Ayowiski “The Soldier”

By wjeffbishop • • 12 Nov 2018

1838—United States       No.
16                  

To Ayowiski, or Soldier Dr.

To property abandoned in the Eastern Nation in the year
1838—Wit—

                To 1
Feather Bed                                                              $10.00

                “ 1
spinning wheel                                                           4.00

                “ 1
Thread Reel                                                                 3.00

                “ 1
pair plough gears                                                       4.25

                “ 2
Falling axs 2.25                                                           4.50

                “ 100
(illegible)                                                                  .75

                “ 4
Head of hogs stolen by citizens of US                12.00

                “ 1 ½
acres of growing corn                                          15.00

                                                                                                ———————–

                                                                                                                53.50

The foregoing claimant, The Soldier, a native Cherokee,
states on oath that he resided in the Eastern Nation above Columbus on the
Cherokee side of Highwassee River, now Bradley County, Tennessee—That he was
taken by the U.S Troops under command of Gen’l Scott & brought into camps
at the Cherokee agency, & joined Peter Hildebrand’s Detachment & came
on to this country in the year 1838—and is now living on Sporig(?) creek near
Hunter’s Tahlequah District-He further states that the foregoing items of
property were abandoned by him in consequence of the action of the U.S Troops
as above stated & that the prices he has affixed to each & every item
named in just & fair

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 10th March 1842                                       Soldier his x mark

D. Carter              Clerks

Jas.D. Wofford

Ned Buffaloe, a native Cherokee, a witness to the foregoing
claim of Soldier’s, states on oath, that he lived near neighbour to the said
Soldier in the Eastern nation & that he was well knowing to the fact of the
said Soldier abandoning he property above named & that the prices he has
fixed upon each and every item of said property—

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 10th March 1842                                       Ned Buffaloe his x mark

D. Carter              Clerks

Jas.D. Wofford