Petition to Stop the Removal  Mof White
Settlers from Cherokee Lands



Copied from Record Group 75 obtained from the National Archives,
Washington, D.C. and transcribed by Wanda Muncey Gant.

Memorial of the inhabitants residents in the Cherokee Country relative
to the late order for their removal : To the Honorable the Secretary at
War, Your petitioners viewing the calamitous situation in which many of
our citizens are placed, owing to an order recently described by the
agent for Indian affairs of the Cherokee Nation ordering all intruders
on their lands to remove by the first day of July 1819. Your petitioners
believing that the same indulgence would be extended to them as has been
the constant practice to others in similar circumstances, induced them
to settle on the lands lately ceded to the United States by the
Cherokees on the north side of Tennessee River nor did the order ever
appear until late in the month of May of this year, leaving a removal of
the citizens impracticable if not impossible. Your petitioners are poor
but industrious farmers and to deprive them of their hard earnings in
the wilderness and thus destroy their labour, where will your
petitioners apply for bread for their starving families; this order
enforced will involve at least ONE THOUSAND families in total ruins, nor
will the evil end here. Your petitioners must subsist somewhere & thus
become unwelcome guests to the frontier counties to buy a little support
for their starving children. The Indians are not desirous of having the
intruders driven from this land North of Tennessee, those being few in
numbers, & most of which have taken reservations and are good neighbors,
your petitioners therefore knowing the lenity of their government and
believing they will take our case into consideration will ever pray:



Doyal, T.
Hayter, J. J.
Tatton, Robert
Taylor, Joseph
Pryor, John
Trigg, Abram B.
Doughterty, John
Dixan, W. D.
Burritt, W.
McKinney, Thomas
Henderson, A.
Burton, R.
Young, Joseph Jr.
Clayton, R. B.
Klepper, Powel
Buttute, Thomas
Estill, Isaac
Lewis, Henderson
Yuddeuth, Samuel
Estill, John
Hill, James
Raines, William M.
Dickson, James
Wilson, Zacheus
Robinson, W. H.
McLaughlin, Wm. B.
Brittain, William
Kinningham, William
Robinson, Jonas
Bradford, Benjamin M.
Sharp, Robert P.
Key, John
Kidder, Holbert
Moor, James
Street, Wm.
Eangs, Daniel
Hays, William
Harrall, Whitefield
Saxton, Alexander
Seykes, John
Matthews, John
Mann, Mathew R.
McLaughlin, William
Suddarth, Dyer
McMillin, E. K.
Hardwicke, J.
Paschal, William
Cathching, Meredith
Slone, Samuel C.
___, J.
Hill, John or M.
Hill, Thomas
Hill, Joseph
Hill, John Sr.
Hill, Mitchell L.
Burress, William
Mahony, Denis
Farris, Ricard
Shelton, Peter
Hill, Thomas M. [marked out]
Tally, Lewis B. [Tully?]
Reeves, Wm.
Lea, Wm. W.
Bradford, Jos. H.
Has__s?, S. W.
Miner, Samuel
Tarrant, Leonard
Snead, Richard
Price, Euagey
Reaves, Abner
Russey, Benjamin
Barre__, Jeremiah
Embrey, Wiley S.
Branagan, John J.
Bacon, Thos. [Barns?]
Jones, J. W.
Estill, Wallis
Howell, Thomas
Cowan, Samuel M.
Harris, Mark M.
Rainey, Benj. A.
Frazier, Thompson
Cock, Lester
Wiggin, J. P. [Duggen?]
Ellis, Ellison
Townsend, Joshua
Townsend, Ozra
Blagg, Israel
Townsend, Thomas
Townsend, John
Hutton, John
Hutton, William
Williams, Thomas
Jenkins, Richard
Bost, Thomas
Johnson, Jacob Sr.
Johnson, Reuben
King, Allen
Walker, Edward
Williams, David
Gilliland, James
Davidson, H. M.
Davidson, George
Woods, Peter
Davidson, William
Davidson, John P.
Williams, Alexander Jr.
Frost, Joseph
Williams, Theoples
Frost, Thomas
Looney, Isam
Looney, John
Erwin, George
Williams, Alexander [marked out]
Blevins, Elisha
Blevins, John
Johnston, John
Acton, John
Sullivan, J. H.
_____,_____
Crafford, Adam
Bird, John
Freeman, Johnson
Bird, George
Garrison, Joseph
Garrison, James
Looney, Jessee
Looney, Isaac
Looney, Absolum
Looney, Benjamin
Looney, Allen
Looney, Benjamin
Looney, William G.


