Clerks of the Cherokee Nation

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Clerks of the Council

  • 1841. Rev. Jesse Bushyhead.
  • 1843. Jonathan Mulkey.
  • 1845. Rev. David McNair Foreman.
  • 1847. Hercules T. Martin.
  • 1849. Hercules T. Martin.
  • 1851. Thomas B. Wolf.
  • 1853. Thomas B. Wolf.
  • 1855. Hercules T. Martin.
  • 1857. Hercules T. Martin.
  • 1859. Thomas B. Wolf.
  • 1861. Thomas B. Wolf.
  • 1867. Thomas B. Wolf.
  • 1869. Clement Neeley Vann.
  • 1871. Ellis Sanders.
  • 1873. George Osceola Sanders.
  • 1875. Allen Ross.
  • 1877. John Francis Lyon. Resigned. Daniel Ross Hicks, vice John F. Lyon, resigned.
  • 1879. Daniel Ross Hicks.
  • 1881. Joel Bryan Mayes. Resigned. Joel B. Mayes, resigned.
  • 1883. Seaborn Cordery.
  • 1885. Clark Charlesworth Lipe.
  • 1887. Richard Baxter Choate.
  • 1889. William Presley Thompson.
  • 1891. Walter Goss Fields.
  • 1893. John Henry Dick.
  • 1895. John Reuben Leach.
  • 1897. William Wallace Ross.
  • 1899. Claude Stull Shelton.
  • 1901. Claude Stull Shelton.
  • 1903. Martin Rowe.

Clerks of the Senate

The Council or lower house of the Cherokee legislature was Provided for by the third section of article three of the constitution of 1830 and the salaries were at first fixed by article three, section ten at three dollars per day, subject to change by act of council.

  • 1841. Thomas Fox Taylor.
  • 1843. William Potter Ross.
  • 1845. Elijah Hicks.
  • 1847. Dennis Wolf Bushyhead.
  • 1849. Robert Buffington Daniel.
  • 1851. William Penn Boudinot.
  • 1853. William Penn Boudinot.
  • 1855. William Penn Boudinot.
  • 1857. Daniel McCoy Gunter.
  • 1859. Hercules T. Martin.
  • 1861. Joshua Ross.
  • 1867. Rev. Stephen Foreman.
  • 1869. George Washington Johnson.
  • 1871. George Washington Johnson.
  • 1873. Lucien Burr Bell.
  • 1875. Lucien Burr Bell.
  • 1877. Lucien Burr Bell.
  • 1879. John Leaf Springston.
  • 1881. Daniel Ross Hicks.
  • 1883. John Taylor Drew.
  • 1885. Robert Taylor Hanks.
  • 1887. Marmaduke Daniel.
  • 1889. Andrew Henderson Norwood.
  • 1891. William Presley Thompson, resigned.
  • 1893. Charles Worcester Willey.
  • 1895. Richard Murrell Wolfe.
  • 1897. Richard Murrell Wolfe.
  • 1899. Lucien Burr Bell.
  • 1901. Samuel Frazier Parks, resigned. Edward Northup Washburn.
  • 1903. Joel Lindsey Baugh.

Clerks of Canadian County

  • Robert E. Blackstone 1874;
  • Herman Johnson Vann 1875, 1877, 1870 and 1881;
  • John Smith 1883 and.l885;
  • Herman Johnson Vann 1887;
  • Charles Edward Vann 1889 and 1891;
  • George Jennings 1893; 1895, 1897.

Clerks at Cooweescoowee District

  • DeWitt Clinton Lipe 1874 and 1875,
  • Clark Charlesworth Lipe 1877 and 1879;
  • John Bullette 1881;
  • Archibald McCoy 1883;
  • William Vann Carey 1885 and 1887;
  • Henry Hardin Trott 1889 and l89l;
  • Joseph Martin LaHay 1893 and 1895;
  • William H. Fry 1897.

Clerks of Delaware District

  • Joseph Miller Ross 1874, 1875, 1877 and 1879;
  • John Henry Covel 1881;
  • Joseph Miller Ross 1883, 1885 and 1887;
  • Robert Emmett Adair 1889, July 29, 1890;
  • James Robert Garrett 1891;
  • William Walter Wright 1893, 1895 and 1897

Clerks at Flint District

  • Unknown 1874;
  • Sanders Choate 1875, he died March 23, 1877 and Samuel Adair Bigby was appointed:
  • Samuel Adair Bigby 1877 and 1879,
  • William Nucholls Littlejohn 1881;
  • George Washington Choate 1883;
  • William J. McKee 1885 and 1887;
  • William Nucholls Littlejohn 1889;
  • Benjamin Gilreath Fletcher 1891;
  • Richard Baxter Choate 1893;
  • John Bell Lynch 1895 and 1897.

Clerks of Going Snake District

  • Benjamin Franklin Goss 1874 and 1875;
  • Unknown 1877;
  • William Covington Ghormley 1879, 1881 and 1883;
  • John R. Wright 1885, 1887 and 1889, he died April 2 7, 1800 and James Robert Garrett was appointed July 29 1890;
  • James Robert 189l;
  • William Walter Wright 1893, 1895 and 1897.

Clerks of Illinois District

  • George Osceola Sanders 1874;
  • George Washington Benge 1875;
  • Richard Martin Walker 1877 and 1879;
  • Martin Ross Brown 1881;
  • Thomas Jefferson Thornton 1883;
  • Richard Martin Walker 1885;
  • Thomas Jefferson Thornton 1887;
  • Nicholas McNair Thornton 1889 and 1891, he died July 21, 1892 and Bluford Wilson was appointed on July 30. 1892;
  • Henry Clay Meigs 1893; William Thompson 1895
  • Andrew Griffin Cookson 1897.

Clerks of Sequoyah District

  • Ready Taylor 1874;
  • Joseph Hall Alexander 1875;
  • Charles Oliver Frye 1877, 1879 and 1881;
  • John Edward Gunter 1883;
  • Edward Everett Adair 1885;
  • Walter Adair Frye 1887;
  • John Harrell Adair 1889;
  • Wilson Otho Bruton 1891;
  • William E. Whitsett 1893;
  • Robert Fargo 1895
  • Henry Benge 1897.

Clerks of Tahlequah District

  • Osceola Powell Daniel 1874;
  • Daniel Ross Hicks 1875;
  • Allen Ross 1877. 1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887 and 1889, he died April 21, 1891 and Elias Cornelius Boudinot Jr. was appointed on April 22, 1891;
  • Thomas William Triplett 1891, 1893 and 1895;
  • Benjamin F. Johnson 1897.

 



MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/clerks-of-the-cherokee-nation.htm - Last updated on Aug 12th, 2012


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