Bounty Declaration of Nancy Kesterson

Shelbyville, Missouri, Jane 21, 1869. SIR: I wrote you some time ago concerning the claim of Nancy Kesterson, as mother of George M. Kesterson, but have received no answer. At the request of claimant I now write, again. The Second Auditor says the claim was allowed December 29, 1868, and sent to you to be



Bounty Declaration of George M. Kesterson

Shelbyville, Missouri, June 21, 1869. Dear Sir: In the case of George M. Kesterson, deceased, Company L, Third Indian Home Guards, you wrote me in April last that the “claim was allowed December 29, 1868, in favor of Nancy Kesterson, as mother, and sent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to be forwarded.” I immediately



Bounty Declaration of 28 Seminole Indians

We-Wo-Ka, Seminole Nation , ss: Be it remembered that on this 13th day of September, A. D. 1867, before me, E. J. Brown, acting United States agent for the Seminole Indians, personally came the persons mentioned below, who, being by me first duly sworn, and having the oath duly interpreted to them by Robert Johnson,



Bounty Application of Betsy Still

Tah-Le-Quah, Cherokee Nation: Betsy Still, of lawful age, and to me known to be a creditable person, being first by me duly sworn, upon her oath says: I am a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by birth, I am the widow of Cook Still: my husband enlisted in the Third Indian Regiment Home Guards, in



Bounty Application of W. G. Thornton

Tah-Le-Quah, Cherokee Nation: W. G. Thornton, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, of lawful age, and to me well known to be a creditable person, after being by me first duly sworn, deposes as follows: I am a citizen of the Cherokee Nation; I am one of the associate judges of the supreme court of



Bounty Application of Allen Ross

Tah-Le-Quah, Cherokee Nation: Allen Ross, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, being first duly sworn, deposes as follows: I enlisted in the Third Regiment Indian Home Guards on the 11th day of July 1862, as a private of Company I, and was discharged in May 1865. In the fall of 1865 one John W. Wright



Bounty Application of Jesse Bushyhead

Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation: Jesse Bushyhead, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, of lawful age, to me known to be a creditable person, after being by me first duly sworn, upon his oath says: I am a member of the Cherokee Nation by birth. I am a merchant by occupation. I enlisted in the Third



Bounty Application of Lewis Bowers

Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation: Lewis Bowers, of lawful age, a white man, but a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by marriage; he is well known to me to be a creditable person, and after being by me duly sworn, deposes as follows, viz: I enlisted in Company E, Second Regiment of Indian Home Guards, in



Bounty Application of George Wiegand

Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation; George Wiegand, a white man, and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by marriage, being first duly sworn, upon his oath says: I enlisted in the Third Wisconsin Regiment, in the month of September 1863, and served nearly two years. I was wounded in fight on the Ozark Prairie. I was



Bounty Application of Tmine-har-jo

Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, 88: On this 4th day of March, 1867, personally appeared before me, a district judge in and for the nation aforesaid, Tmine-har-jo, of the Creek Nation, personally known to me, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that his age is – years, that he is a resident of the



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