2nd Petition To the Hoourable the Secretary at War: Your petitioners
viewing the calamaious situation in which many of our citizens are
placed owing to an order recently published by the agent for Indian
affairs of the Cherokee Nation ordering all intruders on their land to
remove by the first day of July 1819. Yor petitioners believing the same
indulgence would be extended to them, as has been the constant practice
to others in similar circumstances, induced them to settle on the lands
lately ceded to the United States by the Cherokees north of Tennessee
River, nor did the order ever make its formal appearance until the 19th
of June of the present year leaving a removal impracticable if not
imposssible. Your petitioners are poor but industrious farmers to
deprive them at this season of the year of their hard earnings in the
wilderness and thus leave them destitute where will your petitioners
apply for bread to support their starving families? Its notourious that
all improvements made by your petitioners add real value to the land,
this order enforced, will, involve at least ONE THOUSAND families in
total ruin! Nor will the evil end here. Your petitioners must subsist
somehwere, they will thus become unwelcome guests to the frontier
counties to beg [for they cannot buy] something for their little
children. This measure if carried into operation will produce alarming
effectsd. The Indians on the North of Tennessee are not desirous of
having the settlers driven off the land, those being few in number, most
of which have taken reservations and are good neighbours. Your
petitioners knowing the lenity of their government and believing they
will take our case into consideration will ever pray:

Burks, Isham Sr.
Burks, Wm.
Burks, John
Thurman, John
Burks, Charles
Burks, Isham Jr.
Forbush, Absalem
Meek, Jacob
Meek, Henery
Saxon, Robert
Saxon, Robert Jr.
Cargile, Lewis
Camron?, Danel
Couch, Moses
Couch, Lindley
Bond, Jesse
Bond, Benjamin
Looney, John
Woodson, Abraham
Brock, Jesee
Woodson, David
Jonston, Jacob
Crawford, Joseph
Crawford, David
Corbit, Benjamin
Boss, Meth_____ [Bass?]
Johnson, Benjamin
Cox, Abel
Morris, Robert
Jenkins, William
Jenkins, Joshua
Woodson, Shadrach
Goode, Joseph
Jenkins, Joseph
Thornton, William
Corbit, Charles
Corbit, Thomas
Garrison, Isaac
Byrd, Ca____
Mullins, Washington
Parker, Robert

