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Parties leaving under their own supervision

Thornton Starr State Papers



LVE Arrive Born Deaths Desertions Accessions ARR
Hair Conrad Aug 23, 1838 729 654 9 57 24 14 Jan 17, 1839
Elijah Hicks Sep 1, 1838 858 744 5 54 Jan 4, 1839
Jesse Bushyhead Sep 3, 1838 950 898 6 38 148 171 Feb 27, 1839
John Benge Sep 28, 1838 1200 1132 3 33 Jan 17, 1839
Situwakee Sep 7, 1838 1250 1033 5 71 Feb 2, 1839
Old Field Sep 24, 1838 983 921 19 57 10 6 Feb 23, 1839
Moses Daniel Sep 30, 1838 1035 924 6 48 Mar 2, 1839
Choowalooka Sep 14, 1838 1150 970 NA Mar 1839
James Brown Sep 10, 1838 850 717 3 34 Mar 5, 1839
George Hicks Sep 7, 1838 1118 1039 NA Mar 14, 1839
Richard Taylor Sep 20, 1838 1029 942 15 55 Mar 24, 1839
Peter Hildebrand Oct 23, 1838 1766 1311 NA Mar 24, 1839
John Drew Dec 5, 1838 231 219 NA Mar 18, 1839
TOTAL * 13149 11504 71 447 182 191



See below: *Does not include the 2800 that left in June, 1838. This would put the total displacement of Cherokee at about 15,949.

The first three detachments of Cherokee emigrations left by water in June, 1838. These were the groups that left under military supervision, before the Cherokee asked for and were granted permission to supervise their own migration.

Twenty-eight hundred Cherokee were divided into three detachments, each accompanied by a military office, a corps of assistants, and two physicians. The first group with about 800 in the party departed June 6, with the other two detachments starting after the fifteenth of June.

These three detachments traveled the water routes and are thought to have recorded a much higher rate of deaths and desertions.