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CHEROKEE SILER AND CHAPMAN ROLLS, MURRAY COUNTY, 1851-1952Payments to Cherokees Under the New Echota Treaty of 1835

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, in 1851, instructed David Siler to create a roll that would be used as the basis for distributing money due to them under the treaty of 1835. The Siler Roll is arranged by county and state and only the portion for Murray County is being displayed here.

The Chapman Roll of Eastern Cherokees, was prepared in 1852. It is a roll documenting the payments made by Alfred Chapman to eligible Cherokee recipients.

Note 1: These rolls were not a census, but only listings of Cherokees due payments from the federal government.

Note 2: These two rolls were taken nearly 15 years after the last of the Cherokees had been forced from Georgia. These were still living in Murray County.

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