Joyce, many of the Seabolts were rejected for listing with the Eastern Cherokee because of the fact that the Special Indian Agent, C.L. Davis refused to enroll any off- reservation Cherokees in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.You have to understand that our German (Jewish) ancestors married into the Cherokee Tribe before the Revolutinary War or about the time of the war.Many of the Seabolts were also rejected by the earlier Hester Rolls for the same reason being that they did not live on Qualla Boundary, or were not closely associated with the Eastern Band. There is a lot of confussion about our Patriarch, Abraham Conrad John Seabolt.He used the name John a lot and Conrad but never used his first name and many of the children, grandchildren and nephews were named after him and this caused a lot of confussion.
All of his brother's (Adam Seabolt) family were caught up in the Indian Removal Act of 1835 and in 1838 were forced to go to the Indain Territory (Oklahoma).One of Henry,Sr. and Annie Crying Bear Seabolt's children died just before the group crossed the Tennessee River and is buried close to the Georgia/Tennessee line on this side of the river.I have the Indian Agent's record of this. Annie died later somewhere between here and Oklahoma in 1838.In the Walk of Honor leading up to the Cherokee Capitol in Talaquah, OK ther are 22 bricks with the surname Seabolt on them, starting with Henry Seabolt,Sr.
I am the Tribal Historical Preservation Officer for the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, P.O. Box 1993, Dahlonega, Georgia, State Recognized pursuant to O.C.G.A. 44-12-300. My Roll Number is EC00112.
I am also a Cherokee decended from the following Cherokee families: Helton, Owl, Turner, Cain, Free, Moose, Martin, Bird, Nix, Cantrell, and Grizzle.