the Carrollton Cen

tennial 1850-1860 states Goodspeed's information a little different, calli

ng the above referenced community "a community of undesirable half-breed C

herokees", and says "In 1839, a company of citizens was organized, kno

wn as 'Regulators' numbering about 30 members.  It's object was to suppre

ss stealing and punish the miscreants of the half-breed community.  Sever

al were whipped and forced to leave the country.  A few who confessed a

nd promised to reform were allowed to stay."

 

Goodspeed continues "Jacob A. Meek came from Henry County, TN about 183

7, and settled on Dry Creek.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.  H

is father, Jeremiah, and brothers, William, Joseph, and Samuel, followed h

im.  TN in 1802, and Delilah Meek was married in Henry Co., TN to Jam

es M. Blevins in 1837.  This Meek family on Dry Creek are not the Jerry a

nd Jacob Blue Meek.  They are related, but not the same family.  Persons w

ho entered land prior to 1850....Township 18, Range 22, 1840, John Blevi

ns 160.62 acres; Section 4, 1841, John Blevins 79 acres; Township 19, Rang

e22, Section 6, 1844, Jeremiah Meek 35 acres; Section 15, 1840, Squire Ble

vins, Jr 120 acres; Section 33, 1839 Richard Blevins 80 acres; Section 3

3, 1839 Martin Standridge 91 acres."

 

INDIAN RECORDS OF THIS BLEVINS FAMILY: (continued)

Red L. Larimer in May, 1978, in Tribune writes:  "Carrollton was select

ed as the county seat of Carroll County in 1833....Among early pionee

rs in Osage Township were Martin Standridge, the Blevins brothers..."

 

Eastern Cherokee Applications.  In 1906 and 1907, over 48,000 descendan

ts of Eastern Cherokees filed applications with the U.S. Court of Claims s

eeking funds under a Supreme Court decree for descendants of the Cheroke

es who had been forced to give up their homes in the 1830's, and move we

st to the reservations in Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Several descendants of R

ichard Blevins filed such applications and I will excerpt one below whi

ch discusses the Indian connection.  Application # 7523 - Morris Adki

ns of Collinsville, Oklahoma, 1906. (s/o Wm. Adkins and wife Susan Coope

r, and grandson of Isaac Cooper and wife Mahala Jane Blevins) This claim w

as rejected with the government agent note that "it does not appear that a

ny ancestor was enrolled either in 1835 or 1851.  Nor does it appear th

at any ancestors were parties to the treaties of 1835-6 and 1846.  Sever

al of applicant's cousins were on The Old Settler roll.  Luke Blevins, (?.

?. and Sally Blevins P.33.  Misc.

 

Testimony. p. 2161.  No 27353-7523 - Arizona Haggard:

"My name is Arizona Hoggard; my post office is Byars, McClain Co., OK; I w

as born in Parker Co., TX in 1860.  I claim relationship to the Cherokee I

ndians through my father, Jack Blevins, who was one-quarter Cheroke

e;  my father was born in TN; my father claims through his mother, whose m

aiden name was Betsy Jones who was a half blood Cherokee; Betsy came fr

om TN; my parents moved to Texas about 1847, prior to that time they liv

ed in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory for about ten years or about 1

837, prior to that time they lived in Tennessee; Luke Blevins, Sally Blevi

ns - I have been told are cousins of mine; these people lived in the Chero

kee Nation in the year 1835.  I file herewith affidavit of Paulina Hoggar

d"  Signed: Arizona Hoggard, Ada, OK, Aug. 22, 1908. 

 

Disposition of Morris Adkins Claim # 7523: REJECTED.  The claim, of the he

ad of this group was rejected properly, for the reason that the grandmoth

er through whom he claims, Mahala Jane Blevins, was enrolled as an "Old Se

ttler" in 1851 on the Non-resident Roll, Group 6. 

 

"Some of the other members of the group are claiming through Jack Blevin

s, who was a relative of Mahala Jane Blevins, possibly her brother, b

ut as to this there is some doubt.  There is a John Blevins enrolled on t

he Old Settler Roll in 1851 among the Non-residents in group 4.  (

It is to be noted that this John Blevins is two groups removed from the Ma

hala Jane Blevins above referenced to) and it is possible that this John B

levins is the Jack Blevins through whom other members of this group are cl

aiming.  This theory is given some support by the fact that it appears th

at Jack Blevins had a sister, Betsy Jane, and the name immediately followi

ng that of John Blevins on the Roll and just before the name of Mahala Ja

ne Blevins, above referred to, is "Betsy Jane Hendrick's child".  The

re is also a John Blevins on the Old Settler Roll in Delaware District, Gr

oup 1.  No Blevins was enrolled with the Eastern Cherokees in 1835 a

nd no Blevins was enrolled on the Emigrant Cherokee Roll of 1851, whi

le a number of Blevins, besides those enumerated, appear on the Old Settl

er Roll of 1851."

 

"The claim is made that Jack Blevins was the son of Richard Blevins and Be

tsy Blevins, who before marriage was Betsy Jones, and the assertion is ma

de that Betsy Jones was a Cherokee Indian living in Tennessee in 1835....P

auline Hoggard, application No. 30126, was a daughter of Jack Blevins a

nd she had a brother Riley, and in her application she states that Riley B

levins was born in 1835 or 36.  Three of the children of Riley Blevins ha

ve filed applications, see numbers 39370, 40138 and 40139, in each of whi

ch the statement is made that their father Riley, was born in Texas.  Th

is would clearly indicate that Jack Blevins was in the west at the ti

me of the treaty of 1835-6.....Pauline Hoggard further states in her affid

avit...."I was personally acquainted with Richard Blevins and family and k

new that he married 'Polly and Betsy, two sisters and Cherokee Indian wom

en by blood.'  This was in 1836 when I was a young child and living alo

ng the border between the State of Arkansas and the Cherokee Nation."

 

ECA # xxxx filed by Martin Blevins (ca. 1857-after 1907), son of Andrew Ja

ckson "Jack" Blevins (b. ca. 1815) and wife Susan Schultz.  Says his grand

parents were Dick Blevins and Betsy Jones, and Martin Schults and wife Sal

lie Rowden.  Lists the children of Dick Blevins and Betsy Jones as Armste

ad Blevins, Jack Blevins, Betsy Jane Bankhead, Lige Blevins and John Hag

an Blevins.

 

From Cherokee Old Settlers Roll 1895 & Index to Payment Roll 1896 compil

ed by Larry S. Watson and published by HISTREE in 1992.  "The Old Settle

rs Cherokee Census Roll, 1895 ....of the Bureau of Indian Affairs are prod

uced on the two rolls of this microfilm publication.  The census roll w

as prepared in accordance with the Treaty of August 6, 1856, (9 Stat.871

).  This treaty provided for the payment of certain shares from funds esta

blished by the treaty of 1835 to Cherokee "Old Settlers" in Indian Territo

ry either as original beneficiaries or as their legal heirs or representat

ives.  A Commission of five members appointed by the President from the pa

rty of Old Settlers .... completed the roll.  The Commissioners certifi

ed that the list was 'correct and complete.'  Entries for the individua

ls include name, age, sex, address, and various identification number

s.  No roll of the names of persons actually paid has been located among t

he records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs....There is however, an ind

ex to such a roll, and the page references in this index correspond to tho

se in the census roll of persons eligible for payment.  Entries in the cen

sus roll are arranged by agency pay numbers (one of the identification num

bers).  The index is in two parts, each arranged alphabetically by eith

er surname or Indian name.  The first part lists the names of those perso

ns who were alive at the time of payment.  The second part lists the nam

es of those who were deceased and whose heirs were paid.  There is a sched

ule of unpaid shares inserted in the index volume.  The documents reproduc

ed in this publication are part of Record Group 75, Records of the Bure

au of Indian Affairs.

 

Excerpting from statement by Elizabeth Hampton: Elizabeth Hampton was t

he daughter of James Jones who was a brother of Mary and Elizabeth "Bets

y" Jones

 

·Richard Blevins was first married to a white woman and had several child

ren. The names she could remember were Armistead, William, Squire and Jack

.

·Next he was married to Mary "Polly" Jones and had two children, John a

nd Elizabeth Jane

·Mary "Polly" Jones died in the Nation (Oklahoma) - Richard, Mary and chi

ldren must have lived there after they left Arkansas, and before they mov

ed to Texas.

·Richard was next married to Elizabeth Jones, Mary's sister.  Richard a

nd Elizabeth had three children: Luke, Richard and Lige.  All three boys w

ere deceased and left no descendants.  Elizabeth Jones was deceased by 18

51 (time of the Old Settler Pay Roll). William Bankhead came to her hou

se that year and told her he had gone by Fort Gibson and collected Elizabe

th Jane's and John Blevins' money for them.  They lived in Fort Graham, Te

xas at this time.

·Richard moved to Texas and died there.

    

Children of ELIZABETH JONES and RICHARD BLEVINS are:

     i.   LUKE5 BLEVINS, b. Abt. 1835.

     ii.  ELIJAH BLEVINS, b. Abt. 1836.

     iii. RICHARD BLEVINS, b. Abt. 1837.

 

 

23.  DAVID4 JONES (ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1800 in Ga. Tenn. or Al, and died Aft. 1845 in Arkansas or Indian Territory.  He married MARTHA DUNCAN, daughter of EDMOND DUNCAN and MARY RAINS.  She was born 16 May 1813 in Georgia.

 

Notes for DAVID JONES:

David Jones did not get a reservation in 1817, as did James and Drury.

He was not 21 years of age. By 1828, he is married and has a wife.

He is listed in Drury's list of his brothers and sisters as number 9.

I think he was born around 1800-05.

Name: David Jones

Sex: M

Birth: ABT. 1810

_FA4: Old Settler roll

_FA4: 1829 Nickajack Emigration List, near Richard & Squire Blevins

ECA # 4047 filed in 1906 by A. Joseph Risingfawn which provides his ancest

ry and demonstrates his relationship to Richard Blevins Indian wives Ma

ry and Elizabeth Jones.  Risingfawn, born 1863 in Delaware District of Ind

ian Territory,  was the son of Risingfawn and his wife Elizabeth Jones.  E

lizabeth Jones who was married three times was the daughter of David and M

artha (Duncan) Jones, Martha being the daughter of Edmond Duncan, better k

nown as the infamous Chief Benge.  Risingfawn's grandfather David Jones w

as a brother of Richard Blevins' wives Mary and Polly Jones, and was on t

he 1829 Nicajack Emigration List living only a few households removed fr

om Richard and Squire Blevins.)  David Jones was on the Cherokee "Old Sett

ler" List and Risingfawn testified that he collected an Old Settler payme

nt due to David Jones.  On an 1831 Payment list based on this Nicajack Emi

gration, D. Jones was listed immediately after Richard Blevins, and o

ne of the two payments dues him was collected by a John Blevins.)

List of Unclaimed Shares on Pay Roll

NameFam #Agency Pay #

John Blevins4118

Malvina Blevins6121

Mahala Jane Blevins6122

 

Notes for MARTHA DUNCAN:

ID: I4251

Name: Martha Duncan

Sex: F

Birth: 16 MAY 1813 in Georgia

Death: 3 MAR 1858

    

Children are listed above under (15) Martha Duncan.

 

24.  JOHN EDWARD "NED"4 WELCH (JOHN B.3, JOHN2, JAMES1)15 was born 1819 in Valley River, Cherokee/Macon Co., NC15, and died Oct 1867 in Indian Teritory, OK15.  He married (1) EMILY AMANDA VARNOY15 1839 in NC15.  She was born 1821 in Wilkes Co, NC15, and died Jul 1888 in Adair County, Oklahoma15.  He married (2) NANCY LONGBULLET15 184015.  She was born Unknown15, and died Unknown15.

 

More About JOHN EDWARD "NED" WELCH:

Burial: Oct 1867, Blair Cem.15

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

 

More About EMILY AMANDA VARNOY:

Burial: Jul 1888, Zion Cem., Adair Co., OK15

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

 

More About NANCY LONGBULLET:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

    

Child of JOHN WELCH and NANCY LONGBULLET is:

     i.   DAVID "DE-WU-OO-GA-MU"5 WELCH15, b. 184115; d. Unknown15; m. LIZZIE "LI-SI" TRACKINGWOLF15, Unknown15; b. Unknown15; d. Unknown15.

 

More About DAVID "DE-WU-OO-GA-MU" WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

 

More About LIZZIE "LI-SI" TRACKINGWOLF:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

 

 

25.  JOHN COBB4 WELCH (JOHN B.3, JOHN2, JAMES1)15 was born 1828 in Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC15, and died 09 Sep 1860 in NC15.  He married LUCY BLACKFOX15 184215.  She was born 1824 in Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC15, and died Unknown15.

 

More About JOHN COBB WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

 

More About LUCY BLACKFOX:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

    

Child of JOHN WELCH and LUCY BLACKFOX is:

     i.   EZEKIEL5 WELCH15, b. 1844, Valley River, Cherokee Co., NC15; d. Unknown15; m. CELIA UNKNOWN15, 1854, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, It15; b. 1845, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, It15; d. Unknown15.