3rd petition
Mullin, Swift
Schrimshear, William
Underwood, Benjamin
Berry, John
Forbes, Daniel
Hall, James
Neeley, H. N.
Jones, John
Gaily, James
Rentfro, Robert
Maxwell, John
Oban, Robert
King, Spencer
Stephens, William
Cage, Valentine
Brisco, Thomas
Brisco, James
Brisco, Wiliam
Bire, George
Dawson, William
Hawks, Moses
Lollar, James
Johnson, John
Williams, Bryant
Scott, William
Allen, Wilson
Price, Kinchen
Wimberly, Joel
Martin, David
Scott, Samuel
Lollar, Jacob
Price, John
Harmon, Mark
Sides, Levi
Schrimshear, James
Williams, Wiley
Price, Edwin
Lollar, Isaach
Lollar, Henry
Lollar, John
Bird, Benjamin
Bird, Valentine
Bird, John Jr.
Williams, Alexander
Williams, Lewis
Williams, Bryant
Canada, Quate
Rutherford, James
Charles, Oliver
Williams, James
Thornton, William
Watken, James H.
Miller, Alexander
Brown, William
Brown, Alexander
Blanchet, Peter
McQueen, David C.
Murry, Robert
Thornton, Joseph
Thornton, Clark
Corbit, Charles
Kelly, Mathew
Lynch, Eligh
Blevins, Jonathan
Lewis, John
Young, Joseph
Cain, Daniel R.?
Acton, John
Allen, Wilson
Bacon, Thos.
Barrett, Jeremiah
Bass, Mit
Berry, John
Bird, Benjamin
Bird, George
Bird, John Jr.
Bird, John
Bird, Valentine
Bire, George
Blagg, Israel
Blanchet, Peter
Blevins, Elisha
Blevins, John
Blevins, Jonathan
Bond, Benjamin
Bond, Jesse
Bost, Thomas
Bradford, Benjamin M.
Bradford, Jos. H.
Branagan, John J.
Brisco, James
Brisco, Thomas
Brisco, Wiliam
Brittain, William
Brock, Jesee
Brown, Alexander
Brown, William
Burks, Charles
Burks, Isham Jr.
Burks, Isham Sr.
Burks, John
Burks, Wm.
Burress, William
Burritt, W.
Burton, R.
Buttrite, Thomas
Byford, ______
Cage, Valentine
Canada, Quate
Cargile, Lewis
Carsson?, Danel
Cathching, Meredith
Charles, Oliver
Clayton, R. B.
Cock, Lester
Corbit, Benjamin
Corbit, Charles
Corbit, Charles
Corbit, Thomas
Couch, Lindley
Couch, Moses
Cowan, Samuel M.
Cox, Abel
Crafford, Adam
Crawford, David
Crawford, Joseph
Davidson, George
Davidson, H. M.
Davidson, John P.
Davidson, William
Dawson, William
Dickson, James
Dixan, W. D.
Doughterty, John
Doyal, T.
Eanes, Daniel
Ellis, Ellison
Embrey, Wiley S.
Erwin, George
Estill, Isaac
Estill, Wallis
Farris, Ricard
Forbush, Absalem
Forkes, Daniel
Frazier, Thompson
Freeman, Johnson
Frost, Joseph
Frost, Thomas
Gaily, James
Garrison, Isaac
Garrison, James
Garrison, Joseph
Gilliland, James
Goode, Joseph
Hall, James
Hardwicke, J.
Harmon, Mark
Harrall, Whitefield
Harris, Mark M.
Harris?, S. W.
Hawks, Moses
Hays, William
Hayter, J. J.
Henderson, A.
Hill, James
Hill, John Sr.
Hill, John _
Hill, Joseph
Hill, Mitchell L.
Hill, Thomas
Hill, Thomas M. [marked out]
Howell, Thomas
Hutton, John
Hutton, William
Jenkins, Joshua
Jenkins, Jospeh
Jenkins, Richard
Jenkins, William
Johnson, Benjamin
Johnson, Jacob Sr.
Johnson, John
Johnson, Reuben
Johnston, John
Jones, J. W.
Jones, John
Jonston, Jacob
Kelly, Mathew
Key, John
Kindder, Holbert
King, Allen
King, Spencer
Kinningham, William
Klepper, Powel _
Lea, Wm. W.
Lewis, John
Lollar, Henry
Lollar, Isaach
Lollar, Jacob
Lollar, James
Lollar, John
Looney, Absolum
Looney, Allen
Looney, Benjamin
Looney, Benjamin
Looney, Isaac
Looney, Isam
Looney, Jessee
Looney, John
Looney, John
Looney, William G.
Lynch, Eligh
Mahony, Denis
Mann, Mathew R.
Martin, David
Matthews, John
Maxwell, John
McGQueen, David C.
McKinney, Thomas [Kinney?]
McLaughlin, William
McLaughlin, Wm. B.
McMillin, E. K.
Meek, Henery
Meek, Jacob
Miller, Alexander
Miner, Samuel
Moor, James
Morris, Robert
Mullin, Swifte
Mullins, Washington
Murry, Robert
Neeley, H. N.
Oban, Robert
Parker, Robert
Paschal, William
Price, Edwin
Price, Euagey
Price, John
Price, Kinchen
Pryor, John?
Raines, William M.
Rainey, Benj. A.
Reaves, Abner
Reeves, Wm.
Rentfro, Robert
Robinson, Jonas
Robinson, W. H.
Russey, Benjamin
Rutherford, James
Saxon, Robert Jr.
Saxon, Robert
Saxton, Alexander
Schrimshear
Schrimshear, William
Scott, Samuel
Scott, William
Seykes, John
Sharp, Robert P.
Shelton, Peter
Sides, Levi
Slone, Samuel C.
Snead, Richard
Stephens, William
Street, Wm.
Suddarth, Dyer
Sullivan, J. _
Tarrant, Leonard
Tatton, Robert
Taylor, Joseph
Thornton, Clark
Thornton, Joseph
Thornton, William
Thornton, William
Thurman, John
Townsend, John
Townsend, Joshua
Townsend, Ozra
Townsend, Thomas
Trigg, Abram B.
Tully, Lewis B. [Tally?]
Underwood, Benjamin
Walker, Edward
Walker, James H.
Wiggin, J. P.
Williams, Alexander Jr.
Williams, Alexander
Williams, Alexander [marked out]
Williams, Bryant
Williams, Bryant
Williams, David
Williams, James
Williams, Lewis
Williams, Theoples
Williams, Thomas
Williams, Wiley
Wilson, Zacheus
Wimberly, Joel
Woods, Peter
Woodson, Abraham
Woodson, David
Woodson, Shdrach
Young, Joseph
Young?, Joseph Jr.
Cain, Daniel R.?
 

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