The Armstrong Rolls

The Armstrong Roll was created after the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek and contains reference to the Mississippi Chowtaws. Article 14 of this treaty states:

“Each Choctaw head of a family being desirous to remain and become a citizen of the States, shall be permitted to do so, by signifying his intention to the Agent within six months from the ratification of this Treaty.”

“He or she shall thereupon be entitled to a reservation of one section of six hundred and forty acres of land, to be bounded by sectional lines of survey; in like manner shall be entitled to one half that quantity for each unmarried child which is living with him over ten years of age; and a quarter section to such child as may be under 10 years of age, to adjoin the location of the parent.

If they reside upon said lands intending to become citizens of the States for five years after the ratification of this Treaty, in that case a grant in fee simple shall issue; said reservation shall include the present improvement of the head of the family, or a portion of it. Persons who claim under this article shall not lose the privilege of a Choctaw citizen, but if they ever remove are not to be entitled to any portion of the Choctaw annuity.”

The letters and correspondence surrounding the Armstrong Rolls includes extensive lists of all Choctaw claims allowed.

The Mississippi Choctaws who chose to relinquish the annuity allowed under the treaty and remain in Mississippi received the above land grants, provided they made improvements to the land. After 5 years, they were entitled to keep the portion with improvements and were granted citizenship in the United States. They retained dual citizenship in the Choctaw tribe, but were not entitled to any further annuities.

List of Armstrong
Arm IDName AscendingCultNumberOverUnderLocalityAcresRemarksDistrict
74A. Robinson, (white man)8611 white.] Head of Trim Cane, three miles from MayhewGood land.Laflore
869A. Robinson, (white man)861Good land.Mushulatubbe
290Abanoma, (son of the Captain.)411Near military road, close to Big Nance’sPoor land.Laflore
1085Abanoma, (son of the Captain.)411Poor land.Mushulatubbe
676Abauktoonah, (wid.)1614Sukenatcha.Poor land.Laflore
1471Abauktoonah, (wid.)1614.Poor land.Mushulatubbe
1743Achitona, (widow of Shikopokchaya.)1511Ittihommakikia creek, west side –Land good, and good water.Nitachacha
533Alex. Vaughn, jr811Military roadPoor land.Laflore
1328Alex. Vaughn, jr811Poor land.Mushulatubbe
1755Ashakeyo, (wid. of Achalimastabi.)2Oktakfalaya creek, east side...Nitachacha
123Calvin H. Howell (white man)10035 whites] Including Joseph Pitz and family. Mouth of Tibe or Tombecbe.640Good LandLaflore
918Calvin H. Howell (white man)1003640Good LandMushulatubbe
159Canama (comp.)821Oxnoxeby, near military roadLaflore
954Canama (comp.)821Oxnoxeby, near military roadMushulatubbe
2320Cap. Atoklabitashka14924Appillibok creek, south side160Land tolerable.Nitachacha
2281Cap. Tashiyahallatta20823Talmonle creek, west side640Good land.Nitachacha
83Capt. Adam Folsom201036Noshichia, near Chickasaw line640Poor land.Laflore
878Capt. Adam Folsom201036640Poor land.Mushulatubbe
1994Capt. Ahokletabe31Yakneachokma, (name place)Poor land.Nitachacha
510Capt. Anokchetah7924Near Aligator creek.Poor land.Laflore
1305Capt. Anokchetah7924.Poor land.Mushulatubbe
2328Capt. Asetahoma1014Chokatalbi creek.320Poor land.Nitachacha
585Capt. Atonimastubbe121743Petikfa480Land tolerable.Laflore
1380Capt. Atonimastubbe121743480Land tolerable.Mushulatubbe
429Capt. Benj’n James20832Tombeebe1,2Provided for in treaty with 2 sections.Laflore
1224Capt. Benj’n James208321,280Provided for in treaty with 2 sections.Mushulatubbe
1704Capt. Big Ax, (Six Town)5103Tallahoma creek, west side400Land good, and good water.Nitachacha
2127Capt. Bob21154Chaki creek, east side400Poor land, good water.Nitachacha
2291Capt. Chahtamitaha181Standing White480Tolerable good land.Nitachacha
2359Capt. Chatametaha4012334 slaves, Yazoo Valley480Laflore

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