Friday, September 03, 2010

They Were Just Men.

These men were just like the rest of us the big different was they held jobs of power. When they would pass their obituaries would state all their political accomplishments and say little on their personal lives. My interest is in their more personal information, like who was his father & mother and what about his brothers & sisters, and who was his wife and what was their children names.

I know some of this information can be easily found on the internet, while other information is harder to find. My interest is to help the ancestors of these men who know little or nothing about these family members.

Felix Grundy McConnell.

General McConnell was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on the 5th day of April, A. D. 1809. He removed with his father to Fayetteville, in that State, in 1811, and there continued to reside until 1834, when he located in Talladega, Alabama. In 1838 he was chosen a member of the popular branch of the Legislature of Alabama. In the year following he was elected to the Senate, in which body he continued to be an active and efficient member until his elevation in 1843, to a Seat in the Congress of’ the United States.

While in Washington McConnell became notorious as a boisterous drinker and spendthrift, and towards the end of his second term his lifestyle had taken its toll. Two days before his death he met with President Polk at the White House and borrowed $100 from him, part of which he used to pay his bar tab at the St. Charles Hotel, where he was staying. On September 10, 1846, he locked himself in his room and committed suicide. While locked in his room he had a moment of insanity, he fell an unconscious victim to blows inflicted by his own hand.


Expired at his lodgings in this city at about the hour of two o’clock yesterday evening, after a distressing illness of some ten days, at the age of sixty years. Mr. UPHAM was a native of the town of Leicester, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, whence he removed at a early age to the State of Vermont. Mr. Upham, died at the Irving Hotel after suffering from smallpox.

His birth was Aug. 5, 1792, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. His death came on Jan. 14, 1853, at Washington in the District of Columbia, his Burial was at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia.

His father was Capt Samuel Upham and his mother was Patty Livermore. He married Sarah Keyes, in 1814, they had five children one would die soon after birth, they were; William Keyes Upham, Charles Carrol Upham, Sarah Sumner Upham and Mary Annette Upham

Alexander Hamilton Buell.

He had hastened back from his distant home by night, through an inclement storm, to assure his wife of the recovery of a child whom he had visited there. The disease ( erysipelas ) which was to become mortal attended him to his chamber. He died yesterday morning; and although he had attained the ripe age of fifty-one years, yet he died without having encountered an ebb of fortune or of public favor.

He was born on Jul. 14, 1801, and his death came on Jan. 29, 1853, his Burial was at Episcopal Cemetery, Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York. His father was Roswell Buell and mother was Sarah Griswold, His wife was Harriet E. Gruman, their marriage was on 09 NOV 1840, Clinton, New York. Their children were; Harriet Louisa Buell, Alexander Clark Buell, William Roswell Buell and Harriet Ellen Buell.


Mr. Speaker: Alexander Barrow, later Senator from the State of Louisiana, is now no more. A native of the State of Tennessee, horn within a few miles of the city of Nashville. He received his education and discipline at the Military Academy at West Point. In 1840, then not forty years of age, he was elected to a full term in the Senate of the United States. He was taken suddenly ill on Friday evening, while on a visit to Baltimore. His disease had been so violent in its course that many of his friends scarcely knew of his illness. I had the melancholy satisfaction of being with him a few hours before he died. When I pressed his cold hand for the last time, he returned that grasp with a strength which even disease seemed scarcely to have weakened, and, in a voice of more than usual firmness said, “I shall never see Louisiana more.”

His birth was on Mar. 27, 1801, and his death came on Dec. 29, 1846, his Burial was at Afton Villa Baptist Church Cemetery, Saint Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. His father was Wylie OR Willie Barrow and his mother was Jane Greer. His wife was Mary Ann Barrow, they were married on 25 NOV 1824 West Feliciana, Louisiana. Their children were; Alexander Barrow Jr., Willie Macajah Barrow and Jane Barrow.

Chester Pierce Butler.

He died on his return from the labors of Congress. He reached Philadelphia. on Tuesday, the 1st day of October, and was there seized with a complaint so violent that he survived the attack only till the Saturday following. He born in Wilkesbarre, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, in March, 1798, he was the grandson of Colonel Zebulon Butler, who commanded the American troops at the time of the terrible calamity distinguished in our national history as the “Massacre of Wyoming.”

He graduated at Princeton College in 1817, and then read law in the Litchfield School, and subsequently under Judge Mallory, a distinguished jurist of Pennsylvania, and was admitted to practice in 1820.

