Nancy Goingsnake

By wjeffbishop • • 6 Dec 2018

The United States

To Nancy Going Snakes a native Cherokee- to property abandoned in the Eastern Nation on the waters of Candy Creek Bradley county Tennessee A.D. 1838—Came to this country in Daniel (illegible) detachment & now resides in Barrow (illegible) Tahlequah District C.N (illegible)


‘’ 1 Improvement of 30 acres (illegible) value claimed in corn                        $400.50

‘’ 4 apple trees – 8—2 peach (trees) -2—30 Bushels corn                                 40.00

‘‘ 1/2 acre sweet potatoes-50 –1 Badslead(?)-3-                                                 53.00

‘’ 8 chickens-1–1 spinning wheel-3—1 Table-3-                                                  7.00

‘’ 1 large looking glass-2—3 chairs-3—2 pails-2-                                                  7.00

‘’ 3 axes-5- 3 shovels ploughs-2.25—1 pair traces-1                                           8.25

‘’ 3 pots – 7-1 pair pot hooks-.50                                                                                7.50

‘’ 1 cow & calf-15—1 cow-10—2 heifers-10-                                                         35.00

‘’ 10 sock hogs-30—1 horse-50—2 large jars-2                                                     82.00

‘’ 6 plates-.75-                                                                                                                   .75


Whole account-                                                                $641.00

Personally came before us Caty Deer in Water a native Cherokee, & claimant of the foregoing account, & states an oath That the above is a just & true account of the property abandoned by her grandmother Nancy Going Snake in the Eastern Nation, & that to the best of her knowledge & belief the above property has never been paid for by the U. States or any other person.

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This 30th March 1842

D. Carter & J.D Wofford                                                                Caty Deer in  her x mark Water

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Personally came before us, Oo ta yah, a native Cherokee, & witness to the above account & states on oath, That she was acquainted with the said Nancy Going Snake in the Eastern Nation, & that she believes the above account to be just & true in as much as none of them had an opportunity of disposing of such property, being forced to remove to the west by military power—and she further states that the said Nancy Going Snake is a this time sick & not able to attend at Tahlequah to affirm to her claims as above set forth—

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This 30th March 1842                                                                       Oo ta yah   her x mark

D. Carter & J.D. Wofford

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