Drennen Rolls

Drennen Rolls: First census of the new arrivals of 1839. This was the first enumeration of Indians after the Trail of Tears, many believe that this roll is a list of those who were on the Trail.  At this time no evidence has been found to prove that information.

The Drennen roll is a per-capita payment made to Cherokees living in the west who removed as a result and after the Treaty of 1835 Article 9.

The roll was prepared by John Drennen and contains the payee’s name, Cherokee district and then family group. We have been unable to determine what the numbers in the comment section represent, they were originally placed behind the persons name in the original records.

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12 thoughts on “Drennen Rolls”

  1. Looking for any information on my Grandmother and her family. Irene Totsie Watson, I dont know who her father was.

  2. There is an error in the Drennan Rolls for:
    6587 227 Henry Green Going Snake 8011
    The original document states Henry Drew NOT Henry Green

  3. Looking for Judge James “Jim’ Brown. Read he is #45 on Sequoia district. of Drennen
    roll. He was leader of attachment #9 Trail of Tears. This is my husband’s 3rd great Grandfather
    thank you

  4. Group 117 Skin Bayou district, Martha Stansell 3925;
    3925 is the application number of her daughter Elizabeth Tieaskie.

  5. Johnnie Mae Freeman

    looking for any history of Ezekiel Starr in the Canadian or Going Snake district.

    Thank you,
    Johnnie Mae Morris-Freeman

  6. The number 4943 after Lucy Downing in Going Snake District is the Eastern Cherokee Application number of her son John Beamer.

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