He was born on Mar. 21, 1798, death came to him on Oct. 5, 1850. His Burial was at
Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia. His father was Lord Butler and his mother was Mary Pierce. He had nine brother and sisters who were; Louisa Butler, Pierce Butler, Houghton Seymore Butler, . Sylvania Pierce Butler, John Lord Butler, Ruth Ann Butler, Zebulon Butler, Lord Nelson Butler
And Phebe Haight Butler. Although he was married and had children, I could find no record of them.


He died at Fort Wayne, Indiana, on the 19th of November last, of erysipelas, after an illness of only three days. He was born at Ellisburg, Jefferson county1 New York, on the 2d of June, 1810. In 1825 he removed with his father to Portage county, in the State of Ohio, where he remained until 1833, when his attention was called to the rich agricultural lands in northwestern Ohio, and he removed to Sandusky county, where he purchased himself a farm, and cleared it mostly with mostly his own hands, on which he resided at the time of his death.

It has been two years since he buried his wife, who also died of erysipelas, leaving him in the sole care of four small children. He was devoted to them, and had taken two young daughters to Fort Wayne to school, when he was taken ill there. They were present to close hi eyes in death, and on the following day returned with his lifeless body to their orphan home, and saw the grave close upon it forever.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1810, death came to him on Nov. 19, 1850, his Burial was at Congressional Cemetery , Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia.
Although he had a wife and children, I could find no record of their names


He died in the city of New Orleans in October last. He was born in 1803, in the borough of Norfolk, in the State of Virginia. His father removed with his family, while John was but eleven years of age, to the parish of Rapides, in the State of Louisiana. His death, a few years after, threw upon his son at an early age the cares and responsibilities of a family, and his affection of a family, and his affection and devotion to their welfare is often spoken of by those who knew him at the time. Subsequently he removed to the parish of Ouachita, where he read law for a time with his early friend, General DOWNS, (now one of the Senators from Louisiana.) He soon give up the reading of law, and located himself in the parish of Avoyelles, where he followed diligently and successfully the happy life of a cotton planter.

His sterling integrity and great information upon all political subjects soon attracted the attention of his fellow citizens and he was often solicited to become their representative, but the growing demands of a large family and his fondness for rural life induced him to decline. It was not until seven or eight years ago that he consented to become a candidate for the State Senate, to which place he was elected. After two years service in that body, he was elected to the Twenty-ninth Congress, and continued uninterruptedly to represent his district up to the period of his death.

He was born on Jan. 15, 1803, death came for him on Oct. 21, 1850, his Burial: Moreau Plantation Cemetery, Torras, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, His wife was Rachel Stampley SELSER, their marriage took place on 4 Feb 1833, at Avoyelles Par, La. They had at lest one child who was; Augustus Daverzac HARMONSON.


He departed this life at his lodgings in this city about five o’clock yesterday afternoon, surrounded by an affectionate family. Death usually gives warning of his approach; but in this case there was a fearful suddenness in the summons from the active and busy scenes of life to the silence of the tomb.

He was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, in the year 1813, and received his education at Nassau Hall, Princeton, New Jersey. In 1843 he was elected to the Senate, which office he held until the annexation of Texas to the Union. His services to Texas were not in a civil capacity alone. During several campaigns he bore his full share in the struggles of his adopted country for liberty, and participated in several battles, in one of which he received an honorable wound in the face. He was a Major in the local militia he fought in the Cherokee War and was seriously wounded at the Battle of Neches (July 1839), from which he never fully recovered.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1813, death came for him on Jan. 31, 1851, his Burial was at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas. His father was Abraham Kaufman, his mother was Mary Spangler. He married Jane Baxter Richardson, on 21 Apr 1841.


Mr. MORRIS, of Ohio, rose and said:

Mr. SPEAKER: It becomes my painful duty to announce to this House the death of another of its members elect. Yes, sir, it is but too true that General THOMAS L. HAMER, Ohio’s favorite son, is dead. He departed this life at Monterey on the 2d day of December, 1846.

He was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Clermont county, Ohio, when he was a young man, (or rather a lad,) without money, without riends ,and with no more than a common English education. His first business effort was teaching a common school; next he became a student at law. He was admitted to the bar in 1821, and the same year he settled in Georgetown, Brown county, Ohio, which he made his permanent residence. He was elected to Congress in 1832, and continued a member for six years. He then declined a reelection, and devoted himself to business as a lawyer until 1846. In October of 1846, was elected to a seat in the House of Representatives.