 

More About EZEKIEL WELCH:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

 

More About CELIA UNKNOWN:

Record Change: 03 Aug 200915

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

26.  ELIZABETH5 JONES (JAMES4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 20 Aug 1820 in Tenn., and died 16 Jul 1906 in White Oak, Cooweescoowee District I.T. (Craig County, Oklahoma.  She married ANDREW WILLIAM HAMPTON Abt. 1840 in Carroll Co. AR., son of JOEL HAMPTON and ELIZABETH PAGE.  He was born 1825 in Tenn., and died Abt. 1863 in Missouri.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH JONES:

Although her headstone says she was 96 when she died, to the best of my

calculations from various other sources she should have only been 86.

Also, from the headstone transcription I received from Connie Schofield

as well as other clues from various sources her death year would appear

to be 1906. However, the book titled Births, Deaths and Marriages by

Dixie Woodard says she died June 6, 1912 in Cherokee County.

She was re-admitted to the Cherokee Nation (O klahoma) June 3rd 1888

1896 Enrollment, page 178, #2266

1900 Enrollment Dawes Roll Number - 7297/Dawes Census Card Number - 2908

 

Sherlyn Greaves read the reenrollment statements and sent me these commen

ts in 2001.

Thomas Jones has 8 children:

William 21

Artella 18

Leroy 16

John 14

Hattie 8

Patsy 6

Henderson 4

Joel 3

Thomas Jones married Anna Hampton.

 

Andy Hampton had 3 children by his first wife (we can only account for W

m. C. and Mattie Jane.  His first wife was ??? (maybe Marinda) Huckleb

y.  His second wife was Lillie ARmstrong , and his 3rd wife was the wido

w, of Jack Jones (Martin Jackson Jones)Mary Susan Carpenter Jones.  Andy H

ampton had 5 children previous to his marriage. (so one can see that we st

ill have one child missing, surely they died). 

 

Emily Blevins was once the wife of Buck Hampton (this is Henderson as I fo

und the marriage in Boone Co. AR.) and their daughter is Alabama Hampto

n.  (She is on the 1880 Boone Co. Census Ar. livng with ELizabeth Cary.  E

lizabeth is her sister).   Emily Blevins is a white woman. 

 

Sarah Blaylock is the daughter of Martin Jones, son of James JOnes.  Jam

es JOnes wife was Mary Standridge.  She was a white woman.    James  Jon

es was living in Carroll Co. Ar. 15 years before he died.  Betsy Jones w

as James Jones daughter.  Betsy married Andy Hampton.  he was a white man.

He had no family previous to his marriage to Betsy. 

 

Polly married William White.  He had no family before this marriag

e.  He is dead. 

 

Then Sherlyn says....Polly married Ben Hurley...but I think she is confus

ed and it should say Catherine married Ben Hurley.  (Catherine would be Rh

oda Catherine JOnes, daughter of William Jones and Sarah Margaret Blevins

.)  We know from payment given out that Catherine was then married to a Jo

hn J. Smith and had 3 chidlren.  Montezuma Smith, John Smith and Eliza Smi

th. They are on the 1890 Indian Terr. census.  Catherine Hurley has one ch

ild..Jansy.  She is 15 or 16 and is married but they do not know who she m

arried.  They say Catherine Hurley is about 40 years of age. 

 

Then the notes say...Polly White's first husband was Jimmy Jones. (th

is is Mary Jane White, Polly white's daughter).  He had no children previo

us to this marriage.  Margaret JOnes is the daughtef of Polly White...s

he is a HALF SISTER to Josiah White (What does this mean?  Is Josiah Whi

te not a child of Wm White?)

 

James E. White married a White woman.  (He married Mary A. Hampton Frazier

).  She had a family previous to this marriage:  the oldest is Eli Frazie

r, then Susan, and Enoch Frazier.  Then James E. White has 2 children by M

ary A. Frazier White:  William and Josiah White. (they are with him in 18

90 I. T. Census). 

 

Adeline Jones is the daughter of William Jones and granddaughter of Jam

es Jones.  She married Josiah Herrod, a white man.  She had no family prev

ious to this marriage.  These are the children she names for Delema Adeli

ne Jones Herrod:  Joseph, Elizabeth, and William. They are 21, 14, a

nd 16 respectfully.

 

Thomas JOnes is the son of Wm Jones and grandson of James Jones.  He marri

ed Anna Hampton. She had no children previous to this marriage.  THOMAS JO

NES IS A HALF BROTHER TO EMILY JONES.  I KNEW THOMAS JONES' MOTHER SALL

Y.    I DO NOT KNOW IF SHE HAD ANY CHILDREN BEFORE HER  SECOND MARRIA

GE TO WILLIAM JONES.  ( Sarah Margaret Blevins is Thomas Byrd Jones mothe

r.   She is the daughter of Squire Blackie Blevins and Rhoda Standridge

).  Thomas Byrd is listed as such on the 1850 census.  Sarah and Thomas a

re living in Carroll Co. Ar. with Sq. and Rhoda.  William Jones lives ne

xt door with his parents and two kids...Martin Jackson Jones and Delema Ad

eline Jones.  Sarah is listed with the last name of Gregg or Grigg.  She h

as not husband.   Thomas is listed as her child.  I personally do not beli

eve that Wm. Jones is his father...only my opinion.  Betty)

 

Ruth Atchison is the granddaughter of William Jones. Daughter of Joseph He

rrod, a white man.  Joseph Herod had not children living at the time of h

is marriage to Adeline Jones.  (I think he had a child, Green, but that ch

ild died.  As Green is iwth him 1860, Carroll Co. AR Census).

 

Ruth Atchison's brothers and sisters are:  Joseph, Eliza, William, Isabel

l.  Catherine Hurley is my brother William's daughter.  She was once marri

ed to Ben Hurley.  Hurley was a white man.

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                                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                                                                 COMMISSI

ON TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES,

                                    

                                       VINITA, I. T., SEPTEMBER 18, 1900.

 

          In the matter of the application of Elizabeth Hampton for the en

rollment of herslef [herself] as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation; said Ha

mpton being swornby Commissioner T. B. Needles, testified as follows;

 

"Q" Question . . . . . "A" Answer

 

Q What is your name? . . . A Elizabeth Hampton.

 

Q How old are you Mrs. Hampton? . . . A As well as I can remember I w

as 82 the 27th day of last August.

 

Q What is your post office? . . . A White Oak.

 

Q What district do you live in? . . . A Cooweescoowee.

 

Q Are you a Cherokee citizen by blood? . . . A Yes, sir.

 

Q What degree of blood do you claim? . . . A I can't just exactly tell yo

u, about a quarter I reckon.

 

Q How long have you lived in the Cherokee Nation? . . . A Well, now, si

r, how long has this Nation been settled? I come here before the county w

as settled.

 

Q Did you ever go by any name except Elizabeth? . . . A Nothing except Jon

es. I have a certificate of re-admission.

 

Q You present a certificate of admission to Cherokee citizenship, issued f

rom the office of the Commission on Citizenship, on the 3d day of June, 18

88, signed by J. T. Adair, Chairman, and attested by Connell Rogers, Cler

k, approved and endorsed by J. B. Hayes, Principal Chief of the Cherokee N

ation, under the great seal of the Nation, admitting one Elizabeth Hampt

on to Cherokee citizenship; are you the identical Elizabeth Hampton mentio

ned in this certificate? . . . A Yes, sir.

 

          1896 enrollment; page 178, #2266, Elizabeth Hampton, Cooweescoow

ee.

 

Q Your father and mother not living, of course? . . . A No, sir.

 

          Com'r Needles: - - The name of Elizabeth Hampton appears upon t

he census roll of 1896, and she presents satisfactory certificate of admis

sion, more particulary described in the testimony, and having made satisfa

ctory proof as to her residence, she, Elizabeth Hampton, will be duly list

ed for enrollment as a Cherokee citizen by blood.

 

                                    

                                             - - - o o o O O O o o o - - -

 

          The undersigned, being first dul;y sworn, states that as stenogr

apher to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, he correctly recorde

dthe testimony and proceeeings in this case, and that the foregoing is a t

rue and complete transcript of hisstenographic ntes thereof.

 

 

                                    

                                    

                                                              JOResson

                                     

                                    

                                                           ____________

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of September, 1900.

 

                                    

         CW                                     Commisioner.

 

 

 

Kathleen M. Davis . FHC . 18 December 2003 . Film #1439992 . Application #

2908

 

 

 

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                                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                                                                 COMMISSI

ON TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES,

                                     

                                       VINITA, I. T., SEPTEMBER 18, 1900.

 

          In the matter of the application of Andy W. Hampton, wife and ch

ildren for the enrollment as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and he bei

ng sworn by Commissioner C. R. Breckenridge, testified as follows;

 

"Q" Question . . . . . "A" Answer

 

Q What is your full name? . . . A Andy W. Hampton.

 

Q What is your age? . . . A I am fifty one.

 

Q What is your Postoffice? . . . A White Oak, I. T.

 

Q What district do you live in? . . . A Cooweescoowee.

 

Q For whom do you apply for enrollment? . . . A Myself, wife and two child

ren.

 

Q Do you apply for yourself as a Cherokee by blood? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Q Do you apply for your wife as a Cherokee by blood? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Q How long have you lived in the Cherokee Nation? . . . A I have been he

re permanently fourteen years.

 

Q How did you come to be a citizen; were you admitted? . . . A Yes sir.

 

          The applicant presents a duly authenticated certificate of admis

sion to Cherokee Citizenship, showing that on the - 30th of June, 1888, ce

rtain persons were admitted to citizenship, and among them, Andrew W. Hamp

ton.

 

Q That is your name, is it? . . . A Yes sir.

 

          This is recognized as evidence of the facts stated, and is retur

ned to him.

 

Q Have you lived in the Cherokee Nation ever since you were admitted to ci

tizenship in 1888? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Q Give me your wifes full name at present? . . . A Mary S. Hampton.

 

Q How old is she? . . . A I think she is fifty.

 

Q Did she come here with you? . . . A No sir; I married her here.

 

Q When did you marry her? . . . A I can not tell exactly what year; I beli

eve it was somewhere in about 1886.

 

Q Has she lived with you ever since? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Q Was she admitted to Cherokee citizenship by the Cherokee Commissio

n? . . . A Yes sir; she was a white woman when I married her and was admit

ted under the name of Jones.

 

Q What was her name at the time she was admitted? . . . A Jones.

 

Q Mary Susan Jones? . . . A Yes sir.

 

          The applicant presents a duly authenticated certificate of admis

sion to Cherokee citizenship on September 27th, 1883, of Mary Susan Jone

s, among others.

 

Q That was the name of your wife at that time, was it? . . . A Yes sir.

 

          This is accepted as satisfactory evidence of the facts stated.

 

Q You married her in 1886? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Q And she left here when you left here, and came back when you came bac

k? . . . A No sir; we were already living here; we were never out of here.

 

Q She did not go out at all? . . . A I was living here when we were marrie

d.

 

Q And were not admitted until 1888? . . . A No sir.

 

Q But she had always been here? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Q Has she lived all her life in the Cherokee Nation? . . . A No sir; I thi

nk her and her husband moved here along in 1872, I think.

 

Q She is on the roll of 1880 then? . . . A No sir; she was not admitted un

til 1883.

 

Q In what district were you living in 1896? . . . A I was living in Coowee

scoowee District.

 

Q Now, have you a certificate of your marriage? . . . A No sir; I have not

.

 

 

 

                                    

                                                                  - 2 -

 

Q Have you some one here that can swear to your having marrie

d? . . . A I do not know as I can prove it.

 

Q Have you some one here who knew your wife when she was a Jone

s? . . . A My mother.

 

Q Is she here? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Elizabeth Hampton, being called and sworn, testified as follows:

 

Q What is your full name? . . . A Elizabeth Hampton.

 

Q What is your age? . . . A Eighty two as well as I can come at it.

 

Q How long have you lived in the Cherokee Nation? . . . A All my lif

e, or mighty near it.

 

Q Are you the mother of this applicant here, Andy Hampton? . . . A Yes sir

.

 

Q What was his wifes name when he married her? . . . A Her name was Jones.

 

Q What was her given name? . . . A Mary Susan.

 

Q About how long since he married her? . . . A Nine, ten or twelve or four

teen years.

 

Q Some where along there? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Q Do you know that they were regularly married? . . . A Yes sir;  th

at is what they went to do; and I saw the preacher that married them; he s

aid he did.

 

Q Have they been living together as husband and wife ever since? . . . A Y

es sir.

 

Applicant recalled:

 

Q Give me the names of these children, please? . . . A The names are rig

ht here (handing paper to Commissioner) : I can not see them without my gl

asses.

 

Q Do you not remember them? . . . A Yes sir; Lula.

 

Q How old is she? . . . A She is ten years old.

 

Q How do you want the other one put down? . . . A The other one is Dora.

 

Q Do you want her put down that way? . . . A Yes sir.

 

Q How old do you call her? . . . A She is seven years old.

 

Q Both living, are they? . . . A Yes sir.

