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Re: R.N. and Sarah McGinty
Posted by: Rebecca Buss (ID *****4599) Date: December 19, 2007 at 20:25:51
In Reply to: Re: R.N. and Sarah McGinty by Annemarie Montera of 959

I have a document you want. It is the application of Margaret E Hill nee McGinty to the Dawes roll of Cherokee Indians # 13144. She is rejected, but there is alot of information in it. She is the Daughter of Robert McGinty and Nancy J Couch. It gives the names of her brothers and sisters, Charity died 1885, John died Sept 1889, Elizabeth died Aug 1851, Robert died Nov 1881, Jane married ? Mithchell died 1867, William J died June 1867, Lisa Ann married ? Storey died 1869, and Joseph died 1874. She names her grandparents as Johnathan McGinty and Deby McGinty and John Couch and Charity Couch. In 1851 she says her grandparents (McGinty's) were living in Mississippi and the Couches lived in Arkansas. She states that her mother was enrolled when she came with the Indians from Tennessee to Indian Territory. The family were put off the boat at Lewistown (now Morrilton) because of small pox. They settled there. Margaret was born 1850 there and in 1858 her mother died and her father died 1863. Charity apparantly raised her and taught her that she was Cherokee Indian. Charity Couch's mother was Betsy Powell nee Choat who was full blood Cherokee. It is an very interesting document. Hopefully, this will clear up some things for you. Rebecca

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