When our soil had been invaded by Mexico, and when the people were called upon to sustain the rights and honor of the nation by arms, General HAMER was amongst the first who crowded forward. He volunteered as a private, and as such entered camp Washington; he was there elected Major of the first Ohio regiment, and was soon after appointed a Brigadier General by the President, and this last promotion was, on his part, as I have been told, unsolicited.

He was born in Jul., 1800, death came in Dec. 2, 1846, his Burial was at Old Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio.


He died at his lodgings in this city on Friday last. The sudden and startling announcement of his death preceded the intelligence of danger. On the morning of that day he was in his usual health, and met his friends with his accustomed cheerfulness and cordiality. At noon he submitted to a surgical operation, to which, with Undoubting confidence, he had looked for relief from an infirmity under which ha had labored. His physical energies were not equal to his fortitude and courage. His system sank under the unabated anguish which followed, and at twenty minutes before eight o’clock in the evening, in the full possession of his mind, he breathed his last. Scarcely had the friends that were with him anticipated danger, when his pure spirit took its flight. He was born at Saco, in the county of York, Maine, January 30, 1797.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1797, death came for him on Dec. 24, 1847, his Burial was at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, York County, Maine. His father was ICHABOD FAIRFIELD and his mother was SARAH NASON, he married Anna Paine Thornton, on 05 SEPT. 1825, of, Saco, York, Maine.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Four Senators.

It was the custom when a Senator passed away a obituary address was given by a close friend or a colleague. Theses address were later printed in the ( Congressional Globe. ) These address are still given to this day. These address ( Speeches ), can be very long, as they tell of the accomplishments of the deceased. My interest is not in his accomplishments this kind of information can readily be found on the web. My interest is in his more personal information that may not be so easily found on the web.

On this page you will find four Senators with some of their personal information, I hope you will find some little known facts about these men.

Andrew Pickens Butler .

Birth: Nov. 18, 1796.
Death: May 25, 1857.
Burial: Big Creek Butler Churchyard, Edgefield, Edgefield County South Carolina.
First Wife: Susan Ann Simpkins
Marriage December 5, 1829.
Second Wife: Rebecca Harriet Hayne
Marriage: April 25, 1832.
Brother: William Butler born, 01 FEB 1790 Edgefield, Edgefield, South Carolina.
Death: 25 Sep 1850, Fort Gibson, , Arkansas.
Wife: Jane Tweedy PERRY
Marriage: 15 Dec 1819, Grace Church, Brooklyn New York.

The Congressional Globe, 1857.


Mr. EVANS. Mr. President, when I entered this Hall, on the first day of this session, and looked around for the familiar faces of those from whom I had parted at the close of the last, I was painfully impressed with the uncertainty of human life, and the vanity of all human hopes and expectations.

Little did I imagine, when I parted from my friend and colleague, that in the short space of two months he would be numbered with the dead; or that I, who was ten years older than himself, should stand here to-day to announce the melancholy event.

My deceased friend and colleague, the late ANDREW P. BUTLER, Was born in Edgefield district, in the State of South Carolina, on the 18th day of November, 1796, and was, at the time of his death, on the 5th of May last, in his sixty-first year.

His family came from Virginia, and settled in South Carolina before the Revolution. Few families have been more distinguished in the annals of the State, or suffered more in the service of the country. General William Butler, the father of Judge BUTLER, served with distinction, as a captain, in the troops of the State, and in that bloody conflict and war of extermination waged between Whig and Tory toward the close of the Revolution, the history of which, with all its bloody incidents, has never been written. He was subsequently a major general of militia, and a member Congress from 1801 to 1814. He left a large family, of which my deceased colleague was the last survivor.

James Bell.

Birth: Nov. 13, 1804.
Death: May 26, 1857.
Burial: Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
Brother & Sisters: Samuel Dana Bell, John J. Bell, Mary Ann Bell and Luther V. Bell.
First wife: Wife: Mary Giles
Second wife: Judith Almira UPHAM
Marriage: 29 JUN 1830 Francestown, Hillsboro, New Hampshire.

The Congressional Globe.


Mr. HALE. Mr. President, it is my duty, in obedience to a long-established, and, in my judgment, peculiarly appropriate custom of the Senate, to announce to the body the decease of my late colleague, Hon. JAMES BELL, which occurred at his residence in Gilford, New Hampshire, on the 26th of May last.