 

          1896 Roll, Page 176, #2227, Mary S. Hampton, Cooweescoowee

          1896 Roll, Page 176, #2228, Andy W. Hampton , Cooweescoowee

          1896 Roll, Page 176, #2231, Lula Hampton, Cooweescoowee

          1896 Roll, Page 176, #2232, Dora A Hampton , Cooweescoowee

 

Q What proportion of Cherokee blood do you claim? . . . A About one eig

ht I think.

 

Q And your wife, how much? . . . A About one sixteenth I think.

 

          The applicant applies for the enrollment of himself, wife and t

wo children: He and his wife are shwen to have been admitted to Cherokee c

itizenship, as cited in the testimony, the applicant in 1888, and his wi

fe in 1883. They have lived in the Cherokee Nation ever since they were re

spectively admitted: Her change of name is accounted for by her marriag

e, which is established by the testimony of the applicant and his mothe

r: They are both identified on the roll of 1896, and they will be listed n

ow for enrollment as Cherokees by blood. The two children, enumerated in t

he testimony are identified on the rolls of 1896 with their parents: Bo

th of them were born since the applicants admission to Cherokee citizenshi

p: they are living at this time, and will be listed for enrollment as Cher

okee by blood.                        _________________________________

 

          The undersigned, being sworn, states that as stenographer to t

he Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, he correctly recorded the test

imony and proceedings in this case, and that the foregoing is a true and c

omplete transcript of his stenographis notes thereof.

 

 

 

Kathleen M. Davis . FHC . 18 December 2003 . Film #1439992 . Application #

2912

 

 

Kathleen Davis

4561 Orange Grove Ave.

Riverside, Ca. 92501

kathleen4561@earthlink.net

 

White Oak Cemetery, Oklahoma

 

Elizabeth Hampton . Died July 16, 1906 . Aged 96 Yrs.

 

Andy W. Hampton . March 10, 1849 . October 12, 1912

 

Mary S. Hampton . Jan. 21, 1850 . Jan. 16, 1928

 

More About ELIZABETH JONES:

Burial: WHITE OAK

 

Notes for ANDREW WILLIAM HAMPTON:

Although her headstone says she was 96 when she died, to the best of my

calculations from various other sources she should have only been 86.

Also, from the headstone transcription I received from Connie Schofield

as well as other clues from various sources her death year would appear

to be 1906. However, the book titled Births, Deaths and Marriages by

Dixie Woodard says she died June 6, 1912 in Cherokee County.

She was re-admitted to the Cherokee Nation (O klahoma) June 3rd 1888

1896 Enrollment, page 178, #2266

1900 Enrollment Dawes Roll Number - 7297/Dawes Census Card Number - 2908

 

 

The 1850 Carroll Co. census lists Andrew under Richard.  I am sure it is

the same family.

Family story is that Andrew was killed early in the Civil War, going to

enlist in Mo. or after enlistment.

Definitely he is not around after the War.

 

In 1900 andy Hampton said his father was born in S. carolina...so

before Tenn. I think they may have been is S. Carolina!

    

Children of ELIZABETH JONES and ANDREW HAMPTON are:

38.  i.   MARTIN R. HAMPTON6 JONES, b. 1842; d. 21 Feb 1875, Seneca, Mo. Newton County.

39.  ii.  ANDREW W. HAMPTON, b. 10 May 1849, Carroll Co. AR. near Denver; d. 12 Dec 1917, Ok..

40.  iii. HENDERSON W. HAMPTON, b. 1853; d. Bef. 1880.

     iv.  MATILDA E. HAMPTON, b. 1856.

     v.   RICHARD C. HAMPTON, b. 1859.

 

 

27.  MARY5 JONES (JAMES4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 11 Sep 1821 in Tenn., and died 09 Jul 1892 in Near Fairland, Ok..  She married WILLIAM WHITE Abt. 1840 in Mo. or Carroll County, Ar., son of WILLIAM WHITE and UNKNOWN.  He was born 1824 in Missouri, and died Aft. 1860 in Probably Mo..

 

Notes for MARY JONES:

Mary White was called Polly.  She was probably named for Polly Jones Blevi

ns...wife of Old Dick Blevins. Polly Blevins was Mary White's Aunt, sist

er to James Jones.  Polly said in her reenrollment papers that she was al

so known as Nancy Ward.  This makes me wonder if Polly Jones Blevins was n

ot named for the famous Cherokee woman of peace, Nancy Ward.  Elizabeth Jo

nes said she was also know as Elizabeth Wilkerson.  This is the name of Ja

mes Jones' mother.

 

Polly White is on the 1890 Cherokee Indian Census.   She lives near Sulph

ur Bend.  She said she was 68 years old.  Sherlyn Greaves said that the o

ld timers in Ok. said where Polly White went Mary Standridge Jones wen

t.  Mary STandridge Jones is alive in 1870.  She can not be located in A

r. or MO.  I think Polly White and Mary Standridge are in Indian Territo

ry in 1870. Elizabeth Hampton is still in Mo. in 1880.  I can not find ma

ny of the Frazier family in 1870 or 1880. I think they are in Indian Terri

tory, also.  Squire and Rhoda Blevins family are completely absent from t

he 1870 U S census.  I think they are over near Sulphur Bend, also.   B

ut by 1880, all Rhoda and Squire's living children are back in Carroll C

o. Ar. living near Denver, Omaha, and Bear Creek, AR.

 

During the civil War, I think mary White lived in southern MO. or

northwest OK...near Sulphur Bend. Josiah said their house

was burned and they had to go live at a military base.  It could

have been near Springfield, Mo. or in I T.  He said he never had

any shoes until he was 10 or 12 years old. He said during the

war they all took small pox.  Some of the children may have died

because some did die during the war.  he said his mother wrapped

their feet with rags so they could walk.  they surely had a very

hard existence, but presevered so more Whites are on the earth

today.  If Mary had given up, many descendents would not have

been born.  William left her early in the war to go join up with the

army. they don't know which one...but I would guess Union since

some of his brothers served the north.  Anyway, he was killed

before he even got to join a unit. 

 

 

Sherlyn Greaves read the reenrollment statements and sent me these commen

ts in 2001.

Thomas Jones has 8 children:

William 21

Artella 18

Leroy 16

John 14

Hattie 8

Patsy 6

Henderson 4

Joel 3

Thomas Jones married Anna Hampton.

 

Andy Hampton had 3 children by his first wife (we can only account for W

m. C. and Mattie Jane.  His first wife was ??? (maybe Marinda) Huckleb

y.  His second wife was Lillie ARmstrong , and his 3rd wife was the wido

w, of Jack Jones (Martin Jackson Jones)Mary Susan Carpenter Jones.  Andy H

ampton had 5 children previous to his marriage. (so one can see that we st

ill have one child missing, surely they died). 

 

Emily Blevins was once the wife of Buck Hampton (this is Henderson as I fo

und the marriage in Boone Co. AR.) and their daughter is Alabama Hampto

n.  (She is on the 1880 Boone Co. Census Ar. livng with ELizabeth Cary.  E

lizabeth is her sister).   Emily Blevins is a white woman. 

 

Sarah Blaylock is the daughter of Martin Jones, son of James JOnes.  Jam

es JOnes wife was Mary Standridge.  She was a white woman.    James  Jon

es was living in Carroll Co. Ar. 15 years before he died.  Betsy Jones w

as James Jones daughter.  Betsy married Andy Hampton.  he was a white man.

He had no family previous to his marriage to Betsy. 

 

Polly married William White.  He had no family before this marriag

e.  He is dead. 

 

Then Sherlyn says....Polly married Ben Hurley...but I think she is confus

ed and it should say Catherine married Ben Hurley.  (Catherine would be Rh

oda Catherine JOnes, daughter of William Jones and Sarah Margaret Blevins

.)  We know from 1890 Cherokee Census that  Catherine was then marri

ed to a John J. Smith and had 3 chidlren, Montezuma Smith, John Smith a

nd Eliza Smith, listed with her and John. They are on the 1890 Indian Ter

r. census also with Mary Jane White Herod Smith Sellers. (I think the Smi

th Mary Jane was married to is the same as the one Catherine is marri

ed to or his brother). Catherine Hurley has one child..Jansy.  S

he is 15 or 16 and is married but they do not know who she married.  Th

ey say Catherine Hurley is about 40 years of age.  (I have found his na

me on the 1900 Cherokee Census...Andrew Mathis. Rhoda Smith is living wi

th them).

 

Then the notes say...Polly White's first husband was Jimmy Jones. (th

is is Mary Jane White, Polly white's daughter).  He had no children previo

us to this marriage.  Margaret JOnes is the daughtef of Polly White...s

he is a HALF SISTER to Josiah White (What does this mean?  Is Josiah Whi

te not a child of Wm White?)

 

James E. White married a White woman.  (He married Mary A. Hampton Frazier

).  She had a family previous to this marriage:  the oldest is Eli Frazie

r, then Susan, and Enoch Frazier.  Then James E. White has 2 children by M

ary A. Frazier White:  William and Josiah White. (they are with him in 18

90 I. T. Census). 

 

Adeline Jones is the daughter of William Jones and granddaughter of Jam

es Jones.  She married Josiah Herrod, a white man.  She had no family prev

ious to this marriage.  These are the children she names for Delema Adeli

ne Jones Herrod:  Joseph, Elizabeth, and William. They are 21, 14, a

nd 16 respectfully.

 

Thomas JOnes is the son of Wm Jones and grandson of James Jones.  He marri

ed Anna Hampton. She had no children previous to this marriage.  THOMAS JO

NES IS A HALF BROTHER TO EMILY JONES.  I KNEW THOMAS JONES' MOTHER SALL

Y.    I DO NOT KNOW IF SHE HAD ANY CHILDREN BEFORE HER  SECOND MARRIA

GE TO WILLIAM JONES.  ( Sarah Margaret Blevins is Thomas Byrd Jones mothe

r.   She is the daughter of Squire Blackie Blevins and Rhoda Standridge

).  Thomas Byrd is listed as such on the 1850 census.  Sarah and Thomas a

re living in Carroll Co. Ar. with Sq. and Rhoda.  William Jones lives ne

xt door with his parents and two kids...Martin Jackson Jones and Delema Ad

eline Jones.  Sarah is listed with the last name of Gregg or Grigg.  She h

as not husband.   Thomas is listed as her child.  I personally do not beli

eve that Wm. Jones is his father...only my opinion.  Betty)

 

Ruth Atchison is the granddaughter of William Jones. Daughter of Joseph He

rrod, a white man.  Joseph Herod had not children living at the time of h

is marriage to Adeline Jones.  (I think he had a child, Green, but that ch

ild died.  As Green is iwth him 1860, Carroll Co. AR Census). (The Herod M

ary Jane White married I do not think is Josiah as Mary Jane's Joel Eli Ha

rod was born before, Josiah Harod married Delema Jones).

 

Ruth Atchison's brothers and sisters are:  Joseph, Eliza, William, Isabel

l.  Catherine Hurley is my brother William's daughter.  She was once marri

ed to Ben Hurley.  Hurley was a white man.

 

More About MARY JONES:

Burial: Sulphur Bend Cemetery, Ok.

 

Notes for WILLIAM WHITE:

I once thought William was the son of Charles

White...I was mistaken...he is not his son. He

was born in MO. and Charles was in Tenn. when

William was born.  Nathan White is his brother.

 

    

Children of MARY JONES and WILLIAM WHITE are:

     i.   JOHN6 WHITE, b. 1840; d. Bef. 1870.

 

Notes for JOHN WHITE:

Did not have any children.  John is on the old Settlers Roll, but he is 18

60 Carroll Co.  He is old enough

to be away from home, but since he never resurfaces, I think he is deceas

ed by 1860.

 

     ii.  ELIZABETH WHITE, b. 1842; d. Aft. 1860.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH WHITE:

Elizabeth D. White is with her mother in 1860 Carroll Co. Barbara Ben

ge in her research for Sherlyn Greaves lists no marriage for her.

 

     iii. ILEANN WHITE, b. 1844; d. Bef. 1891.

 

Notes for ILEANN WHITE:

In 1850 IleAnn is 6 years old with William and Polly White in Carroll C

o. Ar. Census.  In 1860 Josiah Herrod is living next door... there is an I

bby Ann Herod in the family.  Could this be Polly IleAnn married to o

ne of the Herrods.  Josiah we know marries Delema Jones soon after the 18

60 census.

Barbara Benge shows no offspring for IleAnn.

 

41.  iv.  MARY JANE WHITE, b. 17 Mar 1846; d. 14 Mar 1926, Ok. probably Delaware County.

     v.   SARAH E. WHITE, b. 1849; d. Bef. 1860.

 

Notes for SARAH E. WHITE:

Sarah is with the family in 1850 and absent in 1860. I think she die

d.  No offspring.

 

     vi.  WILLIAM WHITE, b. 1854.

 

Notes for WILLIAM WHITE:

William White is with the family in 1860 Carroll Co. He is 6 years old.  B

arbara Benge does not mention him.  I can not find him in1890 I. Territor

y.  I am supposing he died, also.

