July 19, 1835. The Cherokee people were called to a meeting at Running Waters, Council Ground, Floyd County, Georgia for how they wanted their annual government annuity of $6,666.97 to be paid and to whom. Over 2,000 Cherokees voted.
JOHN ROSS spoke first, commenting on personal remarks made by the agent.
JOHN RIDGE then spoke stating his readiness to acknowledge J(John) Ross as his principal chief, then went on to question why Ross had sent home large bodies of his Indians and their chiefs who then were then,not present to vote.
MAJOR RIDGE, JOHN RIDGE and ARCHILLA SMITH supported a resolution made by SMITH that the money be divided equally amongst the people and the poor.
EDWARD GUNTER then offered another resolution that the money be paid to JOHN MARTIN, the treasurer of the Cherokee Nation as the Cherokee tribe had a great need for the money.
A delegation was then asked for and a general call of the vote from those Cherokees present was made and the election to take the vote on SMITH'S resolution was opened.Each Cherokee voting was given a number followed by the name of the voter, where he lived and whether his vote was Ayes or Noes.
Many voters were from Chattouga (probably Chattooga Old Town, then in Floyd County, Georgia, now in Chattooga Co, GA) located on the north side of the Chattooga River almost where it flows south into Alabama. Almost all of who resided in Chattouga voted Noes (no). Gunter's voting: (all from Chattouga)
No. 1,252 Edward Gunter voted Noes No. 1,270 Sam'l Gunter voted Noes No. 1,344 James Gunter voted Noes
There were other voters from Chatowga toward the end of the list of with the last voter: No. 2,273 JOHN ELIOT from Hightower voted Ayes.
Source: United States Senate Document 120, 25th Congress, Second Session from pages 396 to 447. ------------------- December 1835 the treaty was signed and immediately steps began by the government for the final removal of the Cherokees to Indian Territories. ------------------- I am looking for proofs of any Indian CASADA'S or any variants of the spellings of CASADA, particularly in GEORGIA 1750-1775, SC, NC (and including present TN), and KY of any tribe.
Does anyone know who these Casada's who voted were and where they went?