Wiley Drowning Bear

By wjeffbishop • • 29 Nov 2018

The United States (Wiley) Drowning Bear a native Cherokee

                To
property abandoned in the Eastern nation Chickamauga East Tennessee hamilton
county Emigrated to this country in the year 1835 in James Brown’s Detachment
and now lives on cony creek Going Snake District

                To 3
horses $140—48 head stock hogs $144                                         $284.00

                “ 1
acre potato patch $40—2 spinning wheels $6                               46.00

                “ 1 cherk kee* $2—2 weavers 2 legs*                                                    4.00

                “1
framed loom $12—2 large pots $10                                                    22.00

                ” 1
oven $2—1 table $5—1 plow $3.00                                                    10.00

                “ 5
bee hives $15—5 weeding hoes $2.00                                              17.00

                “ cash
$7.25

                one
improvement abandoned in the Eastern nation not valued

                ‘’ 1
field 12 acres (illegible) cotton $144                                                  $144.00

                “ 300
(illegible) $1.50,, 1 house 12 ft by 10 ft $25                                26.50

                “
(illegible) 12 ft [by] 10 ft $25                                                                     25.00

                “ also
for damages or rent for an improvement disposed

                by
citizens of the united states for the loan of 2 years in

                (illegible)
houses cleared land (illegible)                                                 150.00

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                                                                                                                                                $[728].50 

Personally came before us Wiley Drowning Bear after being
Duly sworn Deposeth and saith on oath that the above account as it states
(illegible) just and true also that he has not received any consideration for
the above and the seven Dollars, having (illegible) was taken by the commissioners
and gave to citizens of the united states, he states that he did not owe the
said amount and was unjust

Sworn to and subscribed before us

David Carter       special
clerks for

J.D. Wofford       Collecting
Claims                              Willy
his x mark Drowning Bear

Tahlequah District Cherokee Nation

April 5th 1842

Personally came before us Sage a witness for the above
claim Deposeth and saith on oath that he was acquainted with the aforesaid
Wiley Drowning Bear and that the aforesaid account is just to the best of his
knowledge

Sworn to and subscribed before us

David Carter       special
clerks for

J.D. Wofford       Collecting
Claims                              Sage
his x mark

Tahlequah District Cherokee Nation

April 5th 1842