Permelia Sixkiller 1842 Goingsnake District Claim
The United States Do:
To Permelia Six Killer formerly Permelia Whaley, removed to this country in Captain D. Colson’s Detachment, residing now in Going Snake District.
2 Negro Boys named Jasper and Wesley 700.00
8 head of hogs $24 – 1 spinning wheel $4 – 1 cow $10 – 1 bedstead $4 42.00
1 feather bed $12 – 1 trunk $4 – 1 woman’s ladle $12
1 pr cards $1 – 2 chairs $1.50 30.50
Permelia Six Killer formerly Permelia Whaley, being duly qualified says: In
1838 I lived at Island town, Chatoogee, at my father’s. Was married to Red Bird Six Killer the latter part of August or beginning of Sept. The Negros Jasper and Wesley were given to me by my mother in her lifetime. They were always considered mine. When I left my father’s he refused to let me have the Negros or the other property charged in the foregoing account. In conjunction with my sister Debora I employed Mr. John Beaver to get the Negros and our other things but he failed to do it. All the other facts in the case are the same as those stated in my sister’s affidavit.
Sworn to & subscribed before me
this 8th March 1842
David M. Foreman. Clerk Permelia Six Killer her X mark
Six Killer being duly qualified testifies in reference to the claims of Debora and Permelia Six Killer as follows: I lived about a mile from Mr. Samuel Whaley the father of Debora and Permelia. The mother was not living. It was generally understood that the Negros belonged to the children and that Elbert and Walter belonged to Debora and Jasper and Wesley to Permelia. Mr. Sam Whaley told me himself through an interpreter that the Negros had belonged to his late wife and that she in her lifetime had divided them among the children, and that the boys Elbert and Walter belonged to Debora and Jasper & Wesley to Permelia. I understood that the girls Debora & Permelia had property such as is described in the foregoing account, but of the minute particulars I cannot say.
Sworn to & subscribed
before me this 8th March 1842
David M. Foreman. Clerk Six Killer his X mark
1842 Going Snake District Claim # 14
Transcribed by Joe Scraper Jr April 2008