 

42.  vii. JAMES ERWIN WHITE, b. 17 Mar 1854, Missouri; d. 23 Nov 1918, Ok..

43.  viii. MARGARET M. WHITE, b. 1857; d. 1888, Ok..

44.  ix.  JOSIAH WHITE, b. 23 Dec 1859, Carroll Co. Ar.; d. 12 Jan 1936, Fairland, Ok..

 

 

28.  WILLIAM5 JONES (JAMES4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 1826, and died Aft. 1870.  He married (1) UNKNOWN Abt. 1843 in Carroll Co. AR. or Indian Territory.  She died Bef. 1850 in Probably Carroll Co., Ar. or Indian Territory.  He married (2) SARAH M. BLEVINS Abt. 1850, daughter of SQUIRE BLEVINS and RHODA STANDRIDGE.  She was born 1830, and died Bef. 1870 in Carroll County, AR. or Indian Territory.

 

Notes for WILLIAM JONES:

On "Cherokee" Old Settlers Roll, was William Jones Jr. Emily Jones and

Thomas B. Jones were half borther and sister to Martin Jackson Jones and

Adeline Jones.

Sally JOnes was the mother of  Thomas B Jones mother  and was a

white women (not Cherokee) According to Elizabeth Jones Hampton (Williams

Sister).  Elizabeth Hampton said her brother was married several times.

First wife was the mother of Martin Jackson and Adilene Jones who are

with the James Jones Family in 1850 Carroll Co. Ar. This woman is

probably dead by 1850 as she is not with the family. He married second

Sarah M. Gregg (Blevins, who is a daughter of Squire and Rhoda).  William

Jr. and

Emily and Thomas B. are her children.  William Jr. may have married Hulda

Armstrong of Newton Co.

Ar.

Notes for WILLIAM JONES:

On "Cherokee" Old Settlers Roll, was William Jones Jr. Emily Jones and

Thomas B. Jones were half borther and sister. Thomas B Jones mother was a

white women (not Cherokee) According to Elizabeth Jones Hampton (Williams

Sister)  William Jones Jr. was married to a Hulda Armstrong, William Sr.

may have had a 3rd. wife.

 

 

Sherlyn Greaves read the reenrollment statements and sent me these commen

ts in 2001.

Thomas Jones has 8 children:

William 21

Artella 18

Leroy 16

John 14

Hattie 8

Patsy 6

Henderson 4

Joel 3

Thomas Jones married Anna Hampton.

 

Andy Hampton had 3 children by his first wife (we can only account for W

m. C. and Mattie Jane.  His first wife was ??? (maybe Marinda) Huckleb

y.  His second wife was Lillie ARmstrong , and his 3rd wife was the wido

w, of Jack Jones (Martin Jackson Jones)Mary Susan Carpenter Jones.  Andy H

ampton had 5 children previous to his marriage. (so one can see that we st

ill have one child missing, surely they died). 

 

Emily Blevins was once the wife of Buck Hampton (this is Henderson as I fo

und the marriage in Boone Co. AR.) and their daughter is Alabama Hampto

n.  (She is on the 1880 Boone Co. Census Ar. livng with ELizabeth Cary.  E

lizabeth is her sister).   Emily Blevins is a white woman. 

 

Sarah Blaylock is the daughter of Martin Jones, son of James JOnes.  Jam

es JOnes wife was Mary Standridge.  She was a white woman.    James  Jon

es was living in Carroll Co. Ar. 15 years before he died.  Betsy Jones w

as James Jones daughter.  Betsy married Andy Hampton.  he was a white man.

He had no family previous to his marriage to Betsy. 

 

Polly married William White.  He had no family before this marriag

e.  He is dead. 

 

Then Sherlyn says....Polly married Ben Hurley...but I think she is confus

ed and it should say Catherine married Ben Hurley.  (Catherine would be Rh

oda Catherine JOnes, daughter of William Jones and Sarah Margaret Blevins

.)  We know from payment given out that Catherine was then married to a Jo

hn J. Smith and had 3 chidlren.  Montezuma Smith, John Smith and Eliza Smi

th. They are on the 1890 Indian Terr. census.  Catherine Hurley has one ch

ild..Jansy.  She is 15 or 16 and is married but they do not know who she m

arried.  They say Catherine Hurley is about 40 years of age. 

 

Then the notes say...Polly White's first husband was Jimmy Jones. (th

is is Mary Jane White, Polly white's daughter).  He had no children previo

us to this marriage.  Margaret JOnes is the daughtef of Polly White...s

he is a HALF SISTER to Josiah White (What does this mean?  Is Josiah Whi

te not a child of Wm White?)

 

James E. White married a White woman.  (He married Mary A. Hampton Frazier

).  She had a family previous to this marriage:  the oldest is Eli Frazie

r, then Susan, and Enoch Frazier.  Then James E. White has 2 children by M

ary A. Frazier White:  William and Josiah White. (they are with him in 18

90 I. T. Census). 

 

Adeline Jones is the daughter of William Jones and granddaughter of Jam

es Jones.  She married Josiah Herrod, a white man.  She had no family prev

ious to this marriage.  These are the children she names for Delema Adeli

ne Jones Herrod:  Joseph, Elizabeth, and William. They are 21, 14, a

nd 16 respectfully.

 

Thomas JOnes is the son of Wm Jones and grandson of James Jones.  He marri

ed Anna Hampton. She had no children previous to this marriage.  THOMAS JO

NES IS A HALF BROTHER TO EMILY JONES.  I KNEW THOMAS JONES' MOTHER SALL

Y.    I DO NOT KNOW IF SHE HAD ANY CHILDREN BEFORE HER  SECOND MARRIA

GE TO WILLIAM JONES.  ( Sarah Margaret Blevins is Thomas Byrd Jones mothe

r.   She is the daughter of Squire Blackie Blevins and Rhoda Standridge

).  Thomas Byrd is listed as such on the 1850 census.  Sarah and Thomas a

re living in Carroll Co. Ar. with Sq. and Rhoda.  William Jones lives ne

xt door with his parents and two kids...Martin Jackson Jones and Delema Ad

eline Jones.  Sarah is listed with the last name of Gregg or Grigg.  She h

as not husband.   Thomas is listed as her child.  I personally do not beli

eve that Wm. Jones is his father...only my opinion.  Betty)

 

Ruth Atchison is the granddaughter of William Jones. Daughter of Joseph He

rrod, a white man.  Joseph Herod had not children living at the time of h

is marriage to Adeline Jones.  (I think he had a child, Green, but that ch

ild died.  As Green is iwth him 1860, Carroll Co. AR Census).

 

Ruth Atchison's brothers and sisters are:  Joseph, Eliza, William, Isabel

l. 

 

Catherine Hurley is my brother William's daughter.  She was once marri

ed to Ben Hurley.  Hurley was a white man.

 

Notes for SARAH M. BLEVINS:

Sarah Blevins is living with her parents in 1850.  She is listed as Gregg

surname.  Thomas Bird is listed below her, i think Thomas Bird Gregg.

Sarah was probably married to a son of Jacob Gregg who lived in Carroll

Co. and he is dead by 1850...shortly after the census, Sarah married her

cousin, William Jones.  He is living with his parents James and Mary

Standridge Jones in 1850.  He has two children and I think his wife is

also dead.   His children by the first wife are:  Martin Jackson Jones

and Adeline Delema Jones.  Adeline married a Herrod.

Elizabeth Jones Hampton's Cherokee enrollment papers say that Sallie

Jones, mother of Rhoda, Emily, William Jr. and Thomas B.  was a white

woman....this leads me to believe that Squire B. Blevins was white not

Indian.

 

 

Sherlyn Greaves read the reenrollment statements and sent me these commen

ts in 2001.

Thomas Jones has 8 children:

William 21

Artella 18

Leroy 16

John 14

Hattie 8

Patsy 6

Henderson 4

Joel 3

Thomas Jones married Anna Hampton.

 

Andy Hampton had 3 children by his first wife (we can only account for W

m. C. and Mattie Jane.  His first wife was ??? (maybe Marinda) Huckleb

y.  His second wife was Lillie ARmstrong , and his 3rd wife was the wido

w, of Jack Jones (Martin Jackson Jones)Mary Susan Carpenter Jones.  Andy H

ampton had 5 children previous to his marriage. (so one can see that we st

ill have one child missing, surely they died). 

 

Emily Blevins was once the wife of Buck Hampton (this is Henderson as I fo

und the marriage in Boone Co. AR.) and their daughter is Alabama Hampto

n.  (She is on the 1880 Boone Co. Census Ar. livng with ELizabeth Cary.  E

lizabeth is her sister).   Emily Blevins is a white woman. 

 

Sarah Blaylock is the daughter of Martin Jones, son of James JOnes.  Jam

es JOnes wife was Mary Standridge.  She was a white woman.    James  Jon

es was living in Carroll Co. Ar. 15 years before he died.  Betsy Jones w

as James Jones daughter.  Betsy married Andy Hampton.  he was a white man.

He had no family previous to his marriage to Betsy. 

 

Polly married William White.  He had no family before this marriag

e.  He is dead. 

 

Then Sherlyn says....Polly married Ben Hurley...but I think she is confus

ed and it should say Catherine married Ben Hurley.  (Catherine would be Rh

oda Catherine JOnes, daughter of William Jones and Sarah Margaret Blevins

.)  We know from payment given out that Catherine was then married to a Jo

hn J. Smith and had 3 chidlren.  Montezuma Smith, John Smith and Eliza Smi

th. They are on the 1890 Indian Terr. census.  Catherine Hurley has one ch

ild..Jansy.  She is 15 or 16 and is married but they do not know who she m

arried.  They say Catherine Hurley is about 40 years of age. 

 

Then the notes say...Polly White's first husband was Jimmy Jones. (th

is is Mary Jane White, Polly white's daughter).  He had no children previo

us to this marriage.  Margaret JOnes is the daughtef of Polly White...s

he is a HALF SISTER to Josiah White (What does this mean?  Is Josiah Whi

te not a child of Wm White?)

 

James E. White married a White woman.  (He married Mary A. Hampton Frazier

).  She had a family previous to this marriage:  the oldest is Eli Frazie

r, then Susan, and Enoch Frazier.  Then James E. White has 2 children by M

ary A. Frazier White:  William and Josiah White. (they are with him in 18

90 I. T. Census). 

 

Adeline Jones is the daughter of William Jones and granddaughter of Jam

es Jones.  She married Josiah Herrod, a white man.  She had no family prev

ious to this marriage.  These are the children she names for Delema Adeli

ne Jones Herrod:  Joseph, Elizabeth, and William. They are 21, 14, a

nd 16 respectfully.

 

Thomas JOnes is the son of Wm Jones and grandson of James Jones.  He marri

ed Anna Hampton. She had no children previous to this marriage.  THOMAS JO

NES IS A HALF BROTHER TO EMILY JONES.  I KNEW THOMAS JONES' MOTHER SALL

Y.    I DO NOT KNOW IF SHE HAD ANY CHILDREN BEFORE HER  SECOND MARRIA

GE TO WILLIAM JONES.  ( Sarah Margaret Blevins is Thomas Byrd Jones mothe

r.   She is the daughter of Squire Blackie Blevins and Rhoda Standridge

).  Thomas Byrd is listed as such on the 1850 census.  Sarah and Thomas a

re living in Carroll Co. Ar. with Sq. and Rhoda.  William Jones lives ne

xt door with his parents and two kids...Martin Jackson Jones and Delema Ad

eline Jones.  Sarah is listed with the last name of Gregg or Grigg.  She h

as not husband.   Thomas is listed as her child.  I personally do not beli

eve that Wm. Jones is his father...only my opinion.  Betty)

 

Ruth Atchison is the granddaughter of William Jones. Daughter of Joseph He

rrod, a white man.  Joseph Herod had not children living at the time of h

is marriage to Adeline Jones.  (I think he had a child, Green, but that ch

ild died.  As Green is iwth him 1860, Carroll Co. AR Census).

 

Ruth Atchison's brothers and sisters are:  Joseph, Eliza, William, Isabel

l.  Catherine Hurley is my brother William's daughter.  She was once marri

ed to Ben Hurley.  Hurley was a white man.

    

Children of WILLIAM JONES and UNKNOWN are:

45.  i.   ADELINE DELEMA6 JONES, b. 04 Feb 1845, Indian Territory or Carroll Co. Ar; d. 07 Feb 1876, Sulphur Bend, Ok..

46.  ii.  MARTIN JACKSON JONES, b. 26 Jan 1846, Indian Territory; d. 07 Jul 1884, Ok. Delaware Dist..

 

    

Children of WILLIAM JONES and SARAH BLEVINS are:

     iii. WILLIAM6 JONES.

 

Notes for WILLIAM JONES:

This William JOnes moved to Newton Co. and married Hulda Armstrong.  I am

not positive he is a son of William and Sarah Jones.

 

47.  iv.  THOMAS BIRD JONES, b. Oct 1847, Ark.; d. Bef. 1907, Fairland, Cherokee Nation, I.T..

