ROBERT ARMSTRONG'S SURVEY BOOK OF CHEROKEE LANDS

by James L. Douthat
78 Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Perfect Bound, 1993, TN-0854, $10.00

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Following the treaty of 1817 with the Cherokee, Secretary of War John C. Calhoun deeded land to each of the Chiefs of the Cherokee that signed the treaty. Each tract was either in the newly ceded lands or in older lands ceded in prior treaties. Each Chief was given 640 acres or one square mile of land. Robert Armstrong was selected to survey the lands in Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama. Henry Lumpkin was the surveyor in Georgia. The latter's records have disappeared and there is not evidence of these surveyor that have survived. Therefore, the land records that are contained in this volume are those found in the three states surveyed by Armstrong. Included is a time table of when the land was surveyed. It is obvious that Armstrong did not survey all the lands himself. If was impossible to survey four tracts, each one square mile, in one day, much less when the lands are in several different states.

Each entry includes a plat taken from the original survey book, but transcribed descriptions of each of those tracts. Many of the plats can be located on a contemporary map of the area, but many of them it would be impossible from the descriptions. In most cases, the land is set off so as to include the Chief's dwelling in the center of the land.

This volume gives a lot of interesting notes on our Cherokee ancestors and their ability to survive in difficult time.

 

Surnames Included in This Publication

ADAIR, AGENCY, AH-LEACH, ALLEACH, AM-MA-CHOO, AMACHE, AMMACHER, AMMACHERS, ARKANSAS, ARMSTRONG.

BACK WATER, BACKWATER, BAG OF SAPSUCKERS, BAILEY, BALDRIDGE, BARBOUR, BEAR GOING IN THE HOLE, BEAVER TOLER, BEAVER-TOTER, BELK, BELL RATTLE, BEN, BENGE, BIG BEAR, BIG TOM, BLITH, BLOTHE, BLYTHE, BOLD HUNTER, BRADFORD, BRANCH, BROWN, BURNS, BYERS.

CA-TE-HE, CALHOUN, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CARTER, CASS, CATCHEE, CATTEEHEE, CATTEHEE, CHOCKTAW,CHOCTAW, CHOTA, CHOTA TOWN, CLARK, CO-LO-NEES-KIE, COLDWELL, COLLECHEE, COLLUCHU, COLONEESKEE, CON-NAUGH-TY, CONNAUGHTY, COO-E-YAW TOWN, COO-LU-CHU, COODY, COOPER, COWEE, COWEE TOWN HOUSE, COYETEE, CREEK, CROWMOCKERS, CUL-SOW-WEE, CULSOWEE, CULVONCE, CURROUTH.

DAVIS, DEARING, DELAWARES, DEROSET, DUNCAN.

ELDRIDGE, ELLIOTT, ENGLAND, ENOCH OR TROUT, EU-CHU-LAH, EUCHALAH, EUNOCH OR TROUT

FALLS, FERRY, FIELDS, FIRESTONE, SORT.

GALLANOOSKEE, GIBSON, GRIFITH, GRUBB, GUNTER.

HA-NE-LAH, HALE, HARLAN, HARLIN, HARRISON, HASTIN, HATHAWAY, HENLY, HIGHWASSEE OLD TOWN, HILDEBRAND, HILDERBRAND, HOLT, HOUSTONG, HOUSTON, HUBBARD, HUSTON.

IOTLEY OLD TOWN, ISLAND.

JACK, JAKC A NATION, JACOB, JANEY, JENNY, JINNAGASLEE, JOHN, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES.

KAN-A-NOO-LUS-KAH, KELL, KEY, KILE, KIRBY, KIRKANDALL, KOLLE.

LACY, LANDRUM, LEWIS, LINCH, LITTLE DEER, LOWRY, LUMPKIN.

MCANULTY, MCDANIEL, MCDONALD, MCGHEE, MCINTOSH, MCKENNEY, MCLEMOR, MCLENORE, MCLEMORES, MCMINN CO., MCNARY, MADISON CO., MAJOR, MARNEY, MARTIN, MEIGS, MERRELL, MILL, MILLER, MONROE, MORGAN,MORRIS, MORRISS, MOUNTAIN.

NANTEYALEE.

OFFICE, OLD BARK OF CHOTA, OLD MOUSE, OLD NANNY, ONEIDAS, OO-LAH-NOT-TEE, OO-SAW-TOO-TAKE, OOLNOTE, OOLNOTEE, OOLNOTES, OOSANTUTAKE, ORR, OSAGES, OSANTERTAKE.

PACK, PANTHER, PARCH CORN FLOUR, PARK, PARKER, PARKS, PARRIS, PATH KILLER, PATHKILLER, PHILIPS, PHILLIPS, POINT, PORTER, PRICE.

QUCHEY, QUICHY.

RABY, READ, RECTOR, REED, RIDGE, RILEY, RIVER, ROAD, ROBINSON, ROSS, RUSSLE.

SAINT LOUIS, SETUAKEE, SHARP FELLOW, SHAWNEES, SHE-KEN, SHORY, SHUMAKER, SIT-U-WA-KEE, SIX KILLER, SKEEKEN, SKEKEN, SMITH, SMOCK, SMOKE, SPEAR, SPEARS, SPENCE, STARR, STEPHENS, SU-A-GA, SUGAR.

TALASSEE, TALL O-TUSKEE, TALLOTEESKEE, TAYLOR, TE-GEN-TAS-EY, TECUMTOSSEE, TEE-LAS-KA-ASK, TEELESKEE, TEGINTOSSEE, TELLESKESKEE, TERRELL, THE BAG OF SAPSUCKER, THE BARK OF CHATA, THE BEAR GOING IN THE HOLE, THE CAT, THE CLUB, THE CLUBB, THE FENCE, THE MOUSE, THE OLD BARK OF CHOTA, THE OLD MOUSE, THE WOLF, THE WOOLF, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THORN, TIMBERLAKE, TOO-LEE-NOOS-TAH, TOO-NAUGH-HE-AH, TOOLENOOSTAK, TOONAHALE, TOONAUGH HALES, TOONAUGHEALE, TOONEHALES, TOOTEN, TREAT, TREATY, TROUT.

WALKER, WALKER'S, WALLASE, WALLEE, WALLIE, WARD, WASHINGTON, WELCH, WELSH, WEST, WHA-A-KAH OR GRASS GROWS, WHAYAKAH OR GRASS GROW, WHIP-PPER-WILL, WHIPPERWILL, WINKLE, WILLE TOOTEN, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WOOD.

YELLOW BEAR, YONAGISKEE, YONAH OR BIG BEAR, YONEGISKEES, YOON-NO-GY-KAH.

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