Mr. BELL was the son of the late Samuel Bell, our State, who, for a time, was one of the justices of our highest judicial court; subsequently, for several years, Governor of the State, and for twelve years a member of this body. My late colleague was born its Francestown, in the county of Hillsborough, on the 13th of November, 1804; entering college, at Phillips’s Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts; and in September, 1819, before he had completed his fifteenth year, he entered the sophomore class in Bowdoin College. He was graduated in 1822, and immediately commenced the study of the law with his brother.

James Lockhart.

Birth: Feb. 13, 1806
Death: Sept. 7, 1857.
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
Wife: Sarah C. NEGLEY.
Marriage: 01 SEP 1835, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana.

The Congressional Globe, 1857.

Mr. BRIGHT. Mr. President, my late colleague, the Hon. JAMES LOCKHART, departed this life, after a long and painful illness, at his home in Evansville, Indiana, on the 7th of September last. Though wasted by disease, he retained his mental faculties unimpaired till the last, and spoke words of peace and comfort to those surrounding his bedside.

JAMES LOCKHART was horn on the 13th day of February, 1806. in Auburn, Cayuga county, New York he ran a small wool mill in Ithaca before moving to Indiana in 1832.
He emigrated to the West in 1832, and located in Evansville, Indiana, where he commenced the practice of the law in 1834.

John Gallagher Montgomery.

Birth: Jun. 27, 1805, Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Apr. 24, 1857, Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania.
Burial: Episcopal Cemetery, Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania.

The Congressional Globe, 1857.


Mr. MONTGOMERY died at his residence, in Danville, in the county of Montour, Pennsylvania, on the 23, of April last, in the fifty-second year of his age. He was one of the victims of that singular and destructive epidemic which appeared at the National Hotel during the months of February and March last. He had left his home, in full health and with a cheerful spirit, to Witness the consummation of his most cherished political desires in the, inauguration of a President to whose promotion he had devoted his most ardent efforts. But the fatal epidemic soon drove him from the scene of his enjoyment, and he returned to his home, depressed in mind and afflicted in body, where he endured an incessant agony, only terminated by death.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Senator Nathan Smith, 1770-1835.

Nathan Smith.

Birth: Jan. 8, 1770.
Death: Dec. 6, 1835.
Burial: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County Connecticut.

US Senator. Elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to represent Connecticut in the US Senate, he served from 1833 until his death. Born in Woodbury, Connecticut, he was admitted to the bar in 1792 and settled as a lawyer in New Haven. In 1817 he was appointed prosecuting attoney for New Haven County and kept that position for the rest of his life, while also serving as a delegate to the 1818 State Constitutional Convention, as an unsuccessful candidate for State Governor (1825), and two years (1828 to 1829) as US Attorney for Connecticut. Smith's interest in politics came late in his career and he was 63 when he took his seat in the US Senate, one of the oldest serving members of that body. This marked his only time in elected office. He died in Washington, DC, and John Milton Niles was elected to complete his term. There is a cenotaph for him at Congressional Cemetery. He was the brother of US Congressman Nathaniel Smith and uncle of US Senator Truman Smith.

Congressional Globe, 1835.
Mr. TOMLINSON rose and said: Mr. PRESIDENT it has become my painful duty to announce to the Senate the death of the Hon. NATHAN SMITH, late a Senator from the
State of Connecticut.

Arriving in this city apparently in the full possession of all his powers, my colleague and friend interchanged the kind salutations appropriate to the occasion with the cordiality and frankness and vivacity which characterize his social intercourse, and secured the attachment and confidence of those with whom he was intimately associated. He retired to rest on Saturday evening, as far as was observed, in the enjoyment, his accustomed health and spirits. Feeling indisposed, he rose from his bed, and obtained the advice of a medical friend, who subsequently left his apartment without the slightest apprehension of a fatal result. In a short time his altered appearance caused alarm, and his friend was again called. On his return, the heart had cease to beat, and he expired in his chair on Sunday morning, about half past one o’clock, without a struggle or a groan. The funeral was held on December 7, 1835, at twelve o’clock, members of the senate and the House of Representatives were in attendance.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Indian Interpreters Of The United States.

All these men were interpreters for the United States. The information here will be in the form of short notes. However some of these names will have added information on them. If you see a name of interest you can request a look up, my address can be found in my profile. The date beside the information is not the date of their service, but the yare their petition was before Congress.

1805, Thomas Finn, was one of the interpreters and guides employed to accompany Colonel Harding and Major Trueman in bearing messages of peace.

1778, James Deane.

1791, A petition of John Nicholson was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services rendered to the United States, during the late war, as an Indian interpreter and guide.

