Little Archie Scraper – Claims No. 1233 & 1234 – 411 Book A, pg 109

National Archives, Record Group 75, Entry 232
National Archives Microfilm A17 - Decisions on Approved Spoliation Claims of the First Board of Cherokee Commissioners book 3

 

No. 1233  Claim of Archy Sow low eey alias Scraper of Chatooga Valley Georgia for $200.  Claimant being duly sworn says that about 6 years ago last spring he had taken from his possession by a white man citizen of the United States 13 head of cattle worth $200, and that he has never received any for said loss.

 

Smoke Smith & Pine-Trater being sworn fully confirm the foregoing statements of claimant, having seen the cattle charged for in the possession of a white man.

 

Reduced and allowed by the committee for $130, and approved by the commission for same amount on the 17th September 1838

                                                                                              $130.00

 

No. 1234  Archy Scraper of Chatooga, Floyd County, Georgia, being duly sworn says that about four years ago he had taken from his possession by a white man a roan mare worth $100, and that in the summer of 1835 he was dispossessed of his farm by a white man by the name of James Price who likewise kept possession of 13 head of stock hogs worth $39 and further says that he has never recovered said property.

           James Sou we culler & Te as qua nal ler, sworn witnesses, fully confirm the statements of claimant.  They having seen Half Acre, a white man, carry off the mare, and the hogs in the possession of James Price—

 

The Committee reduce & allow this claim for $114.  Commissioners approve the same 17th September 1838           

$114

 

 

 

 

Transcribers Note: Some corrections made to punctuation & spelling for clarity.

Little Arch Scraper married a Sewekiller (Five Killer).  The witness James Soowekuller is likely a close relative of Little Arch’s wife.  Through a grandson, Fields Scraper, and other progeny, many of Little Arch Scraper’s descendants reside today in southern Adair County, Okla (formerly Flint District, Cherokee Nation West).

 Joe Scraper Jr – April 2008