Act of Congress Roll

1854

1996 Jerry Wright Jordan

This small roll (only 88 names) of the Eastern Cherokees is seldom mentioned and often overlooked, yet it was one of the criteria that Guion Miller used in deciding the eligibility of applicants to the Guion Miller Roll of 1906-1910.  The introduction to the Roll on National Archives Microfilm Publication 7RA-06 states that the names contained in this roll were ommitted from the Siler Roll (1851) but had been included on the Mullay Roll of 1848. I know for a fact the names on the first page of this roll were not on the Mullay Roll.  The Cherokee ancestor of all the families on the first page (with the exception of Pickins E Willis) were descendants of "Old Joseph" Elliott, a half-blood Cherokee who accepted an individual reservation of 640 acs in Northeastern Alabama in the Treaty of 1817. Old Joseph (or his son Joseph Elliott, Jr.) also appeared on the Emigration Rolls of 1817 moving to the Western country at that time. He did not stay there long but returned to his reservation in AL where he raised a family.  The family names on this roll who descended from "Old Joseph" Elliott are: Elliott, Hilliam, Vaughn, Killingsworth, Johnson and Dukes. There are more surnames in this family after the Act of Congress Roll.

From the Introduction to Microfilm 7RA-06

"An Act of Congress of July 31, 1854 (10 Stat 333) authorized the addition of 88 individuals whose names were ommitted by Siler but who were included on the Roll prepared by Mullay. This "Act of Congress" Roll has been reproduced on Roll 12 of National Archives Microfilm Publication M685. A copy made from the publication has been reproduced herein."

SOURCE:  Rolls of the Eastern Cherokee; 1848-1852, National Archives Publication 7RA6, Target 3 - available from National Archives, Fort Worth, TX.

        ACT OF CONGRESS ROLL



        SUPPLEMENTAL ROLL

        TO THE

        SILER ROLL

        1854
Names of Eastern Cherokees added to Siler Roll by Act of Congress.

Appropriation of July 1854--opinion of Attorney General June 1857.

No.          Name (with comments)                         
Appropriation



5342    Pickins E. Willis [?]                                 $   54.70 



7028    Mahala Hilliam (daughter of Old Joseph), Alabama.        464.10

            James

            Winford

            Thomas

            Nancy



7029    Matilda Elliott (widow of James)                         278.46

            Orethea

            Mary J



7030    Caroline Johnson (daughter of Matilda Elliott), Alabama  371.28

            Mary

            Tobitha

            Sarah H



7031    Mary Vaughn (daughter of Old Joseph)                     371.28

            Martha

            Mary I  

            David 



7032    Josiah E. Vaughn (son of Mary Vaughn)                     92.82



7033    Geo. Elliott (son of Old Joseph), Alabama                 92.82



7661    William Killingsworth,                                    92.82



7662    David Elliott (son of Old Joseph)                        649.74

            Martha A.

            Catharine

            John

            Richard

            Joseph

            Thomas



7663    Nancy Elliott (widow of Josiah, son of Old Joseph)       371.20

            David

            Louisa

            Josiah



7664    Matilda Dukes                                            278.46

            William

            Mahala



7672    Mathew Killingsworth, (widower)                          371.28

            Henry

            Martha

            Mary



7673    Mahala Killingsworth (daughter of Mathew Killingsworth)   92.82





VOLUME--INDIAN APPROPRIATIONS--No. 11.   Pages 143-144.



Name                    Rel.    Age     Residence              Amt. Rec'd



Isabella Hicks                  35      Gordon Co., GA          $ 92.82

Mildred Hicks           d        7         "    "    "            92.82

Joe Hawkins                     30      Cherokee Co., N.C.        92.82

Gy-ees-tuh [?]                  75      Valley River, N.C.        92.82

Quaitsy                         18         "     "     "          92.82

William Parrott                 16      Alabama.                  92.82

Ann Sourjohn                    43      Forsyth Co., Ga.          92.82

Martha Sourjohn         d       18      Tennessee.                92.82

Sally Wright                    35      Union Co., Ga.            92.82

 (or Sally Kell, wife of

   Andrew Kell and

   mother of Tooka [?]

   Kell or Mix Kell on

   Siler Roll)

Jefferson Blaylock              17 [?]  Harrison, Hamil-

                                        ton Co., Tenn             92.82

Joseph C. Davis                 28      Lumpkin Co., Ga.          92.82



Vileta Still                    16      Bledsoe Co., Tenn.        92.82

  (Or Vilenta Field,

    daughter of Sandell

    Still)



Jamima Thomas                   18      Cherokee Co., Ga.         92.82

   (daughter of Samuel

     Thomas)



Alfred Thomas                   16      Cherokee Co., Ga.         92.82

   (Son of Samuel Thomas)



Samuel Thomas,                  45      Cherokee Co., Ga.         92.82

Nancy    "              w       40         "      "    "

Allen    "              s       25         "      "    "

Aaron    "              s       12         "      "    "

Warner   "              s        8         "      "    "

Hiram    "              s        5         "      "    "

Nancy    "              d        2         "      "    "



Peggy Mocking-crow              36      Hamilton Co., Tenn.       92.82

William   "     "       s       14          "     "     "         92.82



Wm. K. Guerrineau [?]           46      Scottsboro, Ga.           92.82



Edmund Fallen                   42      Gilmore Co., Ga.          92.82

Jane     "              w       41         "        "   "         92.82

Nancy    "              d       15         "        "   "         92.82

Edmund   " Jr.          s       13         "        "   "         92.82

Jos. W.                 s       11         "        "   "         92.82

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Henry W. Fallen         s        9      Gilmore Co., Ga.          92.82

Susanna    "            d        6         "     "   "            92.82

Frelinghuyson [?]       s        3         "     "   "            92.82

Mary Jane Fallen        d        1         "     "   "            92.82



Sandell Still           H [?]   45      Bledsoe Co., Tenn.        92.82

Rhoda [?] "             d       13         "     "     "          92.82

Isiipi    "             d       11         "     "     "          92.82

Cussana   "             d        9         "     "     "          92.82

Riley     "             s        7         "     "     "          92.82

Martin    "             s        6         "     "     "          92.82

Allen     "             s        2         "     "     "          92.82

Andrew    "             s        1         "     "     "          92.82



Margaret Still          H [?]   21      Hamilton Co., Tenn.       92.82

Geo. Franklin Still     s        4          "     "     "         92.82

Cass Houston Still      s        3          "     "     "         92.82

Jos. W. Still           s     1-12          "     "     "         92.82



Mary Goen                       20      Bledsoe Co., Tenn.        92.82

 (daughter of Sandell

     Still)

Robert Goen,            s        2         "     "     "          92.82



John Fields                     18         "     "     "          92.82

   (son of Sandell Still

Lydia Jane Fields       d        1         "     "     "          92.82
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