48.  v.   RHODA CATHERINE JONES, b. Abt. 1850, Arkansas; d. Aft. 1910, Near Fairland, Ok..

     vi.  EMILY M. JONES, b. Abt. 1851, Arkansas; d. 22 Mar 1905, Northern Dist. Indian Territory; m. UNKNOWN SHAFFER.

 

Notes for EMILY M. JONES:

I do not know what happened to Emily JOnes!!!

Sherlyn Greaves read the reenrollment statements and sent me these commen

ts in 2001.

Thomas Jones has 8 children:

William 21

Artella 18

Leroy 16

John 14

Hattie 8

Patsy 6

Henderson 4

Joel 3

Thomas Jones married Anna Hampton.

 

Andy Hampton had 3 children by his first wife (we can only account for W

m. C. and Mattie Jane.  His first wife was ??? (maybe Marinda) Huckleb

y.  His second wife was Lillie ARmstrong , and his 3rd wife was the wido

w, of Jack Jones (Martin Jackson Jones)Mary Susan Carpenter Jones.  Andy H

ampton had 5 children previous to his marriage. (so one can see that we st

ill have one child missing, surely they died). 

 

Emily Blevins was once the wife of Buck Hampton (this is Henderson as I fo

und the marriage in Boone Co. AR.) and their daughter is Alabama Hampto

n.  (She is on the 1880 Boone Co. Census Ar. livng with ELizabeth Cary.  E

lizabeth is her sister).   Emily Blevins is a white woman. 

 

Sarah Blaylock is the daughter of Martin Jones, son of James JOnes.  Jam

es JOnes wife was Mary Standridge.  She was a white woman.    James  Jon

es was living in Carroll Co. Ar. 15 years before he died.  Betsy Jones w

as James Jones daughter.  Betsy married Andy Hampton.  he was a white man.

He had no family previous to his marriage to Betsy. 

 

Polly married William White.  He had no family before this marriag

e.  He is dead. 

 

Then Sherlyn says....Polly married Ben Hurley...but I think she is confus

ed and it should say Catherine married Ben Hurley.  (Catherine would be Rh

oda Catherine JOnes, daughter of William Jones and Sarah Margaret Blevins

.)  We know from payment given out that Catherine was then married to a Jo

hn J. Smith and had 3 chidlren.  Montezuma Smith, John Smith and Eliza Smi

th. They are on the 1890 Indian Terr. census.  Catherine Hurley has one ch

ild..Jansy.  She is 15 or 16 and is married but they do not know who she m

arried.  They say Catherine Hurley is about 40 years of age. 

 

Then the notes say...Polly White's first husband was Jimmy Jones. (th

is is Mary Jane White, Polly white's daughter).  He had no children previo

us to this marriage.  Margaret JOnes is the daughtef of Polly White...s

he is a HALF SISTER to Josiah White (What does this mean?  Is Josiah Whi

te not a child of Wm White?)

 

James E. White married a White woman.  (He married Mary A. Hampton Frazier

).  She had a family previous to this marriage:  the oldest is Eli Frazie

r, then Susan, and Enoch Frazier.  Then James E. White has 2 children by M

ary A. Frazier White:  William and Josiah White. (they are with him in 18

90 I. T. Census). 

 

Adeline Jones is the daughter of William Jones and granddaughter of Jam

es Jones.  She married Josiah Herrod, a white man.  She had no family prev

ious to this marriage.  These are the children she names for Delema Adeli

ne Jones Herrod:  Joseph, Elizabeth, and William. They are 21, 14, a

nd 16 respectfully.

 

Thomas JOnes is the son of Wm Jones and grandson of James Jones.  He marri

ed Anna Hampton. She had no children previous to this marriage.  THOMAS JO

NES IS A HALF BROTHER TO EMILY JONES.  I KNEW THOMAS JONES' MOTHER SALL

Y.    I DO NOT KNOW IF SHE HAD ANY CHILDREN BEFORE HER  SECOND MARRIA

GE TO WILLIAM JONES.  ( Sarah Margaret Blevins is Thomas Byrd Jones mothe

r.   She is the daughter of Squire Blackie Blevins and Rhoda Standridge

).  Thomas Byrd is listed as such on the 1850 census.  Sarah and Thomas a

re living in Carroll Co. Ar. with Sq. and Rhoda.  William Jones lives ne

xt door with his parents and two kids...Martin Jackson Jones and Delema Ad

eline Jones.  Sarah is listed with the last name of Gregg or Grigg.  She h

as not husband.   Thomas is listed as her child.  I personally do not beli

eve that Wm. Jones is his father...only my opinion.  Betty)

 

Ruth Atchison is the granddaughter of William Jones. Daughter of Joseph He

rrod, a white man.  Joseph Herod had not children living at the time of h

is marriage to Adeline Jones.  (I think he had a child, Green, but that ch

ild died.  As Green is iwth him 1860, Carroll Co. AR Census).

 

Ruth Atchison's brothers and sisters are:  Joseph, Eliza, William, Isabel

l.  Catherine Hurley is my brother William's daughter.  She was once marri

ed to Ben Hurley.  Hurley was a white man.

 

 

29.  LEMUEL5 JONES (JAMES4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 1836, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870.  He married MATILDA UNKNOWN 1855.  She was born 1840 in Arkansas, and died Aft. 1860.

    

Children of LEMUEL JONES and MATILDA UNKNOWN are:

     i.   LUCINDA6 JONES, b. 1866, Arkansas.

     ii.  WILLIAM JONES, b. 1868, Missouri.

 

 

30.  MARTIN5 JONES (JAMES4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 1838 in Carroll County, AR., and died 05 Dec 1861 in Civil War death.  He married JAMINA CATHERINE ROBERTS, daughter of JOHN ROBERTS and RACHEL RIDDLES.  She was born 1842, and died 1919 in Delaware Co. Ok.

 

Notes for JAMINA CATHERINE ROBERTS:

On the 22 day of December 1867 at widow Blevins in Carroll County united

in marriage Thomas Carey and Jamima C. Roberts Jones mother of the

claimant and late widow of the aboved named soldier that departent at

said time was a justice of the peace in and for the County of Carroll and

state of arkansas. William J. Mattox

 

More About JAMINA CATHERINE ROBERTS:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Ok.

    

Children of MARTIN JONES and JAMINA ROBERTS are:

     i.   MARY ELIZABETH6 JONES, b. 1858; d. 1863.

49.  ii.  SARAH ANN JONES, b. 18 Nov 1860, Carroll County, AR.; d. 25 Jun 1930, Vinita, Ok..

 

 

31.  SALLY5 JONES (DRURY4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1815.  She married UNKNOWN BLEVINS. 

 

Notes for SALLY JONES:

Sally married Unknown Blevins before they left Ala./Tenn. area.  That w

as in 1829. Surely, she was 15 when she married.  I am guessing at her age

.

.

 

Notes for UNKNOWN BLEVINS:

There was a David Blevins traveling with the Carroll Co. grou

p.  He is in Cape Gir. and in Carroll Co.  He may be the one that Sally ma

rried.  he is dead by 1850.  I think he would be a son of Richard Blevin

s, named for David Jones?

 

I think Sally was married to John Blevins who made a dep. for Drury and

lived near him in Tenn.  I think she died after they came to Ar. and Jo

remarried. 

    

Children of SALLY JONES and UNKNOWN BLEVINS are:

     i.   JOSEPH6 BLEVINS, b. 1843.

50.  ii.  MALINDA BLEVINS, b. 1845.

     iii. JOHN BLEVINS, b. 1847.

     iv.  ANGELINE BLEVINS, b. 1849.

 

 

32.  WILLIAM5 JONES (DRURY4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1820 in Al. or Tenn., and died Bef. 1860.  He married MARY UNKNOWN Abt. 1840.  She was born in Georgia.

 

Notes for WILLIAM JONES:

CHEROKEE NATION. CHE

ROKEE ROLL.

 

24119 1] Maddox, Robert W . Relationship to Person first Named X . A

ge 67 . Sex Male . Blood . Tribal Enrollment - Year 1896 . District Delawa

re . No. 331 . Tribal Enrollment of Parents - Name of Father Edmond Madd

ox . Year dead . District Non citz . Name of Mother Elizabeth Maddox . Ye

ar dead . District Non Citz.

 

 

8656 2] Maddox Lucinda . Relationship to Person first Named Wife . A

ge 65 . Sex Female . Blood  . Tribal Enrollment - Year 1880 . District Del

aware . No. 2965 . Tribal Enrollment of Parents - Name of Father Wm. Jon

es . Year dead . District Delaware . Name of Mother Mary Jones . Year de

ad . District Delaware

 

 

RESERVATION CERTIFICATE ISSUED FOR NO. MAR. 2 1905

 

CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE ISSUED FOR NO. MAR. 2 1905

 

Jan 26 1907

 

 

 

No. 2 on 1880 Roll as Lucinda Wil [*Note ink to light to read ? Wil Jones

?]

 

No. 2 on 1896 Roll as Lucinda page 508 No. 2182               Del. Dist.

 

No. 2 died on or about January 6th 1906; affidavit

 

Filed October 26 1907

 

 

 

Kathleen M. Davis . FHC . Field No. #3554 Indexed . Cherokee Nation . Cher

okee Roll . Dawes' Roll No. 8656 . Filed 26 October 1907

 

Kathleen Davis

kathleen4561@earthlink.net

    

Children of WILLIAM JONES and MARY UNKNOWN are:

     i.   MARY6 JONES, b. 1842.

51.  ii.  LUCINDA JONES, b. 1844, Indian Territory; d. 26 Jan 1907, Ok..

     iii. DREW JONES, b. 1846.

     iv.  JULIANN JONES, b. 1848.

 

 

33.  NOAH LEWIS5 JONES (JOHN4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)16 was born 1837 in Ar., and died 29 Dec 1861 in Rolla, Missouri16.  He married LUCINDA A. STANDRIDGE16 01 Aug 1858 in Newton County, Arkansas16, daughter of MARTIN STANDRIDGE and KATHERINE MEEK.  She was born 13 Mar 1842 in Ar.16, and died 1922 in Ar.16.

 

Notes for NOAH LEWIS JONES:

Louis(Lewis)Jones, born 1839 (son of John and Alapair)

enlisted in the Union Army Co. C, First Arkansas Infantry

(Union) along with his brother

James (twin)who married Elizabeth Standridge Felkins.

Lewis Jones was killed in the Civil

War per the Arkansas Union Soldiers Index,

on 1 April 1864 at Ft.Smith, AR.

E. Flood thinks this Noah Jones is the son of James and Mary Standridge.

I am not sure of which one Noah is ....son of John or James.  C L Boyd

says he is the son of John and I have left my file like his.

 

Lucy in her pension apl said Jerimiah Meek married Lewis Jones and herself

.

C. L. says he was called Spike.  Matthias was call Pike Jones.

 

Notes for LUCINDA A. STANDRIDGE:

Lucinda A. "Lucy" Standridge, born March 13, 1842 in Newton County,

Arkansas; died 1922 in Richland Twp. Newton County, Arkansas. She married

Noah L. Jones August 01, 1858 in Richland Creek, Newton County, Arkansas;

died December 29, 1961 in Near Rolla , Missouri.

Notes for Lucinda A. "Lucy" Standridge:

Noah Jones and Lucinda Standridge were married August 01, 1858 at

Richland Creek Newton County, Arkansas. They were married by Jerry Meek,

J.P. of Newton County, Arkansas. ( Jerry Meek died October 1865 on

Richland Creek, Newton County, Arkansas, Lucinda said that she saw him

buried. This statement Witnessed by Samuel * Alexander Standridge . (

This was stated in the Pension appliction of Lucinda Jones).

I know that the younger children do not belong to Noah Jones.  I do not

know

who their father is and have left them here.  Lucinda drew a pension.

She

may not have married for fear of losing the small check each month.

    

Children of NOAH JONES and LUCINDA STANDRIDGE are:

52.  i.   MATTHIAS H.6 JONES, b. 23 Mar 1862; d. Aft. 1900.

53.  ii.  GNETTIE JONES, b. 1868.

54.  iii. CATY C. JONES, b. 24 Dec 1877; d. 03 Jan 1940.

55.  iv.  ROSA A. JONES, b. 10 Apr 1880; d. 13 Jan 1959.

 

 

34.  JAMES5 JONES (JOHN4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)16 was born 1840, and died Bef. 1880.  He married ELIZABETH STANDRIDGE16 30 Oct 1866 in near Scottsville, Arkansas, daughter of LEMUEL STANDRIDGE and PEGGY BLEVINS.  She was born Abt. 1838 in Carrolton, Arkansas, and died 04 Aug 1921 in Near Moore, Ar.16.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH STANDRIDGE:

2   i.  Elizabeth Ann "Betsy"3 Standridge, born November 15, 1837 in

Richland Creek, Carroll County, Arkansas; died August 04, 1921 in

Richland

Township, Newton County, Arkansas.  She married (1) William Thomas

Felkins

November 20, 1858 in Newton County, Arkansas; born 1840 in Madison

County,  Kentucky; died October 17, 1864 in Springfield, Missouri.  She

married (2) James Jones October 30, 1866 in Newton County, Arkansas; born

Bet. 1840 - 1844; died March 23, 1876 in Prairie City, Oklahoma  Indian

Territory.  She married (3) J. N. Gaylean February 27, 1881 in Pope

County,

Arkansas; born 1827; died April 04, 1899.

