Qualecoo Smith 1842 Goingsnake District Claim

 

Claim # 32

The United States Do:

                  To Qualeeco Smith late of Island Town, Chatoogee, Cherokee Nation East and now resides in Going Snake District C. N. on the Illinois River.

Came D. Colson’s Detachment.

1838

Rent of 10 acres of fenced land, $5 per acre per annum for 5 years            $250

Rent of 5 acres of fenced land, $5 per acre per annum for 2 years                 50

1 horse, saddle, and bridle $185 – 1 bay horse $50                                   235

1 brown horse $40 – 1 sorrel horse $30                                                         70

6 cows & calves $90 – 3 large steers $36 – 3 yearling cattle $18                 144

75 head stock hogs             $3 per head                                                     225

12 head sheep $36 – 28 head goats $56                                                         92

6 geese $3 – 8 ducks $3 – 80 chickens $10 – 11 pigeons $5                           21

17 acres growing corn at $10 per acre                                                      170

3 acres planted potatoes $60 – ½ acre planted onions $20                           80

½ acre planted cotton $5 – 3 ploughs $8 – 3 pair traces $3                             16

3 horse collars $1.50 – 3 single trees $3 – 2 clavices $1 – 5 weeding hoes 3.75          9.25

100 bushels corn $100 – 1000 binds fodder $46                                  146

3 bedsteads $24 – 3 tables $6 – 1 cupboard $3 – 6 chairs $3                         36

1 spinning wheel $2 – 1 loom $5 – 2 trunks $7                                                 14

1 pr And irons $3 – 1 pr shovel & tongs $3 – 1 spade $1.50                          7.50

4 large casting pots $17 – 2 ovens with lids $6                                           23

2 small casting pots $3 – 2 small ovens with lids $3 – 1 kettle $3                      9

3 water pails $2 – 1 tin box $2 – 4 pewter basins $4                                        8

2 setts plates $1 – 2 large dishes $2 – 2 setts cups & saucers $1                    4

1 sugar dish .50 – 1 glass pitcher .50 – 2 bread waiters .75                             1.75

1 pepperbox .25 – 2 looking glasses $5 – 2 pr cotton cards $2                       7.25

2 axes $5 – 1 hammer .50 – 1 chisel $1                                                            6.50

40 Gi_ _ cotton $5 – 4 cane baskets $1.25                                              6.25

cash paid to an attorney to recover my field                                                   40

                                                                                                        __________________________

                                                                                                          1671.50

credit by cash received from agents for selling Indian property                    100

                                                                                                        ___________________________

                                                                                                          1571.50

Cherokee Nation Going Snake District

                  Qualeeqoo Smith being duly states that in the year 1833 a white man citizen of the United States dispossessed me of 10 acres all in cultivation, and kept me out of the use of it for five years.  And in the year 1836 another white man citizen of the U.S. dispossessed me of 5 acres all in cultivation, and kept me out of the use of it for 2 years.  And I paid a lawyer forty dollars in cash to endeavor to get my fields back for me, but he failed in doing so.  The horse, saddle, & bridle as charged in my account, a white man by the name of John Beaver, a citizen of the U.S., he pretended to be a friend to the Cherokees and I let him take my horse to keep for me until I started for the west, but he never returned the horse to me again, and would not pay me anything for the horse when I left for this country.  All other particulars as charged in my account, I was forced to abandon by the authorities of the United States in 1838, all of which I have never received any thing more from the United States than what I have given credit for in my account, and I have never received any thing from any other source whatsoever.

Sworn to & subscribed before me                      Qualeeqoo Smith  her X mark

this the 16th March 1842

David M. Foreman, Clerk

 

Cherokee Nation, Going Snake District

                  Six Killer being duly sworn states he lived about one fourth of a mile from Qualeeqoo Smith and she was dispossessed of her fields as she has made oath in the foregoing statement by two whitemen citizens of the U.S.  She did pay a lawyer forty dollars to recover her fields for her but he failed in doing so.  I was present when John Beaver, a white man and citizen of the United States got the foregoing named horse, saddle & bridle to keep for her until she started for this country, and he never returned claimant horse to her again.  The balance of her account more than I have mentioned I know that she was forced to abandon in the year 1838 by the authorities of the United States.  She has never received anything more than what is credited to my knowledge.

Sworn to & subscribed before me                      Six Killer  his X mark

this the 16th March 1842

David M. Foreman, Clerk

 

Claim # 271

The United States Do:

 

To Qualeco Smith late of Chatoogee

 

1 house         $60

 

Claimant swears that Baker a white man took the house.

I was indebted to him $11.  I offered to pay him but he insisted on taking the house for the debt and refused to accommodate me.

                                               Qualeeco Smith  her X mark

 

John Walker being sworn says: I was present when Baker took the claimant’s house.  I heard her offer to pay him the $11, but he would not give up the house.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me                      John Walker  his X mark

April 18th 1842

D.M. Foreman, Clerk

 

Claim # 283

The United States Do:

To Qualeco Smith, Warlesah Bushy Head, Henry, Jenny, Sarah, Chuayuga, and John Smith, widow and heirs of Smoke Smith deceased late of Chattoogee, C.N.E.

1836   1 Negro man $500, 1 Negro woman $350, 1 fine grey horse $150           1000

          valuation money                                                                                     100

                                                                                                                 ____________

                                                                                                                 1100

         Qualecoo Smith being duly sworn says a white man named Beaver took the two negros from my husband.  He also took the horse and drew the valuation money pretending to have an account against him.  My husband was not in his debt at that time.  He had previously owed him a small sum which was paid.

 

                                                                  Qualecoo Smith  her X mark

 

         John Walker on oath states:  I have frequently seen the above two negros at Beavers.  I was not present when he took them, but I know that he did so.  I heard that he took the horse and money but do not know the particulars.  The property was worth the price charged.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me                      John Walker  his X mark

April 19th 1842

D.M. Foreman, Clerk

 

         Arch Lowry being sworn states:  I know that a white man named Beaver taken three negros from Smoke Smith on pretense that Smith was indebted to him.  And after he had taken the negros he let Smith have goods to the amount of $154 when Smith was drunk.  I heard that Beaver took the grey horse which Smith had paid $150 for.  And the above named claimants is the widow and heirs of Smoke Smith, deceased.

Sworn to and subscribed before me April 22nd 1842      Arch Lowry  his X mark

D.M. Foreman, Clerk

 

 

 

1842 Going Snake District Claims # 32, 271 & 283

Transcribed by Joe Scraper Jr       April 2008