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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Evidence of Cherokees in Georgia

Cherokee Indian Territories

The Cherokees in Georgia played a prominent part in the economy. They were farmers, and evidence of this is found throughout Hall, Gwinnett, Paulding, Jackson, Walton and Cobb Counties. Also, the evidence of many old trails still exist today. For example, the McIntosh trail near Brooks, Georgia in Fayette County. It is a paved road. One has to examine the landscape, searching for old mounds, creeks, etc.  In Paulding County there is the 12-Mile Creek, which is a stretch of land where families resided.  Arrows are found all along that creek. Some Cherokee families have been traced on Georgia Pioneers   Also available is the following:

Cherokee and Creek Indian Records

  • An alphabetical Miscellaneous database name listing of Ugeechees, Creeks, Cherokees and Choctaws found in early records in Georgia. Some of these notations came from the records of Indian traders, such as Mr. Hawkins.
  • 1812 Roster of Cherokees Who Served in War of 1812 Under Capt. John Brown
  • 1833 Creek Census (Lower Creeks)
  • 1833 Creek Census (Upper Creeks)
  • 1833 Cherokee Oaths Taken to Remain in Georgia.
  • 1835 New Echota Residents
  • 1835 Cherokee Census Roll (list of names).
  • 1835 Forsyth County Census of Cherokees.
  • 1920 Baker Rolls, List of Names
  • Chapman (Census) Rolls (1851) for the following counties....Chatham, Cobb, Cherokee, Cass, DeKalb, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Gordon, Forsyth, Walker, Murray and Union.
  • Colonial Indian Traders
  • Traced Cherokee Indians from Georgia

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