1811, A petition of William Wells, of the Indiana Territory, praying compensation for services as an assistant Indian Agent for the Northwestern tribes, and as Indian Interpreter at Fort Wayne.

1776, That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be paid the Indian interpreter [Thomas Folmer] for his services, and to defray his expenses.

1827, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making compensation to Michael Brouillet, late Indian Interpreter in the service of the United States, for the loss of a horse in the battle of Tippecanoe.

1827, That the same committee inquire into the expediency of making compensation to John Baptiste Laplante, late an Indian Interpreter in the service of the United States, for the loss of a horse whilst in said service.

1825, The petition of Anthony Shane, praying a pension, in consideration of services rendered as an Indian interpreter, during the late war.

1850, Charles A. Grignon, praying compensation for his services as an Indian interpreter.

1837, George Johnston praying compensation for his services as Indian interpreter

1776, To Benjamin Armitage, for boarding and lodging Thomas Folmer, the Indian interpreter, twenty days, the sum of £4 12 1=12 25/90 dollars.

1818, a petition of Jasper Parrish, praying for a grant of land, lying in the state of Ohio, in consideration of services rendered as an Indian interpreter.

1800, The petition of John Pitchlyn, by his attorney Anthony Foster, praying compensation as an interpreter to the Choctaw nation of Indians.

1791, A petition of John Nicholson was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services rendered to the United States, during the late war, as an Indian interpreter and guide.

1790, That there be paid out of the public Treasury unto Jehoakim M'Toksin one hundred and twenty dollars, in full compensation for his services as an interpreter and guide in the expedition commanded by Major General Sullivan, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine.

1826, A petition of Michael Brouillet, late Interpreter in the employ of the United States at Fort Harrison, in the State of Indiana.

1776, That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be paid the Indian interpreter [Thomas Folmer] for his services, and to defray his expences.

1813, a petition of William P. Bryan, attorney in fact for John Rice Jones, praying compensation for services rendered, and expenses incurred, by Mr. Jones, whilst interpreter to the Board of Land Commissioners in the Indiana Territory.

1814, CHAP. LXXXVI.—.An Act for the relief of John .Pitchlyn.

Be it enacted, &c., That the proper accounting officers of the department of war be, and they are hereby authorized and required, to settle and adjust the account of John Pitchlyn, late an interpreter for the Choctaw Indians, and to allow him a reasonable compensation for his services from the first of February, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, until the third of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, the amount whereof shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, April 18, 1814.

1854, To the said Indians residing in the State of Indiana, for time employed and money expended in assisting to make this treaty, which maybe paid to James T. Miller, their C, and Pyn-yi-oh-te-mah, or to either of them, to be divided amana said Indians according to justice and equity.

1776, That the sum of fifty dollars be paid to Isaac Stille, the Interpreter.

1818, the petition of John Rice Jones, of the territory of Missouri, praying compensation for services rendered, as interpreter and translator to the board of commissioners

1827, Michael Brouillet, late Indian Interpreter in the service of the United States, for the loss of a horse in the battle of Tippecanoe.

1825, The petition of Anthony Shane, praying a pension, in consideration of services rendered as an Indian interpreter, during the late war.

1838, A memorial of O-poth-le-yo-ho-la, a chief of the Creek Indians, praying indemnity for the loss of a negro man, obtained from him by Captain Lane, of the United States army, for the purpose of acting as an interpreter, and not returned agreeably to contract.

1850, Charles A. Grignon, praying compensation for his services as an Indian interpreter.

1837, the petition of George Johnston praying compensation for his services as Indian interpreter.

1845, The petition of P. Prescott, interpreter for the Indian agency at St. Peter's, praying an increase of compensation.

1854, The petition of John Shaw, praying compensation for services as interpreter at the trial in the circuit court of the United States, in the Territory of Michigan, in 1828, of certain Winnebago Indians who were indicted for murder.

1797, Richard Bailey interpreter for the Creeks Indians.

1797, Timothy Barnard interpreter to the Creek Indians at treaty of Coleraine.

1797, Langly Bryant, interpreter to the Creek Indians at treaty of Coleraine,

1797, James Burgess interpreter to the Creek Indians at treaty of Coleraine.

1793, Arthur Coody, interpreter at treaty of Hopewell, &c.

1792, James Carey appointed interpreter, in 1792.

1796, Alexander Cornell, interpreter to the Creeks at treaty of Coleraine, Georgia.

1787, James Doureauzeau interpreter to the Creeks.

1796, William Gray, a deputy from, and interpreter to, "Seven Nations of Canada," at treaty of N. York, in 1796.

