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Ketch Barnett and Harry Island

I am looking for information on Ketch Barnett and Harry Island during the Civil War. I see Harry Island is listed on the 1870 Loyal Creek Claims as a refugee. Was he hired by the US to interpret with the Creek Nation during this time?

I do not see Ketch Barnett on the 1870 Loyal Creek Claims. Do you know what he was doing during the Civil War? I know that he was a slave of Ben Marshall according to his grandson's (Alfred Barnett) interview.

I know that Reverend Ketch Barnett, Harry Island and Cow Tom went to D.C. to fight for the Creek "Freedmen" rights. Trying to determine their activity during the Civil War.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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