In the now digitized editions of “Answerin’ News”, an early portion of the Cherokee Agency Pass Book has been transcribed. This portion covers from July 1801 to October 28, 1804 at Southwest Point, now Kingston, Tennessee. If you wanted to travel through or trade in Cherokee Country, you had to obtain a pass. In these records are found a few Indian and Indian trader names, as follows:
- Wm. Green Wood (Indian)
- David Roe (Indian)
- Return Jonathan Meigs (Indian Agent)
- Timothy Meigs (Indian Agent’s son)
Given that Cherokees would not have needed to have a pass, these Indian men must have been from another tribe.
Hat tip to Martha for sending this information.