Notes for Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Standridge:

1860 Census , Richland Twp. Newton County, Arkansas

Felkins:

William         21 M KY  Farmer/$500

Wlizabeth       23 F AR

Margaret      5/12 F AR

Elizabeth's first husband was William Thomas Felkins, he was a Member of

Co.

D. 2nd Reg. Arkansas, Calvary, Union Army and died in Springfield

Missouri

on October 17, 1864.

1870 Census, Richland Twp. Newton County, Arkansas

Jones:

James       26 M  AR

Elizabeth   31 F  AR

Marget      11 F  AR (Felkins)

James H.     8 M  AR (Felkins)

Lemuel  A.   3 M  AR

John C.      1 M  AR

Elizabeth's Second husband was James Jones, he was a member of Co. C.1st.

Arkansas  Infantry Volunteers Union Army.   Children of this marriage were

Lemuel, Louis, John, and Mary T.

Elizabeth is buried by her parents Lem and Peggy at Sissom Cemetery, her

sister Mary Horn is also buried on the other side of parents.

Elizabeth's third husband was a Galyean.

    

Children of JAMES JONES and ELIZABETH STANDRIDGE are:

56.  i.   LEMUEL ALEXANDER6 JONES, b. 18 Sep 1867, Prairie City, Oklahoma; d. 21 Aug 1939.

     ii.  JOHN WILLIAM JONES16, b. 28 Jun 186916; d. 187616.

57.  iii. LEWIS HOWARD JONES, b. 09 Dec 1871; d. near Muskogee, Oklahoma.

     iv.  MARY J. JONES16, b. 16 May 187416; d. 187516.

 

 

35.  MARY ELIZA5 JONES (JOHN4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)16 was born 1840, and died Aft. 1870.  She married (1) MARTIN W. STANDRIDGE16 06 Jan 1854 in Newton County16, son of SAMUEL STANDRIDGE and MAHALY MORGAN.  He was born 1837 in Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas, and died 18 Mar 1863 in Newton County, Arkansas16.  She married (2) ALEXANDER ELISHA STANDRIDGE16 11 Oct 1865, son of MARTIN STANDRIDGE and KATHERINE MEEK.  He was born 30 Jan 1826, and died 22 Jun 1902 in Newton Co. AR.16.

 

More About MARTIN W. STANDRIDGE:

Burial: Richland Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas

 

Notes for ALEXANDER ELISHA STANDRIDGE:

Received the note below from E. Flood Oct. 2001

re Alex and Mary Elizabeth"Eliza"Jones Standridge

Standridge marriage.

They probably had their marriage recorded in

1869 in both counties although married 1865,

 because Alex Standridge was being appointed

guardian of the three Martin W Standridge children

from the marriage of Mary Elizabeth"Eliza"Jones

to Martin W Standridge.

Remind me to scan a copy of the marriage document

and mail later.

Evelyn

Another Note from E. Flood Oct. 2001

Alex Standridge and Mary Elizabeth"Eliza"Jones Standridge

marriage also recorded in Johnson Co.AR.

10 Oct 1865 per my earlier E-mail  and have

a copy that was in Martin W Standridge's Civil

War Pension file.

Evelyn

Third note from E. Flood Oct. 2001

In a message dated 10/28/01 9:34:50 PM Pacific Standard Time, Njbalmer

writes:

<< 1880 Richland Twp. Ar.

 #227 233

 Standridge,    Elick       M 52 M  Farmer  TN TN TN

        Jane        F  38 M     AR AR AR

            (Sarah Jane Yates Taylor Cavin)

        Tennissee   F 13        AR AR AR

            (Standridge from Alex(Elick) second marriage to Eliza)

        Delitha     F 10        "     "    "  (Telitha)?

            (Standridge from Alex second marriage to Eliza)

        Malindy         F   9       "     "    "

            (Malinda Cavin from Jane's second marriage.Married

                Howard Standridge)

        Marth       F   8       "     "    "

            (Martha Cavin)

        Margaret        F   7       "     "    "

            (Margaret Cavin)

        Larandy     M  5        "     "    "

            (Lorenzo Dow"Larandy" Cavin)

Evelyn

 

More About ALEXANDER ELISHA STANDRIDGE:

Burial: Richland Creek, Newton County, Arkansas16

    

Children of MARY JONES and MARTIN STANDRIDGE are:

     i.   ELIZABETH6 STANDRIDGE16, b. Abt. 185616.

58.  ii.  JOHN STANDRIDGE, b. 25 Oct 1856.

     iii. ALFRED STANDRIDGE16, b. 20 Jan 185816.

59.  iv.  MARY STANDRIDGE, b. 18 Sep 1860, Newton Co. AR.; d. Abt. 1880.

 

    

Children of MARY JONES and ALEXANDER STANDRIDGE are:

60.  v.   EMILY TENNESSEE6 STANDRIDGE, b. Abt. 1866; d. Shawnee, Pottaw. Co. Ok.

61.  vi.  TABITHA E. STANDRIDGE, b. Dec 1869.

 

 

36.  TILETHA ANN5 JONES (JOHN4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)16 was born 1844, and died 25 Jun 1886 in Newton Co, Ar..  She married (1) LEWIS MEEK, son of JEREMIAH MEEK and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.  He was born 1838.  She married (2) JEREMIAH STANDRIDGE16 27 Feb 1881 in Pope County, Arkansas16, son of JOHN STANDRIDGE and MARY MEEK.  He was born 25 Dec 1834 in Newton County, Arkansas16, and died 23 Feb 1917 in Arkansas16.

 

Notes for TILETHA ANN JONES:

Teletha was called Dett.

1880 Richland Twp. AR  (census was taken June 21-29, 1880 by John Nichols

213 219

Meek,     Tiltha         F 33 D (widow) Farmer    AR TN TN

     Elizabeth      F 13           Dau.      AR TN AR

     John           M12       Son  "     "    "

     Eliza          F 10      Dau  "     "    "

     William        M  8      Son  "     "    "

     Mary           F   5          Dau  "     "    "

     Lutisha        F   2           "   "     "    "

(living next to Abner Brassfield  age 22, Jessy  Gaylen, and under her is

Ruben Belvin and family. I think she died in childbirth??

Name was Telitha "Dett" Jones Meek Standridge, her last name was found,

on the Old Settlers roll along with her father John and brother and

sisters & her children and nephew and nieces.  Elizabeth Standridge

Felkins Jones Gaylean her two sons Lemuel Alexander and Lewis Howard

Jones also found on this roll. Also a John Brassfield, information found

by by David J. Williams.

Standridge, Jerry, 32, of Richland Twp. to Delitha (Telitha) Meeks 30, of

Newton County, 27 Feb. 1881 by John M. Prince, MG, E-471.

More About Telitha J. "Dett" (twin) Jones:

Census: 1850, Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas

1870 Richland Twp. Ar

household 19

Meek,     Lewis          28 AR

     Tolitha J.          22 "

     Elizabeth       3  "

     John            2  "

     Eliza                  7/12 "

Meek,     Eliza          14 "(md. James J. Cagle , (Eliza is sister to

Lewis)

Lewis was bushwacked and killed by his brother in law, Coon Ross.

 

Notes for JEREMIAH STANDRIDGE:

C. L. Boyd is not sure who John F. Standridge belongs to.  He had

considered several parents,

even a female Standridge who might have had John before marriage.  Evelyn

Flood said she thought he belonged to Allen Standridge and Rhoda

Brassfield.  She may be correct.  He is in the correct neighborhood to be

their child.  He is not listed in their family as a child though.   This

is a mystery.

1.  Jeremiah "Jerry"3 Standridge  (John Wesley2, Alexander1) was

born December 25, 1834 in Carroll County, Arkansas, and died February 23,

1917 in Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas.  He married (1) Nancy

Cagle March 15, 1856 in Pope County,  Arkansas, daughter of Henry Cagle

and Martha Unknown.  She was born 1837 in Warren County, Tenneessee, and

died October 20, 1880 in Americus, Lyon County, Kansas.  He married (2)

Telitha J. "Dett" (twin) Jones February 27, 1881 in Pope County,

Arkansas, daughter of John Jones and Alafair/Alipher.  She was born 1844

in Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas, and died June 25, 1886 in

Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas.  He married (3) Rhoda Harris

September 29, 1889 in Quincy,  Newton County, Arkansas, daughter of John

Harris.  She was born January 05, 1861 in Alabama, and died August 26,

1942 in Van Buren County,  Arkansas.

Notes for Jeremiah "Jerry" Standridge:

Jerry was inlisted in Company C.1st. Arkansas Infanty. Volunteers, Union

At Fayetteville, Arkansas, on February 12, 1863, and he was discharged on

August 10, 1865, at Ft. Smith Arkansas.  He was six feet , three inches

tall.  gray eyes, hair was dark and his complexion was dark.   During the

Civil War Jerry's Military records shows him as deserted and absent on

detached service with a Captain Vanderpool .   During the Civil War,

Jerry's Militay records show him as a deserter & absent on detached

service with the Captain Vanderpool, for the same period of time.  It

could be due to a differene in or philosophy in the person who took the

roll or it could have just been a mass confusion.

Notes are from C.L. Boyds Standridge Book.

1860 Census of Richland Twp. , Newton County,  Arkansas

Standridge :

Jeremiah       21 M.     Arkansas       Farmer /600

Nancy          20 F.     Tennessee

J. H.           3  M.    Arkansas

A. E.           1 M.     Arkansas

Nancy Cagle was the daughter of Henry and Martha Isabelle Pine Tree.

1870  Census of Richland Twp. Newton County,  AR.

Standridge :

Jeremiah       29  AR

Nancy          27  TN

John  H.       13  AR

Alexander        9  "

Nancy  J.        7  "

Lemiel           3  "

Mary  E.         1  "

1880 Census Cassia, Ada County, Idaho  (May 31, 1880)

45-45

Standridge :

Jeremiah       46 H AR  TN  TN  Farmer

Nancy          43 W TN  TN  TN  Cooking

Isabel         17 D AR  AR  TN

George W.      12 S "     "      "

Mary  E.       10 D "    "      "

Grant            6 S     "    "      "

Martha           5 D     "    "      "

Jerry would marry two more times. Widowed twice and had about 23 children

.

Jerry is buried at Moore Cemetery, He is just inside the south gate, with

a grave marked with a Military marker.

More About Jeremiah "Jerry" Standridge:

Burial: 1917, Moore Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas

Census: 1840, Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas

Hi Betty

I will send you the info on Dett and Lewis children, all these children

of

there's are on the Old Setters roll, but not the ones from Jeremaih and

Telitha?  It is off of her and her father John Jones. I know what you are

saying about John and Emeline it is really a mystery.

Love your friend NancyJane

Descendants of Lewis Meeks

Generation No. 1

1.  Lewis3 Meeks  (Jeremiah2, Jeremiah "Jerry"1) was born 1839 in

Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas, and died Abt. 1879 in

Richland

Township, Newton County,  Arkansas.  He married Telitha J. "Dett" (twin)

Jones Abt. 1866 in Arkansas, daughter of John Jones and Alafair/Alipher.

She

was born 1844 in Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas, and died

June

25, 1886 in Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas.

Notes for Lewis Meeks:

1870 Richland Twp. Ar

household 19

Meek, Lewis 28 AR

Tolitha J. 22 "

Elizabeth 3  "

John 2  "

Eliza             7/12 "

Meek, Eliza 14 " (md. James J. Cagle , (Eliza is sister to Lewis)

Lewis was bushwacked and killed by his brother in law, Coon Ross.

Notes for Telitha J. "Dett" (twin) Jones:

1870 Richland Twp. Ar

household 19

Meek, Lewis 28 AR

Tolitha J. 22 "

Elizabeth 3  "

John 2  "

Eliza             7/12 "

Meek, Eliza 14 "(md. James J. Cagle , (Eliza is sister to Lewis)

Lewis was bushwacked and killed by his brother in law, Coon Ross.

1880 Richland Twp. AR  (census was taken June 21-29, 1880 by John Nichols

213 219

Meek, Tiltha F 33 D (widow) Farmer AR TN TN

Elizabeth F 13 Dau. AR TN AR

John M12 Son "     "    "

Eliza F 10 Dau "     "    "

William M  8 Son "     "    "

Mary F   5 Dau "     "    "

Lutisha F   2 " "     "    "

(living next to Abner Brassfield  age 22, Jessy  Gaylen, and under her is

Ruben Belvin and family. I think she died in childbirth??

Name was Telitha "Dett" Jones Meek Standridge, her last name was found,

on

the Old Settlers roll along with her father John and brother and sisters

&

her children and nephew and nieces.  Elizabeth Standridge Felkins Jones

Gaylean her two sons Lemuel Alexander and Lewis Howard Jones also found

on

this roll. Also a John Brassfield, information found by by David J.

Williams.

Standridge, Jerry, 32, of Richland Twp. to Delitha (Telitha) Meeks 30, of

Newton County, 27 Feb. 1881 by John M. Prince, MG, E-471.

