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Miscellaneous Records from Mrs. Ulessus Kennedy’s Ledger

Records that occurred within or around the Allegany Reservation in New York, and were recorded in in an old ledger owned by Mrs. Ulessus Kennedy. Smith, Bertha Pierce, returned from Seattle Washington with two children June 5th, 1904. Smith, Bertha Pierce & Ed Smith, started today for his home, Junction City, Washington, Dec. 27, 1902. Pierce, Bertha, graduated at Gov. School, March 15, 1900. Smith, Ed, Warren & Edna, gone to their western home, Hadlock, July 23, 1907. Pierce, Hattie's house burned, July 16, 1907, about 2:30 am, occupied by Edwin Smith. Smith, Edna, surprise party, March 16 1906. Tallchief, Louisa & Carlina Hanson, gone to Boston, Aug. 19, 1895. Tallchief, Miss, returned from Boston, Aug. 23, 1896. Tallchief, Louisa, farewell party for, Aug. 26, 1896. Bee, Clearing at Skis today & a dance, Jan. 12, 1906. Williams, Spencer, gone to Carlisle, Dec. 8, 1902. Lay, Doug, gone traveling with show, Dec. 19, 1902. Ulyssus, went to Carlisle, March 12, 1900. Ulyssus, returned from Carlisle, March 17, 1900, fate $5.69. Pierce, Ely & to Tom Kennedy, appointed to go to Washington D.C. for the purpose Of urging the Ryan Bill. Feb. 6, 1901. Williams, Spencer, started for Wilmington, Del. Aug. 15, 1906. Bishop, Lester, wend to Washington D.C. on account of the Bill, took $13.20 sent $5.25 to him, Jan. 31, 1900 (went to Washington, Jan. 31, 1900). Tom & Eli, came from Washington, Feb. 16, 1900. Rogers, Edith, came here today, March 12, 1886. Ware, A.W., gave me the keys of the church to begin as janitor. Bennett, H.L., rent on yellow house, 1895. Stafford, Austin, moved into...

Deaths from Mrs. Ulessus Kennedy’s Ledger

Deaths that occurred within or around the Allegany Reservation in New York, and were recorded in in an old ledger owned by Mrs. Ulessus Kennedy. A Armstrong, Elmer, d. Jan. 28, prob. 1883. Armstrong, Ely’s Baby, buried today Aug. 6, 1911. Armstrong, Joe’s first wife, d. Mon. Aug. 28, 1893. Funeral 30th. Armstrong, Joe, D. May 28 or 29, 1898. Funeral 30th. Armstrong, Kittie (Silverheels), d. 1925. Armstrong, Mary Jane, d. May 20 prob. 1883, bur. 22nd. Armstrong, Sarah, d. March 4, 1929, Funeral 6th. Armstrong, Wau-gis or Wan-gis, Widow, buried April 1 1907 Arnold, Henrietta, D. Wed. July 21, 1885 at 5 PM, age 31. Funeral 23rd. Arther, Henrietta, d. AM July 19, 1908, age 6, Funeral 20th. Austin, Halfwhite (Black Austin), Aug. 6, 1923. B Baldwin, John, d. Mar. 24, 1883. Benja’s Baby, bur. Dec. 9, 1931. Bennet, Hanover’s wife, bur. (maybe Aug. 11) 1933. Bennett Jefferies, Julia, D. Aug. 9, 1921, Fun. 11th. Bennett, Abbie, d. Jan. 20, 1883, age 15. bur. 21st. Bennett, Adele’s baby, d. Aug 2, 1905. Bennett, Harrett, Mrs., d. 11 PM Jan. 25, 1886, age 64. fun. 28th. Bennett, Henan’s Baby, d. AM Jan. 8, 1891, fun 10th. Bennett, Heuoce, d. 12, Oct. 1931, bur. 14th. Bennett, Laura, d. Dec. 25, 1931, age 72, Fun. 28th. Bennett, Lewis, d. AM Jan. 17, 1895, fun. 19th, at Pres. Church, age 76. Bennett, Newton’s second child, d. Apr. 15, 1905, fun. 17th. Bennett, Newton, d. Aug. 6, 1923, in Erie Co., Hosp. Bennett, Wallace, d. AM Feb. 18, 1897, fun. Bapt. Church, age 62. (Band Music) Bishop, Albert M., D. AM Sept. 10,...

