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Re: Cherokee Freedmen named Rider


Never will I put you on a *rejected* card. I was mistaken on Sarah Starr's card no. It's R1033. In the Index she is listed as 52 years old and her parents are Simp Beans and Caroline Rider. She would have been about six years old in 1855 and not likely one of your missing teenagers. I'll pull her application next time I'm at the Archives and see what she's got to say for herself.

Austin Rider is, I believe, the father of Thomas L. Rider. Check out Click on Rider or Starr surname and go from there.

I looked for clues to the missing teenagers in the Cherokee Freedman Index (Jo Ann Curls Page) by scanning for a female, sixty-ish, with parent(s) surnamed Rider, Starr, or Ratcliffe. If an entry made me go hmmmm, I noted that as well.
Application #, Name, Age, Parent(s):

1080 Mariah Ross 49 Lige & Lucy Rider
624 James Rider 54 George Ross & Lucy Rider
1488 Peggy Hicks 60 Robert Drew & Delila Ratliff

1183 Katie Kell 50 Lucy Rider
925 Easter Williams 50 Jack Ratclif & Sylvia Grimmett (Easter is also on R25)

R375 Emily Walker 60 Jack Ratcliff & Sylvia Grimmett

R1256 Sallie Carter 40 Willis Rider & Jennie Penn

R698 Eliza Ratcliff 60 Ned Whitson & Celila Ratcliffe

BTW, Thomas Lewis Rider was born 3 Apr 1814, Cherokee Nation, East (Tenn.) died 17 Aug 1863, in Bryan, I T, Choctaw Nation. He's interred at Fisher's Station, Bryan, Ok. He was married to Amelia Alberty and she died in 1872.

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