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CHEROKEE BY BLOOD
Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims
1906-1910, Volume 1, Applications 1 to 1550
Compiled By Jerry Wright Jordan, Heritage Books, Inc.

page 362-368 1139. JOHN F. McGHEE, Atmore, Ala.

descendants of Creek Indians are entitled to share in this fund. This idea was spread in certain sections of the south by some attorneys and claim agents, who were themselves under the impression that Eastern Creeks are entitled to share in this fund. Powers of attorneys have been received by the Special Commissioner, which provide for the payment to attorneys of a certain per cent of any money recovered from these claims of "The Eastern and Emigrant Creeks." There is absolutely no connection between any of these claimants and the Eastern Cherokees and no such connection is claimed by them. They never lived within the Cherokee domain. They were filed under the erroneous opinion that this fund was for Eastern and Emigrant Creeks instead of Cherokees. These cases have all been grouped together and for convenience marked "Creek file." As they are not in any way connected or related to the Eastern Cherokees, and as most of them do not even claim to be so connected and related, of course none of them were ever enrolled with the Eastern Cherokees, nor were any of their ancestors parties to the treaties of 1835-6 and 1846. For particulars see "Creek Testimony" pp 1-12, taken Feb., 1908. For the reason above stated, all of these cases (in what is marked the "Creek file) are rejected.

EXCEPTION CASE. Mary A. Henderson (Appl 3356), Local, Ala. Rejected. Total number of exceptions filed in this group -- 57. Original recommendation renewed.

THE EASTERN CHEROKEE
VS NO. 23,214

THE UNITED STATES
"CREEK FILE TESTIMONY"
Taken before
GUION MILLER,
Special Commissioner.
February 1908.

CREEK TEST. P. 1, 2, &3. Capt. Dixon Bailey Reed: Continuing, D. B. Reed, deponent above, further states "that the massacre at Fort Mims took place in 1813. My uncle, Dixon Bailey, commanded the white forces against the band of Creeks commanded by Billy Weatherford. My grandmother, Peggy Bailey, was out of the fort at the time, picking blackberries, and learning that the Indians were coming, she found 30 or 40 women across the River from the Fort without protection. She swam the River, got a flat boat and took it across, and the women got upon SIGNED: D. B. Reed, Feb 4, 1908, Pensacola, Fla.

CREEK TEST. P. 4. Mary E. Haggarty, #17901: "I am 64 years of age and was born at Pensacola, Fla. I claim my Indian blood through my mother, Josephine Tabitha Vaughn - before Marriage, Reyer. She was born at Gainesville, Miss. Her mother was an Indian squaw. Before her marriage her name was Mayo. My mother was born in 1818 in Mississippi. My grandmother was a full blooded Choctaw. Mrs. Richard Touart is my full sister. Mrs. Isaac Shields, #17905, is a sister of Richard Touart. I know Victoria Shanks, #17903. She is a first cousin of mine. SIGNED: Mary E. Haggarty, Pensacola, Fla., Feb 5, 1908.

CREEK TEST. P. 5. Richard Touart, #17904:

CREEK TEST. P. 6. Annie J. Simplichio:

CREEK TEST. P. 7 8. Elizabeth A. Anderson #43025: 1908.

1140. Wm. L. McGHEE, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant claims through John F. McGhee one of the creek claimants, and is claiming through the same source. See full report in #1139.

1141. Emma McCAULEY, Poarch, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1142. Joseph BAILEY PADGET, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1143. Henry ROLLIN, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1144. Joseph [sic] J. DEAUX, Scranaga, Fla. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1145. Richard B. PADGETT, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. Applicant is a Creek claimant. See full report in #1139.

1146. David McGHEE, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1147. William ROLLIN, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1148. Charles E. BRYARS and 4 children, Scranage, Ala Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1149. John ROLLIN. Local, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1150. Mrs. Edward BRYARS and 1 child, Lottie, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1151. Oliver ROLLIN, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1152. Neal McGHEE, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1153. David GIBSON and 7 children, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139. 1

154. Nettie GIBSON, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1155. WM. M. DEES, Jeddo, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1156. Cannen F. McGHEE, Henington, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1157. Sallie HODGES and 2 children, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1158. Lee McGHEE, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1159. Bettie GIBSON, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1160. Drucilla McGHEE, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1161. Wm. Henry GIBSON, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.

1162. Exena PRESTLEY, Atmore, Ala. Rejected. This applicant is one of the Creek claimants. See full report in #1139.