Marriages from Mrs. Ulessus Kennedy’s Ledger

Marriages that occurred within or around the Allegany Reservation in New York, and were recorded in in an old ledger owned by Mrs. Ulessus Kennedy. Marriage George, Wallace, mar. to Julie (looks life Lee), Jan. 1, 1903. Lay, Blanch and Sherman Seneca, Jan. 1, 1907. George, Hellen to Frank Williams, July 9, 1899, at Silver Creek. Jimerson, Willet & Phina, mar. May 2, 1910. Hare, Hiram & Mary Kennedy, mar. in church, Feb. 1, 1903. Hare, Fred & Louisa Patterson, Mar. June 28, 1903. Miller, Edith mar. to a white boy whose name is Lewis. Jan. 1, 1907. Poodry, Rose, mar. this morning to a western boy, Sept. 25, 1902. Seneca, Nora, mar. to a Cherokee Indian, Alonzo Lee, June 28, 1900. Snyder, Cora & Willie Jones, mar. at Rev. Lawrence’s home, June 10,...

Births from Mrs. Ulessus Kennedy’s Ledger

Births that occurred within or around the Allegany Reservation in New York, and were recorded in in an old ledger owned by Mrs. Ulessus Kennedy. Births Amelia’s Baby, b. Nov. 7, 1908. Bennett, Benjamin Harrison, b. Jan. 6, 1892. Bennet, Benjamin’s 1st child b. Nov. 27, 1913. Bennett, Henon & Laura’s boy & girl, b. Aug. 11, 1896. Burr, Wella & Sidney’s baby boy, b. April 17, 1902. Lay orDay, Doug’s baby, b. Feb. 9, 1906. Fisher, Mr.’s birthday age 70 years, Nov. 24, 1908. Goldsmith, Herbert’s boy, b. Dec. 27, 1911. Kennedy, Charles’ oldest son, b. Jan. 19, 1842. Parker, Mr. & Mrs. Gala’s twin girls, b. Jan. 21, 1908. Kennedy, Charles’ younger son, b. Sept. 10, 1843. Lay or Day, Doug’s baby, b. Feb.9, 1906. Smith, Bertha Pierce’s girl baby, b. March 15, 1902. Smith, Bertha’s boy, in Washington, May 28, 1903. Jimerson, Silah’s C. birthday, March 8,...

Religion of the Six Nation Tribes

With the exception of the Tuscaroras, each of the Six Nations has one or more council houses, in which the people assemble for business or purely Indian ceremonies, religious or social. There is also a council house or town hall on the Mount Hope road of the Tuscarora reservation, but the pagan party has no footing among this people. The council houses, formerly built of logs, are practically in disuse, and frame buildings, about 40 by 80 feet, with fireplace or simple chimney at each end, which allows separate sittings for the sexes, have taken their place. A new building of this kind on the Tonawanda reservation and 1 at Carrollton, on the Allegany reservation, are indicated on the maps of these reservations. The sides of 3 ancient council houses at Cattaraugus and of 2 at Tonawanda are also indicated. The religious differences of the Indians actually characterize grouped settlements on each reservation. Thus, the majority of the Christian Indians live upon the central road in Onondaga, upon and east of the main road of Tonawanda; between Salamanca and Red House, in Allegany; and upon the main route from Versailles to Irving, in Cattaraugus. As a general role, both internal and external comforts, conveniences, and indications of thrift are alike in contrast. The pagans chiefly occupy the western and southeastern parts of Tonawanda, the Carrollton district, and the country below the Red House, in Allegany, and almost exclusively people the Newtown and Gowanda roads, in Cattaraugus, There are exceptions, but the groupings are everywhere maintained. Onondaga Reservation Onondaga Reservation at Onondaga the council house is central upon what is...

