Twiggs County, Georgia

Indian Depredation Claims

CLAIMANT: Nelson, John

DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 11, 18143

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: Abner Bishop, J. P.

OTHER NAMES: William Barker, Mr. Grayham

SUBJECT: Claims he saw William Barker trade his gun to the Creek Indians for one of their horses.

CLAIMANT: Hemphill, William

DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 24, 1814

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: Abner Bishop, J.P.

OTHER NAMES: Graham, William Barker.

SUBJECT: Claims he was at Widow Grahamís when Dr. William Barker gave a supposedly friendly Indian his (Barkerís) rifle in exchange for the Indianís horse.

CLAIMANT: Dennard, Isaac

DATE PETITION SIGNED: November 14, 1821

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: Henry Burns, JIC,` John Hardin, JIC, William Melton, JIC, Edwin Hart, Clerk of Court.

OTHER NAMES: None.

SUBJECT: The above named justices attest to the good character and credibility of Isaac Dennard.

CLAIMANT: Dennard, Isaac

DATE PETITION SIGNED: September 3, 1821

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: William W. Williamson, JIC, James Brown, JIC, Robert Gunn, JIC, Edwin Hart, Clerk of Court.

SUBJECT: Claims that the Creek Indians stole a horse from him in 1793, and he values the loss at $100.00.

CLAIMANT: Ford, William

DATE PETITION SIGNED: November 5, 1821

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: John Hardin, JIC, James Wimberly, JIC, Edwin Hart, Clerk

OTHER NAMES: None.

SUBJECT: The above named justices attest to the good character and credibility of William Ford.

CLAIMANT: Ford, James

DATE PETITION SIGNED: November 5, 1821

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: John Hardin, JIC, Edward Hart, Clerk.

OTHER NAMES: William Ford.

SUBJECT: Claims that what William Ford says in his affidavit is true.

CLAIMANT: Miles, Abraham

DATE PETITION SIGNED: September 3, 1821

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: Robert Glenn, JIC, William Williamson, JIC, A. McIntyre, JIC.

OTHER NAMES: None.

SUBJECT: The above named justices attest to the good character and credibility of Abraham Miles.

CLAIMANT: Miles, Abraham

DATE PETITION SIGNED: September 3, 1821

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: Robert Glenn, JIC, James Brown, JIC, William Williamson, JIC, A. McIntyre, JIC, Edwin Hart, Clerk.

OTHER NAMES: John Miles, decíd., Benjamin Parker.

SUBJECT: Claims that as an heir to the estate of John Miles, the Creek Indians stole two geldings worth $300.00 total from John Miles in 1793. Further states that John Miles never received any compensation for the stolen horses.

CLAIMANT: Dennard, Shadrack

DATE OF PETITION SIGNED: November 5, 1821

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: Henry Bunn, JIC, James Wimberly, JIC, John Hardin, JIC

OTHER NAMES: None

SUBJECT: The above named justices attest to the good character and credibility of Shadrack Dennard.

ENDORSED: 1787-Four horses, one cow, one house, 150 bushels of corn. $540.00 allowed. Provided for by the treaty of the Indian Springs and the act of congress June 30, 1834. John A. Cuthbert, Comr. April 15, 1835. 47 yrs. $1522.80. Interest scaled down $159.89.

CLAIMANT: Dennard, Shadrack

DATE PETITION SIGNED: July 7, 1823

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: John Hardin, JIC, James Wimberly, JIC, William Melton, JIC

OTHER NAMES: John Dennard, Shadrack Dennard

SUBJECT: Claims that what Shadrack Dennard says in his affidavit is true.

CLAIMANT: Dennard, Shadrack

DATE PETITION SIGNED: July 7, 1823

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: John Hardin, JIC, James Wimberly, JIC, William Melton, JIC

OTHER NAMES: John Dennard

SUBJECT: Claims that as a representative of the estate of John Dennard, Creek Indians stole or destroyed the following property of John Dennard in 1787 and 1788: Burned two houses and 150 bushels of corn, stole one mare and one colt, stole one filly and one cow, killed one sorrel horse and one bay mare. Further states that John Dennard never received any compensation for the lost and destroyed property.

CLAIMANT: Durden, Benjamin

|DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 3, 1813

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: James Durham, J.P.

OTHER NAMES: Robert Johnson

SUBJECT: Claims that Creek Indians stole the following from Robert Johnson: corn, cows, two cane hoes, one frying pan, one pot, two steel hilling hoes, five weeding hoes, two hammers, one horse bell, one tin bucket, one pail, one large knife, one peck of salt, five pounds of tobacco, thirty pounds of dried beef, eight blankets, five club axes, four hatchets and one bushel of meal.

CLAIMANT: Hodo, Richard

DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 2, 1813

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: James Durham, J. P.

OTHER NAMES: Robert Johnson

SUBJECT: Claims that in March of 1812 Creek Indians stole corn and fish from Robert Johnson.

CLAIMANT: Hodo, Nathaniel

DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 2, 1813

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: James Durham, J.P.

OTHER NAMES: Robert Johnson

SUBJECT: Claims that Creek Indians stole a large amount of personal property from Robert Johnson and that the value of the property was as listed in Johnsonís affidavit.

CLAIMANT: Hollingsworth, Jesse

DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 3, 1813

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: James Durham, JP.

OTHER NAMES: Robert Johnson.

SUBJECT: Claims that Creek Indians stole a large amount of personal property from Robert Johnsonís plantation and that the value of the stolen items is as listed in Johnsonís affidavit.

CLAIMANT: Johnson, Robert

DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 3, 1813

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: James Durham, JP.

OTHER NAMES: None.

SUBJECT: Claims that he came upon several Indians in the act of skinning one of his steers and that when he approached them they ran off into the woods. Further states that at the same time he became aware of other property belonging to him that he has reason to believe was stolen by Creek Indians.

CLAIMANT: Johnson, Robert

DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 3, 1813

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: James Durham, JP.

OTHER NAMES: None.

SUBJECT: Claims that in 1812 Creek Indians stole or burned much personal property belonging to him and valued at a total of $479.00.

CLAIMANT: Johnson, Robert

DATE PETITION SIGNED: June 3, 1813

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT: Affidavit

OFFICIALS: James Durham, JP.

OTHER NAMES: None.

SUBJECT: Claims that in May of 1812 Creek Indians stole three canoes from him valued at $18.00 total.

Transcribed by Tonya H. Crosby on March 13, 2002.

 

 

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