1795, Interpreters to the Indians at the treaty of Greenville, in 1795, viz. Isaac Zane, and Abraham Williams, to the Wyandots; Robert Wilson, to the Delawares; Jacques Lasselle, and Christopher Miller, to the Shawanese; Messieurs Sans Crainte and Morin, to the Ottawas, Chippewas, and Pattawatamies; and William Wells, to the Miamies and Eel rivers, Weas and Piankeshaws, Kickapoos and Kaskaskias.

1796, Philip Scott Interpreter on the part of Georgia, at the treaty with the Creeks at Coleraine, in 1796.

1814, George Levett Interpreters at conference with the Creeks in 1814.

1826, A petition of John B. Flemmand, of the State of Ohio, praying compensation for services rendered at various times as interpreter at conferences, negotiations, and treaties, with different tribes of Indians, and as a spy and guide in the military service, in the years 1812 and 1813.

1850, The petition of Ambrose T. Hatch, praying compensation for his services as a quartermaster and interpreter in the Sioux war of 1832.

1819, A petition of David Berry, praying for a grant of land, as an additional compensation for his services as an interpreter of the Choctaw Indian language, for upwards of twelve years.

1826, Henry M. Breckenridge, of Florida, for services rendered in the office of Alcade and Interpreter, in 1821 and 1822, at Pensacola, in the Territory of Florida.

1818, A petition of Jasper Parrish, praying for a grant of land, lying in the state of Ohio, in consideration of services rendered as an Indian interpreter.

1848, Toney Proctor, a free colored man, for services as an interpreter to the Seminole Indians in 1823 and 1824

1874, The claim of Elizabeth J. Woods, widow of William Woods, deceased, for payment for services of her husband as interpreter in the treaty with, and removal of, the Cherokees in 1837 and 1838.

1855, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of Scott Campbell, a Sioux interpreter,

1844, A memorial of the children and heirs of Joseph Gerard, deceased, praying compensation for services rendered by the said Gerard in communicating with Indian tribes, in the year 1792, on the part of the Government, as a guide and interpreter.

1854, The petition of Charles H. Grignon, for compensation for services as interpreter to the United States sub-agent for the Menomonie Indians.

1846, A petition of P. Prescott, interpreter for the United States at the Indian agency at Saint Peter's, in the Territory of lowa, praying for an increase of compensation.

1816, A petition of Peter Snyder, praying for a grant of the land on which he resides, in consideration of services rendered as interpreter at several conferences with the Indians, at which treaties were effected, and for other services rendered to the United States, in their intercourse with the Indian tribes.

1869, The petition of Jacob L. W. Doxtater, praying compensation for services as interpreter for the Oneida tribe of Indians.

1844, A petition of James Rankin, of the State of Ohio, for compensation for services rendered as an interpreter to the Wyandot Indians on the part of the United States.

1830, Private Land Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting six hundred and forty acres of the unappropriated lands, lying in the State of Alabama, to George Mayfield, in consideration of his services as an interpreter, in the late war with the Creek Indians.

1779, Job Chilloway, a faithful Indian of the Delaware Tribe, was at the request of that Nation on his way to them from the Susquehannah, where he resided, in order to act as an Interpreter (for which he was well qualified); and being at Fort Pitt caught the Small Pox of which he died. His Mother also died there of the same disease. His wife (who was at the time of her husband's death lying in) on heating thereof lost her senses and was sent by Col Morgan to her relations at Coshacking, where She now is entirely out of her reason. The child of which She was then delivered caught the small pox and died.

That Job Chilloway left issue five children:

One Girl of 12 years of age, one Boy of 11, one Boy of 8, one Boy of 6, who are now at Carlisle, totally destitute of all support.

That as Chilloway was well settled on the Susquehanna, and left his farm to serve the United States to whom he was ever a firm and steady friend, and as the catastrophe happened to him and his family while he was in their service, and would in all probability have been avoided had he remained at home, it will not only be pleasing to the friendly Indians of the Delaware Nation, but a piece of justice due the Children, that provision be made at Continental expence for their support and education. Wherefore the Board beg leave to report:

That until the farther order of Congress, Colonel Geo: Morgan, Agent for Indian Affairs in the Western Department, be authorized and directed to take proper measures for the maintainance and education of Job Chilloway's Children. That the Board of War give the necessary orders on the Clothier General for a supply of clothing for those Children, and that Colonel Morgan's accounts of expenditures from time to time for their support and education be settled and paid by the Treasury Board.