More About Telitha J. "Dett" (twin) Jones:

Census: 1850, Richland Township, Newton County, Arkansas

Children of Lewis Meeks and Telitha Jones are:

2 i. Elizabeth4 Meeks, born 1867 in Newton County,  Arkanasas.

3 ii. John Meeks, born 1868 in Newton County,  Arkanasas.

4 iii. Eliza Meeks, born 1870 in Newton County,  Arkanasas.

5 iv. William Meeks, born 1872 in Newton County, Arkanasas.

6 v. Mary Meeks, born 1875 in Newton County,  Arkanasas.

7 vi. Lutisha "Lou" Meeks, born 1878 in Newton County,  Arkanasas.

 

More About JEREMIAH STANDRIDGE:

Burial: Moore Cemetery, Moore, Arkansas16

    

Children of TILETHA JONES and LEWIS MEEK are:

     i.   ELIZABETH6 MEEK, b. 1867.

     ii.  JOHN MEEK, b. 1868.

     iii. ELIZA MEEK, b. 1870.

     iv.  WILLIAM MEEK, b. 1872.

     v.   MARY MEEK, b. 1875.

     vi.  LUTISHA MEEK, b. 1878.

 

    

Children of TILETHA JONES and JEREMIAH STANDRIDGE are:

     vii. INFANT6 STANDRIDGE, b. 28 Jun 1882, Newton Co, Ar..

 

Notes for INFANT STANDRIDGE:

Infant was twin of Virgil and died when very small, maybe right after

birth.

 

     viii. VIRGIL B. STANDRIDGE, b. 28 Jun 1882, Newton Co, Ar.; d. 21 Nov 1960, Van Buren Co., Ar.; m. (1) ANNA GARDNER, 27 Feb 1910; b. 10 Sep 1891, Copeland, Van Buren Co., Ar.; d. 29 May 1934, Van Buren Co., Ar.; m. (2) STELLA KISSIRE, 30 Nov 1935, Van Buren County, Ar.; b. Dec 1889, Conway Co. Ar.; d. Aft. 1935.

 

Notes for VIRGIL B. STANDRIDGE:

Virgil and Stella did not have any children...it says in C. L. Boyd's boo

k. 

 

More About VIRGIL B. STANDRIDGE:

Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Van Buren Co. AR.

 

Notes for STELLA KISSIRE:

STella was married several times. Her father was Geo. Washington Kissir

e. Her mother Cassie Scroggins.  She was married to Thomas Watkins, John M

axwell,  Thomas Bradley, and several more. She married Virgil Standrid

ge in 1935.

 

More About STELLA KISSIRE:

Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Van Buren Co. AR.

 

62.  ix.  HATTIE STANDRIDGE, b. Apr 1883.

     x.   ANDREW STANDRIDGE, b. 1884.

 

 

37.  ELIZABETH JANE5 BLEVINS (MARY4 JONES, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 1830 in Near Cape Girardeau, MO, and died 1858 in Hill Co. TX.  She married WILLIAM C. BANKHEAD 28 Sep 1848 in Navarro County, TX.  He was born 1828 in Tenn., and died 1879 in Texas.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE BLEVINS:

From Rootsweb--William C Bankhead family or part of the family at least we

re buried

in a small cemetery at the eat side of the Brazes River in Stener

Valley of Hill County, TX. The people who were buried there Supposedly

moved to a cemetery at Whitney, but Nellie Danel (My sister) wrote to

Whitney and they denied knowing of a Bankhead cemetery.

 

The correspondence files of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Nat'l

Archives include correspondenc of John T Bankhead and George W Bankhead

to be admitted as citizens of The Cherokee Nation and related matters

testmony of corrrespondence include the mother of these indivduals

Mahala Jane Blevins also known zx Elizabeth Jane Blevins which is among

our holdings, includes as entry Elizabeth Jane Blevins. Territory inclu

de the following entries. Application # Names Degree of Blood Census # 109

16 George W Bankheas 1/4 4554 13404, John T Bankhead 1/4 5584.  On Docia B

levens Application #23247 to the U S Court of Clains it is

stated that Betsy Jane's husband Bill Bankhaed went from TX to the

Cherokee Nationon or about 1854. He had Betsy enrolled and drew her annuit

y.

 

Indians.

In an affidavit copied from the Journel Records of Court Cases, Cherokee N

ation, housed at the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City, OK, rea

ds:

GW Bankhead et al

John T Bankhead et al Office-Court on Citizenship

EJ R\Tj\hompson et al Tahequah, IT, 2 Jul 1888

 

Cherokee Nation

 

Betsy Hampton who first being duly sworn, upon her oath, states that she

is about 65 years old and a citizen and resident of Deleware Dist, CN.

I am not aquainted with the applicants, I was acquainred with Dick and

Polly Blevins. Polly Blevins, nee Jones, was my father's sister. Polly

Blevins, when she was a Jones lived in this county on Stoney Creek. She

is now dead. I do not know how long she has been dead. Dick blevins had t

wo of my father's sisters for wives at different times.My father lived he

re in the Nation and on White River, AR. He died there. Polly Blevins

Blevins was dead at the time of the Old Settler payment in 1851. I don't

know whether the children of Polly blevins drew (more?) in 1851 or not b

ut William Bamkhead came by my house afterwarss and had money and said th

at he had come by Ft Gibson and drew their money (ie) the money of

Elizabeth Jane (Blevins) Bankhead and John Blevins, children of Polly

Blevins, deseased.

Cross Eamination:

My Aunt, Polly Jones was the second wife of Dick blevins. I don't recolle

ct the first name of the first wife of Dick blevins. The first

Jones wife was Polly and the enxt Betsy, of the Jones family. Betsy left

three children, they are all dead I understand and all died with out issue

s. Elizabeth Bankhead has (seven?) children previous to the Old Settlers p

ayment in 1851, I don"t know how many. Dick blevins children

by Betsy Jones, above, I know died after the Old Settler payment in 185

1. The maes of Betsy's children were: Luke, Dick, and Lige Blevins.

I don't recollect these children were born previous to the Old Settler pay

ent in 1951 or not.

Dick blevins was a white man, he had a family. He had a family before he m

arried into the Jones family above spoken. I don"t know how many childr

en he had then, but ( ?) 4 or 5, one was names Armstead, one was

William and one was named Squire and I thin on names "Jack" Blevins

(Andrew Jackson ?). these were all white children by Dick Blevens' white

wife. Dick Blevens was living in TX at the time of the Old Settler payme

nt in 1851. John blevins was a full brother of Elizabeth (Jane)

Bankhead and the children of Dick Blevins by Polly Jones, my father. I don

"t know wheather and other Bankheads ever married in the family pf

Dick Blevins. William Bankhead and Betsy (Elizabeth) Jane, his wife,

I understand are dead.

Attest

Cornell Rogers

Clk, Court on Citizenship

 

 

From Betty--Elizabeth may have been called Mahala, also. I am not sur

e.  I think she was dead by 1860.

 

Notes for WILLIAM C. BANKHEAD:

From Rootsweb--William Christel Bankhead, first child of his father's seco

nd marriage, was undoubtedly born in Shelby County, Tennessee, where the f

amily lived for those years before beginning their migration to the Tex

as frontier, which they gained in 1834. Here, in Washington County, Richa

rd Bankhead applied for a First Class Land Grant from the Republic of Mexi

co, to be located in Walker and San Jacinto Counties, only to meet his dea

th there in 1835 before approval of the surveyed properties could be made.

 Richard Bankhead and Sarah L. Nobles married January 13,1827 in Lawren

ce Co.,Alabama.  Sarah Leah (Nobles) Bankhead, courageously held the fami

ly together, even through the awful days which followed, as the "Texian

s" fought desperately for their freedom from the despotic Mexican rule.  G

eorge A. LAMB 1

Sex: M

Birth: 14 OCT 1814 in Laurens District, South Carolina

Death: 21 APR 1836 in SanJacinto,Texas

Note: Orphaned as a child George made his home with the Bankhead's and acc

ompanied one of the sons,Richard, to Texas in 1834.There they establish

ed a farm in the western part of what is now Walker County. When Richard d

ied,George remained to care for his family. George married Richard's widow

,Sarah,on June 27,1835,and adopted his two young children. He joined Cap

t. William Ware's Company D of Col. Sidney Sherman's Second Regiment,Tex

as Volunteers,on March 12,1836,and was elected lieutenant. He was kill

ed in action at the "Battle of San Jacinto". Lamb County was named in h

is honor in 1876. Johnathan McGary was administrator of Lamb's estate. McG

ary was to become Sarah's 3rd husband. Sarah,petitioned the court for h

er husband's No.225 head right claim,which was granted to his heirs throu

gh the appearance of Johnathan A. McGary,administrator-in-trust for the es

tate,before the Law Commissioners of Montgomery,Texas,March 1,1838.

 

Sarah was also granted the head right claim for her 2nd husband Geor

ge A. Lamb,who died at the Battle of San Jacinto April 21,1836. He w

as 1 of 6 men killed in that battle.

 

William Christel grew to young manhood in Walker County, Texas, truly a TE

XAS PIONEER.

 

Prior to July 1845, we find William with his half brother,Richard,and the

ir Uncle George Winn Bankhead, conducting a search for land through sever

al yet-to-be formed counties of Texas,going as far north as present day Pa

lo Pinto County, where their names are recorded by Thomas William Wa

rd in the Peter's Colony Venture. However, no patents were issued here f

or their certificates, for Limestone County would seem to have been the ch

oice of all three men, as we find Richard and George Bankhead on the tax r

olls there as early as 1847. William's application for a Third Class Gra

nt (640 acres for a family man) from the Republic of Texas is patent

ed to him upon June 4,1850, Mercer's Colony, Limestone County, and is so

ld to J.N. Claypool, June 12th of the same year.

 

William had become a married man in 1848, having taken as a wife Elizabe

th Jane"Mahalia" as she was called" Blevins, who was half Cherokee India

n, and to them had been born a son, whom they named after his half broth

er Richard Marion.

 

By 1851,William had acquired 124 acres in the adjacent county of Freeston

e, upon which he rendered the unbelievable state tax of 19 cents, while h

is county tax came to34 cents.

 

In 1854, William Bankhead moved his family to their permanent locati

on in Coxville Precinct,Hill County, where the last two of his sons by Eli

zabeth were to be born, and Elizabeth was to die,probably during 1858.

 

 

Following the final disposition of his father's #225 Head right Claim whi

ch occurred May 3,1859, the unlocated balance of the 2/3 league and 1 labo

r, was patented to the heirs of Richard Bankhead.

 

Mustered in as private, September 15,1863,at Stephenville,Erath County,Tex

as, by Captain M.B.Lloyd, William C. Bankhead served during the Civil W

ar as a teamster in Company E,Mounted, Frontier Regiment, under the comma

nd of Colonel J.E. McCord. His Federal designation at Washington D.C

., is Company A, Frontier Battalion, Texas Calvary.

 

October 1879, William sustained a fall while cleaning out a well,which bro

ke his back,and the injuries thus obtained caused his death shortly therea

fter.

 

Rebecca, a widow at 38, and probably in delicate health herself, for she w

as dead within two years, took refuge in marriage to her minister W.A.Tarr

ant, himself a recent widower with two small children. In April 1880, Re

v. Tarrant's three year old daughter died of Scarlet Fever,and in May h

is one year old son,"choked" (Diphtheria) to death.

1860 Hill county Texas Census--notice Betsy Blevins Bankhead is dead and W

m. has married Rebecca Hooper!!!

 W C Bankhead Division, Hill, TX 33  1826 Alabama  Male  

 Rebecca Bankhead Division, Hill, TX 19  1840 Missouri  Female  

 Elizabeth Croft Division, Hill, TX 18  1841 Texas  Female  

 Ely J Bankhead Division, Hill, TX 9  1850 Texas  Female  

 E M Bankhead Division, Hill, TX 7  1852 Texas  Male  

 J T Bankhead Division, Hill, TX 6  1853 Texas  Male  

 Charles C Bankhead Division, Hill, TX 3  1856 Texas  Male  

 Record Harriet E Bankhead Division, Hill, TX 6.12   Texas  Female  

 Record Eliza Bankhead Division, Hill, TX 15  1844 Arkansas

Betsy's Children were: Richard Marion, Edah Jane, Geo. Washington, and Jo

hn Taylor.  Somtimes step-mother's call their step children a different na

me than their mother did!!!

Wm.'s father in 1860 is in Walker co. Texas--He married Susan Nobles in Te

nn.

