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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cherokees Return to their Silver Mines

Chief McIntosh
About 1914 a wagon trail of Indians appeared in several of the North Georgia Counties. They were there to collect hidden silver from old silver mines. This would be the children and grandchildren of those who were driven west to Oklahoma about 1833. The mines were scattered throughout Forsyth, Paulding, Lumpkin and White Counties. Another place where Cherokees buried silver was in creek beds and surrounding ditches.

Georgia Pioneers has collected the following records for genealogists:

Cherokee Roll - 1835 "Henderson Roll"
Cherokee Oaths of 1833; Cherokees Who Took The Oath to Remain Georgia
1835 New Echota Residents (Cherokees) Who Requested a Militia Unit to Keep Order Among the Cherokees
Baker Rolls 1924 - A -
Baker Rolls 1924 - B -
Baker Rolls 1924 - C -
Chapman Roll 1851 - Cass County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Chatham County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Cherokee County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Cobb County
Chapman Roll 1851 - DeKalb County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Forsyth County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Gilmer County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Gordon County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Gwinnett County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Lumpkin County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Murray County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Union County
Chapman Roll 1851 - Walker County
1835 Forsyth County Census
Cherokee Genealogies - Alphabetical by Surname - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ

Creek Census of 1833 - Lower Creeks
Creek Census of 1833 - Upper Creeks
Native Americans Database of Names (various tribes) - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ
Colonial Indian Traders

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