Rody Laugh at Mush

By wjeffbishop • • 28 Nov 2018

The United States To Rody Laugh at mush native Cherokee of the Eastern Nation for property Abandoned or left by Emigration in the year of 1838 at Santie near Samuel Gunter on or near the Tennessee River, Emigrated to this country in John Benges Detachment and now resides on the Sparinaw Creek Delaware District Cherokee Nation

1819       To 40 head of hogs average $4.00 pr                                        $160.00

                “ 60 d0—do at 4.00 pr.                                                                  240.00

                “ 1 horse at $150.00—also 1 mare $170.00                            320.00

                “ 1 mans saddle $25.00—2 cows & calves  $10                     45.00

                “ 1 horse forcibly taken by at citizen of the united–&

 kept in Labour 6 months for which she makes a charge

$10 pr. month                                                                                   $60.00

To 2 horses taken or stolen $80.00—1 at $40.00                 120.00

15 acres cleared land in cultivation $12 pr.                            180.00

30 Peach Trees $1 pr.     $30.00                                                   30.00


                                                Total Amount                                    $1155.00

Personally came before us—Archibald Campbell & laugh at mush and after being duely sworn deposeth and saith that they were well acquainted with Mink and that he left the above named improvements under the Treaty of 1819–& the property mostly consisting of horses and hogs was stolen or forcibly taken by citizens of the United States at various times from and after the treaty afores’d under which he the Mink removed from Marshal county Alabama—where the improvements were situated                                               

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

J.D. Wofford       Special clks for                                                   Archibald Campbell his x mark

David Carter       collecting claims                                               Laugh at mush his x mark

Tahlequah District Cherokee Nation

April 13th 1842

1835 Cherokee Census, pg. 67/270