James Hendrix

By wjeffbishop • • 29 Oct 2018

The United States

To James Hendrix, Senior, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by marriage resided on the “Long Swamp” Cherokee County, Georgia Removed himself to the Country by water in 1836- now resides in Tahlequah District about five miles west of the town of Tahlequah Cherokee Nation

                Spoliation caused by removal

1836       To 1 frok & finnist (?) $950 – 1 Grey horse, 6 years old $100 ——-             $ 1050.00

                ‘’ 1 sonel(?) mare 5 years old $50- 1 brown horse 6 or 7 years old—          $100.00

                ‘’ 1-2 yo old calf $50 – 20 head of sheep @ $2 – $40—–                                   90.00

                ‘’ 60 head of hogs $3 – $180 – 10 milch(?) cows @ 10 —–                             280.00

                ‘’ $50 in cash, taken from him falsely by white men citizens of the United States—-50.00

                ‘’ 1 black colt 2 years old ——–                                                                                 50,00


                Personally came before us, James Hendrix, Sr., a white man, citizen of the Cherokee Nation by marriage, & claimant of the foregoing account, who deposeth & saith in oath that all of the above named property was abandoned by him in the Eastern Nation in the year 1836 and he neither sold or disposed of it to any person whoever & that he has never received any consideration for the same.

Sworn & subscribed to before us,

this 23rd March, 1842

D. Carter

J.D. Wofford                       special clerks for                                               James his x mark Hendrix, senr.

                                                collecting claims                                              

                                                In Tahlequah District

                Personally came before us, Millis Hendrix, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by marriage & witness to the foregoing claim, deposeth & saith on oath, that he was personally acquainted (with) the said James Hendrix, senior, in the Eastern Nation & also acquainted with his property & that he owned the same property, until abandonment in the Eastern Nation as he, the claimant, has stated and he does not know of his selling or disposing of the same in any manner whatever

Sworn & subscribed to before us

this 23rd March, 1842

D. Carter                              special clks for                                   Millis his x mark Hendrix (illegible)

J.D. Wofford                       collecting claims

                                                In the Tahlequah District