 R M Bankhead Not Stated, Walker, TX 35  1824 Alabama  Male  

Susan A Bankhead Not Stated, Walker, TX 23  1836 Texas  Female  

 Arvit  Bankhead Not Stated, Walker, TX 11  1848 Texas  Female  

 Richard J Bankhead Not Stated, Walker, TX 9  1850 Texas  Male  

 Margaret R Bankhead Not Stated, Walker, TX 6  1853 Texas  Female  

 Caledonia e  Bankhead Not Stated, Walker, TX 3  1856 Texas  Female  

 George Frances Bankhead Not Stated, Walker, TX 9.12   Texas 

    

Children of ELIZABETH BLEVINS and WILLIAM BANKHEAD are:

     i.   RICHARD MARION6 BANKHEAD, b. 13 Aug 1849, Walker co. Texas.

     ii.  ADAH JANE BANKHEAD, b. 28 Dec 1850, Walker co. Texas; d. 09 Aug 1920, Chelsea, Rogers, OK; m. ISOM ALEXANDER THOMPSON, Abt. 1871, Texas; b. 16 Jan 1852, Mason, Marion co. Tenn; d. 25 Apr 1903, Chelsea, Rogers, OK.

 

Notes for ADAH JANE BANKHEAD:

Adah Jane's kids from Rootsweb

Edie J BANKHEAD b: ??

 James Preston THOMPSON b: 19 FEB 1872 in Hillsboro, Hill Co, TX

 Ora Lee THOMPSON b: 15 AUG 1875 in Hillsboro, Hill Co, TX

 William Carrel THOMPSON b: 1 JUL 1878 in Hillsboro, Hill Co, TX

 George Taylor THOMPSON b: 9 MAY 1881 in Hillsboro, Hill Co, TX

 Stella S THOMPSON b: 16 AUG 1883 in Hillsboro, Hill Co, TX

 Rhoda Fannie THOMPSON b: 27 JUL 1886 in Hillsboro, Hill Co, TX

 Eador Grace THOMPSON b: 1 JUL 1888 in Hillsboro, Hill Co, TX

 Ruby May THOMPSON b: 10 APR 1896 in Hillsboro, Hill Co, TX

 

Notes for ISOM ALEXANDER THOMPSON:

From Rootsweb-- Thomas Odell Thompson

Sex: M

Birth: 25 SEP 1826 in , Marion, TN

Death: 30 SEP 1891 in Ft. Graham, Hill, TX

Change Date: 15 JUN 2001

 Rhoda Rebecca Bible

Sex: F

Birth: 17 NOV 1832 in Mason, Marion, TN

Death: 17 OCT 1922 in Ft. Graham, Hill, TX

 

Marriage 1 Rhoda Rebecca Bible b: 17 NOV 1832 in Mason, Marion, TN

Married: ABT. 1851 in , Marion, TN

Children

 Isom Alexander Thompson b: 16 JAN 1852 in Mason, Marion, TN

 Susan C. Thompson b: 1853 in Mason, Marion, TN

 James D. Thompson b: 5 JUN 1855 in Mason, Marion, TN

 George Washington Thompson b: 13 JUL 1856 in Whitney, Hill, TX

 Henry Patrick Thompson b: 10 MAR 1858 in Ft. Graham, Hill, TX

 William Edward Thompson b: 13 FEB 1860 in Ft. Graham, Hill, TX

 Elizabeth Taylor 'Lizzie" Thompson b: 13 JUN 1862 in Ft. Graham, Hill, TX

 John Harrison Thompson b: 1864 in , Hill, TX

 Thomas Jefferson Thompson Sr. b: 28 DEC 1870 in Whitney, Hill, TX

 Andrew Jackson Thompson b: 28 JAN 1872 in Ft. Graham, Hill, TX

 

     iii. GEORGE WASHINGTON BANKHEAD, b. 30 Aug 1852, Walker co. Texas.

     iv.  JOHN TAYLOR BANKHEAD, b. 13 Sep 1854, Walker co. Texas.

     v.   CHARLES SCOTT BANKHEAD, b. 14 Mar 1857, Walker co. Texas.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

38.  MARTIN R. HAMPTON6 JONES (ELIZABETH5, JAMES4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1) was born 1842, and died 21 Feb 1875 in Seneca, Mo. Newton County.  He married FRANCES ANN WITHERSPOON 16 Oct 1865 in Carroll Co. Ar.?, daughter of HOYLE WITHERSPOON and MARY CARPENTER.  She was born 26 Sep 1846 in Catawba County, NC, and died 15 Oct 1928 in Denver, AR. Carroll County.

 

Notes for MARTIN R. HAMPTON JONES:

I spent several weeks at the first of June researching the Martin Jones

of Carroll Co. Ar.  with the help of Fleta Aday and Sherlyn Greaves, I

figured out that Martin R. Hampton, Elizabeth first child, was a Jones.

She did not marry Andrew Hampton until after Martin was born.  He always

went by Jones.  Martin Jackson Jones was the son of William Jones,

Elizabeth Hampton's brother.  Also, there was a Martin Jones that was

their brother, who is Sherlyn's ancestor.  He died in the Civil War and

married Jamina Roberts, sister to Sarah Roberts, who married Luke

Henderson Blevins and then to Jacob High.  I am proud to have the 3

Martin Jones of Carroll Co. sorted out.  I actually do not know which of

Martin was married to Lucy Unknown, but I think it was Elizabeth

Hampton's Martin.  According to her Indian Records, he only had the kids

by Fannie Witherspoon.  Fannie's mother was a brother to Betty Renfroe's

and Fleta Aday's  Great (many) Grandfather William Wesley Carpenter.

Martin Jackson Jones married Wm. Wesley Carpenter's daughter Mary Susan

Carpenter.  These families had to live in the area of Burlington-Omaha

Arkansas at this time.

 

Martin Jones born 1842 died Feb. 21, 1875 Seneca, Newton MO married

Frances Ann Witherspoon Oct. 16, 1865 in Green Co. MO she was born about

1847 died Oct. 15, 1928 in Denver, Carroll, AR , Frances parents were

Hyle (Hoyle) Brown Witherspoon  and Polly (Mary) Carpenter, children

Theodore, Mary Elizabeth, Caldona and Margaret Charlotte Jones. I do have

all the names of Frances Ann Witherspoon sisters and brothers if you want

them. Just ran across this and thought you might want it. Sherlyn

Sept. 2003--A Buck Hampton was murdered in Stone Co. Mo. before 1880.

George W. Flippo and his brother were indicted for the murder.  Martin

Hampton Jones went by both Hampton and Jones.  His mother Elizabeth

Hampton was not married to Andrew Hampton at his birth so sometimes he

used the name Hampton, but at other times he used Jones. She called him

Martin Hampton Jones on her Reenrollment papers.  Martin's nickname was

Buck.  Some researchers have Martin and Buck listed. I think they are the

same man.  I think the Buck Hampton murdered is this one.

1870 Stone co. Mo

291     58      James           Frazier Curran          32      Mo

Huckster

                                        Sarah           30      Mo

                                        Mary            13      Mo

                                        Ellen           5       Mo

                                        Kizzie          3       Mo

292     59      James           Stanly  John            32      Ar

Laborer

                                        Jane            21      Mo

                                        Joseph T        4       Ar

                                        Leuretta        1       Mo

293     60      James           Jones   Martin          25      Ar

Mill Lab

                                        Frances         20      Ar

                                        Theodore        5       Ar

                                        Elizabeth       1       Mo

Note by Betty:  This is Elizabeth Hampton's son.  He married Fanny

Witherspoon.

294     61      James           Walls   Isaac           22      Ar

Mill Lab'

                                        Frances         22      Ar

294                             Herod   Idille          12      Ar

295     62      James           Herod   Joseph          35      Ar

Farmer

                                        Adeline         22      Ar this

is Delema Adeline Jones,Granddaughter of Mary Standridge and daughter of

William Jones.

                                        Joseph          8       Mo

                                        Josephus        6       Mo

                                        Thomas          4       Mo

296     63      James           White   Hannah          35      Mo

Kp House

                                        Frances         18      Mo

                                        Hannah          12      Mo

                                        Amanda          10      Mo

                                        Eliza           8       Mo

297     64      James           Campton Oliver          40      Mo

Huckster

                                        Nancy           33      Mo

                                        Thomas          19      Mo

Huckster

                                        Nancy J         10      Mo

                                        Sylfronia       1       Mo

298     65      James           Weatherspoon Wesley     22      Ar

Mill Lab

                                        Delia           18      Mo

299     66      James           Cotes   Aaron           63      NC

Laborer

                                        Elizabeth       62      NC

                                        William         39      Il

Mill Lab

 

 

Jan. 17, 2004--contacted a Darlene Underwood Houtz by phone. She liv

es in Salt Lake City.

Her father is the son of Margaret Charlotte Jones.  She said Fanny dr

ew a military pension on Martin Jones and Martin died of injuries he got w

hen he served in the Civil War.  He msut have been the Martin Jones that s

erved with Grandpa Gaddy.   Margaret Jones married Joeseph Shelby Underwoo

d. He was from Carroll Co. AR and ws not Cherokee.  Darlene's father was R

oe Wilson Underwood, born in 1913.

 

Notes for FRANCES ANN WITHERSPOON:

I do not think Frances Ann had any children with Alex Head.

    

Children of MARTIN JONES and FRANCES WITHERSPOON are:

63.  i.   THEODORE7 JONES, b. 1866; d. 1931, Vinita, Ok..

     ii.  MARY ELIZABETH JONES, b. 1869.

64.  iii. CALDONIA JONES, b. Dec 1871, Carroll County, AR.; d. Abt. 1920, Vinita, Ok..

65.  iv.  MARGARET JONES, b. 17 Mar 1873, Indian Territory; d. 23 Nov 1946, Vinita, Craig Co. Okla..

 

 

39.  ANDREW W.6 HAMPTON (ELIZABETH5 JONES, JAMES4, ELIZABETH3 WILKERSON, CHEROKEE MARY MOLLIE2 WELCH, JAMES1)17 was born 10 May 1849 in Carroll Co. AR. near Denver, and died 12 Dec 1917 in Ok..  He married (1) MARINDA HUCKABY Abt. 1870 in Carroll Co. Ar.?.  She was born Abt. 1850 in MissourI?, and died Bef. 1880 in Maybe Missouri.  He married (2) LILLIAN ARMSTRONG 1881.  She was born 1865 in Missouri, and died 10 Apr 1885 in Galena, Kansas.  He married (3) MARY SUSAN CARPENTER17 Abt. 1888, daughter of WILLIAM CARPENTER and SARAH MATTOX.  She was born 21 Jan 1850 in Tennessee17, and died 16 Jan 1928 in Ok.17.

 

Notes for ANDREW W. HAMPTON:

Andrew Hampton says in 1900...that he thinks his father was born in Sou

th Carolina...which may not be correct, but it makes me thinks that Joel H

ampton was from South Carolina.

In 1880 I found Andrew Hampton in Joplin, Jasper Co. MO.  He is living

with his mother and 2 kids with no wife.  These two belong to

Marinda...if that is his first wives name.

Andrew Hamption 35 born in IN. Terr. says his mother was born there too

Elizabeth Hampton 65 says she was born in In. Terr.

William Hampton 8 In. Terr.

Mattie 3 born in Mo.  they say they do not know where her mother was born.

It says Andrew is a smelter of lead.

     Census Place:  Joplin, Jasper, Missouri

     Source:   FHL Film 1254695  National Archives Film T9-0695     Page

569A

     Relation  Sex  Marr Race Age  Birthplace

Andrew HAMPTON Self M    W    W    35   INDIAN TERRITORY

     Occ: Smelter Of Lead     Fa: ---   Mo: INDIAN TERRITORY

Elizabeth HAMPTON   Mother    F    W    W    65   INDIAN TERRITORY

     Occ: Keeping House  Fa: ---   Mo: ---

William HAMPTON     Son  M    S    W    8    INDIAN TERRITORY

               Fa: INDIAN TERRITORY     Mo: ---

Mattie HAMPTON Dau  F    S    W    3    MO

               Fa: INDIAN TERRITORY     Mo: ---

 

Kathleen found Andrew in 1885 living in Cherokee Co. Kansas with his wi

fe Lillie:

 

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1885 CENSUS- STATES

 

STATE KANSAS...CHEROKEEE COUNTY...LOWELL TWP.

 

Page 13

 

Dwelling #89 . Families #89

 

A. Hampton . Head . Age 36. Male . White . Married . Occupation Miner . Bi

rthplace Arkansas 2 . Where from to Kansas naming State or Territo

ry of U. S., or country if a Foreigner. Indian Territory 4

 

Lillie Hampton . Age 30 . Female . White . Married . Birthplace Missou

ri . Where from to Kansas naming State or Territory of U. S., or count

ry if a Foreigner. Indian Territory

 

Willie Hampton . Age 14. Male . White . Single . Birthplace Arkansas 2 . W

here from to Kansas naming State or Territory of U. S., or country if a Fo

reigner. Indian Territory . Attended school within the year.

 

Mattie Hampton . Age 7 . Female . White . Single . Birthplace Missouri . W

here from to Kansas naming State or Territory of U. S., or country if a Fo

reigner. Indian Territory . Attended school within the year.

 

Clara Hampton . Age 3 . Female . White . Single . Birthplace Kansas

 

Cherokee Co., Genealogy Society Columbus Kansas . 620 429-2992 . cckghs@co

lumbus-ks.com . CCKGHS, PO Box 33, Columbus, Ka. 66725 . Attn. Marily

nn . Received . 26 April 2004 . Kathleen M. Davis

 

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