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Judges of the Cherokee Nation

Judges of Canadian District 1841. John Brewer; 1843. Robert G. Anderson; 1847. Nelson Riley; George Washington Campbell; 1849. William Reese. 1851. Lewis Riley; 1853. William Reese; 1855. Star Deer in the water; 1857. Dempsey Fields; 1859. William Doublehead; 1861. James Ore; 1867 and 1869. Joseph Martin Hildebrand; 1871, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879 and 1881. Abraham Woodall; 1883 and 1885. Stephen Hildebrand; 1887 and 1889. Henry Clay Lowrey 1891 and l893. Herman Johnson Vann; 1895. Walter Scott Agnew 1897. Herman Johnson Vann Judges of Cooweescoowee District 1855. Not known; 1857. John Lucien Brown; 1857. Charles Coody Rogers; 1861. Jackson Tyner; 1867 and 1869. Daniel Ross Hicks; 1871, 1873 and 1875. Charles Coody Rogers; 1877. Clement Vann Rogers; 1879. Alexander McCoy Rider; 1881. James Cristopher McCoy; 1883. John Anthony Foreman; 1885, 1887, 1889 and 1891. Walter Adair Starr; 1893. John Gunter Scrimsher; 1895 and 1897. Walter Adair Starr. Judges of Delaware District 1841. Benjamin B. Wisner 1843. James Kill 1845. James V. Hildebrand 1847. David Kell 1849 and 185l. Peter 1853 and 1855. George Owen 1857 and 1859. Luther Rice 1867 and 1869. Elowie Butler 1871. William Coffee Woodall 1873. Unknown 1875. Isaac Turner 1877, 1879, 1881 and 1883. Robert Fletcher Wyley 1885 and 1887. Joseph Lynch Ward; 1889. Thomas Mitchell Buffington, having been elected senator he resigned in November 1891 and Dudley H. Tucker was appointed. 1891. Joseph Lynch Ward...

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Councilors from the Cherokee Nation

Councilors from Canadian District 1841. Joseph Talley, Wind and Wrinklesides. 1843. Lightningbug Bowles, Dahlahseenee and Oosoody. Bowles would not qualify and Lewis Riley was elected. Dahlahseenee died October 26, 1844 and Oosoody died November 29, 1844. 1845. Lewis Riley, John Shepherd and Jefferson Nivens. 1847. Lightningbug Bowles, Jacob Thorne and William Doublehead. 1840. Leggings, David Boggs and William Arnold. 1851. Charles Chambers, John Porum Davis and third party unknown. 1853. Leggings, Lightningbug Bowles and Duqulilu Wagon Bowles. 1855. Dempsey Fields, Lightningbug Bowles and Duqulilu Wagon Bowles. 1857. Lightningbug Bowles, William Rees and William Arnold. 1859. Lightningbug Bowles, Cabin Smith and John Porum Davis. 1861. Not known. 1867. James Christopher McCoy, Calvin Jones Hanks and Sanders Choate. 1869. Rev. John Sevier, Charles Drew and other party unknown. 1871. Franklin Gritts, James Christopher McCoy and other party unknown. 1873. Stephen Hildebrand, John Q. Hayes and Franklin Gritts. 1875. Rev. John Sevier, Snake Grity and Thomas Watts. 1877. Rev. John Sevier, Thomas Watts and George Teehee. 1879. Robert Taylor Hanks, Henry Clay Lowrey and James Muskrat. 1881. Robert Taylor Hanks, Thomas Watts, Wilson Girty and Rev. John Sevier. The latter was elected Speaker of Council. 1883. Wilson Girty. Thomas Watts, George Downing and Richard Crossland. 1885. Franklin Gritts, George Downing, Richard Crossland and Henry Clay Lowrey. 1887. Richard Neal, Walter Scott Agnew, Charles Jones and Richard Crossland. 1889. Isaac Groves, Richard Crossland,...

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Clerks of the Cherokee Nation

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....

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Solicitors of the Cherokee Nation

The following were the solicitors of the Canadian District Lewis Riley 1841 and 1842; David Boggs 1843 and 1844; Robert G. Anderson 1845 and 1846; David Boggs 1847 and 1848; George Washing-ton Campbell 1849; Unknown 1851; Star Deerinthewater 1853; John Porum Davis 1855; Charles R. Gourd 1857; Gah-luh-do-la-duh 1859; Levi Toney 1867; Charles Edwin Watie 1869; Snake Girty 1871; Unknown 1873, William Penn Payne 1875, suspended for incest, John Taylor Drew appointed; Johnson Blythe 1877; he died July 3, 1878 and James Halfbreed appointed, he died January 13, 1879 and Snake Girty was elected February 3, 1879; Robert McDaniel 1879; Isaac C. Groves 1881; Snake Girty 1883: David Downing 1885; James Jay Sevier 1887; Claude Hanks McDaniel 1889 he resigned and William Wilson Harnage was appointed; James Jay Sevier 1891, 1893, 1895 and 1897. The following were solicitors of the Cooweescoowee District Unknown 1857 and 1858; Charles Bushyhead 1859; John McIntosh 1867; Unknown 1869, 1871 and 1873; John McIntosh 1875, he was suspended and Josiah Henry was appointed; Rev. Dempsey Fields Coker 1877; James McDaniel Keys 1879; Bryan Ward 1881; James McDaniel Keys 1883; Jese Cochran 1885 and 1887; James Eliott 1889; Elias Cornelius Alberty 1891 and 1893; John Bullette 1895 James Lincoln Taylor 1897. The following were solicitors of the Delaware District Anderson Springston 1841, 1842, 1843 and 1844. William Wilson 1845 and 1846; Chuwachukah 184 7 and...

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Circuit Judges of the Cherokee Nation

Circuit Judges, Middle Circuit Timothy Meigs Walker 1867; Jacob Bushyhead 1871, Kinick Sixkiller appointed in 1872 to try Ezekial Proctor; Timothy Meigs Walker 1875; Stephen Teehee 1879; Cicero Leonidas Lynch 1883 and 1887; William Nicholls Littlejohn l891, he resigned August 26, 1895 and Benjamin Goss was appointed August 2 7, 1895; Martin Van Benge 1895, he resigned and Charles Harris Sisson was appointed May 1, 1897. Circuit Judges, Northwestern Circuit Unknown 1831; Thomas Jefferson Pack 1843, he resigned and Riley Keys elected, vice Pack; Unknown 1845; Thomas B. Wolf 1847; Riley Keys 1849; Thomas Jefferson Pack 1851; Unknown 1853; Samuel McDaniel Taylor 1855 and 1857; Leroy Keys 1859; David Rowe 1867 and 1871; Joel Bryan Mayrs 1875; George Washington Clark 1879 and 1883; George Washington Benge 1887; Hiram Terrell I.andrum 1891 Thomas Mitchell Buffington 1895. Circuit Judges, Southern Circuit John Thorne 1841 and 1843; Unknown 1845; Aaron Hicks 1847; Moses Parris 1849; John Thorne 1851; Unknown 1853; Moses Alberty 1855 and 1857; James Mackey 1859; David Duval 1867; Samuel McDaniel Taylor 1871; John Shepherd Vann 1875, he died May 22, 1876 and Levi Toney was appointed, he died and Robert Taylor Hanks was appointed on May 3, 1876 and was elected August 5, 1878; John Brewer 1879; Joseph Martin Lynch 1883; W. H. Shomake 1887; William Henry Barker 1891 William McLain in...

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