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James Cornells deposes for Michael Ehlert
Transcribed from copy of the orignal document, which was shared by Steve Travis

Alabama Territory
Monroe County

Personally came before me James Curnells who deposeth & saith that Michael Elliot. some time in the early part of the year 1812 made an improvement on Randons Creek about two & one half miles from McGirth where he made a crop the same years about the latter end of which, his wife died, when the friends of the children came & took them away.

This deponent further south that the friends of the children informed him. that they offered Elliot land where they lived near line creek. & that Elliot. there lived until the war, when he joined the 3rd Rgt. of United States troops. & remained with them during the war. & has not returned to cultivate his improvements personally. & further this deponent sayeth not.

James Cornells

Sworn to before me
this 15th Dec. 1818
D. B.? Mitchell
Agent for IA


Sam Dale deposes for Michael Ehlert
Transcribed from copy of the orignal document, which was shared by Steve Travis

Alabama Territory
Monroe County

Personally came before me Sam Dale. who deposeth & saith. that Michael Elliot sometime in the early part of the year 1812, told him he had made improvement on Randons Creek about two & one half miles from McGirt. & that he has Since sein the claim that was said to be Elliots. That Elliots wife died the latter part of the year 1812 -- This deponent further saith that Elliot informed him. that the friends of the children, after the death of his wife took the children from him that they offered him land in the settlements near line creek. where he did remain until the war during which, he was with the troops of the U. S. & that he did not afterward return himself to cultivate his improvement.

Further this deponent saith not

Sam Dale

Sworn to before me
this 15th Dec. 1818
D. B.? Mitchell
Agent for IA


Zachariah McGirth Deposes for Michael Ehlert
Transcribed from copy of the orignal document, which was shared by Steve Travis

Creek --- Died 18th. 1827

Personally appeared before me John Crowell main agent. Zachariah McGirth, who resides in the Creek Nation, who being only ---. he was acquainted with Michael Elhart in his life time, and that the said Michael Ehlart is dead, he further states that he was present at his burial,-

Zach. McGirth

Sworn & Subscribed before me
Jn. Crowell??
Agt, for I. A