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Title This indenture made and entered into... between To yah won ah... of the one part and Joseph Caruthers of the other part... [manuscript]: Marshall County, Miss., 1836 May 4
Author Toyahwonah
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Printed form, filled in, May 4, 1836, in which Toyahwonah, a Chickasaw Indian woman, conveys two sections of land in Marshall County, Miss., that she was entitled to under the May 24, 1834, U.S. treaty with the Chickasaw Nation, to Joseph Caruthers for $1,800. Signed with Toyahwonah’s mark and witnessed by James Colbert and Erasmus McDowell, the deed is certified by Chickasaw chiefs James Colbert and Henry Love, and by Chickasaw Indian agent, Benjamin Reynolds. It is examined May 5, 1836 by William Carroll, and recorded June 8, 1836, by Marshall County probate court clerk W.H. Rowland.
Names Caruthers, Joseph; Colbert, James; McDowell, Erasmus; Love, Henry; Reynolds, Benjamin; Carroll, William; Rowland, W. H.
Places Marshall County, Mississippi, United States
Keywords indenture, land cession, land tenure, agent, landowner, law, treaty, money, financial transactions, property, deed
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information The "sum of one thousand six hundred dols." corrected in the text to read "one thousand eight hundred dols."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 899
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue