Archy Keener

By wjeffbishop • • 12 Nov 2018

The United States

                To
Archy Keener a native Cherokee, To property abandoned in the Eastern Nation in
the year 1838, on the Coosa River, near Turnip Mountain State of Georgia—Came
in R. Taylor’s Detachment present Residence on Caney Creek Tahlequah Dist.

1822—To 1 Turnpike situated at Turnip Mountain in the state
of Georgia, on the Road leading from Alabama by the way of Turkey Town into
Georgia, crossing the Oo sta saa lih River at Maj. Ridges Ferry—north 365,, pr.
Annum and being dispossessed in the year 1822 until 1838—including the term of
sixteen years, by whites citizens of the U. States                                                                                $5840.00

To being dispossessed by citizens of the U. States of 3
acres of cleared land in the year 1832 until the year 1838-making six years                                                                                               90.00

At the time of Removal from East to West in 1838

                To 150
Head of stock hogs–& 2 cows & calves                                     480.00

                “ 22
Head of sheep 5$ each—1 Horse five years old $50                  160.00

                “ 600
Boards 3$–6 Head of Goats 12$–1 cloak 12$                            27.00

                “ 1 Fiddle
6$–18 chickens 2.25                                                                    8.25

                “ 2
months work for white people citizens of the U. States while yet in

the Eastern Nation & just before
removal & brought off to this Country

without having any opportunity of getting
my wages                       20.00

                                                                                                                ——————————-

                                                                                Whole
amt                          $6615.25

Personally came before us, Archy Keener, a native Cherokee,
& claimant of the above account, & states on oath That the above claims
or property was abandoned by him in the Eastern Nation at the time & in the
manner stated above, & that he has never received any consideration of the
U. States or any other source for the same whatever

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 29th day of March 1842                                         Archy
his x mark Keener

D. Carter & J.D. Wofford

Special clerks for making out

Claims for Tahlequah District

Personally came before us, Susana & Flute native
Cherokee and witnesses to the foregoing claim of Archy Keener, and depose &
say on oath, That they were personally acquainted with the said Keener in the
Eastern Nation & are knowing to his abandoning the foregoing named property
in that Country at the time of our expulsion from there & that he has never
received any consideration for the (illegible) & the amount claimed pr.
Annum for the Turnpike & the prices fixed upon the other property we
believe to be just & reasonable

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 29th day of March 1842                                         Susana
her x mark

D. Carter & J.D. Wofford                                               Flute his x mark

Special clerks for making out

Claims for Tahlequah District