Ootayah

By wjeffbishop • • 12 Nov 2018

The United States

                 To Ootayah a native Cherokee—to property
abandoned in the Eastern Nation on the waters of Candy Creek—Bradley County
Tennessee AD 1838—Came to this country in Danial Colston’s detachment & now
resides on Barren Fork Creek Tahlequah District C.N.

                To 1
Large Kettle $4 & 1 oven $3                                                $7.00

                “ 1
Pail $1 ditto small–.50—8 plates                                        3.50

                “ 1
Large dish-.75—1 pair pot hooks .50                                  1.25

                “ 1
Chest 1.50—Salt=2—1 Large Wheel=4                             7.50

                “ 1
pair of cards=1—Spin thread 6 yards=1                            2.00

                “ 1
Large Basket=.50—16 lbs picked cotton=2                      3.00

                “ 1
Half bushel=.50—1 axe=3                                                      2.50

                “ 1
Colt 2 years old=50.—1 mare=80.                                       $130.00

                “ 5
sows and pigs=30                                                                      30.00

                “ 9
Ducks=$18 ½ — 6 chickens=.75                                            2.87
½

                “ 1
patch of russet potatoes= 5—Do. Irish = 5                       10.00

                                                                                                                ————————–

                                                                                Whole
amount                  $199.62 ½

Personally came before us, Oo ta yah, a native Cherokee
& claimant of the foregoing account, and states on oath That the above is a
just & true account of the property abandoned by him in the Eastern Nation
at the time & place named above & that she never has received any
consideration for the same of the U. States or any other person whatsoever

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 30th day of March 1842                                         Oo ta
yah her x mark

D. Carter & J.D. Wofford

Special clerks for making out

Claims for Tahlequah District

Personally came before us, Nancy Going Snake, a native
Cherokee & witness to the above account, and states on oath That she was
acquainted with the said Oo ta yah in the Eastern Nation–& knows of her
leaving much property as she has stated without selling or disposing of the
same in any manner whatever, & she believes the amount claimed for said
property to be just & fair

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 30th day of March 1842                                         Caty
her x mark Bear in Water

D. Carter & J.D. Wofford

Special clerks for making out

Claims for Tahlequah District