Soft Shell Turtle – Claim No. 39 
National Archives, Record Group 75, Entry 232 Vol 25 pg 62

 

Spring Creek Valley, Cherokee County, Alabama 

October 17th 1836

 

No. 39              Soft Shell Turtle – Scraper’s son, fullblood

One house 14 by 12 ft, 1 story, hewn logs, puncheon floor,

lined with boards, board roof nailed on, board door shutter,

wooden chimney rock back hearth & jamb                           35.00

One house 14 by 12 ft, 1 story, round logs, puncheon floor,

lined with boards, board roof, board door shutter,

wooden chimney rock back hearth & jamb                           30.00

One stable 10 by 10 ft, 1 story, round logs, board roof,

Good trofts & rack                                                   10.00

One corn crib 10 by 8 ft, 1 story, round logs,

puncheon floor, board roof                                           10.00

One acre lot, ordinary fence                                          10.00

2 – 1/8 acre lots, ordinary fence                                        2.50

26 peach trees, bearing $1.00 each                                  26.00

11 apple trees, small, $1.00 each                                    11.00

10 acres in one field upland, good fence, $10 per acre                100.00

20 peach sciants, 12 ½ cents each                                      2.50

One house 14 by 12 ft, 1 story, round logs, puncheon floor,

board roof, lined with boards, board loft & door shutter,

wooden chimney rock back hearth & jamb                           25.00

Yard enclosure ¼ acre, good fence                                     4.00

2 acres in one field, upland, good fence                              20.00

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                                                                Total   286.00

 

 

 

National Archives, Record Group 75, Entry 247 Book B pg 200

Softshell Turtle (Oolenowee) – Scraper’s son, Fullblood 

Spring Creek Valley, Cherokee County, Alabama 

 

Valuation                                               $286.00

 

No. 579  S.A. Turnley by Oolenowee (same as Softshell Turtle)  +10.50 paid   2684

No. 373 & 374 John Lamar vs Pigeon Lifter & Oolenowee             

 + 41.52 ½ + paid 28.81 ½     2968

         + $12.71 paid by Pigeon or Robert Lifter

      4600  Sally Bark                                              40.00 ½        6125

                         sent West January 1839          206.68 ¾  

                                                         ________________________

                                                          $286.00

 

 

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

 Joe Scraper Jr – April 2008