Young Bird

By wjeffbishop • • 25 Oct 2018

The United States

To do Young Bird; a native Cherokee, of the Cherokee Nation East, of A-mo-hee District , near Po-Ko-ee (?) – present residence on the water of the Illinois, near Cane Creek, Tahlequah District-

Spoliations occasioned by the operations of the United States Troops under the command of Genl. Scott, on or before the 23rd of May, 1838.

                To 7
acres cleared land estimated under good fence @ $20 per acre——– $140.00

                Personally
appeared before us, “Young Bird” the above claimant, and deposeth & saith
upon oath that through the arrest by the Troops of the United States aforesaid,
he was deprived of the benefit and proceeds of seven acres of land, claimed
& in (illegible)teration and that the above estimate is just & true:
and also that he has never received anything for the same

Sworn & subscribed to before us

this 7th March, 1842

David Carter                       special
clerks for                                               Young
his x mark Bird

J. Wofford                           collecting
claims                                               Pigeon
his x mark in the Water

                                                In
Tahlequah District                                       Ga
law his x mark (illegible) hay ski

                Personally
came before us, “Young Bird”, the above claimant and deposeth & saith upon
oath that some time in year of 1822, five white men (names unknown) citizens of
the United States, came to his house, and drove off twenty head of hogs, some
of them pork hogs, into the white settlement and that he never received any
compensation for them from any person and he also declares that amount
claimed  $90 to be just.

Sworn & subscribed to before us

this 7th of March, 1842

David Carter                       Clerks
for collecting

J(?) Wofford                       Claims
in Tahlequah                                        Young
his x mark Bird

                                                District

                Personally
appeared before us, “Young Bird” Claimant & “Pigeon in the Water” as
witness, who depose and say on oath that “Young Bird”, said claimant, had a horse
taken from him by the whites, United States citizens, and that the said “Young
Bird” raised the horse aforesaid & which was his property at the time and
also that he said “Young Bird” had not bargained nor sold said horse to any
person or persons and that the price fixed on the said horse is just

Sworn to & subscribed before us

this 7th March, 1842

David Carter                       clerks
for                                                             Young
his x mark Bird

J. Wofford                           collecting
claims In Tahlequah                    Pigeon
his x mark in the Water

                                                Districts               

(No. 85.)

Young Bird’s Claim