Jacob Harnage

By wjeffbishop • • 30 Oct 2018

Chero. Country, Ga

The United States  To Jacob Harnage (formerly of Sho(a)l creek

1823—To (illegible) stolen by white men citizens of the US

by the name of Holcum—never got–                                                      $100.00

1828 To 1 Beaureau(?) 25$–1 Table 6$                                                                   31.00

                Abandoned at or near Van Buren in the                                 ___________________

                State of Arkansas in his way to this country                                          $131.00

1838 To property abandoned by a Mrs. Jane Harnage

                mother of Jacob Harnage above, who has the

                care of her—formerly of the same place East

                To 15 Heads of hogs                                                                                        45.00

                ‘’ 20 head stock cattle                                                                                    100.00

(illegible)                                                                                                             _________________





Personally came before us, Jacob Harnage, a native Cherokee, & deposeth & saith on oath that the property named above, was abandoned at the time, places, & manner attached there to & the account made out are just & true—-Jacob Harnage

Sworn & subscribed to before us

This 17th March 1842

D. Carter & J.D Wofford    Clks

Personally came before us (illegible) Ragsdale, a witness to the above (illegible) deposeth and saith on oath, That he is knowing to the said Holcum a citizen of the U.S taking off a certain (illegible) named above & belonging to the said Harnage about the year 1823—which the said Harnage never got, or any consideration therefore whatever

Sworn & subscribed to before us

This 17th March 1841                                                       Bengo(?) Ragsdale

D.C. & J.D.W

Personally came before us Wm. Downing & Dolly (illegible) depose & say on oath That they were acquainted with the said Jacob Harnage & his mother, named above & that they abandoned the above named property as then stated & to their knowledge, they have never (received) anything for said abandoned property

Sworn & subscribed to before us                                               Wm. His x mark Downing

This 17th day of March 1842                                                         Dolly her x mark (illegible)

D.C & J.D.W

James Starr testifies to the claim of Jacob Harnage as follows:

                I came to the Cherokee Nation West company on the same boat with Mr. Harnage in 1829-30 and left the Boat together at Van Buren Arkansas where the claimant left the Beaureau & Table in charge of Mr. Phillips. That place was called Phillip’s landing and we settled near neighbors together in the nation. I do not know of the claimant sending for them, but heard the claimant short time afterward say that he had sent for them, but did not get them, and I have never seen them about his house

March 15th 184(5)

James M(illegible)                            James Starr Jr

The character of the witness has been established as good before


Jacob Harnage


Claim No. 115

See 1835 Census Pg. 161/270.
See Cherokee Phoenix: HARNAGE.