Oil Spring Reservation Map

Oil Spring reservation, in Cattaraugus County, New York, as indicated on the Allegany reservation map, contains 640 acres in 2 towns and counties. It was by oversight included in the treaty made at Big Tree, in the sale by the Seneca Nation of 3,500,000 acres to Robert Morris, and passed with his title to the Holland Land Company. A suit for the recovery of this land was brought in 1856, and resulted in favor of the Seneca Nation. On the trial Governor Blacksnake, as he was named by Washington when he visited the capital in company with Cornplanter, testified, at the advanced age of 107 years, to being present at the treaty of Big Tree in 1797, and that, when the exception was missed upon the public reading of the treaty. Thomas Morris, attorney for Robert Morris, gave to Pleasant Lake, a prominent sachem of the Seneca Nation, a separate paper, declaring that the Oil Spring tract was not included in the sale. Governor Blacksnake also produced a copy of the first map of the Holland land purchase, on which this reservation was distinctly marked as belonging to the Seneca Indians. An exhaustive report of Judge D. Sherman to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated Forestville, New York, October 9, 1877, contains the most succinct, accurate, and just statement of the titles and rights of the Six Nations that has been published. The land is under lease, and, in the language of Judge Sherman, “the Seneca Nation own this reservation, unencumbered by any pre-emption right, and it is all the land they do so own”. The place and date...

Allegany Reservation Map and Occupants, 1890

Allegany Reservation, lying in Cattaraugus County, New York, has remarkable features in very respect, and of great social and political concern. Besides resting under the burden of the Ogden Land Company pre-emption right to purchase whenever the Seneca Nation shall agree to sell its lands, it is already occupied in part by white people, who, in large numbers, hold duly legalized leases, running until May, 1892, and subject by recent act of Congress to renewal upon the consent of the parties thereto for a term not exceeding 99 years. Upon location of the New York, Lake Erie and Western and then of the Atlantic and Great Western railroads through the Allegany reservation, leases were obtained from the Indian owners of the soil. By a decision of the supreme court of the state of New York these leases were declared to be illegal and void. By act of Congress approved February 19, 1875, all leases to said railroad companies were ratified and confirmed. Three commissioners were designated by the President under said act to survey, locate, and establish proper boundaries and limits to the villages of Carrolton, Great Valley, Red House, Salamanca, Vaudalia, and West Salamanca, including therein as far as practicable all lands now occupied by white settlers, and such other lands as in their opinion may be reasonably required for the purposes of such villages, also declaring “the boundaries of said villages so surveyed, located, and established to be the limits of said villages for all purposes of the act”. The Seneca Nation, however, was prohibited from leasing in said villages any land of which, by the laws...

Reservations of the Six Nations in New York and Pennsylvania, 1723-1890

The accompanying map was prepared in 1771 under the direction of William Tryon, captain general and governor in chief of the province of New York, and is as nearly suggestive of the then recognized boundary of the Six Nations as any that has had official sanction. In 1851 Lewis H. Morgan, assisted by Ely S. Parker, a Seneca chief; and afterward an efficient staff Officer of General Grant, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, prepared a map for a volume entitled League of the Iroquois, which aimed to define the villages, trails, and boundaries of the Five Nations as they existed in 1.720. Indian names were assigned to all lakes, watercourses, and villages, and the various trails from village to village as far as the Ne-ah-ga (Niagara) River. Unfortunately, the work was not stereotyped, and the book itself is a rare possession. Another map, so ancient as to almost crumble at the touch, represents the territory of Michigan as visited by the Five Nations, and by a footnote relates the visit of 80 Ne-car-ri-a-ges, besides men, women, and children, who came from “Misilmackinac” May 30, 1823, asking to be admitted as a seventh nation into the league, just as the Tuscaroras had been adopted as a sixth. It has some data as to “carrying places” which are not upon the Governor Tryon map. The latter has historic value from its description of “the country of the Six Nations, with part of the adjacent colonies”, recognizing at the time the independent relations which they sustained to Great Britain. The vast tract then controlled by the Seneca Indians is clearly defined,...

Seneca Tribe

Seneca Tribe: A prominent and influential tribe of the Iroquois. When first known they occupied that part of western New York between Seneca Lake and Geneva River, having their council fire at Tsonontowan, near Naples, in Ontario county.

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